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"Now, When I Was A Boy": This story is reprinted from New Comics #1.

New Book of Comics #1 is an issue of the series New Book of Comics (Volume 1) published in 1936.

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Synopsis for "Now, When I Was A Boy"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #1.

Uncle Chris and his nephew are walking down the street when they spot a horseshoe on the road. Uncle Chris tells his nephew that there used to be an old saying that finding a horseshoe brought luck to the finder. As he bends over to pick it up, he gets hit by a car, does a somersault and lands directly on the metal horseshoe butt first. He gets up from traffic and evades another car. His nephew suddenly reminds him that he forgot his hat on the road and the hat gets squashed. Uncle Chris throws the horseshoe on the road in a tantrum at this sudden turn of events and hits and deflates someone's tire. The driver gets out of the car and demands twelve bucks to pay for the repairs.

Later when Uncle Chris and his nephew get home, his nephew tells his Auntie that his uncle is going to nail the horseshoe right over the door to her exasperation. Auntie then informs Uncle Chris that she will pack up and leave this house if he messes with her woodwork. Uncle Chris doesn't take her threat seriously, as he climbs on top of the stepladder and prepares to nail the horseshoe on top of the door. He hits his thumb with the hammer and falls down, taking the stepladder down with him and breaking it. His nephew asks him what to do with the horseshoe now. Uncle Chris realizes that his luck hasn't turned good because he hadn't tossed the horseshoe over his right shoulder. The tossed horseshoe nearly misses Auntie and crashes through the officer's window. Auntie tells the officer to take him along because he tried to hit her with the horseshoe just to spite him and the officer looks at him angrily though the window.

Appearing in "Now, When I Was A Boy"

Featured Characters:

  • Uncle Chris (Single appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • nephew
  • Auntie

Other Characters:

  • angry driver
  • officer

Synopsis for Sir Loin of Beef: "Introducing Cowhide"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #1.

Sir Loin of Beef is passing by on his horse when suddenly a rather big man gets thrown out of a tavern before him. Sir Loin of Beef asks the man his name and why he got kicked out of the tavern. The man, named Cowhide, explains that the tavern works on a cash and carry basis, and since he currently doesn't have any money on him, they threw him out for the sixth time today. Sir Loin of Beef, admiring Cowhide's persistency gives him a tiny sack of gold to buy himself supper. Before long however, Cowhide gets thrown out of the tavern again. Sir Loin of Beef decides to do something about this and puts on his armor before barging inside the tavern with Cowhide. An old lady sweeping the floor turns around and starts yelling at Sir Loin of Beef for charging inside her tavern. Sir Loin of Beef realizes that a big man like Cowhide got tossed out by a frail old lady like her and mocks him. The old lady swats them both with her broomstick and Sir Loin of Beef falls on the ground with Cowhide. Cowhide mocks him for underestimating her.

Appearing in Sir Loin of Beef: "Introducing Cowhide"

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Other Characters:

  • Tavern owner

Locations:

Synopsis for Billy the Kid: "Soap Box Racer"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #1.

Billy lets Pudge ride in his new soapbox car, but neglects to provide him with one crucial piece of information.

Appearing in Billy the Kid: "Soap Box Racer"

Featured Characters:

  • Billy the Kid (First appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Pudge (First appearance)

Synopsis for Sagebrush 'n' Cactus: "Knife Ambush, Part 1"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #1.

Sagebrush and Cactus, two prospectors in the Old West, are getting heckled by some townsmen when Miss Betty arrives. When the townsmen turn their attention to her, Sagebrush knocks them down and/or out with a single stone. Once out in the wilderness, Sagebrush and Cactus see "Knife" Ambush, a swindler who has a history with Miss Betty's family, and Sagebrush sees what looks like someone in trouble.

Appearing in Sagebrush 'n' Cactus: "Knife Ambush, Part 1"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Knife Ambush (First appearance) (Behind the scenes)

Other Characters:

  • Betty (First appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Vikings: "Episode 1"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #1.

King Harald woos Sigrid, daughter of Hagbard. Eventually, however, he sails away, leaving her with child. Hagbard orders the newborn infant boy abandoned in the wild. However, Kol the Wise hears wolves howling, and, investigating, finds them held at bay by a bright three-pointed light--the symbol of Odin. He drives the pack off and discovers the infant, and, looking up, he sees two ravens--Odin's totem creatures.

Appearing in Vikings: "Episode 1"

Featured Characters:

  • Sigrid (First appearance)
  • Ivar (not yet named) (First appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Vikings(First appearance)
  • Kol the Wise (First appearance)
  • Hagbard (First appearance)
  • King Harald (Single appearance)
  • Odin (Behind the scenes)

Other Characters:

  • The Seta (Single appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for J. Worthington Blimp: "New York to San Diego, Part 1"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #1.

Blimp learns the hazards of bragging when a careless remark gains steam, and ends up forcing him to ride from New York to San Diego on a bicycle.

Appearing in J. Worthington Blimp: "New York to San Diego, Part 1"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Willis (First appearance)
  • Blimp's sister (First appearance)
  • Blimp's nephew (First appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for J. Worthington Blimp: "New York to San Diego, Part 2"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #1.

Blimp stops in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, where a misunderstanding in a local restaurant lands him in jail. There, he gets acquainted with another grandstander, Jupiter Jones.

Appearing in J. Worthington Blimp: "New York to San Diego, Part 2"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Jupiter Jones (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Willis
  • Blimp's sister
  • Blimp's nephew

Locations:

Synopsis for Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed : "The Time Machine, Part 1 (1)"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #1.

Oliver Weed, mild-mannered historian, is invited by Uriah Mowcher to travel back to 1835 in Mowcher's new time machine.

Appearing in Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed : "The Time Machine, Part 1 (1)"

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Synopsis for Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed : "The Time Machine, Part 1 (2)"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #1.

Weed and Mowcher make plans to travel back to 1835 in Mowcher's time machine. Unknown to either one, however, Fritz, a young urchin who had run afoul of both men, has sneaked aboard and is traveling back with them.

Appearing in Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed : "The Time Machine, Part 1 (2)"

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Synopsis for Ray and Gail: "The Secret Cruise, Part 1"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #1.

With their parents dead and short on money, twins Ray and Gail Coeval accept an invitation from Ray's friend Willie to sail around the world with Willie and his father.

Appearing in Ray and Gail: "The Secret Cruise, Part 1"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Willie Gewgaw (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • John Coeval (Only appearance; dies)
  • Mary Coeval (Only appearance; dies)

Synopsis for "Allan De Beaufort"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #1.

Fleeing the Persians, Crusader Allan De Beaufort receives help from an unexpected quarter: a beautiful woman named Helen.

Appearing in "Allan De Beaufort"

Featured Characters:

  • Allan De Beaufort (Single appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Helen (Single appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Dickie Duck: "Howdy Do Soaks!"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #1.

While watering the flowers, Dickie Duck tries to eat an apple, only to find out that it's made out of wax. Angry, he throws the wax fruit out the window and hits a passerby. When Dickie finishes his work, he pours the remaining water in his watering can out the window, right over the wife of the struck passerby. For this, Dickie gets a walloping.

Appearing in Dickie Duck: "Howdy Do Soaks!"

Featured Characters:

  • Dickie Duck (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Farmer Gray (First appearance)

Synopsis for Peter and Ho-lah-an: "The Friends Meet"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #1.

Peter and Ho-lah-an, two teenage boys, meet and become close friends.

Appearing in Peter and Ho-lah-an: "The Friends Meet"

Featured Characters:

  • Peter (First appearance)
  • Ho-lah-an Morongo (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Rab, dog (Single appearance)
  • Loki, lamb (Single appearance)

Synopsis for Doctor Occult: "The Vampire Master, Part 4"

This story is reprinted from More Fun Comics #9.

The Vampire Master is Bart Moore, a rejected suitor of Mrs. Amster. Doctor Occult and Sander Amster are thwarted by a dropped-in set of iron bars, with Mrs. Amster inside the room with the villain. Another door to that room opens, and a duplicate of the Vampire Master drags a duplicate of Mrs. Amster into the room. With the push of a button, Moore makes the duplicate Vampire Master vanish, and boasts that with his Thought Materializer, he can create and destroy any figure he can imagine! He materializes and dematerializes six different monsters just to illustrate his polnt, then announces his intention, to rule the world and make Mrs. Amster his queen. The soulless duplicate of Mrs. Amster flips out and attacks the Vampire Master, wounding him gravely, then turns to attack Mrs. Amster; but Moore dematerializes the creature just in time! The real Mrs. Amster throws an electric switch which opens the barred doorway, letting Amster and Occult into the room, while the fatally wounded Vampire Master throws a switch which engulfs his laboratory in flames! The Amsters and the Doctor barely escape the carnage.

Appearing in Doctor Occult: "The Vampire Master, Part 4"

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Other Characters:

  • Sander Amster
  • Mrs. Amster

Locations:

  • Vampire Master's Lair (Destroyed)

Items:

  • Moore's Thought Materializer

Synopsis for "Jibby Jones"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #2.

Jibby wants to have a turkey for dinner tomorrow night, but after his mother says that turkeys are too expensive, Jibby decides to procure one himself, but ends up convinced that she was right after all.

Appearing in "Jibby Jones"

Featured Characters:

  • Jibby Jones

Supporting Characters:

  • Ma Jones

Synopsis for Sir Loin of Beef: "Hash"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #2.

Sir Loin, a Knight, and Cowhide, his troublesome squire, encounter Hash, an orphan boy with a penchant for making his own luck.

Appearing in Sir Loin of Beef: "Hash"

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Supporting Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Hash (First appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Sagebrush 'n' Cactus: "Knife Ambush, Part 2"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #2.

Sagebrush and Cactus are on the trail of the man known as 'Knife Ambush' when they come across one of his victims.

Appearing in Sagebrush 'n' Cactus: "Knife Ambush, Part 2"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Knife Ambush (Behind the scenes)

Other Characters:

  • Pickax Pete (Appears only as a corpse)

Locations:

Synopsis for "Dickie Duck"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #2.

Dickie Duck's uncle, Farmer Gray, has no money for Christmas presents, so Dickie Duck catches some wanted bank robbers, and collects a $5000 reward to buy presents for his family.

Appearing in "Dickie Duck"

Featured Characters:

  • Dickie Duck

Antagonists:

  • Three bank robbers

Other Characters:

  • Farmer Gray
  • Many Cops

Synopsis for Castaway Island: "Episode 1"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #2.

A ship is abandoned in a storm, but the crew forgets about two young deckhands, Dot and Larry.

Appearing in Castaway Island: "Episode 1"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Dot (First appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for "Billy the Kid"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #2.

Billy brags to his friends Biff and Pudge that he can beat up the bully Butch O'Brien. A fight ensues when O'Brien hears of this, and to Billy's surprise, he can indeed beat the bully.

Appearing in "Billy the Kid"

Featured Characters:

  • Billy

Supporting Characters:

  • Biff (First appearance)
  • Pudge

Antagonists:

  • Butch O'Brien (Single appearance)

Synopsis for J. Worthington Blimp: "The Stagecoach, Part 1"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #2.

Blimp writes a letter to his family in New York claiming to be doing great in his journey, but his brother-in-law Willis does not believe a word. Back in Pottsville, Blimp befriends Jupiter Jones while in jail, and invites him to his trip to San Diego. Once they are out of jail, Jones steals a stagecoach for the trip.

Appearing in J. Worthington Blimp: "The Stagecoach, Part 1"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Jupiter Jones

Other Characters:

  • Willis (Final appearance)
  • Blimp's sister (Final appearance)
  • Blimp's nephew (Final appearance)

Vehicles:

  • stagecoach

Locations:

Synopsis for Vikings: "Episode 2"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #2.

Hagbard orders Sigrid to marry Jarl-Erik and a great feast is held. Meanwhile, Kol adopts the abandoned child he rescued and names him Ivar. Ighild, Kol's seta, raises Ivar and realizes that he bears the marking of Odin.

Appearing in Vikings: "Episode 2"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Kol
  • Ighild (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Jarl-Eirik (First appearance)
  • King Harald
  • Vikings
  • Odin (Behind the scenes)
  • Loki (Behind the scenes)

Locations:

Synopsis for Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed: "The Time Machine, Part 2"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #2.

Arriving in the year 1835, Weed and Mowcher discover that they weren't the only ones in the time machine. The time-travelers then visit the famous Blumel Mansion, where Weed falls in love with young Miss Abigail.

Appearing in Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed: "The Time Machine, Part 2"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Abigail (First appearance)
  • Mr. Blumel (First appearance)

Items:

Locations:

Synopsis for Cap'n Spinniker: "The Can-Opener"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #2.

Spiniker's submarine has latched onto Captain Sternpipe's ship, and is being towed. Sternpipe catches on, and is not pleased.

Appearing in Cap'n Spinniker: "The Can-Opener"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • James (Named)

Antagonists:

  • Captain Sternpipe

Vehicles:

  • Spiniker's submarine (Destroyed)
  • Lollypop, Sternpipe's ship

Locations:

Synopsis for Dare-Devil Dunk: "Mr. Gloom"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #2.

Dunk and his new manager, Drizzle, look for a way to make some money.

Appearing in Dare-Devil Dunk: "Mr. Gloom"

Featured Characters:

  • Dare-Devil Dunk (First appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Drizzle (First appearance)

Synopsis for "Beany"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #2.

Beany is having a strange day, from being chased by a giant cat, to being punished by a giant Mr. Shultze. Then he wakes up on the floor late for school.

Appearing in "Beany"

Featured Characters:

  • Beany (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Beany's Ma (First appearance)
  • Mr. Shultze (Single appearance)

Synopsis for Peter and Ho-lah-an: "Target Practice"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #2.

Peter and Ho-lah-an do some target practice with a bow and arrow.

Appearing in Peter and Ho-lah-an: "Target Practice"

Featured Characters:

  • Peter
  • Ho-lah-an Morongo

Synopsis for Federal Men: "The Manning Baby Kidnapping"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #2.

Steve Carson poses as a rookie cop while gathering used bullets from police shooting ranges at different precincts, for the FBI's laboratory. He's looking for a dirty cop, as part of a larger investigation into a famous baby kidnapping. Steve gets taken hostage by the corrupt cop and his female accomplice, but fights his way free. In the fracas, the bent cop shoots the other kidnapper dead, then is thoroughly beaten down by Carson. The baby is rescued.

Appearing in Federal Men: "The Manning Baby Kidnapping"

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Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Officer Walsh (Single appearance)
  • Kate Lane (Only appearance; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Baby Manning

Locations:

  • Police Precinct
  • 891 Dale Avenue

Synopsis for Henri Duval: "The Duped Musketeers"

This story is reprinted from More Fun Comics #9.

While Henri Duval is on the roof of the inn, the Musketeers capture Louis and Cecile, and are still looking for Henri. Leaping from the rooftop, Duval yanks a passing musketeer off his horse, and steals his uniform and sword. He then fools the musketeers into searching a nearby alley instead of guarding their prisoners. Henri leaps aboard Cecile's horse and gallops away, along with Louis and the Nobleman, with the cursing, shooting musketeers in hot pursuit, not far behind them!

Appearing in Henri Duval: "The Duped Musketeers"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Cecile
  • King Louis
  • Nobleman

Antagonists:

  • False Musketeers

Locations:

Synopsis for Captain Bill of the Texas Rangers: "The Train Robbery, Part 2"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #3.

Jane and Johnny ride into town from Uncle Bob's ranch, to tell Captain Bill about Jim the train robber. In town, Captain Bill believes their story, where Ranger Bob had been skeptical. Mr. Lane observes this, returns to his ranch, and sends a three-man team to intercept and abduct the kids, to keep them from talking any more.

Appearing in Captain Bill of the Texas Rangers: "The Train Robbery, Part 2"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Jane
  • Johnny
  • Ranger Bob (Mentioned only)
  • Jo, cowboy at Bob's ranch

Antagonists:

  • Mr. Lane, rancher
    • Jim, robber
    • three more hombres

Locations:

Synopsis for Sir Loin of Beef: "Hash Amuses Himself"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #3.

Hash decides to play with his slingshot as the Knight and Cowhide sleep.

Appearing in Sir Loin of Beef: "Hash Amuses Himself"

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Supporting Characters:

Locations:

Synopsis for "Jibby Jones"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #3.

Jibby gets chased down by another boy whom he has called a dope, but things don't go quite as planned.

Appearing in "Jibby Jones"

Featured Characters:

  • Jibby Jones

Antagonists:

  • Boy hoodlum

Synopsis for "Billy The Kid"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #3.

Biff tries to teach Billy the sport of fencing, but Billy would rather fight with his fists.

Appearing in "Billy The Kid"

Featured Characters:

  • Billy

Other Characters:

  • Biff

Synopsis for Sagebrush 'n' Cactus: "Knife Ambush, Part 3"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #3.

Cactus and Sagebrush follow the map they found earlier, to an abandoned gold mine. After a quick dig, in which they recover a large gold nugget, the two continue their search for Knife Ambush.

Appearing in Sagebrush 'n' Cactus: "Knife Ambush, Part 3"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Knife Ambush (Behind the scenes)

Locations:

Synopsis for Peter and Ho-lah-an: "Bull by the Tail"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #3.

While searching for prairie dogs, Ho-lah-an scares a charging bull away by clutching onto its tail.

Appearing in Peter and Ho-lah-an: "Bull by the Tail"

Featured Characters:

  • Peter (Final appearance)
  • Ho-lah-an Morongo (Final appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Gus Knights' bull (Single appearance)

Synopsis for Ray and Gail: "The Secret Cruise, Part 3"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #3.

After tending to the ill Aunt Millie, Joe Macula decides to investigate the captain's quarters in search of the map.

Appearing in Ray and Gail: "The Secret Cruise, Part 3"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Joe Macula (First appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Captain Bill Gewgaw (Behind the scenes)
  • Sir Ghaut (Behind the scenes)

Other Characters:

  • Willie Gewgaw
  • Mildred Forges

Synopsis for J. Worthington Blimp: "The Stagecoach, Part 2"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #3.

A reward is put out for the capture of the men that stole the stagecoach. Meanwhile, Blimp and Jones arrive in Kokomo, Indiana, where they get a job offer that utilizes their coach-driving skills.

Appearing in J. Worthington Blimp: "The Stagecoach, Part 2"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Jupiter Jones

Vehicles:

  • Stagecoach, stolen

Locations:

Synopsis for "17-20 on the Black, Part 3"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #3.

Having tracked down the stolen pearls, Kim takes Jim Gale to a ship where the criminals reside.

Appearing in "17-20 on the Black, Part 3"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Kim
  • Louis Vallen (Named) (Mentioned only)

Antagonists:

  • Frog Morton
    • his First Mate

Vehicles:

  • Moonson

Synopsis for "Needles Uses His Noodle"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #3.

Needles comes up with an invention to prevent flower pots from spilling out a window, but his solution creates a new problem.

Appearing in "Needles Uses His Noodle"

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Synopsis for Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed: "The Time Machine, Part 3"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #3.

Fritz and Mowcher are shaking their heads at Oliver falling in love. That is, until the love bug hits them as well.

Appearing in Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed: "The Time Machine, Part 3"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Abigail
  • Mr. Blumel (Final appearance)
  • Madam Blumel (First appearance)
  • Emily Jane (First appearance)

Items:

Synopsis for Castaway Island: "Episode 2"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #3.

Larry and Dot manage to find land. But trouble brews as Blackface and his men also live on the island.

Appearing in Castaway Island: "Episode 2"

Featured Characters:

  • Dougal MacDougald (First appearance)

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Blackface (First appearance)
    • his men

Synopsis for "Dear Old Dad"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #3.

A man leaves some exploding cigars in his office to prank whoever has been stealing his cigars. But his boss borrows the cigars to entertain a big custumer without his knowledge.

Appearing in "Dear Old Dad"

Featured Characters:

  • Dear Old Dad (Single appearance)

Synopsis for "Licorice"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #3.

Licorice gets soaked wet in the rain, so he uses a huge Mexican hat to cover himself. But when the weather is clear, he is unable to remove the hat, as he left his clothes at home to dry.

Appearing in "Licorice"

Featured Characters:

  • Licorice (Single appearance)

Synopsis for Cap'n Spinniker: "A Pickle Complex"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #3.

Spiniker and James manage to convince Sternpipe and his crew that they have a barrel filled with explosives. With this, Spinker takes over as captain of the Lollypop before Sternpipe realizes that the barrel is actually full of pickles.

Appearing in Cap'n Spinniker: "A Pickle Complex"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • James (Final appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Captain Sternpipe

Vehicles:

  • Lollypop, Sternpipe's ship

Locations:

Synopsis for The Vikings: "Episode 3"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #3.

Sigrid's marriage feast is disrupted by the Bear-Sarks, who slaughter Hagbard and Jarl-Erik, and kidnap Sigrid. Meanwhile, a celebration is thrown for baby Ivar growing his first tooth.

Appearing in The Vikings: "Episode 3"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Ighild
  • Kol

Antagonists:

  • Bear-Sarks (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Vikings
    • Fotbit (First appearance)
    • Hagbard (Dies)
    • Jarl-Eirek (Dies)

Locations:

Synopsis for Federal Men: "Airborne Revenge"

This story is reprinted from New Comics #3.

Wealthy aircraft manufacturer Morton Brent is working on a new airplane for the U.S. government, and there have been threats. Steve Carson is assigned to protect him. Brent, Carson, and Brent's pilot fly towards Brent's Northern Estate, and are ambushed in mid-flight by an unmarked fighter plane. The propeller is disabled. Steve Carson crawls out onto one wing, walks along it, and waits for his chance. When the enemy plane gets close enough, he drops onto it, grabs a swivel machine gun, aims it at the pilot, and tells him where to land. Instead, the pilot throws a switch that causes his engine to catch fire, then jumps out, wearing a parachute. Carson jumps after him and catches him; they struggle, and the pistol-wielding pilot misses Steve, at very close range.

Brent's pilot meanwhile has managed a pancake landing. Carson and his foe land nearby, and the bad guy draws a bead on Morton Brent. Carson jumps him and grabs away his pistol. He identifies himself as Grayson and claims to be the real inventor of Brent's new model of airplane. Brent points a gun of his own at both of them, effectively proving Grayson's point, and takes a moment to explain how clever his plan is. Carson jumps him and while they're fighting, Brent's pilot has recovered his wits, and joins the fight on Carson's side. Carson has to fend off another murderous attack by Grayson on Brent, but Carson now holds the only gun on the scene, so Grayson and Brent are both under arrest.

Appearing in Federal Men: "Airborne Revenge"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Morton Brent (Single appearance)
  • Grayson (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Brent's Pilot

Locations:

  • Brent's Northern Estate (Destination)

Vehicles:

  • Brent's streamlined bi-plane
  • Grayson's unmarked fighter plane

Notes

  • The 46th story of this collection, Federal Men: Airborne Revenge, was reprinted minus page 4 of the original.
  • This edition was the second all-reprint issue from DC Comics. The first was Big Book of Fun Comics #1



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