(March 1940)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand:
FP
Editing:
Victor Fox
Format:
Standard Golden Age U.S. Size; Full Color; Glossy Covers; Newsprint Interior; Saddle-Stitched

Issue Notes

Original index by Lou Mougin, indicia, additional characters, synopses, fillers and ads added by Henry Andrews 12/2008.
Indicia:
SCIENCE COMICS, Vol. 1, No. 2, is published monthly by Fox Publications, Inc. Office of publicaion, 1 Appleton Street, Holyoke, Mass. Editorial and Executive offices, 480 Lexington Avenue, New York, N. Y. Application for entry as second-class matter at the Post Office at Holyoke, Mass., under the Act of March 3, 1879, pending. Price 10 cents per copy. Subscription rates: 12 issues in the United States, and its possessions, Mexico, South America, Spain, $1.50. The Publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited material. Copyright, 1939, by Fox Publications, inc. Contents must not be reproduced without permission. The names of all characters that are used are fictitious. Use of a name which is the same as that of any living person is accidental. For advertising rates, address: Advertising Manager, Fox Publications, Inc., 480 Lexington Ave., New York City. Mid-Western Office, 7310 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Mich. Printed in the U. S. A.


["With one paralyzing thrust, Dynamo disabled the huge power plant"] (Table of Contents)

Dynamo / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dynamo (formerly Electro)
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Science Fights Crime! / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Two illustrated accounts of crimes solved by science.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[The Mail Pirates] (Table of Contents)

Eagle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Emil Gershwin? [as Lester Raye] (signed)
Inks:
Emil Gershwin?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Eagle [Ted Powers; Bill Powers] (The Eagle's first name is Ted in the first few panels and Bill in the last few- Bill is used in later appearances); Jason; Blackie (villain; introduction); Blackie's gang of mail pirates (villains; introduction)
Synopsis:
The Eagle investigates a series of mail planes that have gone missing while flying over the Rockies. He finds and brings to justice the gang that has been shooting them down and stealing the mail.

[The Fort Knox Gold Robbery] (Table of Contents)

Dynamo / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Webb? [as Harold Weber] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Webb?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dynamo (formerly Electro)
Synopsis:
Dynamo tracks the stolen gold to a mansion where an "artist" was hiding it inside of bronze statues. When the rest of the gang attacks him, Dynamo uses his powers to electroplate them in the gold and delivers them to the federal men.

Indexer Notes

formerly Electro; probably changed due to Timely's Electro from MARVEL MYSTERY COMICS. In some panels (but not all), Dynamo's costume still has an "E" on the front above the lightning bolt.

[Master of the Ice Ray] (Table of Contents)

Cosmic Carson / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska [as Michael Griffith] (signed)
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Cosmic Carson; The Skull-Men (villains; introduction; death)
Synopsis:
Cosmic Carson goes in search of a space expedition that never returned. He is captured by the same inhabitants of the planet that the original team was- a race of men with skull-like features. Using his superior strength he escapes, frees the other Earthmen, tricks the Skull Men into destroying their own weapons, and bombs them out of existence as he flies back to Earth.

[Attack On the Moon] (Table of Contents)

Perisphere Payne / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Arnold Haney] (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Perisphere Payne
Synopsis:
Perisphere Payne heads a team sent to help the refueling station on the Moon defeat an invasion. He discovers that the invasion is coming from a city deep in the Moon's core and destroys the city with explosives.

Build a Fighting Plane (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Patterns intended to be traced on cardboard, cut out and assembled into a plane.

Build a Super-Locomotive (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Patterns intended to be traced on cardboard, cut out and assembled into a locomotive.

[Uchunko, Ruler of the Jungle] (Table of Contents)

Marga / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Emil Gershwin? [as James T. Royal] (signed)
Inks:
Emil Gershwin?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Marga; Ted Grant; Uchunko (villain; introduction)
Synopsis:
Marga and Ted are captured by Uchunko, who believes himself the rightful rule of the jungle. He intends to kill Ted by throwing him in a pit and rule with Marga at his side, but Marga escapes and rescues Ted and the two fight their way back to civilization.

Gold...1000 Miles Down (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Text with illustrations.

[Battle of the Insects] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Doom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Richard Crater] (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Doom (villain); Jan; Wanda
Synopsis:
Dr. Doom escapes from Jan and Wanda who pursue him back to Jupiter. He captures them and subjects them and his other captives to his diminishing ray. Shrunken down to insect size, Jan, Wanda and the other captives must fight mosquitoes as one of Dr. Doom's "experiements". When they defeat the mosquitoes Dr. Doom restores their size, and they overpower him and escape, leaving him chained in his lab.

[The Prime Minister Strikes Back] (Table of Contents)

Navy Jones / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bert Whitman
Pencils:
Bert Whitman [as Frank Pensley] (signed)
Inks:
Bert Whitman [as Frank Pensley] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Navy Jones; Princess Coral; The King; The Prime Minister (villain; death)
Synopsis:
The deposed Prime Minister invades and captures the city of the fish men. Navy Jones arrives just in time to save the King from being fed to a giant two-headed carnivorous plant. As the King goes to prepare explosives Navy rescues Princess Coral from the Prime Minister, throwing him into a pen of hungry sea swine. As Navy and the Princess escape, the King blows up the whole city and the invaders that were occupying it.

Indexer Notes

Page count correction by Len Wolinsky via error report.

5 Direct Hits (Table of Contents)

Wonderworld Comics; Mystery Men Comics; Fantastic Comics; Science Comics; Weird Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Fox's five main anthologies, featuring a drawing of a cannon plus miniature reproductions of the covers to Wonderworld Comics #11, Mystery Men Comics #8, Fantastic Comics #4, Science Comics #1 and Weird Comcis #1. Inside back cover.

Johnson Smith & Co. (Table of Contents)

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

30+ small ads, some with illustrations, for products offered by Johnson Smith & Co. Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["With one paralyzing thrust, Dynamo disabled the huge power plant"]
    Dynamo
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Science Fights Crime!
  3. 2. [The Mail Pirates]
    Eagle
  4. 3. [The Fort Knox Gold Robbery]
    Dynamo
  5. 4. [Master of the Ice Ray]
    Cosmic Carson
  6. 5. [Attack On the Moon]
    Perisphere Payne
  7. 6. Build a Fighting Plane
  8. 7. Build a Super-Locomotive
  9. 8. [Uchunko, Ruler of the Jungle]
    Marga
  10. 9. Gold...1000 Miles Down
  11. 10. [Battle of the Insects]
    Dr. Doom
  12. 11. [The Prime Minister Strikes Back]
    Navy Jones
  13. 12. 5 Direct Hits
    Wonderworld Comics; Mystery Men Comics; Fantastic Comics; Science Comics; Weird Comics
  14. 13. Johnson Smith & Co.
    Johnson Smith & Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Andrews