(December 1936)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Nicholson Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing:
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (editor); Vincent A. 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

Issue Notes

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


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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sandra; Lorenz
Synopsis:
Sandra attempts to rescue Lorenz from a Resbian prison.
Reprints:

["No Swimming Allowed"] (Table of Contents: 4)

Pincus / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Pincus
Reprints:

["Hey! This is only a play!"] (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

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
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
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 [as Leger]
Pencils:
Joe Shuster [as Reuths]
Inks:
Joe Shuster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

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

[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:
?

Genre:
historical
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

adapted from the Sir Walter Scott novel

["Well, Pep, what's the dope on the game to-day!"] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script:
Creig Flessel
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pep Morgan
Synopsis:
Pep has to play football after fighting off hooligans who attempt to prevent him from reaching the game.

[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
Pencils:
Bill Carney (signed)
Inks:
Bill Carney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Dewey; Captain Hale; Dorgan; Blackbirder; Captain Smith
Synopsis:
Dewey has discovered that Captain Hale is gun-running.

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 (signed)
Inks:
Leo 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.

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

Mark Marson / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mark Marson; 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:

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

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

Script:
Creig Flessel
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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.

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

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; Slick Carter; Malverne; Dawkins
Synopsis:
Jake is taken to Slick Carter's hideout and held prisoner.

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

["By a daring piece of strategy..."] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Brad Hardy; Prince Kardos; Helgar
Synopsis:
Brad organizes a jail break.

["That Henry VIII had not been so dissatisfied..."] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

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:
Tom Cooper
Pencils:
Tom Cooper
Inks:
Tom Cooper
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Buckskin Jim; Little Wolf (introduction)
Synopsis:
Little Wolf forces Jim into a fight.

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bob Merritt; Prospector Jake; Saunders
Synopsis:
Bob investigates an extinct volcano crater with his rocket plane.

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

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

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

Genre:
adventure
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.

["Things is shore tuff 'roun' dis hotel!"] (Table of Contents: 26)

Sam the Porter / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sam the Porter

["What destroyed the land bridge between America and Asia?"] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

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

Genre:
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.

["The wars between Rome and Carthage are in progress..."] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Bobby; Binks; Hannibal; P. Cornelius Scipio
Reprints:

Kidnaped! (Table of Contents: 33)

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

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Ned Flint; Watson; X-42; Linda
Synopsis:
Linda leaves a clue to her location.
Reprints:

["Laswan's whipsnappers take Queen Zira, Betty and Don captive..."] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

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

Genre:
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 [as Alger]
Pencils:
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Inks:
Russell Cole [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:
Sven Elven
Pencils:
Sven Elven (signed)
Inks:
Sven Elven
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Captain Dennis; Jeff Roberts; Pedro; the Stranger
Synopsis:
A stranger on the island saves Captain Dennis and Jeff's lives.
Reprints:

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

Hubert / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hubert
Reprints:

["Doggone th' luck! I came too late..."] (Table of Contents: 38)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sandy Kean
Synopsis:
Sandy has to disarm a madman with a reporter's "help".
Reprints:

["The poets all tell us, Miss Smith..."] (Table of Contents: 39)

Alger's Variety Show / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

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
  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
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
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