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"Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers: "The Train Robbery, Part 17"": Rusty and the outlaws ride until they come to a high point from which to survey their back trail. From there they


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Nadir, Master of Magic

New Adventure Comics #17 is an issue of the series New Adventure Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1937.

Appearing in Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers: "The Train Robbery, Part 17"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Ranger Bob

Antagonists:

  • Rustlers: Rusty, Spike, 3rd guy

Other Characters:

  • Jane
  • Johnny

Locations:

Synopsis for Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers: "The Train Robbery, Part 17"

Rusty and the outlaws ride until they come to a high point from which to survey their back trail. From there they spot Bob riding toward them, and Rusty rides down to a good spot from which to bushwhack him. Bob gets lassoed and tied up, blindfolded, propped on his own horse, and soon is riding along with the gang. They ride to the basin where the stolen cattle are hidden, and Rusty opens a small sheet iron door in the canyon wall. A small storage space is there, into which they toss Bob.

Meanwhile farther back on the trail, Captain Jim, Jane, and Johnny are anxiously searching for Bob. This leads them to the trail of the outlaw gang. Captain Jim finds an envelope laying on the ground, but before he can open it, Johnny calls his attention to an approaching wildfire. The three of them gallop away from it.

Appearing in Nadir, Master of Magic: "Pearl of the Bleeding Heart, Part 1"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Arcot (First appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Henri Duprez (Mentioned only)
  • shadowy knife thrower

Other Characters:

  • Sir Thomas Ellsworth (Single appearance)

Locations:

  • New York City
    • West Side of Manhattan
      • Nadir's Penthouse, in the West Eighties
      • Ellsworth's apartment, not far away

Items:

  • Pearl of the Bleeding Heart

Synopsis for Nadir, Master of Magic: "Pearl of the Bleeding Heart, Part 1"

Late one evening Sir Thomas Ellsworth telephones his old friend Nadir to ask him for help with an unsolved crime. Nadir walks to Ellsworth's apartment building, and just before he enters, an unseen figure throws a knife, which dags itself into the elevator door at which he was waiting. Nadir dashes after him, but the thrower escapes. Nadir recovers the knife, for examination.

Upstairs, Nadir confers with Ellsworth. The "Pearl of the Bleeding Heart" has been stolen, from Ellsworth. There's one suspect: Henri Duprez, the only other man who knew of the Pearl's existence. Nadir promises Sir Thomas some quick results, then repairs to his penthouse apartment, and his private laboratory. Within was a combination of modern scientific equipment and ancient Oriental rarities of black magic. Examining the thrown knife, he finds no fingerprints, so he resorts to the teachings of his forefathers and immerses the knife in a murky liquid. Ten minutes later most of the liquid has dissolved away. Nadir removes a large ring from the second finger of his left hand. Soon he will know the location of the would-be murderer!

Appearing in "Golden Dragon, Episode 12"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Doris Whipple
  • Pan Chi-Lou

Antagonists:

  • Torgadoff (Behind the scenes)
    • his Mongols
  • Chinese Leader of Mongol Band
    • his Mongols

Animals:

  • racing camels

Locations:

Synopsis for "Golden Dragon, Episode 12"

Ian Murray, Doris Whipple, and Pan Chi-Lou have been captured by the Mongol band,and stashed in an underground passage, then roughly conducted outside, to see the band's herd of racing camels, and its leader, who is the same man who visited the monastery, the previous night. The prisoners are mounted atop some camels, and the whole band gets moving. As they ride, Ian wonders whether the fat Chinese leader of this Mongol band is working for the Golden Dragon Priesthood or for the Ja Lama. Then comes the sound of distant gunfire, and plenty of it; Ian figures that the monastary is being attacked! As they ride ever farther away, the sound fades and diea out.

After a long afternoon's ride, they meet up with another camel-mounted troop. This one is led by Torgadoff.

Appearing in Steve Conrad Adventurer: "The Revenge of Devachan, Part 5"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Myra Rutherford

Antagonists:

  • Devachan
  • Tangi, Amazon Ruler of Boa Island
    • her Amazons

Locations:

Animals:

  • giant vulture (Dies)
  • wild monkey

Synopsis for Steve Conrad Adventurer: "The Revenge of Devachan, Part 5"

Steve twists out of the Vulture's grip, and drops into the jungle below. He catches some vines and slows his fall, but as soon as he reaches the ground the vulture attacks again, and this vulture is the size of a man. Steve throttles the vulture, wrenches it around, and snaps its neck.

But now Myra is missing, and Steve's new monkey friend is still around; it leads him thru the brush to a spot within sight of the Amazon village, then disappears. Steve rushes to the village, fearing Myra will be killed by the Amazons, but in the village, they actually are mistaking her for a goddess and declaring her to be their new ruler. Also Myra has changed into a silky harem outfit. Steve is watching from the stockade wall surrounding the village. The monkey returns, with one claw torn off from the giant vulture, then flings it into the throng of Amazons around Myra. They shriek and flee at the sight of the leg of the Sacred Vulture. From a tree high above them, in a booming voice, Steve commands the Amazons to worship their new goddess Myra. But now emerging, in the doorway of Tangi's hut, is the sinister Devachan.

Appearing in Captain Quick: "Episode Fifteen"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Governor of Cartagena
    • Spanish Men At Arms (two die)
    • Cartagenan mob
    • Hangman (Apparent Death)

Animals:

  • huge vultures

Other Characters:

  • Indian Slave

Locations:

Synopsis for Captain Quick: "Episode Fifteen"

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Appearing in Detective Sergeant Carey of the Chinatown Squad: "Murder at the Thousand Bleeding Dragons, Part 4"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Sleepy

Antagonists:

  • Sin Fu
    • his killers

Locations:

Synopsis for Detective Sergeant Carey of the Chinatown Squad: "Murder at the Thousand Bleeding Dragons, Part 4"

Carey and Sleepy team up with the slave girl to turn the tables on the armed guard, get his rifle, and leave him locked up in their place. They hide in a nearby store room but soon Sin Fu's thugs gather outside of it.

Appearing in She: "Episode 11"

Featured Characters:

  • Horace Holly
  • Leo Vincey

Supporting Characters:

  • Ustane Vincey (Dies)

Other Characters:

  • She
    • her mute manservants
    • Amahagger Spearmen

Locations:

  • Eastern Coastal Africa
    • Dismal Swamp
      • She's clifftop palace
      • Caves of Kor

Items:

  • Scarab Ring of Armenartas

Synopsis for She: "Episode 11"

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Appearing in "A Tale of Two Cities: Episode 13"

Featured Characters:

  • Jarvis Lorry

Characters:

  • Charles Darnay

Supporting Characters:

  • Lucie Manette
  • Doctor Manette
  • Miss Pross
  • Little Lucie

Antagonists:

  • French Citizen-Patriots
  • Defarge, captain of the guard

Locations:

Synopsis for "A Tale of Two Cities: Episode 13"

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Appearing in Vikings: "Episode 17"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Sundgrid

Other Characters:

  • Hasylwyn, former High Druid

Antagonists:

  • High Druid Modred
    • his Druids

Vehicles:

  • Four Viking Longships

Locations:

Synopsis for Vikings: "Episode 17"

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Appearing in Sandor and the Lost Civilization: "Rajah Maharajah, Part 13"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Benar the Fakir

Antagonists:

  • Rajah Maharajah
    • his many servants and spies

Other Characters:

  • High Priest
    • his spy

Items:

  • small jewel casket containing documents

Synopsis for Sandor and the Lost Civilization: "Rajah Maharajah, Part 13"

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Appearing in "Monastery of the Blue God, Episode 4"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Baroness Elsa Von Saxenberg
  • Sergeant Miller
  • Corporal Drenoff

Antagonists:

  • Count Kraft Von Bolander (Behind the scenes)
    • his spies

Other Characters: Locations:

Synopsis for "Monastery of the Blue God, Episode 4"

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Appearing in Dale Daring: "The Tsin Lee Incident, Part 4"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Don Brewster, USMC
    • Ali, his servant
  • Mr. Daring

Antagonists:

  • General Tsin Lee
    • his many minions

Locations:

Synopsis for Dale Daring: "The Tsin Lee Incident, Part 4"

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Appearing in Federal Men: "The Case of the Clueless Crime"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Blackie Farrow
    • Nate Lane
    • Jake O'Toole (Dies)

Items:

  • the Tyrone Pearls

Synopsis for Federal Men: "The Case of the Clueless Crime"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Notes

Trivia

  • Nadir's wealthy friend Sir Thomas is named Ellsworth, not unlike Doctor Occult's police friend Vin Ellsworth. At his time, Whitney Ellsworth was editing both New Adventure Comics and More Fun Comics.
  • Will Ely signs his Nadir story as "Will Georgi."



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