More Fun #8–Siegel and Shuster, Steampunk Comics and a Mystery Solved

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: Charles Flanders, Walt Kelly, Charles Shows, Rosemary Volk, Ray Wardell Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson continued publishing comics throughout 1936 under two company names—More Fun Inc. and National Allied [...]

By |2021-06-16T20:39:15-08:00June 16th, 2021|DC Comics, Golden Age Comics, More Fun Comics|0 Comments

DC’s New Comics #2–Siegel and Shuster and Federal Men

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: John Elby, Joe Archibald Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s New Comics #2, the second edition of the Major’s additional title was available on newsstands December 27, 1935 with a [...]

DC Comics 85 years ago–More Fun #7

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 bio: Adolphe Barreaux DC Comics dates its history from January 1935 with New Fun #1. Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s foray into comic book publishing in the midst of the [...]

The Major adds a new DC title–85 years ago–New Comics #1

A continuing look at 86 years of DC Comics, beginning with New Fun #1, January 11, 1935 through March 1938. Contributor mini bio: Robert "Bo" Brown New Comics #1, published by Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, appeared on newsstands November 12, 1935, a little over 85 years ago. It was an appropriate title. The second magazine title published [...]

The Major’s Comics Evolve: DC’s First Annual–The Big Book of Fun Comics

This is a continuing look at DC Comics beginning with New Fun #1, January 11, 1935. A number of changes occurred between the appearance of New Fun #4 on newsstands, April 12, 1935 and the appearance of New Comics #1 on November 12, 1935. Although in hindsight there is a sense of shaky foundations there [...]

New Fun #4 and #5–85 Years of DC Comics and the Fans

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: Monroe Eisenberg, Jack A. Warren Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson’s New Fun #4 arrived on newsstands 85 years ago April 12, 1935 with a cover date of May. The [...]

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
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