More Fun Comics #v2#4 (16)
(December 1936)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1936-11-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Nicholson Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (editor); Vin Sullivan (associate editor); Whitney Ellsworth (associate editor)

Issue Notes

The indicia has "VOL. 2 No. 4", but the cover has "NO. 16".

On sale date from the publication date as submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1936, New Series, Volume 31, Number 4. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B 325541.

Xmas Number (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Kid bear-trapping Santa Claus.
Keywords
bear traps; Christmas; fireplaces; mantle clocks; pajamas

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Sandra of the Secret Service / comic story / 3 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, disguised as an old apple woman...
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Sandra; Lorenz
Synopsis
Sandra attempts to rescue Lorenz from a Resbian prison.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Pincus / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No Swimming Allowed
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Pincus
Reprints

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

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! This is only a play!
Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.4 page (report information)

[Prince of Patrania, Part 14] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Their escape is discovered!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Spike Spalding; Pincus; The Sailor
Synopsis
Spike and his friends reach dry land ahead of their former captors.
Reprints

[Episode 6] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
D'Artagnan and the three musketeers...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
D'Artagnan; Athos; Porthos; Aramis; De Treville
Synopsis
The four await an audience with the king which is cancelled at the last minute.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

adapted from the Alexandre Dumas novel

[Koth and the Seven, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 9)

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)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sent to an Egyptian tomb...
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Doctor Occult; Zator, the Seven; Koth (villain, origin in flashback)
Synopsis
Koth, an alien marooned on Earth when his spaceship crashed, is preparing to wipe out the population.
Reprints

Sea Gold [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Captain Grim; Capt. MacPherson; Buck Wilson; Tyner (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
Grim begins telling tales of his younger years.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script was formerly credited to Tom Cooper, but Keith Chandler has found no information to support the idea that Cooper was a writer.

[Episode 15] (Table of Contents: 11)

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 Black Knight arrives at the burning chamber...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Ivanhoe; The Black Knight; Cedric; Rowena; The Templar; Rebecca; Athelstane (death); Ulrica
Synopsis
Ivanhoe and Rowena are rescued from the burning castle, while The Templar abducts Rebecca.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

adapted from the Sir Walter Scott novel

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Pep, what's the dope on the game to-day!
Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Pep Morgan
Synopsis
Pep has to play football after fighting off hooligans who attempt to prevent him from reaching the game.

Indexer Notes

Script was formerly credited to Creig Flessel, but Keith Chandler has found no information to support the idea that Flessel was a writer on this strip.

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[Gold Gulch, Part 3] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Bill Carney (credited)
Pencils
Bill Carney (credited)
Inks
Bill Carney (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a break!!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pelion; Ossa
Synopsis
An Indian sells the boys a pot which causes nothing but trouble.

Indexer Notes

Duotone in red and black.

[Captain Hale, Gun-Runner, Part 3] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dewey has discovered...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Dewey; Captain Hale; Dorgan; Blackbirder; Captain Smith
Synopsis
Dewey has discovered that Captain Hale is gun-running.

Indexer Notes

Script was formerly credited to Tom Cooper, but Keith Chandler has found no information to support the idea that Cooper was a writer.

Fang Gow of China [Part 16] (Table of Contents: 16)

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
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Barry O'Neil; Fang Gow; LeGrand
Synopsis
Barry and LeGrand escape from the sewers, but Fang Gow disappears.
Reprints

[People of the Red Planet, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 17)

Mark Marson of the Interplanetary Police / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm assigning Sergeant Montague to this case also...
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Mark Marson; Sgt. Monty Montague; Sarno; Hillary's daughter
Synopsis
Mark is assigned the case of finding Professor Hillary, but he is being tailed by Sarno's men.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script was formerly credited to Tom Hickey, but Keith Chandler has found no information to support the idea that Hickey was a writer.

[In the Wilderness, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 18)

The Bradley Boys / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For many months...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Tom Bradley; Jack Bradley; Harry Mattson (introduction)
Synopsis
Lost in the woods, Tom and Jack meet Harry Mattson, a wanted man.

Indexer Notes

Duotone in red and black.

Script was formerly credited to Creig Flessel, but Keith Chandler has found no information to support the idea that Flessel was a writer on this strip.

[The Holdup, Part 8] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Cooper
Inks
Tom Cooper
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jake is fighting for his life...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Jake; Ed; Slick Carter; Malverne; Dawkins
Synopsis
Jake is taken to Slick Carter's hideout and held prisoner.

Indexer Notes

Script was formerly credited to Tom Cooper, but Keith Chandler has found no information to support the idea that Cooper was a writer.

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Hickey
Inks
Tom Hickey
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
By a daring piece of strategy...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Brad Hardy; Prince Kardos; Helgar
Synopsis
Brad organizes a jail break.

Indexer Notes

Script was formerly credited to Tom Hickey, but Keith Chandler has found no information to support the idea that Hickey was a writer.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That Henry VIII had not been so dissatisfied...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Henry VIII; Andrew Jackson

Indexer Notes

Duotone in red and black.

[The Menace of Little Wolf, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Cooper
Inks
Tom Cooper
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Little Wolf, jealous because Jim is favored by the chief...
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Buckskin Jim; Little Wolf
Synopsis
Little Wolf forces Jim into a fight.

Indexer Notes

Script was formerly credited to Tom Cooper, but Keith Chandler has found no information to support the idea that Cooper was a writer.

[Alaskan Adventure, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 24)

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
Bob Merritt and his men finally land...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Bob Merritt; Prospector Jake; Saunders
Synopsis
Bob investigates an extinct volcano crater with his rocket plane.
Reprints

[The Bedouin Adventure, Part 15] (Table of Contents: 25)

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
Wing Brady and Lynn Harding have been recaptured...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Wing Brady; Ali Ben Saad (villain); Lynn Harding; Lieutenant Canfield
Synopsis
Ali Ben Saad displays his captives to the Foreign Legion, hoping to stave off an attack on his fortress.

Indexer Notes

Script was formerly credited to Tom Hickey, but Keith Chandler has found no information to support the idea that Hickey was a writer.

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

Sam the Porter / comic story / 1 page (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
Things is shore tuff 'roun' dis hotel!
Genre
humor
Characters
Sam the Porter

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What destroyed the land bridge between America and Asia?
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Duotone in red and black.

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

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

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

Characters
Jane Withers (photo)

Indexer Notes

movie reviews

You Asked for It (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

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

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 30)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
F. B. Jeske
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Nicholson Publishing Company; 373 Fourth Avenue, NY, NY. Editor: Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson; Bus Manager Fred B Jeske, 420 Desoto Ave St. Louis, MO; owners: More Fun Inc; Nicholson Publishing; Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Printed in St Louis MO. Managing Editor: Whitney Ellsworth

[Damsel in Distress, Part 13] (Table of Contents: 31)

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
Jack, Dolores and her father...
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Jack Woods; Dolores; Don Miguel; Pancho Villa (villain)
Synopsis
Jack and his friends are under siege and await rescue by federal troops.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Homer Fleming (credited)
Inks
Homer Fleming (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The wars between Rome and Carthage are in progress...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Bobby; Binks; Hannibal; P. Cornelius Scipio
Synopsis
Bobby and Binks gaze into the crystal once again and see Hannibal's conquest of the middle east, and his eventual downfall.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script was formerly credited to Homer Fleming, but Keith Chandler has found no information to support the idea that Fleming was a writer on this strip.

Kidnaped! (Table of Contents: 33)

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
You G-Men have had plenty of experience...
Genre
drama; children
Characters
Ned Flint; Watson; X-42; Linda
Synopsis
Linda leaves a clue to her location.
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Laswan's whipsnappers take Queen Zira, Betty and Don captive...
Genre
adventure; sword and sorcery
Characters
Don Drake; Queen Zira; Betty; Laswan (villain); Krenon (villain)
Synopsis
Laswan turns traitor to his own side in hopes of usurping power.
Reprints

[Island Adventure, Part 6] (Table of Contents: 35)

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
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Woozy Watts
Synopsis
Watts follows puzzling directions he has found that lead him to a house he's not supposed to enter.
Reprints

[Episode 5] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mutiny breaks out...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Captain Dennis; Jeff Roberts; Pedro; the Stranger
Synopsis
A stranger on the island saves Captain Dennis and Jeff's lives.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script was formerly credited to Sven Elven, but no information in either the Who’s Who or the long article on Elven in Alter Ego #162 (January 2020) support the idea that he was a writer on this strip.

[Fighting for Chivalry] (Table of Contents: 37)

Hubert / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Hubert
Reprints

Indexer Notes

pantomime; wordless comic

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doggone th' luck! I came too late...
Genre
crime; detective-mystery
Characters
Sandy Kean
Synopsis
Sandy has to disarm a madman with a reporter's "help".
Reprints

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

Alger's Variety Show / comic story / 1 page (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
The poets all tell us, Miss Smith...
Genre
humor

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

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Martin-Cole Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Xmas Number
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Company
  4. 3. [The Resbian Affair, Part 3]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  5. 4. ["No Swimming Allowed"]
    Pincus
  6. 5. ["Hey! This is only a play!"]
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. [Prince of Patrania, Part 14]
    Spike Spalding
  9. 8. [Episode 6]
    The Three Musketeers
  10. 9. [Koth and the Seven, Part 4]
    Dr. Occult
  11. 10. Sea Gold [Part 1]
    Captain Grim
  12. 11. [Episode 15]
    Ivanhoe
  13. 12. ["Well, Pep, what's the dope on the game to-day!"]
    Pep Morgan
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Fun Club
  15. 14. [Gold Gulch, Part 3]
    Pelion and Ossa
  16. 15. [Captain Hale, Gun-Runner, Part 3]
    Midshipman Dewey
  17. 16. Fang Gow of China [Part 16]
    Barry O'Neill and Fang Gow of China
  18. 17. [People of the Red Planet, Part 2]
    Mark Marson of the Interplanetary Police
  19. 18. [In the Wilderness, Part 4]
    The Bradley Boys
  20. 19. [The Holdup, Part 8]
    Along the Main Line
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  22. 21. ["By a daring piece of strategy..."]
    Brad Hardy
  23. 22. ["That Henry VIII had not been so dissatisfied..."]
    Just Suppose
  24. 23. [The Menace of Little Wolf, Part 1]
    Buckskin Jim
  25. 24. [Alaskan Adventure, Part 2]
    Bob Merritt and His Flying Pals
  26. 25. [The Bedouin Adventure, Part 15]
    Wing Brady
  27. 26. ["Things is shore tuff 'roun' dis hotel!"]
    Sam the Porter
  28. 27. ["What destroyed the land bridge between America and Asia?"]
    Do You Know?
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Talk About Talkies
  30. 29. You Asked for It
    Detective Comics
  31. 30. Statement of Ownership
  32. 31. [Damsel in Distress, Part 13]
    Jack Woods
  33. 32. ["The wars between Rome and Carthage are in progress..."]
    The Magic Crystal of History
  34. 33. Kidnaped!
    Little Linda
  35. 34. ["Laswan's whipsnappers take Queen Zira, Betty and Don captive..."]
    Don Drake on the Planet Saro
  36. 35. [Island Adventure, Part 6]
    Woozy Watts
  37. 36. [Episode 5]
    Pirate Gold
  38. 37. [Fighting for Chivalry]
    Hubert
  39. 38. ["Doggone th' luck! I came too late..."]
    Calling All Cars
  40. 39. ["The poets all tell us, Miss Smith..."]
    Alger's Variety Show
  41. 40. Factory to You
    Remington Rand
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Martin-Cole Company
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