(January 1937)

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 and publisher); 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. 5", but the cover has "NO. 17".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spike Spalding / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Spike Spalding
Keywords:
dogs; graffiti; New Year; paint; paintbrushes; policemen

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

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

["Dear English class..."] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

[The Resbian Affair, Part 4] (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 and Lorenz have escaped from the Resbian prison and stolen a plane.

["New Years Resolutions"] (Table of Contents: 4)

Pincus / comic story / 0.4 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pincus

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

Hohner Harmonicas / advertisement / 0.6 page (report information)

[Prince of Patrania, Part 15] (Table of Contents: 6)

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 lands in Patrania and is mistaken for the king.

["Betty and Don are held at bay..."] (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Betty; Krenon; Queen Zira; Laswan
Synopsis:
Don and Betty are still captives in the Room of Blinding Light.

Indexer Notes

continued but last appearance

[Episode 7] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
D'Artagnan; Athos; Porthos; Aramis; M. De Treville; the King
Synopsis:
The four friends celebrate with a sumptuous dinner.

Indexer Notes

adapted from the Alexandre Dumas novel

[Koth and the Seven, Part 5] (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; Koth (villain); The Seven
Synopsis:
Occult conjures up a phantom army to defeat Koth.

Indexer Notes

conclusion

[Episode 16] (Table of Contents: 10)

Ivanhoe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Fronte-de-Boeuf; the Black Knight

Indexer Notes

adapted from the Sir Walter Scott novel

["Listen gang! We're going to play fox and hounds on skis..."] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pep Morgan; Jane
Synopsis:
hi-jinks on skis

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

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The Bedouin Adventure, Part 16] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script:
Tom Hickey
Pencils:
Tom Hickey
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wing Brady; Lynn Harding; Ali Ben Saad (villain); Captain Chevigny; Ronelli
Synopsis:
Wing makes a break for freedom.

Indexer Notes

duotone in red and black

continued

[The Menace of Little Wolf, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Buckskin Jim; Little Wolf
Synopsis:
Jim and Little Wolf may be swept over the falls.

Fang Gow of China [Part 17] (Table of Contents: 15)

Barry O'Neill / 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; LeGrand; Fang Gow (villain); Jean LeGrand
Synopsis:
Fang Gow has kidnapped Le Grand's daughter.

Indexer Notes

continued

[People of the Red Planet, Part 3] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script:
Tom Hickey
Pencils:
Tom Hickey
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mark Marson; Monty; Gail
Synopsis:
The ceiling of the pit is slowly descending on Mark and Monty.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

continued

[Island Adventure, Part 7] (Table of Contents: 17)

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:
adventure
Characters:
Woozy Watts
Synopsis:
Woozy runs from a stranger.

Indexer Notes

duotone in red and black

continued

[In the Wilderness, Part 5] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tom Bradley; Jack Bradley; Harry Matson
Synopsis:
Tom and Jack meet a criminal on the run.

Indexer Notes

continued

["Got a piece of soap??"] (Table of Contents: 19)

Just Jokes / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Whitney Ellsworth
Inks:
Whitney Ellsworth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["After a hasty breakfast on a cold November morning..."] (Table of Contents: 20)

Thrilling True Stories / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Richard Speed [as Richard B. Speed] (credited)
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

["That there had been religious prejudice in the time of Disraeli..."] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer [as H.C. Kiefer]
Inks:
A. D. Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Disraeli; Benedict Arnold

Indexer Notes

duotone in red and black

[The Holdup, Part 9] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Jake; Ed; Malverne; Slick Carter (villain)
Synopsis:
Two trains and a plane -- a great locomotive chase!

[Alaskan Adventure, Part 3] (Table of Contents: 23)

Bob Merritt / 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
Synopsis:
Aerial battle in Alaska.

[Captain Hale, Gun-Runner, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Dewey; Stumpy Smithers; Captain Hale; Haggens (introduction)
Synopsis:
Dewey is caught signalling the Hornet and left on a tropic island with a bunch of slave raiders.

["Having released the prisoners..."] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bard Hardy; King Marius (villain); Porgo; Kardos
Synopsis:
Brad organizes a jail break.

Indexer Notes

duotone in red and black

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

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

Script:
Mary Patrick
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Ritz Brothers (photo)

[Kidnapped! Part 2] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script:
Whitney Ellsworth
Pencils:
Whitney Ellsworth
Inks:
Whitney Ellsworth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Linda; Ned Flint
Synopsis:
Ned and the G-Men burst in on Linda's captors.

