(June 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

First issue distributed by Independent News, owned by Harry Donenfeld and Paul Sampliner.

The indicia has "VOL. 2 No. 9", but the cover has "No. 21".


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Synopsis:
A young child is pretend-shaving before a mirror.
Keywords:
bathtubs; dogs; medicine cabinets; mirrors; shaving; shaving cream; straight razors

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

New Adventure 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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[The Brain, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script:
Will Ely [as Will Georgi] (signed)
Pencils:
Will Ely [as Will Georgi] (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely [as Will Georgi] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sandra; Michael; The Brain (villain, introduction, death?); Captain Snegg (villain, death?); Dealers in Death (villains, all die?)
Synopsis:
The Brain, a cloaked and hooded criminal mastermind, and boss of Captain Snegg, torpedoes a boat that Sandra of the Secret Service is on returning to the United States. On a small isle, in a bomb-proof shelter, the Brain makes his lair with a factory for making the rifles, machine guns and bombs that he and his gang sell to provoke unrest. Apparently killed when Sandra escapes and orders the marines to torpedo the Brain's islands, which causes explosions that destroy the islands.

Indexer Notes

Captain Snegg appears in the previous issue, but it is this issue that it becomes known that the Brain is his boss.

[The Kidnapping of Spike, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 4)

Spike Spalding / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spike Spalding; Count Alex; Rupo; Princess Margo; King Philip; The Sailor
Synopsis:
Patrania is flooded with rumors that the King has fled, and war with Provokia looms.

["He flies through the air with the greatest of ease..."] (Table of Contents: 5)

Just for Fun / 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

Big Prizes and Cash Profits! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

The Crowell Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

["Ask for the big 'New Book of Comics' 10¢ at F. W. Woolworth Co. Stores"] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

New Book of Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

["Be careful of that mouse-trap - John!"] (Table of Contents: 8)

cartoon / 0.35 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.15 page (report information)

["One of these ads sounds very good..."] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The Battle of Hastings (Table of Contents: 11)

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 Harold; Tostig; William the Conqueror

[The Smugglers, Part 3] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wing Brady; Lynn Harding
Synopsis:
Wing escapes from his captors, sets their ship on fire, and escapes underwater, but is late for dinner.

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

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
list of RI members

[Episode 20] (Table of Contents: 14)

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; Brian de Bois Gilbert
Synopsis:
Rebecca is put on trial for witchcraft and demands trail by combat.

Indexer Notes

adapted from the Sir Walter Scott novel.

Duotone in red and black

["My angel! My dream girl!"] (Table of Contents: 15)

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]
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[The Three Godfathers] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script:
Laidlaw (signed)
Pencils:
Laidlaw (signed)
Inks:
Laidlaw (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Rin-Tin-Tin Jr.; Joe E. Brown

[Fang Gow of China, Part 21] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Barry O'Neil; Legrand; Jean Legrand; Fang Gow (villain)
Synopsis:
Barry, Jean, and LeGrand attempt to escape, but only Jean is in the plane when it takes off.

Indexer Notes

Formerly Barry O'Neil and Fang Gow of China.

["That Napoleon had been quick to see the possibilities of Fulton's steam ship..."] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer [as H.C. Kiefer]
Inks:
A. D. Kiefer
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Napoleon

[People of the Red Planet, Part 7] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mark Marson; Monty; Gail Hillary; King Sarno (villain)
Synopsis:
Mark and Monty escape through a window, while Gail is saved from a fate worse than death but is still a captive.

Indexer Notes

Story printed in duotone (red and black).

In the Wilderness [Part 9] (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:
The boys are attacked by a grizzly bear.

["I've been trying to tell you..."] (Table of Contents: 21)

Just Jokes / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Entire production conceived and produced by Whit Ellsworth and Joe Miller.

["After arriving back in camp with the body of our companion..."] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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

Genre:
adventure

["In Tampa Town it's fine cigars..."] (Table of Contents: 23)

Sam the Porter / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sam

Indexer Notes

Story printed in duotone (red and black).

["When a white horse is born its coat is black..."] (Table of Contents: 24)

Do You Know? / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
A. D. Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Duotone in red and black.

[Episode 11] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Madame Bonancieux; D'Artagnan
Synopsis:
D'Artagnan saves M. Bonancieux from the Cardinal's men.

Indexer Notes

adapted from the Alexandre Dumas novel

[Alaskan Adventure, Part 7] (Table of Contents: 26)

Bob Merritt / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bob Merritt; Dicky Saunders; Buzz; Shorty; Tex; Prospector Jake; Monk
Synopsis:
Bob is captured by the Asians. The gangsters wait to attack until they know where the gold is. Bob's friends take off in search of him.

["Oh boy! Ain't dis swell..."] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Pencils:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Inks:
Creig Flessel (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Hanko
Synopsis:
Hanko reads a book on whittling and can't stop.

["Look! Thru those trees, it look's like water..."] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Brad Hardy; Prince Kardos
Synopsis:
Brad and Kardos discover an underwater city where they can breathe like they were on land.

Indexer Notes

Story printed in duotone (red and black).

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

Talk about Talkies / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Bert Wheeler; Robert Woolsey

[Linda's Stepmother, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; children
Characters:
Linda; Silas Flint; Linda's stepmother
Synopsis:
When Linda's stepmother shows up and tries to take custody, Silas Flint "kidnaps" Linda and they both run away on a long adventure.

[The Secret Mine, Part 4] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script:
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils:
Will Ely [as Will Georgi] (signed)
Inks:
Will Ely [as Will Georgi] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Jack Woods; Mrs. Harkins; Val Stanton; Hines; Fagin
Synopsis:
Jack and Fagin are trapped by a mine cave-in.

["Okay, coach, I'll try out for the tennis team..."] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script:
Creig Flessel
Pencils:
Creig Flessel
Inks:
Creig Flessel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Pep Morgan; Coach
Synopsis:
Pep tries to play lacrosse.

[The Lord of Life, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 33)

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; Custer the Butler
Synopsis:
Occult discovers that Nita Crane's tomb is emtpy.

[The Dan Bowers Case, Part 5] (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Script:
Jerry Siegel (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks:
Joe Shuster (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Radio Squad [Sandy Kean]; Dan Bowers (villain); Bugs Brighty (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Sandy goes seemingly berserk and arrests every connected hoodlum in town, daring the authorities to let them out again.
Reprints:

[Island Adventure, Part 11] (Table of Contents: 35)

Woozy Watts / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Woozie Watts; Smith
Synopsis:
Woozie meets another prisoner on the island, a girl named Smith.

[The Arsonist, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 36)

Johnnie Law / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Ely
Pencils:
Will Ely [as Will Georgi]
Inks:
Will Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Johnnie Law (intro); Tim; Mrs. Ashley
Synopsis:
Johnnie saves an orphan boy from a fire set by an arsonist and then asks the fellow to come live with him.

[The Knife] (Table of Contents: 37)

Trissie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tom Folliard
Pencils:
Tom Folliard
Inks:
Tom Folliard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Trissie
Synopsis:
Trissie brings a large knife to the neighborhood sharpener, thus fomenting all kinds of consternation about the town.

Mystery! Adventure! Thrills! (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Better Than Ever!
    New Adventure Comics
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [The Brain, Part 2]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  5. 4. [The Kidnapping of Spike, Part 2]
    Spike Spalding
  6. 5. ["He flies through the air with the greatest of ease..."]
    Just for Fun
  7. 6. Big Prizes and Cash Profits!
    The Crowell Publishing Co.
  8. 7. ["Ask for the big 'New Book of Comics' 10¢ at F. W. Woolworth Co. Stores"]
    New Book of Comics
  9. 8. ["Be careful of that mouse-trap - John!"]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. ["One of these ads sounds very good..."]
    Hap the Sap
  12. 11. The Battle of Hastings
    The Magic Crystal of History
  13. 12. [The Smugglers, Part 3]
    Wing Brady
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Fun Club
  15. 14. [Episode 20]
    Ivanhoe
  16. 15. ["My angel! My dream girl!"]
    Alger's Variety Show
  17. 16. [The Three Godfathers]
    Straight from Hollywood
  18. 17. [Fang Gow of China, Part 21]
    Barry O'Neill
  19. 18. ["That Napoleon had been quick to see the possibilities of Fulton's steam ship..."]
    Just Suppose
  20. 19. [People of the Red Planet, Part 7]
    Mark Marson of the Interplanetary Police
  21. 20. In the Wilderness [Part 9]
    The Bradley Boys
  22. 21. ["I've been trying to tell you..."]
    Just Jokes
  23. 22. ["After arriving back in camp with the body of our companion..."]
    Thrilling True Stories
  24. 23. ["In Tampa Town it's fine cigars..."]
    Sam the Porter
  25. 24. ["When a white horse is born its coat is black..."]
    Do You Know?
  26. 25. [Episode 11]
    The Three Musketeers
  27. 26. [Alaskan Adventure, Part 7]
    Bob Merritt
  28. 27. ["Oh boy! Ain't dis swell..."]
    Hanko the Cowhand
  29. 28. ["Look! Thru those trees, it look's like water..."]
    Brad Hardy
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Talk about Talkies
  31. 30. [Linda's Stepmother, Part 2]
    Little Linda
  32. 31. [The Secret Mine, Part 4]
    Jack Woods
  33. 32. ["Okay, coach, I'll try out for the tennis team..."]
    Pep Morgan
  34. 33. [The Lord of Life, Part 2]
    Dr. Occult
  35. 34. [The Dan Bowers Case, Part 5]
    Radio Squad
  36. 35. [Island Adventure, Part 11]
    Woozy Watts
  37. 36. [The Arsonist, Part 1]
    Johnnie Law
  38. 37. [The Knife]
    Trissie
  39. 38. Mystery! Adventure! Thrills!
    Detective Comics
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Allen Ross
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Pat Lang
  • Bob Hughes