(May 1941)

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

Issue Notes

Per Bob Kanigher, W.W. Scott edited his Blue Beetle story.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Samson; The Flame [Gary Preston]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The cover is also displayed in color in the reprint in Men of Mystery Comics.

[The Living Skeletons] (Table of Contents)

The Blue Beetle / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Al Carreno [as Charles Nicholas] (signed)
Inks:
Al Carreno [as Charles Nicholas] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan (Policeman); Dr. Franz; Joan Mason (reporter); Dr. Krako (villain, introduction, death); Monk (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A genius from the Electro Institute uses his knowledge of science to animate skeletons that can fire bullets from their skulls!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Electro Institute

Indexer Notes

Kanigher's first comic book story as indentified in "Blue Beetle Companion" (2007) by Christopher Irving. Story written in July 1940.

Art credits by Bill Black, added by Craig Delich 2013-9-18.

[The Radium Thieves] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pierce Rice [as Alex Boon] (signed)
Inks:
Arturo Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Samson; David; un-named hospital Chief of Staff; Professor Zarr (villain, introduction, death); Joe (villain); Mike (villain)
Synopsis:
Stealing valuable radium designed to treat the infirmed, Dr. Zarr uses it to develop the deadly Z Ray. He then grabs David and intends to turn the death ray on the chained youth!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Z Ray

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit revised from Alex Blum ? to Rice per Bill Black and the Who's Who, added by Craig Delich 2013-9-18.

Bill Black states that Arturo Cazeneuve did the inks for this story, although the Who's Who doesn't indicate that Cazeneuve ever worked on this strip. However, we do know that Rice teamed up with both Arturo and Louis Cazeneuve at Fox on many strips.

[Doctor Drool's Death List] (Table of Contents)

The Flame / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
The Flame [Gary Preston]; un-named juror; un-named daughter of the juror; Dr. Drool (villain); Scully (villain, Drool's assistant)
Synopsis:
Doctor Drool is resuurected after dying in the electric chair and The Flame finds it difficult to find a way to kill an enemy who is already dead and who is continually brought back to life by his assistant.
Reprints:

Raider Squadron (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Nathaniel Nitkin [as N. N. Nathaniel] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Latin American Terrorists] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pierce Rice [as Alex Boon] (signed)
Inks:
Arturo Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Samson; David; Dr. Kalt (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
When Dr. Kalt causes terror in South America, Samson and David are quick to chase the demented doctor to his stronghold, where Samson endures a gauntlet of death traps, ultimately being sealed in a granite tomb!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit revised from Alex Blum ? to Rice per Bill Black and the Who's Who.

Inker credi revised from Alex Blum ? to Cazeneuve per Bill Black. Even though the Who's Who doesn't credit Cazeneuve with inking this feature, we do know that Rice prolifically teamed up with boty Arturo and Louis Cazeneuve on mn=any strips for Fox Publications.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Blue Beetle; Samson; The Flame
  2. 1. [The Living Skeletons]
    The Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [The Radium Thieves]
    Samson and David
  4. 3. [Doctor Drool's Death List]
    The Flame
  5. 4. Raider Squadron
  6. 5. [The Latin American Terrorists]
    Samson and David
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
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