(June 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 (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

First issue distributed by Independent News- owned by Harry Donenfeld and Paul Sampliner.

The indicia has "VOL. 2 No. 9", but the cover has "No. 21".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Synopsis:
Kid "shaving" before mirror

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

New Adventure Comics #16 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steve Carson; Federal Men

[The Brain: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Will Ely
Pencils:
Will Ely [as Will Georgi]
Inks:
Will Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sandra; Michael; The Brain (intro); Capt. Snegg; Dealers In Death
Synopsis:
The Brain is revealed to be the power behind Captain Snegg.

[The Kidnaping of Spike: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

Spike Spalding / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spike Spalding; Count Alex; Rupo; Princess Margo; King Philip; The Sailor
Synopsis:
Patrania is flooded with rumors that the King has fled and war with Provokia looms.

["He flies through the air with the greatest of ease"] (Table of Contents)

Just For Fun / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["One of these ads sounds very good"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The Battle of Hastings (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; King Harold; Tostig; William the Conqueror

[The Smugglers: Part 3] (Table of Contents)

Wing Brady / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wing Brady; Lynn Harding
Synopsis:
Wing escapes from his captors, sets their ship on fire, and escapes underwater, but is late for dinner.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
list of RI members

[Episode 21] (Table of Contents)

Ivanhoe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Rebecca; The Grand Master; The Preceptor; Brian de Bois Gilbert
Synopsis:
Rebecca is put on trial for witchcraft and demands trail by combat.

Indexer Notes

adapted from the Sir Walter Scott novel. Red only.

["My angel! My dream girl!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

The Three Godfathers (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Rin-Tin-Tin Jr.; Joe E. Brown

[Fang Gow of China: Part 21] (Table of Contents)

Barry O'Neill / 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; Jean Legrand
Synopsis:
Barry, Jean and LeGrand attempt to escape but only Jean is in the plane when it takes off.

Indexer Notes

formerly Barry O'Neil and Fang Gow of China

[Napoleon] (Table of Contents)

Just Suppose / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Napoleon

[People of the Red Planet: Part 7] (Table of Contents)

Mark Marson of the Interplanetary Police / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mark Marson; King Sarno; Monty; Gail Hillary
Synopsis:
Mark and Monty escape through a window. Gail is saved from a fate worse than death, but is still a captive.

Indexer Notes

red only

In the Wilderness [Part 9] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Creig Flessel
Pencils:
Creig Flessel [as Fless]
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tom Bradley; Jack Bradley; Harry Matson
Synopsis:
The boys are attacked by a grizzly bear.

["It's my son who has the toothache!"] (Table of Contents)

Just Jokes / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Entire production conceived and produced by Whit Ellsworth and Joe Miller.

[Roping the Ram] (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

["In Tampa Town it's fine cigars"] (Table of Contents)

Sam the Porter / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

red only

[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

[Episode 10] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Madame Bonancieux; D'Artagnan
Synopsis:
D'Artagnan saves M. Boancieux from the Cardinal's men.

Indexer Notes

adapted from the Alexandre Dumas novel

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

Bob Merritt / 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; Dicky Saunders; Buzz; Shorty; Tex; Prospector Jake; Monk
Synopsis:
Bob is captured by the asiatics. The gangsters wait to attack until they know where the gold is.
Bob's friends take off in search of his whereabouts.

[The Whittler] (Table of Contents)

Hanko the Cowhand / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Hanko
Synopsis:
Hanko reads a book on whittling and can't stop.

[The Underwater City] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Brad Hardy; Prince Kardos
Synopsis:
Brad and Kardos discover an underwater city where they can breathe like they were on land.

Indexer Notes

in red only

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Talk About Talkies / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Mary Patrick (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Wheeler and Woolsey

[Linda's Stepmother: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; children
Characters:
Linda; Silas Flint; Linda's stepmother
Synopsis:
When Linda's stepmother shows up and tries to take custody, Silas Flint "kidnaps" Linda and they both run away on a long adventure.

[The Secret Mine: Part 4] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils:
Will Ely [as Will Georgi]
Inks:
Will Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jack Woods; Mrs. Harkins; Val Stanton; Hines; Fagin
Synopsis:
Jack and Fagin are trapped by a mine cave in.

[Lacrossed Out] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Pep Morgan; Coach
Synopsis:
Pep tries to play lacrosse

[The Lord of Life: Part 2] (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:
occult
Characters:
Doctor Occult; Rose Psychic; Custer the Butler
Synopsis:
Occult discovers that Nita Crane's tomb is emtpy.

[The Dan Bowers Case: Part 5] (Table of Contents)

Radio Squad / 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; Dan Bowers; Bugs Brighty (Intro)
Synopsis:
Sandy goes seemingly berserk and arrests every connected hoodlum in town, daring the authorities to let them out again.
Reprints:

[Island Adventure: Part 13] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Woozie Watts; Smith
Synopsis:
Woozie meets another prisoner on the island, a girl named Smith.

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

Johnnie Law / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Ely
Pencils:
Will Ely [as Will Georgi]
Inks:
Will Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Johnnie Law (intro); Tim; Mrs. Ashley
Synopsis:
Johnnie saves an orphan boy from a fire set by an arsonist and then asks the fellow to come live with him.

["The Knife"] (Table of Contents)

Trissie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Trissie
Synopsis:
Trissie brings a large knife to the neighborhood sharpener, thus fomenting all kinds of consternation about the town.

Indexer Notes

humor filler

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Detective Comics #4 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    New Adventure Comics #16
  3. 2. [The Brain: Part 2]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  4. 3. [The Kidnaping of Spike: Part 2]
    Spike Spalding
  5. 4. ["He flies through the air with the greatest of ease"]
    Just For Fun
  6. 5. ["One of these ads sounds very good"]
    Hap the Sap
  7. 6. The Battle of Hastings
    Magic Crystal of History
  8. 7. [The Smugglers: Part 3]
    Wing Brady
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Fun Club
  10. 9. [Episode 21]
    Ivanhoe
  11. 10. ["My angel! My dream girl!"]
    Alger's Variety Show
  12. 11. The Three Godfathers
    Straight From Hollywood
  13. 12. [Fang Gow of China: Part 21]
    Barry O'Neill
  14. 13. [Napoleon]
    Just Suppose
  15. 14. [People of the Red Planet: Part 7]
    Mark Marson of the Interplanetary Police
  16. 15. In the Wilderness [Part 9]
    Bradley Boys
  17. 16. ["It's my son who has the toothache!"]
    Just Jokes
  18. 17. [Roping the Ram]
    Thrilling True Stories
  19. 18. ["In Tampa Town it's fine cigars"]
    Sam the Porter
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Do You Know?
  21. 20. [Episode 10]
    Three Musketeers
  22. 21. [Alaskan Adventure: Part 7]
    Bob Merritt
  23. 22. [The Whittler]
    Hanko the Cowhand
  24. 23. [The Underwater City]
    Brad Hardy
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Talk About Talkies
  26. 25. [Linda's Stepmother: Part 2]
    Little Linda
  27. 26. [The Secret Mine: Part 4]
    Jack Woods
  28. 27. [Lacrossed Out]
    Pep Morgan
  29. 28. [The Lord of Life: Part 2]
    Doctor Occult
  30. 29. [The Dan Bowers Case: Part 5]
    Radio Squad
  31. 30. [Island Adventure: Part 13]
    Woozy Watts
  32. 31. [The Arsonist: Part 1]
    Johnnie Law
  33. 32. ["The Knife"]
    Trissie
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Detective Comics #4
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Allen Ross
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes