New Comics

DC, 1935 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
Random Cover from Series #v1#2
January 1936
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Publication Dates:
December 1935 - December 1936
Number of Issues Published:
11 (#v1#1 - #v1#11)
Full Color, Duotone, and Black and White
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint Interior, Paper Covers (#1-6); Glossy Covers (#7-11)
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Series Details:
Adventure Comics began its nearly 50-year run in December 1935 under the title New Comics, which was only the second comic book series published by National Allied Publications, now DC Comics. The series was retitled New Adventure Comics with its 12th issue in January 1937. Issue #32 (November 1938) saw the title changed again to Adventure Comics, which would remain the book's name for the duration of its existence.

Originally a humor series, it evolved into a serious adventure series, which helped give it a focus distinct from its sister title New Fun/More Fun and prompted its own title change to New Adventure.

New Comics also pioneered the half-tabloid-size that would soon become the standard size for American comic books. It was followed almost immediately by New Fun, which switched to the new size when it became More Fun Comics.

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