(June 1939)

Fox, 1939 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1939-04-28
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.

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 412943.


["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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