(January 1940)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1939-11-15
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 at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 437144.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

D-13 / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
D-13 [Richard Anthony]

The Taj Lamah Jewels (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Mask [Michael Shelby]; Franz Weise (death); Thomas Henrich (refugee author); un-named daughter of Henrich; News Doakes; El Rikaf (villain, introduction); Boris (villain); Voss (villain); Lovensky (villain); Hans (villain)
Synopsis:
Agents of a warring nation plot to destroy all U.S. industrial plants and steal gold from the U.S. Federal Reserve in order to cripple the abilities of America to meddle in the war.
Reprints:
Keywords:
hat band

Indexer Notes

Walter Frame was the name of a real artist at Fox named Walter Frehm. How much art he did is not known as the name was used as a by-line on many strips of the period, with art by Munson Paddock and Louis Cazeneuve, among possible others. The Who's Who states that Munson Paddock drew the Mask circa 1940 for Mystery Men Comics and I believe Paddock may have done this story. Information added by Craig Delich 2012-12-2.

["Out of the sky.........."] (Table of Contents)

Rex Dexter of Mars, Interplanetary Adventurer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick Briefer (signed)
Pencils:
Dick Briefer (signed)
Inks:
Dick Briefer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; science fiction
Characters:
Rex Dexter; Cynde; Protoplasmen (villains, all die)
Synopsis:
Scientists first ignore the fact that a meteor from outer space has struck Earth in Asia at an angle, making the area devoid of natural features, which they call "The Bald Spot." However, when they discover that the Bald Spot is growing in size, the scientists investigate and discover a strange life form: jelly fish with heads or protoplasmen as they call them. Rex investigates and discoers a way todestroy the enemy.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bald Spot; Capris

Mistaken Identity (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Billy Bounce

Murder In a Monsoon (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Chen Chang

[The Sub Strikes] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
Wing Turner; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Wing is assigned the task of manning a plane over the U-boat infested waters of the North Atlantic, looking for the periscopes of subs below the surface. He spots one and heads into the air to coordinate his ship's torpedo target. While the torpedo sinks the sub, Wing's plane's rudder is hit by flying shattered metal and crashes into the ocean, becoming fair game for the Nazis..
Reprints:
Keywords:
Havre (France)

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who indicates that Floyd Kelly was a by-line, used by Tuska as well as Jack Kirby, Dennis Neville, and others. The by-line probably refers to the artist only, not the writer, so the by-line is probably ill-placed.

"Tony Brick, Poison Ring Leader" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lt. Drake; Tony Brick (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

The Morgue Murder Mystery (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hemlock Shomes; Dr. Potsam

The Dreamer (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sid L. Sidney
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

text story

[Captured By Sin Lee] (Table of Contents)

Captain Savage / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Captain Savage; VILLAIN: Sin Lee (intro)
Reprints:

[Fiends At the Fair] (Table of Contents)

The Blue Beetle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]; Von Heuger (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

[The Bridge Blasters] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (Noel Howard)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Inspector Bancroft (last appearance)

[Fahid the Revolutionary] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Agent D-13 [Richard Anthony]; Fahid (villain, introduction)

[Countess Zita, Spy] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Lindermayer
Inks:
John Lindermayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Denny Scott; VILLAIN: Countess Zita (intro, dies)

The Murder of Glenwood Village (Table of Contents)

Zanzibar / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Zanzibar; VILLAIN: Marco Hawkins (intro)
Keywords:
Magic
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    D-13
  2. 1. The Taj Lamah Jewels
    The Green Mask
  3. 2. ["Out of the sky.........."]
    Rex Dexter of Mars, Interplanetary Adventurer
  4. 3. Mistaken Identity
    Billy Bounce
  5. 4. Murder In a Monsoon
    Chen Chang
  6. 5. [The Sub Strikes]
    Wing Turner
  7. 6. "Tony Brick, Poison Ring Leader"
    Lt. Drake
  8. 7. The Morgue Murder Mystery
    Hemlock Shomes
  9. 8. The Dreamer
  10. 9. [Captured By Sin Lee]
    Captain Savage
  11. 10. [Fiends At the Fair]
    The Blue Beetle
  12. 11. [The Bridge Blasters]
    Inspector Bancroft
  13. 12. [Fahid the Revolutionary]
    D-13
  14. 13. [Countess Zita, Spy]
    Denny Scott
  15. 14. The Murder of Glenwood Village
    Zanzibar
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Andrews
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin