New Comics #v1#2
(January 1936)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sagebrush n' Cactus / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
R. G. Leffingwell
Inks
R. G. Leffingwell
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Seasons Greetings
Genre
humor; western-frontier

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia. Inside front page (top).

Give the Kid a Break! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Gilbert / advertisement / 0.8 page (report information)

Greetings! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson
Pencils
Bill Cook (illustrations, signed)
Inks
Bill Cook (illustrations, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

editorial

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mm-mm-m!! I'm gettin' hungry thinkin' about it!!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Jibby Jones; Ma Jones
Synopsis
Jibby suggest having turkey for dinner, but his mother says it is too expensive, so she has ordered a chicken instead. Jibby takes a shotgun and goes hunting. He finds a turkey, but it is bigger than himself, and it gives Jibby a sound thrashing. At home he agrees with his mother than turkeys ARE too expensive.

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

Sir Loin of Beef / comic story / 1.83 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I call myself 'Knight Errant' Cowhide, because I seek wrongs to right...
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Sir Loin; Cowhide; Hash (introduction, a boy)
Synopsis
Sir Loin gives his last coin to an orphan boy.

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

Axel / comic story / 0.17 page (report information)

Script
R. G. Leffingwell
Pencils
R. G. Leffingwell
Inks
R. G. Leffingwell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

[Knife Ambush, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 7)

Sagebrush n' Cactus / comic story / 1.83 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Sagebrush; Cactus; Pickax Pete; Knife Ambush (villain)
Synopsis
Sagebrush and Cactus come upon the body of Pickax Pete and find a map to his gold strike.

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

Fanny / comic story / 0.17 page (report information)

Script
R. G. Leffingwell
Pencils
R. G. Leffingwell
Inks
R. G. Leffingwell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Fanny (a donkey)

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

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

Script
Matt Curzon (credited, signed)
Pencils
Matt Curzon (credited, signed)
Inks
Matt Curzon (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's not going to be a happy Christmas for Farmer Gray...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dickie Duck; Farmer Gray
Synopsis
Dickie captures three bank robbers

[Episode 1] (Table of Contents: 10)

Castaway Island / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Cooper (credited)
Pencils
Tom Cooper (credited)
Inks
Tom Cooper (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out on the Pacific...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Larry; Dot
Synopsis
After a storm at sea Larry and Dot find themselves alone on an abandoned sailing ship.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Billy!! I jes' saw Butch O'Brien give another feller a awful bad beatin'!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Billy the Kid; Butch O'Brien
Synopsis
Billy brags that he can lick the bully Butch O'Brien, and it turns out that he can.

[The Stagecoach, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 12)

J. Worthington Blimp, Esq. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer (credited)
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (credited)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, well, well...
Genre
humor
Characters
J. Worthington Blimp, Esq.; Juniper Jones; Willis Blimp
Synopsis
Blimp is on his way from New York to San Diego when he ends up in jail at Pottersville, Pennsylvania. There he meets Juniper Jones and they steal an historical stagecoach from the museum in order to continue their trip.

[Episode 2] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Vikings / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson ?
Pencils
R. H. Livingstone (credited as Livingstone)
Inks
R. H. Livingstone (credited as Livingstone)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The lovely Sigrid sits all day...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Sigrid; Jarl-eirik; Hagbard; Ivar son of Kol; Kol
Synopsis
Kol adopts the baby and names him Ivar. He is favored of Thor, but Loki means him mischief.

Big Linda's Revenge (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 3.33 pages (report information)

Script
Wallace Kirk (credited)
Pencils
Bill Cook (signed)
Inks
Bill Cook (signed)
Letters
typeset

Talk About Fun (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

More Fun / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

The Radio Dialer / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

These Cold Days (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Meccano / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Andrini the Great
Pencils
Bill Cook (signed)
Inks
Bill Cook (signed)
Letters
typeset

The Test of a Man (Table of Contents: 19)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rosemary Volk (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

[Getting into the Movies] (Table of Contents: 20)

Freddie Bell He Means Well / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Matt Curzon (credited, signed)
Pencils
Matt Curzon (credited, signed)
Inks
Matt Curzon (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One please.
Genre
humor
Characters
Freddie Bell

Indexer Notes

Pantomime strip.

[Sons of the Red Cormorant, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
? [as Thor] (credited and signed)
Pencils
? [as Thor] (credited and signed)
Inks
? [as Thor] (credited and signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Wing" Walker, kidnapped pilot...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
"Wing" Walker; Kolar (introduction, villain); Nipper; Red Cormorant

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

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

Script
A. D. Kiefer (credited)
Pencils
Henry Kiefer (credited as H. C. Kiefer)
Inks
Henry Kiefer (credited as H. C. Kiefer)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lincoln had been accepted when he applied for a minor clerkship...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Abraham Lincoln; Napoleon Buonaparte

Indexer Notes

Two "what if" tales.

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

Pastime Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Emma McKean (signed)
Pencils
Emma McKean (signed)
Inks
Emma McKean (signed)
Letters
?

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

Live and Learn / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Archibald (signed)
Pencils
Joe Archibald (signed)
Inks
Joe Archibald (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No living person knows what William Shakespear [sic] really looked like...
Genre
non-fiction

[The Train Robbery, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 25)

Captain Bill of the Rangers / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Allison [as W. M. Allison] (credited)
Pencils
Bill Allison [as W. M. Allison] (credited)
Inks
Bill Allison [as W. M. Allison] (credited)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Jane & Johnny...
Genre
adventure; children; western-frontier
Characters
Captain Bill (intro); Johnny; Jane; Uncle Bob
Synopsis
Johnny and Jane are traveling to Buffalo Junction to meet their Uncle Bob, when the train is held up. They tell Captain Bill, and later identify Rancher Lane's foreman as the outlaw.

[Part 2] (Table of Contents: 26)

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

Script
Jonathan Swift (original story) (credited); Walt Kelly ? (adaption)
Pencils
Walt Kelly (signed) (credited as Walter C. Kelly)
Inks
Walt Kelly (signed) (credited as Walter C. Kelly)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The tiny people cart Gulliver into the Town of Lilliput.
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Gulliver
Synopsis
Gulliver is provided with a house, while hundreds of chefs prepare a meal for him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Secret Cruise, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 27)

Ray and Gail / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Clem Gretter (credited as Clemens Gretter) (signed as gretter)
Pencils
Clem Gretter (credited as Clemens Gretter) (signed as gretter)
Inks
Clem Gretter (credited as Clemens Gretter) (signed as gretter)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Map! Map! Why Aunt Millie! What are you talking about?
Genre
adventure
Characters
Ray; Gail; Capt. Bill Gewgaw (Introduction); Aunt Millie (introduction); Sir Henry Ghaut; Willie Gewgaw; Joe Macula
Synopsis
Aunt Millie shows up and demands her map. She ends up staying on board. Gail has second thoughts about the trip.

Lesson 2: Comic Heads (Table of Contents: 28)

Cartoon Corner / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
how to draw feature

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

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

Script
Matt Curzon (signed)
Pencils
Matt Curzon (signed)
Inks
Matt Curzon (signed)
Letters
?

[Episode 2] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Jon Blummer (credited as John Elby)
Pencils
Jon Blummer (credited as John Elby)
Inks
Jon Blummer (credited as John Elby)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
1586 A.D. - Plymouth Harbor...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Captain Kendal Quick; Marjorie; Lord Barlow
Synopsis
With Lord Barlow in command and Kendal Quick as his second, the "Black Bess" sails south out of Plymouth to harry the Spanish fleet. On the second day a Spanish Man o'War is taken and the treasure laid out on deck. Lord Barlow decides to return on the Spanish vessel to England, and leaves Quick in command of the "Black Bess". Quick promises that under his command the treasure they just captured will be as nothing.
Reprints

17-20 On the Black [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 31)

Jim Gale / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Billy Weston (credited)
Pencils
Tom Cooper ?
Inks
Tom Cooper ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Receiving the pearls...
Genre
drama
Characters
Jim Gale; Kim; The Lady in Black
Synopsis
Pearls are stolen from the Lady in Black, and Kim fetches Jim to help out.

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

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

Script
Ellis Edwards (credited)
Pencils
Ellis Edwards (credited)
Inks
Ellis Edwards (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Si - Chicos! I dig worms for fishes!
Genre
humor
Characters
Chikko Chakko
Synopsis
Failing to catch any fish, he decides to serenade a senorita. She throws a fish at him, which he cooks and eats with gusto.

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Big Premium Offer (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

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

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

Hobbies / activity / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Ryan
Pencils
?; ? (photos)
Inks
?; ? (photos)
Letters
typeset

A Real... Shirley Temple Doll! (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

Shirley Temple Doll / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

The Book Shelf / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Rosemary Volk
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

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

Needles / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Stahl (credited, signed)
Pencils
Al Stahl (credited, signed)
Inks
Al Stahl (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ever since I've tried out my hair-cutting machine...
Genre
humor
Characters
Needles
Synopsis
Needles' hair has not grown back since his hair cutting machine exploded. A concoction fails to work, but after reading a blood-thirsty story he gets a full head of hair. Looking at the cover he finds it is "Hair-raising detective stories".

[The Time Machine, Part 2] (Table of Contents: 40)

The Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer (credited, signed)
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (credited, signed)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wrll, m'boy - Here we are 100 years behind the times...
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Mr. Weed; Professor Mowther; Fritz; Blumel the innkeeper; Abigail Blumel (his niece)
Synopsis
Weed, Mowther and little Fritz have traveled back in time one hundred years. Putting up at Blumel's inn, Weed falls head-over-heels for his niece Abigail.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

Capt'n Spiniker / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Cooper (credited)
Pencils
Tom Cooper (credited)
Inks
Tom Cooper (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gizzle me slivers ye spalpeens!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sternpipe; Spiniker; James
Synopsis
Spiniker discovers a submarine is hitching a ride on his stern.

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

Dare-Devil Dunk / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Randall (credited) (signed as Randall)
Pencils
Stan Randall (credited) (signed as Randall)
Inks
Stan Randall (credited) (signed as Randall)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If you're gonna be my manager...
Genre
humor
Characters
Dare-Devil Dunk (introduction); Drizzle (introduction)
Synopsis
Dunk is embarking on his stunting career, but his manager says they need capital. A sign in a window offers $200 to anyone who can make Mr. Gloom laugh. Dunk smashes the window with a brick and tickles Mr. Gloom, causing him to break up. The store owner says they owe him $150 for the window, and they tell him to take it out of the reward and demand the $50 balance.

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

Beany / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't know why - But things don't seem to be just right to me today!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Beany (introduction)
Synopsis
Weird things happen to Beany, such as giant cats, odd shaped buildings, having two shadows and trying to walk on a glued pavement. It turns out he was dreaming.

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

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

Script
R. H. Livingstone (credited as Liv)
Pencils
R. H. Livingstone (credited as Liv)
Inks
R. H. Livingstone (credited as Liv)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I made this target out of an old tire rim...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Peter; Ho-lah-an
Synopsis
Peter and Ho-lah-an are playing at target practice, but Ho-lah-an misses and shoots a farmer planting his garden, in the rear end. He gives chase but bumps into a woman with a basket of eggs. The eggs smash over the farmer's head and she chases him with a big stick, while the boys watch from an out building.

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

The Federal Men / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel (credited as Jerome Siegel)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (credited)
Inks
Joe Shuster (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blast it! You never miss!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Carson (introduction); Officer Walsh (villain); Kate Lane (villain, dies)
Synopsis
Steve discovers that Kate Lane and Patrolman Walsh are behind the kidnapping. Mayhem ensues.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 46)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our dog 'Scratcher' had a severe case of fleas...

Indexer Notes

Tall tales concerning fleas.

Little Miss Muffet Play Sets for Little Misses (Table of Contents: 47) (Expand) /

Little Miss Muffet Play Sets / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Factory to You (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

Remington Rand / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Seasons Greetings"]
    Sagebrush n' Cactus
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Give the Kid a Break!
    Gilbert
  4. 3. Greetings!
  5. 4. ["Mm-mm-m!! I'm gettin' hungry thinkin' about it!!"]
    Jibby Jones
  6. 5. ["I call myself 'Knight Errant' Cowhide, because I seek wrongs to right..."]
    Sir Loin of Beef
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Axel
  8. 7. [Knife Ambush, Part 2]
    Sagebrush n' Cactus
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Fanny
  10. 9. ["There's not going to be a happy Christmas for Farmer Gray..."]
    Dickie Duck
  11. 10. [Episode 1]
    Castaway Island
  12. 11. ["Hey, Billy!! I jes' saw Butch O'Brien give another feller a awful bad beatin'!"]
    Billy the Kid
  13. 12. [The Stagecoach, Part 1]
    J. Worthington Blimp, Esq.
  14. 13. [Episode 2]
    The Vikings
  15. 14. Big Linda's Revenge
  16. 15. Talk About Fun
    More Fun
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    The Radio Dialer
  18. 17. These Cold Days
    Meccano
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    It's Magic
  20. 19. The Test of a Man
  21. 20. [Getting into the Movies]
    Freddie Bell He Means Well
  22. 21. [Sons of the Red Cormorant, Part 2]
    "Wing" Walker
  23. 22. ["Lincoln had been accepted when he applied for a minor clerkship..."]
    Just Suppose
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Pastime Page
  25. 24. ["No living person knows what William Shakespear [sic] really looked like..."]
    Live and Learn
  26. 25. [The Train Robbery, Part 1]
    Captain Bill of the Rangers
  27. 26. [Part 2]
    Gulliver's Travels
  28. 27. [The Secret Cruise, Part 2]
    Ray and Gail
  29. 28. Lesson 2: Comic Heads
    Cartoon Corner
  30. 29. [no title indexed]
    The Pixie Puzzle Adventures
  31. 30. [Episode 2]
    Captain Quick
  32. 31. 17-20 On the Black [Part 2]
    Jim Gale
  33. 32. ["Si - Chicos! I dig worms for fishes!"]
    Chikko Chakko
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    Stamps and Coins
  35. 34. Big Premium Offer
    New Comics
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    Hobbies
  37. 36. A Real... Shirley Temple Doll!
    Shirley Temple Doll
  38. 37. [no title indexed]
    Worth-While Films to Watch For
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
    The Book Shelf
  40. 39. ["Ever since I've tried out my hair-cutting machine..."]
    Needles
  41. 40. [The Time Machine, Part 2]
    The Strange Adventures of Mr. Weed
  42. 41. ["Gizzle me slivers ye spalpeens!"]
    Capt'n Spiniker
  43. 42. ["If you're gonna be my manager..."]
    Dare-Devil Dunk
  44. 43. ["I don't know why - But things don't seem to be just right to me today!!"]
    Beany
  45. 44. ["I made this target out of an old tire rim..."]
    Peter and Ho-lah-an
  46. 45. ["Blast it! You never miss!"]
    The Federal Men
  47. 46. ["Our dog 'Scratcher' had a severe case of fleas..."]
    It's a Dern Lie
  48. 47. Little Miss Muffet Play Sets for Little Misses
    Little Miss Muffet Play Sets
  49. 48. Factory to You
    Remington Rand
This issue was most recently modified by:
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