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"Sandra of the Secret Service: "The Gavonian Affair, Part 12 (of 13)"": Sandra and her friends are arrested by Princess Yonda's soldiers. Sandra claims to be the real Princess

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More Fun Comics #12 is an issue of the series More Fun Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of August, 1936.

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Synopsis for Sandra of the Secret Service: "The Gavonian Affair, Part 12 (of 13)"

Sandra and her friends are arrested by Princess Yonda's soldiers. Sandra claims to be the real Princess Yonda, and when the soldiers ask for proof, she shows them the Locket of Authority. It's not Sandra after all! Yonda orders the soldiers to release Count de Wex's party. By this time, Count Tauru and his traitorous soldiers come running out of the tunnel exit; Yonda orders the loyal troops to arrest them! Soon Count Tauru is tossed into the dungeon, taking the place of Sandra's two American friends, who are escorted to the border and ordered never to return to Gavonia.

Meanwhile in an isolated chateau high in the hills, a villain is gloating at Sandra, (believing her to be Yonda), about how well things are going with Count Tauru's big plan, when a messenger bursts into the room, with news of Tauru's arrest and imprisonment. The messenger identifies Sandra as an impersonator.

Appearing in Sandra of the Secret Service: "The Gavonian Affair, Part 12 (of 13)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Count de Wex
    • his Secret Society

Antagonists:

  • Count Tauru
    • his traitor soldiers

Other Characters:

  • Princess Yonda (First appearance)
    • her loyal soldiers
  • Sandra's friends
    • Lothar (Final appearance)
    • Reynolds (Final appearance)

Locations:

  • Gavonia
    • Royal Palace
    • Surrounding Hills

Items:

  • Locket of Authority


Synopsis for Spike Spalding: "Prince of Patrania, Part 10 (of 25)"

With the sack tossed overboard to feed the sharks, Spike believes Pincus to be dead, and is extremely upset. However a sailor has hidden Pincus, and substituted chunks of meat in the sack. The sailor tells Pincus to hide in his quarters, but on the way, Pincus runs into the cook, who believes he's seeing a ghost and flees!

Appearing in Spike Spalding: "Prince of Patrania, Part 10 (of 25)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Pincus
  • Sailor (First full appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Nikko

Other Characters:

  • Wa Fung, ship's cook (not yet named)

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Patranian Yacht

Synopsis for Woozy Watts: "Island Adventure, Part 2"

Woozy continues his search for food, and meets several unusual characters along the way.

Appearing in Woozy Watts: "Island Adventure, Part 2"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Man in top hat (First appearance)
  • Whiskers (not yet named) (First appearance)
  • Sourface (not yet named) (First appearance)

Locations:

  • Desert island

Synopsis for Jack Woods: "Pancho Villa, Part 9 (of 14)"

Villa has captured Jack, Dolores, and her father Don Miguel, and he takes them back to Don Miguel's hacienda. Once there, Villa decides on the ransom amount for Dolores and Don Miguel. Jack, bound to a stake, insults Villa, who ties his feet to a line behind a horse, then with shouts and shots, he sets the horse galloping into the desert.

Appearing in Jack Woods: "Pancho Villa, Part 9 (of 14)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Locations:

Synopsis for Ivanhoe: "Episode 11 (of 26)"


Appearing in Ivanhoe: "Episode 11 (of 26)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Isaac of York
  • The Black Knight

Locations:

Synopsis for Don Drake on the Planet Saro: "Battle With the Monster"

Don is offered a choice: freedom for him and his friends if he can destroy a giant, tusked, fire-breathing monster, attacking the city. Don agrees, and the girls are freed. Queen Zira gives Don a golden flagon, to be used only in direst emergency, then she and Betty are led down a subterranean passageway, supposedly to safety, but actually into a trap. The Zetrurian Guards are all working for Krenon now. Meanwhile the giant monster smashes its way thru the city's wall, atop which is Don Drake, who tumbles and lands atop the monster's broad back.

