New Comics #v1#1
(December 1935)

DC, 1935 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
84
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1935
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Allied Newspaper Syndicate, Inc.
Editing
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson (editor, publisher); William H. Cook (managing editor); John F. Mahon (business manager); Vin Sullivan [as Vincent A. Sullivan] (assistant editor)
Color
Full Color, Duotone, and Black and White
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint Interior, Paper Covers (#1-6); Glossy Covers (#7-11)
Binding
Saddle-Stitched

Issue Notes

Indicia at top of inside front cover underneath the subtitle "The International Picture Story Magazine" and the editorial credits:

Published monthly by National Allied Newspaper Syndicate, Inc., 420 De Soto Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. Editorial Office, 373 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Second class entry pending at post office, St. Louis, Mo. under the act of March 3, 1879. Subscription rates: 12 issues in the United States, its possessions, and Mexico, South America and Spain—$1.00: elsewhere $2.60. Single copies 10 cents—(in Canada, 15 cents). The publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts and drawings. Due care will be exercised in handling them. All drawings and manuscripts must be accompanied by sufficient postage for their return. Contents of this magazine may not be reprinted without permission of the publisher. Printed in U. S. A. Copyright 1935, National Allied Newspaper Syndicate, Inc. For advertising rates, address Advertising Dept., New Comics, 375 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jibby Jones / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Jibby Jones
Reprints

Give the Kid a Break! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Pastime Novelty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Salute! (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction (centered text column) surrounded by 16 various panels of comic art. The introduction is signed by The Editors.

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

Now--When I Was a Boy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Leo O'Mealia [as Leo]
Pencils
Leo O'Mealia [as Leo]
Inks
Leo O'Mealia [as Leo]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look! Now -- When I was a boy - To find a horseshoe was considered luck...
Genre
humor
Characters
Uncle Chris (only appearance)

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

Sir Loin of Beef / comic story / 1.87 pages (report information)

Script
R. G. Leffingwell
Pencils
R. G. Leffingwell (signed)
Inks
R. G. Leffingwell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And stay out!
Genre
humor
Characters
Sir Loin of Beef; Cowhide

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

Axel / comic story / 0.13 page (report information)

Script
R. G. Leffingwell
Pencils
R. G. Leffingwell (signed)
Inks
R. G. Leffingwell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Axel

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

Billy the Kid / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Whitney Ellsworth [as Whit Ellsworth] (signed)
Pencils
Whitney Ellsworth [as Whit Ellsworth] (signed)
Inks
Whitney Ellsworth [as Whit Ellsworth] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Billy! Wait up fer a minit!
Genre
children
Characters
Billy the Kid (a boy); Pudge

[Knife Ambush, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 7)

Sagebrush n' Cactus / comic story / 3.87 pages (report information)

Script
R. G. Leffingwell
Pencils
R. G. Leffingwell (signed)
Inks
R. G. Leffingwell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Sagebrush; Cactus; Betty

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

Fanny / comic story / 0.13 page (report information)

Script
R. G. Leffingwell
Pencils
R. G. Leffingwell (signed)
Inks
R. G. Leffingwell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

[Episode One] (Table of Contents: 9)

Vikings / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson ?
Pencils
Rolland H. Livingstone
Inks
Rolland H. Livingstone
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
King Harald; Sigrid; Hagbard; Theseta; Ivar (Sigrid's baby); Kol; Hugin (Odin's raven); Munin (Odin's raven)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Jerry Bails.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

J. Worthington Blimp, Esq. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer
Inks
Sheldon Mayer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well folks, you are now looking at a man who will undoubtedly get his name down on the immortal pages of history...
Genre
humor
Characters
J. Worthington Blimp

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

The Tinker Twins at Penn Point / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Archibald
Pencils
Joe Archibald
Inks
Joe Archibald
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heh heh! Yep, Flea. Pa said we would get along swell here at Penn Point...
Characters
Hooty; Flea Tinker

Indexer Notes

Only appearance.

