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"Sandra of the Secret Service: "The Gavonian Affair, Part 11 (of 13)"": The hooded figures are Count de Wex and his Loyal Secret Society; they demand to know what Sandra is up

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More Fun Comics #11 is an issue of the series More Fun Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1936.

Contents

Synopsis for Sandra of the Secret Service: "The Gavonian Affair, Part 11 (of 13)"

The hooded figures are Count de Wex and his Loyal Secret Society; they demand to know what Sandra is up to. Sandra explains why she is impersonating Princess Yonda, and they accept her story. For the time being, the Count advises Sandra to continue her impersonation, until the real Yonda can be found. Suddenly, Count Tauru and his men attack the hidden chamber, but while they are battering down the oak door, Count de Wex, Sandra, and their colleagues escape through a secret passage. They emerge from the tunnel on a quiet hillside near the palace, only to be stopped by a soldier, who orders them to halt "in the name of the real Princess Yonda.".

Appearing in Sandra of the Secret Service: "The Gavonian Affair, Part 11 (of 13)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Count de Wex
    • his Loyal Secret Society

Antagonists:

  • Count Tauru
    • his soldiers

Other Characters:

  • Yonda's Own Soldiers

Locations:

  • Gavonia
    • Black Tower
    • Hills Near the Palace


Synopsis for Spike Spalding: "Prince of Patrania, Part 9 (of 25)"

With Spike and Pincus held separately, Nikko tells Spike about their plan to throw Pincus overboard the next morning. Late that night, Pincus receives a mysterious, burly visitor.

The next morning, as Spike watches in horror, a bag said to contain Pincus is thrown overboard.

Appearing in Spike Spalding: "Prince of Patrania, Part 9 (of 25)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Pincus

Antagonists:

  • Alex (Final appearance)
  • Nikko

Other Characters:

  • Sailor (First appearance)

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Patranian Yacht

Synopsis for Woozy Watts: "Island Adventure, Part 1"

Woozy is marooned on an island with only a boat, a coat, and a hat. Searching for food, he encounters a pair of birds, and then finds a note. The note is from someone needing rescue, and who has left a trail of torn bits of red cloth for Woozy to follow.

Appearing in Woozy Watts: "Island Adventure, Part 1"

Featured Characters:

Locations:

  • Desert island

Synopsis for Jack Woods: "Pancho Villa, Part 8 (of 14)"

Jack battles Pancho Villa on the edge of a precipice, while Villa's men close in on them. One of Villa's men interferes in the fight and lassos Jack, but Villa, angry at the perceived slight to his manhood, throws the bandit over the edge. With Jack, Dolores, and her father in Villa's hands, Jack lashes out and strikes Villa.

Appearing in Jack Woods: "Pancho Villa, Part 8 (of 14)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Locations:

Synopsis for Ivanhoe: "Episode 10 (of 26)"


Appearing in Ivanhoe: "Episode 10 (of 26)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Isaac of York

Locations:

Synopsis for Don Drake on the Planet Saro: "A Chance For Life"

Krenon's revolution in Zetrura is successful, and after a mock trial in the town square, Don and Betty and Queen Zira are sentenced to death. However, news comes of a new monster attacking the city, and Don is offered his freedom, and the return of his ray gun, if he can defeat the new monster.

Appearing in Don Drake on the Planet Saro: "A Chance For Life"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Krenon
    • his renegade Guards

Other Characters:

  • Queen Zira
    • Zetrurian people

Alien Animals:

  • Zetrurian Land Monster

Locations:

Items:

  • Drake's Atomic Energy Gun

Synopsis for Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow of China, Part 11 (of 35)"

Barry and Le Grand escape Fang Gow's ship and reach the safety of the French seaplane. Barry orders the pilot to take them to Paris. Once there, he shows Le Grand a map, that he found on board Fang Gow's ship.

It's a map of Paris, showing dynamite charges planted all over the city! Fang Gow had hidden this map in a secret compartment, of a paralysis ray weapon, which was disguised as a small Buddha statue, and by luck, the compartment sprang open during the brief moment in which Barry held it. But according to this map, there is enough dynamite stashed around Paris to destroy the city!

Appearing in Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow of China, Part 11 (of 35)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Fang Gow (Behind the scenes)
    • many henchmen

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • French seaplane

Synopsis for Chubby: "Arabella"

Arabella wants Chubby to come over and entertain her, but Chubby doesn't know how he'll do it. While on his way to Arabella, Chubby sees a punk tormenting a poor dog and gets into a fight. Back on his way, a battered Chubby thinks aloud that at least his black eye might amuse Arabella.

Appearing in Chubby: "Arabella"

Featured Characters:

  • Chubby (Final appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Arabella (Phone call only)

Synopsis for Wing Brady: "The Bedouins, Part 10 (of 17)"

Wing staggers and falters across the desert, but eventually collapses from dehydration. However, a caravan finds him, and the old man whose life Wing once saved is with them. When Wing regains consciousness, he asks the old man, Nasir, for a horse and ammunition so he can rescue a girl being held by Ali Ben Saad. However, before Wing can leave, Ben Saad attacks the caravan, and Wing and Nasir face impossible odds.

Appearing in Wing Brady: "The Bedouins, Part 10 (of 17)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Nasir, old man

Antagonists:

  • Ali Ben Saad
    • Bedouin raiders

Other Characters:

  • Caravanners

Locations:

Synopsis for Along the Main Line: "The Holdup, Part 3 (of 11)"

Jake and Ed are trapped, and tied up, in an abandoned mine, with burning oil flowing steadily toward a pile of explosives. Jake manages to get a door opened, they go into a passage and down a steep incline, but slide into a pit, land on some mine-car tracks, and slide out thru another exit from the mine. Along the way they get loose from their ropes, and when a gunman meets them at the bottom of the slope, Jake punches him out. But then the dynamite goes off!

Appearing in Along the Main Line: "The Holdup, Part 3 (of 11)"

Featured Characters:

  • Ed, engineer
  • Jake, fireman

Antagonists:

  • Slick's henchman

Locations:

  • Red Island R.R., Main Line
    • abandoned mine

Synopsis for Sam the Porter: "Cafe on Jasmine Street"

Sam is put in charge of bringing a dinner menu to a hotel guest. The guest is outraged by the prices and asks Sam if he knows of any cheaper cafe nearby. The guest is overwhelmed, as Sam knows of an incredible place where the clientele can basically buy an entire buffet for 15 cents.

Appearing in Sam the Porter: "Cafe on Jasmine Street"

Featured Characters:

  • Sam

Other Characters:

  • Skinflint hotel guest

Synopsis for Dr. Occult, the Mystic Detective: "The Werewolf, Part 1 (of 3)"

At five minutes 'til midnight, a frantic young man rings at Dr. Occult's front door; Jenkins the butler slams the door in his face. Outside in the moonlight, the visitor is transformed into a wolf. Dr. Occult hears it howl, and knows it's a werewolf. Occult arms himself with an ancient, mystic symbol, then jumps out the window. He intercepts the werewolf as it attacks a young woman. Brandishing the symbol, he renders the werewolf helpless, then Jenkins conducts the lady to Occult's house and the Doctor brings the now-meek werewolf into his laboratory.

Appearing in Dr. Occult, the Mystic Detective: "The Werewolf, Part 1 (of 3)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Jenkins, Occult's butler (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Young woman

Antagonists:

Items:

  • Ancient mystic symbol

Synopsis for Buckskin Jim: "The Half-Breed, Part 1 (of 4)"

At the Indian lad's camp, in gratitude for Jim's rescue of his son, the Chief agrees to make peace with the settlers. Jim spots Pierre in the camp, and confronts him. Mary, hearing Jim's voice, screams for him to save her. Pierre has two pistols, so bare-fisted Jim is stymied as he makes his escape, but Jim tracks him down and confronts him again.

Appearing in Buckskin Jim: "The Half-Breed, Part 1 (of 4)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Trapper Dan (not yet named)

Antagonists:

  • Pierre, half-breed renegade wagon-train scout

Other Characters:

  • Mary Halliday
  • Indian Chief
    • his wounded son (Mentioned only)

Locations:

Synopsis for Pelion and Ossa: "Lost Puppy"

Pelion and Ossa find a lost puppy and take it home. The playful dog, however, wreaks havoc and they decide to abandon it near a farm. A few day later, Ossa reads in the newspaper about a farmer who received a $100 reward for returning a dog, making Pelion and Ossa feel like complete suckers.

Appearing in Pelion and Ossa: "Lost Puppy"

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Synopsis for Brad Hardy: "Cave of the Spider Queen"

Brad, Lorraine, and Kardos are confronted by a giant spider. Kardos throws himself at it to protect his friends, and Brad, seizing a chunk of rubble, crushes the life out of the spider. As the two men get to their feet, they realize that Lorraine has vanished. Following her tracks, they soon hear her crying for help--but as they rush toward the sound of her voice, a fireball appears--coming right at them.

Appearing in Brad Hardy: "Cave of the Spider Queen"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Monstrous Spider

Locations:

Synopsis for Midshipman Dewey: "Dewey and the Pirates: Part 8 (of 16)"

On board the Hornet once more, Dewey confronts a mutineer guard. After the guard disarms him, Dewey retreats, leading the guard on a chase in the rigging. Grabbing a belaying pin, Dewey knocks the guard off the rigging and into the water below. Dewey frees the captain and the other prisoners, and they prepare themselves for the return of the mutineers.

Appearing in Midshipman Dewey: "Dewey and the Pirates: Part 8 (of 16)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Smith (not yet named)
    • his crew (Behind the scenes)

Antagonists:

  • Pirates
  • Mutineers

Vehicles:

Era:

Synopsis for Three Musketeers: "Episode 1 (of 25)"

Hotheaded young D'Artagnan sets out for Paris to enlist in the Musketeers, and attempts to duel with a stranger, but is brought down by a rioting mob of villagers. His letter of introduction, to the Musketeers' commander, is stolen.

Appearing in Three Musketeers: "Episode 1 (of 25)"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters

Antagonists:

  • rioters

Locations:

Synopsis for Little Linda: "The Bank Robbers, Part 3 (of 3)"

Slim's hideout is surrounded by cops but he tries to shoot it out with them, and yells at Linda to hand him another loaded gun. Instead she picks one up and points it at him, then marches him out the door to the waiting cordon of police.

Later on, the Police department decides to do something nice for Linda.

Appearing in Little Linda: "The Bank Robbers, Part 3 (of 3)"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Slim, bank robber

Other Characters:

  • Municipal and State Police

Locations:

  • out in the country

Synopsis for 2023 Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 11 (of 12), The Queen's Bargain"

Deep inside the caves under the lava hills, Rex and Axel are surrounded by a ragged capering mob, and their insane Queen decides to marry Rex. Her Majesty's appearance is unusual, with a hag's face topping an otherwise youthful-looking body. Axel protests at hearing her bargain, so the Queen orders his execution, but Rex offers his loyalty in exchange for Axel's life. The Queen agrees to the bargain, and she and Rex come before the tribe's prancing loon of a bishop to be married.

Appearing in 2023 Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 11 (of 12), The Queen's Bargain"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Axel Yoke

Antagonists:

  • Queen of Fortune (Renee Avalon, not yet named)
    • All-Powerful Gods of Fortune
  • The Court Bishop (First appearance)

Synopsis for "In the Wake of the Wander, Part 9 (of 17)"

On the Island of Missing Men, Captain Grim has recognized the Islanders "Chief" as Kango. Kango has made an enemy of Djenal, the real chief, and proposes an alliance with Grim, who instead wants to find out about the white trader. Kango tells him that whoever touches the white trader dies by the "death that leaves no mark"! Just then Kango's spearmen bring in a captured white man; it's Holcomb from Grim's ship. He's set free and warns Grim that Djenal is approaching, and that Holcomb's landing party is out in the forest, watching for the attack. Grim agrees to team up with Kango.

A gong is sounded, out in the jungle, signalling the attack!

Appearing in "In the Wake of the Wander, Part 9 (of 17)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Holcomb

Antagonists:

  • Chief Djenal (Behind the scenes)

Other Characters:

  • Chief Kango
    • his spearmen
  • Filson, alleged trader (not yet named)

Locations:

  • Island of Missing Men
    • Islanders Village
  • Kuala Island (Mentioned only)

Synopsis for Hubert: "Fishing"

Hubert reads about fishing and decides to try an experiment. He takes a sword sheath, uses it for fishing and, incredibly, his experiment is successful, as he catches a swordfish in the scabbard.

Appearing in Hubert: "Fishing"

Featured Characters:

  • Hubert

Synopsis for Treasure Island: "Episode 7 (of 7)"

The Hispaniola sets sail. Long John Silver is the ship's cook. Several peaceful days of southward sailing follow, then one night with heavy seas, the Mate is swept overboard.

One evening Jim climbs into an apple barrel to fetch a single apple, then remains inside as Silver holds an impromptu meeting with his henchmen, very near by. They are plotting mutiny! Shortly later in the crow's nest, the lookout sings out "Land ho!"

Appearing in Treasure Island: "Episode 7 (of 7)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Dr. Livesey (Final appearance)
  • Squire Trelawny (Final appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Long John Silver (Final appearance)
    • Silver's Crew

Other Characters:

  • Captain Mollet (Final appearance)
    • Mollet's Mate (Dies)
  • Redruth (Final appearance)

Locations:

Items:

  • Captain Flint's Treasure Map

Vessels:

  • The "Hispaniola" (Final appearance)

Synopsis for Calling All Cars, Starring Sandy Kean and the Radio Squad: "The Purple Tiger, Part 1 (of 5)"

Cruising in their radio car, Sandy Kean and his partner spot a speeding car on their beat. Sandy chases it, and forces the rocketing roadster off the road. They find that the driver is Doris Bailey, the police commissioner's daughter. When Doris haughtily tells Kean to tear up the ticket, he complies--and takes her over his knee instead! Later that evening, Doris convinces her father to reprimand Kean, but before Kean arrives, two men from the Purple Tiger Gang break into the house. They crack open Doris's safe, but what they're looking for is not inside. Whatevery they seek, it's not money, because a pile of cash is left behind, but they do kidnap Doris, while their lookout spots Kean approaching.

Appearing in Calling All Cars, Starring Sandy Kean and the Radio Squad: "The Purple Tiger, Part 1 (of 5)"

Featured Characters:

  • Radio Squad (First appearance)
    • Sandy Kean (First appearance)
    • Jimmy Trent (not yet named) (First appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Doris Bailey (First appearance)
  • Commissioner Bailey (First appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Purple Tiger (Behind the scenes)
    • Purple Tiger's gang, four of them (First appearance)

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Radio Car K-7

Synopsis for Bob Merritt and his Flying Pals: "The Mystery Plane, Part 7 (of 25)"

With Bob Merritt unconscious on the floor, Fernando stays put while the Prospector Jake impersonator escapes, to return to San Francisco. Meanwhile, Shorty and Lefty find the unconscious Bob and revive him, and the three begin preparations for the trip to Alaska. The Superplane is very small; Bob will fly ahead in it, arriving in less than one day; the others will follow in conventional planes. All of this information is telephoned to the gang bosses in San Francisco by the treacherous Fernando.

Appearing in Bob Merritt and his Flying Pals: "The Mystery Plane, Part 7 (of 25)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Lefty
  • Buzz
  • Dusty
  • Shorty
  • Tex

Antagonists:

  • Prospector Jake impersonator
  • Fernando

Other Characters:

  • Prospector Jake

Locations

Vehicles:

  • Merritt's Superplane
  • Flying Pals' Speedplanes

Synopsis for G.Wiz: "Hunting Rabbits"

G.Wiz and his dog Chasum are hunting rabbits, but Chasum finds a skunk instead, forcing the boy and his dog to run away.

Appearing in G.Wiz: "Hunting Rabbits"

Featured Characters:

  • G.Wiz (Final appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Chasum, G.Wiz's dog (Single appearance)

Notes

  • Published by More Fun, Inc..
  • Last issue for Chubby by Hal Sherman.
  • This issue Clem Gretter art resumes on Don Drake on the Planet Saro.
  • Last issue for G.Wiz by Hal Sherman.
  • Absent this issue is Magic Crystal Of History.
  • First issue for Radio Squad by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
    • Original title is Calling All Cars, Starring Sandy Kean and the Radio Squad, until More Fun Comics #19, when it's shortened to Radio Squad.
    • Sandy Kean's original partner is named "Jimmy Trent", but not until More Fun Comics #19, when, as part of Dan Bowers' revenge plot, Jimmy Trent commits perjury in an important trial. The first revelation of his full name is when Jimmy is called to the witness stand. After that, "Jimmy" is gone, presumably fired and prosecuted. Sandy Kean later gets a new partner, whose first name is "Larry" (More Fun Comics #23).
  • First More Fun Comics issue for Sam the Porter by Alger. The feature last appeared on New Comics #5.
    • Comic book stories from 1936 may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today. While not representing the DC Comics view of today's society, these stories are being indexed and summarized as they were originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming these prejudices never existed.
  • Spike Spalding by Vincent Sullivan appears twice: First in one episode of his serial, second in one full-page cartoon.
  • First issue for Three Musketeers by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson and Sven Elven.
  • Last issue for Treasure Island by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson and Sven Elven.
    • The adaptation only made it through the first two parts of the six-part novel.
  • First issue for Tom Hickey on Wing Brady.
  • Also appearing in this issue of More Fun Comics were:
    • "Firebug" (5-page text story) by Guy Monroe
    • "Fun Mail" (reader letters)
    • "It's a Fact", by Paul Ferrer
    • Just Suppose...: "Spanish Armada" and "Battle of Trenton", (2 pages, re-imagined historical scenarios) by Henry Kiefer
    • "More Fun and Magic" (text article) by the Wizard of Biff
    • "The Ole Swimmin' Hole", (2-page drawing) by Creig Flessel
    • "Talk About Talkies" (text article) by Mary Partrick

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