Feature Comics #23

United States

Quality Comics

United States

Published
August 1939
Page count
68
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/493

Credits

Editing
Ed Cronin

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Bungle Family) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Bungle Family
Characters
The Bungles

Credits

Art
Ed Cronin
Show/hide 1. Introducing Charlie Chan (Charlie Chan) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Charlie Chan
Genre
Detective-mystery
Characters
Charlie Chan (first appearance); Lee Chan; Viscount Hilary Stacey; Peter Charing; Michael Ramsgate; Keena Charing

Credits

Script
Alfred Andriola
Art
Alfred Andriola

Synopsis

British intelligence calls Chan in to help them find a missing chemist, Peter Charing.

Notes

McNaught Syndicate: October 31,1938- December 17, 1938

Show/hide 2. "Yes! We're all joining the tourist brigade part??" (Dixie Dugan) Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
Dixie Dugan
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
J. P. McEvoy
Art
J. H. Striebel

Notes

McNaught Syndicate Strip reprints. Across the top quarter of each page runs the feature Good Dead Dotty.

Show/hide 3. Thunder in the Orient (Gallant Knight) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Gallant Knight
Genre
Historical
Characters
Sir Raymond; Lady Alice; Tartars (villains)

Credits

Script
Vernon Henkel
Art
Vernon Henkel

Reprint history

First print
Australia
Wags Pages for All Ages (Joshua B. Powers, 1936 series) v3#16 ([17 January 1939])
Untitled
 (Page 2)

Notes

title from last issue blurb

Show/hide 4. "Here's your allowance for the week, Son!!" (Toddy) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Toddy
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
George Marcoux
Art
George Marcoux

Notes

The top half of two consecutive pages, shared with Mortimer Mum.

Show/hide 5. An Apple for the Judge (Mortimer Mum) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Mortimer Mum
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Bill Sakren
Art
Bill Sakren

Notes

The bottom half of two consecutive pages, shared with Toddy.

Show/hide 6. "I'll borrow a car and notify the constable~" (Ned Brant) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Ned Brant
Genre
Sports

Credits

Script
Bob Zuppke
Art
R. W. Depew

Notes

strip reprints- Register and Tribune Syndicate

Show/hide 7. "There goes Roger again- an' I bet I know where he's goin'!!" (Slim and Tubby) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Slim and Tubby
Genre
Adventure
Characters
Bullet Benton; Slim; Tubby

Credits

Script
John J. Welch
Art
Jack McGuire

Notes

From Bullet Benton- Register and Tribune syndicated strip: A231:Dec 25, 1935 to A240:January 4, 1936 (Galveston Daily News)

Show/hide 8. "Wake Up Butch!!- I hear cops downstairs!" (Off the Record) Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Off the Record
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Ed Reed
Art
Ed Reed

Notes

Panel reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

Show/hide 9. The Burton Kidnapping (The Clock) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Clock
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Burton (introduction); Inspector Kane; Butch (villain); Squint (villain)

Credits

Script
George Brenner [as Geo E. Brenner]
Art
George Brenner [as Geo E. Brenner]

Synopsis

Brian attempts to work his way into Inspector Kane's latest case, but Kane, who really doesn't mind help, merely considers O'Brien nothing more than his golfing buddy, leaving Brian to his undercover devices as the Clock in rounding up Butch and Squint.

Show/hide 10. "Our latest invention: How to open garage doors without leaving the car." (Rube Goldberg's Side Show) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Rube Goldberg's Side Show
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Rube Goldberg
Art
Rube Goldberg

Notes

Reprints from the Register and Tribune Syndicate. Sideshow began June 19,1938. It is likely that Quality reprinted them from the beginning. Contains Brain Derby, Our Latest Invention, Foolish Questions, Candid Cartoon, Nibbsy the Newsboy, Blame it on Wilbur and Twisted Tales, all in one page.

Show/hide 11. "I think we should hang a nice picture there, Ma-- Not a mirror!" (Mickey Finn) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Mickey Finn
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Lank Leonard
Art
Lank Leonard

Notes

strip reprints: McNaught Syndicate. Running across the top quarter of these pages is the feature Nippie.

Show/hide 12. Bob Feller (They're Still Talking) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
They're Still Talking
Genre
Non-fiction; sports
Characters
Bob Feller (baseball player)

Credits

Script
Bob Zuppke
Art
R. W. Depew

Notes

strip reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

Show/hide 13. "I'm glad the snow is deep here!" (Jane Arden; Lena Pry) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Jane Arden; Lena Pry
Genre
Drama

Credits

Script
J. P. McEvoy
Art
J. H. Striebel

Synopsis

Jane leaps from a window to escape the killer who entered her room.

Notes

Strip reprints. Register and Tribune Syndicate. Split pages with Jane Arden on the top half, Lena Pry on the bottom half.

Show/hide 14. Cause of War (Bungle Family) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Bungle Family

Credits

Script
H. J. Tuthill
Art
H. J. Tuthill

Notes

strip reprints: McNaught Syndicate

Show/hide 15. Jim Slade's Plot (Reynolds of the Mounted) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Reynolds of the Mounted
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Jim Slade and his gang (first appearance; villains); Mr. Brewster (first appearance); Bess Brewster (first appearance)

Credits

Script
Art Pinajian
Art
Art Pinajian
Show/hide 16. Rain Bird, Chapter II Text story, 2 pages

Credits

Author
Robert M. Hyatt
Letters
typeset
Show/hide 17. "What's on your mind, Red?" (Big Top) Comic story, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Big Top
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Script
Ed Wheelan
Art
Ed Wheelan

Notes

strip reprints: Frank J. Markey Syndicate

Show/hide 18. "Our latest invention: The simple summer husband catcher" (Rube Goldberg's Side Show) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Rube Goldberg's Side Show
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Rube Goldberg
Art
Rube Goldberg

Notes

Reprints from the Register and Tribune Syndicate

Show/hide 19. "Bite the dust redskins" (Lala Palooza) Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
Lala Palooza
Genre
Humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vince Doolittle

Credits

Script
Rube Goldberg
Pencils
Rub Goldberg
Inks
Rube Goldberg

Notes

Sunday strip reprints: Frank Jay Markey syndicate

Show/hide 20. Trouble At the Mountain Valley Ranch (Rance Keane) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Rance Keane
Genre
Western-frontier
Characters
Rance Keane; Joan Hern (first appearance); Jess Hern (first appearance)

Credits

Script
William A. Smith [as Will Arthur]
Art
William A. Smith [as Will Arthur]
Show/hide 21. "Too late boys- My wife beat you to it" (Off the Record) Cartoon, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Off the Record
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Ed Reed
Art
Ed Reed
Show/hide 22. "I got a chance t'buy an interest in that new lightweight star!" (Joe Palooka) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
Joe Palooka
Genre
Sports
Characters
Joe Palooka; Nobby

Credits

Script
Ham Fisher
Art
Mo Leff (ghost for Ham Fisher)

Notes

strip reprints McNaught Syndicate


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 18544

Entry created

  • 18/06/2018

Cover added

  • 18/06/2018

Index completed

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