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More fun comics
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v. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
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St. Louis: Detective Comics, 1935-1947
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Several copies in the set are missing covers and other pages. For copies of issues no. 46 and no. 58, colour reproductions of the front cover recto have been provided.
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All researchers (including students, faculty, visiting scholars, and members of the general public) must submit a Retrieval Request Form at least 24 hours before their visit to Bruce Peel Special Collections in order to be sure that library materials have been retrieved from storage and are available for their use.
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Title and publisher appear to vary. Early issues published by National Allied Publications under the title New fun: The big comic magazine and More fun. "Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol" is a recurring feature in the series.
Holdings: no. 46 (August 1939); [no. 48?] ([November 1939?]); [no. 49?] ([1940?]); [no. 58?] ([August 194-?]); and [no. 63] ([194-?])
In the absence of the original covers, the date of publication and numbering of some issues is ambiguous. Publishing information in the finding aid has thus been taken from documentation accompanying the Lund Comics Collection's copies and the "Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol" entry in the Babblings about DC Comics Web site, available online at https://ultraboy8888.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/sergeant-omalley-of-the-red-coat-patrol/ (accessed 8 January 2016).
The O'Malley stories are noteworthy for their portrayal of Native people. Although O'Malley is often assisted in his duties by a Native associate, Black Hawk, depictions of First Nations characters reflect stereotypes prevalent in the popular culture of the day.