Nick Knatterton is a German Newspaper Comic by a Manfred Schmidt that ran from 1950 to 1959 in the weekly illustrated magazine Quick. It was adapted as a live-action movie in 1959 and a 15 part animated television show that came out in 1977.The comic was meant to be a parody of American comics of that era, with lots of text in screens and the main hero making nearly impossible deductions combined with wordplay. Since American comics were not easily available most people didn't know it was meant to be a parody.
Arm Cannon: Schie▀finger-Joe has a flesh-colored gun barrel for an artificial index finger. The gun is semi-automatic, it is explained to always be loaded, and it is never explained how he can reload it or discard the spent shells.
Gratuitous English: The first story drops "Damned" into the dialogs every now and then. In a comic in otherwise German that takes place in Germany. Not to mention that almost every named character in that story has an English name.
Mad Scientist: Prof. Bartap invents a shaving foam which is also a very effective explosive. Unintentionally.
Meaningful Name: For instance Professor Bartap, which is pronounced practically the same name as Bart ab "beard off". In an Italian adventure, Nick encounters gangster Macco Maffiano, movie starlet Silvana Busonia (a play on Busen "bosom") and fisher and amateur singer Camillo Tenorani.
Nick's eventual bride is photographer Linda Knips; Knips is German for "click", and knipsen a slang word for "to take a photograph".
The town of Killville. Full stop.
More Dakka: Killville's air is so oversaturated with lead that Virginia Peng mounted an MG42 on her bed to be on the safe side (no matter how illogical having a Nazi German machine gun in a Western setting is).
Special Attack: Nick's one is his four-fold K.O. He jumps up and knocks out two opponents with his fists and another two with his heels.
Speech Bubbles: Schmidt commented that they were a primitive tool in his POV - "bubbles coming from the heads, eyes, ears, noses or mouths of characters to indicate what they think, see, hear, smell or say".
So he ended up using one and the same bubble type for everything except for the first story in which thought bubbles (and only they) have a shape of their own.
It's obvious that Manfred Schmidt despised Westerns as much as comics, not only by the way he takes this trope to the extreme, but also by Billy Rillkratz, Jr.'s bookshelf which contains 279 different Western novels of the same content.
Writer Revolt: Manfred Schmidt told that finally, he was so fed up with making the strip, he couldn't make his fingers draw the pictures anymore.
Written Sound Effect: Nick Knatterton is among the comics which don't have any. Probably the only exception is Virginia Peng.