"Sandra of the Secret Service: "Sandra's Vacation, Part 3 (of 4)"": Aboard the passenger liner bound for Florida, Sandra shadows Baron Von Schmidt, who is talking to himself out
- The note from Rassoff's ally, Potkin, tells of the location of the Dechoff Diamond -- I think I have the solution ...
Synopsis for Sandra of the Secret Service: "Sandra's Vacation, Part 3 (of 4)"
Aboard the passenger liner bound for Florida, Sandra shadows Baron Von Schmidt, who is talking to himself out loud. He's guilty all right. Meanwhile at another stateroom, the Baron's two erstwhile partners have finished tying up Michael, and now set out to pay a visit to their backstabbing buddy. Sandra, unobserved, sees them arrive, and watches as they brandish handguns at the Baron, awaken and gag Mrs. Von Schmidt, and generally gloat about how well this is going. The Baron douses the lights, drops to the floor, draws a gun, and shoots one of these punks, who screams.
Outside, Sandra is frustrated; she's packing a gun but can't shoot into the darkened stateroom. Some of the ship's officers arrive and she tells them it's a mob fight. They charge into the stateroom, but by now the Baron is gone, both crooks are dead, and Mrs. Von Schmidt is just now peeling the tape from her mouth, to inform them that the Baron has escaped, with the loot.
Appearing in Sandra of the Secret Service: "Sandra's Vacation, Part 3 (of 4)"
- Lucille du Pont von Schmidt
- passenger liner officers
- Baron von Schmidt (wears a monocle)
- two thugs (both die)
- Atlantic Coast
- passenger liner
Synopsis for Dr. Occult: "The Spirit Medium"
Ellsworth convinces Occult to accompany him to a seance, so that Occult can judge whether the medium, Madame Zora, is a fake or a genuine psychic. Madame Zora soon proves to be legitimate -- too legitimate, as she is possessed by an evil spirit. The other seance attendees flee, leaving only Occult and Ellsworth with the possessed Madame Zora. She corners Ellsworth with a spear, but Occult uses his powers to overcome the possessed woman. With Madame Zora unconscious, the evil spirit flees.
Appearing in Dr. Occult: "The Spirit Medium"
- Police Captain Vin Ellsworth
- an evil spirit
- Madame Zora
Synopsis for Jack Woods: "Last Chance Gulch, Part 1 (of 6)"
Appearing in Jack Woods: "Last Chance Gulch, Part 1 (of 6)"
- Jack's faithful Indian servant
- 4 or more bushwhackers (One dies)
Synopsis for Three Musketeers: "Episode 19 (of 25)"
Arriving at dusk at the execution grounds of Croix du Trahoir, M. Bonacieux is yanked from the carriage and frog-marched past some hanging corpses on a scaffold. The guards drag him up a stairway and into an antechamber, then park him on a bench. Another officer conveys him into a well-appointed study, where at a table sits the widely dreaded Cardinal Richelieu. His eminence examines the arrest report and has some sharp questions for Bonacieux, who whimpers about his innocence and implicates his wife and his tenant, Constance and D'Artagnan. Richelieu sends for the Comte de Rochefort, who arrives with good news. Bonacieux is sent away and returned to his cell, then Richelieu confirms with Rochefort that the Queen has, indeed, met with the Duke of Buckingham, and that she has gifted him with a particular set of diamond studs. Richelieu is very pleased.
Appearing in Three Musketeers: "Episode 19 (of 25)"
Featured Characters: Other Characters
- M. Bonacieux, Mercer
- Constance Bonacieux, Queen's Milliner (Mentioned only)
- Duke of Buckingham (Mentioned only)
- Queen Anne of France (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for Brad Hardy: "Lorraine, Part 2 (of 3)"
Brad and Kardos have made their way thru the Grey Jungle and arrived outside the walls of the City of the Grey People. Somewhere inside, Lorraine is being held captive by the city's cruel king. They intently study the city that whole day, as they wait for night to fall, then quietly swim the moat and climb the castle wall. They reach a balcony, outside a richly-furnished bedchamber, and enter it. In the bed, sound asleep, is General Porgo, with his sword conveniently propped against the side of the bed. Brad creeps into the room.
Appearing in Brad Hardy: "Lorraine, Part 2 (of 3)"
- Prince Kardos
- Lorraine Lewis (Mentioned only)
- King of the City of the Grey People (Mentioned only)
- General Porgo
- Kingdoms of the Underworld
- Grey Jungle
- City of the Grey People
Synopsis for Alan De Beaufort: "Hooves of the Tartar Horde"
Appearing in Alan De Beaufort: "Hooves of the Tartar Horde"
- Tartar Horde
Synopsis for Spike Spalding: "Back to School"
Spike is very glad to be back in his normal life. He and Pincus go out to play, but are soon annoyed to hear the ringing of the school bell. Meanwhile Uncle George receives an exciting letter from a foreign country!
Appearing in Spike Spalding: "Back to School"
- Spike Spalding (Final appearance)
- Pincus (Final appearance)
- Uncle George (Final appearance)
Synopsis for Wing Brady: "Omar Khan, Part 2 (of 2)"
Omar Khan shoots at the girl, but he is shaking with rage, and misses. He gets no time for a second shot, either, as Wing Brady pounces in and pounds him down. Khan tries again, with a knife this time, but Hap Hamilton grabs his arm and twists it up. Omar Khan yells for reinforcements, and a whole lot of them arrive, brandishing big knives! So out come the Legionnaires' side-arms, but it's a bad place to start shooting, so Lt. Brady has his guys hold their fire, and orders Omar Khan into a good hostage-position in front of them. The girl leads them, as they walk backward across the large courtyard, toward a gate in one wall. The gate is unbarred, and they all go thru it, Brady last, with his hostage. He releases Omar Khan, steps thru the gate, and bolts it. They're out in an alley, so picking a door at random, Wing steps into somebody's house. It's awkward, because a dead elderly well-dressed white man is lying on the floor in the middle of the room, with a big knife sticking out of his chest. When the girl sees this, she faints.
Appearing in Wing Brady: "Omar Khan, Part 2 (of 2)"
- French Foreign Legion, 12th Battalion
- "Hap" Hamilton
- "Frenchy" Reynard
- Omar Khan
- his flashmob of knife-wielders
- Runaway American Girl
- dead man in house
- North Africa
- El Coro, Arab town
- El Coro, Arab town
Synopsis for Magic Crystal of History: "King Edward I and the Conquest of Scotland"
Appearing in Magic Crystal of History: "King Edward I and the Conquest of Scotland"
Synopsis for Buzz Brown: "Captain Scudd, Part 1 (of 2)"
Beachcomber Sandy MacLean buys a very sketchy small sailboat for $100, and puts to sea. He finds young Buzz Brown bobbing in the ocean, having been thrown overboard from a passing freighter, aboard which he had attempted to stow away. MacLean and Brown attempt to sail to a port, but an enormous windstorm sweeps them far out to sea, snaps their mast, and capsizes them. This time Buzz pulls Sandy out of the water, and they drift about for a time atop the overturned sailboat. They are found by Captain Scudd and his tramp steamer crew, en route to Singapore, and are pretty much conscripted into his crew.
Appearing in Buzz Brown: "Captain Scudd, Part 1 (of 2)"
- Buzz Brown (First appearance)
- Sandy MacLean, beachcomber (First appearance)
- Captain Scudd (First appearance)
- his crew: Spike, others
- sailboat seller
- MacLean's sailboat, "Mary Lou"
- Scudd's freighter
Synopsis for Radio Squad: "Time Bomb"
While Radio Car K-7 is being serviced, some robbers plant a time bomb under the hood. Later, while Sandy and Larry are chasing these robbers, the bomb goes off, flipping the car on its side. Both cops survive, and they commandeer a civilian car, and chase it to its home base, which is the same garage where K-7 was serviced. All the robbers are arrested.
Appearing in Radio Squad: "Time Bomb"
- gang of armed robbers
- Radio Car K-7
Synopsis for Little Linda: "Yvonne Darling, Part 4 (of 4)"
On a river in the North Woods, a movie stunt has gone awry! Little Linda and Ted Reele are swept toward a waterfall! On the bank, lumber boss Lars Larsen, axe in hand, sees the situation, and sprints downstream, over jagged rocks and thru dense underbrush, to the side of the waterfall, and chops down a tall tree, so that it falls across the water; Ted catches the tree; Linda catches Ted; everyone is saved! The movie producers are so pleased with Linda's work that they invite her to join them on their return to Hollywood.
Appearing in Little Linda: "Yvonne Darling, Part 4 (of 4)"
- Little Linda (Final appearance)
- Lars Larsen, Lumber Camp Boss
- two movie producers
- Ted Reele, movie star
- film crew: directors, photographers, gaffers
- a northern middle-west state
- Larsen Lumber Co. logging camp
- Larsen Lumber Co. logging camp
Synopsis for Johnnie Law: "The Dope Peddlers, Part 5 (of 5)"
Donati jumps into his car and drives recklessly away, and Johnnie Law pursues him. Donati crashes into an "L" pillar; his car is demolished but he emerges and flees on foot. He ducks into a building but is quickly cornered, but doesn't stop shooting until Johnnie puts two slugs into his stomach, after which he lives just long enough to confess to Officer Jones' murder.
Appearing in Johnnie Law: "The Dope Peddlers, Part 5 (of 5)"
- Johnnie Law, plainclothes cop
- Donati (Dies)
- Joe (Appears only as a corpse)
- Law's stoolie
- pushcart peddler
- two more cops
- New York City
- Joe's hide-out
- nearby building
Synopsis for Pirate Gold: "Episode 18 (of 18)"
Inside an enormous house in a crowded city in China, Jeff Roberts and Captain Dennis, using firecrackers,
have stampeded a squad of blade-wielding guards out of a large room. Once they are gone, the two race away in the other direction, down a corridor to the room where they know Jean is held. There is an oak door, but Captain Dennis busts it open with his shoulder. The three of them run away down a hall and across an open court. They are spotted and pursued by five sword-wielding guards. They escape out a back door which Dennis slams, and braces himself to hold in place.
Appearing in Pirate Gold: "Episode 18 (of 18)"
- Jeff Roberts (Final appearance)
- Captain Dennis (Final appearance)
- Jean (Final appearance)
- Jean's Slave Buyer (Behind the scenes)
- his guards
- Shanghai, China
Synopsis for Mark Marson: "The Murder of Lord Greystone, Part 5 (of 6)"
One of the zoo-keepers has a bandaged head. Marson questions him. His story holds together, but when he sneezes, a small box falls out of his pocket, hits the floor, falls open, and out rolls a small hypodermic syringe.
Appearing in Mark Marson: "The Murder of Lord Greystone, Part 5 (of 6)"
- Mark Marson, of the Inter-Planetary Police
- Inter-Planetary Police
- Lieutenant Montague
- Reptile House Attendant
- Forked Cobra (Mentioned only)
- Planet Ciro
- Blue Bay
- Blue Bay
Synopsis for Radio Squad: "Fake Radio Call"
A gang of bank robbers use a fake radio call to draw Larry and Sandy out of their territory, then rob the First National Bank, killing at least one guard. Car K-7 pursues, and Sandy shoots some of the getaway car's tires, causing it to veer into a plate-glass storefront. The robbers are arrested, and their radio transmitting equipment is found in their car.
Appearing in Radio Squad: "Fake Radio Call"
- gang of bank robbers
- Radio Car K-7
Synopsis for Bob Merritt: "The Mystery Plane, Part 25 (of 25)"
Appearing in Bob Merritt: "The Mystery Plane, Part 25 (of 25)"
- Bob Merritt (Final appearance)
- Jake (Final appearance)
- Red (Final appearance)
- Shorty (Final appearance)
Synopsis for Hope Hazard: "Fenton Manor"
Hope Hazard inherits Fenton Manor, which is neighbored by Serge Rasoff's estate. Rasoff is an international thief, from Russia, known to Hope's father, an ex-Secret Service man. Actually, Rasoff is "Nifty Nick", known to Secret Service Inspector Thomas. This criminal has concealed a valuable stolen diamond under a floor tile, and murdered a French Secret Service agent, in his country house. Hope snoops around until she's figured out what's hidden, and where, while her butler calls in the Secret Service, which raids the estate, finds the dead agent and the stolen diamond, and arrests "Rasoff".
Appearing in Hope Hazard: "Fenton Manor"
- Hope Hazard (Final appearance)
- Mr. Hazard, Hope's father, former Secret Service agent (Single appearance)
- Baron Serge Rasoff (formerly "Nifty Nick") (Single appearance)
- two giant black servants
- Princess Fiesole (formerly "Glamorous Kate") (Single appearance)
- Mr. & Mrs. Hopkins, household staff
- Novello, French Secret Service (Dies)
- Secret Service Inspector Thomas (Single appearance)
- his raiding squad
- Fenton Manor
- Rasoff Estate
- DeChoff Diamond
- Rasoff's chartered yacht
- Published by A.I. Menin, Rec. Nicholson Publishing Co., Inc..
- The original publisher was in receivership at this time. The new publisher, next month, is Detective Comics, Inc.
- Last issue for Bob Merritt by Leo O'Mealia.
- In Brad Hardy by Tom Hickey, a long day and a bright moonlight night pass, in this story set in the Kingdoms of the Underworld. This makes it seem as if, one or two writer/artist changes ago, everybody lost track of where this story was set.
- This 28-appearance series had more than its share of creative team turnover, over its brief career. Brad Hardy started in New Fun Comics #3 with writer/artist Richard Loederer. Starting in #5, W.C. Brigham took over. Starting in #9, A. Leslie Ross took over. Starting in #12, Tom Hickey took over.
- Next issue is the last for this series.
- First issue for Buzz Brown by Creig Flessel
- Doctor Occult by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster: Former police sergeant Vin Ellsworth has again resumed the rank of Captain. Recap: He is a sergeant in More Fun Comics #27 and #29, and a captain in More Fun Comics #26, #28, and in this issue.
- Last issue for Hope Hazard.
- Hope's only other appearance was in Detective Comics #3 (May 1937).
- This story's uncredited artist is definitely not Alex Lovy.
- Jack Woods gets a bullet wound in one arm.
- Last issue for Little Linda by Whitney Ellsworth.
- Last issue for Pirate Gold by Sven Elven, breaking off in mid-cliffhanger.
- This issue, Radio Squad by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster appears twice, both 2-page stories. The second story is in black & white.
- Last issue for Sam the Porter by Alger.
- Last issue for Spike Spalding by Vincent Sullivan. The contents of Uncle George's foreign letter remain unknown.
- The Three Musketeers do not appear in this issue's episode of The Three Musketeers by Sven Elven.
Links and References
- Read More Fun Comics #30 online.