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"Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers: "The Train Robbery, Part 6"": Jim and his Posse find the rustlers' hideout. Jim orders some of his men to cover the back and side exits, then leads the rest


Quote1 Hooray! We have changed the tide of battle! The foe is vanquished! Quote2
-- Captain Spinniker



Appearing in Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers: "The Train Robbery, Part 6"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Ranger Bob

Antagonists:

  • Scar
  • other rustlers

Other Characters:

  • Johnny
  • Jane

Locations:

Synopsis for Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers: "The Train Robbery, Part 6"

Jim and his Posse find the rustlers' hideout. Jim orders some of his men to cover the back and side exits, then leads the rest in a frontal assault. However, they encounter no resistance, and break into the hideout to find only a mortally wounded outlaw, who tells them that Jane and Johnny have escaped. Meanwhile, Jane and Johnny are attacked by hungry wolves, but just when things look their grimmest, Captain Jim and the Rangers find the children and drive off the wolfpack. Meanwhile, at their backup camp, the outlaws plan their next move.

Appearing in Don Coyote: "He Who Laughs Last, Laughs Best"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Hamburger
  • Hash

Locations:

Synopsis for Don Coyote: "He Who Laughs Last, Laughs Best"

Hash plays a practical joke on Hamburger, but it backfires in his face.

Appearing in Castaway Island: "Episode 6"

Featured Characters:

  • Dougal MacDougal

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Blackface

Other Characters:

  • Jim Shark (First appearance)

Synopsis for Castaway Island: "Episode 6"

Mac and Larry are taken prisoner by Blackface and his men. However, when a strange yacht enters the harbor, Blackface attacks, leaving Mac and Larry unguarded and allowing them to escape. Blackface, however, manages to take the yacht's owner, Jim Shark, captive.

Appearing in "Ol' Oz Bopp"

Featured Characters:

  • Oz Bopp

Synopsis for "Ol' Oz Bopp"

Grandpa helps with a bit of memorization.

Appearing in Captain Quick: "Episode Six"

Supporting Characters:

  • Marjorie Barlow

Antagonists:

  • Don Pedro Vicente De Gonzales Gordoza

Other Characters:

  • Captain Rodriguez

Synopsis for Captain Quick: "Episode Six"

Rather than risk Marjorie's life, Quick surrenders to the Spaniards, and he, Marjorie, and Rodriguez are taken prisoner. The three Spanish ships set sail for home, and Quick is put in irons. Late one night, Marjorie sneaks into his cell and explains why she has agreed to marry Rodriguez, and that she still loves Quick. As the ships harbor off Cadiz one night, the captain summons Quick--but Quick has escaped and gone over the side!

Appearing in Dale Daring: "The Drew Mystery, Part 4"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Dick Sparks

Synopsis for Dale Daring: "The Drew Mystery, Part 4"

The gunman holds Dale and Dick and begins to lead them to his boss, but an old hermit spies the trio, sneaks up behind the gunman, and hits him with a club, knocking him unconscious. He tells Dale and Dick to follow him where he can hide them.

Appearing in Cal 'n' Alec: "Knife Ambush, Part 7"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Knife Ambush

Synopsis for Cal 'n' Alec: "Knife Ambush, Part 7"

Cal and Alec try to prove that "Knife" Ambush murdered their old friend, Pickaxe Pete. Deputized by the sheriff, Alec masquerades as Pete and accuses "Knife", who betrays his guilt and is shot by the sheriff.

Appearing in Sandor and the Lost Civilization: "Rajah Maharajah, Part 3"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • pack of wild dogs: Elaka, others
  • Agra, lion

Antagonists:

  • Rajah Maharajah
    • his many spearmen
    • his elephant
    • his witch-doctor
  • Jungle Goddess
    • Bagheera the Leopard (Dies)
  • random hyena (Dies)

Locations:

  • Northern India
    • Lost Civilization

Synopsis for Sandor and the Lost Civilization: "Rajah Maharajah, Part 3"

The leopard crouching toward Sandor is pounced upon by a lion! While those cats fight, Sandor's friends, the wild dogs, come to his aid. One of them chews through his bonds and frees him, just as a hyena attacks him. Sandor strangles the hyena and then, as the lion kills the leopard, he calls it to him by its name, "Agra". But as they and the wild dogs are leaving the scene, a voice cries out from the temple roof, demanding to converse with Sandor.

Appearing in Maginnis of the Mounties: "The St. Pierre Mystery, Part 4"

Featured Characters:

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 4"

With the two of them pinned down by outlaws, DuBois urges Maginnis to run and leave him behind, but Maginnis refuses. Suddenly, one of the outlaws falls from his hiding spot, shot by DuBois' daughter Yvonne. The other outlaws turn their attention to the girl and take her prisoner, and Maginnis must decide whether to leave her to her fate or to abandon her father.

Appearing in She: "Episode 2"

Featured Characters:

  • Horace Holly
  • Leo Vincey
  • Job

Animals:

  • Hippos
  • Lions

Other Characters:

  • Mahomet, steersman

Locations:

  • Indian Ocean
    • Kor, an island off the eastern coast of Africa (destination)
    • "The Ethiopian's Head", a strange rock on the eastern coast of Africa

Vessels:

  • African Dhow (Destroyed)
  • Dhow's Whaleboat

Synopsis for She: "Episode 2"

Leo is still missing as the survivors (Horace, Job, and Mahomet) pile into the lifeboat, and abruptly, Leo is also tossed in by the storm-lashed sea. They all bail frantically to keep the little whaleboat afloat, and for hours they are flung wildly about. Then just as suddenly as it hit, the storm is gone. The tiny band drifts, exhausted, toward the headland they've been seeking, the "Ethiopian Head", looms ominously over them. They beach the boat, build a fire, rest, and eat. Boundless swamp surrounds this piece of beach.

They travel up-river in the lifeboat, and encounter a herd of hippos, which very luckily do not attack. But that night, they spot two lions in the water, swimming towards them!

Appearing in "17-20 On the Black, Part 7"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Kim

Antagonists:

  • Frog Morton
  • Alverido

Locations:

  • Benito Bahia harbor

Synopsis for "17-20 On the Black, Part 7"

Jim spots Alverido up to no good, and, still in disguise, he and Kim soon find Alverido with the pearls. Jim pulls a gun on Alverido and snatches the pearls, and he and Kim make their getaway, discarding their disguises as soon as they are out of sight. But as they make plans to get out of town, they are surprised by a woman--holding a gun.

Appearing in Steve Conrad: "On Dolorosa Isle, Part 3"

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Locations:

Synopsis for Steve Conrad: "On Dolorosa Isle, Part 3"

Steve, Myra, and Captain Judd are overwhelmed by numbers fighting the Zoanthropis. The Zoanthropis' leader, the Great Devachan, sentences the trio to death, beginning with Myra. Myra is bound and hangs by her wrists from a suspended beam over a volcano, while the natives use her for archery practice. Steve and Judd break free from captivity, and Steve races to Myra's rescue.

Appearing in Golden Dragon: "Episode 2"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Doris Willis
  • Red Reilly
  • Don Walker
  • Lefty Murphy
  • Bob Campbell
  • Sandy Campbell

Antagonists:

  • Dragon Priests (Behind the scenes)
  • Torgadoff
    • his Mongol killers

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Willis, arms importer
  • Ja Lama (Mentioned only)

Locations:

Synopsis for Golden Dragon: "Episode 2"

Ian Murray and Ken Cockerill have arrived in Peking, still looking for Genghis Khan's treasure. They encounter Doris Willis, a friend of Ian's from New York, and with her is her father, who offers Ian a job, delivering arms to Ja Lama, the "False Lama", out in the Gobi Desert. Knowing that the treasure is buried somewhere in the Gobi, Ian accepts the job. He and Ken round up their team: Reilly, Walker, Murphy, and the Campbell brothers. At the moment of departure, however, another friend of Ian's, Pan Chi-Lou, the previous evening's translator, arrives with an injunction from the Chinese government, forbidding Ian from shipping the arms. Ian's man Reilly takes Pan prisoner, and the team departs in a short freight train. Pan pledges himself to good behavior, and rides along with Murray's team.

