(February 1942)

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

The Claws of the Cat (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle

Claws of the Cat (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; The Cat (Intro, villain); Dr. Franz; Mike Mannigan
Synopsis:
The Star Diamond is on exhibit at Bufany's, a temptation for many thieves, including the Cat, a man with a claw instead of a hand.

Indexer Notes

credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur

The Octopus of the Underground (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Farret]; Mike Mannigan; The Octopus (Intro; Villain); Dr. Franz
Synopsis:
An insane gangster called the Octopus has an undersea hideout where the Blue Beetle and Joan almost die, until Mike rescues them.

Indexer Notes

credits from James Vadeboncoeur

The Dead Don't Kill (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Dr. Franz; Dr. Dix (Intro, villain); William Harper
Synopsis:
A series of murders are planned to gain control of an inheritance.

Cargo of Doom (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Felland (Intro; villain); Dr. Franz; Judith Carthy
Synopsis:
Judith Carthy's life is in danger because she has papers that proved Felland is head of an organization that stole army secrets.

Indexer Notes

credits from James Vadeboncoeur

[The Devil's Magic Wash Tub] (Table of Contents)

Davy the Wish Master / comic story / 7 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 Devil; the Grogans; Bumper
Synopsis:
Davy wishes for a pile of money and the Grogans conjur up the devil to help get it away from him.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Flaming Cargo (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gene Rider
Letters:
Typeset

King of the Chess Killers (Table of Contents)

Gladiator / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pierce Rice
Inks:
Arturo Cazeneuve
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Gladiator [Dan Kenneth]; June Starr; Dr. Wrath (Intro, villain); Casova (Intro)
Synopsis:
All who oppose the Chess Master die.

Indexer Notes

follows FANTASTIC COMICS #23; end of series

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Claws of the Cat
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. Claws of the Cat
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. The Octopus of the Underground
    Blue Beetle
  4. 3. The Dead Don't Kill
    Blue Beetle
  5. 4. Cargo of Doom
    Blue Beetle
  6. 5. [The Devil's Magic Wash Tub]
    Davy the Wish Master
  7. 6. Flaming Cargo
  8. 7. King of the Chess Killers
    Gladiator
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
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  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Henry Andrews