(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 (editor and publisher); Vin Sullivan [as Vincent A. Sullivan] (associate editor); F. Whitney Ellsworth (associate editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

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)
Inks
Whitney Ellsworth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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
Pencils
Homer Fleming
Inks
Homer Fleming
Colors
?
Letters
?

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? / comic story / 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 / 0.4 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

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

Hohner Harmonicas / advertisement / 0.6 page (report information)

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

Goofo the Great / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Pencils
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Inks
Russell Cole [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

[Episode 12] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson ?
Pencils
Alex Blum [as Anthony]
Inks
Alex Blum [as Anthony]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Ivar; Sundgrid; Elsa
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
Pencils
Bill Patrick
Inks
Bill Patrick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

[Episode 11] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
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.

[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
?

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

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

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

Script
Boody Rogers [as R. Donrog]
Pencils
Boody Rogers [as R. Donrog]
Inks
Boody Rogers [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

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
?

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
Pencils
Leo O'Mealia
Inks
Leo O'Mealia
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Andy!! Andy!! Your house is on fire!
Genre
humor

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

Ebony / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Patrick
Pencils
Bill Patrick
Inks
Bill Patrick
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! -Ah's gotta make me some money!
Genre
humor
Characters
Ebony (only appearance)

[Wallace Beery] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Laidlaw
Pencils
Laidlaw
Inks
Laidlaw
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

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

Ol' Oz Bopp / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now - To get onto Juniper Street!
Genre
humor

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

Famous Poems Illustrated / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
H. C. Kiefer
Pencils
H. C. Kiefer
Inks
H. C. Kiefer
Letters
?

[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

[Episode 7] (Table of Contents: 20)

She / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

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
Pencils
LeRoy Smith
Inks
LeRoy Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wish I could thing of a dirty trick to play on Joe!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Loopy (only appearance)

[Episode 11] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Tom Cooper
Pencils
Tom Cooper
Inks
Tom Cooper
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

[Episode 7] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

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 [as Babe Mather]
Pencils
Richard Matheson [as Babe Mather]
Inks
Richard Matheson [as Babe Mather]
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

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

Script
Boody Rogers
Pencils
Boody Rogers
Inks
Boody Rogers
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

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

Script
Dick Ryan
Pencils
Dick Ryan
Inks
Dick Ryan
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
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Steve Conrad; Devachan (villain)

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

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

Script
Ed Beckwith
Pencils
Bill Patrick
Inks
Bill Patrick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

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

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

Script
Homer Fleming
Pencils
Homer Fleming
Inks
Homer Fleming
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Rajah Maharajah (villain)

[Episode 9] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
Merna Gamble
Pencils
Merna Gamble
Inks
Merna Gamble
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
Pencils
Ellis Edwards
Inks
Ellis Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Go get a job and work like other men-- turtle!
Genre
humor

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

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

Script
Russell Cole [as Alger]
Pencils
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Inks
Russell Cole [as Alger] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I saw hailstones at Wango, Nebraska as big as pullet eggs
Genre
humor
Characters
Sam

[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
Pencils
Bill Carney
Inks
Bill Carney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

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

Script
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed)
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); Martain 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; Robert Gruman ("as told by")
Pencils
Bill Patrick
Inks
Bill Patrick
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[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.

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

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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. [no title indexed]
    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 thing 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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Allen Ross
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
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