(March-April 1936)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1936-03-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
More Fun, Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (editor and publisher); Vin Sullivan [as Vincent A Sullivan] (associate editor); Whitney Ellsworth [as F. Whitney Ellsworth] (associate editor)
Color
Full Color, Duotone, and Black and White (#9-47); Full Color (#48 onwards)
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint Interior, Paper Covers (#9-11); Glossy Covers (#12 onwards)
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Published monthly by MORE FUN, Inc., 420 De Soto Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. Editorial Office, 373 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Entered as second class matter at postoffice [sic], St. Louis, Mo., under the act of March 3, 1879. Subscription rate: 12 issues in the United States, its possessions, and Mexico, South America and Spain—$1.00; elsewhere $2.60. Single copies 10 cents—(in Canada 15 cents). The publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts and drawings. Due care will be exercised in handling them. All drawings and manuscripts must be accompanied by sufficient postage for their return. Contents of this magazine may not be reprinted without written permission of the publisher. Printed in U. S. A. Copyright 1936, MORE FUN Magazine, Inc. For advertising rates, address William J. Delaney, Inc., Eastern representative, Graybar Bldg., 420 Lexington Avenue, New York, N. Y., or T. W. Farrell, Western representative, 180 No. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill.

First standard comic sized (8" x 10") issue in the New Fun / More Fun / More Fun Comics series.

First appearance of "MORE FUN, Inc." rather than "MORE FUN Magazine, Inc.", although the latter form continues to appear as the copyright holder.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Charlie Fish / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spring is just around th' corner!
Genre
humor
Characters
Charlie Fish

Indexer Notes

Last "strip" cover. Paper cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Hello Again! (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils
Vin Sullivan ?
Inks
Vin Sullivan ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Promotes new smaller size of More Fun Comics.

[The Gavonian Affair, Part 9] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sandra of the Secret Service / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sandra; Michael; Count Tauru; Lothar; Reynolds; Count de Wex
Synopsis
Sandra is forced to masquerade as the Princess Yolanda by Count Tauru, but she doesn't fool Count De Wex.

Indexer Notes

script credit verified by comparison with Wheeler-Nicholson's other stories. cf Bails' Who's Who.

[The Holdup, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jake; Ed
Synopsis
A suspicious figure knocks out the station agent and forces Jake to send a message that will wreck the Express!

Indexer Notes

continued

[Prince of Patrania, Part 7] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spike; Pincus; Phillip of Patrania
Synopsis
Pincus sneaks around the ship and tries to figure out why Spike has been kidnapped.

Indexer Notes

continued

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

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

Script
Tom Cooper
Pencils
Tom Cooper [as macfergus]
Inks
Tom Cooper
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Grim
Synopsis
Grim meets a stranger on the island, but the stranger is soon captured by the natives.

Indexer Notes

continued

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Bobby and Scotty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lewis (signed)
Pencils
Harry Lewis (signed)
Inks
Harry Lewis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The music goes round & round...
Genre
humor
Characters
Bobby; Scotty

Indexer Notes

2nd page of story. 1st page is printed out of order as sequence #31.

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

Woozy Watts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ho hum!
Genre
humor
Characters
Woozy Watts (intro)

Indexer Notes

2nd page of story. 1st page is printed out of order as sequence #32.

Fang Gow of China [Part 9] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Barry O'Neil; Fang Gow (villain); Inspector Le Grand
Synopsis
Barry and Le Grand attempt to escape from Fang Gow's yacht.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

continued

The Land of the Midgets of Zetruria (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Krenon; Betty; The Rider of the Winged Death
Synopsis
Don and Betty do battle with Krenon, captain of the Midget Queen's guards.

Indexer Notes

continued

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before Duval can return to the room...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Henri Duval
Synopsis
Henri swipes a Musketeer's outfit and distracts the guards so he can rescue his friends.

Indexer Notes

continued

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Bald (Signed)
Inks
Ken Bald
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Drawings of Kenneth Bald, age 14 of Mount Vernon NY win the one dollar prize. Note indicates that the colored pages in this issue are mixed up and the first pages of Bobby and Woozy Watts are in the back of the magazine.

[Damsel in Distress, Part 6] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jack Woods; Pancho Villa; Dolores; Don Miguel
Synopsis
Dolores and her father hide from Pancho Villa as Jack rides to the rescue.

Indexer Notes

continued

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

Slim Pickins / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! At last he fell asleep!
Genre
humor
Characters
Slim Pickens
Synopsis
Slim tries to shake off an ape who's trying to make a monkey of him.

[Episode 5] (Table of Contents: 15)

Treasure Island / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Jim; Squire Trelawney; Long John Silver; Redruth

Indexer Notes

adapted from the Robert Louis Stevenson novel; continued

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say - Pelion. Let's hitch our sled to the back of this car...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pelion; Ossa

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jim is lowered by a rope down the canyon...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buckskin Jim
Synopsis
Jim fights off a mountain lion and rescues a boy from the canyon river.

Indexer Notes

continued

Treasure Hunt Contest (Table of Contents: 18)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Mary Partrick (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Ginger Rogers (photo); Fred Astaire (photo)

Presenting Acorn Antics (Table of Contents: 20)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural

King High (Table of Contents: 21)

text story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Vin Sullivan [as Vincent Sullivan] (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Write a Letter and Win $5.00 (Table of Contents: 22)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[The Mystery Plane, Part 5] (Table of Contents: 23)

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
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Bob Merritt; Propsector Jake
Synopsis
Bob and a man impersonating Jake are about to leave for Alaska, while the real Jake escapes from his captors.

Indexer Notes

continued

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

The Professor / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everything I ordered from the Zazalian Chemical Co. is here...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Joshua; Noah; Shnatcher
Synopsis
An expedition is mounted to Australia to capture a Zopsaurus.

Indexer Notes

presumably to be continued, but this is the last appearance

[The Bedouins, Part 9] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Wing Brady; Ali Ben Saad
Synopsis
Wing tracks Laurel Deane who has been kidnapped by Ali Ben Saad.

Indexer Notes

continued

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
A. Leslie Ross
Pencils
A. Leslie Ross (signed)
Inks
A. Leslie Ross
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The unknown idol!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Brad Hardy; Lorraine
Synopsis
Brad tries to save Lorraine from the living Ape God

Indexer Notes

continued

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

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

Script
Edith Brittin (signed)
Letters
typeset

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

Chubby / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harold Sherman (signed)
Pencils
Harold Sherman (signed)
Inks
Harold Sherman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wheee!
Genre
humor
Characters
Chubby (intro)

[The Bank Robbers, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Whitney Ellsworth [as Whit Ellsworth]
Pencils
Whitney Ellsworth [as Whit Ellsworth] (signed)
Inks
Whitney Ellsworth [as Whit Ellsworth]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Linda; Butch
Synopsis
Linda is kidnapped by bank robbers.

Indexer Notes

continued

[Siege in the Night] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Harlan David Haskins (signed)
Pencils
Harlan David Haskins (signed)
Inks
Harlan David Haskins (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Bobby; Binks
Synopsis
Bobby and Binks continue following the star through Tutankahmen's Egypt.

Indexer Notes

title from last issue blurb

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Bobby and Scotty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lewis (signed)
Pencils
Harry Lewis (signed)
Inks
Harry Lewis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mush!!
Characters
Bobby; Scotty

Indexer Notes

2nd page is printed out of order as sequence #7.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

Woozy Watts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stay on Juniper Street!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

2nd page printed out of order as sequence 8.

[Dewey and the Pirates, Part 6] (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Dewey; the Captain
Synopsis
The crew mutiny and take the Captain prisoner, but Dewey jumps overboard.

Indexer Notes

continued

[Magnets] (Table of Contents: 34)

Hubert / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
J. Muselli (signed)
Pencils
Bill Patrick (signed)
Inks
Bill Patrick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Hubert (intro)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Rusty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Harold Sherman (signed)
Pencils
Harold Sherman (signed)
Inks
Harold Sherman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll ketch hail, Columbia...
Genre
humor; teen

Indexer Notes

Feature continues in New Comics #5.

[Captain Kiddlaw, Part 9] (Table of Contents: 36)

2023: Super-Police / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Kiddlaw; Axel Yoke; Rex Cosmos
Synopsis
Kiddlaw leaves Rex and Axel for dead. They follow an underground river looking for a way out.

Indexer Notes

Continued. Next issue title: The Demented.

[The Vampire Master, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 37)

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; Sander Amster; Vampire Master (dies); Mrs. Amster
Synopsis
The Vampire Master succombs to a blazing death, but Doc and the Amsters escape.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

conclusion

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Spring is just around th' corner!"]
    Charlie Fish
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    New Comics
  3. 2. Hello Again!
  4. 3. [The Gavonian Affair, Part 9]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  5. 4. [The Holdup, Part 1]
    Along the Main Line
  6. 5. [Prince of Patrania, Part 7]
    Spike Spalding
  7. 6. In the Wake of the Wander [Part 7]
    Captain Grim
  8. 7. ["The music goes round & round..."]
    Bobby and Scotty
  9. 8. ["Ho hum!"]
    Woozy Watts
  10. 9. Fang Gow of China [Part 9]
    Barry O'Neill
  11. 10. The Land of the Midgets of Zetruria
    Don Drake on the Planet Saro
  12. 11. ["Before Duval can return to the room..."]
    Henri Duval
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Fun Mail
  14. 13. [Damsel in Distress, Part 6]
    Jack Woods
  15. 14. ["Ah! At last he fell asleep!"]
    Slim Pickins
  16. 15. [Episode 5]
    Treasure Island
  17. 16. ["Say - Pelion. Let's hitch our sled to the back of this car..."]
    Pelion and Ossa
  18. 17. ["Jim is lowered by a rope down the canyon..."]
    Buckskin Jim
  19. 18. Treasure Hunt Contest
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Talk About Talkies
  21. 20. Presenting Acorn Antics
  22. 21. King High
  23. 22. Write a Letter and Win $5.00
  24. 23. [The Mystery Plane, Part 5]
    Bob Merritt and His Flying Pals
  25. 24. ["Everything I ordered from the Zazalian Chemical Co. is here..."]
    The Professor
  26. 25. [The Bedouins, Part 9]
    Wing Brady
  27. 26. ["The unknown idol!"]
    Brad Hardy
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Books Books
  29. 28. ["Wheee!"]
    Chubby
  30. 29. [The Bank Robbers, Part 1]
    Little Linda
  31. 30. [Siege in the Night]
    Magic Crystal of History
  32. 31. ["Mush!!"]
    Bobby and Scotty
  33. 32. ["Stay on Juniper Street!"]
    Woozy Watts
  34. 33. [Dewey and the Pirates, Part 6]
    Midshipman Dewey
  35. 34. [Magnets]
    Hubert
  36. 35. ["I'll ketch hail, Columbia..."]
    Rusty
  37. 36. [Captain Kiddlaw, Part 9]
    2023: Super-Police
  38. 37. [The Vampire Master, Part 4]
    Doctor Occult
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
    Remington Rand
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Lou Mazzella
  • James Ludwig
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