(July 1941)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
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)

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:

[The Wicked Work of the Web] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert 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); Joan Mason; Dr. Franz; The Web (introduction, villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Beetle must face The Web, who has blown up the city water supply and has created a panic in his attempt to take over the city.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Vitamin 2X

Indexer Notes

Writer and art identifications by Bill Black, added by Craig Delich 2013-9-18.

[The Terror Campaign] (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; Mr. Dana (city Mayor); Dana's un-named daughter; Johann Sanf (villain, introduction, death); Slim Gordo (villain, introduction); Spike (villain)
Synopsis:
After Samson saves a runaway trolley from crashing, he discovers that the brake rods have been damaged, and a nearby car of thugs leads the Man of Might to the Ace Auto Body Company and a man named Slim Gordo.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Ace Auto Body Company

Indexer Notes

Art credits revised from Alex Blum to Rice and Cazeneuve by Bill Black, added by Craig Delich 2013-9-18.

The Who's Who conforms the Rice credit, but does not list Cazeneuve as doing this feature. However, at this time, Rice was being assisted by inkers Arturo and Louis Cazeneuve at Fox.

Bridge in Danger (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
N. N. Nathaniel (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Indexer copy missing first page.

[The Cole Plant Sabotage] (Table of Contents)

The Flame / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flame [Gary Preston]; Mr. Cole; Dot Cole (Mr. Cole's daughter); Hans (villain, introduction); un-named Nazi spies (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A notorious Nazi spy, adept at impersonation, captures the owner of the Cole Plane Plant and disguises himself as the owner in order to destroy the plant from within.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cole Airplane Plant

[The Warning of Baron Siva] (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; Baron Siva (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
The plane carrying the nation's Defense Board is attacked and brought down by enemy aircraft, and a Baron Siva thus warns that, soon, all of America will be slaves to the New Order! Samson and David vow to locate the Board and free them from the enemy's clutches!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Artist revision from Alex Blue to Rice and Cazeneuve by Bill Black, added by Craig Delich 2013-9-18.

Rice's work on this feature is confirmed by the Who's Who. Although Cazeneuve isn't mentioned by the Who's Who as working on this feature, it is well known that Rice worked a great deal with inkers Arturo and Louis Cazeneuve at Fox Publications.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Blue Beetle; Samson; The Flame
  2. 1. [The Wicked Work of the Web]
    The Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [The Terror Campaign]
    Samson and David
  4. 3. Bridge in Danger
  5. 4. [The Cole Plant Sabotage]
    The Flame
  6. 5. [The Warning of Baron Siva]
    Samson and David
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Dan Kocher
  • Katie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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