(April 1950)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc.
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

With this issue "Dan Garrett" becomes "Dan Garret" again, and "Mike Manigan" becomes "Mike Mannigan".

Indicia:
BLUE BEETLE, April 1950, No. 58. Published bi-monthly by Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc., 221 Conyngham Ave., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Executive offices at 60 E. 42nd St., New York 17, N. Y. Application for entry as second class matter pending. Price 10ยข per copy. Yearly subscriptions, in the United States and its possessions, Mexico, South America, Spain, 75c including postage. $1.50 elsewhere. The publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited material. Copyright 1950 by Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc. Contents must not be reproduced without permission. Any similarity between any of the names of persons or places appearing in this magazine (except those based on history or fact) with actual persons or places is not intended and is purely coincidental.
Printed in U.S.A.


Blue Beetle Returns!! (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]
Reprints:

The Power of the Press (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Joan Mason; Dr. Kranz
Synopsis:
Dan Garret (and the Blue Beetle) return after a nearly two year absence, during which Dan did overseas work for the government. His friends Mike, Joan and Dr. Kranz are all happy to have him back. But Joan's boss is soon in danger from his estranged son, who needs money to pay his shady connections.

Indexer Notes

The first page of this story is printed on the inside front cover in blue duotone.

Appointment With Death (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mo Marcus ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Joan Mason
Synopsis:
Dan Garret overhears a plot to kill a professor working on atomic secrets in the subway, and must save both the Professor and Joan as the Blue Beetle.

The Shattered Alibi (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Sink That Ball (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Joan Mason; Dr. Kranz (off-panel)
Synopsis:
The Blue Beetle helps a high school basketball player who is being blackmailed into throwing the championship game.

Indexer Notes

The Blue Beetle has "electronic hearing", x-ray vision and super breath in this story.

Save Your Hair (Table of Contents)

Hair Research Co. New and Improved Amazing Scientific Hair Research Formula / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Yours! These 2 great new best-sellers Both Free (Table of Contents)

The Fiction Book Club "The Wrath and the Wind" and "Bonanza Queen" / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
"The Wrath and the Wind": What wild terror had made Zelda a mute... and why was this high-born beauty SOLD to the highest bidder?
"Bonanza Queen": She hated the one man who dared to give her orders until that strange and unforgettable climax when Her Hate Turned to Love.

Look! - Its True! 1950's Most Beautiful Cottons ... Cost You Less! (Table of Contents)

Florida Fashions / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Have a Slimmer, Youthful, Feminine Appearance Instantly! (Table of Contents)

Adjust-O-Belt Co. Up-Lift Adjust-O-Belt / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Blue Beetle Returns!!
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. The Power of the Press
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. Appointment With Death
    Blue Beetle
  4. 3. The Shattered Alibi
  5. 4. Sink That Ball
    Blue Beetle
  6. 5. Save Your Hair
    Hair Research Co. New and Improved Amazing Scientific Hair Research Formula
  7. 6. Yours! These 2 great new best-sellers Both Free
    The Fiction Book Club "The Wrath and the Wind" and "Bonanza Queen"
  8. 7. Look! - Its True! 1950's Most Beautiful Cottons ... Cost You Less!
    Florida Fashions
  9. 8. Have a Slimmer, Youthful, Feminine Appearance Instantly!
    Adjust-O-Belt Co. Up-Lift Adjust-O-Belt
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Henry Andrews