(June 1944)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc.
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

Issue Notes

The Blue Beetle JUne 1944 No 31. Published monthly by Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc. Office of Publication 32 North High St. Akron, O. Editorial and executive offices 10 East 43rd St, New York City. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at Holyoke, Mass under the Act of March 3, 1879. Re-entry at New York NY. Price 10 cents per issue. Subscription rates:12 issues in the United States and its possessions, Mexico, South America, Spain $1.20


Blue Beetle Clips the Nips (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
E. C. Stoner
Inks:
E. C. Stoner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; the Japanese

Indexer Notes

Artist revision from Gerald Altman ? to Stoner per Ken Quattro's article in Alter Ego #118 (July 2013).

Fox resumes publication of this title.

The Adventure of the Crumbling Skyscraper (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
E. C. Stoner
Inks:
E. C. Stoner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; Admiral Mason (Joan's father)
Synopsis:
German saboteurs blow up a building and leave evidence that the Beetle is responsible. But the Beetle uses his super powers to rebuild the entire building by morning. But the saboteurs continue their campaign to blacken the Beetle's name.
Keywords:
Beetle Mobile; Beetlebird; black light

Indexer Notes

Beetle has super powers, including the ability to grow to giant size. He also has an airplane, the Beetle Mobile, the Beetlebird and a black light that turns him invisible.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Military Humor / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William Jourdain
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["I'm good. They'll never find out."] (Table of Contents)

Minute Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William Jourdain
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Peril In the Pacific (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Herman C. Browner ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garett]; Colonel Denton; Lt. Adams; Lt. Morrow; Gestapo agents (villains); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Dan Garrett is given the assignment of protecting Colonel Denton who is delivering information of the utmost importance. But Gestapo agents infiltrate the plane Denton is flying on, and Dan and the Colonel end up stranded on a "Jap infested" island in the Pacific.

They Came to Destroy America (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Whistling Death (Table of Contents)

Joan Mason / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerald Altman ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Joan Mason
Synopsis:
Joan solves the mystery of a broadway booking agent's murder.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

first Joan Mason solo strip

The Very Salty Tale of the O'Brine Twins (Table of Contents)

O'Brine Twins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Farr
Pencils:
Jack Farr
Inks:
Jack Farr
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Farr

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Waterman O'Brine; Wetmore O'Brine; Cap'n McArsenic
Synopsis:
After being declared 4-F by the draft board, the O'Brine twins join the Merchant Marine. There they foil a submarine attack and volunteer to sale the captured submarine back to Washington. Only trouble is, they don't know the way!

Buried Alive (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Coxwell and Glaisher (Table of Contents)

True Story / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William Jourdain
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Blue Beetle Clips the Nips
    The Blue Beetle
  2. 1. The Adventure of the Crumbling Skyscraper
    The Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Military Humor
  4. 3. ["I'm good. They'll never find out."]
    Minute Mystery
  5. 4. Peril In the Pacific
    The Blue Beetle
  6. 5. They Came to Destroy America
  7. 6. The Whistling Death
    Joan Mason
  8. 7. The Very Salty Tale of the O'Brine Twins
    O'Brine Twins
  9. 8. Buried Alive
    The Blue Beetle
  10. 9. Coxwell and Glaisher
    True Story
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Henry Andrews