(August 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; Vincent Sullivan (associate); Whitney Ellsworth (associate)
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.


[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

["Krenon, traitorous captain of the Zetrurian guards..."] (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:
?

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.

["Well - I'm sure glad that party is over..."] (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:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Pelion; Ossa

["That the Chinese, with their older civilization and early discovery of gunpowder..."] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Lorraine suddenly disappears..."] (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:
?

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

["Why did he hafta slide head first on this muddy field?!"] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

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.

["Longing for another adventure, Bobby and Binks again seek out the magic crystal..."] (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:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Croesus; Cyrus; Bobby; Binks

["Smith, the floor of this hotel lobby hasn't had a good cleaning in weeks!"] (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:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sam the Porter

["That fish cannot close their eyes..."] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

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.

["Now remember -- When I shoot the rabbit..."] (Table of Contents: 32)

Unc / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

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

["Love Thy Neighbor"] (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:
?

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.

["The coffee tree is in full bloom only 1 day!"] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Lou Mazzella
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes