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"Jibby Jones: "Expensive Turkey"": 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.

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J. Worthington Blimp

New Comics #2 is an issue of the series New Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of January, 1936.

Synopsis for Jibby Jones: "Expensive Turkey"

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: "Expensive Turkey"

Featured Characters:

  • Jibby Jones

Supporting Characters:

  • Ma Jones

Synopsis for Sir Loin of Beef: "Hash"

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"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Hash (First appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Sagebrush 'n' Cactus: "Knife Ambush, Part 2 (of 7)"

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 (of 7)"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Knife Ambush (Behind the scenes)

Other Characters:

  • Pickax Pete (Appears only as a corpse)

Locations:

Synopsis for Dickie Duck: "$5000 Reward!"

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: "$5000 Reward!"

Featured Characters:

  • Dickie Duck

Antagonists:

  • Three bank robbers

Other Characters:

  • Farmer Gray
  • Many Cops

Synopsis for Castaway Island: "Episode 1 (of 12)"

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

Appearing in Castaway Island: "Episode 1 (of 12)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Dot (First appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Billy the Kid: "Billy and the Bully"

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: "Billy and the Bully"

Featured Characters:

  • Billy

Supporting Characters:

  • Biff (First appearance)
  • Pudge

Antagonists:

  • Butch O'Brien (Single appearance)

Synopsis for J. Worthington Blimp: "The Stagecoach, Part 1 (of 3)"

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 (of 3)"

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 The Vikings: "Episode 2 (of 22)"

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 The Vikings: "Episode 2 (of 22)"

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 Freddie Bell, He Means Well: "Chair & Movie"

Freddie sees a man declaring his love to a woman on his knees, confused by the situation, he brings the man a chair. Later, he sneaks into a cinema and asks a lady in front of him to remove her hat, but her crazy hair blocks the view for the spectators sitting next to him.

Appearing in Freddie Bell, He Means Well: "Chair & Movie"

Featured Characters:

  • Freddie Bell

Other Characters:

  • Suitor
  • Suitee
  • Big Hat Lady

Synopsis for Wing Walker: "Sons of the Red Cormorant, Part 2 (of 3)"

Wing has escaped from the Cormorant's gang only to find himself in a new kind of trouble, as Kolar and his tribesmen close in on him.

Appearing in Wing Walker: "Sons of the Red Cormorant, Part 2 (of 3)"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Red Cormorant
  • Nipper
  • Kolar (First appearance)
    • Seminole tribesmen
    • Tyee (First appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Just Suppose: "Lincoln's Application" and "Napoleon at Waterloo"

In an alternate history, Lincoln is accepted into a minor clerkship he applied for and never becomes president, consequently, the Emancipation Proclamation is never written. In another alternative scenario, Napoleon wins at Waterloo and creates an European empire, preventing the World War of 1914 from happening.

Appearing in Just Suppose: "Lincoln's Application" and "Napoleon at Waterloo"

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Synopsis for Captain Bill of the Rangers: "Jane and Johnny, Part 1 (of 27)"

While riding a train to Buffalo Junction, two kids are witnesses to a train robbery. After arriving and meeting up with their uncle, Bob, a Ranger, and Jo, a cowboy, the kids identify a local man, Jim, as the train bandit. Jim is the foreman for Mr. Lane, an important local rancher. He knows he's been spotted and he tells his boss about it, but the boss isn't worried about it. He advises Jim to hide out for the time being.

Appearing in Captain Bill of the Rangers: "Jane and Johnny, Part 1 (of 27)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Jane (First appearance)
  • Johnny (First appearance)
  • Texas Rangers
    • Ranger Bob (First appearance)
  • Jo, Bob's Ranch Hand (First appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Mr. Lane (First appearance)
    • Jim, Lane's Foreman (First appearance) (See Notes)

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Passenger Train

Synopsis for Gulliver's Travels: "Lilliput"

The tiny Lilliputians carry Gulliver to their town, where they provide him with a home, and thousands of chefs prepare a meal for him.

Appearing in Gulliver's Travels: "Lilliput"

Featured Characters:

Locations:

  • Lilliput, (Final appearance) 1699

Synopsis for Ray and Gail : "The Secret Cruise, Part 2 (of 8)"

Ray and his sister Gail are sailing on their friend Willie's father's ship. But there seems to be some suspicious goings-on, in the Captain's Quarters.

Appearing in Ray and Gail : "The Secret Cruise, Part 2 (of 8)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Willie Gewgaw

Antagonists:

  • Captain Bill Gewgaw (First appearance)
  • Sir Henry Ghaut (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Mildred Forges (First appearance)
  • Joe Macula (Mentioned only)

Vehicles:

  • Moonson (First appearance)

Synopsis for Captain Quick: "Episode Two (of twenty-two)"

On their first encounter with a Spanish man o' war, Lord Barlow's 2nd-in-command Kendal Quick devises a stratagem that defeats the enemy. Barlow and a prize crew sail the captured warship back to England, while aboard the Bonnie Bess, Quick rises to captaincy.

