New Fun #2 and New Fun #3–85 Years of DC Comics

For Super Sleuth DC Fans: An ongoing look at 86 years of DC Comics, beginning with New Fun #1, January 11, 1935 through March 1938. Contributor mini bios: Richard Loederer, Bert Salg, Bob Weinstein, Lawrence Lariar, Adolph Schus, Lyman Matthew Anderson Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s New Fun #2 appeared on newsstands on February 8, 1935--85 years [...]

New Fun #1: The Major’s Modern Era of Comics Begins

For Super Sleuth DC Fans: An ongoing look at 86 years of DC Comics, beginning with New Fun #1, January 11, 1935 through March 1938. Contributor mini bios: Lloyd Jacquet, Rexford L. May, D. Henry Cushing, Richard Loederer, Sheldon Stark New Fun #1 published by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson marks the beginning of DC Comics 85 [...]

By |2021-06-16T07:45:06-08:00December 14th, 2020|DC Comics, Golden Age Comics, New Fun Comics|0 Comments

Why New Fun #1 Matters

This year is the 85th anniversary of DC Comics by their reckoning. However, DC or Detective Comics did not appear until March 1937 so why does DC count their anniversary from January 1935? That’s a good question and one I’d love to hear answered by someone in the PR department of ATT. According to that [...]

By |2020-12-10T16:11:43-08:00December 10th, 2020|DC Comics, Golden Age Comics, New Fun Comics|0 Comments

DC Comics to reprint New Fun #1: How it all began

Great news from DC Comics! They are publishing a reprint of New Fun #1, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's first comics magazine published under National Allied Publications. The magazine will be reprinted as a commemorative hardcover, original tabloid size with essays by Roy Thomas and me, Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson. New Fun #1 appeared on newsstands January 11, 1935. [...]

DC Comics Before Superman: Behind the Scenes

DC Comics Before Superman: Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's Pulp Comics, published by Hermes Press will be premiered at this year's San Diego Comic Con July 19-22nd. Here's a glimpse at how it all came together. In 1934, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson had the idea to create comic books consisting of all original scripts and art as opposed [...]

Happy 128th to the Major

Happy 128th Birthday to Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson! The Major circa 1948 Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was born on January 7th 1890. Although various internet sources state his birth as January 4th that is incorrect. Everything you read on the internet is not necessarily factual! How do I know that the Major’s birthdate is January [...]

By |2018-01-08T00:39:04-08:00January 7th, 2018|DC Comics, Family History, Golden Age Comics, Pulp Fiction|0 Comments

When Worlds Collide

In every good comic book story there’s a moment when worlds collide, stars line up, and the evil doctor’s death ray machine threatens to blow everyone to hell and back. This is just such a story. The Mad Scientist. Fleischer Superman cartoons. 1941 In 1934 my grandfather, Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson began publishing comic [...]

By |2017-11-16T00:29:38-08:00February 19th, 2016|DC Comics, Family History, Golden Age Comics, Uncategorized|6 Comments

Cuba Si!

Cuba Si! Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson was born on this day, January 7, 126 years ago. It’s fitting that tomorrow I’m leaving for Miami en route to Cuba retracing some of the steps of my grandparents on their fabled trip to Cuba in 1937. Cuba is one of the Shangrilas of travel I have wanted to [...]

By |2017-11-25T23:29:22-08:00January 7th, 2016|DC Comics, Uncategorized|4 Comments
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