Appearing in Don Drake on the Planet Saro: "Battle With the Monster"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Krenon
    • his renegade Guards
    • the High Priests

Other Characters:

  • Queen Zira
    • Zetrurian people

Alien Animals:

  • Zetrurian Land Monster

Locations:

Items:

  • Drake's Atomic Energy Gun

Synopsis for Pep Morgan: "The Big Ballgame, Part 1"

A baseball team awaits their ninth player, without whom they can't field a full squad. Pep Morgan offers to take the missing player's place, and the coach is very dubious, but has no better option. Pep makes a spectacular diving catch, to save the game.

Appearing in Pep Morgan: "The Big Ballgame, Part 1"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Riverdale Baseball Coach
  • Riverdale Baseball Team
    • Bob Emory

Locations:

Synopsis for Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow of China, Part 12 (of 35)"

Dynamite bombs have been planted in the sewers of Paris. Barry and Le Grand have a map of the bomb sites, and they search the tunnels until they find the master detonating switch. There, Barry finally comes face to face with Fang Gow!

Appearing in Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow of China, Part 12 (of 35)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Fang Gow (First full appearance)
    • his assassin

Locations:

Synopsis for Buckskin Jim: "The Half-Breed, Part 2 (of 4)"

Out in the wilderness, Pierre has Jim down and is about to knife him, but the trapper shows up and shoots Pierre in the hand, disarming him. Pierre is defeated and sent packing. In the meantime, led by Trapper Pete, the wagon train reaches the canyon's river, and prepares to cross the shallowest part of the river, but as they do, a storm breaks.

Appearing in Buckskin Jim: "The Half-Breed, Part 2 (of 4)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Trapper Dan (not yet named)

Antagonists:

  • Pierre, half-breed renegade wagon-train scout

Other Characters:

  • Prairie Schooner caravan
    • Trapper Pete
    • Zeb Halliday (Behind the scenes)
    • Mary Halliday (Behind the scenes)

Locations:

Synopsis for Pelion and Ossa: "Locked Out"

Pelion and Ossa are arriving to their house after a party, but Ossa has lost the keys to the front door. They try to get in through the windows, the back door, and the cellar door, but they are all locked, so Ossa climbs onto the roof and enters through the chimney. When Ossa opens the front door from inside the house for Pellion, he realizes that it has been unlocked the entire time.

Appearing in Pelion and Ossa: "Locked Out"

Featured Characters:

Synopsis for Brad Hardy: "The Man from the Fireball"

The eerie fireball stops just short of hitting Brad and Kardos, and a weird-looking man steps out, announces that his people have captured Lorraine, warns Hardy and Kardos not to follow him, then re-enters the fireball and zooms away down the tunnel. Prince Kardos opines that he was probably a witch doctor, from the Grey Men of the Cliffs. They ignore his warning and follow him. When they emerge from the cave, there is a steep cliff falling away below, and a woman by the edge of it. She is the Grey Men's High Priestess, who has been exiled in favor of Lorraine, and she agrees to guide them to the Grey Men's city.

Appearing in Brad Hardy: "The Man from the Fireball"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Grey Men of the Cliffs
    • witch doctor

Other Characters:

  • High Priestess (First appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Three Musketeers: "Episode 2 (of 25)"

D'Artangnan is blamed for the entire disturbance and is kicked out of the inn. Outside he sees an unknown young noblewoman roll into town in a carriage, and quietly confer with D'Artagnan's antagonist. The young Gascon still wants to fight, and confronts the man, blade drawn. The nobleman draws his blade but the woman yells at him to stop. He agrees, mounts his horse, and rides away, as her coachman drives away also. D'Artagnon, on foot and wounded, is in no condition to pursue either of them.

The next day D'Artagnon returns to the inn and has a conversation with the innkeeper, at the end of which he is convinced (correctly) that the unknown nobleman has stolen his letter of introduction. D'Artagnan sells his horse, repairs his sword, travels to Paris, and prepares to call on M. de Treville. He is ushered into the royal court, and is awed and amazed by the splendor of it all, and along the way he overhears the boasting of an enormous Musketeer, one whom he shall soon meet again.

Appearing in Three Musketeers: "Episode 2 (of 25)"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters

Antagonists:

Locations:

Synopsis for Dr. Occult, the Ghost Detective: "The Werewolf, Part 2 (of 3)"

In his laboratory, Dr. Occult chains the supernatural beast and observes it until dawn, at which time it transforms back into a young man, Westly, who begs for Occult's help in lifting his curse. Occult drives Westly to his home, a dumpy boarding house, booked up with unemployed derelicts, with a surprisingly young-looking landlady, Mrs. Daniels. Occult catches a glimpse of Mrs. Daniels in a mirror, and she's a wolf! Cornered, she shrieks for help, and at least four ruffians scurry into the room, armed with bottles and knives.

Appearing in Dr. Occult, the Ghost Detective: "The Werewolf, Part 2 (of 3)"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

Locations:

  • Doctor Occult's Laboratory
  • Mrs. Daniels' Boarding House, on 78th St.

Vehicles:

  • Occult's big sedan

Synopsis for Midshipman Dewey: "Dewey and the Pirates, Part 9 (of 16)"

With the captain and the loyal crew freed, Jack and his friends prepare to take on the returning mutineers. The ship's cannons destroy one pirate boat, but several other boatloads of mutineers sneak around to the other side of the Hornet, and board it. They place explosives at the bases of the masts, light their fuses, and leave!

Just then an unidentified ship sails into view.

Appearing in Midshipman Dewey: "Dewey and the Pirates, Part 9 (of 16)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Smith (not yet named)
    • his crew

Antagonists:

  • Pirates
  • Mutineers

Vehicles:

Era:

Synopsis for Wing Brady: "The Bedouins, Part 11 (of 17)"

The Caravan is overrun by the raiders, and the survivors, including Wing and his friend Nasir, are yoked up on a chain, and marching away in captivity. Wing is taken into the presence of Ali Ben Saad, and insults the Bedouin chief. He is sentenced to twenty lashes, and then suspended above a pit of snakes, on old rotten rope, while Ben Saad prepares to force Lynn Harding to marry him.

Appearing in Wing Brady: "The Bedouins, Part 11 (of 17)"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Ali Ben Saad
    • Bedouin Raiders

Other Characters:

  • Lynn Harding (See Notes)
  • Nasir (Final appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Along the Main Line: "The Holdup, Part 4 (of 11)"

Ed and Jake have narrowly escaped the mineshaft explosion, and must now hike back to Allendale. Meanwhile in the mail car of the Express, the robbers are bagging up and taking away many sackfuls of U.S. Mail. They and their loot get off at Allendale Station, meet up with Slick, and leave town, in one direction, as the Express pulls out in the other. Then Ed and Jake arrive at the station.

The station agent has recovered consciousness and has a message for Ed and Jake, to report to Headquarters right away. As Ed and Jake both notice, it is odd for the railroad's management to already know about this robbery. At the railroad's main office, the boss pins all responsibility for the whole incident on Ed and Jake, and fires them both.

Appearing in Along the Main Line: "The Holdup, Part 4 (of 11)"

Featured Characters:

  • Ed, engineer
  • Jake, fireman

Antagonists:

  • Slick Carter
  • Mully
  • Mr. Dawkins, Railroad Boss (not yet named)

Other Characters:

  • Allendale agent (Final appearance)

Locations:

  • Red Island Railroad, Main Line
    • Allendale Station
    • abandoned mine
  • Red Island RR HQ

Vehicles:

  • train #51567, the Express

Synopsis for Magic Crystal of History: "Croesus Vs. Cyrus"

Bobby and Binks again gaze into the Magic Crystal. This time they witness the conflict between Croesus of Lydia and Cyrus of Persia.

Persian camel-mounted cavalry routed Greek horsemen, and Sardis was overrun. Cyrus condemned Croesus to die in a fire, but there was a rainstorm. Croesus didn't die but did end up working for Cyrus.

Binks and Bobby are pleased with this outcome.

Appearing in Magic Crystal of History: "Croesus Vs. Cyrus"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Croesus, King of Lydia
    • his army
  • Cyrus, King of Persia
    • his army

Locations:

  • Lydia, 546 BC
    • Pteria
    • Sardis

Items:

Synopsis for Sam the Porter: "Lobby Floor"

Mr. Brown wants the lobby floor cleaned, and the order goes through the chain of command until it reaches Sam. Since Sam has no one to give orders to, he has to get the job done.

Appearing in Sam the Porter: "Lobby Floor"

Featured Characters:

  • Sam

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Smith
  • Miss Jones
  • Mr. Brown
  • Mr. Green
  • Mr. Black
  • Mr. White
  • Mike

Synopsis for Bob Merritt: "The Mystery Plane, Part 8 (of 25)"

The Flying Pals all take off, en route to Alaska, and Bob leaves Fernando in charge of the airfield. Meanwhile in San Francisco, the Jake impersonator warns his boss about Bob Merritt. Soon, in the Yukon, the leader of the Asiatic Flying Squadron receives a coded radio message.

Bob arrives in Edmonton, Alberta, in a matter of hours, and meets up with the real Prospector Jake, who has flown there from San Francisco. Three hours later, Bob's pals land at Edmondton's airport. Bob posts two guards in the hanger to watch the planes and supplies. Meanwhile nearby, a skulking figure slips unnoticed across the field and into the back of the building.

Appearing in Bob Merritt: "The Mystery Plane, Part 8 (of 25)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Bob's Flying Pals
    • Lefty
    • Buzz
    • Dusty
    • Shorty
    • Tex
    • Red

Antagonists:

  • Prospector Jake impersonator
  • Fernando
  • Gang Boss
  • Asiatic Aviators

Other Characters:

  • Prospector Jake

Locations

Vehicles:

  • Merritt's "Rocket Plane"
  • Flying Pals' Speedplanes, at least 13 of them

Synopsis for Little Linda: "Adopted By Flint, Part 1 (of 4)"

Little Linda is a big sensation in Hillsboro, whose bank had been robbed by the bandits she had helped capture. The mayor persuades crabby old town miser Flint to adopt Linda. Flint sends her out with his butler for some shopping. The butler's new responsibility is to keep Linda from annoying Flint.

Meanwhile Flint's nephew is quite chagrined by the new arrangement, and resolves to do something about it.

Appearing in Little Linda: "Adopted By Flint, Part 1 (of 4)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Silas Flint (First appearance)
  • Wilkins, butler (First appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Ned Flint (not yet named) (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Mayor of Hillsboro

Locations:

  • Hillsboro

Synopsis for "In the Wake of the Wander, Part 10 (of 17)"

Captain Grim and his crew, and Chief Kango and his spearmen, are all set to repel an attack from Chief Djenal and his spearmen, but instead the white-suited "trader" shows up. His name is Filson, he's pointing a revolver and barking orders. Grim punches him in the face, but Kango's spearmen are in cahoots with Filson; they seize Grim and Holcomb. Holcomb has an idea to use the gong, out in the jungle, to send a morse-code signal. Holcomb and Grim punch their way out of the spearmen and escape into the jungle, find the gong, and use it to signal a passing U.S. patrol gunboat. The skipper assembles an armed landing party and prepares to go ashore.

Appearing in "In the Wake of the Wander, Part 10 (of 17)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Holcomb

Antagonists:

  • Chief Kango
    • renegade spearmen
  • Filson

Other Characters:

  • Chief Djenal (Behind the scenes)

Locations:

  • Island of Missing Men
    • Islanders Village

Vehicles:

  • U.S. Gunboat

Synopsis for 2023 Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 12 (of 12), The Ceremony"

The wedding ceremony begins. Rex hasn't got a ring but thoughtfully the Queen has brought one along. Rex takes a close look at this ring; there's an inscription: "Love from Kiddlaw". He steps back, at an awkward angle, with the Queen standing behind him, and clumsily whacks the Queen's face with his elbow, and her mask falls off!

Appearing in 2023 Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 12 (of 12), The Ceremony"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Axel Yoke

Antagonists:

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

Locations:

  • 2023

Synopsis for Unc: "Rabbit Hunting"

Unc and his talking dog go hunting, Unc spots a rabbit and shoots. He misses, but he commands his dog to get the rabbit. Unc, convinced that his dog will hunt the rabbit, starts daydreaming about his dinner. Meanwhile, the rabbit has stolen Unc's shotgun, and coerces Unc and his dog to scram.

Appearing in Unc: "Rabbit Hunting"

Featured Characters:

  • Unc (First appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Unc's unnamed talking dog

Other Characters:

  • Talking rabbit

Synopsis for Pirate Gold: "Episode 1 (of 18)"

Aboard the good ship "Flamingo", Jeff and his uncle are sailing for Moraga Island, where a treasure lies buried. Jeff observes the island thru his telescope and makes a startling discovery: a white man running along the beach. Captain Dennis is puzzled by this sighting, and lowers two longboats, to send ashore a search party.

Appearing in Pirate Gold: "Episode 1 (of 18)"

Featured Characters:

  • Jeff Roberts (First appearance)
  • Gregory Roberts (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Captain Dennis

Era:

Locations:

Vessels:

  • "Flamingo", 3-masted square-rigged ship

Synopsis for Hubert: "Love Thy Neighbor"

Hubert is trying to learn to be a good neighbor. When he sees a fire, he gets an idea of how to help. He goes to a sign store and procures a sign. Unfortunately, the "fire sale" sign doesn't do much good.

Appearing in Hubert: "Love Thy Neighbor"

Featured Characters:

  • Hubert

Synopsis for Calling All Cars, Starring Sandy Kean and the Radio Squad: "The Purple Tiger, Part 2 (of 5)"

Police Commissioner Bailey's daughter Doris has been kidnaped right out of her own home, by the Purple Tiger gang, and Sandy Kean in his Radio Car K-7 is on the case right away, with the Commissioner riding along. But it's too late, the thugs have gotten away, down some side road or other. Back at the Commissioner's home, he's got a waiting phone call, from the Purple Tiger. If he wants Doris back, the Commissioner is told to leave all of the Tiger-incriminating evidence at a particular place. This is quite a problem for the Commissioner, who has not only not got any evidence against this so-called Purple Tiger, but indeed has never even heard of him until now. Sandy wants a look at those directions, and has a plan.

That night, out in the country, the Commissioner leaves a box stuffed with papers at a lonely spot. A furtive figure recovers it, and the box is bugged, sounding a buzzer in the dashboard of Radio Car K-7. Kean and the Commissioner follow the box-grabber's car at a distance, but the driver spots them anyway.

Appearing in Calling All Cars, Starring Sandy Kean and the Radio Squad: "The Purple Tiger, Part 2 (of 5)"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Purple Tiger (First appearance)
    • his gang

Other Characters:

  • Commissioner Bailey
  • Doris Bailey
  • Bailey's Butler

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Radio Car K-7

Notes

  • Published by More Fun, Inc..
  • The Express train in Along the Main Line was supposedly, back in issue #10, on track to collide with a stopped train at Allendale Station. In this chapter that train rolls safely thru the station.
  • This issue, Magic Crystal of History by Homer Fleming returns. This feature was absent in More Fun Comics #11, and in More Fun Comics #10, Bobby and Binks were still abroad in ancient Egypt. In this issue, they are safely back in their own time, and only looking into the past, without visiting it.
  • First issue for Pep Morgan by Creig Flessel.
  • First issue for Pirate Gold by Sven Elven.
  • First issue for Unc by Joe Eichberger.
  • In Wing Brady, Ali Ben Saad's captive is named Lynn Harding, but she had previously been named Laurel Deane in More Fun Comics #8.
  • Also appearing in this issue of More Fun Comics were:
    • Batter Up! (cartoons), by Vincent Sullivan
    • Do You Know? (natural and historical facts illustrated) by Henry Kiefer
    • It's a Fact! (natural and historical facts illustrated) by Paul Ferrer
    • Just Suppose...: "Chinese Gunpowder" and "Robiespierre", (hypothetical historical scenarios) by Henry Kiefer
    • "More Fun & Magic" (text article) by "Graysten, the Magician"
    • "Talk About Talkies" (text article) by Mary Partrick

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