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"The Chinatown Smuggler": The F.B.I. has been on the trail of illegal immigration smugglers. An agent is killed when he ties to pose as a customer, but the camera he was carrying manages to capture the face of the ringleader, Red Gorman.

New Adventure Comics #16 is an issue of the series New Adventure Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1937.

Appearing in "The Chinatown Smuggler"

Featured Characters:

  • Steve Carson

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  • Red Gorman (Only appearance; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Wan Ling (Only appearance; dies)

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Synopsis for "The Chinatown Smuggler"

The F.B.I. has been on the trail of illegal immigration smugglers. An agent is killed when he ties to pose as a customer, but the camera he was carrying manages to capture the face of the ringleader, Red Gorman.
Steve Carson goes undercover and gets a job with a rival smuggling ring, hoping to flush out Red by cutting in on his profits. It doesn't take long for him to respond, as during Steve's first smuggling gig, Red rams Steve's boat. That's all the incentive needed for Steve to give the signal to the other undercover agents, removing the tarpaulin on the boat that covered the machine-gun. Only a few shots get fired before the smugglers raise their hands in a signal of surrender.
But Red has other ideas. While his crew wait to be arrested, he sets a booby trap below deck that will blow up the entire boat when a trip-wire is activated, killing his smuggling crew and the feds. But fate steps in and causes the boat to lurch as Red is trying to escape, making him fall into the trip-wire and blowing up the entire vessel before the federal men have a chance to board it.

Appearing in "The Tsin Lee Incident: Part 3"

Featured Characters:

  • Dale Daring

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Villains:

  • Tsin Lee

Other Characters:

  • Ali
  • Captain Brewster

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Synopsis for "The Tsin Lee Incident: Part 3"

Dale is led by Ali to Tsin Lee's hideout, eager to rescue her father. When they reach the cave, Dale distracts the guard while Brewster and Ali knock him out.
Meanwhile, Dale's father is being tortured by General Tsin Lee in an attempt to find out where the ammo cache is hidden. The blowtorch on the soles of his bare feet is excruciating, causing him to cry out.
After wandering through the maze of tunnels, Dale, Brewster, and Ali are apprehended by guards and taken to Tsin Lee to have their fate decided.

Appearing in "Murder at the Thousand Bleeding Dragons: Part 2"

Featured Characters:

  • Sergeant Carey

Supporting Characters:

  • Sleepy

Villains:

  • Sin Fu

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Synopsis for "Murder at the Thousand Bleeding Dragons: Part 2"

Detective Sergeant Carey and his partner Sleepy awaken in a cell, being guarded by chinamen. The guard outside tells them that they are prisoners of Sin Fu. Sleepy asks if they can have some food, so the guard shouts an order at another in chinese.
Carey deduces that they must be in the cellar of the house they were investigating, even though neither man saw any entrances to the downstairs... Unless they were hidden. The smell of food hits Sleepy's nose like a drum, and he and Carey go up to the cell door only to discover a white woman delivering their meal! What was she doing among these sinister criminals?

Appearing in "Captain Quick: Episode 14"

Featured Characters:

  • Kendal Quick

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  • Spanish Crew

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Synopsis for "Captain Quick: Episode 14"

The crew of the Bonnie Bess are excited when the approaching ship turns out to be spanish. It is time for a battle! Realizing that their cannons are no match for the spanish ships guns, Captain Quick orders his crew to get the Bonnie Bess up alongside the spaniards, and prepare to board.
A great fight breaks out between the two crews as the Englishmen climb onto the spanish deck. But the spanish captain is quite clever, and the grapples used to hold the two ships next to each other are cut. Quick's men retreat back to the Bonnie Bess, but Quick himself is unable to make it in time and finds himself standing alone on the ship of the enemy. He is easily subdued, and brought back to port where he is held in the dungeon below the governor's palace. There he will stay until the execution...

Appearing in "Rajah Maharajah: Part 12"

Featured Characters:

  • Sandor

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Villains:

  • Rajah Maharajah

Other Characters:

  • Elaka
  • Benar

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Synopsis for "Rajah Maharajah: Part 12"

Sandor is still trying to evade the guards when he comes into a richly lavished room. And the sounds of a key turning in a lock are heard from a door at the other end. With guards still looking for him back at the door he came in from, Sandor is trapped.
Meanwhile, Benar rests at an oasis while thinking of a way to help his friend. Heading back towards the palace, a peddler pulling a camel with many baskets on it's back stop near him. Benar watches from a concealed position as the peddler falls asleep. Curious, he opens one of the baskets to find it empty. It was risky, he knew, but Benar was determined to help Sandor, so he climbed into one of the empty baskets himself.

Appearing in "Monastery of the Blue God: Episode 3"

Featured Characters:

  • Captain Douglas Stewart

Supporting Characters:

  • Baroness Elsa Von Saxenberg

Villains:

  • Count Kraft Von Bolander

Other Characters:

  • The Chief
  • Sergeant Miller

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Synopsis for "Monastery of the Blue God: Episode 3"

Stewart accuses Count von Bolander of the theft of the cylinder. After a threat of bcalling the authorities, the count disdainfully hands the cylinder back to Stewart, leaving him with a parting threat.
The next day, Stewart resigns from the army in exchange for a position in foreign intelligence. He asks to be stationed in Peking, China. Which is actually near to where the jewels were discovered by Elsa's father. The chief also lets him take Sergeant Miller with him.
Later, Stewart enters his apartment to find that it has been ransacked! Elsa comes to him to warn him that Count von Bolander has been selling military secrets. He returns her cylinder to her, and informs her of his decision to deploy to Peking and find the treasured sapphires. If he succeeds, she says, she will accept his marriage proposal. But lo and behold, four days afterward, Stewart finds Elsa at the station, all packed and ready to accompany him! So the two board the train together, Sergeant Miller already awaiting them inside. He has brought a man with him, Corporal Drenoff, to assist in their intelligence gathering. What will they say when they learn of Captain Stewarts real motives for going to China?

Appearing in "Knights of the Royal Bull: Part 4"

Featured Characters:

  • Don Coyote

Supporting Characters:

  • Hamburger
  • Hash

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Synopsis for "Knights of the Royal Bull: Part 4"

Don, Hamburger, and Hash leap overboard into one of the lifeboats. Hamburger saves his friends by stopping a cannonball with his barehands. Don and Hash are impressed by his feat, and decide to give him a long leave of absence once they reach land... If they reach land.

Appearing in "She: Episode 10"

Featured Characters:

  • Horace Holly
  • Leo Vincey

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  • She

Other Characters:

  • Job
  • Ustane

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Synopsis for "She: Episode 10"

The priestess, She, begins to tremble with emotion at the dying Leo, who resembles her dead lover. Horace snaps her back into reality, and she gives him a vial full of liquid, that he is told to pour down Leo's throat.
Hours pass without a change in Leo's condition. But just as all hope seemed lost, he stirs, and Horace and She are overjoyed that he will survive. Ustane, Leo's native wife, is called before She. Ustane is told by the great priestess that she is forbidden to see Leo from here on. Becoming defiant, Ustane tells She that only in death will she leave his side. She furiously taps Ustane on the brow, causing three white marks to grow along her hair. Ustane, feeling pained and broken, consents to She and mournfully leaves the camp. Horace is told that if he ever mentions Ustane's manner of departure to Leo, he will be killed.
The priestess She spends the next three days at Leo's side, comforting him and nursing him until he is well enough to walk. All the times he asks her where Ustane has gone, She merely tells him not to worry.
The threee companions, Leo, Horace, and Job, are led by She into a secret burial chamber where they are promised some strange entertainment. Deeper into the chamber they go, until they are standing before a large semi-circle of mummies tied to posts. Suddenly, men carrying torches cry out and light the mummies ablaze, creating a sort of "stage-light" effect...

Appearing in "Shanghai Pete: Part 8"

Featured Characters:

  • Hardluck Harry

Supporting Characters:

  • Foo Chow

Villains:

  • Slugger
  • The Skipper

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Synopsis for "Shanghai Pete: Part 8"

Soon to become food for the cannibals, Harry and Foo Chow are being held inside a large pot filled with water. Having no other ideas, they yell for someone to help. Back on the beach are Slugger and the skipper of the ship that Harry and Foo Chow escaped from. They are looking for signs of their escaped prisoners, when cries for help hit their ears. The two of them follow the voices until they can see Harry and Foo Chow. Slugger laughs, and suggests that they try to play a trick on them, but the natives overhear and soon Harry and Foo Chow have two more companions in the same predicament.

