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"Don Drake on the Planet Saro: "The Midget Men of Saro, Part 3 (of 4)"": With water pouring in, the spherical gondola is fished out of the water by what looks like a giant ant. The creature brings the gondola, wi

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New Fun Comics #3 is an issue of the series New Fun Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1935.

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Synopsis for Don Drake on the Planet Saro: "The Midget Men of Saro, Part 3 (of 4)"

With water pouring in, the spherical gondola is fished out of the water by what looks like a giant ant. The creature brings the gondola, with Don, Betty, and the Midget Men inside, to its nest. The Midget Men advise Don that the ant-creatures are harmless, but their masters, beasts with many arms, are to be feared. Sure enough, Betty sees the giant ants scurrying away, just as one of the tentacled horrors attacks the gondola. Don fires his atomic energy gun, but the creature seizes him in its tentacle.

Appearing in Don Drake on the Planet Saro: "The Midget Men of Saro, Part 3 (of 4)"

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Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Many Armed Beast (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Midget Men of Saro

Alien Animals:

  • Giant Ants (First appearance)

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Items:

  • Drake's Atomic Energy Gun

Vehicles:

  • Stratosphere, Don and Betty's gondola (not yet named)


Synopsis for Sandra of the Secret Service: "The Gavonian Affair, Part 3 (of 13)"

En route to Gavonia aboard a passenger steamship, Lothar and company urge Sandra to turn back, to no avail. They spot the Gavonian agent hiding in one of the ship's lifeboats. Sandra confronts the Gavonian, who scurries away. The Gavonian agent meets a fellow agent below decks, where they plan to kill Sandra on her cabin. That night, the first Gavonian agent enters Sandra's cabin, ready to stab her. Sandra, who had anticipated the plan, surprises the Gavonian agent with a gun. But Sandra is unaware of the second Gavonian agent, who's right behind her back and ready to attack.

Appearing in Sandra of the Secret Service: "The Gavonian Affair, Part 3 (of 13)"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Lothar
  • Reynolds (not yet named)

Antagonists:

  • Two Gavonian agents

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Vehicles:

  • Passenger steamship

Synopsis for Spike Spalding: "The Mysterious Doings in the Kingdom of Patrania"

Spike tells Pincus about a terrible dream he had last night, all about some sinister men dressed in black with "big whiskers and knives". Unbeknown to Spike, the men are very real and are spying on him. The mysterious men are perplexed by the resemblance of Spike to Prince Philip of Patrania, and resolve to act at once on their scheme.

Appearing in Spike Spalding: "The Mysterious Doings in the Kingdom of Patrania"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Pincus (First appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Alex (not yet named) (First appearance)
  • Nikko (not yet named) (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Philip of Patrania (First appearance)

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Synopsis for Magic Crystal of History: "Ancient Egypt, part 3 (of 10)"

The Pharaoh questions the high priest for acting without his orders. He commands Bobby and Binks to rise. Realizing that they are but children, the Pharaoh decides they should accompany him to his palace. As they approach the palace, a powerful sandstorm appears, and is about to engulf them.

Appearing in Magic Crystal of History: "Ancient Egypt, part 3 (of 10)"

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  • High Priest

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Synopsis for "In the Wake of the Wander, Part 1 (of 17)"

Slim and Jake accept Captain Grim's invitation to rove with him aboard his schooner, the Wander. Captain Grim sets course southwest, while Slim and Jake help in any way they can, indifferent to Grim's purpose, content with having food and a berth. That night, an ominous sense of dread fills Jake and Slim, but nothing happens. The next day, there is excitement on the Wander, as the men spot a dismasted ship adrift.

Appearing in "In the Wake of the Wander, Part 1 (of 17)"

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  • Slim (First appearance)
  • Jake (First appearance)

Vehicles:

  • Wander (First appearance)

Synopsis for "Oswald the Rabbit"

Oswald doesn't know what to do with the pirate ship he just captured, so he disembarks in the first piece of land he sees. Once ashore, Oswald sees footprints and fears they might be from a cannibal. When Oswald encounters a native, he runs away in fear, and so does the native.

Appearing in "Oswald the Rabbit"

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Other Characters:

  • Native (Single appearance)

Synopsis for Jack Andrews: "The Mysterious Stranger, Part 3 (of 4)"

After Jack Andrews overtook and knocked out the mysterious stranger, the stranger gets up and leaves, to Jack's inaction. That night, a mysterious man advises the stranger on how to take out Jack. The next morning, Jack Andrews breaks the school record for ski jumping, but his marvelous jump inadvertently throws him right at the sights of the stranger, who's ready to shoot Jack.

Appearing in Jack Andrews: "The Mysterious Stranger, Part 3 (of 4)"

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  • Stranger

Synopsis for Buckskin Jim: "Indian Ambush, Part 3 (of 7)"

After being captured and condemned to death by the Indians, Jim and Trapper Pete are tied up and alone in a tent. Desperate, Jim begins to bite through the rope tying Trapper Pete, hoping to free him. The Indian chief commands his men to bring the prisoners, determined to proceed with the execution. Trapper Pete, now freed, manages to untie Jim right before the Indians enter the tent. Pete strangles one of the Indians and, grabbing some horses, the pair begin their escape.

Appearing in Buckskin Jim: "Indian Ambush, Part 3 (of 7)"

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  • Trapper Pete

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  • Indians

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Synopsis for Ivanhoe: "Episode 3 (of 26)"

The pilgrim and Isaac travel rapidly to lose Bois-Guilbert, and once out of danger, Isaac thanks the pilgrim by giving him a letter that will provide him with a horse and armor. The day of the tournament, Bois-Guilbert dominates the competition, which annoys Cedric, but the sudden appearance of a mysterious combatant promises to turn the tide.

Appearing in Ivanhoe: "Episode 3 (of 26)"

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Synopsis for Wing Brady: "The Bedouins, Part 3 (of 17)"

Slim sees the predicament that Wing Brady is in, and deftly maneuvers the plane in such a way that Wing and the Bedouin leader land on the plane's tail. There, Wing finally gets a hold on the Bedouin leader, and Slim lands the plane smoothly. Wing intends to parley under a flag of truce with the Bedouins using their hostage leader as leverage, but Slim is convinced the Bedouins will not respect a flag of truce. Sure enough, the Bedouin man Wing tries to negotiate with throws sand into his eyes, and takes him hostage before he can recover.

Appearing in Wing Brady: "The Bedouins, Part 3 (of 17)"

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  • Bedouin marauders

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Synopsis for Little Linda: "Buddy Stone"

Little Linda and Buddy are tired of walking and it's getting dark, but luckily, a truck passes by and the driver offers to give them a lift. The kids fall asleep in the man's truck and he takes them to his house. Mary, the driver's wife, hesitates at first, but when her husband, Hank, shows her the children, she takes pity on them. The couple lovingly takes care of Linda and Buddy, giving them food, pajamas and a bed. Linda rejoices on her luck as she falls asleep. Meanwhile, Uncle Wilbur enjoys the fortune he just stole from Buddy, whom he believes to be dead.

Appearing in Little Linda: "Buddy Stone"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Buddy Stone

Antagonists:

  • Wilbur Stone (Behind the scenes)

Other Characters:

  • Hank (First appearance)
  • Mary (Single appearance)

Synopsis for Jack Woods: "Don Nogales, Part 3 (of 3)"

Jack Woods dines with Don Nogales and his family, unaware of the plot to kill him. Dolores, Nogales' daughter, is late for dinner. Nogales scolds her, but she explains that she had just received a letter from Don Pedro, the governor of the state. Nogales is outraged that the governor dares to write to his daughter, but when the governor arrives unexpectedly with his men, Nogales receives him with honors and invites him to join them for dinner. The governor flirts and even caresses Dolores, but Nogales just sits silently in shame. Jack Woods though, is appalled, and threatens to kick out the governor if he doesn't stop. The governor is unfazed by Jack's threat and even pretends to want to defuse the situation, but as he speaks, his men enter the dining room to hold Jack at gunpoint. Jack is led outside and a firing squad gets ready to execute him.

Appearing in Jack Woods: "Don Nogales, Part 3 (of 3)"

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Synopsis for Loco Luke: "Out West, Part 3 (of 4)"

The medicine man has cured Loco Luke. Luke wakes up disoriented, but Turkey Tail takes care of him, giving him food and clothes. Now fully recovered, Luke gets back on his horse ready to go home, and thanks Turkey Tail for his generosity before setting off. But on his way home, Luke once again encounters Black Dan, who, again, steals his clothes from him. Luke returns to Turkey Tail, who is dismayed to see Luke back with nothing.

Appearing in Loco Luke: "Out West, Part 3 (of 4)"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Turkey Tail

Antagonists:

  • Black Dan (Final appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Medicine man (Final appearance)

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Synopsis for Brad Hardy: "The Underground Kingdom of the Snakemen, Part 1 (of 2)"

Brad Hardy and Lorraine Lewis are on the look-out for Lorraine's missing father. Forced to land their plane on the outer deserts of Mongolia, Brad and Lorraine realize that they are stranded in the evil mountains that the locals had told them to avoid. As they seek a way out, they spot a group of Snakemen dancing around a fire and holding an unknown man captive. Brad tries to free the captive, but as he fights the Snakemen, one of the creatures is about to push a massive rock off a cliff just above Brad's head.

Appearing in Brad Hardy: "The Underground Kingdom of the Snakemen, Part 1 (of 2)"

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  • Snakemen

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Synopsis for "After School"

Slimsy wants revenge on Lefty for making him feel like a sucker. As Lefty merrily walks down the street with his uncle, Slimsy gets ready to throw a rock right at his back. A little girl catches Slimsy in the act, and takes the rock out of his hand just before he tries to throw it. An argument ensues between Slimsy and the girl, culminating in the girl throwing the rock at Slimsy's head. Slimsy is convinced that Lefty's uncle is his jinx, and as he recovers in bed from his head injury, he comes up with an idea on how to solve his bad luck.

Appearing in "After School"

Featured Characters:

  • Lefty Peters
  • Slimsy Simpkins

Supporting Characters:

  • Uncle Wilbur
  • Gertie (not yet named) (First appearance)

Synopsis for Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow of China, Part 3 (of 35)"

Barry is forced at gunpoint to swim towards Ivan's boat, carrying Le Grand with him, who nearly drowned while in the water. On the horizon, a seaplane approaches the scene, while Barry and Le Grand get in the boat. Once safely aboard, Barry fights with Ivan and throws him against the boat's helmsman. The helmsman pulls a gun on Barry, but Barry dazes him by flinging his coat to the helmsman's face. The seaplane finally arrives at the scene, and it's not a friendly one.

Appearing in Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow of China, Part 3 (of 35)"

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Synopsis for Bubby and Beevil: "The End of the Rainbow"

Bubby and Beevil have found the pot at the end of the rainbow, and it's filled with gold as the owl promised. They wonder what to do with all their newfound fortune, and the first thing they decide is to buy a copy of New Fun!

Appearing in Bubby and Beevil: "The End of the Rainbow"

Featured Characters:

  • Bubby (Final appearance)
  • Beevil (Final appearance)

Synopsis for Fun Films: "Tad Among the Pirates, Part 3 (of 3)"


Appearing in Fun Films: "Tad Among the Pirates, Part 3 (of 3)"

Featured Characters:

  • Tad (Final appearance)

Synopsis for Jolly Roger: "Jack Dewey"

As a pirate ship approaches the USS Hornet, the captain rallies his crew while midshipman Jack Dewey arms them. The pirates begin boarding the Hornet and a brutal fight ensues. Jack is driven to the Hornet's railing by the chaos, alone and unarmed.

Appearing in Jolly Roger: "Jack Dewey"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Smith (not yet named)

Antagonists:

  • Pirates

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Synopsis for "Caveman Capers"


Appearing in "Caveman Capers"

Featured Characters:

  • Ur
  • Wur

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Synopsis for "Pelion and Ossa"

Pelion and Ossa see a man ice fishing and decide to try it too. While Pelion struggles to cut the ice, Ossa gets cold and builds a fire. The fire melts the ice, making a hole perfect for ice fishing. Pelion starts fishing and catches something, but the catch pulls stronger than the poor penguin! Ossa helps Pelion pull the fishing line, dragging their catch, a swordfish, to the surface. The swordfish then stings Ossa on the buttocks. While fleeing from the swordfish, Pelion and Ossa conclude they don't like fishing.

Appearing in "Pelion and Ossa"

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Other Characters:

  • Swordfish (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for 2023 Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 3 (of 12)"

Unwilling to batter down Captain Kiddlaw's gamma-ray wall out of fear of harming his prisoners, Rex Cosmos and Professor Shanley start formulating a plan. They get a photomap of the area to locate the prisoners, but while they're at it, the photomap reveals that Kiddlaw is sinking another ship. Rex and the professor shoot down Kiddlaw's delevator vacuum, successfully rescuing the S.S. Lackey from sinking. With the Lackey out of danger, Rex lands the Hi-Lo between two lava cliffs, thinking that it'll be the perfect place to hide the ship while they leave to rescue the prisoners. But Rex couldn't be more wrong, as a gigantic sea monster lurks just outside.

Appearing in 2023 Super Police: "Captain Kiddlaw, Part 3 (of 12)"

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Vehicles:

  • Hi-Lo, stratoplane/submarine
  • S.S. Lackey

Notes

Trivia

  • Tom Cooper signs his In the Wake of the Wander story as "Mac Fergus".


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