Sawbones, C.O.D. (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Archibald
Pencils
Joe Archibald
Inks
Joe Archibald
Letters
typeset

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

More Fun / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Hey! Fellers! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Pastime Novelty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

It's Magic / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Andrini the Great]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Petey the Pup (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Constance Naar
Pencils
Constance Naar
Inks
Constance Naar
Letters
typeset

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

Needles / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Stahl
Pencils
Al Stahl
Inks
Al Stahl
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well - Ive just finished a correspondence course...
Genre
humor
Characters
Needles

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

Dizzy and Daffy / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bo Brown
Pencils
Bo Brown
Inks
Bo Brown
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I thought I recognized that windup...
Genre
humor
Characters
Dizzy; Daffy

17-20 In the Black [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 19)

Jim Gale / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Cooper [as Billy Weston]
Pencils
Tom Cooper [as Billy Weston]
Inks
Tom Cooper [as Billy Weston]
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jim Gale; Kim

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jerry Bails.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
A. D. Kiefer
Pencils
H. C. Kiefer
Inks
H. C. Kiefer
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That the victorious Gauls in their stealthy approach on Rome...

Lesson I: Pen Lines (Table of Contents: 21)

Cartoon Corner / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Randall
Pencils
Stan Randall [as Stanley] (signed)
Inks
Stan Randall [as Stanley] (signed)
Letters
Stan Randall ?

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

The Pixie Puzzle Adventures / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Matt Curzon
Pencils
Matt Curzon
Inks
Matt Curzon
Letters
?

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

Chikko Chakko / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ellis Edwards
Pencils
Ellis Edwards
Inks
Ellis Edwards
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Caramba! A new hole in my zapas!
Genre
humor
Characters
Chikko Chakko

A Voyage To Lilliput (Table of Contents: 24)

Gulliver's Travels / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Gulliver; Lilliputians
Reprints

Indexer Notes

adapted from GULLIVER'S TRAVELS by Jonathan Swift

[Giving Up His Seat & Helping a Man in Need] (Table of Contents: 25)

Freddie Bell / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Matt Curzon
Pencils
Matt Curzon
Inks
Matt Curzon
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Freddie Bell

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Sister and Brother / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Emma McKean [as Ema Keen]
Pencils
Emma McKean [as Ema Keen]
Inks
Emma McKean [as Ema Keen]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hold the camera steady, Sister...
Characters
Sister; Brother (only appearance)

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

Bunco the Bear / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dave Ruth
Pencils
Dave Ruth
Inks
Dave Ruth
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
-And don't call on my daughter again...
Characters
Bunco the Bear (only appearance)

[The Travel Twins] (Table of Contents: 28)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Emma McKean
Pencils
Emma McKean
Inks
Emma McKean
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

A paper doll page and a coloring page with poem.

[Sons of the Red Cormorant, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 29)

"Wing" Walker / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Thor]
Pencils
? [as Thor]
Inks
? [as Thor]
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
"Wing" Walker; Sons of the Red Cormorant; Nipper

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Cap'n Spinniker / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Cooper
Pencils
Tom Cooper
Inks
Tom Cooper
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cap'n Spinniker starts boring beneath the ice...
Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Previous appearance in New Fun #v1#6 (1/5 pg. strip) as Captain Spinacker.

An Important Stamp (Table of Contents: 31)

Stamps and Coins / text article / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Big Premium Offer (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

New Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Hobbies / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Danny Ryan
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Sports / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Archibald [as Archie]
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; sports

They Started Young! (Table of Contents: 35)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Archibald
Pencils
Joe Archibald
Inks
Joe Archibald
Letters
Joe Archibald

Genre
sports

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

Worth-While Films to Watch For / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Josephine Craig
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

The Book Shelf / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Connie Naar
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Includes "The Radio Dialer."

[Episode One] (Table of Contents: 38)

Captain Quick / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils
Jon Blummer [as John Elby]
Inks
Jon Blummer
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Captain Quick; Marjorie Barlow; Lord Barlow
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Jerry Bails.

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

Jibby Jones / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jibby, am leaving you money to get your hair cut...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Jibby Jones

[The Time Machine, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 40)

The Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer
Inks
Sheldon Mayer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Oliver Weed; Uriah Mowcher; Fritz

[The Secret Cruise, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 41)

Ray and Gail / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Clem Gretter
Pencils
Clem Gretter
Inks
Clem Gretter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ray Coveal; Gail Coeval; John Coeval; Mary Coeval; Willie Gewgaw

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 42)

Allan De Beaufort / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils
Rafael Astarita
Inks
Rafael Astarita
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Allan, forced by treachery to find sanctuary among the enemies of the True Cross...
Genre
historical
Characters
Allan De Beaufort (only appearance)

Indexer Notes

Compare art to King Arthur in issue 3. Writer credit from Jerry Bails.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

Dickie Duck / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Matt Curzon
Pencils
Matt Curzon
Inks
Matt Curzon
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey you! Make yourself useful around here-
Genre
humor
Characters
Dickie Duck

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 44)

Peter and Ho-lah-an / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rolland H. Livingstone [as Liv]
Pencils
Rolland H. Livingstone [as Liv]
Inks
Rolland H. Livingstone [as Liv]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Peter had a dog called Rab and a ram named Loki...
Characters
Peter; Ho-lah-an

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

It's a Dern Lie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
R. G. Leffingwell
Pencils
R. G. Leffingwell (signed)
Inks
R. G. Leffingwell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Utah Falcon, my great-grandfather, was a renowned hunter...

Indexer Notes

"As told by G. W. Falcon, Evanston, Ill"

Little Miss Muffet Play Sets for Little Misses (Table of Contents: 46) (Expand) /

Pastime Novelty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Real... Shirley Temple Doll! (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

Pastime Novelty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Jibby Jones
  2. 1. Give the Kid a Break!
    Pastime Novelty Co.
  3. 2. Salute!
  4. 3. ["Look! Now -- When I was a boy - To find a horseshoe was considered luck..."]
    Now--When I Was a Boy
  5. 4. ["And stay out!"]
    Sir Loin of Beef
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Axel
  7. 6. ["Hey, Billy! Wait up fer a minit!"]
    Billy the Kid
  8. 7. [Knife Ambush, Part 1]
    Sagebrush n' Cactus
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Fanny
  10. 9. [Episode One]
    Vikings
  11. 10. ["Well folks, you are now looking at a man who will undoubtedly get his name down on the immortal pages of history..."]
    J. Worthington Blimp, Esq.
  12. 11. ["Heh heh! Yep, Flea. Pa said we would get along swell here at Penn Point..."]
    The Tinker Twins at Penn Point
  13. 12. Sawbones, C.O.D.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    More Fun
  15. 14. Hey! Fellers!
    Pastime Novelty Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    It's Magic
  17. 16. Petey the Pup
  18. 17. ["Well - Ive just finished a correspondence course..."]
    Needles
  19. 18. ["I thought I recognized that windup..."]
    Dizzy and Daffy
  20. 19. 17-20 In the Black [Part 1]
    Jim Gale
  21. 20. ["That the victorious Gauls in their stealthy approach on Rome..."]
    Just Suppose
  22. 21. Lesson I: Pen Lines
    Cartoon Corner
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    The Pixie Puzzle Adventures
  24. 23. ["Caramba! A new hole in my zapas!"]
    Chikko Chakko
  25. 24. A Voyage To Lilliput
    Gulliver's Travels
  26. 25. [Giving Up His Seat & Helping a Man in Need]
    Freddie Bell
  27. 26. ["Hold the camera steady, Sister..."]
    Sister and Brother
  28. 27. ["-And don't call on my daughter again..."]
    Bunco the Bear
  29. 28. [The Travel Twins]
  30. 29. [Sons of the Red Cormorant, Part 1]
    "Wing" Walker
  31. 30. ["Cap'n Spinniker starts boring beneath the ice..."]
    Cap'n Spinniker
  32. 31. An Important Stamp
    Stamps and Coins
  33. 32. Big Premium Offer
    New Comics
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Hobbies
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Sports
  36. 35. They Started Young!
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
    Worth-While Films to Watch For
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    The Book Shelf
  39. 38. [Episode One]
    Captain Quick
  40. 39. ["Jibby, am leaving you money to get your hair cut..."]
    Jibby Jones
  41. 40. [The Time Machine, Part 1]
    The Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed
  42. 41. [The Secret Cruise, Part 1]
    Ray and Gail
  43. 42. ["Allan, forced by treachery to find sanctuary among the enemies of the True Cross..."]
    Allan De Beaufort
  44. 43. ["Hey you! Make yourself useful around here-"]
    Dickie Duck
  45. 44. ["Peter had a dog called Rab and a ram named Loki..."]
    Peter and Ho-lah-an
  46. 45. ["Utah Falcon, my great-grandfather, was a renowned hunter..."]
    It's a Dern Lie
  47. 46. Little Miss Muffet Play Sets for Little Misses
    Pastime Novelty Co.
  48. 47. A Real... Shirley Temple Doll!
    Pastime Novelty Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mark Sangster
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin