Dave Dean in Funny Pages

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Dave Dean in Funny Pages

Post by vanhornluke » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:44 pm

FUNNY PAGES VOL. 2 #1 (Sep 1937)

16th Story:
By Norman Daniels

APPEARANCES:
Dave Dean, Wing Po, Shorty, Janet Winslow, Deep Sea Demon (Philip Blackwood), divers

SYNOPSIS:
A “water ghost” has been terrorizing divers, but Dave Dean eventually discovers that the “ghost” is actually Philip Blackwood, who has been killing divers to keep all their finds for himself.

NOTE:
The handbooks confirm Dave Dean is a 616 character. His only Marvel appearance is in Mystic Comics #1, which is a reprint of this story. Since MCP typically lists the original stories rather than their reprints (and Col_Fury’s recent breakdown of Mystic Comics #1-4 omitted the reprint), I’ve provided the breakdown for this original appearance instead. Since this is the only story in this issue confirmed as 616, I haven’t bothered to break down the other stories in this or the other issues.

FUNNY PAGES VOL. 2 #2 (Oct 1937)

19th Story:
By Norman Daniels

APPEARANCES:
Dave Dean, Shorty, rats

SYNOPSIS:
Dave Dean receives a distress call from another ship, so he and Shorty go over to investigate. They find the crew dead and bomb explodes, nearly killing them. They realize one of their passengers must have set the bomb…

20th Story:
By Norman Daniels

APPEARANCES:
Dave Dean, Shorty, Natalie, Andre, Ivan the Mighty One, Peter Kamroff, horses, Natalie’s father’s men

SYNOPSIS:
Dave has suspicions about a Russian passenger he’s taking to Russia’s eastern coast. Those suspicions are confirmed with the passenger, Peter Kamroff, pulls a gun. Kamroff is picking up associates of his who have escaped from prison and stolen jewels. Aboard Dave’s ship, they begin to fight amongst themselves over the jewels, so Dave and Shorty use the distraction to overpower and capture their captors.

FUNNY PAGES VOL. 2 #3 (Nov 1937)

15th Story:
By Norman Daniels

APPEARANCES:
Dave Dean, Shorty, Swanson, Randa, Muller, Cranston, minions, shark

SYNOPSIS:
Continued from #2 (19th story): Dave discovers that the bomb was planted by one of the minions of Randa, a passenger posing as an important Maharaja. Randa has wanted to kill Dave for years because Dave once broke up one of his criminal schemes. Randa and his men flee after planting a bomb on Dave’s boat, but they don’t realize Dave already found it and planted it with them. Their escape boat explodes, and Dave can be relieved that Randa’s threat is over.

16th Story:
By Norman Daniels

APPEARANCES:
Dave Dean, Shorty, sharks

SYNOPSIS:
While shark fishing, Dave Dean and Shorty stumble across dope smugglers. The smugglers through them in the water as shark food, but they don’t know that the sharks are already gorged and no threat. Dave and Shorty disable the smugglers’ rudder and then radio the coast guard.

FUNNY PAGES VOL. 2 #4 (Dec 1937)

17th Story:
By Norman Daniels

APPEARANCES:
Dave Dean, Com. Evans, Bainter, Jay Connors, Com. Rollins, Elisha Abbot, Capen, U.S. Navy

SYNOPSIS:
Dave is asked by the U.S. Navy to investigate the sabotage of a submarine. Aboard another sub, he interacts with survivors from the previous sabotage, but comes to realize that the saboteur is still among them…

FUNNY PAGES VOL. 2 #5 (Jan 1938)

14th Story:
By Norman Daniels

APPEARANCES:
Dave Dean, Com. Evans, Elisha Abbot, Capen, Bainter, U.S. Navy, fish, octopus

SYNOPSIS:
Continued from #4 (17th story): Dave identifies the saboteur and prevents the sub from exploding.


Chronologies:

ABBOT, ELISHA
FUNPAG2 4/17
FUNPAG2 5/14

ANDRE
FUNPAG2 2/20

BAINTER
FUNPAG2 4/17
FUNPAG2 5/14

CAPEN
FUNPAG2 4/17
FUNPAG2 5/14

CONNORS, JAY
FUNPAG2 4/17

CRANSTON
FUNPAG2 3/15

DEAN, DAVE
FUNPAG2 1/16
FUNPAG2 2/19
FUNPAG2 3/15
FUNPAG2 2/20
FUNPAG2 3/16
FUNPAG2 4/17
FUNPAG2 5/14

DEEP SEA DEMON/PHILIP BLACKWOOD
FUNPAG 2 1/16

EVANS
FUNPAG2 4/17
FUNPAG2 5/14

IVAN THE MIGHTY ONE
FUNPAG2 2/20

KAMROFF, PETER
FUNPAG2 2/20

MULLER
FUNPAG2 3/15

NATALIE
FUNPAG2 2/20

PO, WING
FUNPAG2 1/16

RANDA
FUNPAG2 3/15

ROLLINS
FUNPAG2 4/17

SHORTY
FUNPAG2 1/16
FUNPAG2 2/19
FUNPAG2 3/15
FUNPAG2 2/20
FUNPAG2 3/16

SWANSON
FUNPAG2 3/15

WINSLOW, JANET
FUNPAG2 1/16

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