New Fun #v1#1
(February 1935)

DC, 1935 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD; 0.25 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1935-01-11
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Allied Publications, Inc.
Editing
Lloyd Jacquet (editor); Dick Loederer (art editor); Sheldon H. Stark (cartoon editor); H. D. Cushing (advertising manager); Rexford L. May (circulation manager); Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (president)
Color
Black and White (#1-2), Partially in Color (#3-6)
Dimensions
10" x 15"
Paper Stock
Newsprint Interior, Glossy Covers (#1-3); Paper Covers (#4-6)
Binding
Saddle-Stitched

Issue Notes

Credits based 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 by Roy Thomas in Alter Ego #88 (some words are unclear due to the small print, and may have minor transcription errors):

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; B. 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 envelops 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." That tells us when this issue went on sale, and was printed on the presses used by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper.

In addition to the single-row Oswald strips listed here, there were no doubt several other single-row fillers that are unknown (these have been confirmed in issue #2). Which other pages included fillers and how many there were is currently unknown.


[Don Nogales - Cattle Rustler, Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Jack Woods / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils
Lyman Anderson (signed)
Inks
Lyman Anderson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; western-frontier
Characters
Jack Woods (introduction); Don Nogales (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Jack is captured in the middle of the night by Don Nogales and his assistant Miguel. The men carry him to Don Nogales' ranch in Mexico. Once arrived there, Jack manages to ditch the custody of Miguel by his own physical prowess, throwing him to the ground and taking away his gun. When he goes in search of Don Nogales, the fallen man stands with the intention of throwing a knife at Jack.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The cover is a one-page story.

Hello Everybody: Here's the New Magazine You've Been Waiting For! (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson ?
Pencils
Dick Loederer (signed)
Inks
Dick Loederer
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Table of contents and an introductory essay about the comic, plus the indicia and a coupon soliciting reader feedback.

[The Gavonian Affair, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Sandra of the Secret Service / comic story / 0.84 page (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils
Charles Flanders
Inks
Charles Flanders
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sandra (introduction); Lothar (introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Oswald the Rabbit / comic story / 0.16 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Stark ?
Pencils
John Lindermayer
Inks
John Lindermayer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Oswald the Rabbit (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Jigger and Ginger / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Adolph Shus
Inks
Adolph Shus
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jigger (introduction); Ginger (introduction)

Indexer Notes

not Joe Shuster

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

Barry O'Neill / comic story / 0.84 page (report information)

Script
Lawrence Lariar
Pencils
Lawrence Lariar
Inks
Lawrence Lariar
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I know why you have sent for me Le Grande- It is about that arch fiend...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Barry O'Neill (introduction); Le Grande (introduction); Fu-Yah; Ivan; Fang Gow

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

Oswald the Rabbit / comic story / 0.16 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Stark ?
Pencils
John Lindermayer
Inks
John Lindermayer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

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

Magic Crystal of History / comic story / 0.84 page (report information)

Script
Adolphe Barreaux
Pencils
Adolphe Barreaux
Inks
Adolphe Barreaux
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, it's going to rain! We'll never get home!
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Bobby (introduction); Binks (introduction)
Reprints

Whew! Figure-Eights, Backward an' -- Again! (Table of Contents: 8)

Oswald the Rabbit / comic story / 0.16 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Stark ?
Pencils
John Lindermayer
Inks
John Lindermayer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

[The Bedouins, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 9)

Wing Brady / comic story / 0.84 page (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils
Henry Kiefer [as de Kerosett] (signed)
Inks
Henry Kiefer [as de Kerosett] (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Wing Brady (introduction); Slim (introduction); Corporal Levun (introduction); un-named Foreign Legion Captain (introduction); a group of Bedouins (villains, introduction, some die)
Synopsis
Wing and Slim, after spotting code signals from Corporal Levun and his men, who are being attacked by hostile Bedouins, get permission from the Captain to try and rescue the men.
Reprints

Gosh, What's Happenin' Now?? (Table of Contents: 10)

Oswald the Rabbit / comic story / 0.16 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Ivanhoe / comic story / 0.84 page (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils
Charles Flanders [as C F]
Inks
Charles Flanders [as C F]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Towards the sunset of an English day, two men, Wamba the Jester and Gurth, swineherd, were discussing the subject of dogs.
Genre
historical
Characters
Wilfred of Ivanhoe (introduction; not named, referred to as "a stranger"); Wamba (introduction); Gurth (introduction); Prior Aymor (introduction); Brian (introduction); Cedric the Saxon (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Sir Walter Scott's novel. Art is not by Tom Cooper as previously stated.

Ah, an Idea -- And It Works!! (Table of Contents: 12)

Oswald the Rabbit / comic story / 0.16 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Reprints

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

Judge Perkins / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bert Salg [as Bert]
Pencils
Bert Salg [as Bert]
Inks
Bert Salg [as Bert]
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Judge Perkins (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Signature matches Burt Salg's signature on book covers.

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

Don Drake / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch (signed)
Pencils
Clemens Gretter (signed) [as Clem. Gretta]
Inks
Clemens Gretter
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don! Our balloon is breaking away!
Genre
science fiction; sword and sorcery
Characters
Don Drake (introduction); Betty (introduction); Midget men
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Loco Luke / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren]
Pencils
Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren]
Inks
Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren]
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Loco Luke (introduction); Black Dan (villain; introduction)
Reprints

[Spook Ranch] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson [as Roger Furlong]
Pencils
Charles Flanders [as C F]
Inks
Charles Flanders [as C F]
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Scrub Hardy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Archibald
Pencils
Joe Archibald
Inks
Joe Archibald
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Scrub Hardy (introduction)

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

Jack Andrews / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lyman Anderson
Pencils
Lyman Anderson
Inks
Lyman Anderson
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Andrews (introduction)

Bathysphere, A Martian Dream (Table of Contents: 19)

text article / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
Dr. William Beebe
Synopsis
Factual description of Dr. Beebe's use of the Bathysphere to explore the oceans.
Reprints

The Insult That Made a Man out of "Mac" (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Sports / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Archibald
Pencils
Joe Archibald
Inks
Joe Archibald
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

In the Movies / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo?)
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

On the Radio / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lloyd Jacquet ?
Pencils
? (photo?)
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

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

Model Aircraft / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Loederer [as Loe]
Inks
Dick Loederer [as Loe]
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Aviation / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

How to Build a Model of Hendrik Hudson's Half Moon (Table of Contents: 26)

Ship Models / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Weinstein
Pencils
Robert Weinstein
Inks
Robert Weinstein
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Cap'n Erik / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Weinstein
Pencils
Robert Weinstein
Inks
Robert Weinstein
Letters
?

Characters
Cap'n Erik (introduction)

[Indian Ambush, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 28)

Buckskin Jim / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eugene J. Koscik [as K]
Pencils
Eugene J. Koscik [as K]
Inks
Eugene J. Koscik [as K]
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buckskin Jim (introduction); Trapper Pete (introduction)
Reprints

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

Popular Science / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lloyd Jacquet ?
Pencils
Dick Loederer [as Loe]
Inks
Dick Loederer [as Loe]
Letters
typeset

Beginning a Collection (Table of Contents: 30)

Stamps and Coins / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Loederer [as Loe]
Inks
Dick Loederer [as Loe]
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Young Homemaker / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Loederer [as Loe]
Inks
Dick Loederer [as Loe]
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is no more important part of the home than the kitchen

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

After School / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom McNamara
Pencils
Tom McNamara
Inks
Tom McNamara
Letters
?

Characters
Lefty (introduction); Slimsy (introduction); Lefty's uncle (introduction); Old Man Spinks (introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Caveman Capers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Loederer
Pencils
Dick Loederer
Inks
Dick Loederer
Letters
?

Characters
Ur (introduction); Wur (introduction)

1st Episode: Tad among the Pirates (Table of Contents: 34)

Fun Films / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Adolphe Barreaux
Pencils
Adolphe Barreaux
Inks
Adolphe Barreaux
Letters
?

Characters
Tad (introduction)

Indexer Notes

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 (description based on the feature as seen in issue #2).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Bubby and Beevil / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Meet happy-go-lucky Bubby with his clattering wooden shoes and big pointed cap...
Genre
humor
Characters
Bubby (introduction); Beevil (introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

Pelion and Ossa / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Heywood Kevin ?
Pencils
Heywood Kevin ?
Inks
Heywood Kevin ?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Pelion (introduction); Ossa (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Characters are named after two mountains in Greece. Ancient myths refer to "piling Pelion on Ossa" in order to reach the gods.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 37)

2023: Super-Police / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch (signed)
Pencils
Clemens Gretter (signed)
Inks
Clemens Gretter (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is the new plane ready, Professor Shanley?
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rex (introduction); Professor Shanley (introduction); Joan Shanley (introduction, the professor's daughter)
Synopsis
Rex and friends leave for the Galapagos Islands in Professor Shanley's new invention, the Hi-Lo (a stratoplane-submarine), to investigate the disappearance of five U.S. ships.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

Tom Mix and His Ralston Straight Shooters; Ralston Wheat Cereal / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Don Nogales - Cattle Rustler, Part 1]
    Jack Woods
  2. 1. Hello Everybody: Here's the New Magazine You've Been Waiting For!
  3. 2. [The Gavonian Affair, Part 1]
    Sandra of the Secret Service
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Oswald the Rabbit
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Jigger and Ginger
  6. 5. ["I know why you have sent for me Le Grande- It is about that arch fiend..."]
    Barry O'Neill
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Oswald the Rabbit
  8. 7. ["Gosh, it's going to rain! We'll never get home!"]
    Magic Crystal of History
  9. 8. Whew! Figure-Eights, Backward an' -- Again!
    Oswald the Rabbit
  10. 9. [The Bedouins, Part 1]
    Wing Brady
  11. 10. Gosh, What's Happenin' Now??
    Oswald the Rabbit
  12. 11. ["Towards the sunset of an English day, two men, Wamba the Jester and Gurth, swineherd, were discussing the subject of dogs."]
    Ivanhoe
  13. 12. Ah, an Idea -- And It Works!!
    Oswald the Rabbit
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Judge Perkins
  15. 14. ["Don! Our balloon is breaking away!"]
    Don Drake
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Loco Luke
  17. 16. [Spook Ranch]
    Jack Woods
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Scrub Hardy
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Jack Andrews
  20. 19. Bathysphere, A Martian Dream
  21. 20. The Insult That Made a Man out of "Mac"
    Charles Atlas
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Sports
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    In the Movies
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    On the Radio
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Model Aircraft
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Aviation
  27. 26. How to Build a Model of Hendrik Hudson's Half Moon
    Ship Models
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Cap'n Erik
  29. 28. [Indian Ambush, Part 1]
    Buckskin Jim
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    Popular Science
  31. 30. Beginning a Collection
    Stamps and Coins
  32. 31. ["There is no more important part of the home than the kitchen"]
    Young Homemaker
  33. 32. [no title indexed]
    After School
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Caveman Capers
  35. 34. 1st Episode: Tad among the Pirates
    Fun Films
  36. 35. ["Meet happy-go-lucky Bubby with his clattering wooden shoes and big pointed cap..."]
    Bubby and Beevil
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    Pelion and Ossa
  38. 37. ["Is the new plane ready, Professor Shanley?"]
    2023: Super-Police
  39. 38. ["Jimmy and Jane passing a window, overhear Spooky Farrow and his band of smugglers..."]
    Tom Mix and His Ralston Straight Shooters; Ralston Wheat Cereal
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Mark Waid
  • Gabriel Gilles
  • Katie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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