(February 1936)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
More Fun Magazine, Inc.
Editing:
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (editor & publisher); William H. Cook (managing editor); Vincent A. 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

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).


[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.

["You may be somebody else's goat..."] (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:
?

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.

["Gargle" "Gargle"] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

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.

["If you come along quietly..."] (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:
?

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)

["Schnooper and Schnatcher, the private detectives, are in the hospital..."] (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:
?

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:
Thor (signed)
Pencils:
Thor (signed)
Inks:
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.

["Deep in the kingdom of the underworld..."] (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:
?

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.

["Don Drake, seeking to save the life of the Zetrurian maiden..."] (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:
?

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.

["Darnit - There goes that faucet again!"] (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:
?

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)

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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
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes