(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 (editor); Vin Sullivan (associate editor); Whitney Ellsworth (associate editor)

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 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, Count De Wex and his men...
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 (credited)
Pencils
Vin Sullivan (credited)
Inks
Vin Sullivan (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spike has been kidnapped...
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 (credited as Alger)
Pencils
Russell Cole (credited as Alger)
Inks
Russell Cole (credited as Alger)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How! Well I'll be!
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 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
Villa and his brigands...
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Front-de-Boeuf angrily demands that the monk leave...
Genre
adventure; 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 (signed as Clemens Gretter) (credited as Clemens Gretter)
Inks
Clem Gretter (signed as Clemens Gretter) (credited as Clemens 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
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Great Caesar! Where's Bob Emory?
Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Pep Morgan (introduction); Bob Daley; the coach
Synopsis
Bob Daley fails to appear for the ball game, but a fresh young kid from Kansas offers to pitch in and help. Back home he used to bat corncobs with his brother. The coach is desperate, and all are amazed that the kid (Pep Morgan) is so good.

Indexer Notes

I see no signature on the original.

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 (credited as Leo E. O'Mealia)
Inks
Leo O'Mealia (credited as Leo E. O'Mealia)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dynamite in zee sewers...
Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Barry O'Neil; LeGrand; Fang Gow (villain)
Synopsis
Dynamite in the sewers of Paris! Barry finally comes face to face with Fang Gow!
Reprints

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jim has followed Pierre...
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Buckskin Jim; Trapper Pete; Zeb Halliday; The Trapper; Pierre (villain)
Synopsis
Pierre is defeated and sent packing.

Indexer Notes

Script previously credited to Cooper also, but there are no sources which suggest he did anything but provide the artwork.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

Script previously credited to Henry Kiefer, but there is nothing in his long list of credits to suggest he did more than the artwork.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Hickey (credited, signed)
Inks
Tom Hickey (credited, 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.

Indexer Notes

Script previously credited to Hickey also, but there is no known evidence to suggest he was more than the artist.

[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 (credited)
Inks
Sven Elven (credited)
Letters
Sven Elven

First Line of Dialogue or Text
D'Artagnan, a young Gascon...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
D'Artagnan; Milady [Milady de Winter] (not fully named here)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In his laboratory, Dr. Occult binds the imprisoned werewolf...
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
?
Pencils
Tom Cooper (signed)
Inks
Tom Cooper (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The captain, freed by Dewey...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Dewey; the Captain

Indexer Notes

There is no evidence to confirm that Cooper was the script writer, as previously suggested.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I fear being taken captive will not save our lives...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Wing Brady; Lynn Harding; Ali Ben Saad (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

There is no evidence to suggest that Hickey was also the author, as previously claimed.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Escaping just in time from a dynamite explosion...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Jake; Ed
Synopsis
Jake and Ed are fired for failing to stop the robbery.

Indexer Notes

Script previously credited to Cooper, on no known evidence.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Homer Fleming (credited as H. Fleming)
Inks
Homer Fleming (credited as H. 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
Synopsis
Having adventured in ancient Egypt, Bobby and Binks now use the magic crystal to reveal the time of war between Croesus, King of Lydia, and the Persian monarch, Cyrus.

Indexer Notes

The story which unfolded in issues #1-10 had Bobby and Binks physically transported to ancient times. From this issue on they merely stare into the crystal as it reveals historical events.

There is no evidence to suggest that Fleming wrote this story.

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

Sam the Porter / 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
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 (credited as Leo E. O'Mealia)
Inks
Leo O'Mealia (credited as Leo E. O'Mealia)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The early morning air is filled with the roar of many motors...
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 (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
Little Linda aids in the capture of a thug...
Genre
adventure; 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
?
Pencils
Tom Cooper (credited as MacFergus)
Inks
Tom Cooper (credited as MacFergus)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Script previously credited to Hickey (as MacFergus), on no known evidence.

[The Ceremony] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rex is in an awful fix...
Genre
adventure; 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 (credited, signed)
Pencils
Joe Eichberger (credited, signed)
Inks
Joe Eichberger (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[Episode 1] (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sven Elven (credited)
Inks
Sven Elven (credited)
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 (credited)
Pencils
Bill Patrick (credited, signed)
Inks
Bill Patrick (credited, 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 as Siegel)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed as Shuster)
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed as Shuster)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doris Bailey is being kidnapped...
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.
Reprints

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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