(November-December 1940)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Fox Feature Comic FP
Editing:
Victor Fox
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
7 1/2"? x 10 1/4"? [pre-War]; 7 1/4" x 10 1/8" [<= 1948]; 6 7/8" x 10 1/8" [>= 1950]
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Chuck Cuidera ?
Inks:
Chuck Cuidera ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle

[Death From Scrag] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Carreno
Inks:
Al Carreno
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Scrag (Villain; Intro; Dies); Mike Mannigan; Joan Mason; Dr. Franz
Synopsis:
Scrag believes he's the Napolean of Crime and threatens to destroy the city unless he gets 10 million dollars.

Indexer Notes

art id by James Vadeboncouer

[Kober's Lightning Weapon] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Carreno
Inks:
Al Carreno
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Kober (Villain; Intro, Dies); Mike Mannigan; Dr. Franz; Joan Mason

Indexer Notes

art id by James Vadeboncoeur

[Case of the Missing Blueprint] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Carreno
Inks:
Al Carreno
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Frenzo (villain; intro); Rack (Intro); Mike Mannigan; Dr. Franz; Joan Mason
Synopsis:
Blue Beetle chases after some stolen blueprints.

Indexer Notes

art id by James Vadeboncoeur

[The Beetle's New Powers] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Charles Nicholas]
Pencils:
Pierce Rice ?
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Vito Catelli (villain); Big Bill O'Rory; Little Lulu (gangster, NOT the same as the Dell character!); Dr.Franz; Mike Mannigan; Charley Storm; Catelli's daughter
Synopsis:
Blue Beetle gains super-powers from Dr. Frenz's vitamin 2X for the first time. Meanwhile Little Lulu declares war on Catelli.
Reprints:
  • from Blue Beetle daily strip (Fox Features, 1940) March 18?- April4?, 1940

Indexer Notes

precedes the stories in Blue Beetle #3 and 4.

The Blue Beetle and the Hi-Jack Combine (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Nathaniel Nitkin [as N. N. Nathaniel]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero

[The Oasis of Li-Wang] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Fung / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Powell ?
Pencils:
Bob Powell [as Arthur Dean]
Inks:
Bob Powell [as Arthur Dean]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Signed "Dean" in penultimate panel. Story title taken from Wonder Comics #1 GCD entry.

[Big-Shot Krard's Dope Ring] (Table of Contents)

Lt. Drake / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling [as F. Klaus]
Inks:
Klaus Nordling [as F. Klaus]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Dan Krard (villain, intro); Miss Henner (Intro)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

In the Underworld of Paris (Table of Contents)

Zanzibar / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner?
Pencils:
George Tuska (signed)
Inks:
George Tuska (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Simone (intro, villain)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. [Death From Scrag]
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [Kober's Lightning Weapon]
    Blue Beetle
  4. 3. [Case of the Missing Blueprint]
    Blue Beetle
  5. 4. [The Beetle's New Powers]
    Blue Beetle
  6. 5. The Blue Beetle and the Hi-Jack Combine
    Blue Beetle
  7. 6. [The Oasis of Li-Wang]
    Dr. Fung
  8. 7. [Big-Shot Krard's Dope Ring]
    Lt. Drake
  9. 8. In the Underworld of Paris
    Zanzibar
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Henry Andrews