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"Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers: "Jane and Johnny, Part 4 (of 27)"": The kids are being led across a mountainside by their captors. Captain Jim leaves Bob to follow the trail while h

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New Comics #5 is an issue of the series New Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1936. It was published on May 1, 1936.

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Synopsis for Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers: "Jane and Johnny, Part 4 (of 27)"

The kids are being led across a mountainside by their captors. Captain Jim leaves Bob to follow the trail while he goes back to town for help.

Appearing in Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers: "Jane and Johnny, Part 4 (of 27)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Uncle Bob, Ranger
    • Brownie, Bob's horse

Antagonists:

  • Mr. Lane

Other Characters:

  • Jane
  • Johnny

Locations:


Synopsis for Sir Loin of Beef: "Cowhide's New Target"

Hash plays a prank on the Knight and Cowhide during target practice, so they decide to let Hash be the target instead.

Appearing in Sir Loin of Beef: "Cowhide's New Target"

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Synopsis for Castaway Island: "Episode 4 (of 12)"

Larry and Dougal find Sally missing. Dougal figures that Blackface took her to his hideout inside a cave.

Appearing in Castaway Island: "Episode 4 (of 12)"

Featured Characters:

  • Dougal MacDougal

Supporting Characters:

  • Larry
  • Sally (Mentioned only)

Antagonists:

  • Blackface

Synopsis for Ol' Oz Bopp: "Bosko"

Oz is sent on an errand by Ma to pick up some meat from the market. All goes well until he falls asleep on a park bench, and Bosko the dog appears.

Appearing in Ol' Oz Bopp: "Bosko"

Featured Characters:

  • Oz Bopp

Dogs:

  • Bosko

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

Quick conveys his former fiance, Marjorie, and Captain Rodriguez aboard his ship. A fight breaks out on the forward deck, between Quick's crewmen and a lone Spaniard, who has valiantly attempted to recapture the ship, single handed. Captured alive, he turns out to be Don Pedro Vicente De Gonzales Gordoza, the son of the Governor of Cadiz. Captain Quick has Pedro put in chains below decks, while his thoughts are still on Marjorie's betrothal to another man. Elsewhere aboard, Marjorie weeps softly, over a terrible secret that she dares not tell Captain Quick.

And Don Pedro, all night, doggedly works at loosening his bonds.

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

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Marjorie Barlow
  • Bonnie Bess Crew

Antagonists:

  • Don Pedro Vicente De Gonzales Gordoza (First appearance)
  • Captain Rodriguez
    • Spanish Crew

Locations:

Vessels:

  • the "Bonnie Bess", a 3-masted privateering warship
  • Spanish Galleon (Captured, looted, abandoned)

Synopsis for Maginnis of the Mounties: "The St. Pierre Mystery, Part 2 (of 9)"

Dubois takes Maginnis out into the woods where the traps have been sabotaged. There they are attacked by three men, and Dubois gets shot in the chest.

Appearing in Maginnis of the Mounties: "The St. Pierre Mystery, Part 2 (of 9)"

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Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • three gunmen

Other Characters:

  • Old Man Dubois
  • Yvonne Dubois

Locations:

  • Canada
    • the St. Pierre Country
    • St. Pierre River

Synopsis for Sagebrush and Cactus: "Knife Ambush, Part 5 (of 7)"

Sagebrush and Cactus return to town in the hope of exposing Knife Ambush as a murderer.

Appearing in Sagebrush and Cactus: "Knife Ambush, Part 5 (of 7)"

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Antagonists:

  • Knife Ambush

Locations:

Synopsis for Sandor and the Lost Civilization: "Rajah Maharajah, Part 1 (of 23)"

Sandor was raised in the wild by a pack of wild dogs.

One day in the jungle, Sandor comes to the rescue of one wild dog, who had gotten caught in a bear trap, and is stalked by a tiger. Sandor fights and kills the tiger, with a hunting knife. While he does so, the Rajah Maharajah, and a column of his troops, surround him. The monarch orders his minions to capture Sandor alive, for torture!

Appearing in Sandor and the Lost Civilization: "Rajah Maharajah, Part 1 (of 23)"

Featured Characters:

  • Sandor (First appearance & origin)

Animals:

  • Pack of Wild Dogs
  • Tiger (Dies)
  • two Elephants

Antagonists:

  • Rajah Maharajah (First appearance)
    • many spearmen

Locations:

  • Northern India (First appearance)
    • Lost Civilization

Synopsis for Sam The Porter: "Mr. Rohr"

Sam is sent on an errand to deliver a letter to Mr. Rohr. But what should be a simple assignment is made difficult when Sam can't seem to find anybody in the area named Rohr.

Appearing in Sam The Porter: "Mr. Rohr"

Featured Characters:

  • Sam (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • McGillicuddy (Single appearance)

Synopsis for King Arthur: "Part Three (of six)"

Sir Geraint battles in the jousting tournament against Sparrow Hawk, whose sword and armor are in much better condition than his own. Nevertheless, Enid's encouragement give Geraint the determination to defeat his opponent. He forces the Sparrow Hawk to finally reveal his name, which is Edryn. With the insult now retracted, Geraint marries Enid back at Arthur's court.

Appearing in King Arthur: "Part Three (of six)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Enid

Antagonists:

  • Edryn, the Sparrow Hawk (Final appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for "Rattlesnake Pete"

Rattlesnake Pete is walking around Pitstol Hill, Arizona when, suddenly, bullets start coming against him from every direction. He hides in a water trough, and advises Little Britches to duck. But Britches informs him that those are not bullets, but hungry horse flies.

Appearing in "Rattlesnake Pete"

Featured Characters:

  • Rattlesnake Pete (First appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Little Britches (First appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for "17-20 On The Black, Part 5 (of 13)"

Jim has sent the captain of the ship overboard. Then, he disguises himself as the First Mate in an attempt to trick Frog, but the real first mate discovers his ruse.

Appearing in "17-20 On The Black, Part 5 (of 13)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Kim

Antagonists:

  • Frog Morton
  • his First Mate

Locations:

Synopsis for Myths of Gods and Men: "Pandora's Box"

Jove creates Pandora and the gods provide her with a box, which Mercury warns her never to open. But Pandora opens the box out of curiosity, releasing all ills upon humankind. In a rush, she closes the lid, but then hears a voice pleading to be set free. It is Hope, so Pandora releases her into the world.

Appearing in Myths of Gods and Men: "Pandora's Box"

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Items:

Synopsis for Myths of Gods and Men: "Prometheus"

Jove orders Titan Prometheus and his brother to create life on Earth. They make man last, and Prometheus steals fire from the Sun to gift to man. Enraged, Jove punishes Prometheus by tying him to a rock, and condemning him to be tortured by a vulture for all eternity.

Appearing in Myths of Gods and Men: "Prometheus"

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Supporting Characters:

Synopsis for Steve Conrad: "On Dolorosa Isle, Part 1 (of 8)"

Steve Conrad secretly puts a small crew together to explore Dolorosa Island. With Myra Rutherford along as a stowaway, the crew sets sail on Steve's Cyanogen Cuiser.

Appearing in Steve Conrad: "On Dolorosa Isle, Part 1 (of 8)"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Hugo Judd, ship captain (First appearance)
  • Keith Roland, botanist (First appearance)
  • Mr. Rutherford, expedition backer (First appearance)
  • Myra Rutherford, stowaway (First appearance)
  • ship's cook (First appearance)

Locations:

Vessels

  • Conrad's Cyanogen Cruiser

Synopsis for Andy Handy: "The Weather"

Andy gets flustered when the weather keeps changing from sunny to rain.

Appearing in Andy Handy: "The Weather"

Featured Characters:

  • Andy Handy

Synopsis for Stratosphere Special: "Landing on the Moon"

The gondola lands on the Moon, and the lunar aliens are fascinated with the humans. At the same time, some of the aliens work in their vast underground facilities.

Appearing in Stratosphere Special: "Landing on the Moon"

Featured Characters:

  • Excursionists (Final appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Moon aliens (Final appearance)

Vehicles:

  • Inter-Stellar Trans-Aereo (Final appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Needles Uses His Noodle: "Doctor Visit"

Needles visits the doctor, and a misunderstanding causes him to receive an extreme diagnosis.

Appearing in Needles Uses His Noodle: "Doctor Visit"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Dr. Bob Lewis (Single appearance)

Synopsis for "Rock-Age Roy"

Zip the dinosaur is asleep, and Roy sees this as the perfect opportunity to ride it. Unable to climb Zip on his own, Roy taunts a goat, and its lunge sends him right on top of the dinosaur.

Appearing in "Rock-Age Roy"

Featured Characters:

  • Rock-Age Roy (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Zip, dinosaur (Single appearance)

Locations:

Synopsis for Slim and Tex: "Firing Blanks"

The boys have a target practice contest, but neither of them seem to be a very good shot. But Miss Helen tips off Tex that Slim has loaded his revolver with blanks.

Appearing in Slim and Tex: "Firing Blanks"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Miss Helen

Locations:

Synopsis for "Laughing At Life"

Mr. Brown receives a call from his wife asking him to play bridge at the Jones'. Although he is tired of the game, as a victim of domestic violence, he is unable to refuse.

Appearing in "Laughing At Life"

Featured Characters:

  • Bill Brown (Single appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Ms. Brown (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Ms. Jones (Single appearance)

Synopsis for Ray and Gail: "The Secret Cruise, Part 4 (of 8)"

The crew spot Joe in the water and to their horror, it seems Aunt Millie has gone overboard as well. Captain Bill tells Joe to save her, as she has his and Sir Ghaut's map, but sharks appear to get her first.

Appearing in Ray and Gail: "The Secret Cruise, Part 4 (of 8)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Willie Gewgaw

Antagonists:

  • Captain Bill Gewgaw
  • Sir Henry Ghaut

Other Characters:

  • Joe Macula
  • Mildred Forges (Apparent Death)

Vehicles:

  • Moonson

Synopsis for The Vikings: "Episode 5 (of 22)"

Ivar has become the new king after his father's death. But the mighty Haal does not believe Ivar to be worthy of the title, and the two warriors duel each other for the right to the crown.

Appearing in The Vikings: "Episode 5 (of 22)"

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Other Characters:

Locations:

Synopsis for "Goofo the Great"

Goofo's attempt to impress a lady is thwarted by her younger brother.

Appearing in "Goofo the Great"

Featured Characters:

  • Goofo the Great

Synopsis for A Tale of Two Cities: "Episode Two (of twenty-one)"


Appearing in A Tale of Two Cities: "Episode Two (of twenty-one)"

Featured Characters:

  • Jarvis Lorry

Supporting Characters:

  • Lucie Manette (First appearance)

Synopsis for Cap'n Spiniker: "Heading South, Part 2 (of 7)"

Sternpipe is angry at the clutter of boxes and barrels on the deck; his tantrum lands him back in the brig.

Appearing in Cap'n Spiniker: "Heading South, Part 2 (of 7)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Sternpipe

Synopsis for Dale Daring: "The Drew Mystery, Part 2 (of 5)"

As Dale sits bound and gagged, the two criminals set the house ablaze and then leave, carrying Dr. Millard. Luckily, Lieutenant Sparks has arrived in time to save Dale from a fiery death.

Appearing in Dale Daring: "The Drew Mystery, Part 2 (of 5)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Dick Sparks

Antagonists:

  • Stitch

Other Characters:

  • Dr. Millard

Synopsis for "Rusty"

As a good deed, Rusty waters Mrs. Pinchpenny's lawn, but he falls asleep and the hose enters her house. The screams for help wake Rusty, who rushes to the aid of her fair maiden. But what he encounters is a parrot that is merely overreacting to a small pool of water.

Appearing in "Rusty"

Featured Characters:

  • Rusty

Supporting Characters:

  • Mrs. Pinchpenny (Mentioned only)

Synopsis for Federal Men: "The Invisible Empire, Part 2 (of 7)"

Steve Carson manages to stop the spies from firing at the president's yacht by blowing up their submarine, with himself aboard it. He shoots a torpedo with his pistol. Steve survives, the crew does not.

Appearing in Federal Men: "The Invisible Empire, Part 2 (of 7)"

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Antagonists:

Notes

  • Published by National Allied Newspaper Syndicate, Inc.
  • Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers appeared in two titles, from two competing publishers, from this issue (June 1936) until June 1937.
    • This feature appeared in Comics Magazine #1 May 1936, under its old title Captain Bill of the Rangers, written and drawn by W.M. Allison, and published by Centaur Publications. This anthology changed titles with issue #2, to Funny Pages, and the Captain Bill feature continued there, until issue #11, June 1937.
    • At the same time, this feature continued to appear in New Comics, under its new title Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers, written and drawn by Homer Fleming, and published by DC Comics. The feature ran through New Adventure Comics #27, June 1938.
  • Captain Quick's villain's name has changed from Velasquez to Rodriguez.
  • "Capt. Spinniker" became Capt. Spiniker in New Comics #2.
  • First issue for Famous Poems Illustrated.
  • Federal Men:
    • In comics of the Golden Age, especially after the U.S. entered the Second World War, submarines and their crews were killed off at an accelerating rate. That tradition begins in this issue, as Steve Carson destroys a submerged submarine, with himself still aboard it, by detonating a torpedo, and is the only survivor.
    • This issue introduces the Junior FEDERAL MEN Club.
  • King Arthur does not appear in this issue's King Arthur story, by Rafael Astarita.
  • Single issue for Myths of Gods and Men by Henry Kiefer.
  • First issue for Rattlesnake Pete and Rock-Age Roy by Boody Rogers. Both features will not return until New Adventure Comics #12.
  • Last issue for Sagebrush and Cactus under that title.
  • First issue for Sam the Porter by Alger. Next month this feature moves to More Fun Comics #11.
  • First issue for Sandor by Homer Fleming.
  • Last issue for Sir Loin of Beef under that title.
  • First issue for Steve Conrad by Creig Flessel.
    • Conrad's "Cyanogen Cruiser" can travel 1000 miles in 4 hours.
  • Also appearing in this issue of New Comics were:
    • Introductory letter from "The Editors"
    • "Book Shelf" (text article) by Marjorie Knight
    • "Brain Teasers" by Dick Speed
    • Bugville by Dick Ryan (Final appearance)
    • "Funny Man" (text story), by Paul Frederick
    • It's a Dern Lie: "Twenty-Give Thousand Flathead Injuns", by Bill Patrick (replacing Robert Leffingwell)
    • "Magic" (text article), by Andrini the Great
    • "Radio Dialer" (text article) by A.R. Lane
    • "Worth-while Films to Watch For" (text article) by I.W. Magovern

Trivia

  • Boody Rogers signs his Rattlesnake Pete strip as "R. Donrog" and his Rock-Age Roy strip as "Rogers".
  • Russell Cole signed his Goofo the Great and Ol' Oz Bopp and Sam the Porter strips as "Alger".


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