([Winter 1939-40])

Fox, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
On-sale date:
1940-01-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand:
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

Issue Notes

Published Quarterly by Fox Publications, Inc. 480 Lexington Ave, NY, NY. Application for 2nd class postage pending at Holyoke, Mass. Entire contents copyrighted 1939 by Fox Publications, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[The Origin of Blue Beetle] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner ?
Pencils:
Will Eisner (layouts); Charles Nicholas (finished pencils)
Inks:
Charles Nicholas
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Michael Garrett (dies); Mrs. Garret (dies); Karen Dobbs; Chick Alonzo (villain, intro); Mike Mannigan
Synopsis:
Dan Garret joins the police force and his Dad's old partner Mike to avenge his father's death at the hands of Chick Alonzo. (No actual explanation as to why or how Dan became the Blue Beetle.)

Indexer Notes

New story created especially for this issue.

[The Coming of the Blue Beetle] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner ?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Charles Nicholas
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Mr. Vander; The White Face Gang; John Brandes; Mike Ravani
Synopsis:
The Blue Beetle attempts to rescue a kidnapped banker's daughter from the White Face Gang.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Beetle wears a blue business suit and hat in this story.

[The Armored Truck Robbery] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner ?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Charles Nicholas
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Tim
Synopsis:
The Blue Beetle captures some bank robbers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Garret now wears a skin tight blue outfit with a hood but no mask.

[The Loan Shark Racket] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner ?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Charles Nicholas
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan
Synopsis:
The Beetle battles some crooked loan sharks.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Beetle now has a mask.

Protection Insurance For Newsboys (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner ?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Charles Nicholas
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Bull Blackart
Synopsis:
Bull Blackart attempts to run a protection racket aimed at newsboys.
Reprints:

A Trap For the Blue Beetle (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner ?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Charles Nicholas
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Dr. Franz
Synopsis:
A gang of thugs attempts to capture the Blue Beetle.
Reprints:

Death Rides On Horseback (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

[The Old Hex House] (Table of Contents)

Yarko / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yarko; Carole Tate; Oliver Tate; Shaddiba; Doga; Ivan
Synopsis:
Yarko rescues Oliver Tate and his daughter from the hypnotic clutches of the evil Shadibba, who forces them to commit crimes and enrich him.
Reprints:

[Death and the Devil] (Table of Contents)

Yarko / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yarko; Inspector Drake; Mulvaney; Death; The Devil; Beppo; Killer Kirby
Synopsis:
Death and the Devil lay a trap for Yarko, frustrated because he keeps snatching their victims away.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprint note from Error Report #2331, from Darci.

[The Judge's Wife and the Smugglers] (Table of Contents)

Yarko / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner ?
Pencils:
Bob Powell ?
Inks:
Bob Powell ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yarko; Fred Lawton; Rita Lawton; Rocco; Detective Gail Martin; Andre Coe
Synopsis:
Judge Lawton can't stop his wife from smuggling jewels.
Reprints:

[Vladim the Voodoo Master] (Table of Contents)

Yarko / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum [as Anthony Brooks] (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Powell ?
Inks:
Bob Powell ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yarko; Vladim
Synopsis:
Yarko rescues a woman from the clutches of a mad Russian practitioner of Voodoo.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Signature credit from Error Report #2282, by Tony Oliva. Previously credited as "Will Eisner?".

Absolutely Free! Comic-Scope (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine (part)
Inks:
Lou Fine (part)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Samson
Reprints:
  • ad contains part reprint of the cover of Fantastic Comics (Fox, 1939 series) #1

Indexer Notes

Ad for Fox's cardboard comic-strip "projector".

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. [The Origin of Blue Beetle]
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [The Coming of the Blue Beetle]
    Blue Beetle
  4. 3. [The Armored Truck Robbery]
    Blue Beetle
  5. 4. [The Loan Shark Racket]
    Blue Beetle
  6. 5. Protection Insurance For Newsboys
    Blue Beetle
  7. 6. A Trap For the Blue Beetle
    Blue Beetle
  8. 7. Death Rides On Horseback
    Blue Beetle
  9. 8. [The Old Hex House]
    Yarko
  10. 9. [Death and the Devil]
    Yarko
  11. 10. [The Judge's Wife and the Smugglers]
    Yarko
  12. 11. [Vladim the Voodoo Master]
    Yarko
  13. 12. Absolutely Free! Comic-Scope
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Katie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Henry Andrews