(October 1941)

Fox, 1939 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
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ramona Patenaude ?
Inks:
Ramona Patenaude ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]

[The Bank of Counterfeit Bills] (Table of Contents)

The Blue Beetle / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan (Policeman); Lora Crofte; ; Jorth (villain); Slink Bard (villain)
Synopsis:
The Crofte Trust Bank is passing counterfeit $1 bills.
Keywords:
Crofte Trust Bank

[The Crimes of the Falcon] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan (Policeman); Luella; Mr. Finger; The Falcon (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A gang of zombies tries to rob a jewelry store.

[The Carnival Doll Killing] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Joan Mason; Carvo (villain, introduction); un-named carnival workers (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Carnival pickpockets steal rich people's address cards for future use.

[The Deadly Sanitarium of Dr. Horthe] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan (Policeman); Janet Charter; Dr. Horthe (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Dr. Horth uses dead bodies to dictate new wills leaving their estates to him.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kooba Kid / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Kooba Kid
Synopsis:
The Kooba Kid is too lazy to reel in his fishing line but one sip of Kooba with vitamin B-1 gives him the strength to tackle purse snatchers.

[The Gorilla With a Human Brain] (Table of Contents)

The Gorilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Harry Graves] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Harry Graves] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Gorilla [Jack Castle, gorilla w/ a human brain] (introduction, origin, Dr. Brock's assistant); Ken Connors; Elsa Brock (Dr. Brock's niece); Dr. Mishkin (scientist, death); Dr. Flavius Brock (villain, brain surgeon, introduction)
Synopsis:
Mad scientist Brock transfers Castle's brain into a gorilla's body, which then murders Brock and goes after Brock's niece, Elsa.
Reprints:
Keywords:
brain transplant; gorilla

Indexer Notes

Harry Graves is not listed by Jerry Bails in the Who's Who, nor is the feature.

Bill Black states that Jerry Bails' "Collector's Guide: The First Heroic Age" from 1969 and Howard Keltner's "Index to Golden Age Comics Books" from 1976 both list the feature.

The Memoirs of the Colonel (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Nathaniel Nitkin (N. N. Nathaniel)
Letters:
Typeset

[The Origin of the Blackbird] (Table of Contents)

Blackbird / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
The Blackbird [Jake Baxter] (intro and origin); Raftery; Von Essen (villain); Nazis; Dutch Berry
Synopsis:
Jake Baxter builds a super plane but no one will believe him so he becomes the Blackbird.

[Buttercup Alley] (Table of Contents)

Davy the Wish Master / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arturo Cazeneuve ? [ as Arthur Pierce]
Inks:
Pierce Rice ? [ as Arthur Pierce]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Davy (the Wish Master); Ma Grogan; Pa Grogan; Junior Grogan
Synopsis:
Davy lives in a shack. The Grogans torment him day and night, until one day he learns he can make wishes come true.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Blue Beetle
  2. 1. [The Bank of Counterfeit Bills]
    The Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [The Crimes of the Falcon]
    The Blue Beetle
  4. 3. [The Carnival Doll Killing]
    The Blue Beetle
  5. 4. [The Deadly Sanitarium of Dr. Horthe]
    The Blue Beetle
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Kooba Kid
  7. 6. [The Gorilla With a Human Brain]
    The Gorilla
  8. 7. The Memoirs of the Colonel
  9. 8. [The Origin of the Blackbird]
    Blackbird
  10. 9. [Buttercup Alley]
    Davy the Wish Master
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Gary L. Watson
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