More Fun #v1#8
(February 1936)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
44
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1936-01-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
More Fun Magazine, Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (editor & publisher); William H. Cook (managing editor); Vin Sullivan (assistant editor); John F. Mahon (business manager)
Color
Partially in Color
Dimensions
10" x 12"
Paper Stock
Newsprint Interior, Paper Covers
Binding
Saddle-Stitched

Issue Notes

Indicia:
"MORE FUN
The National Comics Magazine

More Fun. Published monthly by More Fun Magazine, Inc. Office of publication, 420 DeSoto Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. Editorial office, 373 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office, St. Louis Missouri, under the act of March 3, 1879. Subscription rate: 12 issues in the United States and possessions, and Mexico, South America and Spain, $1.00; elsewhere $2.60. Single copies 10 cents (15 cents in Canada)."

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[George Washington] (Table of Contents)

Spike Spalding / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spike Spalding

More Fun (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Now Is the Time... For a Chemistry Set (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The Pastime Novelty Co. / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

This Bike Can Be Yours (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

The Crowell Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Gavonian Affair, Part 8] (Table of Contents: 4)

Sandra of the Secret Service / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sandra; Count Taurus (villain); Lothar; Reynolds
Synopsis
Count Taurus threatens Sandra's friends with death if she doesn't cooperate with his schemes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Along the Main Line / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You may be somebody else's goat...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Ed

[Prince of Patrania, Part 6] (Table of Contents: 6)

Spike Spalding / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spike Spalding; Pincus; Philip of Patrania
Synopsis
Spike and Pincus are kidnapped and taken aboard an ocean liner.

In the Wake of the Wander [Part 6] (Table of Contents: 7)

Captain Grim / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Cooper
Pencils
Tom Cooper [as Mac Fergus]
Inks
Tom Cooper
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Captain Grim
Synopsis
The Captain finds himself trapped within a blazing blockhouse.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Charley Fish / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gargle" "Gargle
Genre
humor
Characters
Charley Fish

[Rescuing the King, Part 3] (Table of Contents: 9)

Henri Duval / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Henri Duval
Synopsis
Henri Duval must protect the King from enemies disguised as musketeers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Little Linda / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you come along quietly...
Genre
children
Characters
Little Linda; Bill; The Sheriff
Synopsis
Linda talks the Sheriff out of jailing Bill for stealing hens.

[Episode 8] (Table of Contents: 11)

Ivanhoe / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Isaac of York; Front de Boeuf

Indexer Notes

adapted from the Sir Walter Scott novel

Wheels Go Round (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Black and red only. Continues on page 15 and 30.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Movies / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Matt Curzon
Pencils
Matt Curzon (signed)
Inks
Matt Curzon (signed)
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Stamps and Coins / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Fun Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[The Haunted House, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 17)

Slim Pickins / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Randall (signed)
Pencils
Stan Randall (signed)
Inks
Stan Randall
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Slim Pickens
Synopsis
After the gorilla helps Slim get the better of two counterfeiters hiding in his dead aunt's home, he faces the problem of what to do with him.

[The Mysterious Island, Part 3] (Table of Contents: 18)

Skipper Hicks / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Patterson
Pencils
John Patterson (Signed)
Inks
John Patterson
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Skipper Hicks; Soupladle; Spongenose; King Okey; King Dokey
Synopsis
On Gillyfish Isle diamonds are so plentiful they have no value, but pop bottles are rare and precious.

[The Mountain Lion, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 19)

Buckskin Jim / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buckskin Jim; Zeb
Synopsis
Jim tries to cross a canyon by rope, but runs into a mountain lion.

Here It Is -- Get Your Button! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

World-Wide Fun Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

The Professor / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. F. Koscik
Pencils
E. F. Koscik (signed)
Inks
E. F. Koscik
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Schnooper and Schnatcher, the private detectives, are in the hospital...
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Professor; Schnooper; Schnatcher; Zoppp
Synopsis
With Schnooper and Schnatcher in the hospital the Professor has to defend himself against would be kidnappers all alone.

[Airship: Paters Lourenzo de Guzmao] (Table of Contents: 22)

Thor's Famous Flights / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Whitney [as Thor]
Pencils
Al Whitney [as Thor]
Inks
Al Whitney [as Thor]
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

[Fang Gow of China, Part 8] (Table of Contents: 23)

Barry O'Neill / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Barry O'Neil; Le Grand; Fang Gow (villain)
Synopsis
Barry and Le Grand are prisoners aboard Fang Gow's yacht.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credit verified by comparison to other Wheeler-Nicholson stories.

[Damsel in Distress, Part 5] (Table of Contents: 24)

Jack Woods / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jack Woods; Dolores; Panco Villa

A True Story of How a Great Mother-Lode Was Discovered (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; historical

[Fishy the Gangster, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 26)

Rambler Jim / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Randall
Pencils
Stan Randall
Inks
Stan Randall
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Fishy Gill; Rambler Jim; Sheriff Smith; Old Scratch
Synopsis
Jim catches a group of gangsters single handed.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

More Fun and Magic / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as The Wizard of Biff]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Books Books / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
book reviews

[The Mystery Plane, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 29)

Bob Merritt / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Prospector Jake; Bob Merrit; Buzz; Shorty
Synopsis
Cyrus Campbell is murdered and a gang member disguised as prospector jake tries to infiltrate Bob Merrit's group of aviators.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Brad Hardy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
W. C. Brigham
Pencils
W. C. Brigham [as Brig] (signed)
Inks
W. C. Brigham [as Brig] (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in the kingdom of the underworld...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Brad Hardy; Lorraine; Prince Kardos; Black Magician (villain)
Synopsis
Leader of the Rat Men in the underground kingdom of the Dre, the Black Magician captures Hardy, Lorraine and Prince Kardos, who then attempt to escape.

Indexer Notes

continued

Join the Treasure Hunt Contest (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1.25 pages (report information)

Lesson No. IV (Table of Contents: 32)

Monthly Cartoon Lesson / activity / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Charles Shows (signed)
Pencils
Charles Shows (signed)
Inks
Charles Shows (signed)
Letters
Charles Shows

Special Holiday Premium Offer! (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

More Fun Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.35 page (report information)

The Happy Four Club (Table of Contents: 34)

Junior Funsters / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rosemary Volk
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

[In Ancient Egypt, Part 8] (Table of Contents: 35)

Magic Crystal of History / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ray Wardel
Pencils
Ray Wardel (signed)
Inks
Ray Wardel
Letters
?

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bobby; Binks
Synopsis
Bobby and Binks are about to break through the lines of the enemy surrounding the city.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Don Drake on the Planet Saro / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don Drake, seeking to save the life of the Zetrurian maiden...
Genre
sword and sorcery
Characters
Don Drake; Krenon; Zetrurian priests; Betty
Synopsis
Don Drake volunteers to engage the sea beast in mortal combat.

[Episode 4] (Table of Contents: 37)

Treasure Island / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils
Sven Elven
Inks
Sven Elven
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Dr. Livesey; Squire Trelawney; Jim Hawkins
Synopsis
Captain Flint's treasure map is revealed.

Indexer Notes

adapted from the Robert Louis Stevenson novel

[The Vampire Master, Part 3] (Table of Contents: 38)

Doctor Occult / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Doctor Occult; Lois Amster; Sander Amster; The Vampire Master
Synopsis
The Vampire Master tries to hypnotize Lois into killing her husband.

[The Bedouins, Part 8] (Table of Contents: 39)

Wing Brady / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Kiefer
Pencils
Henry Kiefer (signed)
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Wing Brady; Slim; Laurel Deane; Ibn Hajez; Ali Ben Said
Synopsis
Ali Ben Said attacks the Caravan and kidnaps Laurel Deane.

The Little People (Table of Contents: 40)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Corby O'Glin

[Dewey and the Pirates, Part 5] (Table of Contents: 41)

Midshipman Dewey / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Jack Dewey
Synopsis
Dewey discovers a mutiny in progress.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

Pelion and Ossa / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Stahl
Pencils
Al Stahl (signed)
Inks
Al Stahl
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Darnit - There goes that faucet again!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pelion; Ossa

[Captain Kiddlaw, Part 8] (Table of Contents: 43)

2023: Super Police / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Kiddlaw; Axel Yoke; Rex Cosmos; Joan Shanley; Professor Shanley
Synopsis
Rex and Axel are left dangling over a cliff, while Kiddlaw kidnaps the Professor and Joan.

Indexer Notes

continued

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

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

Factory to You (Table of Contents: 45) (Expand) /

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [George Washington]
    Spike Spalding
  2. 1. More Fun
  3. 2. Now Is the Time... For a Chemistry Set
    The Pastime Novelty Co.
  4. 3. This Bike Can Be Yours
    The Crowell Publishing Co.
  5. 4. [The Gavonian Affair, Part 8]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  6. 5. ["You may be somebody else's goat..."]
    Along the Main Line
  7. 6. [Prince of Patrania, Part 6]
    Spike Spalding
  8. 7. In the Wake of the Wander [Part 6]
    Captain Grim
  9. 8. ["Gargle" "Gargle"]
    Charley Fish
  10. 9. [Rescuing the King, Part 3]
    Henri Duval
  11. 10. ["If you come along quietly..."]
    Little Linda
  12. 11. [Episode 8]
    Ivanhoe
  13. 12. Wheels Go Round
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Movies
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Puzzle Page
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Stamps and Coins
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Fun Mail
  18. 17. [The Haunted House, Part 4]
    Slim Pickins
  19. 18. [The Mysterious Island, Part 3]
    Skipper Hicks
  20. 19. [The Mountain Lion, Part 1]
    Buckskin Jim
  21. 20. Here It Is -- Get Your Button!
    World-Wide Fun Club
  22. 21. ["Schnooper and Schnatcher, the private detectives, are in the hospital..."]
    The Professor
  23. 22. [Airship: Paters Lourenzo de Guzmao]
    Thor's Famous Flights
  24. 23. [Fang Gow of China, Part 8]
    Barry O'Neill
  25. 24. [Damsel in Distress, Part 5]
    Jack Woods
  26. 25. A True Story of How a Great Mother-Lode Was Discovered
  27. 26. [Fishy the Gangster, Part 4]
    Rambler Jim
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    More Fun and Magic
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Books Books
  30. 29. [The Mystery Plane, Part 4]
    Bob Merritt
  31. 30. ["Deep in the kingdom of the underworld..."]
    Brad Hardy
  32. 31. Join the Treasure Hunt Contest
  33. 32. Lesson No. IV
    Monthly Cartoon Lesson
  34. 33. Special Holiday Premium Offer!
    More Fun Magazine
  35. 34. The Happy Four Club
    Junior Funsters
  36. 35. [In Ancient Egypt, Part 8]
    Magic Crystal of History
  37. 36. ["Don Drake, seeking to save the life of the Zetrurian maiden..."]
    Don Drake on the Planet Saro
  38. 37. [Episode 4]
    Treasure Island
  39. 38. [The Vampire Master, Part 3]
    Doctor Occult
  40. 39. [The Bedouins, Part 8]
    Wing Brady
  41. 40. The Little People
  42. 41. [Dewey and the Pirates, Part 5]
    Midshipman Dewey
  43. 42. ["Darnit - There goes that faucet again!"]
    Pelion and Ossa
  44. 43. [Captain Kiddlaw, Part 8]
    2023: Super Police
  45. 44. [no title indexed]
    New Comics
  46. 45. Factory to You
    Remington Rand
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes