More Fun Comics #v2#7 (19)
(March 1937)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1937-02-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Nicholson Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (editor and publisher); Vin Sullivan (associate editor); Whitney Ellsworth (as F. Whitney Ellsworth) (associate editor)

Issue Notes

Last issue for all of the Tom Cooper features.

The indicia has "VOL. 2 No. 7", but the cover has "NO. 19".

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spike Spalding / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Spike Spalding
Keywords
bears; hunting; muskets; rabbits; raccoon-skin caps; sleds; snow; winter

Better Than Ever! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

New Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

credits, title page / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[Resbian Revenge, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sandra of the Secret Service / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils
W. C. Brigham (signed as C Brigham) (credited as C Brigham)
Inks
W. C. Brigham (signed as C Brigham) (credited as C Brigham)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sandra has left Gavonia...
Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Sandra; Manos (intro); Dimitri (intro)
Synopsis
On the ship back to America, Sandra and a young man are attacked and thrown overboard.

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[Prince of Patrania, Part 17] (Table of Contents: 4)

Spike Spalding / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good heavens!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Spike Spalding; Pincus; The Sailor; Count Alex; Ruppo; King Philip
Synopsis
Count Alex decides to kidnap the King.

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

[Episode 9] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Alexandre Dumas (original novel); Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (adaptation)
Pencils
Sven Elven (credited)
Inks
Sven Elven (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sven Elven

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One evening, a knock comes at D'Artagnan's door...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
D'Artagnan; ; Bonancieux; Athos; Porthos; Aramis
Synopsis
D'Artagnan decides to help a mercer whose wife is being threatened.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the Alexandre Dumas novel.

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

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
Well! De strikers is picketin' de ol' mill!
Genre
humor
Characters
Sam the Porter

Big Prizes and Cash Profits! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

The Crowell Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Pincus / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Vin Sullivan (signed as V. S.)
Pencils
Vin Sullivan (signed as V. S.)
Inks
Vin Sullivan (signed as V. S.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fake!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pincus
Synopsis
Pincus finds a banknote and buys a bunch of ice cream cones. The proprietor declares it to be a fake, and Pincus has to do the washing up.

[The Ray of Life, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 9)

Dr. Occult, the Ghost Detective / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited as Leger)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited as Reuths)
Inks
Joe Shuster (credited as Reuths)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the last second...
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Doctor Occult; Rose Psychic (intro)
Synopsis
Doctor Occult encounters a dead body in a restaurant.

[The Smugglers, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Hickey (credited, signed)
Inks
Tom Hickey (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With the rescue of Lynn Harding...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Wing Bradey; Captain Chevigny; Lynn Harding
Synopsis
Wing is ordered to escort Lynn to Tunis to meet her father.

Indexer Notes

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

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

"Hap" the Sap / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Peter De Angelo (signed)
Pencils
Peter De Angelo (signed)
Inks
Peter De Angelo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Be Modern
Genre
humor
Characters
"Hap" the Sap (intro)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Where are you going, fishing?
Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Mr. Morgan (Pep's father); Pep Morgan
Synopsis
Despite a dressing down by his father, Pep decides to play hooky and go fishing. One of his casts ends up behind a big rock and hooks something. This turns out to be his father, who had the same idea. The two bond by sitting contentedly on the bank, lines floating gently in the water.

Indexer Notes

Script was formerly credited to Creig Flessel, but Keith Chandler has found no information to support the idea that Flessel was a writer on this strip. In an interview published in Alter Ego #88, page 56, he was asked his role in the National offices. "I would illustrate the stories that Vin [Sullivan] and Whit [Ellsworth] would write".

[Massachusetts Fun Club Members] (Table of Contents: 13)

Fun Club / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Morse code and a list of Fun Club members from Massachusetts.

[Episode 18] (Table of Contents: 14)

Ivanhoe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Scott (original novel); Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (adaptation)
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A sudden silence falls...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Maurice de Bracy; Front de-Boeuf; Fitzurse; Hugh Bardon; Isaac of York; Beaumanoir
Synopsis
Fitzurse, counselor to Prince John, rides with his men to capture King Richard.

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the Sir Walter Scott novel

Duotone in red and black

Sea Gold [Part 4] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Cooper
Inks
Tom Cooper
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Captain Grim; Liverpool Johnny; Tyner; Nubbins

Indexer Notes

Story was written as if it was to be continued next issue, but this was the 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.

Fang Gow of China [Part 19] (Table of Contents: 16)

Barry O'Neill / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
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
Fang Gow, the enemy of the human race...
Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Barry O'Neil; Fang Gow; Legrand; Dr. Bonfils; Jean Legrand
Synopsis
Dr. Bonfils is forced to operate to save Fang Gow's life.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Hickey (credited, signed)
Inks
Tom Hickey (credited, signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brad, Prince Kardos and the 5 survivors of the fierce underground battle...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Brad Hardey; Prince Kardos
Synopsis
Brad rescues Kardos from a snake.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

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

[The Holdup, Part 11] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was my own fault!
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Malverne; Slick Carter; Dawkins; Jake; Ed; Blake
Synopsis
Dawkins and Carter escape on a tramp steamer.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

Duotone in red and black

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: 19)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer (credited as H. C. Kiefer)
Inks
A. D. Kiefer (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That the German admiral had not seen fit to back down when Dewey ordered...
Genre
drama
Characters
Admiral Dewey

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

Just Jokes / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ye gods! It works!!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

A series of unrelated gag panels.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The doctor opened the gate...
Genre
adventure

[People of the Red Planet, Part 5] (Table of Contents: 22)

Mark Marson of the Interplanetary Police / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Hickey (credited)
Inks
Tom Hickey (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We left Mark and Monty...
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Mark Marsen; King Sarno; Monty; Gail Hillary
Synopsis
Sarno wants to convert Gail into one of the Red People.

Indexer Notes

Duotone in red and black

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

[Captain Hale, Gun-Runner, Part 6] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dewey, forced to work for African slavers...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Dewey; Bango; the Leopard Men (intro)
Synopsis
Dewey is captured by the Leopard Men.

Indexer Notes

Story is executed as if it was to be continued, but this was the 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.

[Alaskan Adventure, Part 5] (Table of Contents: 24)

Bob Merritt and His Flying Pals / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
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
Young Saunders, a member of Bob Merritt's organization...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Saunders; Monk Morton
Synopsis
Saunders escapes from Monk Morton only to be captured by a group of Asians.
Reprints

In the Movies (Table of Contents: 25)

Spike Spalding / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Little (credited as F. Little)
Pencils
Frank Little (credited as F. Little)
Inks
Frank Little (credited as F. Little)
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Spike Spalding; Pincus
Synopsis
In the boxing ring Spike and Pincus knock each other out.

Indexer Notes

Flip-book story, adapted from Vin Sullivan's cartoon.

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

Talk About Talkies / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mary Patrick (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Arthur Shields (photograph)

[William Powell, Freddie Bartholomew, Al Jolson, Gary Cooper] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Laidlaw (credited)
Pencils
Laidlaw (credited)
Inks
Laidlaw (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Freddie Bartholomew; Al Jolson; Gary Cooper; William Powell
Keywords
celebrity

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Party Page / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Monica MacClane
Pencils
Whitney Ellsworth
Inks
Whitney Ellsworth
Letters
typeset

[Kidnapped! Part 4] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ned Flint was wounded...
Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Linda; Ned Flint; Silas Flint; Watson
Synopsis
Silas rushes to the hospital to be with his nephew.

[In the Wilderness, Part 7] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hold on, boys!
Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Tom Bradley; Jack Bradley; Harry Matson; Minky; Tatters; The Boss
Synopsis
Matson manages to guide Tom and Jack home, but faces capture by the police.

Indexer Notes

Script was formerly credited to Creig Flessel, but Keith Chandler has found no information to support the idea that Flessel was a writer on this strip. In an interview published in Alter Ego #88, page 56, he was asked his role in the National offices. "I would illustrate the stories that Vin [Sullivan] and Whit [Ellsworth] would write".

[Island Adventure, Part 9] (Table of Contents: 31)

Woozy Watts / 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
Boy! Bring me a copy of The Journal!
Genre
humor
Characters
Woozy Watts
Synopsis
Black Tom and Watts' lawyers are searching for him. People back home read about it in the paper.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Homer Fleming (signed as H. Fleming)
Inks
Homer Fleming (signed as H. Fleming)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This time, the Magic Crystal reveals to Bobby and Binks, what is going on in Britain...
Genre
drama; non-fiction
Characters
Bobby; Binks; King Vortigern; Hengist; Horsa; Augustine; Ethelbert
Synopsis
Early history of Britain.

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.

