More fun comics

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More Fun Comics (German for "Comics that are more fun") is the title of a comic series that was published between 1935 and 1947 by the US publisher DC Comics .

Release history

The series was started in February 1935 under the title "New Fun Comics". With issue # 7 of February 1936, the title was changed to "More Fun Comics" which was then retained until the series was discontinued with issue # 127 in 1947.

The editor of the series, which included a variety of funny stories of various kinds, was Pulp Magazine author Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson. Each issue of the series, which initially had the subtitle "The Big Comic Magazine", consisted of 36 pages in tabloid format (roughly equivalent to the German A4 format).

Features that were featured on the series included the animal comic Pelion and Ossa , the student romance Jigger and Ginger , the Jack Woods western series, and Barry O'Neill , which dealt with a Fu Manchu- like Chinese villain. The most famous characters and series that started in More Fun Comics were Henri Duval , a series about a dashing adventurer (in issue # 5 of October 1935), the strange experiences of the mystic Doctor Occult (appeared in issues # 6– 33) - both creations of the later two Superman inventors Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster - followed by series such as Specter (appeared in # 52-101), Doctor Fate (appeared in # 55-98), Johnny Quick (appeared in # 71 -107), Green Arrow (appeared in # 73-107), Aquaman (appeared in # 73-107), and Superboy (appeared in # 101-107).

After the debut of Superman in the belonging to the same publishing series Action Comics also dedicated More Fun Comics for a while mainly superheroes substances who. With issue # 107, all superhero series were finally moved to the Adventure Comics series , while More Fun Comics returned to its humorous roots. The main feature in the following 20 issues was the children's series Jimminy and the Magic Book . With the number # 127, the series was finally discontinued in 1947 due to dwindling sales.