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); Whitney Ellsworth (associate editor)

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
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, and a young stranger...
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.

Script was formerly credited to W. C. Brigham, but previous installments have Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson as author, and there is no obvious reason for that to have changed.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Within the very walls of the palace...
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 (credited as Alger)
Pencils
Russell Cole (credited as Alger)
Inks
Russell Cole (credited 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 (credited)
Inks
Sven Elven (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sven Elven

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A trap is laid...
Genre
adventure; 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 (credited as Richard B. Speed)
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Interviews with Government Preserve officials...
Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

continued

[The Ray of Life, Part 3] (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
Brakes screeching...
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 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
Jack has joined up with Val Stanton...
Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
Jack Woods; Val Stanton; Hines
Synopsis
Jack infiltrates Stanton's gang and finds out he needs the Widow Harkins' 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
?
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
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 and has to dress up like a female to make an inconspicuous exit.

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".

[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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rebecca is confined...
Genre
adventure; 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
?
Pencils
Tom Hickey (credited)
Inks
Tom Hickey (credited)
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.

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.

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
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
Dr, Bonfils, who yields to the pleading of Inspector Le Grand...
Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Barry O'Neil; Fang Gow; Le Grand; Dr. Bonfils; Jean Le Grand
Synopsis
Jean saves Barry's life by killing his attacker.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script was formerly credited to Leo O'Mealia, but previous issues have Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson as likely author.

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

Bugville / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan (credited, signed)
Pencils
Dick Ryan (credited, signed)
Inks
Dick Ryan (credited, 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 and 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
?
Pencils
Creig Flessel (signed as Fless) (credited as Fless)
Inks
Creig Flessel (signed as Fless) (credited as Fless)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Duotone in red and black.

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".

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

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 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

Indexer Notes

A series of unrelated gag panels.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A surprise awaits the Bradley Boys...
Genre
adventure; children
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.

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".

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

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

Script
Pete De Angelo (credited)
Pencils
Pete De Angelo (credited)
Inks
Pete De Angelo (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The boys found a map...
Genre
humor; 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
?
Pencils
Tom Hickey (credited, signed)
Inks
Tom Hickey (credited, signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stalling for time...
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Mark Marson; King Sarno; Monty; Gail Hillary
Synopsis
Mark and Monty attempt an escape but are overcome by gas.

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.

[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 (credited as Leo E. O'Mealia)
Inks
Leo O'Mealia (credited as Leo E. O'Mealia)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dickie Saunders, youngest member...
Genre
adventure; aviation
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
humor; 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 (credited as Alger)
Pencils
Russell Cole (credited as Alger)
Inks
Russell Cole (credited as Alger)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Th' villain!
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 (signed)
Pencils
Whitney Ellsworth (signed)
Inks
Whitney Ellsworth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
G-Man Watson has arranged...
Genre
adventure; 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
?
Pencils
Tom Hickey (credited)
Inks
Tom Hickey (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, here's the French Consulate..
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Wing Brady; Abdul-Crim
Synopsis
Brady trails a suspected smuggler.

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: 29)

Lieutenant Leeds of the Army Intelligence Service / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Alex Lovy ?
Pencils
Alex Lovy (credited)
Inks
Alex Lovy (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
-So you see, Leeds, these papers prove beyond a doubt...
Genre
adventure; spy
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. The Who's Who has Lovy as possible author only.

[Part 9] (Table of Contents: 30)

Pirate Gold / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sven Elven (credited)
Inks
Sven Elven (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sven Elven

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the cave atop the cliff...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Jeff Roberts; Captain Dennis
Synopsis
Jeff finds a beautiful girl washed up from a shipwreck.

Indexer Notes

Script was formerly credited to Sven Elven, but no information in the “Illustrated by Sven Elvin” credit on the strip itself, the Who’s Who entry or the long article on Elven in Alter Ego #162 (January 2020) support the idea that he was a writer on this strip.

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Bobby; Binks; King Alfred the Great

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.

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

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
Look, Sandy!
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 (credited as Alger)
Pencils
Russell Cole (credited as Alger)
Inks
Russell Cole (credited 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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Series Information
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, the Ghost Detective
  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 of the Army Intelligence Service
  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
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