(May 1940)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1940-03-15
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 and the volume number found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 449437.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Simon ?
Inks:
Joe Simon ?
Colors:
?

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

[The Beetle and the Bombers] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]; The Yellow Gang (introduction, villain)

[The Prince Otembi Affair: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Kirby

Genre:
war
Characters:
Wing Turner; Prince Otembi (introduction); V: Mahruf-Ali (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters credit identified by Greg Theakston and later Harry Mendryk on the Jack Kirby Museum web page http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2369, 31 October 2008 (retrieved 15 December 2014).

[Invasion of Fire] (Table of Contents)

Rex Dexter / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rex Dexter; Flame-Men (from Emalf, introduction, villain)

[The Professor's Blackmail Band] (Table of Contents)

The Green Mask / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
L. Bing
Inks:
L. Bing
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Mask [Michael Shelby]; News Doakes; F. B. Hendrix; Hendrix's daughter; The Professor (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
The Professor is indulging in a vicious blackmail racket upon four big business men he has tricked into a phony trust that has led several of them to commit suicide rather than pay up. When a Herman Bates commits suicide, the Green Mask looks into the matter and ferrets out the rats responsible.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

According to the Who's Who, Paddock probably illustrated this story, not L. Bing, so art credits revised to reflect this. Walter Frehm is a pen name (and by-line) for several artists, including Frehm himself (who drew the Green Mask in 1939), Paddock (who drew the feature in 1940), and Louis Cazeneuve (who drew the feature in 1941).

["Yip-pee-eee!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Billy Bounce
Reprints:

Slaves For Slaughter (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pierce Rice? (byline Cecilia Munson)
Inks:
Charles Nicholas?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Chen Chang

Death By Electrocution (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin A. Brusten (Joe Simon?)
Letters:
typeset

[The Dope Smuggling Gamblers] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Lt. Drake

[The Weather Kings] (Table of Contents)

Moth / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Norton Kinglsey]
Pencils:
Greg Chapian [as Norton Kinglsey]
Inks:
Greg Chapian [as Norton Kinglsey]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Moth

Indexer Notes

credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["I hope I can escape jury duty..."] (Table of Contents)

Hemlock Shomes / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab
Pencils:
Fred Schwab (signed Fred)
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
Fred Schwab

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hemlock Shomes

[The Transport Saboteurs] (Table of Contents)

D-13 / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (S.R. Powell byline but after Powell left Fox)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

[Showdown With Sin Lee] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Savage; Sin Lee (Villain, death)

[The Vanishing Beauties of Ankara] (Table of Contents)

Zanzibar / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as George Tuska] (byline only)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zanzibar; Achmed Pasha (villain, introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Blue Beetle
  2. 1. [The Beetle and the Bombers]
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [The Prince Otembi Affair: Part 1]
    Wing Turner
  4. 3. [Invasion of Fire]
    Rex Dexter
  5. 4. [The Professor's Blackmail Band]
    The Green Mask
  6. 5. ["Yip-pee-eee!"]
    Billy Bounce
  7. 6. Slaves For Slaughter
    Chen Chang
  8. 7. Death By Electrocution
  9. 8. [The Dope Smuggling Gamblers]
    Lt. Drake
  10. 9. [The Weather Kings]
    Moth
  11. 10. ["I hope I can escape jury duty..."]
    Hemlock Shomes
  12. 11. [The Transport Saboteurs]
    D-13
  13. 12. [Showdown With Sin Lee]
    Captain Savage
  14. 13. [The Vanishing Beauties of Ankara]
    Zanzibar
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