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"Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers: "Jane and Johnny, Part 7 (of 27)"": Jane and Johnny tell their story to the Rangers, when Johnny sees someone listening outside the window. Ranger


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New Comics #8 is an issue of the series New Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of September, 1936.

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Synopsis for Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers: "Jane and Johnny, Part 7 (of 27)"

Jane and Johnny tell their story to the Rangers, when Johnny sees someone listening outside the window. Ranger Bob investigates, but doesn't see anyone. Captain Jim decides to ride out to investigate further, leaving Bob in command. Meanwhile, one of the rustlers was indeed listening, and he tells the gang that the kids were talking. They decide on a new target, the Circle Bar Z ranch, but when one of them gets cold feet, he is killed. Coincidentally, Bob takes the kids out riding to the Circle Bar Z, and hears the shot. When the three of them investigate, they are ambushed by the rustlers' tail guard, but Captain Jim takes him out in the nick of time. Jim, Bob, and the kids continue to the cabin, finding Bob's line rider, Jed Riley, wounded. Jim decides to go in pursuit alone, ordering Bob to take the others back to town. But as Bob's group is riding back, a gunshot frightens Johnny's pony.

Appearing in Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers: "Jane and Johnny, Part 7 (of 27)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Ranger Bob
  • Ranger Jed Riley

Antagonists:

  • gang of rustlers

Other Characters:

  • Johnny
  • Jane

Locations:


Synopsis for Don Coyote: "Human Ladder Collapsing"

Don Coyote pokes fun at Hash's slingshot skills, but this comes back to haunt him very soon.

Appearing in Don Coyote: "Human Ladder Collapsing"

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Synopsis for Ol' Oz Bopp: "A Lesson in English"

Oz Bopp finds an old rhyming book and recites a poem about the peculiarities of the English language.

Appearing in Ol' Oz Bopp: "A Lesson in English"

Featured Characters:

  • Oz Bopp

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

In the harbor at Cadiz, at night, swimming away from the Spanish ship, Quick dives underwater to make himself less of a target. After an hour, the rowboat crews, unable to find him, believe him dead, and report this to Captain Rodriguez. But Quick does make it to shore, and skulks through the streets of Cadiz. After an encounter with a policeman, he makes it to the home of his friend Pierre DuFoe, an expatriated Frenchman. DuFoe agrees to help Quick against the Inquisition.

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

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Marjorie Barlow

Antagonists:

  • Captain Rodriguez
  • Spanish Boat Crews
  • Spanish Police

Other Characters:

  • Pierre Dufoe (First appearance)

Locations:

Vessels:

  • many Spanish ships

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

The hermit leads Dale and Dick to his home, and introduces them to his pets, a tiger and an ape. However, another surprise awaits Dale and Dave when the hermit introduces his third guest.

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

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Dick Sparks

Other Characters:

  • Hermit

Animals:

  • tiger
  • ape

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

Despite his best efforts to go unnoticed, some contestants recognized Lancelot to be the victor of the joust. Arthur orders Gawain to bring Lancelot, but Gawain abandons the search when he falls in love with Elaine of Astolat. Meanwhile, Lancelot has been recovering from his wounds in the forest with the help Elaine's brother and a hermit. Elaine visits Lancelot while he recovers, and once he is strong enough, the champion goes back to Camelot, where he is welcomed by his friend King Arthur.

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

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Supporting Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Elaine's brother
  • Hermit

Locations:

Synopsis for "The Blood Pearls, Part 1 (of 6)"

Baslyn travels to Jolo in search of the invaluable Blood Pearls. There, he encounters old Dato Penang, who promises Baslyn the pearls if he brings him a Chinese mestiza girl. Back in Manila, Baslyn encounters such a girl at a carnival. He offers her a soft drink and drugs her beverage while she is distracted.

Appearing in "The Blood Pearls, Part 1 (of 6)"

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Antagonists:

  • Dato Penang (First appearance)

Locations:

Items:

Synopsis for Maginnis of the Mounties: "The St. Pierre Mystery, Part 5 (of 9)"

Maginnis decides to rescue Yvonne, leaving behind her father, who insists that he can take care of himself. After an arduous journey, Maginnis arrives at the bandits' hideout. Suddenly, he feels a rifle muzzle on his back, Maginnis is now also a captive of the outlaws.

Appearing in Maginnis of the Mounties: "The St. Pierre Mystery, Part 5 (of 9)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Yvonne Dubois

Antagonists:

  • three gunmen

Other Characters:

  • Old Man Dubois

Locations:

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

Synopsis for Cap'n Spiniker: "Heading South, Part 5 (of 7)"

Sternpipe is trapped in a cauldron, but a confrontation with a monkey frees him. He seeks to take out his anger on Spiniker, but a coconut falls onto his head.