But an ambush awaits them ahead on the tracks, in the form of a stout barricade and a force of Mongol riflemen, commanded by the vengeful Tartar, Torgadoff.

Appearing in Slim and Tex: "Cat and Water Tower"

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Synopsis for Slim and Tex: "Cat and Water Tower"

Though both cowboys want to ask Miss Helen to the dance, Slim gets there first, and Tex tries to think of a way to get her instead. He takes a cat and puts it on top of a water tower, hoping that Slim will try to rescue the animal and miss the dance in the process. Slim goes to the water tower and climbs up the ladder to get the cat, but Tex takes the ladder as soon as he does. In revenge, Slim gives Tex an impromptu shower.

Appearing in Cap'n Spinniker: "Heading South, Part 4"

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Synopsis for Cap'n Spinniker: "Heading South, Part 4"

Cap'n Spinniker deals with hostile natives.

Appearing in Vikings: "War With the Bear Sarks (Episode 7)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Ivar's Second (Dies)
  • Ivar's fleet

Antagonists:

  • Djorg, chief
    • Bear-Sark clan
  • Vikings

Locations:

Synopsis for Vikings: "War With the Bear Sarks (Episode 7)"

Ivar's fleet makes landfall in unknown, and apparently uninhabited, territory. Ivar and his second start exploring, but the land is not as uninhabited as they think. The Bear-Sarks attack, killing Ivar's second and taking Ivar prisoner. Djorg, the Bear-Sark chief, orders Ivar burned at the stake.

Appearing in King Arthur: "Part Five"

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Locations:

Synopsis for King Arthur: "Part Five"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Ray and Gail: "The Secret Cruise, Part 5"

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Synopsis for Ray and Gail: "The Secret Cruise, Part 5"

After thinking her killed by sharks, everyone is stunned to find Aunt Millie alive and well--though missing her dress. The captain comes to the conclusion that Silas Slump was the one to become shark food. Now, the question remains: what has become of Aunt Millie's treasure map?

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

Featured Characters:

  • Jarvis Lorry

Supporting Characters:

  • Lucie Manette

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

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Federal Men: "The Invisible Empire, Part 4 of 7"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Locations:

  • Washington, D.C.
    • Federal Treasury Building
    • many banks
    • Experimental Science Building

Items:

Vehicles:

  • Terrorists' gigantic troop-carrying cargo-hauling armored tank

Synopsis for Federal Men: "The Invisible Empire, Part 4 of 7"

Still clad in his stolen uniform, Steve Carson hurries out into the street with the rest of the rioters. The leader, thinking Steve is one of them, orders him to join a firing squad, but at the last moment, Steve wipes out the rest of the firing squad instead! Meanwhile, the rioters have broken into every bank in town, even the Treasury itself! Steve comes up with a quick plan, and leads a federal raid on the Experimental Science Building. Once they have secured it, Carson directs the rescued scientists to invent the required technology for his plan to work. They do so, and half an hour later Steve is outside the labs, with a mysterious package, which he stashes in a nearby, un-raided bank. He substitutes his package for an equal volume of radium, and hides. Soon some gas-masked raiders arrive to empty the vault, and return to the giant tank, which then rolls ponderously out of town. That's when Carson's planted package, deep inside the tank, explodes, sending a radically new, mask-penetrating, knock-out gas. Soon federal forces have regained control of the area, and the inert raiders are dragged out of the tank.

Notes

  • Published by National Allied Newspaper Syndicate, Inc.
  • This issue features another installment of Famous Poems Illustrated:
    • Young Lochinvar, by Sir Walter Scott, illustrated by Henry Kiefer.
  • This issue Federal Men by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster expands to four pages.
  • In Golden Dragon, Red Reilly's name is at first spelled as shown here. Later it will change to "Riley".
  • Sandor lives in India, kills a hyena, and is friends with a lion. How the hyena and the lion are in India is not explained.
  • Also appearing in this issue of New Comics were:

Trivia

  • Russell Cole signed his Goofo the Great and Ol' Oz Bopp strips as "Alger".
  • Richard Matheson signed his Maginnis of the Mounties story as "Babe Mather".



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