(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:
superhero
Characters:
Yarko

["The Beechcraft"] (Table of Contents)

Winged Wonders / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation

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:
superhero
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)

["Philadelphia, PA."] (Table of Contents)

Wonders in the News / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

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

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

["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)

["Key West, FLA."] (Table of Contents)

Wonders That Are True / comic story / 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".

["'Deadeye' Arlayne Brown"] (Table of Contents)

Sport Album / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; sports

["This is more than my anemic constitution can stand!"] (Table of Contents)

Filmore Dudd / comic story / 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

["Buddy Ebsen"] (Table of Contents)

Movie Memos / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Buddy Ebsen; Doris Nolan; Gladys Swarthout; Wallace Beery; Boris Karloff

[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)

Monkey Shines; Added Attraction: Frankfurter Follies of 1939 (Table of Contents)

Short Subjects / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

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.

["Barber - how long shall I have to wait for a shave?"] (Table of Contents)

Slight Errors / cartoon / 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)

["- And folks, I'll have to conclude my radio talk..."] (Table of Contents)

Belly Busters / cartoon / 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) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["You can't move! Yarko commands!"]
    Yarko the Great
  2. 1. ["The Beechcraft"]
    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. ["Philadelphia, PA."]
    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. ["Key West, FLA."]
    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. ["'Deadeye' Arlayne Brown"]
    Sport Album
  16. 15. ["This is more than my anemic constitution can stand!"]
    Filmore Dudd
  17. 16. ["Buddy Ebsen"]
    Movie Memos
  18. 17. [The Dancing Spy]
    K-51 Spies At War
  19. 18. [The Protection Racketeers]
    Gang-Buster Robinson
  20. 19. Monkey Shines; Added Attraction: Frankfurter Follies of 1939
    Short Subjects
  21. 20. ["Poland, sounding the note for modern society, has issued a new child welfare series."]
    Wonder Stamp Club
  22. 21. ["Barber - how long shall I have to wait for a shave?"]
    Slight Errors
  23. 22. [The Panama Plot]
    Spark Stevens
  24. 23. ["- And folks, I'll have to conclude my radio talk..."]
    Belly Busters
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Wonderworld Comics #3
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
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