(August 1936)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1936-06-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
More Fun, Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson; Vin Sullivan (associate editor); 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

First issue with slick paper covers. Presumably printed by Harry Donenfeld's Donny Press.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Vin Sullivan
Inks
Vin Sullivan
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Boy chasing butterfly.
Reprints
Keywords
butterflies; butterfly collecting; butterfly nets

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Easy on the Eyes! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
? [as The Editors]
Pencils
Vin Sullivan; Whitney Ellsworth; Russell Cole; Joe Shuster
Inks
Vin Sullivan; Whitney Ellsworth; Russell Cole; Joe Shuster
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Spike Spalding; Little Linda; Sam the Porter; Werewolf

[The Gavonian Affair, Part 12] (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 (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sandra; Counte De Wex; Princess Yonda; Count Tauru (villain)
Synopsis
The Princess is restored and Tauru is captured, or is it Sandra on the throne?

[Prince of Patrania, Part 10] (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
Spike Spalding; Pincus; The Sailor
Synopsis
A sailor befriends Pincus and hides him from Spike's captors.

[Island Adventure, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Woozy Watts

[Damsel in Distress, Part 9] (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 (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jack Woods; Dolores; Don Miguel; Pancho Villa (villain)
Synopsis
Villa ties Jack to his horse and attempts to drag him to death.

[Episode 11] (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
Characters
Front de Boeuf; Cedric; The Black Knight

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
Clem Gretter
Inks
Clem Gretter
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Krenon, traitorous captain of the Zetrurian guards...
Genre
science fiction; sword and sorcery
Characters
Don Drake; Queen Zira; Betty; Krenon
Synopsis
Don battles a giant monster.

[The Big Ballgame, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 9)

Pep Morgan / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Pep Morgan (introduction)

Fang Gow of China [Part 12] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Barry O'Neil; LeGrand; Fang Gow (villain)
Synopsis
Dynamite in the sewers of Paris! Barry finally comes face to face with Fang Gow!

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Father Neptune and the Mermaid (van Buren cartoon)

[The Half-Breed, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Tom Cooper
Pencils
Tom Cooper
Inks
Tom Cooper
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buckskin Jim; Trapper Pete; Zeb Halliday; The Trapper; Pierre (villain)
Synopsis
Pierre is defeated and sent packing.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well - I'm sure glad that party is over...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pelion; Ossa

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

Just Suppose / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That the Chinese, with their older civilization and early discovery of gunpowder...
Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lorraine suddenly disappears...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Brad Hardy; Kardos; The High Priestess (introduction); Lorraine (villain)
Synopsis
Brad and Kardos meet the High Priestess of the Gray People who has been exiled because of Lorraine.

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

Fun Club / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[Episode 2] (Table of Contents: 17)

The Three Musketeers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
historical
Characters
D'Artagnan; Milady

Indexer Notes

adapted from the Alexandre Dumas novel

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

Batter Up! / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why did he hafta slide head first on this muddy field?!
Genre
humor; sports

[The Werewolf, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 19)

Dr. 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; Westly; Mrs. Daniels (introduction)
Synopsis
Westly asks Occult to help cure him. Meanwhile, Occult discovers an entire boarding house full of werewolves.

[Dewey and the Pirates, Part 9] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Dewey; the Captain

[The Bedouin Adventure, Part 11] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Wing Brady; Lynn Harding; Ali Ben Saad (villain)
Reprints

[The Holdup, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jake; Ed
Synopsis
Jake and Ed are fired for failing to stop the robbery.

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

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

Script
Homer Fleming
Pencils
Homer Fleming (signed)
Inks
Homer Fleming
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Longing for another adventure, Bobby and Binks again seek out the magic crystal...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Croesus; Cyrus; Bobby; Binks

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

Sam the Porter / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Smith, the floor of this hotel lobby hasn't had a good cleaning in weeks!
Genre
humor
Characters
Sam the Porter

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That fish cannot close their eyes...
Genre
non-fiction

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

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

Script
Graysten the Magician
Letters
typeset

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

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

[The Mystery Plane, Part 8] (Table of Contents: 28)

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 (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Bob Merritt; Fernando; Jake; Buzz; Shorty; Lefty
Synopsis
Bob flies to Alaska in his rocket plane.

[Adopted by Flint, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Whitney Ellsworth (signed)
Pencils
Whitney Ellsworth (signed)
Inks
Whitney Ellsworth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Linda; Flint (introduction); Wilkins (introduction); unnamed Mayor of Hillsboro
Synopsis
The mayor asks old miser Flint to adopt Linda, which upsets the miser's nephew.

In the Wake of the Wander [Part 10] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Tom Cooper [as MacFergus] (signed)
Pencils
Tom Cooper [as MacFergus] (signed)
Inks
Tom Cooper [as MacFergus] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Captain Grim; Kango; Djenal; Filson
Synopsis
Grim signals a nearby gunboat for help.

[The Ceremony] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rex Cosmos; Axel Yoke; The Queen; the Court Minister
Synopsis
Rex agrees to marry the queen but changes his mind at the last minute.

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from last issue blurb.

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

Unc / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Eichberger
Pencils
Joe Eichberger (signed)
Inks
Joe Eichberger
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now remember -- When I shoot the rabbit...
Genre
humor
Characters
Unc (intro)

[Episode 1] (Table of Contents: 33)

Pirate Gold / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks
Sven Elven (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sven Elven ?

Genre
historical
Characters
Jeff Roberts (introduction), Gregory Roberts (introduction); Captain Dennis
Synopsis
Jeff and his uncle are searching for treasure on Moraga Island.
Keywords
Moraga Island

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Hubert / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Love Thy Neighbor
Genre
humor
Characters
Hubert

[The Purple Tiger, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 35)

Calling All Cars / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sandy Kean; Commissioner Baily; Doris Bailey (Commissioner's daughter); The Purple Tiger (villain); The Purple Tiger's Gang (villains)
Synopsis
The Purple Tiger, a hooded and robed leader of a gang of crooks and kidnappers, has Doris Bailey, spoiled daughter of the Police Commissioner, kidnapped.

Indexer Notes

Continued from issue #11, wherein the Purple Tiger was never seen.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The coffee tree is in full bloom only 1 day!
Genre
non-fiction

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

credits, title page / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

The Crowell Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Factory to You (Table of Contents: 40) (Expand) /

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. Easy on the Eyes!
  4. 3. [The Gavonian Affair, Part 12]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  5. 4. [Prince of Patrania, Part 10]
    Spike Spalding
  6. 5. [Island Adventure, Part 2]
    Woozy Watts
  7. 6. [Damsel in Distress, Part 9]
    Jack Woods
  8. 7. [Episode 11]
    Ivanhoe
  9. 8. ["Krenon, traitorous captain of the Zetrurian guards..."]
    Don Drake on the Planet Saro
  10. 9. [The Big Ballgame, Part 1]
    Pep Morgan
  11. 10. Fang Gow of China [Part 12]
    Barry O'Neill
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Talk about Talkies
  13. 12. [The Half-Breed, Part 2]
    Buckskin Jim
  14. 13. ["Well - I'm sure glad that party is over..."]
    Pelion and Ossa
  15. 14. ["That the Chinese, with their older civilization and early discovery of gunpowder..."]
    Just Suppose
  16. 15. ["Lorraine suddenly disappears..."]
    Brad Hardy
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Fun Club
  18. 17. [Episode 2]
    The Three Musketeers
  19. 18. ["Why did he hafta slide head first on this muddy field?!"]
    Batter Up!
  20. 19. [The Werewolf, Part 2]
    Dr. Occult
  21. 20. [Dewey and the Pirates, Part 9]
    Midshipman Dewey
  22. 21. [The Bedouin Adventure, Part 11]
    Wing Brady
  23. 22. [The Holdup, Part 4]
    Along the Main Line
  24. 23. ["Longing for another adventure, Bobby and Binks again seek out the magic crystal..."]
    The Magic Crystal of History
  25. 24. ["Smith, the floor of this hotel lobby hasn't had a good cleaning in weeks!"]
    Sam the Porter
  26. 25. ["That fish cannot close their eyes..."]
    Do You Know?
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    More Fun and Magic
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    The House of Magic
  29. 28. [The Mystery Plane, Part 8]
    Bob Merritt and His Flying Pals
  30. 29. [Adopted by Flint, Part 1]
    Little Linda
  31. 30. In the Wake of the Wander [Part 10]
    Captain Grim
  32. 31. [The Ceremony]
    2023: Super-Police
  33. 32. ["Now remember -- When I shoot the rabbit..."]
    Unc
  34. 33. [Episode 1]
    Pirate Gold
  35. 34. ["Love Thy Neighbor"]
    Hubert
  36. 35. [The Purple Tiger, Part 2]
    Calling All Cars
  37. 36. ["The coffee tree is in full bloom only 1 day!"]
    It's a Fact
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
    Harmonica Playing Made Easy
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell Publishing Co.
  41. 40. Factory to You
    Remington Rand
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