(August 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 (uncredited)
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 in indicia. All art credits and some other information from Jim Vadeboncoeur and a scan from http://goldenagecomics.co.uk/. Some story titles from Len Wolinsky via the GCD Error list, December 2009.


Fight for Freedom (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]

Indexer Notes

FDC symbol on cover- distributed by Fawcett

Voyage of Doom! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Spunky; Dave Morris (dies); Abdul; Heinrich Lembach
Synopsis:
Garret and Spunky are sent by the F.B.I. to Morocco to investigate the death of an American agent.

["Sir, I only dropped out o' line to fill my canteen."] (Table of Contents)

G.I. Laffs / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
W. Jourdain
Inks:
W. Jourdain
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Due to the numerous and mysterious fires in the lumber camp region..."] (Table of Contents)

Minit Mystery / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
W. Jourdain
Inks:
W. Jourdain
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
Mystery

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sgt. Blake

The Adventure of the Double Cell (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Herman Browner ?; E.C. Stoner ?
Inks:
Herman Browner ?; E.C. Stoner ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Professor Hogart (death); Mike Mannigan; Carman; Fischer; Sonny (a duplicate Beetle); Kastner (villain); Andrews (villain)
Synopsis:
When Professor Hogart is murdered, the Beetle accidentally ingests Hogart's secret formula, which creates an eerie duplicate of himself. Then he has to keep the formula out of the hands of Nazi agents.

Indexer Notes

Cartoonist Jim Engel states in Alter Ego #117 (June 2013) that the art is by one of the artists listed.

Sullivan's Folly (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Herman Browner (illustration)
Inks:
Herman Browner (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["The war has left its indelible mark on many of our nation's orphaned and abandoned children..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Joan Mason; Mike Mannigan
Synopsis:
Joan Mason investigates unscrupulous behavior at the Children Protective Society.

Indexer Notes

Joan works for the Daily Planet!

["At last report our fearless twin heroes (?) were gleefully swirling home..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Waterman; Wetmore; Herr Schmeel

Fight for Freedom (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; Tedishaw of Aquatis; Jerimac of Aquatis
Synopsis:
Aquatis, an underwater city, attacks New York City, but the Blue Beetle helps fend off the attack and prevents a large missile from striking the world's tallest building.

Indexer Notes

Blue Beetle has super powers, including the ability to grow to giant size.

Art confirmed per Ken Quattro's article in Alter Ego #118 (July 2013).

You Can Help (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
W. Jourdain
Inks:
W. Jourdain
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Fight for Freedom
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. Voyage of Doom!
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. ["Sir, I only dropped out o' line to fill my canteen."]
    G.I. Laffs
  4. 3. ["Due to the numerous and mysterious fires in the lumber camp region..."]
    Minit Mystery
  5. 4. The Adventure of the Double Cell
    The Blue Beetle
  6. 5. Sullivan's Folly
  7. 6. ["The war has left its indelible mark on many of our nation's orphaned and abandoned children..."]
    Joan Mason, Reporter
  8. 7. ["At last report our fearless twin heroes (?) were gleefully swirling home..."]
    The O'Brine Twins
  9. 8. Fight for Freedom
    Blue Beetle
  10. 9. You Can Help
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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