Sea Gold [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Captain Grim; Liverpool Johnny (intro), Nubbins (intro); Captain MacPherson; Buck Wilson
Synopsis:
Captain MacPherson breaks up a fight on deck.

["What a hotel! Now they got me waitin' tables!"] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.2 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

New Book of Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.05 page (report information)

[Gold Gulch, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 32)

Pelion and Ossa / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Pelion; Ossa
Synopsis:
Pelion and Ossa find a map to a gold mine.

[Damsel in Distress, Part 14] (Table of Contents: 33)

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; Pancho Villa (villain); Dolores
Synopsis:
Jack fights Villa hand to hand.

Indexer Notes

conclusion

Julius Caesar (Table of Contents: 34)

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; Julius Caesar; Vercingetorix

[Episode 6] (Table of Contents: 35)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Jeff Roberts; Captain Dennis; Gregory Roberts
Synopsis:
Jeff tries to warn his uncle that the crew wants to steal the treasure map.

["Eat Bananas for Your Health"] (Table of Contents: 36)

Hubert / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hubert

[The Dan Bowers Case, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 37)

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; Dan Bowers (villain); Amos Twist (villain); Jimmy; the Chief
Synopsis:
Sandy tries to take on the gamblers, but the Department won't back him.
Reprints:

["Who owned the 'Commodore of Philadelphia' and whence it came?"] (Table of Contents: 38)

Do You Know? / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Frederic Chopin

["Wuxtra!"] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

New Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.7 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

credits, title page / 0.3 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Factory to You (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spike Spalding
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. ["Dear English class..."]
    Alger's Variety Show
  4. 3. [The Resbian Affair, Part 4]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  5. 4. ["New Years Resolutions"]
    Pincus
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Hohner Harmonicas
  7. 6. [Prince of Patrania, Part 15]
    Spike Spalding
  8. 7. ["Betty and Don are held at bay..."]
    Don Drake on the Planet Saro
  9. 8. [Episode 7]
    The Three Musketeers
  10. 9. [Koth and the Seven, Part 5]
    Dr. Occult
  11. 10. [Episode 16]
    Ivanhoe
  12. 11. ["Listen gang! We're going to play fox and hounds on skis..."]
    Pep Morgan
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Fun Club
  14. 13. [The Bedouin Adventure, Part 16]
    Wing Brady
  15. 14. [The Menace of Little Wolf, Part 2]
    Buckskin Jim
  16. 15. Fang Gow of China [Part 17]
    Barry O'Neill
  17. 16. [People of the Red Planet, Part 3]
    Mark Marson
  18. 17. [Island Adventure, Part 7]
    Woozy Watts
  19. 18. [In the Wilderness, Part 5]
    The Bradley Boys
  20. 19. ["Got a piece of soap??"]
    Just Jokes
  21. 20. ["After a hasty breakfast on a cold November morning..."]
    Thrilling True Stories
  22. 21. ["That there had been religious prejudice in the time of Disraeli..."]
    Just Suppose
  23. 22. [The Holdup, Part 9]
    Along the Main Line
  24. 23. [Alaskan Adventure, Part 3]
    Bob Merritt
  25. 24. [Captain Hale, Gun-Runner, Part 4]
    Midshipman Dewey
  26. 25. ["Having released the prisoners..."]
    Brad Hardy
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Talk about Talkies
  28. 27. [Kidnapped! Part 2]
    Little Linda
  29. 28. Sea Gold [Part 2]
    Captain Grim
  30. 29. ["What a hotel! Now they got me waitin' tables!"]
    Sam the Porter
  31. 30. [no title indexed]
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    New Book of Comics
  33. 32. [Gold Gulch, Part 4]
    Pelion and Ossa
  34. 33. [Damsel in Distress, Part 14]
    Jack Woods
  35. 34. Julius Caesar
    The Magic Crystal of History
  36. 35. [Episode 6]
    Pirate Gold
  37. 36. ["Eat Bananas for Your Health"]
    Hubert
  38. 37. [The Dan Bowers Case, Part 1]
    Calling All Cars
  39. 38. ["Who owned the 'Commodore of Philadelphia' and whence it came?"]
    Do You Know?
  40. 39. ["Wuxtra!"]
    New Adventure Comics
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
  42. 41. Factory to You
    Remington Rand
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Allen Ross
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes