(December 1941)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Ramona Patenaude [as Pat] (signed)
Inks:
Ramona Patenaude [as Pat] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

The Case of the Burning Death (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); Joan Mason; Dr. Frantz (druggist); Leo Sugar (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Drug manufacturer Leo Sugar murders his partner when he won't let him use his new drug for crime.

The Corpse Who Walked (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
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; un-named tramp (death); Dr. Frantz (druggist); Marcus Hook (villain, banker); Crimp (villain, lawyer); Monty (villain, Hook's cousin)
Synopsis:
After stealing a cool half million in bonds, Marcus Hook attempts to falsify his death and almost kills Dr. Franz in the process.
Reprints:

Curtain Call For Death (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve ?
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan (Policeman); Lord Summer; Dr. Franz (druggist); Jane Bullock; James Bourne (villain, introduction); Scribbler (villain, forger)
Synopsis:
Scribbler is busy forging checks.

The Monster of the Swamp (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); Joan Mason; The Swamp Master (villain, introduction); Swamp Master's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A fake monster hijacks trains by running them into an abandoned mine.

[The Gorilla and the Gangsters] (Table of Contents)

The Gorilla / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Graves ?
Inks:
Harry Graves ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Gorilla [Jack Castle] (villain); Elsa Bonn; Renard (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
The mysterious half-human, half-gorilla kills notorious mobster Renard and takes over his gang, then kidnaps Elsa Bonn, one of the two people who know who is really is (or was), in order to use her as a front for some of his plots to gain power.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Carson Bank; gorilla

Indexer Notes

Last appearance, even though the last panel states he will return in a future issue of Blue Beetle.

The last half page of the story is an illustrated promo for a new hero to appear in the pages of Fantastic Comics: The Gladiator.

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.

Bails' Who's Who does not list the feature nor Harry Graves.

Coastguard In Action (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gene Rider
Letters:
Typeset

[The Wonderful Wish] (Table of Contents)

Davy the Wish Master / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
occult; children; humor
Characters:
Davy; The Grogans; the Devil; Bumper

[Arsonists At Sea] (Table of Contents)

Blackbird / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Blackbird [Jake Baxter]; Hansie (villain); Nazis
Synopsis:
The Blackbird and his super powered plane battle Nazis and spies.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Blue Beetle
  2. 1. The Case of the Burning Death
    The Blue Beetle
  3. 2. The Corpse Who Walked
    The Blue Beetle
  4. 3. Curtain Call For Death
    The Blue Beetle
  5. 4. The Monster of the Swamp
    The Blue Beetle
  6. 5. [The Gorilla and the Gangsters]
    The Gorilla
  7. 6. Coastguard In Action
  8. 7. [The Wonderful Wish]
    Davy the Wish Master
  9. 8. [Arsonists At Sea]
    Blackbird
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Henry Andrews