(Summer 1940)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Fox Feature Comic FP
Editing:
Victor Fox
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flame / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flame [Gary Preston]
Reprints:

[The Origin of the Flame, Retold] (Table of Contents)

The Flame / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flame [Gary Preston] (origin retold); Mr. King (introduction); Ida King (introduction); Ivan (villain, introduction, death); Ivan's gang (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Reprints:

[Invasion of the Kikoos] (Table of Contents)

The Flame / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as Basil Berold] (signed)
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flame [Gary Preston]; un-named girl agent; The Kikoos (villains, some die); Monk (villain)
Synopsis:
The Flame has to deal with the wanton killing and robberies staged by a group of weird, spectral creatures called the Kikoo, which came from an island where the government leaders hid them out because of their inferior minds. Unfortunately, led by an evil influence, they are capable of extreme violence, as the Flame discovers.
Reprints:

[The Arson Ring of Mr. Crass] (Table of Contents)

The Flame / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flame [Gary Preston]; Bonnie Lane (introduction); J. B. Crass (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints:

The Flame (Table of Contents)

The Flame / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Nathaniel Nitkin [as N. N. Nathaniel] (credited)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flame [Gary Preston]

[The Construction Racketeers] (Table of Contents)

The Flame / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flame [Gary Preston]; Radler (villain, death); Stone (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Stymied by corrupt politicians and lax building materials, the authorities seem helpless to stop the collapse of people's homes and wanton death, but the Flame goes directly after the crooked contractors themselves.
Reprints:

[The Atomic Generator] (Table of Contents)

The Flame / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Lee Harris (signed)
Inks:
Lee Harris (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flame [Gary Preston]; Dr. Harvey (scientist, inventor); Jan Harvey (the doctor's daughter); Lizzie (Harvey's maid); Von Kraupt (villain, introduction); Jarud Kane (villain, Harvey's assistant, introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Artist revision from Lou Fine to Harris by Craig Delich, verified by information supplied in Alter Ego #125, which reproduces the splash (signed by Harris) and two other pages.

[Raiders of the Deep] (Table of Contents)

The Flame / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as Basil Berold] (signed)
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flame [Gary Preston]; General Doyoff (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains)
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flame
  2. 1. [The Origin of the Flame, Retold]
    The Flame
  3. 2. [Invasion of the Kikoos]
    The Flame
  4. 3. [The Arson Ring of Mr. Crass]
    The Flame
  5. 4. The Flame
    The Flame
  6. 5. [The Construction Racketeers]
    The Flame
  7. 6. [The Atomic Generator]
    The Flame
  8. 7. [Raiders of the Deep]
    The Flame
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin