(June 1939)

Fox, 1939 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Bruns Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Victor Fox
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Indicia:
WONDER COMICS, Vol 1, No. 2, Published monthly by Bruns Publications, Inc., V. S. Fox, President, 480 Lexington Avenue, New York, N. Y. Entered as second-class matter at Post Office, New York, N. Y., under the act of March 3, 1879. Additional Entry at Springfield, Mass. Price 10 cents per copy. Subscription rates: 12 issues in the United States, and its possessions, Mexico, South America, Spain, $1.50. Elsewhere, $2.50. The Publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited material. Copyright 1939, by Bruns Publications, Inc. Printed in the U. S. A.


["You can't move! Yarko commands!"] (Table of Contents)

Yarko the Great / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Yarko

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Winged Wonders / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Floyd Kelly] (signed)
Pencils:
? [as Floyd Kelly] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Floyd Kelly] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[The Old Hex House] (Table of Contents)

Yarko the Great / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Yarko the Great (a magician; introduction); Carol Tate (introduction); Mr. Tate (introduction); Shaddiba (villain; introduction; death); Doga (villain; introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

partly adapted from a Mr. Mystic story in THE SPIRIT SECTION

Princess Kidnapped (Table of Contents)

Minnie th' Mermaid / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Minnie the Mermaid (introduction; only appearance)

In New York (Table of Contents)

Don Quixote / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Don Quixote (introduction); Sancho Panza (introduction); Butch Spumoni (villain; introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonders in the News / filler / 0.6 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Boys and Girls"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A note about having received the letters solicited last issue, followed by:
"Sorry there's not enough room in this issue for Wonder Man, but he'll be back with you soon in bigger and better adventures."

Indexer Notes

Fox was being sued by DC over Wonder Man at this point, but apparently still thought they might win.

["Shorty has escaped from the cabin of Tiny, the smuggler..."] (Table of Contents)

Shorty Shortcake / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
S. M. Iger
Pencils:
S. M. Iger [as Jerry Williams] (signed)
Inks:
S. M. Iger [as Jerry Williams] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Shorty Shortcake; Suzy; Skippy; Mr. De Welth; Weems; Tiny (villain); The Chief (villain; introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonders That Are True / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Panama Assignment] (Table of Contents)

Patty O'Day / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Adolphe Barreaux?
Pencils:
Adolphe Barreaux [as Barreaux] (signed)
Inks:
Adolphe Barreaux [as Barreaux] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Patty O'Day; Ham

Charlie Siringo (Table of Contents)

Men Who Made the West / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text, lettered like a comic.

[The Pearl Diver Murders] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Fung / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Powell?
Pencils:
Bob Powell [as Arthur Dean] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Powell [as Arthur Dean] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dr. Fung; Dan Barrister; Frisco (villain; introduction; death); Mike (villain; introduction; death)

The Children's Crusade [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as William E. Eisner] (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Text with illustrations.

The Iron Horse Goes Through (Table of Contents)

Tex Maxon / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner?
Pencils:
Munson Paddock [as Cecilia Munson] (signed)
Inks:
Munson Paddock [as Cecilia Munson] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Tex Maxon [Tex Dawson]; Nick Badger (villain; introduction)

Indexer Notes

formerly Tex Dawson. Signature reads "Story by Cecelia Munson".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sport Album / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chuck Wilson (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; sports

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Filmore Dudd / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
S. M. Iger
Pencils:
S. M. Iger (signed)
Inks:
S. M. Iger (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Filmore Dudd

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Movie Memos / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Glenda Carol (signed)
Inks:
Glenda Carol (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Dancing Spy] (Table of Contents)

K-51 Spies At War / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner [as Willis B. Rensie]
Inks:
Will Eisner [as Willis B. Rensie]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy; war
Characters:
Claire Conos [Z-19] (introduction); Jack Coe (villain; introduction; death)
Synopsis:
K-51 thinks his friend Jack's girl Claire might be a spy, but in truth Jack is the traitor and Claire turns out to be fellow secret agent Z-19.

[The Protection Racketeers] (Table of Contents)

Gang-Buster Robinson / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Harold Vance]
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Gang-Buster Robinson; Tips Craven (villain; introduction; death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Short Subjects / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Two half-page gag strips: "Monkey Shines" and "Frankfurter Follies of 1939".

["Poland, sounding the note for modern society, has issued a new child welfare series."] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Stamp Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (stamp art from several nations)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

One stamp shown (from Denmark) features the Trylon and Perisphere of the New York World's Fair.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Slight Errors / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Four one-panel gags.

[The Panama Plot] (Table of Contents)

Spark Stevens / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kane
Pencils:
Bob Kane
Inks:
Bob Kane
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Spark Stevens; Leach (villain; introduction); Blinky Craven (villain; introduction; death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Belly Busters / filler / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
S. M. Iger (signed)
Pencils:
S. M. Iger (signed)
Inks:
S. M. Iger (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover, except lower left-hand quarter.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wonderworld Comics #3 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Note explaining the title change to "Wonder World Comics" [sic] because of the many new features and to "make our name more complete". States that the comic is on sale the 28th of each month. Inside back cover, lower right-hand corner.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Numerous (about 30) small ads. Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["You can't move! Yarko commands!"]
    Yarko the Great
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Winged Wonders
  3. 2. [The Old Hex House]
    Yarko the Great
  4. 3. Princess Kidnapped
    Minnie th' Mermaid
  5. 4. In New York
    Don Quixote
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Wonders in the News
  7. 6. ["Boys and Girls"]
  8. 7. ["Shorty has escaped from the cabin of Tiny, the smuggler..."]
    Shorty Shortcake
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Wonders That Are True
  10. 9. [The Panama Assignment]
    Patty O'Day
  11. 10. Charlie Siringo
    Men Who Made the West
  12. 11. [The Pearl Diver Murders]
    Dr. Fung
  13. 12. The Children's Crusade [Part 1]
  14. 13. The Iron Horse Goes Through
    Tex Maxon
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Sport Album
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Filmore Dudd
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Movie Memos
  18. 17. [The Dancing Spy]
    K-51 Spies At War
  19. 18. [The Protection Racketeers]
    Gang-Buster Robinson
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Short Subjects
  21. 20. ["Poland, sounding the note for modern society, has issued a new child welfare series."]
    Wonder Stamp Club
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Slight Errors
  23. 22. [The Panama Plot]
    Spark Stevens
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Belly Busters
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Wonderworld Comics #3
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry Andrews
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