(May-June 1940)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
On-sale date:
1940-04-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand:
FP
Editing:
Victor Fox
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
7 1/2"? x 10 1/4"? [pre-War]; 7 1/4" x 10 1/8" [<= 1948]; 6 7/8" x 10 1/8" [>= 1950]
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; 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, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 452545.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]
Reprints:

[The Ridley Murder Case] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve ?
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Robert Ridley; Dr. Bartlett; Corcoran; Miss Ridley; Charley Storm
Synopsis:
When Robert Ridley dies on the operating table due to an explosion, the Beetle suspects foul play.
Reprints:

[Dr. Hanrahan's Murder Syndicate] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Charles Nicholas]
Inks:
? [as Charles Nicholas]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Dr. Hanrahan (Intro, villain, Dies); Mrs. O'Rory (intro); John Boyce; Dr. Franz; Joseph Carcaretti (Intro)
Synopsis:
A Doctor and a crematorian operator run a murder for hire service.
Reprints:

[The Marty Kidnapping] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Leo Stutz; (villain); Nick Naroldi; Ruth Marty
Synopsis:
Ruth Marty, daughter of a famous judge is kidnapped from her home.
Reprints:

[Fiends At the Fair] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas (signed)
Inks:
Charles Nicholas (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan (Policeman); John Dore (carnival manager); Von Heuger (villain); Blackie (villain)
Synopsis:
Thugs try to force a carnival owner to install slot machines, but the Blue Beetle steps in to stop the racket in its tracks.
Reprints:

Mass Murder By Radioactive Salt (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles Nicholas
Letters:
Typeset

[The Plot of Captain X-13] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Cazeneuve ?
Inks:
Louis Cazeneuve ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Captain X-13 (Intro, Dies, villain); Eli Crane; Dr.Franz; Jane; Charley Storm; Darrell
Synopsis:
The Beetle breaks up a spy ring.
Reprints:

[The Arson Ring] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Larry Antonette ?
Inks:
Larry Antonette ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Spike (Intro, villain); his gang (Intro, villain); unnamed girl reporter [Joan Mason?]

Indexer Notes

Story is unsigned.

["A terrific explosion on the west side of the city"] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Dr. Franz; Boss X; Tom
Synopsis:
Boss X kidnaps the mayor's son.
Reprints:

[The Charity Race Kidnapping] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Charles Nicholas]
Inks:
? [as Charles Nicholas]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Monnett (villain); Preyster (villain); Dr.Franz
Synopsis:
Gangsters kidnap a racehorse and then enter him under false names in different races.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. [The Ridley Murder Case]
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [Dr. Hanrahan's Murder Syndicate]
    Blue Beetle
  4. 3. [The Marty Kidnapping]
    Blue Beetle
  5. 4. [Fiends At the Fair]
    The Blue Beetle
  6. 5. Mass Murder By Radioactive Salt
    Blue Beetle
  7. 6. [The Plot of Captain X-13]
    Blue Beetle
  8. 7. [The Arson Ring]
    Blue Beetle
  9. 8. ["A terrific explosion on the west side of the city"]
    Blue Beetle
  10. 9. [The Charity Race Kidnapping]
    Blue Beetle
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