(February 1937)

DC, 1937 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1937-01-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Nicholson Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (editor and publisher); Vin 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

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 330411. Submitted as "New Comics" and as issue number v2#1 to the Copyright Office.

Issue #13 not listed on cover.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Whitney Ellsworth (signed)
Inks
Whitney Ellsworth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Kid and woman skating on cover.

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

More Fun Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.7 page (report information)

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

credits, title page / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[The Train Robbery, Part 13] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Under cover of the rocks...
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Captain Jim; Jane; Johnny; Bess; Jess
Synopsis
Jim finally locates his abducted friends but the rustlers stampede the cattle to cover their escape.

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.

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

Mister Doode / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harold Sherman (credited)
Pencils
Harold Sherman (credited)
Inks
Harold Sherman (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's th' matter, stranger?
Genre
humor
Characters
Mister Doode (only appearance)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Trissie / cartoon / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't know what those ladies in Canada are so proud about...
Genre
humor

A Word from the Rear Rank (Table of Contents: 7)

cartoon / 0.3 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

One gag panel.

[Knights of the Royal Bull, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don Coyote, while performing for the benefit of the king...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Don Coyote

[The Tsin Lee Incident, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 9)

Dale Daring / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Battifarano (signed as Batti-farano)
Inks
Frank Battifarano (signed as Batti-farano)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dale's father has been kidnaped [sic]...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Dale Daring; Tsin Lee (villain); Captain Brewster

Indexer Notes

The received wisdom is that Alex Lovy drew this strip in issues 11 and 13, but the signature Battifarano is clearly visible in the penultimate panel of the second page. The Who's Who has one Frank Battifarano as working for ACG and Street and Smith from 1940 onwards. All this strongly suggests that this is one of his earlier efforts. The art here is less stylish and more simplistic than other of Lovy's contemporary credited work, such as "Hope Hazard" in Detective Comics #3 (1937). This also calls into question Lovy's previous credit as author.

[Rajah Maharajah, Part 9] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Sandor ascends the ancient stone stairway...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Sandor; Elaka; Rajah Maharajah (villain)

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.

[Episode 10] (Table of Contents: 11)

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Soon all of Paris was in a state of agitation...
Genre
historical

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the Charles Dickens novel.

[Episode 6] (Table of Contents: 12)

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
Relentlessly a Chinaman pursues!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Baslyn (dies, villain); The High Priest
Synopsis
Baslyn receives his just desserts for stealing the pearls.

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

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

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

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

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
This train for Ma-gwah, Ba-wah and Hah!
Genre
humor
Characters
Ol' Oz Bopp

[The Revenge of Devachan, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The fate of Steve Conrad and his friends...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Steve Conrad; Devachan (villain)

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who credits Flessel with "some writing" on this strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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
La-kout!
Genre
humor
Characters
Andy Handy

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Kim! What is your idea?
Genre
adventure; drama
Characters
Jim Gale; Kim
Synopsis
Jim has lost all his money gambling, but Kim offers to stake and go partners with him in a mercantile effort in Alaska.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

[Episode 13] (Table of Contents: 18)

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
Sundgrid, captive in the druid's cave...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Sundgrid; Hasylwyn; Elsa; Ivar

Marmion and Douglas, by Sir Walter Scott (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Henry Kiefer [as Henry Carl Kiefer] (signed)
Pencils
Henry Kiefer [as Henry Carl Kiefer] (signed)
Inks
Henry Kiefer [as Henry Carl Kiefer] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Marmion; Douglas

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Would you like to fight?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

A series of unrelated gag panels.

[Episode 13] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's probably fallen into the cauldron!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Blackface; Taro

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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: 22)

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
Now Goofo the Great could make audiences laff...
Genre
humor
Characters
Goofo the Great

[Heading South, Part 11] (Table of Contents: 23)

Capt. Spiniker / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, did ya know...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Spiniker

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

[Episode 8] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Mongolian attack over...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Ken Reilly; Ian; Korsky

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

International Good Neighbor Club / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

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

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
Señor Sherif! Here is my first bandit that I capture!
Genre
humor
Characters
Chiko; The Mayor; The Sheriff

[Shanghai Pete, Part 5] (Table of Contents: 27)

Hardluck Harry / comic story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Al Zoesch (credited)
Pencils
Bill Carney (credited)
Inks
Bill Carney (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Harry starts out in search of adventure...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Hardluck Harry

Foe of the Borgias (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Rafael Colonna (introduction); Cesare Borgia (introduction, villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Elven signs on both first and final pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mad Knife-Killer Spreads Terror
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Carson; Sammy (introduction, villain); The Boss (villain)

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

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
One day while I was fishing in the treacherous waters of Bibby's Creek...
Genre
adventure; humor

Indexer Notes

"As told by Robert Heiles"

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The divining rod for locating hidden sources of water...

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["Gosh! Rover sure is a smart dog!!"]
    More Fun Comics
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [The Train Robbery, Part 13]
    Captain Jim of the Texas Rangers
  5. 4. ["What's th' matter, stranger?"]
    Mister Doode
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
  7. 6. ["I don't know what those ladies in Canada are so proud about..."]
    Trissie
  8. 7. A Word from the Rear Rank
  9. 8. [Knights of the Royal Bull, Part 2]
    Don Coyote
  10. 9. [The Tsin Lee Incident, Part 2]
    Dale Daring
  11. 10. [Rajah Maharajah, Part 9]
    Sandor and the Lost Civilization
  12. 11. [Episode 10]
    A Tale of Two Cities
  13. 12. [Episode 6]
    The Blood Pearls
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Worth-While Pictures to Watch For
  15. 14. ["This train for Ma-gwah, Ba-wah and Hah!"]
    Ol' Oz Bopp
  16. 15. [The Revenge of Devachan, Part 1]
    Steve Conrad Adventurer
  17. 16. ["La-kout!"]
    Andy Handy
  18. 17. [17-20 on the Black, Part 13]
    Jim Gale
  19. 18. [Episode 13]
    The Vikings
  20. 19. Marmion and Douglas, by Sir Walter Scott
    Famous Poems Pictured
  21. 20. ["Would you like to fight?"]
    Laughing at Life!
  22. 21. [Episode 13]
    Castaway Island
  23. 22. ["Now Goofo the Great could make audiences laff..."]
    Goofo the Great
  24. 23. [Heading South, Part 11]
    Capt. Spiniker
  25. 24. [Episode 8]
    The Golden Dragon
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    International Good Neighbor Club
  27. 26. ["Señor Sherif! Here is my first bandit that I capture!"]
    Chikko Chakko
  28. 27. [Shanghai Pete, Part 5]
    Hardluck Harry
  29. 28. Foe of the Borgias
  30. 29. ["Mad Knife-Killer Spreads Terror"]
    Federal Men
  31. 30. ["One day while I was fishing in the treacherous waters of Bibby's Creek..."]
    It's a Dern Lie
  32. 31. ["The divining rod for locating hidden sources of water..."]
    Do You Know?
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin