(May 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. 8", but the cover has "No. 20". There are no editorial credits listed in this issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Spike Spalding
Synopsis:
Mom making her kid practice piano.
Keywords:
baseball; piano practice; pianos; sheet music

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

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

[The Brain, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
W. C. Brigham
Pencils:
W. C. Brigham (signed)
Inks:
W. C. Brigham
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sandra; Michael
Synopsis:
Thrown overboard, Sandra and Michael are rescued by the submarine that sank their ship.

Indexer Notes

Story continues in More Fun Comics #21-25. Note submitted by Darci via the GCD Errors List.

[The Kidnapping of Spike, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Vincent Sullivan
Pencils:
Vincent Sullivan (signed)
Inks:
Vincent Sullivan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spike Spalding; Count Alex; Rupo; Margie: Princess Margo; King Philip
Synopsis:
Count Alex and Rupo kidnap the king.

["Ah's worried 'bout mah brother Jim..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

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 the Porter

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

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

["Jes' a second - Joe - while ah gits somethin'!"] (Table of Contents: 6)

Pincus / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pincus; Joe

[Episode 10] (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Portos; Aramis

[Seeking Big Horn Sheep, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

continued

[The Ray of Life, Part 3] (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; Rose Psychic; Nita Crane
Synopsis:
The ambulance crashes and the corpse Occult was guarding disappears.

[The Secret Mine, Part 3] (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Val Stanton; Hines
Synopsis:
Jack infiltrates Stanton's gang and finds out he needs the Widow Harkin's ranch because the entrance to a gold mine is there.

Indexer Notes

Last episode drawn by Brigham.

["Give it a boot, Pep. Try for a goal!!"] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script:
Creig Flessel
Pencils:
Creig Flessel [as Fless]
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Pep Morgan
Synopsis:
Pep accidentally kicks a soccer ball into the shower room at the girls' dorm.

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

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

list of Connecticut members

[Episode 19] (Table of Contents: 13)

Ivanhoe / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Rebecca; The Grand Master; The Preceptor; Conrade Mont-Fichet
Synopsis:
The Preceptor tries to convince the Grand Master that Rebecca is a Jewish sorceress.

Indexer Notes

Duotone in red and black.

["Having grown more cautious thru their close call..."] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Brad Hardy; Prince Kardos
Synopsis:
Brad and Kardos are chased by a huge monstrous beast.

Fang Gow of China [Part 20] (Table of Contents: 15)

Barry O'Neill and Fang Gow of China / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Leo O'Mealia
Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia (signed)
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Barry O'Neil; Fang Gow; Legrand; Dr. Bonfils; Jean Legrand
Synopsis:
Jean saves Barry's life by killing his attacker.

["Play ball!"] (Table of Contents: 16)

Bugville / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural

Indexer Notes

Feature previously appeared in New Comics (DC, 1935 series) #v1#4-#v1#5. Last Ryan work for DC.

Introducing Hanko the Cowhand (Table of Contents: 17)

Hanko the Cowhand / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Creig Flessel
Pencils:
Creig Flessel [as Fless]
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hanko (intro); Pegasus; Zeke
Synopsis:
Hanko thinks he's found gold.

Indexer Notes

Duotone in red and black.

["That King John of England had not craved money and power..."] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
H. C. Kiefer (signed)
Inks:
A. D. Kiefer (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
King John
Keywords:
Magna Carta

["Okay - Joe - the wire's attached! - Let 'er go!"] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre:
humor

[In the Wilderness, Part 8] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script:
Creig Flessel
Pencils:
Creig Flessel [as Fless]
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tom Bradley; Jack Bradley; Harry Matson
Synopsis:
Tom and Jack decide to stay with Harry in the woods because he's running from the police.

[Gold Gulch, Part 6] (Table of Contents: 21)

Pelion and Ossa / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Pete DeAngelo (signed)
Pencils:
Pete DeAngelo (signed)
Inks:
Pete DeAngelo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Pelion; Ossa
Synopsis:
The boys meet an Indian who escorts them to the Bonanza.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. Duotone in red and black.

[People of the Red Planet, Part 6] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mark Marson; King Sarno; Monty; Gail Hillary
Synopsis:
Mark and Monty attempt an escape but are overcome by gas.

[Alaskan Adventure, Part 6] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script:
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils:
Leo O'Mealia (signed)
Inks:
Leo O'Mealia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dicky Saunders; Monk Morton; Bob Merritt; Shorty
Synopsis:
Bob is also captured by the mysterious Asians.

["Gee, Scotty! This is the third time you've come in last!"] (Table of Contents: 24)

Bobby and Scotty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Lewis (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Lewis (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lewis (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Bobby; Scotty

Indexer Notes

Last seen in More Fun #v1#9. Last appearance.

[Island Adventure, Part 10] (Table of Contents: 25)

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; Black Tom; Duke
Synopsis:
Duke discovers a hidden message.

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 Partrick (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Arthur Treacher (photo)

[Linda's Stepmother, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Linda; Ned Flint; Silas Flint; Watson; Linda's step-mother
Synopsis:
Linda's stepmother returns and demands custody from Silas Flint.

[The Smugglers, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 28)

Wing Brady / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wing Brady; Abdul-Crim
Synopsis:
Brady trails a suspected smuggler.

["-So you see, Leeds, these papers prove beyond a doubt..."] (Table of Contents: 29)

Lieutenant Leeds / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Alexy Lovy (signed)
Pencils:
Alexy Lovy (signed)
Inks:
Alexy Lovy (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Lt. Leeds (intro); General Larwin
Synopsis:
Leeds saves a ship from a bomb by flying it away in a plane.

Indexer Notes

only appearance

[Part 9] (Table of Contents: 30)

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
Synopsis:
Jeff finds a beautiful girl washed up from a shipwreck.

["Maw, give me a dime to go to the movies!"] (Table of Contents: 31)

Maw, Paw, and Willie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Lewis ?
Pencils:
Henry Lewis ?
Inks:
Henry Lewis ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["What's that?"] (Table of Contents: 32)

Fanny / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

Hohner Harmonicas / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

King Alfred (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; King Alfred the Great

[The Dan Bowers Case, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 35)

Radio Squad / 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; Jimmy Trent; Dan Bowers; Amos Twist
Synopsis:
Under pressure from Bowers, the chief transfers Sandy to a new assignment.
Reprints:

["A college man is what's required..."] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Action-Packed Stories in Color! (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

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

Factory to You (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. [The Brain, Part 1]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  4. 3. [The Kidnapping of Spike, Part 1]
    Spike Spalding
  5. 4. ["Ah's worried 'bout mah brother Jim..."]
    Sam the Porter
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    The Crowell Publishing Co.
  7. 6. ["Jes' a second - Joe - while ah gits somethin'!"]
    Pincus
  8. 7. [Episode 10]
    The Three Musketeers
  9. 8. [Seeking Big Horn Sheep, Part 1]
    Thrilling True Stories
  10. 9. [The Ray of Life, Part 3]
    Dr. Occult
  11. 10. [The Secret Mine, Part 3]
    Jack Woods
  12. 11. ["Give it a boot, Pep. Try for a goal!!"]
    Pep Morgan
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Fun Club
  14. 13. [Episode 19]
    Ivanhoe
  15. 14. ["Having grown more cautious thru their close call..."]
    Brad Hardy
  16. 15. Fang Gow of China [Part 20]
    Barry O'Neill and Fang Gow of China
  17. 16. ["Play ball!"]
    Bugville
  18. 17. Introducing Hanko the Cowhand
    Hanko the Cowhand
  19. 18. ["That King John of England had not craved money and power..."]
    Just Suppose
  20. 19. ["Okay - Joe - the wire's attached! - Let 'er go!"]
    Just Jokes
  21. 20. [In the Wilderness, Part 8]
    The Bradley Boys
  22. 21. [Gold Gulch, Part 6]
    Pelion and Ossa
  23. 22. [People of the Red Planet, Part 6]
    Mark Marson of the Interplanetary Police
  24. 23. [Alaskan Adventure, Part 6]
    Bob Merritt and His Flying Pals
  25. 24. ["Gee, Scotty! This is the third time you've come in last!"]
    Bobby and Scotty
  26. 25. [Island Adventure, Part 10]
    Woozy Watts
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Talk about Talkies
  28. 27. [Linda's Stepmother, Part 1]
    Little Linda
  29. 28. [The Smugglers, Part 2]
    Wing Brady
  30. 29. ["-So you see, Leeds, these papers prove beyond a doubt..."]
    Lieutenant Leeds
  31. 30. [Part 9]
    Pirate Gold
  32. 31. ["Maw, give me a dime to go to the movies!"]
    Maw, Paw, and Willie
  33. 32. ["What's that?"]
    Fanny
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Hohner Harmonicas
  35. 34. King Alfred
    The Magic Crystal of History
  36. 35. [The Dan Bowers Case, Part 4]
    Radio Squad
  37. 36. ["A college man is what's required..."]
    Alger's Variety Show
  38. 37. Action-Packed Stories in Color!
    Detective Comics
  39. 38. Factory to You
    Remington Rand
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • John P. Selegue
  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes