(May 1940)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1940-03-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand:
FP
Editing:
Victor Fox
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
7 1/2" x 10 1/4" (19.1 cm x 26 cm)
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 451261.


["The Flame Leaped At The Monster And Blasted Away"] (Table of Contents)

Flame / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Simon (signed)
Inks:
Joe Simon (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flame

Indexer Notes

Updated cover pencil & ink credits from West Stephan (February 21, 2006). Originally credited to Lou Fine.

[The Death Ray] (Table of Contents)

Flame / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles A. Winter
Inks:
Charles A. Winter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Olga (Villain; Intro)

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., August 2009; pencils previously credited as "Basil Berold ?".

[The Domain of Fu Chu] (Table of Contents)

Yarko / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum [as Anthony Brooks] (credited)
Pencils:
Larry Antoinette ?
Inks:
Larry Antoinette ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fu Chu (Villain; Intro)

Indexer Notes

Second death-ray invention in a row this issue.
Art credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., August 2009; previously credited to Fred Guardineer.
Per Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books, Anthony Brooks is a pseudonym for Toni Blum, who was a writer.

["The villains!"] (Table of Contents)

Shorty Shortcake / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
S. M. Iger [as Jerry Williams] (credited)
Pencils:
S. M. Iger [as Jerry Williams] (credited)
Inks:
S. M. Iger [as Jerry Williams] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer had Klaus Nordling as writer/penciler/inker, but Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books says that Jerry Williams is a pseudonym for S. M. Iger, who was a writer/penciler/inker of Shorty Shortcake.

[The Abduction of Lupe De Vere] (Table of Contents)

Patty O'Day / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Claire Moe ? [as Vic Todd]
Inks:
Claire Moe ? [as Vic Todd]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Lupe De Vere (Intro)

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. notes that art is unlikely to be Claire Moe, August 2009.

[The Wharf Rats of Shanghai] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Powell [as Arthur Dean] (credited)
Pencils:
Bob Powell [as Arthur Dean] (credited)
Inks:
Bob Powell [as Arthur Dean] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Lo San Kee (Villain; Intro); the Wharf Rats (Villain; Intro)

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who of American Comic Books says that Arthur Dean is a pseudonym for Bob Powell, who was a writer/penciler/inker of Dr. Fung.

Death Mask (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Text with illustrations.

[Slade and Barnes, Bandits] (Table of Contents)

Tex Maxon, the Phantom Rider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chuck Munson
Inks:
Chuck Munson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Slade (Villain; Intro); Barnes (Villain; Intro)

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. notes that art is NOT by Munson Paddock as originally credited, despite "Chuck Munson" byline, August 2009.

In Modern Times (Table of Contents)

Don Quixote / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., August 2009; originally credited as "Bob Powell ?".

In Guam (Table of Contents)

Spark Stevens / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Mr. Krest (Villain; Intro)

[The Scientist's Haunted House] (Table of Contents)

K-51 Spies At War / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as Willis B. Rensie] (credited)
Pencils:
Tom Gill [as TG] (signed)
Inks:
Tom Gill [as TG] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Dr. Hugo Sloan (Intro)

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., August 2009; originally credited as "Charles A. Winter ?".

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["The Flame Leaped At The Monster And Blasted Away"]
    Flame
  2. 1. [The Death Ray]
    Flame
  3. 2. [The Domain of Fu Chu]
    Yarko
  4. 3. ["The villains!"]
    Shorty Shortcake
  5. 4. [The Abduction of Lupe De Vere]
    Patty O'Day
  6. 5. [The Wharf Rats of Shanghai]
    Dr. Fung
  7. 6. Death Mask
  8. 7. [Slade and Barnes, Bandits]
    Tex Maxon, the Phantom Rider
  9. 8. In Modern Times
    Don Quixote
  10. 9. In Guam
    Spark Stevens
  11. 10. [The Scientist's Haunted House]
    K-51 Spies At War
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen