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Appearing in Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers: "The Train Robbery, Part 4"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Uncle Bob

Antagonists:

  • Mr. Lane

Other Characters:

  • Jane
  • Johnny

Locations:

Synopsis for Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers: "The Train Robbery, Part 4"

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

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Supporting Characters:

  • Cowhide
  • Hash

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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 Castaway Island: "Episode 4"

Featured Characters:

  • Dougal MacDougal

Supporting Characters:

  • Larry
  • Sally (Mentioned only)

Antagonists:

  • Blackface

Synopsis for Castaway Island: "Episode 4"

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

Appearing in "Ol' Oz Bopp"

Featured Characters:

  • Oz Bopp

Synopsis for "Ol' Oz Bopp"

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 Captain Quick: "Episode Four"

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 Captain Quick: "Episode Four"

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 Maginnis of the Mounties: "The St. Pierre Mystery, Part 2"

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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 Maginnis of the Mounties: "The St. Pierre Mystery, Part 2"

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 Sagebrush and Cactus: "Knife Ambush, Part 5"

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Synopsis for Sagebrush and Cactus: "Knife Ambush, Part 5"

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

Appearing in Sandor and the Lost Civilization: "Rajah Maharajah, Part 1"

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
    • Lost Civilization

Synopsis for Sandor and the Lost Civilization: "Rajah Maharajah, Part 1"

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 "Sam The Porter"

Featured Characters:

  • Sam (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • McGillicuddy (Single appearance)

Synopsis for "Sam The Porter"

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 King Arthur: "Part Three"

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Synopsis for King Arthur: "Part Three"

Sir Geraint battles in the jousting tournament against Sparrow Hawk, whose sword and armor are in much better condition than his own.

Appearing in "17-20 On The Black, Part 5"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Kim

Antagonists:

  • Frog Morton
  • his First Mate

Synopsis for "17-20 On The Black, Part 5"

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

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Items:

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

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Myths of Gods and Men: "Prometheus"

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Synopsis for Myths of Gods and Men: "Prometheus"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Steve Conrad: "On Dolorosa Isle, Part 1"

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

  • Cyanogen Cruiser

Synopsis for Steve Conrad: "On Dolorosa Isle, Part 1"

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 "Andy Handy"

Featured Characters:

  • Andy Handy

Synopsis for "Andy Handy"

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

Appearing in "Needles Uses His Noodle"

Featured Characters:

  • Needles

Other Characters:

  • Dr. Bob Lewis (Single appearance)

Synopsis for "Needles Uses His Noodle"

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

Appearing in Slim and Tex: "Firing Blanks"

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Other Characters:

  • Miss Helen

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.

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

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Captain Bill Gewgaw
  • Sir Ghaut

Other Characters:

  • Aunt Millie
  • Joe Macula

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

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 The Vikings: "Episode 5"

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Synopsis for The Vikings: "Episode 5"

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 A Tale of Two Cities: "Episode Two"

Featured Characters:

  • Jarvis Lorry

Supporting Characters:

  • Lucie Manette (First appearance)

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

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Cap'n Spinniker: "Heading South, Part 2"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Sternpipe

Synopsis for Cap'n Spinniker: "Heading South, Part 2"

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

Appearing in Dale Daring: "The Drew Mystery, Part 2"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Dick Sparks

Antagonists:

  • Stitch

Other Characters:

  • Dr. Millard

Synopsis for Dale Daring: "The Drew Mystery, Part 2"

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 Federal Men: "The Invisible Empire, Part 2 of 7"

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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.

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.
  • First issue for Famous Poems Illustrated.
    • This issue: King Robert of Sicily, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, illustrated by Henry Kiefer.
  • 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.
  • 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
    • Goofo the Great, by Alger
    • It's a Dern Lie: "Twenty-Give Thousand Flathead Injuns", by Bill Patrick (replacing Robert Leffingwell)
    • Laughing At Life by Vincent Sullivan
    • "Magic" (text article), by Andrini the Great
    • "Radio Dialer" (text article) by A.R. Lane
    • Rattlesnake Pete, by Gordon "Boody" Rogers
    • Rock-Age Roy, by Boody Rogers
    • Rusty, by Hal Sherman (First appearance)
    • Stratosphere Special: "Landing on the Moon", by Serene Summerfield (Final appearance)
    • "Worth-while Films to Watch For" (text article) by I.W. Magovern

Trivia

  • Russell Cole signed his Goofo the Great and Ol' Oz Bopp and Sam the Porter strips as "Alger".



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