(July 1940)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1940
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand:
?
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Bomb Kills Hundreds in Midtown (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; The Sylvanian Consul Secretary (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Though Blue Beetle is not explained as having superpowers until next issue, he may display them here for the first time when he defeats 20 mobsters in one fistfight, when previously he could take two or three mobsters at a time.

[The Giant Airplane Blimp] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska ? [as Floyd Kelly] (signed)
Inks:
George Tuska [as Floyd Kelly] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Wing Turner; the Nazis (villains)

[The Crow from Space] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dick Briefer
Pencils:
Dick Briefer
Inks:
Dick Briefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rex Dexter; Jan (introduction); Yna (introduction); The Hunter (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints:

[The Federal Reserve Robbery] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Walter Frehm
Inks:
Walter Frehm
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Mask [Michael Shelby]; Voss (villain, introduction); Lovensky (villain, introduction); Boris (villain, introduction); Hans (villain, introduction); un-named spies (villains, introduction)

["Calling all cars!"] (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

Demons of Doom (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Munson Paddock [as Cecilia Munson] (signed)
Inks:
Munson Paddock [as Cecilia Munson] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Chen Chang (villain); River Lily (villain)

Twentieth Century Death Ray (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
B. A. Martin (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Stuffed Fish Smugglers] (Table of Contents)

Lt. Drake of the Naval Intelligence / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Klaus Nordling [as F. Klaus] (signed)
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling [as F. Klaus] (signed)
Inks:
Klaus Nordling [as F. Klaus] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Lt. Drake; Inspector Stevens (cameo); gang of smugglers (villains)
Synopsis:
Lt. Drake is assigned the task of capturing the men responsible for smuggling orientals into the United States.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits courtesy of the Who's Who, added by Craig Delich.

The Strange Case of the Terror Castle Grave Robberies (Table of Contents)

The Moth / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Moth; The Doc (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
The Doc sends some of his hoodlums into a cemetery looking for a disease-free body into which he plans to transplant a brain, thus allowing him to have the power of God to create life.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

This is the last appearance for this character, who is called "Moth Man" on the cover. The plot of this story just had to have been taken from Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein." NOTE: The strip carries the by-line of "Norman Kingsley", which may have been an editorial alteration of the by-line "Norton Kingsley", which was the pen-name of Chuck A. Winter, who drew The Lynx for Fox in 1941. The editors may have just stuck this by-line on the strip [not unusual in those days]. The Men of Mystery reprint ID's Pierce Rice with the art, but Rice only penciled the strip circa 1941, while Mooney did full art from 1940 into 1941. This information added by Craig Delich 2010-6-1.

["Gee! Shomes, do you hear that?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Hemlock Shomes

[Attack in the South Atlantic] (Table of Contents)

D-13 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Powell
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
D-13 [Richard Anthony]; Susan Florenz (introduction); Rico (introduction); Diego (introduction); the Nazis (villains)

[Six Crates for Singapore] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Savage

[Zombies of the Bayou] (Table of Contents)

Zanzibar / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zanzibar; The Zombie Master (villain, introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. Bomb Kills Hundreds in Midtown
    The Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [The Giant Airplane Blimp]
    Wing Turner
  4. 3. [The Crow from Space]
    Rex Dexter
  5. 4. [The Federal Reserve Robbery]
    The Green Mask
  6. 5. ["Calling all cars!"]
    Billy Bounce
  7. 6. Demons of Doom
    Chen Chang
  8. 7. Twentieth Century Death Ray
  9. 8. [The Stuffed Fish Smugglers]
    Lt. Drake of the Naval Intelligence
  10. 9. The Strange Case of the Terror Castle Grave Robberies
    The Moth
  11. 10. ["Gee! Shomes, do you hear that?"]
    Hemlock Shomes
  12. 11. [Attack in the South Atlantic]
    D-13
  13. 12. [Six Crates for Singapore]
    Captain Savage
  14. 13. [Zombies of the Bayou]
    Zanzibar
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Andrews
  • Scott Casper
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin