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"Joe Palooka": (newspaper strip reprints)


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The Clock

Feature Funnies #6 is an issue of the series Feature Funnies (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 1938.

Synopsis for "Joe Palooka"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Joe Palooka"

Featured Characters:

  • Joe Palooka

Supporting Characters:

  • Knobby Walsh

Synopsis for Ned Brant: "How Ned Stopped Coleraine"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Ned Brant: "How Ned Stopped Coleraine"

Featured Characters:

  • Ned Brant

Antagonists:

  • Coleraine

Synopsis for "Lala Palooza"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Lala Palooza"

Featured Characters:

  • Lala Palooza

Supporting Characters:

  • Vincent Palooza

Synopsis for Hawks of the Seas: "Captain Newton's Mutinous Crew"

Reprints from the British comic Wags

Appearing in Hawks of the Seas: "Captain Newton's Mutinous Crew"

Featured Characters:

  • The Hawk, as "the Doctor"
  • Fluth
  • Bogg (Behind the scenes)
  • Caleb (Behind the scenes)
  • Sagaua (Behind the scenes)
  • Pierre (Behind the scenes)
  • Burke (Behind the scenes)

Antagonists:

  • Newton's mutinous crew
  • Claw Carlos
    • his pirate crew: Pietro, others (Behind the scenes)
  • Morgan, slave trader
  • tavern full of notorious characters

Other Characters:

  • Spanish Princess
  • Captain Newton, of the Manzanillo
  • Innkeeper

Locations:

Items:

  • Inca Ruby (Mentioned only)

Vehicles:

  • Manzanillo, small sloop
    • Manzanillo's dory
  • Carlos' armed sloop

Synopsis for Slim & Tubby: "Episode 6"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Slim & Tubby: "Episode 6"

Featured Characters:

  • Slim
  • Tubby

Synopsis for The Clock Strikes!: "Clyde Hope, Jr. Kidnapped"

The Clock busts a brutal kidnap gang and rescues their hostage.

Appearing in The Clock Strikes!: "Clyde Hope, Jr. Kidnapped"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Mike "Slick" Sparra
  • Slim
  • Butch

Other Characters:

  • Clyde Hope, Jr.

Locations:

Synopsis for Big Top: "Episode 6"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Big Top: "Episode 6"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for "Jane Arden // Lena Pry"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Jane Arden // Lena Pry"

Featured Characters:

  • Jane Arden
  • Lena Pry (See Notes.)

Synopsis for Bungle Family: "Home Financing"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Bungle Family: "Home Financing"

Featured Characters:

  • Bungle Family

Synopsis for Jim Swift: "The Missing Sailors"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Jim Swift: "The Missing Sailors"

Featured Characters:

  • Jim Swift (Final appearance)

Synopsis for "Dixie Dugan"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Dixie Dugan"

Featured Characters:

  • Dixie Dugan

Synopsis for "Mickey Finn"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Mickey Finn"

Featured Characters:

  • Mickey Finn

Supporting Characters:

  • Uncle Phil

Notes

  • The Clock has a torture chamber in his sub-basement HQ, and in this issue he persuades a squealer to squeal by sticking him into an iron maiden.
  • The Clock's alter ego of "Snowy Winters" has already been established and used at least once before this issue.
  • Last issue for Jim Swift by Ed Cronin.

Trivia

  • Will Eisner signs his "Hawks of the Seas" strip as "Willis Rensie"
  • Also featured in this issue of Feature Comics were:
    • "Fisher's History of Boxing" by Ham Fisher, running across the top 1/5 of all 4 of his Joe Palooka pages.
    • Flossie by Al Zere ("Toddy" and "Flossie" share their pages, much like "Jane Arden" and "Lena Pry".)
    • Good Deed Dotty by J.P. McEvoy and J.H. Striebel, running across the top 1/5 of all 4 of their Dixie Dugan pages.
    • Lena Pry by Monte Barrett and Russell E. Ross, running in the bottom-left 1/4 of all 4 of their Jane Arden pages.
    • "Little Brother" by H.J. Tuthill, running across the top 1/5 of all 4 of his Bungle Family pages.
    • Modern 'Planes: "Private or Commercial" (Waco C-7) by Les Marshall
    • Nippie ("He's Often Wrong") by Lank Leonard, running across the top 1/5 of all 4 of his Mickey Finn pages.
    • Off Side by Jo Metzer
    • Off The Record (gag cartoons) by Ed Reed appears in three places in this issue.
    • Pirates Ahoy: "Captain Kidd, Who Never Was a Pirate" (text story) by Charles B. Driscoll
    • Puzzle Phun: "The Color Twins" by Don DeConn
    • Strange As It Seems: "David Glasgow Farragut" by John Hix
    • Strange As It Seems: "Professor of Poison" by John Hix
    • Strange As It Seems: "The Mountain of Rainbow Snow" by John Hix
    • Strange As It Seems: "The Toy War" by John Hix
    • They're Still Talking: "...About Gertrude Ederle's conquest of the English Channel" by Bob Zuppke & R.W. Depew
    • They're Still Talking: "...About Kilrain and Sullivan's Bare Knuckle Battle" by Bob Zuppke & R.W. Depew
    • Toddy by George Marcoux ("Toddy" and "Flossie" share their pages, much like "Jane Arden" and "Lena Pry".)
    • Tommy O'Toole by Ed Cronin


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