(December 1936)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Nicholson Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (editor); Vincent Sullivan (associate editor); F. Whitney Ellsworth (associate editor)
Color:
Full Color, Duotone, and Black and White (#9-46 or 47); Full Color (#47 or 48 onwards)
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint Interior, Paper Covers (#9-11); Glossy Covers (#12 onwards)
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched

Issue Notes

Christmas issue.

The indicia has "VOL. 2 No. 4", but the cover has "NO. 16".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Vincent Sullivan (signed)
Inks:
Vincent Sullivan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Kid bear-trapping Santa Claus.

[The Resbian Affair: Part 3] (Table of Contents)

Sandra of the Secret Service / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
W. C. Brigham (signed)
Pencils:
W. C. Brigham (signed)
Inks:
W. C. Brigham
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sandra; Lorenz
Synopsis:
Sandra attempts to rescue Lorenz from a Resbian prison.

[No Swimming Allowed] (Table of Contents)

Pincus / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Vincent Sullivan (signed)
Pencils:
Vincent Sullivan (signed)
Inks:
Vincent Sullivan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pincus

[Prince of Patrania: Part 16] (Table of Contents)

Spike Spalding / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Vin Sullivan (signed)
Pencils:
Vin Sullivan (signed)
Inks:
Vin Sullivan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spike Spalding; Pincus; The Sailor
Synopsis:
Spike and his friends reach dry land ahead of their former captors.

[Episode 6] (Table of Contents)

Three Musketeers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils:
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
D'Artagnan; Athos; Porthos; Aramis; De Treville
Synopsis:
The four await an audience with the king which is cancelled at the last minute.

Indexer Notes

adapted from the Alexandre Dumas novel

[Koth and the Seven: Part 4] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Occult / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Leger]
Pencils:
Joe Shuster [as Reuths]
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Doctor Occult; Zator, the Seven; Koth (villain, Origin in flashback)
Synopsis:
Koth, an alien marooned on Earth when his spaceship crashed, is preparing to wipe out the population.

Sea Gold [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Captain Grim / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Cooper
Pencils:
Tom Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Tom Cooper
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Captain Grim; Capt. MacPherson; Buck Wilson; Tyner (Intro, villain)
Synopsis:
Grim begins telling tales of his younger years.

[Episode 15] (Table of Contents)

Ivanhoe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical

Indexer Notes

adapted from the Sir Walter Scott novel

[One-Handed Victory] (Table of Contents)

Pep Morgan / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Creig Flessel
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pep Morgan
Synopsis:
Pep has to play football after fighting off hooligans who attempt to prevent him from reaching the game.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fun Club / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Gold Gulch: Part 3] (Table of Contents)

Pelion and Ossa / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Carney
Pencils:
Bill Carney (signed)
Inks:
Bill Carney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Pelion; Ossa
Synopsis:
An indian sells the boys a pot which causes nothing but trouble.

Indexer Notes

red only

[Captain Hale, Gun-Runner: Ch. 3] (Table of Contents)

Midshipman Dewey / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Cooper
Pencils:
Tom Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Tom Cooper
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Dewey; Captain Hale; Dorgan; Blackbirder; Captain Smith
Synopsis:
Dewey has discovered that Captain Hale is gun-running.

Fang Gow of China [Part 16] (Table of Contents)

Barry O'Neill and Fang Gow Of China / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo O'Mealia
Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia (signed)
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Barry O'Neil; Fang Gow; LeGrand
Synopsis:
Barry and LeGrand escape from the sewers, but Fang Gow disappears.

[People of the Red Planet: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Mark Marson / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Hickey
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mark Marson; Monty Montague; Sarno; Hillary's daughter
Synopsis:
Mark is assigned the case of finding Professor Hillary, but he is being tailed by Sarno's men.

[In the Wildnerness: Part 4] (Table of Contents)

Bradley Boys / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Creig Flessel
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tom Bradley; Jack Bradley; Harry Mattson (Intro)
Synopsis:
Lost in the woods, Tom and Jack meet Harry Bradley, a wanted man.

Indexer Notes

red only

[The Holdup: Part 8] (Table of Contents)

Along the Main Line / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Cooper
Pencils:
Tom Cooper (signed)
Inks:
Tom Cooper
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Jake; Ed; Slick Carter; Malverne; Dawkins
Synopsis:
Jake is taken to Slick Carter's hideout and held prisoner.

[Freeing the Prisoners] (Table of Contents)

Brad Hardy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Hickey
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Brad Hardy; Prince Kardos; Helgar
Synopsis:
Brad organizes a jail break.

[Henry VIII / Andrew Jackson] (Table of Contents)

Just Suppose / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
A. D. Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Henry VIII; Andrew Jackson

Indexer Notes

red only

[The Menace of Little Wolf: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Buckskin Jim / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Cooper
Pencils:
Tom Cooper
Inks:
Tom Cooper
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Buckskin Jim; Little Wolf (Intro)
Synopsis:
Little Wolf forces Jim into a fight.

[Alaskan Adventure: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Bob Merritt and His Flying Pals / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia (signed)
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bob Merritt; Prospector Jake; Saunders
Synopsis:
Bob investigates an extinct volcano crater with his rocket plane.

[The Bedouin Adventure: Part 16] (Table of Contents)

Wing Brady / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Hickey
Pencils:
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wing Brady; Ali Ben Saad (villain); Lynn Harding; Lieutenant Canfield
Synopsis:
Ali Ben Saad displays his captives to the Foreign Legion hoping to stave off an attack on his fortress.

["A wooly dog will pass among you"] (Table of Contents)

Sam the Porter / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Inks:
Russell Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sam the Porter

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Do You Know? / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
A. D. Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

red only

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Talk About Talkies / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mary Patrick (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Jane Withers (photo)

Indexer Notes

movie reviews

Detective Comics #1 (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vin Sullivan (signed)
Inks:
Vin Sullivan (signed)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

December 1936 cover date- actual issue is dated March 1937

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Fred B. Jenks
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Nicholson Publishing Company; 373 Fourth Avenue, NY, NY. Editor Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson; Bus Manager Fred B Jenke; owners More Fun Inc; Nicholson Publishing; Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson

[Damsel In Distress: Part 13] (Table of Contents)

Jack Woods / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils:
W. C. Brigham (signed)
Inks:
W. C. Brigham
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jack Woods; Dolores; Don Miguel; Pancho Villa (villain)
Synopsis:
Jack and his friends are under siege and await rescue by federal troops.

[Hannibal Vs. Rome] (Table of Contents)

Magic Crystal of History / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Homer Fleming
Pencils:
Homer Fleming (signed)
Inks:
Homer Fleming
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Bobby; Binks; Hannibal; P. Cornelius Scipio

Kidnapped! (Table of Contents)

Little Linda / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Whitney Ellsworth [as Whit Ellsworth]
Inks:
Whitney Ellsworth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Ned Flint; Watson; X-42; Linda
Synopsis:
Linda leaves a clue to her location.

[The Room of Blazing Light] (Table of Contents)

Don Drake on the Planet Saro / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ken Fitch
Pencils:
Clem Gretter (signed)
Inks:
Clem Gretter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
Characters:
Don Drake; Queen Zira; Betty; Laswan (villain); Krenon (villain)
Synopsis:
Laswan turns traitor to his own side, in hopes of usurping power.

[Island Adventure: Part 7] (Table of Contents)

Woozy Watts / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Woozy Watts
Synopsis:
Watts puzzling directions he has found, that lead him to a house he's not supposed to enter.

[Episode 5] (Table of Contents)

Pirate Gold / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sven Elven
Pencils:
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Captain Dennis; Jeff Roberts; Pedro; the Stranger
Synopsis:
A stranger on the island saves Captain Dennis and Jeff's lives.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hubert / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Patrick
Pencils:
Bill Patrick (signed)
Inks:
Bill Patrick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hubert

[The Maniac and the Cameraman] (Table of Contents)

Calling All Cars / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel (Signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sandy Kean
Synopsis:
Sandy has to disarm a madman. with a reporter's "help".

[Rhymes with Month] (Table of Contents)

Alger's Variety Show / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Inks:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [The Resbian Affair: Part 3]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  3. 2. [No Swimming Allowed]
    Pincus
  4. 3. [Prince of Patrania: Part 16]
    Spike Spalding
  5. 4. [Episode 6]
    Three Musketeers
  6. 5. [Koth and the Seven: Part 4]
    Doctor Occult
  7. 6. Sea Gold [Part 1]
    Captain Grim
  8. 7. [Episode 15]
    Ivanhoe
  9. 8. [One-Handed Victory]
    Pep Morgan
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Fun Club
  11. 10. [Gold Gulch: Part 3]
    Pelion and Ossa
  12. 11. [Captain Hale, Gun-Runner: Ch. 3]
    Midshipman Dewey
  13. 12. Fang Gow of China [Part 16]
    Barry O'Neill and Fang Gow Of China
  14. 13. [People of the Red Planet: Part 2]
    Mark Marson
  15. 14. [In the Wildnerness: Part 4]
    Bradley Boys
  16. 15. [The Holdup: Part 8]
    Along the Main Line
  17. 16. [Freeing the Prisoners]
    Brad Hardy
  18. 17. [Henry VIII / Andrew Jackson]
    Just Suppose
  19. 18. [The Menace of Little Wolf: Part 1]
    Buckskin Jim
  20. 19. [Alaskan Adventure: Part 2]
    Bob Merritt and His Flying Pals
  21. 20. [The Bedouin Adventure: Part 16]
    Wing Brady
  22. 21. ["A wooly dog will pass among you"]
    Sam the Porter
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Do You Know?
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Talk About Talkies
  25. 24. Detective Comics #1
  26. 25. Statement of Ownership
  27. 26. [Damsel In Distress: Part 13]
    Jack Woods
  28. 27. [Hannibal Vs. Rome]
    Magic Crystal of History
  29. 28. Kidnapped!
    Little Linda
  30. 29. [The Room of Blazing Light]
    Don Drake on the Planet Saro
  31. 30. [Island Adventure: Part 7]
    Woozy Watts
  32. 31. [Episode 5]
    Pirate Gold
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Hubert
  34. 33. [The Maniac and the Cameraman]
    Calling All Cars
  35. 34. [Rhymes with Month]
    Alger's Variety Show
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Allen Ross
  • Peter Croome
  • Bob Hughes
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