"Little Linda: "Snow"": Linda, ever the optimist, tries to enjoy the most out of winter despite its adversities. But at the end of the day, a cozy time in front of the fireplace is what's best.


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Sandra McLane

More Fun Comics #7 is an issue of the series More Fun Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of January, 1936.

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Synopsis for Little Linda: "Snow"

Linda, ever the optimist, tries to enjoy the most out of winter despite its adversities. But at the end of the day, a cozy time in front of the fireplace is what's best.

Appearing in Little Linda: "Snow"

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Synopsis for Sandra of the Secret Service: "The Gavonian Affair, Part 7 (of 13)"

In a speeding car with three kidnappers, Sandra pulls a gun, and when the driver turns back in his seat to konk her with a pipe wrench, she shoots him dead. The car crashes into a tree. Sandra escapes from the car; the two remaining thugs are either dead or disabled. She races on foot back to where Lothar and Reynolds are being attacked, and shoots one of the attackers. This turns the tables, and Lothar and Reynolds beat down the remaining attackers. But before they can leave the scene, a Gavonian official, backed by two riflemen, drives up in a staff car and arrests the trio.

Appearing in Sandra of the Secret Service: "The Gavonian Affair, Part 7 (of 13)"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Lothar
  • Reynolds

Antagonists:

  • Count Taurus (not yet named) (First appearance)
    • Taurus' agents
    • Taurus' soldiers

Locations:

Synopsis for Brad Hardy: "The Black Magician, Part 1 (of 2)"

The Black Magician of the Dre, in the form of a snake, is crushing the life out of Brad while Lorraine, Kardos, and King Naga look on. In a desperate move, Brad throws a spear at Naga, piercing him through the arm. Naga screams, and the Magician resumes human form at the sound. Brad quickly takes advantage and knocks the Magician unconscious. He, Lorraine, and Kardos prepare to fight their way to freedom, but the Magician recovers quickly and encircles them in magical fire.

Appearing in Brad Hardy: "The Black Magician, Part 1 (of 2)"

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Antagonists:

  • King Naga
  • Black Magician

Locations:

Synopsis for Don Drake on the Planet Saro: "Sacrifice at the Sea Wall"

Don, with his atomic energy gun, tries to rescue a Zetrurian maiden from becoming a sacrifice to a horrific sea monster.

Appearing in Don Drake on the Planet Saro: "Sacrifice at the Sea Wall"

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Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Zetrurian High Priests

Other Characters:

  • Midget people of Zetruria
    • Zetrurian maiden

Alien Animals:

  • Sea beast

Locations:

Items:

  • Drake's Atomic Energy Gun

Synopsis for "In the Wake of the Wander, Part 5 (of 17)"

Captain Grim and Holcomb are stunned to see the Islanders rendered unconscious by an unseen force. Later, more of the savages attack Grim and his crew at the blockhouse, and the building is soon ablaze--with Grim trapped on the roof!

Appearing in "In the Wake of the Wander, Part 5 (of 17)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Holcomb
  • Jake
  • Slim

Antagonists:

  • Hostile Islanders

Locations:

  • Island of Missing Men

Synopsis for Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow of China, Part 7 (of 35)"

Captured by Fang-Gow's men, Barry and Le Grand are loaded into the speedboat and taken to the mystery boat, after the seaplane is sent to the bottom, with a bomb.

Locked in a compartment on the larger vessel, they soon discover that Fang-Gow is eavesdropping on them, when he converses with them via a small Buddha statue. But when they lunge toward the statue, the hidden villain activates a lens which bathes them in a mysterious ray.

Appearing in Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow of China, Part 7 (of 35)"

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Vehicles:

  • Seaplane (Destroyed)
  • Fang Gow's speedboat
  • Fang Gow's ship

Synopsis for Bob Merritt: "The Mystery Plane, Part 3 (of 25)"

As Buzz and Shorty look on frantically, via the Electric Eye, Bob lands his plane, having exhausted his ammunition in the dogfight. With Bob's former patron dead, things look bleak--until Bob remembers a telegram from his old pal in Seattle, offering to hire the boys to find a lost gold deposit.

Meanwhile in Seattle, Brandon sends Prospector Jake east, by train, to meet with Bob, but Jake is waylaid along the way and a member of a dangerous gang heads for the meeting in Jake's place.