Appearing in "The Vikings: Episode 16"

Featured Characters:

  • Ivar

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Villains:

  • Modred
  • The Druids

Other Characters:

  • Hasylwyn
  • Sundgrid

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Synopsis for "The Vikings: Episode 16"

Trapped after the crew of their viking ship abandoned them, Ivar and his few remaining men opt to fight one last time with the druids. But Hasylwyn offers an alternative solution. Their is a rocky temple near, that is sacred to the druids. Only the high priests of the tribe may enter, and attack is unlikely. Ivar agrees to his plan and lets Hasylwyn lead them to the temple. The vikings set up a defense, should the druids decide to attack them anyway.
The druids approach and a battle breaks out, with both sides taking losses. It lasts until Modred, the newly appointe leader of the druids, asks to speak with Ivar. He tells the viking leader that he will call off the attack and let them go free, if they agree to hand Sundgrid over to him...

Appearing in "The Revenge of Devachan: Part 4"

Featured Characters:

  • Steve Conrad

Supporting Characters:

  • Myra Rutherford

Villains:

  • Devachan
  • Tangi

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Synopsis for "The Revenge of Devachan: Part 4"

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Appearing in "Golden Dragon: Episode 11"

Featured Characters:

  • Ian

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  • Doris
  • Pan Chi-Lou
  • Reilly

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Synopsis for "Golden Dragon: Episode 11"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Jungle Fever: Episode 3"

Featured Characters:

  • Curley Moran
  • Red Riley

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Villains:

  • Boris Zaranoff
  • Sanchez

Other Characters:

  • Dr. Norton

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Synopsis for "Jungle Fever: Episode 3"

The native refuses to tell Red or Curley about the plantation, so they let him run off. By searching the village, they eventually meet Doctor Norton, who says he's an old friend of Holloway's. He happily offers to lead them to Holloway's plantation right away, but they become distracted by an ugly sight. One of the native villagers is being flogged by a brute of a man. Norton tells them that the man is Boris Zaranoff, the natives cruel overlord.
Red is determined to save the poor villager, and steps up to Boris. Zaranoff is larger than Red, but Red has gone through training with the Marines, so he is able to incapacitate the burly man with relative ease.
Red gains the appreciation of the villager, and Norton decide it'd be safer if he went with them. After they have left, Boris calls upon his henchman. He demands that the foreigners be killed for making a fool out of him. He gives his best gunner, Sanchez, to wait on the cliffs for the three travellers to pass by, and then gun them down...

Appearing in "The Train Robbery: Part 16"

Featured Characters:

  • Captain Jim
  • Bob

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Villains:

  • Rustlers

Other Characters:

  • Jane
  • Johnny

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Synopsis for "The Train Robbery: Part 16"

Captain Jim and Bob find the tracks of a large bear in the forest. They leave Johnny and Jane to watch the horses while they go off to investigate. If there is a bear nearby, they'd have to make sure it wasn't going to attack them when they're off their guard. Jane sees a bear cub come out of the foliage and, too late for Johnny to restrain her, she tries to get in closer to look at it. But the bear cub scampers off, yelling in fear. Cries which attract the mama bear's attention. Jim and Bob hear her growls and carefully follow the noise, being sure to keep hidden. The mama bear spots the kids from the top of a hill and starts to charge at them. But a bullet from Bob's rifle stops it dead in it's tracks. The group continue on their way. Coming to a fork in the path, Bob notices the markings of a cattle herd heading off in one direction. It could be the remaining rustlers making their getaway. So while Jim, Jane, and Johnny wait, Bob goes off to find out where the tracks lead. Once he is alone, a Riata Noose swings out around his shoulders and yanks him off the horse. A trap!

Notes

Aside from the stories above, this issue contains several short gag strips, including:

  • "Ol' Oz Bopp" and "Goofo the Great" by Russell Cole
  • "Andy Handy" by Leo O'Mealia
  • "Th' Cunnel" and "Laughing At Life" by Whitney Ellsworth

Merna Gamble's comic adaptation of Charles Dickens story, A Tale Of Two Cities, continues in this issue.

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