(May 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); Vincent Sullivan (associate editor); 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

["No Swimming"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Vin Sullivan
Inks:
Vin Sullivan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

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)
Inks:
W. C. Brigham
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pincus; Spike; Phillip of Patronia
Synopsis:
Pincus, a stowaway aboard the ship where Spike is held, is captured himself.

["Ketch that one 'n' I'll give you fi' dollars!"] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

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 (signed)
Inks:
W. C. Brigham
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
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:
?

Genre:
historical

Indexer Notes

adapted from the Sir Walter Scott novel

["Don Drake: His rope cut by the treachery of Krenon..."] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
Ken Fitch
Pencils:
Creig Flessel [as Fless]
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sword and sorcery
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 (signed)
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Barry O'Neil; Fang Gow (villain); Inspector Le Grand
Synopsis:
Barry and LeGrand 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:
Peter Alvarado
Inks:
Peter Alvarado
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

drawing submitted by 15 year old reader

["Rescued from the rushing torrent by a passing trapper..."] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bucksin Jim; Pierre (villain); Mary; The Trapper
Synopsis:
With Jim lost, Pierre kidnaps Mary.

["Gee it's the expressman!"] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

["Leonidas had not been able to hold back the hordes of Persians at Thermopolye..."] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
H. C. Kiefer [as H. C.]
Inks:
A. D. Kiefer [as A. D. K.]
Letters:
?

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 (signed)
Pencils:
Clem Gretter (signed)
Inks:
Clem Gretter
Letters:
?

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

Genre:
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

["Cold, tired and hungry, Bobby and Binks reached the walls of the city..."] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bobby; Binks

Fishy Frolics (Table of Contents: 21)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Creig Flessel [as Fless]
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Letters:
?

Definition of a Licking (Table of Contents: 22)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Oliver Brault
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

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

Script:
Edith Brittin
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

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)

["Several times the ice cap of the North Pole..."] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Sirens screaming, the car bearing Doc Occult..."] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

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

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:
Stanley Randall
Pencils:
Stanley Randall (signed)
Inks:
Stanley Randall
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Slim Pickens; Pippo the Ape; Colonel Fink
Synopsis:
Slim finally gets the ape back to the circus.

["Brad, Lorraine, and Prince Kardos, prisoners in the underground kingdom of the Dre..."] (Table of Contents: 31)

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; Prince Kardos; The Ape-God
Synopsis:
Brad, Lorraine, and Prince Kardos escape from the Ape Men.

[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

credit from Jerry Bails' Who's Who

["Oscar told me t' meet him here..."] (Table of Contents: 33)

Chubby / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Hal Sherman
Pencils:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Hal Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Oscar; Chubby

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

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

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Linda; Butch; Slim
Synopsis:
Linda turns Butch and Slim against each other, but it doesn't improve her situation any.

["The fugitives hide in the brush at the side of the road..."] (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Joe Shuster [as Hugh Langley]
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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 (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
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

["Hullo Mister Allen - I'm back again..."] (Table of Contents: 37)

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

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

Genre:
humor
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
Pencils:
Tom Cooper [as MacFergus]
Inks:
Tom Cooper
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
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 (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Patrick (signed)
Inks:
Bill Patrick
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[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 (signed)
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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.

["Darn it!! Gotta write this letter!"] (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Script:
Hal Sherman
Pencils:
Hal Sherman (signed)
Inks:
Hal Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
G. Wiz; Blister

Indexer Notes

only appearance

[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)

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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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes