(March-April 1936)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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.


["Spring is just around th' corner!"] (Table of Contents)

Charlie Fish / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

["The music goes round & round..."] (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:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bobby; Scotty

Indexer Notes

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

["Ho hum!"] (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:
?

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

["Before Duval can return to the room..."] (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:
?

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

["Ah! At last he fell asleep!"] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

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

["Say - Pelion. Let's hitch our sled to the back of this car..."] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Pelion; Ossa

["Jim is lowered by a rope down the canyon..."] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

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

["Everything I ordered from the Zazalian Chemical Co. is here..."] (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:
?

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

["The unknown idol!"] (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:
?

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

["Wheee!"] (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:
?

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

["Mush!!"] (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:
?

Characters:
Bobby; Scotty

Indexer Notes

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

["Stay on Juniper Street!"] (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:
?

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)

["I'll ketch hail, Columbia..."] (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:
?

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

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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
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Lou Mazzella
  • James Ludwig
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