Appearing in Captain Quick: "Episode Two (of twenty-two)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Marjorie Barlow
  • Lord Barlow
  • Bonnie Bess Crew

Antagonists:

  • Spanish Crew

Locations:

Vessels:

  • Barlow's "Bonnie Bess", 3-masted privateering warship
  • Spanish Man O' War (Captured)

Synopsis for 17-20 On The Black: "Part 2 (of 13)"

The "lady in black's" pearls have been stolen by an armed crook.

Appearing in 17-20 On The Black: "Part 2 (of 13)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Kim
  • Louise Vallen (not yet named)

Antagonists:

  • Frog Morton (First appearance)

Locations:

  • 17-20 California St.

Synopsis for Chikko Chakko: "Fish"

Chikko attempts to catch a fish, but the fish end up eating his lunch. He later does catch a fish, in the face, flung by an unappreciative serenade listener.

Appearing in Chikko Chakko: "Fish"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Chicos

Locations:

Synopsis for Needles Uses His Noodle: "Hair-Raising Detective Stories"

After the altercation with his hair-cutting machine, Needles tries to come up with a way to grow back the hair on his head, to no avail. Defeated, he decides to read a book instead, and to his surprise, his hair grows back while reading the chilling stories from "Hair-Raising Detective Stories".

Appearing in Needles Uses His Noodle: "Hair-Raising Detective Stories"

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Synopsis for Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed: "The Time Machine, Part 2 (of 4)"

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 (of 4)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Other Characters:

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

Items:

Locations:

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

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 Spiniker: "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"

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: "Bad Dream"

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: "Bad Dream"

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"

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"

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"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

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

Other Characters:

  • Baby Manning

Locations:

  • Police Precinct
  • 891 Dale Avenue

Synopsis for It's a Dern Lie: "Famous Flea Exterminator's Rope Trick"

A family hires a famous exterminator to get rid of fleas on their dog Scratcher. The exterminator's creative ploy is succesful but extremely inefficient.

Appearing in It's a Dern Lie: "Famous Flea Exterminator's Rope Trick"

Featured Characters:

  • Flea exterminator (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Scratcher, dog (Single appearance)

Notes

  • Published by National Allied Newspaper Syndicate, Inc.
  • This issue introduces Captain Bill of the Rangers by W.M. Allison, which will be changed, between New Comics #3 and #4, to Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers.
    • And in case that isn't confusing enough, in this issue the main villain is named "Jim."
    • The era in which this serial is set is a matter of great uncertainty. The kids arrive in a train, but we are never shown its exterior. No cars, paved roads, or telephone lines are visible; everybody rides horses. Whether it's the 1870s or the 1930s, this story is set in the very vaguely defined "Old West".
  • Last issue for Jon L. Blummer (as "John Elby") on Captain Quick, which drops out for one issue, then returns in New Comics #4, with art by Sven Elven.
  • Per the lettering in his story's title, Capt. Spiniker is now spelled with one "n."
  • This issue introduces Castaway Island by Tom Cooper.
  • This issue introduces Federal Men by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.
  • This issue presents a two-page spread of a scene from Gulliver's Travels, illustrated by Walter C. Kelly. This is also the last issue in which this feature appears.
  • It's a Dern Lie by Robert Leffingwell solicits and illustrates fan submissions of short stories.
  • In this issue's episode of Vikings, Ighild, Kol's seta, rescues and raises the infant Ivar, and realizes that he bears the marking of Odin.
  • Also appearing in this issue of New Comics were:
    • A letter from "the Editors" introducing the magazine (inside front cover)
    • Axel by Robert Leffingwell
    • "Big Linda's Revenge" (text story) by Wallace Kirk
    • "The Book Shelf" (text article) by Rosemary Volk
    • Cartoon Corner: "Lesson 2: Comic Heads" (illustrated "how-to" article) by Stanley
    • Fanny by Robert Leffingwell
    • "Hobbies" (text article) by Danny Ryan
    • "Live and Learn" (illustrated fun facts) by Joe Archibald
    • "It's Magic" (text article) by Andrini the Great
    • "Pastime Page" (puzzles) by Emma C. McKean
    • "The Pixie Puzzle Adventures" (illustrated puzzles) by Matt Curzon
    • "The Radio Dialer" (text article)
    • "Stamps and Coins" (text article)
    • "The Test of a Man" (text story) by Rosemary Volk
    • "Worth-While Films to Watch For" (text article) by Josephine Craig



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