(January 1940)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand:
?
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

[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.

[Bald Spot On the Earth] (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:
science fiction
Characters:
Rex Dexter; Cynde; Jan (a talking crow once human); Yna (Jan's wife, a dove); Protoplasman (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Rex Dexter decides to visit the ship's junk room and discovers a talking crow (once human) who tells of a trip he and his wife took to Mercury. They developed engine trouble and a giant from the planet tells them that he hates Earth beings, and he has a way to turn them into animals, then hunt them to the death. Rex and Cynde head for Mercury to confront this giant, which they do, turning the giant into a worm, which the crow eats, then Jan and Yna are restored to their former selves.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Mercury

Indexer Notes

The artist also signed his last name on panel 6 of page 8.

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. [Bald Spot On the Earth]
    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
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin