(May 1936)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1936-04-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
More Fun, Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (editor); Vin Sullivan (associate editor); Whitney Ellsworth (associate editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Vin Sullivan
Inks
Vin Sullivan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No Swimming
Genre
humor; children
Reprints
Keywords
concealed nudity; skinny dipping; thermometer

Better Than Ever (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Are You Listening? (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Vin Sullivan
Inks
Vin Sullivan
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[The Gavonian Affair, Part 10] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sandra, forced to impersonate the missing princess...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sandra; Count Wex
Synopsis
A silent watcher secretly protects Sandra.

[Prince of Patrania, Part 8] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spike Spalding who bears a striking resemblance...
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Pincus; Spike; Phillip of Patronia
Synopsis
Pincus, a stowaway aboard the ship where Spike is held, is captured himself.

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

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

Script
Russell Cole (signed as Alger) (credited as Alger)
Pencils
Russell Cole (signed as Alger) (credited as Alger)
Inks
Russell Cole (signed as Alger) (credited as Alger)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ketch that one 'n' I'll give you fi' dollars!
Genre
humor
Characters
Woozy Watts

[Damsel in Distress, Part 7] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Besieged in a cave...
Genre
adventure; western-frontier; detective-mystery
Characters
Jack Woods; Pancho Villa; Dolores; Don Miguel
Synopsis
Jack rescues Dolores and her father from Pancho Villa.

[Episode 9] (Table of Contents: 7)

Ivanhoe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The sound of the blowing bugle...
Genre
historical; adventure

Indexer Notes

adapted from the Sir Walter Scott novel

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

Don Drake on the Planet Saro / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch
Pencils
Creig Flessel (credited as Fless)
Inks
Creig Flessel (credited as Fless)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don Drake: His rope cut by the treachery of Krenon...
Genre
adventure; sword and sorcery; science fiction
Characters
Don Drake; Krenon; Betty; Queen Zira (intro)
Synopsis
Krenon leads a revolt against Queen Zira.

[Part 10] (Table of Contents: 9)

Barry O'Neill and Fang Gow of China / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As the Mongol turned the paralysis ray...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Barry O'Neil; Fang Gow (villain); Inspector Le Grand
Synopsis
Barry and Le Grand escape overboard.
Reprints

[Golfing to China] (Table of Contents: 10)

Mr. Divot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Divot

Indexer Notes

only appearance

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Pete Alvarado
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

drawing submitted by 15 year old reader

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rescued from the rushing torrent by a passing trapper...
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Bucksin Jim; Pierre (villain); Mary; The Trapper
Synopsis
With Jim lost, Pierre kidnaps Mary.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee it's the expressman!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pelion; Ossa

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

Imagine That... / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer (credited as H C)
Inks
A. D. Kiefer (credited as A. D. K.)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Leonidas had not been able to hold back the hordes of Persians at Thermopolye...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Leonidas; Louis XV

[Captain Kiddlaw, Part 10] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Ken Fitch (credited)
Pencils
Clem Gretter (signed as Clemens Gretter) (credited as Clemens Gretter)
Inks
Clem Gretter (signed as Clemens Gretter) (credited as Clemens Gretter)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rex and Axel, believed to be dead...
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Axel Yoke; Rex Cosmos; the Queen of Fortune (intro)
Synopsis
Axel and Rex are lost in an underground cavern where they find a strange civilization.

[Dewey and the Pirates, Part 7] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The crew have captured the ship...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Jack Dewey
Synopsis
Dewey attempts to rescue the captain.

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

More Fun and Magic / text article / 0.75 page (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

The House of Magic / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Talk About Talkies / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mary Partrick
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Wheeler; Woolsey

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cold, tired and hungry, Bobby and Binks reached the walls of the city...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Bobby; Binks

Fishy Frolics (Table of Contents: 21)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Creig Flessel (credited as Fless)
Inks
Creig Flessel (credited as Fless)
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Definition of a Licking (Table of Contents: 22)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Oliver Brault (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Dufresne; Hunk Iverson

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Books Books / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Edith Brittin
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Boys and Girls! Here'a a Real Offer! (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Universal Toy & Novelty Mfg. Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Write a Letter and... Win $5.00 (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Big Premium Offer (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Do You Know? / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Several times the ice cap of the North Pole...
Genre
non-fiction

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

Doc Occult / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited as Leger)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited as Reuths)
Inks
Joe Shuster (credited as Reuths)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sirens screaming, the car bearing Doc Occult...
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Doctor Occult; Burke; Lieutenant Day; Methusaleh
Synopsis
A madman believes he can transfer others' longevity to himself by killing them.

[The Holdup, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jake and Ed are held up...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Jake; Ed; Slick
Synopsis
Jake and Ed are trapped in an abandoned mine with dynamite about to go off.

[The Hairy Ape, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Stan Randall (signed as Randall) (credited as Stanley Randall)
Pencils
Stan Randall (signed as Randall) (credited as Stanley Randall)
Inks
Stan Randall (signed as Randall) (credited as Stanley Randall)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Phew! Safe at last!
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Slim Pickens; Pippo the Ape; Colonel Fink
Synopsis
Slim finally gets the ape back to the circus.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Leslie Ross (credited as A. Leslie Ross)
Inks
Leslie Ross (credited as A. Leslie Ross)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brad, Lorraine, and Prince Kardos, prisoners in the underground kingdom of the Dre...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Brad Hardy; Lorraine; Prince Kardos; The Ape-God
Synopsis
Brad, Lorraine, and Prince Kardos escape from the Ape Men.

Indexer Notes

Script previously credited to A. Leslie Ross, but the Who's Who credits him with only the artwork.

[Devil's Island] (Table of Contents: 32)

It's a Fact! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Ferrer ?
Inks
Paul Ferrer ?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Art credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Chubby / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oscar told me t' meet him here...
Genre
humor
Characters
Oscar; Chubby

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

Script formerly credited to Sherman, but the Who's Who gives him only as artist on this strip.

[The Bank Robbers, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as Whit Ellsworth)
Pencils
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as Whit Ellsworth)
Inks
Whitney Ellsworth (credited as Whit Ellsworth)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Linda is in the hands of two bank-robbers...
Genre
children
Characters
Linda; Butch; Slim
Synopsis
Linda turns Butch and Slim against each other, but it doesn't improve her situation any.

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

Henri Duval / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited as Hugh Langley)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited as Hugh Langley)
Inks
Joe Shuster (credited as Hugh Langley)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The fugitives hide in the brush at the side of the road...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Henri Duval
Synopsis
Duval is captured.

[Episode 6] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The following morning...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Squire Trelawney; Jim Hawkins; Long John Silver
Synopsis
The voyage finally gets under way.

Indexer Notes

last appearance; adapted from the Robert Louis Stevenson novel

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Ramblin' Jim / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Randall (credited) (signed as Randall)
Pencils
Stan Randall (credited) (signed as Randall)
Inks
Stan Randall (credited) (signed as Randall)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hullo Mister Allen - I'm back again...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Ramblin' Jim Hunter (origin, details); Click Allen
Synopsis
Jim tells Click the story of his life and then begs him not to print it.

In the Wake of the Wander [Part 8] (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Script
Tom Cooper (credited as MacFergus)
Pencils
Tom Cooper (credited as MacFergus)
Inks
Tom Cooper (credited as MacFergus)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Capt. Grim is on the trail of the natives...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Captain Grim
Synopsis
Grim is captured and brought before the natives.

[The Long Line] (Table of Contents: 39)

Hubert / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ina Pinch in Love in Bloom at the Bijou...
Genre
humor
Characters
Hunbert

[The Mystery Plane, Part 6] (Table of Contents: 40)

Bob Merritt and His Flying Pals / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Prospector Jake succeeds in escaping...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Bob Merritt; Fernando; Prospector Jake; Prospector Jake (fake)
Synopsis
Bob finds out that Prospector Jake is a fake and confronts him.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

G. Wiz / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Darn it!! Gotta write this letter!
Genre
humor
Characters
G. Wiz; Blister

Indexer Notes

Only appearance.

Script originally credited to Sherman, but the Who's Who reveals only art on this strip.

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

credits, title page / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Publishing data. Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43) (Expand) /

Harmonica Playing Made Easy / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Earn This Bicycle (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

The Crowell Publishing Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["No Swimming"]
  2. 1. Better Than Ever
    New Comics
  3. 2. Are You Listening?
  4. 3. [The Gavonian Affair, Part 10]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  5. 4. [Prince of Patrania, Part 8]
    Spike Spalding
  6. 5. ["Ketch that one 'n' I'll give you fi' dollars!"]
    Woozy Watts
  7. 6. [Damsel in Distress, Part 7]
    Jack Woods
  8. 7. [Episode 9]
    Ivanhoe
  9. 8. ["Don Drake: His rope cut by the treachery of Krenon..."]
    Don Drake on the Planet Saro
  10. 9. [Part 10]
    Barry O'Neill and Fang Gow of China
  11. 10. [Golfing to China]
    Mr. Divot
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Fun Mail
  13. 12. ["Rescued from the rushing torrent by a passing trapper..."]
    Buckskin Jim
  14. 13. ["Gee it's the expressman!"]
    Pelion and Ossa
  15. 14. ["Leonidas had not been able to hold back the hordes of Persians at Thermopolye..."]
    Imagine That...
  16. 15. [Captain Kiddlaw, Part 10]
    2023: Super-Police
  17. 16. [Dewey and the Pirates, Part 7]
    Midshipman Dewey
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    More Fun and Magic
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    The House of Magic
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Talk About Talkies
  21. 20. ["Cold, tired and hungry, Bobby and Binks reached the walls of the city..."]
    Magic Crystal of History
  22. 21. Fishy Frolics
  23. 22. Definition of a Licking
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Books Books
  25. 24. Boys and Girls! Here'a a Real Offer!
    Universal Toy & Novelty Mfg. Co.
  26. 25. Write a Letter and... Win $5.00
  27. 26. Big Premium Offer
  28. 27. ["Several times the ice cap of the North Pole..."]
    Do You Know?
  29. 28. ["Sirens screaming, the car bearing Doc Occult..."]
    Doc Occult
  30. 29. [The Holdup, Part 2]
    Along the Main Line
  31. 30. [The Hairy Ape, Part 2]
    Slim Pickins
  32. 31. ["Brad, Lorraine, and Prince Kardos, prisoners in the underground kingdom of the Dre..."]
    Brad Hardy
  33. 32. [Devil's Island]
    It's a Fact!
  34. 33. ["Oscar told me t' meet him here..."]
    Chubby
  35. 34. [The Bank Robbers, Part 2]
    Little Linda
  36. 35. ["The fugitives hide in the brush at the side of the road..."]
    Henri Duval
  37. 36. [Episode 6]
    Treasure Island
  38. 37. ["Hullo Mister Allen - I'm back again..."]
    Ramblin' Jim
  39. 38. In the Wake of the Wander [Part 8]
    Captain Grim
  40. 39. [The Long Line]
    Hubert
  41. 40. [The Mystery Plane, Part 6]
    Bob Merritt and His Flying Pals
  42. 41. ["Darn it!! Gotta write this letter!"]
    G. Wiz
  43. 42. [no title indexed]
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
    Harmonica Playing Made Easy
  45. 44. Earn This Bicycle
    The Crowell Publishing Company
  46. 45. Factory to You
    Remington Rand
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