(January 1937)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1936-12-18
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Nicholson Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (credited) (editor and publisher); Vin Sullivan (credited as Vincent A. Sullivan) (associate editor); Whitney Ellsworth (credited as F. Whitney Ellsworth) (associate editor)

Issue Notes

The indicia block has "NEW COMICS", then below it "The International Picture Story Magazine". There is no mention of "New Adventure Comics"; that is only on the cover (and "Adventure" was newly added there with this issue).

Also in the box are "JANUARY, 1937" and "VOL.1 NO. 12", "MALCOLM WHEELER-NICHOLSON Editor and Publisher; VINCENT A. SULLIVAN F. WHITNEY ELLSWORTH Associate Editors", and then in tiny print: "Published monthly by Nicholson Publishing Co., Inc., 420 De Soto Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. Editorial Office, 373 Fourth Ave., New York, N. Y. Entered as second class matter at post-office, St. Louis, Mo., under the act of March 1, 1873. Subscription rates: 12 issues in the United States, its possessions, and Mexico, South America and Spain--$1.00; elsewhere, $2.00. Single copies 10 cents (in Canada, 15 cents.) The publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited drawings or manuscripts, although due care will be exercised in handling them. All drawings and manuscripts must be accompanied by sufficient postage for their return. Contents of this magazine may not be reprinted without the permission of the publisher. Printed in U. S. A. Copyright 1937, Nicholson Publishing Co, Inc. For advertising rates, address GILMAN, NICOLL & RUTHMAN, Detroit--New Center Bldg., San Francisco--525 Market St., New York--19 West 44th St., Chicago--400 N. Michigan Ave., Philadelphia--1016 N. 64th St., Boston--18 Tremont St., Seattle--1326 Fifth Ave."

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1937, New Series, Volume 32, Number 1. Second class permit. Copyright number 323431. Submitted as "New Comics" to the Copyright Office.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Whitney Ellsworth (signed as Whit Ellsworth)
Inks
Whitney Ellsworth (signed as Whit Ellsworth)
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Father Time; New Year 1937
Reprints

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

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

[The Train Robbery, Part 12] (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Meanwhile, Jed Riley of Circle Bar Z, discovers the deputy locked in a cell.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Captain Jim; Jane Johnny; Jed Riley
Synopsis
Jane and Johnny witness Captain Jim being captured by the outlaws.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Richard Speed
Pencils
Richard Speed
Inks
Richard Speed
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That the brown rat is responsible for more human deaths...
Genre
non-fiction

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

Janey / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're a very bad dolly!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Janey
Synopsis
Janey is telling her doll many of her faults, and is startled when the doll responds back to her.

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

Hohner Harmonicas / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Goofo the Great / 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
Didja see who's gonna appear on th' program at our annual dinner?
Genre
humor
Characters
Goofo; Joe
Synopsis
When Goofo appears at a swell affair as a magician, his assistant Joe steals some silver spoons, and they both get arrested.

[Episode 12] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Vikings / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson ?
Pencils
Alex Blum (credited as Anthony)
Inks
Alex Blum (credited as Anthony)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ivar and his volunteers turn their backs on the viking ship and make their way inland in search of Sungrid.
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Ivar; Sundgrid; Elsa; Hasylwyn
Synopsis
Ivar and his volunteers make their way inland in search of Sundgrid.

[Knights of the Royal Bull, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 8)

Don Coyote / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Beckwith (credited)
Pencils
Bill Patrick (credited)
Inks
Bill Patrick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! - The messenger brings me an invitation to the king's annual ball, for the 'Knights of the Royal Bull'!
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Don Coyote; Hash; Hamburger
Keywords
Middle Ages

[Episode 11] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Kendal Quick has vanquished Rodriguez and the governor of Cadiz in a hard-fought duel.
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Kendal Quick; Marjorie; Dufoe; Lord Barlow
Synopsis
Kendal and Marjorie attempt to leave the Governor's castle only to find the way blocked by Spanish guards. A desperate battle ensues as they fight their way to an English ship.
Keywords
Bonnie Bess; Cadiz

[Episode 5] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Blood Pearls / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils
Munson Paddock
Inks
Munson Paddock
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Baslyn has committed two heinous crimes...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Baslyn (villain)
Synopsis
Baslyn hides in a barn and tries to sleep, only to find the pearls he fought so hard for to be missing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Worth-While Pictures to Watch For / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
I. W. Magovern
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Dionne Quintuplets; Peter Lorre; Brian Donlevy

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

Rattlesnake Pete / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Boody Rogers (credited as R. Donrog)
Pencils
Boody Rogers (credited as R. Donrog)
Inks
Boody Rogers (credited as R. Donrog)
Colors
? (black, white, and red)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you ever do much hunting, Uncle Pete?
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Rattlesnake Pete
Synopsis
Boasting to his nephew of his prowess as a hunter, Pete gets bitten by a dry land turtle and squirted by a skunk, ending up naked.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

17-20 on the Black [Part 11] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Tom Cooper
Pencils
Tom Cooper
Inks
Tom Cooper
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jim Gale and Morton, coming to gris...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Jim Gale; Frog Morton; Kim; Louise Vallen
Synopsis
Gale and Morton crash through the floor of the old warehouse. Kim rescues Gale, but Morton is swept away by the current. Gale returns Louise's pearls and proposes, but she turns him down because he is a gambler.

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

Andy Handy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Leo O'Mealia (credited as Leo E. O'Mealia)
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
Andy!! Andy!! Your house is on fire!
Genre
humor
Characters
Handy Andy
Synopsis
Deep into a game of poker, Andy's extensive winnings are beaten by a better hand. When told that his house in on fire he reacts nonchalantly.

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

Ebony / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! - Ah's gotta make me some money!
Genre
humor
Characters
Ebony (only appearance)
Synopsis
Ebony is offered a quarter to watch a man's car. When it is stolen he watches it until it is out of sight.

[Wallace Beery] (Table of Contents: 16)

Straight from Hollywood / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Laidlaw] (credited)
Pencils
? [as Laidlaw] (credited)
Inks
? [as Laidlaw] (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Wallace Beery; Errol Flynn; George O'Brien

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Ol' Oz Bopp / 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
Now - To get onto Juniper Street!
Genre
humor
Characters
Ol' Oz Bopp
Synopsis
Ol' Oz Bopp is trying to get to Juniper Street, and keeps walking round mere yards from it.

The Charge of the Light Brigade, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Table of Contents: 18)

Famous Poems Illustrated / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Lord Tennyson (credited as Alfred, Lord Tennyson) (poem)
Pencils
Henry Kiefer (signed)
Inks
Henry Kiefer (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; drama

Indexer Notes

The Tennyson poem accompanied by a full page illustration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Laughing at Life! / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poor Elmer certainly has a tough time...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

A number of unrelated gag panels, plus a one tier self-contained strip.

[Episode 7] (Table of Contents: 20)

She / 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
Leo, saved from the cannibals...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Leo; Job; Chief Billaly [Billali elsewhere]
Synopsis
Leo and Job, sick with malaria, are being taken to the stronghold of "She", when the chief falls into the swamp and is rescued by one of them.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the H. Rider Haggard novel.

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

Loopy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Leroy Smith (credited, signed)
Pencils
Leroy Smith (credited, signed)
Inks
Leroy Smith (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wish I could think of a dirty trick to play on Joe!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Loopy (only appearance); Joe; Officer Kelly
Synopsis
Loopy plays a joke on his friend Joe by giving him and expolding cigar. Unfortunately he gives Joe the normal one and the trick one to Officer Kelly, which lands him in jail.

[Episode 11] (Table of Contents: 22)

Castaway Island / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hm! It's too soon for MacDougal...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Shark; Taro; Blackface

[Episode 7] (Table of Contents: 23)

The Golden Dragon / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Hickey (credited, signed); Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (plot)
Pencils
Tom Hickey (credited, signed)
Inks
Tom Hickey (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hearing his name called...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Ian Murray; Ken Cockerill; Lefty Murphy; Pan Chi-Lou
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Wheeler-Nicholson's serial in Short Stories magazine, March 1933.

[The St. Pierre Mystery, Part 9] (Table of Contents: 24)

Maginnis of the Mounties / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Richard Matheson (credited as Babe Mather)
Pencils
Richard Matheson (credited as Babe Mather)
Inks
Richard Matheson (credited as Babe Mather)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Maginnis and Yvonne were left to perish in a burning cabin...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Maginnis; Yvonne

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Rock-Age Roy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Boody Rogers (credited as Rogers)
Pencils
Boody Rogers (credited as Rogers)
Inks
Boody Rogers (credited as Rogers)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get up! Go to bed! That's all I do---
Genre
humor
Characters
Rock-Age Roy

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

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

Jungle-Town / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan (signed)
Pencils
Dick Ryan (signed)
Inks
Dick Ryan (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Didja - Hear th' wolf howl when he hit that sand-trap...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

Announcing the International Good Neighbor Club (Table of Contents: 27)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[On Dolorosa Isle, Part 8] (Table of Contents: 28)

Steve Conrad / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Devachan of Dolorosa Isle...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Steve Conrad; Devachan (villain); Captain Judd

[Down to Denver, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 29)

Cal 'n' Alec / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Beckwith (credited)
Pencils
Bill Patrick (credited)
Inks
Bill Patrick (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The boys are on the train for Denver...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Cal; Alec

[Rajah Maharajah, Part 8] (Table of Contents: 30)

Sandor and the Lost Civilization / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Rajah is enraged...
Genre
adventure; drama
Characters
Sandor; Rajah Maharajah (villain); Jadev the spy; Benar

[Episode 9] (Table of Contents: 31)

A Tale of Two Cities / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Merna Gamble (credited)
Pencils
Merna Gamble (credited)
Inks
Merna Gamble (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the Charles Dickens novel.

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

Chikko Chakko / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ellis Edwards (credited)
Pencils
Ellis Edwards (credited)
Inks
Ellis Edwards (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Go get a job and work like other men-- turtle!
Genre
humor
Characters
Chikko Chakko; Loopy; the Sheriff; the Mayor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

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
I saw hailstones at Wango, Nebraska, as big as pullet eggs!
Genre
humor
Characters
Sam
Synopsis
A couple of train travelers are telling tall tales about extraordinary sized hailstones, but Sam the Porter tops them all.

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

advertisement / 0.2 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35) (Expand) /

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

[Shanghai Pete, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 36)

Hardluck Harry / comic story / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somes day he makes me velly mad...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Hardluck Harry

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

Federal Men / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Carson, I want you to meet Professor Grant!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Professor Grant (introduction); Jor-L (a Federal Man of 3000 A.D. in Prof. Grant's fantasy, not to be confused with Superman's father, introduction); Nira-Q (villain in Grant's fantasy, introduction, reforms); Martian gang (villains, introduction for all, all reform)
Synopsis
Professor Grant gives the Federal Men a forecast of the future of crime detection in the format of an imaginary story. In the year 3000 AD, when there is a disturbance at the Mountains of Mars, Jor-L, ace sleuth of the service, uses his one man space flyer to track it down. There he meets Nira-Q, the bandit queen. She captures him to use as a hostage when she tries to seize a space ship with a priceless radium cargo. Later, when captured, she and her Martian gang undergo brain operations, emerging "sane, normal beings with no desire for crime."

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

It's a Dern Lie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While out for a stroll in the African jungle...
Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

"As told by Robert Gruman"

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

More Fun 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. Includes indicia for the issue.

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

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [The Train Robbery, Part 12]
    Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers
  4. 3. ["That the brown rat is responsible for more human deaths..."]
    Do You Know?
  5. 4. ["You're a very bad dolly!"]
    Janey
  6. 5. ["Those youngsters certainly know how to play harmonicas and Tommy's a dandy leader"]
    Hohner Harmonicas
  7. 6. ["Didja see who's gonna appear on th' program at our annual dinner?"]
    Goofo the Great
  8. 7. [Episode 12]
    The Vikings
  9. 8. [Knights of the Royal Bull, Part 1]
    Don Coyote
  10. 9. [Episode 11]
    Captain Quick
  11. 10. [Episode 5]
    The Blood Pearls
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Worth-While Pictures to Watch For
  13. 12. ["Did you ever do much hunting, Uncle Pete?"]
    Rattlesnake Pete
  14. 13. 17-20 on the Black [Part 11]
    Jim Gale
  15. 14. ["Andy!! Andy!! Your house is on fire!"]
    Andy Handy
  16. 15. ["Boy! - Ah's gotta make me some money!"]
    Ebony
  17. 16. [Wallace Beery]
    Straight from Hollywood
  18. 17. ["Now - To get onto Juniper Street!"]
    Ol' Oz Bopp
  19. 18. The Charge of the Light Brigade, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    Famous Poems Illustrated
  20. 19. ["Poor Elmer certainly has a tough time..."]
    Laughing at Life!
  21. 20. [Episode 7]
    She
  22. 21. ["Wish I could think of a dirty trick to play on Joe!!"]
    Loopy
  23. 22. [Episode 11]
    Castaway Island
  24. 23. [Episode 7]
    The Golden Dragon
  25. 24. [The St. Pierre Mystery, Part 9]
    Maginnis of the Mounties
  26. 25. ["Get up! Go to bed! That's all I do---"]
    Rock-Age Roy
  27. 26. ["Didja - Hear th' wolf howl when he hit that sand-trap..."]
    Jungle-Town
  28. 27. Announcing the International Good Neighbor Club
  29. 28. [On Dolorosa Isle, Part 8]
    Steve Conrad
  30. 29. [Down to Denver, Part 2]
    Cal 'n' Alec
  31. 30. [Rajah Maharajah, Part 8]
    Sandor and the Lost Civilization
  32. 31. [Episode 9]
    A Tale of Two Cities
  33. 32. ["Go get a job and work like other men-- turtle!"]
    Chikko Chakko
  34. 33. ["I saw hailstones at Wango, Nebraska, as big as pullet eggs!"]
    Sam the Porter
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
  36. 35. ["Ask for the big New Book of Comics!"]
    New Book of Comics
  37. 36. [Shanghai Pete, Part 4]
    Hardluck Harry
  38. 37. ["Carson, I want you to meet Professor Grant!"]
    Federal Men
  39. 38. ["While out for a stroll in the African jungle..."]
    It's a Dern Lie
  40. 39. ["Hey - Pop!"]
    More Fun Comics
  41. 40. [no title indexed]
  42. 41. Factory to You
    Remington Rand
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