More Fun Comics #v2#8 (20)
(May 1937)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1937-04-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Nicholson Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (editor and publisher); Vin 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.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


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

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

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah's worried 'bout mah brother Jim...
Genre
humor
Characters
Sam the Porter

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

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

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

Pincus / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jes' a second - Joe - while ah gits somethin'!
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.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Give it a boot, Pep. Try for a goal!!
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.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Having grown more cautious thru their close call...
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.
Reprints

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

Bugville / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Play ball!
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That King John of England had not craved money and power...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
King John
Keywords
Magna Carta

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay - Joe - the wire's attached! - Let 'er go!
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.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Scotty! This is the third time you've come in last!
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.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
-So you see, Leeds, these papers prove beyond a doubt...
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.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Maw, give me a dime to go to the movies!
Genre
humor

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

Fanny / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's that?
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

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A college man is what's required...
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
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  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
  • Ramon Schenk
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