(March 1937)

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; Vince 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

Last issue for all-Tom Cooper features.

The indicia has "VOL. 2 No. 7", but the cover has "NO. 19".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spike Spalding / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Spike Spalding

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

New Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Whitney Ellsworth (signed)
Inks:
Whitney Ellsworth (signed)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

March 1937 issue.

[Resbian Revenge: Part 1] (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 (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sandra; Manos (intro); Dimitri (intro)
Synopsis:
On the ship back to America, Sandra and a young man are attacked and thrown overboard.

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[Prince of Patrania: Part 17] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spike Spalding; Pincus; The Sailor; Count Alex; Ruppo; King Philip
Synopsis:
Count Alex decides to kidnap the King.

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[Episode 8] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Alexandre Dumas (Original Novel); Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (Adaptation)
Pencils:
Sven Elven
Inks:
Sven Elven
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the Alexandre Dumas novel.

["De Strikers is picketin' de ol' mill!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sam the Porter

[Fake] (Table of Contents)

Pincus / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pincus

[The Life Ray: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Occult / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Doctor Occult; Rose Psychic (intro)
Synopsis:
Doctor Occult encounters a dead body in a restaurant.

[The Smugglers: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wing Bradey; Captain Chevigny; Lynn Harding
Synopsis:
Wing is ordered to escort Lynn to Tunis to meet her father.

["Be Modern"] (Table of Contents)

Hap the Sap / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter DeAngelo (signed)
Pencils:
Peter DeAngelo (signed)
Inks:
Peter DeAngelo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hap the Sap (intro)

[Gone Fishin'] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Pencils:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Mr. Morgan (Pep's father); Pep Morgan

Massachusetts Fun Club Members (Table of Contents)

Fun Club / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Morse code and a list of Fun Club members from Massachusetts.

[Episode 19] (Table of Contents)

Ivanhoe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Walter Scott (Original Novel); Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (Adaptation)
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Maurice de Bracy; Front de-Boeuf; Fitzurse
Synopsis:
Fitzurse rides to imprison King Richard.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the Sir Walter Scott novel; in red only.

Sea Gold [Part 4] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Captain Grim; Liverpool Johnny; Tyner; Nubbins

Indexer Notes

Story was written as if it was to be continued next issue, but this was the last appearance.

Fang Gow of China [Part 19] (Table of Contents)

Barry O'Neill / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Barry O'Neil; Fang Gow; Legrand; Dr. Bonfils; Jean Legrand
Synopsis:
Dr. Bonfils is forced to operate to save Fang Gow's life.

[In the Great Grey Forest] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Brad Hardey; Prince Kardos
Synopsis:
Bard rescues Kardos from a snake.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[The Holdup: Part 11] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Malverne; Slick Carter; Dawkins; Jake; Ed; Blake
Synopsis:
Dawkins and Carter escape on a tramp steamer.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. Printed in red only.

[Admiral Dewey] (Table of Contents)

Just Suppose / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Admiral Dewey

["Ye Gods, It Works!"] (Table of Contents)

Just Jokes / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Whitney Ellsworth
Inks:
Whitney Ellsworth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[Horse Out of the Gate] (Table of Contents)

Thrilling True Stories / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard B. Speed (signed)
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

[People of the Red Planet: Part 5] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mark Marsen; King Sarno; Monty; Gail Hillary
Synopsis:
Sarno wants to convert Gail into one of the Red People.

Indexer Notes

Printed in red only.

[Captain Hale, Gun-Runner: Part 6] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Dewey; Bango; the Leopard Men (Intro)
Synopsis:
Dewey is captured by the Leopard Men.

Indexer Notes

Story is executed as if it was to be continued, but this was the last appearance.

[Alaskan Adventure: Part 5] (Table of Contents)

Bob Merritt / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Saunders; Monk Morton
Synopsis:
Saunders escapes from Monk Morton only to be captured by a group of orientals.

In the Movies (Table of Contents)

Spike Spalding / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Little (Signed)
Pencils:
Frank Little (Signed)
Inks:
Frank Little (Signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Spike Spalding; Pincus

Indexer Notes

Flip-book story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Mary Patrick (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Arthur Shields (photograph)

Freddie Bartholomew (Table of Contents)

Straight From Hollywood / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Laidlaw (signed)
Pencils:
Laidlaw (signed)
Inks:
Laidlaw (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Freddie Bartholomew; Al Jolson; Gary Cooper; William Powell
Keywords:
celebrity

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Party Page / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Monica Mac Blane
Pencils:
Whitney Ellsworth
Inks:
Whitney Ellsworth
Letters:
typeset

[Kidnapped! Part 4] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Whitney Ellsworth
Inks:
Whitney Ellsworth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Linda; Ned Flint; Silas Flint; Watson
Synopsis:
Silas rushes to the hospital to be with his nephew.

[In the Wilderness: Part 7] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Pencils:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tom Bradley; Jack Bradley; Harry Matson; Minky; Tatters; and the Boss
Synopsis:
Matson manages to guide Tom and Jack home, but faces capture by the police.

[Island Adventure: Part 11] (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:
Black Tom and Watts' lawyers are searching for him. People back home read about it in the paper.

[King Vortigern] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Bobby; Binks; King Vortigern; Hengist; Horsa; Augustine; Ethelbert
Synopsis:
Early history of Britain.

American Indian Chiefs (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Richard Speed (signed)
Pencils:
Richard Speed (signed)
Inks:
Richard Speed (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Chief Yellow Hand

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Loonies / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Whitney Ellsworth
Inks:
Whitney Ellsworth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[The Secret Mine: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jack Woods; Val Stanton; Hines
Synopsis:
Jack infiltrates Stanton's operation.

[Part 8] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Jeff Roberts; Captain Dennis

[The Dan Bowers Case: Part 3] (Table of Contents)

Radio Squad / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sandy Kean; Jimmy Trent; Dan Bowers; Amos Twist
Synopsis:
Twist calls Jimmy to testify for the defense!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

formerly Calling All Cars

["Knock Knock"] (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

It's A Fact / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Detective Comics #1 (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vin Sullivan
Inks:
Vin Sullivan
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

promo for Detective Comics #1 - dated March 1937. On Sale At All Newsstands.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spike Spalding
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    New Adventure Comics
  3. 2. [Resbian Revenge: Part 1]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  4. 3. [Prince of Patrania: Part 17]
    Spike Spalding
  5. 4. [Episode 8]
    Three Musketeers
  6. 5. ["De Strikers is picketin' de ol' mill!"]
    Sam the Porter
  7. 6. [Fake]
    Pincus
  8. 7. [The Life Ray: Part 2]
    Dr. Occult
  9. 8. [The Smugglers: Part 1]
    Wing Brady
  10. 9. ["Be Modern"]
    Hap the Sap
  11. 10. [Gone Fishin']
    Pep Morgan
  12. 11. Massachusetts Fun Club Members
    Fun Club
  13. 12. [Episode 19]
    Ivanhoe
  14. 13. Sea Gold [Part 4]
    Captain Grim
  15. 14. Fang Gow of China [Part 19]
    Barry O'Neill
  16. 15. [In the Great Grey Forest]
    Brad Hardy
  17. 16. [The Holdup: Part 11]
    Along the Main Line
  18. 17. [Admiral Dewey]
    Just Suppose
  19. 18. ["Ye Gods, It Works!"]
    Just Jokes
  20. 19. [Horse Out of the Gate]
    Thrilling True Stories
  21. 20. [People of the Red Planet: Part 5]
    Mark Marson
  22. 21. [Captain Hale, Gun-Runner: Part 6]
    Midshipman Dewey
  23. 22. [Alaskan Adventure: Part 5]
    Bob Merritt
  24. 23. In the Movies
    Spike Spalding
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Talk About Talkies
  26. 25. Freddie Bartholomew
    Straight From Hollywood
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Party Page
  28. 27. [Kidnapped! Part 4]
    Little Linda
  29. 28. [In the Wilderness: Part 7]
    Bradley Boys
  30. 29. [Island Adventure: Part 11]
    Woozy Watts
  31. 30. [King Vortigern]
    Magic Crystal of History
  32. 31. American Indian Chiefs
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Loonies
  34. 33. [The Secret Mine: Part 2]
    Jack Woods
  35. 34. [Part 8]
    Pirate Gold
  36. 35. [The Dan Bowers Case: Part 3]
    Radio Squad
  37. 36. ["Knock Knock"]
    Alger's Variety Show
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    It's A Fact
  39. 38. Detective Comics #1
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes