(October 1939)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1939-08-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand:
FP
Editing:
Victor Fox ?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
7 1/2" x 10 1/4"
Paper Stock:
Glossy Covers; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 4. Second class periodical. Copyright number 424746.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Green Mask / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
The Green Mask [Michael Shelby]

[The Rule of J. J. Fakin] (Table of Contents)

The Green Mask / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Walter Frame
Inks:
Walter Frame
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Green Mask [Michael Shelby]; J. J. Fakin (first appearance; villain; also spelled "Faken")
Reprints:

[The Cone-Shaped Planet] (Table of Contents)

Rex Dexter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Briefer
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Rex Dexter; Cynde
Synopsis:
Rex and Cynde are exiled from Earth

["Don't worry, sir, I'll have this solved in 24 hours--"] (Table of Contents)

Billy Bounce / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Norman Lee
Pencils:
Norman Lee
Inks:
Norman Lee
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[The Railroad Robbery] (Table of Contents)

Chen Chang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Munson Paddock [as Cecilia Munson]
Inks:
Munson Paddock
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
V: Chen Chang

Death Rides With the Jewel of Timboor (Table of Contents)

Wing Turner / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska [ as Floyd Kelly]
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[The Transatlantic Gamblers] (Table of Contents)

Lt. Drake / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling
Inks:
Klaus Nordling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Lt. Drake; Basil Older (first appearance; villain)

The Case of the Missing Molars (Table of Contents)

Hemlock Shomes / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Man With the Paraffin Beard (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Clyde H. Kleinert
Letters:
typeset

[Villains of the Vulture Head Saloon] (Table of Contents)

Waco Kid / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
Arthur Peddy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
next app. in GREEN MASK #3

[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:
?

Characters:
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]; Spike and his gang (first appearance; villains)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Blue Beetle gains eye-mask; costume still has short sleeves

[The Killings of Seurat Khan] (Table of Contents)

Inspector Bancroft / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Franklin
Inks:
Art Franklln
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Inspector Bancroft; Seurat Khan (first appearance; villain)

[The Mystery Sub] (Table of Contents)

D-13 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
D-13 [Richard Anthony]; The Nazis (villains)

[Elephant Attack] (Table of Contents)

Denny Scott / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Lindermayer [as L. Mayor]
Inks:
John Lindermayer [as L. Mayor]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[Sanchoo the Smuggler] (Table of Contents)

Zanzibar / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
V: Sanchoo (I)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Famous Detectives / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lee Harris ? [as Harris] (signed)
Pencils:
Lee Harris [as Harris] (signed)
Inks:
Lee Harris [as Harris] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Matthew Solomon (detective); Red Collins (villain, bandit)
Reprints:
  • in Alter Ego (TwoMorrows, 1999 series), Vol. 3, #125 (June 2014)

Indexer Notes

Out of proper sequence.

Story recounts Solomon's capture of a bandit.

Masthead reads "Lee Harris".

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Green Mask
  2. 1. [The Rule of J. J. Fakin]
    The Green Mask
  3. 2. [The Cone-Shaped Planet]
    Rex Dexter
  4. 3. ["Don't worry, sir, I'll have this solved in 24 hours--"]
    Billy Bounce
  5. 4. [The Railroad Robbery]
    Chen Chang
  6. 5. Death Rides With the Jewel of Timboor
    Wing Turner
  7. 6. [The Transatlantic Gamblers]
    Lt. Drake
  8. 7. The Case of the Missing Molars
    Hemlock Shomes
  9. 8. The Man With the Paraffin Beard
  10. 9. [Villains of the Vulture Head Saloon]
    Waco Kid
  11. 10. [The Loan Shark Racket]
    Blue Beetle
  12. 11. [The Killings of Seurat Khan]
    Inspector Bancroft
  13. 12. [The Mystery Sub]
    D-13
  14. 13. [Elephant Attack]
    Denny Scott
  15. 14. [Sanchoo the Smuggler]
    Zanzibar
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Famous Detectives
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Andrews
  • Dan Kocher
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin