More Fun Comics #v2#9 (21)
(June 1937)

DC, 1936 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1937-05-01
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

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".

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
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)

New Adventure Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.7 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Carson; Federal Men

Indexer Notes

House ad for New Adventure Comics #16. Inside front cover.

[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.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He flies through the air with the greatest of ease...
Genre
humor

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ask for the big 'New Book of Comics' 10¢ at F. W. Woolworth Co. Stores

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

cartoon / 0.35 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Be careful of that mouse-trap - John!

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

advertisement / 0.15 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One of these ads sounds very good...
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

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My angel! My dream girl!
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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Formerly Barry O'Neil and Fang Gow of China.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That Napoleon had been quick to see the possibilities of Fulton's steam ship...
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.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've been trying to tell you...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After arriving back in camp with the body of our companion...
Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Tampa Town it's fine cigars...
Genre
humor
Characters
Sam

Indexer Notes

Story printed in duotone (red and black).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When a white horse is born its coat is black...
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.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh boy! Ain't dis swell...
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Hanko
Synopsis
Hanko reads a book on whittling and can't stop.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look! Thru those trees, it look's like water...
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.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, coach, I'll try out for the tennis team...
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)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. House ad for Detective Comics #4.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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