(September 1948)

Fox, 1948 Series
| Next Issue >
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc.
Editing:
Victor Fox
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

["This marriage is all washed up..."] (Table of Contents)

My Life True Stories in Pictures / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Wife; Husband
Synopsis:
A man smashes a vase and tells his wife their marriage is "all washed up" while she preens half-clad at her vanity table and tells him she's bored.

I Was a Stepmother at Twenty (Table of Contents)

My Life True Stories in Pictures / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Marshall Evans; Jane Thompson Evans; Susie Evans; Tony Bower
Synopsis:
Twenty-year-old Jane Thompson marries Marshall Evans, an older man with a seventeen-year-old daughter, Susie. Susie is a defiant young woman and has little love for her stepmother. While Marshall is working nights, Susie club-hops with Tony Bower, a notorious lush. Jane feels she is failing her husband in not putting an end to his daughter's wild ways, and is roughed-up by Tony when she attempts to do so. Susie is impressed with Jane's sense of maternal duty and begins to see her stepmother differently. When Marshall is apprised of the situation, Tony is sent packing with a sucker punch to the jaw.

I Was a Spoiled Brat (Table of Contents)

My Life True Stories in Pictures / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; romance
Characters:
Faith Jordan; Kate; Larry Van Rhine; Tommy Knight
Synopsis:
At a Grenville High football game, Faith Jordan ignores her date Larry, and flirts with football hero, Tommy Knight. Schoolmate Kate seethes with jealousy. Following the game, Faith and Larry drink heavily at the Idle Moments Lounge. The police raid the joint, and Faith and Larry flee. As they speed away in Larry's car, a pedestrian is hit and killed. Kate tips-off the police and Faith is arrested. Eventually, she is released with a warning but Larry is sent to a reformatory. Faith's father has died during the turmoil in her life so she leaves school and gets a factory job to support her mother. In doing so, she regains some of her self respect. Football hero Tommy re-enters her life, declares his love, and they marry.

The Key to His Heart (Table of Contents)

My Life True Stories in Pictures / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Rita Creigh; Jeff Allen
Synopsis:
Rita finds and returns Jeff's apartment key. Jeff admits he lost the key on purpose, hoping she would find it, because he has long loved her.

Selfish!! (Table of Contents)

My Life True Stories in Pictures / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime; romance
Characters:
Tom Halton; Betty Halton; Dominick (gangster)
Synopsis:
Tom is a bank clerk whose wife wants to live to the hilt on his slim paycheck. He gambles to buy her the material things she wants, but his luck runs out and he falls into debt. He gets mixed up with gangsters and steals from the bank. When the thefts are discovered, he tries to skip town but is arrested and sentenced to five years. His wife blames her selfishness for the terrible turn of events in their lives.

"Be careful..." (Table of Contents)

"Lucky" Day / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
"Lucky" Day; Junie
Synopsis:
Junie is furious when Lucky ruins her new hat and hopes never to see him again.

[Typewriter Offer] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
? (spot illustration)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Half-page, horizontally-oriented ad for the "famous Simplex Portable Typewriter" ($2.95) from American Merchandising Company of Montgomery, Alabama. Small colored spot illustration of a boy calling "Hey, kids!"

[Juke Box Bank Offer] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Half-page, horizontally-oriented ad for a miniature plastic juke box bank with flashing lights ($1.98) from American Merchandising Company of Montgomery, Alabama.

["It pulls on over the head like a diver's helmet"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page, inside back cover ad for masquerade party rubber masks from Rubber-For-Molds, Inc. of Chicago, Illinois. Models available are Monkey, Satan, Old Man, Old Woman, Beggar, Clown, and Idiot at $2.95 and Santa Claus at $4.95. Illustration depicts a party-goer in a Monkey mask frightening a woman while others look on and laugh.

[Billfold and Chain Offer] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
? (spot illustration)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page, back cover ad for "4 Color Painted Zipper Billfold with Gilt Safety Chain" ($1.98) from Illinois Merchandise Mart of Chicago, Illinois. Scenes available are "Hula Girl", "U.S. Map", "Texas Ranger", and "Sporting Scene".
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["This marriage is all washed up..."]
    My Life True Stories in Pictures
  2. 1. I Was a Stepmother at Twenty
    My Life True Stories in Pictures
  3. 2. I Was a Spoiled Brat
    My Life True Stories in Pictures
  4. 3. The Key to His Heart
    My Life True Stories in Pictures
  5. 4. Selfish!!
    My Life True Stories in Pictures
  6. 5. "Be careful..."
    "Lucky" Day
  7. 6. [Typewriter Offer]
  8. 7. [Juke Box Bank Offer]
  9. 8. ["It pulls on over the head like a diver's helmet"]
  10. 9. [Billfold and Chain Offer]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kathryn Wright
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Willie Williams
  • Gary L. Watson