Credits based in part on Jerry Bails' notes.
While Lloyd Jacquet claimed that the indicia title of this issue is actually "Fun Comics #1," this is not the case, as shown in the complete indicia as reproduced in Alter Ego (TwoMorrows Publishing, 1999 series) #88 and Famous First Edition: New Fun #1 (DC, 2020 series) #C-63.
New FUN is published monthly at 49 West 45th Street, New York, N. Y., by National Allied Publications, Inc.; Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, President; T. J. B. Nicholson, Treasurer; Richard Heins, Asst. Treasurer; R. Andreen, Secretary. Second-class entry pending at the Post Office, Brooklyn, New York. Printed in U.S.A. Copyright 1935, by National Allied Publications, Inc. Single copies, 10 cents; (25 cents in Canada). Subscription price, twelve issues, $1.00 in the United States, Mexico, and American possessions. To all other foreign countries in the Postal Union, $2.60 payable in advance and including postage. The publishers cannot accept responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts or cartoons, although care will be exercised in handling them. All manuscripts and drawings must be accompanied by stamped, self-addressed envelopes for their return if found unsuitable. The contents of this magazine must not be reprinted without permission. Inquiries concerning advertising should be addressed to the Advertising Manager, New FUN, 49 West 45th Street, New York, N. Y.
There is also a coupon on that page addressed: "To New FUN Magazine" asking readers to write in the eight things they like the best in New FUN, and also asking them to write in the name and address of the nearest movie theater.
In a memo dated 1-11-35, editor Lloyd Jacquet wrote this statement: "New FUN - hot off the Daily Eagle press - goes on sale today coast-to-coast." The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of that day also reported the magazine going on sale that day "on the newsstands of the principal cities throughout the United States." That tells us when this issue went on sale, and was printed on the presses used by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper.
Due to its historical significance, the text of the January 11, 1935 Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper article is given thus:
"New Fun Magazine For Juveniles Out
New Fun is the title of a juvenile magazine that appeared for the first time today on the newsstands of the principal cities throughout the United States, according to an announcement made by Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, president of National Allied Publications, Inc., 49 W. 45th St.
Major Nicholson has secured the co-operation of The Eagle for the publication of this tabloid-size monthly periodical which is designed to please “boys and girls from 2 to 90” with its predominant pictorial contents of new comic strips and special departments devoted to aircraft, sports, the radio and the movies.
Lloyd Jacquet, formerly on the staff of The Eagle, is the editor of New Fun, which is to be converted from a monthly to a weekly in the near future. He is assisted by Sheldon H. Stark as cartoon editor, Dick Loederer, who was art director in charge of animated cartoons for Van Beuren-RKO Film Corp., is art director of New Fun."
The cover is a one-page story. Based on "The Aristocrat" from Adventure magazine (June 1, 1928).
Table of contents and an introductory essay about the comic, plus the indicia and a coupon soliciting reader feedback.
Oswald, originally a Disney creation and visually the immediate predecessor of Mickey Mouse, was at this point owned by Universal Pictures. According to Bob Rozakis at http://www.comicsbulletin.com/bobro/103767090390785.htm it was probably the presence of this licensed feature that discouraged DC from reprinting this issue as part of their Millennium Edition reprint series, despite its historic significance.
As there never was an Oswald newspaper strip, these are not reprints. They also feature the black furred version of Oswald, not the then current white-furred version.
This is not Joe Shuster.
Based on "The Horror of Fang Gow" from Top-Notch Magazine (February 1933).
Adapted from Sir Walter Scott's novel. Art is not by Tom Cooper as previously stated.
Signature matches Bert Salg's signature on book covers.
Text story with illustrations.
Photographs of radio stars from Buck Rogers and Thrills of Tomorrow.
Lives of a Bengal Lancer, Rustlers of Red Gap, Sequoia, David Copperfield
Tips for a young homemaker.
Strips of square frames of art and text designed to be cut out and viewed through "screen" which is another cutout in a larger panel.
Characters are named after two mountains in Greece. Ancient myths refer to "piling Pelion on Ossa" in order to reach the gods.
Page includes a pantomime strip by Dick Loederer promoting New Fun at the bottom.