Appearing in Cap'n Spiniker: "Heading South, Part 5 (of 7)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Sternpipe

Locations:

  • Pheu-Pheu Island

Synopsis for She: "Episode 3 (of 16)"

Two lions are swimming toward the open lifeboat, at night, on the river in eastern Africa. Leo shoots the female, and the male is attacked by a crocodile. The beasts fight savagely until both are dead.

Horace, Leo, Job, and Mahomed toil their way upriver for many days, then one night their camp is raided, and all four are captured, by a platoon of Native spearmen. The prisoners are marched farther inland.

Appearing in She: "Episode 3 (of 16)"

Featured Characters:

  • Horace Holly
  • Leo Vincey

Supporting Characters:

  • Job
  • Mahomed

Animals:

  • Lions (Dies)
  • Crocodile (Dies)

Other Characters:

  • She's tribal spearmen (not yet identified)

Locations:

Vessels:

  • Dhow's Whaleboat

Synopsis for Steve Conrad: "On Dolorosa Isle, Part 4 (of 8)"

The natives cut the vine from which Steve and Myra are hanging, and they fall into the volcano. Luckily, the volcano is filled with water, so they survive the fall. As the two look for a way out of the caves of the volcano, a mysterious figure stalks them without their knowing it. Sam and Keith Roland encounter Steve and Myra in the caves, but mistake them for enemies in the dark. The brief scuffle ends when the mysterious stalker lights up a torch, he prompts them to follow him and, not finding a better option, they decide to listen.

Appearing in Steve Conrad: "On Dolorosa Isle, Part 4 (of 8)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Myra Rutherford

Other Characters:

  • Keith Roland
  • Professor Brombay (not yet named) (First appearance)
  • Sam

Locations:

Synopsis for "Goofo the Great"

It is said that Goofo the Great can produce anything with his magic tricks, but this claim lands him in jail when he cannot produce the money to pay off his debts.

Appearing in "Goofo the Great"

Featured Characters:

  • Goofo the Great

Synopsis for Castaway Island: "Episode 7 (of 12)"

MacDougal and Larry find Blackface aboard Sally's yacht, where the pirate is pressuring Sally to reveal the location of her father's papers. MacDougal punches Blackface off the deck, and while Larry holds the pirate's henchman at gunpoint, a fierce underwater struggle commences between the two rivals.

Appearing in Castaway Island: "Episode 7 (of 12)"

Featured Characters:

  • Dougal MacDougal

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Blackface
    • henchmen

Other Characters:

  • Sally

Vehicles:

  • yacht

Synopsis for Golden Dragon: "Episode 3 (of 31)"

The freight train, that Ian, Ken, and Lefty are riding across the Gobi Desert, is blockaded and attacked by Torgadoff and his Mongols. The Americans have tommy guns, and the Mongols are repelled. The train reaches Kuei-Hua, and the cargo of guns and ammunition is transferred to a caravan of camels.

Out in the hills they encounter another party of Mongols, pursuing a lone rider. Ian shoots the squad's leader, and the rest retreat. The rescued rider turns out to be Doris Willis, daughter of the man for whom they are delivering the weapons.

Appearing in Golden Dragon: "Episode 3 (of 31)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

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

Locations:

  • China
    • Gobi Desert
    • Kuei-Hua

Synopsis for "17-20 On the Black, Part 8 (of 13)"

The mysterious señora wants to help Jim and Kim escape, as Morton and Alverido are her enemies as well. The woman leads them to a schooner, but there she double-crosses them and pressures Jim to give her the pearls at gunpoint. Jim searches his pocket, but can not find the pearls, so the woman shoots him point-blank.

Appearing in "17-20 On the Black, Part 8 (of 13)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Kim

Antagonists:

  • Señora Montezia (not yet named)

Locations:

Synopsis for Slim and Tex : "The Dude Ranch, Part 1 (of 3)"

Miss Helen asks Slim and Tex if any of them can go into town and get something for her. The two cowboys race to the general store, but once there, they realize they forgot to ask what Miss Helen wanted.

Appearing in Slim and Tex : "The Dude Ranch, Part 1 (of 3)"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Miss Helen

Locations:

Synopsis for Sandor and the Lost Civilization: "Rajah Maharajah, Part 4 (of 23)"

Deep in the jungles of Northern India, outside the Temple of the Jungle Goddess, Sandor halts, challenged by a voice from atop the temple. He sends Elaka ahead to rejoin their pack, and Agra the lion wanders away. The voice now comes from inside the temple, bidding Sandor to enter. Inside the temple he meets Rajah Maharajah's Witch Doctor, who reveals that he knows who Sandor really is, and that his Witch Doctor get-up is just a disguise. He's about to reveal a third thing when they are interrupted by approaching footsteps. The Witch Doctor shows Sandor a secret passageway out of the throne room; it leads him down some stairs and into a low, vaulted passageway. At the end of it he encounters a swordsman, lifts him overhead and hurls him to the floor, then races outside into a courtyard, only to meet an onrushing horde of Rajah Maharajah's spearmen.

Appearing in Sandor and the Lost Civilization: "Rajah Maharajah, Part 4 (of 23)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

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

Antagonists:

  • Rajah Maharajah
    • his many spearmen

Other Characters:

  • Witch-Doctor

Locations:

  • Northern India
    • Lost Civilization
      • Temple of the Jungle Goddess

Synopsis for Cal 'n' Alec: "Pancho the Bandit"

Cal and Alec return to the cache of gold that their late friend Pickax Pete found. There, they are surprised by Pancho, a bandit who wants to steal their gold. By a stroke of luck, a mosquito bites their mule, which reacts by kicking the bandit right behind it. Cal and Alec grab the fallen bandit's gun, and force him to help them carry their gold.

Appearing in Cal 'n' Alec: "Pancho the Bandit"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Pancho

Locations:

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


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

Featured Characters:

  • Jarvis Lorry

Supporting Characters:

  • Lucie Manette

Synopsis for Ray and Gail : "The Secret Cruise, Part 7 (of 8)"

Captain Gewgaw fights with his colleague Sir Ghaut, thinking that he stole the map. Their fight is interrupted when the Moonson hits a rock, tearing the yacht's hull. The captain helps Ghaut escape the sinking ship despite his mistrust, but pleads for aid with boarding the lifeboat, and Ray readily responds to his calls for help.

Appearing in Ray and Gail : "The Secret Cruise, Part 7 (of 8)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Willie Gewgaw

Antagonists:

  • Captain Bill Gewgaw
  • Sir Henry Ghaut

Other Characters:

  • Mildred Forges
  • Joe Macula

Vehicles:

  • Moonson

Synopsis for Vikings: "Episode 8 (of 22)"

Sungrid, Djorg's wife, demands for Ivar to be released, and Djorg obeys after a threat by the gods. Ivar then leads Djorg and Sungrid into a trap, by asking them to show him where Tristan, his second-in-command, lies. With Djorg and Sungrid captured, a funeral is held for Tristan.

Appearing in Vikings: "Episode 8 (of 22)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Ivar's fleet

Antagonists:

  • Djorg, chief
    • Bear-Sark clan
  • Vikings

Other Characters:

  • Sungrid
  • Tristan (Appears only as a corpse)

Locations:

Synopsis for Chikko Chakko: "Jealousy"

Lupe forces Chikko to use the money he just earned to buy her a new dress, then breaks up with him thinking that her new look does not match his. Back home, the chicos tell Chikko that Pablo is courting Lupe. Chikko wants to fight Pablo, but the chicos convince him to just scorn them from the shadows.

Appearing in Chikko Chakko: "Jealousy"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Chicos

Other Characters:

  • Lupe
  • Pablo

Locations:

Synopsis for Federal Men: "The Invisible Empire, Part 5 (of 7)"

At Federal Men Headquarters, in a secret conference, Steve Carson pitches his theory, that the recent submarine attack on the president and the looting raid on the capital are connected, and have a common origin. Meanwhile an unmarked autogyro flies into the city, and drops a bomb on the Plymouth Bridge, destroying it. Agents Carson and Ventor speed to an airfield and commandeer an armed airplane. They attack the autogyro, but in turn are attacked by a third aircraft, an antique-style biplane, armed with an advanced bolt-shooting weapon. It shoots one wing off the Federal Men's plane, forcing Steve and Ralph to bail out. The plane remains in the area, searching for them, but eventually leaves.

At Federal Men HQ, Steve and Ralph learn the location of a powerful unlicensed radio transmitter, and immediately raid an apparently empty warehouse. They find an enemy agent operating some radio equipment, tie him up, and stuff him in a closet. A call comes in, with some cryptic instructions, but their eavesdropping is interrupted by the abrupt entrance of an armed young woman.

Appearing in Federal Men: "The Invisible Empire, Part 5 (of 7)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Young Gunwoman (Jean Dennis, not yet named) (First appearance)

Locations:

  • Washington, D.C.
    • Federal Men Headquarters
    • Plymouth Bridge (Destroyed)
    • Warehouse Radio Station

Vehicles:

  • unmarked autogyro
  • commandeered speedplane (Destroyed)
  • unmarked biplane, w/ advanced weapons

Notes

Trivia

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


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