(Fall 1940)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Fox Feature Comic FP
Editing:
Victor Fox
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle; Samson; David; Flame / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Blue Beetle; Samson, the Flame; David (inset)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The AC comic had the cover re-created by Mark Heike and colored by Stephanie Heike.

[Borgo, the Mirror Murderer] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Cooper [as Charles Nicholas] (signed)
Inks:
Sam Cooper [as Charles Nicholas] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; Mike Mannigan; Ralph James (death); Frank James (death); Allan James (death); Fred James; Dell James; Dr. Frantz; Borgo (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Blue Beetle and Joan go after a vicious criminal mastermind, who seeks to murder the James brothers, a group of scientists who once fired him for stealing radium.
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Indexer Notes

Art identification by Bill Black, confirmed by Gary Watson in June, 2009.

The Inner Crime Ring (Table of Contents)

Samson and David / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Carreno [as Alex Boon] (signed)
Inks:
Al Carreno [as Alex Boon] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Samson; David; Professor Brun; Dr. Blood (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Samson has to battle the vicious Dr. Blood and his "Inner Crime Ring, which, because it needs capital, goes on a robbery spree, killing anyone who gets in their way.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Bill Black, confirmed by Gary Watson in June, 2009.

[The Jewel Smuggling Murders] (Table of Contents)

The Flame / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Basil Berold] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Basil Berold] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Flame [Gary Preston]; The Water-Front Gang [Spike, rest un-named](villains, introduction, death for all)
Synopsis:
The Flame battles a ruthless gang of jewel smugglers, saving a girl several times in the process, whose intent was to squeal to the District Attorney about the gang's activities.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The artist working under the "Basil Berold" byline is mimicking Lou Fine's style. Art information from Bill Black, confirmed by Gary Watson in June, 2009.

[The Shylock Menace] (Table of Contents)

The Flame / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Basil Berold] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Basil Berold] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Flame [Gary Preston]; Spike and other gangsters (villains, introduction, deaths of all)
Synopsis:
The Flame battles a murdering gang of money lenders, who are trying to bleed dry people who borrowed money from them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The artist working under the "Basil Berold" byline is mimicking Lou Fine's style. Art information from Bill Black, confirmed by Gary Watson in June, 2009.

The Flying Dutchman Goes Modern (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Nathaniel Nitkin [as N. N. Nathaniel] (signed)
Pencils:
? (two illustrations)
Inks:
? (two illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Captain Hetherington; Hardy; Captain Van Der Decken; Korvettenskapitan von Martz (villain); Oberleutnant von Seidorff (villain); Rothmann (villain)
Synopsis:
German U-Boat U-134 found a likely target and rose to the surface to attack. But none of the shells had any impact on the ship, which they discovered, to their horror, to be The Flying Dutchman!
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[What a Team!] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
{various}
Inks:
{various}
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Samson; the Flame; Blue Beetle; The Dart; Green Mask; Rex Dexter; Ace
Synopsis:
Illustrated house promotional ad for the 9 leading comics the company produced, including un-numbered covers to issues of Rex Dexter, The Green Mask, The Flame, Samson, Fantastic, Mystery Men, Weird, the Blue Beetle and Wonderworld Comics.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-1-10.

[The Ultimatum of Lobar] (Table of Contents)

Cosmic Carson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Michael Griffith] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Michael Griffith] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Cosmic Carson; Lobar (villain, introduction, death); Gargantuans (villains, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
In denying Lobar a base for his battle rockets on Earth, Carson must fend off an invasion force from the villain, who hopes to wipe out the earthlings and become ruler of the universe. All of Carson's rockets are destroyed except his, and he and his men are then strapped to tables by Lobar, and his scientists are set to inject them with a serum which creates a chemical gas that bloats the human body to three times its normal size before it explodes!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Michael Griffith was a pen-name for Jack Kirby, but the art here doesn't appear to be by him.

[The Submarine City] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Doom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Briefer [as Richard Crater] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Briefer [as Richard Crater] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Gordon; Wanda; Jan; Jim; Dr. Doom (villain); Venusians [Jarg, rest un-named](villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
Jan and Wanda enter a weird underwater city, inhabited by Venusians, who plan to conquer the Earth as soon as Dr. Doom changes the Earth's atmosphere to that of Venus.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Page count corrected from 7 to 8 by an error report from Len Wolinsky, who notes that the pages in the comic are numbered 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (note the two page 3's). Art identification by Bill Black, confirmed by Gary Watson in June, 2009.

[The Blue Beetle Coast to Coast] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle
Synopsis:
Promotional ad for the Blue Beetle radio show.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-1-10.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle; Samson; David; Flame
  2. 1. [Borgo, the Mirror Murderer]
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. The Inner Crime Ring
    Samson and David
  4. 3. [The Jewel Smuggling Murders]
    The Flame
  5. 4. [The Shylock Menace]
    The Flame
  6. 5. The Flying Dutchman Goes Modern
  7. 6. [What a Team!]
  8. 7. [The Ultimatum of Lobar]
    Cosmic Carson
  9. 8. [The Submarine City]
    Dr. Doom
  10. 9. [The Blue Beetle Coast to Coast]
    Blue Beetle
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Alexandros Diamantidis
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin