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"Unc: "Gun Safety"": Unc tries to hunt a duck but he misses every shot. Frustrated, he throws his rifle to the ground, which causes it to go off and shoot the duck.

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Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers

New Comics #9 is an issue of the series New Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of October, 1936.

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Synopsis for Unc: "Gun Safety"

Unc tries to hunt a duck but he misses every shot. Frustrated, he throws his rifle to the ground, which causes it to go off and shoot the duck.

Appearing in Unc: "Gun Safety"

Featured Characters:

  • Unc

Synopsis for Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers: "Jane and Johnny, Part 8 (of 23)"

The cattle thieves recapture Jane and Johnny, and offer to trade them for the return of their one jailed man.

Appearing in Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers: "Jane and Johnny, Part 8 (of 23)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Ranger Bob
    • two more Rangers

Antagonists:

  • The Rustlers:
    • Rusty
    • Spike
    • Fletch
    • Scrub

Other Characters:

  • Foreman Lee
  • Jane
  • Johnny

Locations:

Synopsis for Don Coyote: "The Falcon"

Coyote offers to take care of Hash's falcon while he and Hamburger go off hunting.

Appearing in Don Coyote: "The Falcon"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Locations:

Synopsis for Ol' Oz Bopp: "Doubling Your Money"

Oz Bopp refuses to fall for any investment scheme, as he believes that the best way to invest money is to save it.

Appearing in Ol' Oz Bopp: "Doubling Your Money"

Featured Characters:

  • Oz Bopp

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

After escaping the Spaniards, Kendal Quick decides to rescue Marjorie's father personally, and to this end he has enlisted his old friend Pierre Dufoe. Dufoe shaves off Quick's mustache and alters his own appearance, then they work their way thru Cadiz, on foot, searching jails and dungeons and prisons, and asking about Lord Barlow. All around them it's a reign of terror, and of horror, as hapless victims are carted away for torture, or burned at stakes. Pierre seeks out an informant, a prison guard, and extorts some truth from him: the Englishman Lord Barlow is no prisoner of the Inquisition at all, rather he is being held in the dungeon below the Governor's palace. As Quick knows, Governor Don Miguel Cordoza is the father of the late Don Pedro, whom Quick shot dead earlier. And ironically, that very evening, Marjorie Barlow and her new fiance Captain Rodriguez are enjoying the Governor's hospitality at a splendid banquet.

Their next step, explains Quick, is to join Cordoza's mercenary army. Dufoe joins under his own name but Quick adopts the alias 'Padraic O'Hara'.

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

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Marjorie Barlow

Antagonists:

  • Governor Don Miguel Cordoza
  • Captain Rodriguez
  • Spanish Men at Arms

Other Characters:

  • Pierre Dufoe

Locations:

Synopsis for "Slim Pickins"

Slim Pickins gets a job at the circus driving the tent stakes. His boss, Colonel Flink, sees him working and asks him to report at his tent so he can give him a job more suited to his build. Slim fantasises about working as a strongman or a chariot racer, but Flink gives him a job selling balloons.

Appearing in "Slim Pickins"

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Colonel Flink (Final appearance)

Locations:

  • Gloomdale
    • Circus

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


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

Featured Characters:

  • Jarvis Lorry

Supporting Characters:

  • Lucie Manette

Synopsis for "Blood Pearls, Part 2 (of 6)"

Baslyn carries the drugged daughter of Tsao-Chung aboard his launch. He then sails out to Dato Penang's landing, where he will receive the blood pearls in exchange for the girl. But once Baslyn reaches the landing, only Dato's nephew is seen. After inspecting the girl, Dato's nephew goes to fetch his uncle, though Baslyn senses that something is awry. When Dato does appear, he is only given a moment to bring the pearls out from under his robes before his own nephew grabs a blade and stabs him in the back, killing him. Strangely, Baslyn is still allowed to take the pearls. But he decides to try selling them to a dealer named Old Fong, instead of returning with them to the states.

Appearing in "Blood Pearls, Part 2 (of 6)"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Dato Penang (Dies)
  • Penang's Nephew

Other Characters:

  • daughter of Tsao-Chung
  • Old Fong (Mentioned only)

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Baslyn's launch

Items:

Synopsis for Maginnis of the Mounties: "The St. Pierre Mystery, Part 6 (of 9)"

Maginnis and Yvonne are tied up in the outlaws' cabin. Things get even worse when the outlaws decide to set a fire inside their own cabin, and let their two captives burn to death.

Appearing in Maginnis of the Mounties: "The St. Pierre Mystery, Part 6 (of 9)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Yvonne Dubois

Antagonists:

  • Kenyon
  • Barton

Locations:

Synopsis for "17-20 On the Black, Part 9 (of 13)"

Jim overpowers Señora Montezia and has Kim place her in the hold. Meanwhile aboard another ship, Frog Morton is in hot pursuit of Montezia's schooner, and the pearls. While Jim is now in control, he doesn't notice that one of the crewman cuts the binding for the topsail, causing the vessel to slow down.

Appearing in "17-20 On the Black, Part 9 (of 13)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Kim

Antagonists:

  • Señora Montezia
  • Frog Morton
  • Alverido

Vehicles:

  • Montezia's schooner

Synopsis for She: "Episode 4 (of 16)"

Leo, Horace, Job, and Mahomed have been captured by the savage Amahagger tribe and taken back to their village. Chief Billali tells the four that the natives are followers of She, and that She will soon decide what their fate is to be. They arrive at the Amahagger town, set in a fertile valley; the people are friendly. Indeed one girl, Ustane, is so friendly that Leo inadvertently finds himself married to her! Another woman tries to likewise hook up with Job, but is rebuffed. The Chief departs on a journey to meet with She.

That evening, some Amahagger people are frightened to see the foreign men smoking pipes, and some adults flee the scene. The next day, it is Job's turn to flee the scene, as his ardent suitor returns to seek matrimony. Job runs and hides, to the great amusement of all of the Amahagger people.

Appearing in She: "Episode 4 (of 16)"

Featured Characters:

  • Horace Holly
  • Leo Vincey

Supporting Characters:

  • Job
  • Mahomed

Other Characters:

  • She (Mentioned only)
  • Billali, Amahagger Chief
    • Amahagger Spearmen
    • Amahagger Tribespeople
      • Ustane
      • Job's suitor

Locations:

Synopsis for Hardluck Harry: "Shanghai Pete, Part 1 (of 8)"

Harry is a dog who has moments of bad luck. After being chased off a train for trying to get a free ride, Harry walks into a shady cafe, where Shanghai Pete and his mutts like to hang out.

Appearing in Hardluck Harry: "Shanghai Pete, Part 1 (of 8)"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Shanghai Pete (First appearance)
    • his mutts

Locations:

  • Earth-C (First appearance) (See Notes.)

Synopsis for Golden Dragon: "Episode 4 (of 31)"

Riding in the wild hills of China, Ian and Ken get acquainted with Doris, who has escaped from Torgadoff at Kuei-Hua. She joins their caravan, which marches onward toward the "Three Don't Cares" country, and their hoped-for meeting with the Ja Lama.

One day they randomly encounter a small band of Russian Cossacks, wandering aimlessly and hungry. Ian gives them food and hires them on as caravan guards.

They reach the border of the "Three Don't Cares" country, where the caravan enters a narrow valley. That's where a mob of Mongolian horsemen charge towards them! The Cossacks charge out to meet them, and repel the attack. Ian, Ken, and Murphy find a spot on high ground to survey the situation, and from there they spot a much larger force of Mongol cavalry, racing toward the rear of the caravan! And leading them is the pale-faced Tartar, Torgadoff!

Appearing in Golden Dragon: "Episode 4 (of 31)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

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

Other Characters:

  • Ja Lama (Mentioned only)
  • Cossacks, 9 or more
    • Cossack Korsky
  • Caravan Master
    • drovers, bearers, cooks, etc.

Locations:

  • China
    • wild hills
    • Kuei-Hua (Mentioned only)
    • the "Three Don't Cares" Country

Synopsis for Castaway Island: "Episode 8 (of 12)"

Mac has managed to bring Blackface ashore after the two had tumbled overboard during their fight. Gun in hand, Mac lets Blackface and his goons go, under the condition that they leave them be. With Sally now rescued, Larry and Mac decide it would be safest to move their camp to the other side of the island. Meanwhile, Blackface enlists the cooperation of Jim Shark in order to reclaim Sally and hold her for ransom over her rich father.

Appearing in Castaway Island: "Episode 8 (of 12)"

Featured Characters:

  • Dougal MacDougal

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Blackface
    • henchmen
  • Jim Shark

Other Characters:

  • Sally

Vehicles:

  • Shark's yacht

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

The ranch isn't making much money these days, so Miss Helen gets an idea to make it into a Dude Ranch. But the other cow-folk don't seem to care for the idea that much.

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

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Miss Helen

Locations:

Synopsis for "Clout O'Casey"

Baseball player Clout O'Casey thinks he hit a home run and runs all bases, but the umpire calls foul ball.

Appearing in "Clout O'Casey"

Featured Characters:

  • Clout O'Casey (Single appearance)

Synopsis for Steve Conrad Adventurer: "On Dolorosa Isle, Part 5 (of 8)"

Steve and his companions were rescued from the great volcano by a mysterious bearded man. Soon, while riding the current in a canoe, they are all grabbed by strange creatures coming out of the water. After being dragged down into an undersea cave, the group is startled to find the same bearded man that rescued them earlier. He identifies himself as Professor Brombay, and introduces the creatures as Zoanthroids. Steve learns that he is to help the Professor and the strange creatures in a revolt to overthrow the powerful Zoanthroid leader, Devachan.

Appearing in Steve Conrad Adventurer: "On Dolorosa Isle, Part 5 (of 8)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Myra Rutherford

Antagonists:

  • Devachan (Behind the scenes)
    • his Zoanthroids

Other Characters:

  • Professor Brombay (Named)
    • his Zoanthroids
  • Keith Roland
  • Sam

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • canoe

Synopsis for Goofo the Great: "Delivery on Cash"

Goofo has a big show, but the courier from the presser refuses to deliver his pants if he does not pay first, given Goofo's track record with them. Goofo goes on stage wearing an apron and no pants.

Appearing in Goofo the Great: "Delivery on Cash"

Featured Characters:

  • Goofo the Great

Synopsis for Sandor and the Lost Civilization: "Rajah Maharajah, Part 5 (of 23)"

Sandor jumps out of the courtyard and onto the city wall, then leaps into the surrounding jungle. He hits his head in the landing and is stunned, but Elaka his wild dog friend runs to his aid. One of Rajah Maharajah's knife-wielding killers attacks them, Elaka is wounded but the assassin is knocked out. With many more of Maharajah's spear-men still in hot pursuit, Sandor slings Elaka over his shoulder and takes to the trees. On the ground, Agra the lion is still in the area, and notices the commotion, and charges at the spear-men, who scatter in terror.

Meanwhile in the Temple of the Jungle Goddess, Rajah Maharajah's Witch Doctor is secretly conferring with two well-dressed co-conspirators.

Appearing in Sandor and the Lost Civilization: "Rajah Maharajah, Part 5 (of 23)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

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

Antagonists:

  • Rajah Maharajah
    • his many spear-men
    • Witch-Doctor
      • his two colleagues

Locations:

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

Synopsis for Cap'n Spiniker: "Heading South, Part 6 (of 7)"

Spiniker shows Sternpipe the pictures he painted. Sternpipe is less impressed when he hears where Spinniker's inspiration comes from.

Appearing in Cap'n Spiniker: "Heading South, Part 6 (of 7)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Sternpipe

Locations:

  • Pheu-Pheu Island

Synopsis for The Vikings: "Episode 9 (of 22)"

Ivar's Vikings have captured Djorg, chieftain of the rival Bear-Sarks clan, and his wife Sundgrid. While Ivar sleeps, his men tie Sundgrid to the bow arch of the ship during a mighty storm. In despair, her husband Djorg calls upon his god, Thor, then throws himself overboard into the crashing waves. Ivar is outraged when he learns of this, and orders Sundgrid to be brought down. Amazingly, she still lives, and Ivar is able to beg her forgiveness. But the storm is hurtling the ship onward towards a rocky shore.

Appearing in The Vikings: "Episode 9 (of 22)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Djorg (Apparent Death)
    • Bear-Sark Clan

Other Characters:

  • Thor (Behind the scenes) (See Notes.)
  • Sundgrid

Vehicles:

Synopsis for Chikko Chakko: "Grand-Papa's Armor"

Chikko wants to use his grand-papa's armor for a carnival costume contest, but a hen has laid her eggs in the old helmet. Finally, he finds the chickens a new nest inside a bowl and puts on the armor. At the carnival, the other contestants play a prank on him by putting a lit cigarette inside his armor.

Appearing in Chikko Chakko: "Grand-Papa's Armor"

Featured Characters:

Locations:

Synopsis for Federal Men: "The Invisible Empire, Part 6 (of 7)"

With the reporter girl Jean watching, Steve applies makeup to his face in an attempt to disguise himself as the messenger, 4K-11, whom he and Ralph tied up earlier. When Steve goes off to meet the Voice's thugs, he is taken aboard a small plane that takes off towards the ocean. The Voice's headquarters is inside of a massive man-made island with a glass dome, which rises out of the water as the plane prepares to land. Inside, Steve is put to work, still thought to be 4K-11. Late that night, during his exploration of the base, Steve accidentally trips an alarm, sending security guards his way! He manages to steal a small flying device and escape through the glass domed top of the base.

Back with Ralph and Jean, the real 4K-11 has broken free of his bonds and attacks Ralph. Jean is able to sneak behind him and knock 4K to the ground.

The Voice has sent a giant robot to chase down Steve Carson's flying machine, but he makes it to the small house where Ralph and Jean await him. The robot smashes through it shortly after. The three run for safety, but the robot is quickly gaining on them.

Appearing in Federal Men: "The Invisible Empire, Part 6 (of 7)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Jean Dennis

Locations:

  • The Voice's base: an artificial, domed, submersible island

Items:

Vehicles:

  • small plane

Notes

  • Published by National Allied Newspaper Syndicate, Inc., for the last time.
    • Indicia calls it "Vol. 1 -- No. 9" of "New Comics: The International Picture Story Magazine".
    • Next issue is published by Nicholson Publishing Co., Inc.
  • Absent from this issue are Cal 'n' Alec, and Ray and Gail, both of which return next issue, and Dale Daring, which does not return until New Comics #11.
  • Federal Men: The name "Invisible Empire" appears in the title, across the top of the 2nd page. Previous and subsequent episodes lack this title, and in this episode, no caption or dialog uses the term.
  • First issue for Hardluck Harry by Bill Carney.
  • In this issue's episode of Vikings, shortly before killing himself, the character Djorg "threatens the vengeance of the great god Thor" and soon the longship is overtaken by a terrific storm. So one of two things is true:
    • Djorg's delusional bluster is untrustworthy, because of his suicidally high levels of grief, hatred, and insanity, or ...
    • Djorg's vengeful ravings are accurate, and this is the first in-universe near-appearance of Thor, who nevertheless remains behind the scenes for the entire remainder of the serial. Still, evidence from two earlier chapters of this serial indicates that in this series, the Norse gods are real.
  • Single New Comics issue for Unc by Joe Eichberger. The feature previously appeared in More Fun Comics #13, and makes one last appearance in More Fun Comics #26.
  • Also appearing in this issue of New Comics were:
    • Andy Handy, by Leo O'Mealia
    • Do You Know? (illustrated random facts) by Richard Speed
    • Famous Poems Illustrated: "Old Ironsides" by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., by Henry Kiefer
    • Hollywood Screenshots, by Whitney Ellsworth
    • It's a Dern Lie: "Zeke Tickled the Eagle" by Bill Patrick
    • Jungle-town by Dick Ryan
    • Komikross (puzzles, segues into a comic strip), by Henry Jay
    • "Magic!" (text article), by Andrini the Great, illustrated by Whitney Ellsworth
    • Straight From Hollywood by Laidlaw
    • "Worth-while Films to Watch For" (text article) by I.W. Magovern

Trivia

  • When this comic was published, and including this issue, only 23 DC comics had ever been published.
  • 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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