From the same company and time period that brought you Chen Chang, I give you Dr. Fung
Written and drawn by Bob Powell, under the pseudonym Arthur Dean, Dr. Fung started showing up in Wonderworld Comics in 1939. Dr. Fung is a old man with a hobby for solving mysteries around the world with his sidekick, Dan Barrister. They travel around, do detective stuff, and get attack by snakes a lot.
Scans from Wonderworld Comics #3, 13, 18, and 30.