Appearing in Bob Merritt: "The Mystery Plane, Part 3 (of 25)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Buzz
  • Shorty

Antagonists:

  • Gang boss
    • his gang
    • Prospector impersonator

Other Characters:

  • Brandon
  • Prospector Jake

Locations:

Items:

  • Merritt's Electric Eye

Vehicles:

  • Mystery Plane (escaped, damaged)
  • Merritt's Plane

Synopsis for Ivanhoe: "Episode 7 (of 26)"

The companions, now prisoners of de Bracy and his masked bandits, are conducted through the forest to Torquilstone, now in the hands of Front-de-Boeuf. Once there, they are separated, awaiting whatever plans their enemies have in store for them.

Appearing in Ivanhoe: "Episode 7 (of 26)"

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Antagonists:

  • Maurice de Bracy

Other Characters:

  • Isaac of York
  • Rebecca
  • Athelstane

Locations:

Synopsis for "Oswald the Rabbit"

Oswald gets a telegram from his uncle Oasis, inviting him to his new farm in Texas. Excited, Oswald prepares for the trip, but once on the boat, he's very distraught. A salior asks Oswald if he's seasick, but Oswald reveals that he just realized he's been on the wrong boat for three days!

Appearing in "Oswald the Rabbit"

Featured Characters:

  • Oswald the Rabbit (Final DC appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Uncle Oasis (Behind the scenes)

Locations:

  • Texas (Destination)

Synopsis for Skipper Hicks: "The Mysterious Island, Part 2 (of 3)"

The crew of the Mary Ann prepare to attempt to navigate between the dangerous whirlpools to reach the seas surrounding several mountainous islands, isolated for over a hundred years. They succeed, and are seen by the people of the Isle of Gillyfish, who prepare for their arrival.

Appearing in Skipper Hicks: "The Mysterious Island, Part 2 (of 3)"

Featured Characters:

  • Skipper Hicks

Supporting Characters:

  • Soupladle Jones
  • Spongenose

Other Characters:

  • Minnie
  • Hicks' crew
  • Gillyfish Townspeople

Locations:

  • Spongenose's Den
  • Isle of Gillyfish
    • Royal castle
  • surrounding Whirlpools

Vessels:

  • Mary Ann, Hicks' steamship

Synopsis for Buckskin Jim: "Indian Ambush, Part 7 (of 7)"

Some stealthy Indian braves have abducted Mary Halliday from the Wagon Train. Jim Kenyon and his friends sneak into the Indian village, there is a fight; Jim finds, releases, and escapes with Mary, then returns to the camp and sets fire to it. Jim's friends drive the Indians to run away. Mary is very impressed with Jim, to his boyish embarassment. They return to the Wagon Train.

Appearing in Buckskin Jim: "Indian Ambush, Part 7 (of 7)"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Mary Halliday
  • Zeb Halliday

Antagonists:

  • Indians

Locations:

Synopsis for Slim Pickins: "The Haunted House, Part 3 (of 4)"

Slim tries to sleep in the haunted house, but a gorilla climbs in thru the window and tosses him out of bed, and takes his place in it. Meanwhile two creeps in ghost costumes walk up the stairway. Before they get to the bedroom door, Slim hears them and hides in the closet. The white-robed creeps run in and try to scare the hell out of the bed's occupant, but he's a gorilla, and he crashes their heads together. They're knocked out, and Slim makes friends with the gorilla.

Appearing in Slim Pickins: "The Haunted House, Part 3 (of 4)"

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Antagonists:

  • Two fake phantoms

Animals:

  • Pippo, gorilla (not yet named)

Locations:

  • Gloomdale
    • Slim's Late Aunt's House

Synopsis for "The Professor, Ch. 3, of 4"

The burglars make yet another attempt to get the formula from the Professor. His hired detectives try to fight them off, but the burglars prevail. In the nick of time, Schniffer the dog attacks and chases them away, and they recover the rolled-up document from the burglars. But really, it's a map of Zazaland. The Professor then assures the detectives that the real formula has lain safely in his fireproof safe this whole time.

Appearing in "The Professor, Ch. 3, of 4"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Private detectives
    • Schnooper
    • Schnatcher

Antagonists:

  • Three burglars

Dogs:

  • Schniffer

Synopsis for Along the Main Line: "Circus Train"

A lion gets loose from a circus train, and stalks its way across the car tops to the locomotive, and gets ready to attack Ed and Jake! With teamwork, they fool the lion into chasing Jake, towards the front of the engine. As the beast runs past the cylinder's relief valve, Ed pops the valve and hits it broadside with high-pressure blast of hot steam. The lion survives this encounter, and sprints away across the countryside.

Appearing in Along the Main Line: "Circus Train"

Featured Characters:

  • Ed, engineer
  • Jake, fireman

Locations:

  • Red Island R.R., Main Line

Vehicles:

  • steam locomotive
    • circus train

Synopsis for "Charley Fish"

Charley Fish wants to go fishing, so he digs up some worms to use as bait. Charley leaves the worms he dug up on the window sill, and asks his cook, Pluto, to cook some food while he showers. Charley enjoys Pluto's hash tremendously, and prepares to go fishing. When Charley can't find the worms, the cook reveals that he mistook them for something else, and made the hash that Charley just ate with the critters, much to Charley's dismay.

Appearing in "Charley Fish"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Pluto

Synopsis for Wing Brady: "The Bedouins, Part 7 (of 17)"

The Bedouin captives escape and murder their two Legionnaire guards on the way out. They attack Wing and Slim, and there's a fight, in which Slim is knocked down. The Bedouins steal two horses and flee, pursued by Brady and a few other Legionnaire horsemen. The Arabs escape, and are watched from a distance by Wing, with binoculars. Slim draws Wing's attention to something that the raiders are already watching, an approaching civilian caravan, with rich cargo and some women and children.

Appearing in Wing Brady: "The Bedouins, Part 7 (of 17)"

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Antagonists:

  • Bedouin marauders

Other Characters:

  • Civilian caravan company

Locations:

Synopsis for Henri Duval: "Rescuing the King, Part 2 (of 5)"

Duval accompanies the King and his entourage to a nearby inn and offers to stand guard that night. Later, someone scales the wall to the King's chambers, and Duval gives chase. The supposed intruder turns out to be a confidant of the King, who's distrustful of Duval. The "intruder" hides before Duval enters the King's chambers and sneaks up on him. Cecile warns Duval just in time, and he manages to turn the tables on his attacker--but is not prepared for the King's guard to defend the supposed miscreant.

Appearing in Henri Duval: "Rescuing the King, Part 2 (of 5)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Cecile
  • King Louis

Antagonists:

  • Supposed intruder
  • King's guard

Locations:

Synopsis for Doctor Occult: "The Vampire Master, Part 2 (of 4)"

Rose fires silver bullets into the vampire, but they have no effect on the monster. Still, the vampire vanishes in a blinding burst of light before Occult or Rose can try anything else.

Several days later, a newspaper receives a letter from the Vampire Master, threatening to turn the city into a vampire's hunting ground if he is not paid $100,000. The city refuses to pay, and the Vampire Master makes good on his threat. Among the victims is Mrs. Amster, kidnapped from her sanitarium. The police receive a second letter from the Vampire Master, ordering Doctor Occult to go alone to Lyndale Field at midnight. He goes, and enjoys a cigarette as he awaits the villain's next move.

Appearing in Doctor Occult: "The Vampire Master, Part 2 (of 4)"

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Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Sander Amster

Locations:

  • Police HQ
  • Lyndale Field

Synopsis for Rambler Jim: "Fishy the Gangster, Part 3 (of 4)"

Old Scratch questions the tramp about Jim's injuries, but the tramp, calling himself Fishy Gill, pulls a gun on him. Jim wakes up, grabs a saucepan, and throws it at Gill's head. Gill drops the gun, and Old Scratch takes advantage of the opening and knocks Gill out with one punch.

Appearing in Rambler Jim: "Fishy the Gangster, Part 3 (of 4)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Old Scratch

Antagonists:

  • Fishy Gill

Locations:

  • Sleepy Hollow

Synopsis for Jack Woods: "Pancho Villa, Part 4 (of 14)"

Pancho Villa prepares to take his captives, Dolores and Don Miguel, to his mountain base. Meanwhile, Jack distracts Villa's men and gets the drop on them. As Villa investigates the noise, Jack jumps past the bandit and locks him in the basement, then pulls Dolores and Don Miguel out of the bandit's lair. Aboard two horses, they gallop away. But as the trio make their escape, Don Miguel's fatigue catches up with him and he tumbles off his horse!

Appearing in Jack Woods: "Pancho Villa, Part 4 (of 14)"

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Synopsis for Magic Crystal of History: "In Ancient Egypt, Part 7 (of 10)"

The forces of the priests of Ammon-Re badly outnumber Tutankhamen's army, and he, Bobby, and Binks are forced to flee to the safety of the city. Tired and with his friends faced with a siege and starvation, Bobby slips and suggests radioing for help. The Egyptians, not understanding the word, think that Bobby has volunteered to leave in disguise and go to Tutankhamen's brother for help. Without any way out, Bobby and Binks prepare to go on a mission from which they may never return.

Appearing in Magic Crystal of History: "In Ancient Egypt, Part 7 (of 10)"

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Antagonists:

  • Priests of Ammon-Re
    • their army

Other Characters:

Locations:

Items:

Concepts:

Synopsis for Treasure Island: "Episode 3 (of 6)"

The blind man demands to be taken to Billy Bones, who is shocked to see him. The blind man, Blind Pew, gives Bones a piece of paper, and Bones, seeing a black spot on the page, has a sudden stroke. Jim and his mother, seeing that Bones is dead, investigate the chest in his room. Meanwhile, Blind Pew has raised a mob of pirates, who storm the inn. Jim and his mother barely manage to escape with a packet of papers that they found in the chest.

Appearing in Treasure Island: "Episode 3 (of 6)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Widow Hawkins
  • Dr. Livesey

Antagonists:

  • Bill Bones (Dies)
  • Long John Silver
  • Blind Pew

Locations:

Synopsis for Spike Spalding: "Prince of Patrania, Part 5 (of 25)"

Spike, still a captive, continues his journey to Patrania. Tired of being locked in the stateroom, he rigs up a booby trap, in which a heavy vase will fall on the head of the next person to enter the room.

Meanwhile on the main deck, Pincus crawls out of his toolchest hiding place and sneaks around the liner in search of something to eat. Hearing someone coming, he ducks into the first door he finds--which happens to be Spike's room. Pincus gets vase-bonked, but is okay.

Appearing in Spike Spalding: "Prince of Patrania, Part 5 (of 25)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Pincus

Antagonists:

  • Nikko

Other Characters:

  • Philip of Patrania
  • George Bell (Mentioned only)
  • Susan Bell (Mentioned only)

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Patranian Yacht

Synopsis for Little Linda: "Alone in the Country Again"

Linda has run away from home, and now has run away from her rich little friend, Buddy, to protect him from her scheming stepmother. Soon she's tired and hungry and having serious second thoughts, when she meets a tramp who teaches her how to catch fish and cook them. While they're dining on fish, an armed stranger shows up with his gun drawn, and tells them to put their hands up.

Appearing in Little Linda: "Alone in the Country Again"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Bill, tramp (not yet named)

Other Characters:

  • Local Sheriff (not yet identified)

Synopsis for Midshipman Dewey: "Dewey and the Pirates, Part 4 (of 16)"

When the Hornet caroms off the side of the pirate vessel, knocking it almost over, Jack's fight with the pirate is violently interrupted. The lad wrenches himself from the pirate's grasp, and swims for the Hornet, where the crew throws him a rope and fishes him out of the sea, while the pirate ship sinks beneath the waters.

As the Hornet resumes its journey toward Tripoli, the captain orders Jack to see that the captive pirates are guarded well. As Jack descends, he notices that there are no guards, but he hears voices...

Appearing in Midshipman Dewey: "Dewey and the Pirates, Part 4 (of 16)"

Feature Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Smith (not yet named)
    • his crew

Antagonists:

  • Pirates

Other Characters:

Vehicles:

Era:

Synopsis for "Pelion and Ossa"

Pelion and Ossa are camping up north, and they decide to go fishing. Ossa is confident in his fishing skills, but he keeps tangling his fishing line. Once he finally manages to cast his line in the water, he catches something! a log his fishing line got tangled with.

Appearing in "Pelion and Ossa"

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Synopsis for 2023: Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 7 (of 12)"

High in the Lava Hills, Rex and his friends are ambushed and captured by Kiddlaw and his men. As they are climbing through a narrow mountain pass, Axel, naturally, stumbles and falls over the side, taking his guard with him. The rope connecting the two snags on a rock, saving their lives, and Rex volunteers to go down and get them. Rex reaches a ledge, just above their position, but as he is rigging up a rope to haul them up, the ledge starts to give way!

Appearing in 2023: Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 7 (of 12)"

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Notes

Trivia

  • "Fang Gow of China" was reprinted in Cavalier Comics #2, published by A. W. Nugent Publishing Co. in 1945.
  • The Skipper Hicks feature later became known as Skipper Ham Shanks, when it was continued in the Comics Magazine.
  • Tom Cooper signs his In the Wake of the Wander story as "Mac Fergus".
  • Al Whitney signs his Famous Flights feature as "Thor".
  • Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster sign their Doctor Occult feature as "Leger an& Reuths".
  • The Ivanhoe installment covers Chapters 19 through 22 of the novel. Notably omitted from the comic book adaptation are several scenes featuring Robin of Locksley, aka Robin Hood.
  • The Treasure Island installment covers the second half of Chapter 3 through the beginning of Chapter 5.


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