Cheyenne Chief Yellow Hand (Table of Contents: 33)

American Indian Chiefs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Speed (signed as Speed)
Pencils
Richard Speed (signed as Speed)
Inks
Richard Speed (signed as Speed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; western-frontier
Characters
Chief Yellow Hand

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

Loonies / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here - Mr. Burglar - You forgot the silverware!
Genre
humor

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

Loonies / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll do anything you say -- Only please don't hit me!!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

Hohner Harmonicas / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[The Secret Mine, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 37)

Jack Woods / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils
W. C. Brigham (signed as C Brigham) (credited as C Brigham)
Inks
W. C. Brigham (signed as C Brigham) (credited as C Brigham)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hoping to save the Widow Harkins' ranch...
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Jack Woods; Val Stanton; Hines
Synopsis
Jack infiltrates Stanton's operation.

[Part 8] (Table of Contents: 38)

Pirate Gold / 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
In the dead of night...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Jeff Roberts; Captain Dennis

[The Dan Bowers Case, Part 3] (Table of Contents: 39)

Radio Squad / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Excitement reigns...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sandy Kean; Jimmy Trent; Dan Bowers; Amos Twist
Synopsis
Twist calls Jimmy to testify for the defense!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

formerly Calling All Cars

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

Alger's Variety Show / 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
Knock - Knock!
Genre
humor

New York, the International City! (Table of Contents: 41)

It's a Fact / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Swelegant Is the Word for It! (Table of Contents: 42) (Expand) /

Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Spike Spalding
  2. 1. Better Than Ever!
    New Adventure Comics
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [Resbian Revenge, Part 1]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  5. 4. [Prince of Patrania, Part 17]
    Spike Spalding
  6. 5. [Episode 9]
    The Three Musketeers
  7. 6. ["Well! De strikers is picketin' de ol' mill!"]
    Sam the Porter
  8. 7. Big Prizes and Cash Profits!
    The Crowell Publishing Co.
  9. 8. ["Fake!"]
    Pincus
  10. 9. [The Ray of Life, Part 2]
    Dr. Occult, the Ghost Detective
  11. 10. [The Smugglers, Part 1]
    Wing Brady
  12. 11. ["Be Modern"]
    "Hap" the Sap
  13. 12. ["Hey! Where are you going, fishing?"]
    Pep Morgan
  14. 13. [Massachusetts Fun Club Members]
    Fun Club
  15. 14. [Episode 18]
    Ivanhoe
  16. 15. Sea Gold [Part 4]
    Captain Grim
  17. 16. Fang Gow of China [Part 19]
    Barry O'Neill
  18. 17. ["Brad, Prince Kardos and the 5 survivors of the fierce underground battle..."]
    Brad Hardy
  19. 18. [The Holdup, Part 11]
    Along the Main Line
  20. 19. ["That the German admiral had not seen fit to back down when Dewey ordered..."]
    Just Suppose
  21. 20. ["Ye gods! It works!!"]
    Just Jokes
  22. 21. ["The doctor opened the gate..."]
    Thrilling True Stories
  23. 22. [People of the Red Planet, Part 5]
    Mark Marson of the Interplanetary Police
  24. 23. [Captain Hale, Gun-Runner, Part 6]
    Midshipman Dewey
  25. 24. [Alaskan Adventure, Part 5]
    Bob Merritt and His Flying Pals
  26. 25. In the Movies
    Spike Spalding
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Talk About Talkies
  28. 27. [William Powell, Freddie Bartholomew, Al Jolson, Gary Cooper]
    Straight from Hollywood
  29. 28. [no title indexed]
    Party Page
  30. 29. [Kidnapped! Part 4]
    Little Linda
  31. 30. [In the Wilderness, Part 7]
    The Bradley Boys
  32. 31. [Island Adventure, Part 9]
    Woozy Watts
  33. 32. ["This time, the Magic Crystal reveals to Bobby and Binks, what is going on in Britain..."]
    The Magic Crystal of History
  34. 33. Cheyenne Chief Yellow Hand
    American Indian Chiefs
  35. 34. ["Here - Mr. Burglar - You forgot the silverware!"]
    Loonies
  36. 35. ["I'll do anything you say -- Only please don't hit me!!"]
    Loonies
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    Hohner Harmonicas
  38. 37. [The Secret Mine, Part 2]
    Jack Woods
  39. 38. [Part 8]
    Pirate Gold
  40. 39. [The Dan Bowers Case, Part 3]
    Radio Squad
  41. 40. ["Knock - Knock!"]
    Alger's Variety Show
  42. 41. New York, the International City!
    It's a Fact
  43. 42. Swelegant Is the Word for It!
    Detective Comics
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