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Quote1 Sorry to have to do this, but war is war. Quote2
Paul Bunyan

National Comics #8 is an issue of the series National Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 1941.

Appearing in Uncle Sam: "Spy With Two Faces"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Joe, Train Engineer

Locations:

  • large U.S. West Coast city
    • British Relief Headquarters
    • Oriental Section
    • Freight Yards
  • Pacific Railroad Main Line

Vehicles:

  • Fast Freight Train (wrecked)
  • Fast Freight Train

Synopsis for Uncle Sam: "Spy With Two Faces"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Appearing in Sally O'Neil Policewoman: "Broadway Flossie"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Police Captain
  • Pat O'Neil (Sally's brother)

Antagonists:

  • Broadway Flossie
  • Tony
    • their gang

Other Characters:

  • unnamed witness
  • many police

Locations:

  • Police HQ
  • Women's Penitentiary
  • Old Casino Theater

Synopsis for Sally O'Neil Policewoman: "Broadway Flossie"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Kid Patrol: "The Skating Contest"

Featured Characters:

  • Kid Patrol
    • Teddy
    • George Washington Abraham Lincoln "Sunshine" Jones
    • Porky

Antagonists:

  • Jerad Whooperwool

Other Characters:

  • Prof. Knats
  • Mr. Crabie
  • Puff Oats company president

Locations:

  • the slums

Synopsis for Kid Patrol: "The Skating Contest"

Jerad Whooperwool has amazing skating talent but Sunshine Jones has even more amazing skating talent, so the Kid Patrol wins a crate full of oatmeal, much to their own chagrin.

Appearing in Prop Powers: "South American Sabotage Scheme"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Lank Loomis

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Base Commandant

Locations:

  • South America
    • U.S. Naval Base
    • nearby town
    • surrounding countryside

Vehicles:

  • U.S. Curtiss biplane dive-bombers (all bright red)

Synopsis for Prop Powers: "South American Sabotage Scheme"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Kid Dixon: "Four-Man Fight"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • B. Galsworthy "Bottle" Topps, Dixon's Manager

Antagonists:

  • Gorgy Hill
  • Sports Racketeer Gang

Locations:

  • Dixon's training camp
  • Arena

Synopsis for Kid Dixon: "Four-Man Fight"

Some sports-cheating gamblers get out-thought and out-fought by Kid Dixon.

Appearing in Quicksilver: "The Rocket Destructor"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Albert Cruch
    • his bank-robber gang

Other Characters:

  • Army Purchasing Officers
  • Rocket Destructor's Inventor

Locations:

Items:

  • Rocket Destructor (rocket-powered repeating bomb)

Synopsis for Quicksilver: "The Rocket Destructor"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Wonder Boy: "The Bridge Busters"

Featured Characters

Antagonists:

  • Oskar Kruber
    • his nationwide sabotage gang

Other Characters:

  • two boys

Locations:

  • series of highway and railroad bridges (damaged)

Vessels:

  • small motor launch

Synopsis for Wonder Boy: "The Bridge Busters"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Merlin: "The Wisdom of Ancient Greece"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

Locations:

Eras:

Items:

  • Merlin's Magic Cloak
  • Oracle's Crystal Globe

Synopsis for Merlin: "The Wisdom of Ancient Greece"

In 1941, in one of the world's great museums, the Oracle of Delphi overhears Merlin's yearning for world peace, and she appears before him, then conveys him to her temple in Ancient Greece. There, she empowers him with time-handling super powers, which he uses to displace three Axis tyrants, across time and space. First they visit a contemporary battlefield in 1941, then to the Temple of Delphi, where the Oracle herself dispatches the dictators, one by one, into the clutches of three ancient mythological monsters. Merlin then returns to the 20th Century, where all armed conflict has ceased, and he exhorts a cheering throng to ensure that war and strife do not return to the world.

Appearing in Pen Miller: "The Furbish Line Disasters"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Niki, his valet

Antagonists:

  • Mr. Fusing
    • bodyguard
  • corrupt harbor pilot
    • his tugboat crew

Other Characters:

  • Insurance Underwriter

Locations:

  • Waterfront
    • Furbish Line, freight company, offices and piers
    • Maritime Insurance Underwriter's Office

Synopsis for Pen Miller: "The Furbish Line Disasters"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Paul Bunyan: "Paul Bunyan Joins the Army"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Bunyan's Boss
    • Lumberjack Crew: Axel, Cookee, others

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Olie Hansen, lumberjack turned Army cook

Locations:

  • North Woods
  • Army Camp

Vehicles:

  • Japanese Warships (some are destroyed)

Synopsis for Paul Bunyan: "Paul Bunyan Joins the Army"

Paul Bunyan joins the Army. His fellow loggers want to join up also, and some already have, but Paul persuades the rest of them to stay in the lumber business. He encounters a fifth-columnist, and later defeats an invading armada by hurling artillery rounds at them.

Appearing in Jack and Jill: "The Beauty Shop Murder"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Officer Pat Clancy

Antagonists:

  • J.J. Burton
    • spies

Locations:

  • Midtown Apartment
  • Federal Building

Synopsis for Jack and Jill: "The Beauty Shop Murder"

Seemingly accidentally, Jill leads Jack to some enemy agents, who are soon busted.

Notes

  • First issue of National Comics for Jack and Jill, most recently seen in Hit Comics #7, the previous month.
  • First issue for Arthur Peddy on Merlin the Magician, replacing Dan Zolnerowich. Next issue Alex Blum replaces him.
  • Paul Bunyan can throw 2,000-pound artillery shells far enough and accurately enough to destroy enemy warships.
    • Bunyan is awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for this feat, as revealed next issue.
    • Bunyan's rank, before nor after this exploit, is not revealed.
  • Pen Miller's valet Niki is quite proficient at jiu jitsu.
  • First issue for Arthur Peddy on Prop Powers, replacing Witmer Williams.
    • Prop Powers's rank is not revealed. Neither is that of his sidekick Lank Loomis. Their unit is also not identified.
  • Quicksilver breaks the Fourth Wall in the last panel of the last page, to make a wisecrack at the expense of one of the cops.
  • Also appearing in this issue of National Comics were:

Trivia

  • Jack and Jill with art by Chuck Mazoujian is credited to "Lowell Riggs".
  • Kid Dixon with art by George Tuska is credited to "Bob Reynolds".
  • Kid Patrol with art by Charles Nicholas is credited to "Dan Wilson".
  • Merlin the Magician by Toni Blum and Arthur Peddy is credited to "Lance Blackwood".
  • Paul Bunyan with art by John Celardo is credited to "Storey Weaver".
  • Prop Powers with art by Arthur Peddy is credited to "Lynn Byrd".
  • Sally O'Neil, Policewoman by Toni Blum and Chuck Mazoujian is credited to "Frank Kearn".
  • Wonder Boy by Toni Blum and Nick Cardy is credited to "Jerry Maxwell".
  • Tony DiPreta signed his Windy Breeze gag strip as "Tom Taylor".
  • Toni Blum signed her Yankee Doodle Boy text story as "Anthony Lamb".



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