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"Sandra of the Secret Service: "Sandra's Vacation, Part 4 (of 4)"": Aboard a liner bound from New York to Florida, Baron Von Schmidt has stolen some jewelry and some important p

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Brad Hardy

More Fun Comics #31 is an issue of the series More Fun Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of May, 1938.

Contents

Synopsis for Sandra of the Secret Service: "Sandra's Vacation, Part 4 (of 4)"

Aboard a liner bound from New York to Florida, Baron Von Schmidt has stolen some jewelry and some important papers, double-crossed and killed both of his partners, and escaped. Sandra has also left the scene of the shooting, to the dead men's stateroom, where Michael was still gagged and tied to a chair. She lets herself into the stateroom with a skeleton key, and frees him.

Sandra has some private detective credentials, and uses them to team up with the ship's captain and his officers. They return to the dead villains' stateroom, where they find Von Schmidt hiding under a false bottom in an oversized steamer trunk. He's arrested with no further trouble.

Appearing in Sandra of the Secret Service: "Sandra's Vacation, Part 4 (of 4)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Michael

Other Characters

  • Lucille du Pont von Schmidt
  • passenger liner officers

Antagonists:

  • Baron von Schmidt (wears a monocle)

Locations:

  • Atlantic Coast

Vehicles:

  • passenger liner


Synopsis for Dr. Occult: "Master of Corpses"

Dr. Occult joins police to investigate a mine where zombies are doing all the work, and gets captured by the mine's owner, Mr. Daro, a Haitian who is using black magic to raise the dead. Dr. Occult collapses the mine shaft, killing Daro in the cave-in.

Appearing in Dr. Occult: "Master of Corpses"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Vin Ellsworth (Final appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Mr. Daro (Dies)

Other Characters:

  • police
  • zombies

Locations:

  • Mr. Daro's mine

Synopsis for Buzz Brown: "Captain Scudd, Part 2 (of 2)"

Buzz Brown and Sandy MacDonald are forced to work for a rum-runner and alleged pirate named Captain Scudd. Most of his crew hates him, and a mutiny breaks out, with a great deal of shooting.

Appearing in Buzz Brown: "Captain Scudd, Part 2 (of 2)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Sandy MacDonald (Final appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Captain Scudd, pirate & rum-runner
    • his crew

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Scudd's tramp steamer

Synopsis for Wing Brady: "Jill Bradford, Part 1 (of 3)"


Appearing in Wing Brady: "Jill Bradford, Part 1 (of 3)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Ali Massa, slave trader
  • Omar Khan

Other Characters:

  • Akmeh Bey, camel dealer
  • Jill Bradford, runaway American girl
  • Cyrus Judd (Appears only as a corpse)

Locations:

Synopsis for Magic Crystal of History: "Edward the Third of England and the Black Prince"


Appearing in Magic Crystal of History: "Edward the Third of England and the Black Prince"

Featured Characters:

Items:

Other Characters:

Synopsis for Mark Marson: "The Murder of Lord Greystone, Part 6 (of 6)"


Appearing in Mark Marson: "The Murder of Lord Greystone, Part 6 (of 6)"

Featured Characters:

Synopsis for Johnnie Law: "The Protective Association, Part 1 (of 3)"


Appearing in Johnnie Law: "The Protective Association, Part 1 (of 3)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Brad Dunphy & gang:
    • "Knucks"
    • "Hunchy" Bambace
    • others

Other Characters:

  • store proprietor (Dies)
  • witness lady

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • racketeers' black touring car
  • Law's open coupe

Synopsis for Radio Squad: "Mr. Dale's Storage Company"

Sandy and Larry corner and capture an arsonist before he is able to torch his own warehouse.

Appearing in Radio Squad: "Mr. Dale's Storage Company"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Mr. Dale

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Radio Car K-7

Synopsis for Three Musketeers: "Episode 20 (of 26)"


Appearing in Three Musketeers: "Episode 20 (of 26)"

Featured Characters:

Synopsis for Brad Hardy: "Lorraine, Part 3 (of 3)"

General Porgo wakes up as Brad is creeping towards his bed. They both lunge for the bedside broadsword, and Porgo gets it first. Kardos warns him, from the window, providing enough of a distraction for Brad to tackle Porgo.

Appearing in Brad Hardy: "Lorraine, Part 3 (of 3)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • General Porgo (Final appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Jack Woods: "Last Chance Gulch, Part 2 (of 6)"


Appearing in Jack Woods: "Last Chance Gulch, Part 2 (of 6)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Indian Joe

Antagonists:

  • Blue Ribbon Oil Company
    • 3 or more renegade bushwhackers

Other Characters:

  • 3 or more local ranchers

Locations:

Synopsis for Biff Brody and Pop Beaner: "Branie's Den"

Biff and Pop are chasing some villains down the highway, in their open top car, when they have a near-collision with a milk truck, which then has a full-on collision with a big fast sedan. The sedan's occupants are knocked out and almost killed, when the car catches fire, but Biff drags them both to safety. One rallies himself awake and pulls a gun on Biff; these are the very crooks that they'd been chasing! The gunman gloats for a second or so, long enough for Pop to get behind him and whack him unconscious with a swung milk can.

Leaving the milk truck driver in charge of the two captured hoods, Biff and Pops resume their interrupted raid on Branie's Den, a gangster hide-out that they intend to attack from two sides, with submachine guns. They split up and hike their way into position. Biff charges inside and beats the daylights out of Branie, who was in the middle of beating up a girl. A lookout belatedly starts shooting, from an aqueduct on a trestle, pinning Brody down. Pop Beaner inadvertently causes a complicated accident in which the sniper is swept off the field by a fast-traveling giant log. Brody and Beaner truss up both gunmen and row away with them.

Appearing in Biff Brody and Pop Beaner: "Branie's Den"

Featured Characters:

  • Biff Brody
  • Pop Beaner

Antagonists:

  • Tony the Runt
  • Tony's partner
  • Branie
  • Branie's gunman

Other Characters:

  • Farmer Kettlesoup

Locations:

  • out in the country
    • Logging Sluice
    • Branie's Den

Synopsis for Red Logan: "Museum Murderers, Part 1 (of 3)"

When he witnesses the public murder of a museum director, Red Logan pursues, outsmarts, and outfights the two armed assassins, almost, but gets knocked out, stuffed into a sack, and thrown into a river.

Appearing in Red Logan: "Museum Murderers, Part 1 (of 3)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • "Chief", Red's boss

Antagonists:

  • two gunmen

Other Characters:

  • Museum Director (Dies)

Locations:

  • Times-Courier Office
  • Cosmopolitan Museum
  • highway bridge over a river

Notes

  • Published by Detective Comics, Inc., for the first time.
  • First issue for Vincent Sullivan as Editor-in-Chief.
  • First and last issue for the uncredited Biff Brody and Pop Beaner.
  • Last issue for Brad Hardy by Tom Hickey, which breaks off in mid-cliff-hanger.
  • Last issue for Buzz Brown, by Creig Flessel, which breaks off in mid-gunfight. Last caption says "to be continued," but it's not.
    • Last issue, Sandy's last name was "MacLean;" this issue it's "MacDonald." Last issue Scudd's freighter was bound for Singapore; this issue it's bound for southern Arabia.
  • First issue for Ginger Snap, by Bob Kane.
  • Last issue for Mark Marson by Tom Hickey.
  • First issue for Red Logan by Ed Winiarski.

Trivia

  • Jack Woods is printed in black, white, and red, for two pages, then in black and white for the other two.
  • First two pages of Johnnie Law are printed in black, white, and red; other two pages are black & white.
    • The Villain's name is spelled "Dunphie" the first time it appears, but "Dunphy" after that.
  • Red Logan gets head-konked with an expensive vase, which breaks, but he is only stunned. Later he is knocked unconscious with a pistol butt.


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