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." 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.
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.
The cover is a one-page story.
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.
not Joe Shuster
Adapted from Sir Walter Scott's novel. Art is not by Tom Cooper as previously stated.
Signature matches Burt Salg's signature on book covers.
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).
Characters are named after two mountains in Greece. Ancient myths refer to "piling Pelion on Ossa" in order to reach the gods.