More Fun #9 – Now Standard Comic Book Size, Creig Flessel appears and Who’s in Charge?

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. More Fun #9 appeared on newsstands on March 5, 1936, 85 years ago with a March/April cover. The cover in dark blue featured a 4-panel comic by Vin Sullivan and [...]

New Comics #3–A Famous Novelist, A Comics Icon 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: William Merle Allison, William Henry Cook, Matt Curzon, Rolland Howard Livingstone, and John Francis Mahon New Comics #3 is noteworthy for several reasons. It’s one of the [...]

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 [...]

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Interview with Kim Munson re “Comic Art in Museums” March 21, 2021

Recently I interviewed Kim Munson about her book Comic Art in Museums. Although it is not directly connected to the Major's work, I found it to be an excellent reference for discussing the art in the Major's early syndicate 1925-1927 and the art in New Fun, More Fun, Adventure and Detective Comics 1935-1938. Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson [...]

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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 #6–Siegel and Shuster’s first appearance in 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: Leighton Budd, Ed Stevenson, Henry Muheim, Connie Naar New Fun #6 arrived on newsstands September 13, 1935 a little over 85 years ago. It was the October [...]

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 [...]

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