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"Joe Palooka": (newspaper strip reprints)


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Feature Funnies #7 is an issue of the series Feature Funnies (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1938.

Synopsis for "Joe Palooka"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Joe Palooka"

Featured Characters:

  • Joe Palooka

Supporting Characters:

  • Knobby Walsh

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: "Also a Problem for the Neighbors"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Bungle Family: "Also a Problem for the Neighbors"

Featured Characters:

  • Bungle Family

Synopsis for "The Coming of the Gallant Knight"

(reprinted from the British comic Wags)

Appearing in "The Coming of the Gallant Knight"

Featured Characters:

  • Sir Tyrone Neville of England, the Gallant Knight (First appearance)

Supporting Characters:


Antagonists:


Other Characters:


Locations:

Era:

Items:


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Synopsis for "Lala Palooza"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Lala Palooza"

Featured Characters:

  • Lala Palooza

Supporting Characters:

  • Vincent Palooza

Synopsis for The Clock Strikes!: "The Owl"

The Clock encounters his first masked opponent, Baldy Getzmore, dba the Owl, who for three months has terrorized the city with his daring and atrocious crimes. One night the Clock breaks into Getzmore's house, encounters Captain Kane and some police who are already there, and persuades the police to let him break into Getzmore's safe. The police go along with this, on the say-so of a masked man whose name they don't know. With the cops watching, the Clock cracks open the safe, and finds a bunch of incriminating loot, plus the Owl's distinctive head-mask. Baldy tries to run away; Captain Kane shoots him twice, in the legs.

Appearing in The Clock Strikes!: "The Owl"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Kane
    • squad of cops

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Synopsis for "Mickey Finn"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Mickey Finn"

Featured Characters:

  • Mickey Finn

Supporting Characters:

  • Uncle Phil

Synopsis for "Dixie Dugan"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Dixie Dugan"

Featured Characters:

  • Dixie Dugan

Synopsis for "Big Top: Episode 7"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Big Top: Episode 7"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for Hawks of the Seas: "Claw Carlos"

Reprints from the British comic Wags

Appearing in Hawks of the Seas: "Claw Carlos"

Featured Characters:

  • The Hawk

Antagonists:

  • tavern full of pirates
  • Claw Carlos
    • his pirate crew: Pietro, others
  • Morgan, slave trader

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Carlos' armed sloop
    • Carlos' dory

Synopsis for Ned Brant: "The Athletic Board"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in Ned Brant: "The Athletic Board"

Featured Characters:

  • Ned Brant

Synopsis for "Slim & Tubby: Episode 7"

(newspaper strip reprints)

Appearing in "Slim & Tubby: Episode 7"

Featured Characters:

  • Slim
  • Tubby

Synopsis for Clip Chance at Cliffside: "The Expulsion of Clip Chance"

Clip gets framed for a phony anonymous editorial in the school paper, and is kicked out of school. By sheer luck he learns that the perpetrator is his basketball teammate, Bart Sneerly. Clip beats a confession out of Bart, or at least convinces him that he's about to, and Bart rats himself out, in writing. Clip is reinstated and back on the basketball team.

Appearing in Clip Chance at Cliffside: "The Expulsion of Clip Chance"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Slim, roommate
  • Mary, girfriend (by telephone)
  • Chink, teammate
  • Buzz Barr, Coach & Athletic Director
  • Specs, chum
  • Cliffside Reds (basketball team)

Antagonists:

  • Bart Sneerly

Other Characters:

  • Dean Wilson
  • Mr. Poplick, soda shop proprietor

Locations:

  • Cliffside College

Notes

  • The Clock Strikes!
    • Actually we never even get to see Getzmore wearing his owly mask.
    • The 4th and 5th amendments to the U.S.Constitution seem to pretty much not exist in most golden age stories, and especially so in the comic books from Quality Comics. Baldy Getzmore getting arrested on the say-so of an anonymous masked safecracker is typical.
  • First issue for Gallant Knight by Vernon Henkel.

Trivia

  • 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 3 of his Bungle Family pages.
    • Modern 'Planes: "Navy Day" (Curtis SOC-1) scout seaplane 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 The Record (gag cartoons) by Ed Reed appears in three places in this issue.
    • Pirates Ahoy: "Captain Kidd is Done to Death" (text story)by Charles B. Driscoll
    • Puzzle Phun: "The Color Twins" by Don DeConn
    • Screen Snapshots: "Myrna Loy" by Bernard Baily
    • Strange As It Seems: "Mohammed" by John Hix (w/ portrait of Mohammed)
    • Strange As It Seems: "The Mother of Mother's Day" by John Hix
    • Strange As It Seems: "The Year of the Purple Curse" by John Hix (238 AD)
    • They're Still Talking: "...About the Most Amazing Heavyweight Fight of All Time" by Bob Zuppke & R.W. Depew
    • They're Still Talking: "...About the Three World's Records Jesse Owens Broke in One Day" by Bob Zuppke & R.W. Depew
    • Toddy by George Marcoux ("Toddy" and "Flossie" share their pages, much like "Jane Arden" and "Lena Pry".)


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