(August 1940)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
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

Issue Notes

Blue Beetle radio program mentioned in an ad in this issue.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Edd Ashe
Inks:
Edd Ashe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]

Indexer Notes

Art credits revised from Charles Nicholas? to Ashe by Craig Delich 2010-3-14.

["A Gang of Thieves Are About to Rob a Pawn Shop..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Larry Antonette [as Charles Nicholas] (signed)
Inks:
Larry Antonette [as Charles Nicholas] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Hannigan (Policeman); unnamed pawn shop worker; Spike (villain, introduction); Spike's gang [Joe; Red (death); rest unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A gang of thieves rob a pawn shop, nearly knocking out Policeman Hannigan, who whistles an SOS, which the Beetle overhears and heads out to capture the crooks.
Reprints:
  • in Men of Mystery Comics (AC, 1999 series) #98 (2015) (in black and white)
Keywords:
Vitamin 2-X

Indexer Notes

1st mention of Blue Beetle being given super-powers by Vitamin 2X.

According to an article that appeared in the Los Angeles Times in 1976, written by Lynn Simross, this story MAY have been illustrated by Don Rico.

Creator credits confirmed by Shaun Clancy in the Comics History Exchange list on Facebook from Larry Antonette's personal papers, which included pages of this story torn from the original comic book and kept as reference by Antonette (21 February 2015).

[The Joe Pennelli Case, Part 1] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dennis Neville ? [as Floyd Kelly] (signed)
Inks:
Dennis Neville ? [as Floyd Kelly] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wing Turner; Joe Pennelli (villain, introduction)

[The Destruction of Tarsis] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rex Dexter; Cynde; Rof (villain, introduction); Zard (villain, introduction)

[The Butcher's Maniacal Murders] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Walter Frame] (credited)
Pencils:
Walter Frehm ?
Inks:
Walter Frehm ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Mask [Michael Shelby] (in caption, real name revealed, origin); Elizabeth Blankett (cameo, death); Janet Royce (mention only, death); Mary Morgan; unnamed Mayor; unnamed Police Chief; The Butcher (villain, introduction); the Butcher's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
The Green Mask must track down and stop a maniac murderer who is targeting debutants.
Reprints:
  • in Men of Mystery Comics (AC, 1999 series) #98 (2015) (in black and white)
Keywords:
The Star; Vita Ray Machine

Indexer Notes

Walter Frame is a by-line for Fox Publications.

Art credits revised to Walter Frehm ? by Craig Delich. Art samples posted on the Who's Who of Frehm's work on this feature do not seem to match in comparison to this story. There were many artists working on the Green Mask in 1940.

AC Comics' Mark Heike attributes this story to Louis and Arturo Cazaenueve. According to the Who's Who, Louis did art in 1941 (not 1940), while Arturo is not credited with working on the feature at all. No extant evidence proves otherwise.

["Package for Master Billy Bounce!"] (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:
adventure
Characters:
Billy Bounce

The Devil's Vendetta (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:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Chen Chang (villain); Hip Sing (villain, introduction)

[The Spies In the Lighthouse] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Lt. Drake; Ivan (villain, introduction, death); other spies (villain, introduction, death); Miss Kayne (introduction)

Death From the Boxing Ring (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. J. Armond (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
sports

[The Lady Saboteur] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
D-13 [Richard Anthony]; Henrietta Gorin (first appearance, villain)

[Ching the Pirate] (Table of Contents)

Zanzibar / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Zanzibar; Ching (villain, introduction, becomes a rat)

[The Coming of the Lynx] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney [as Norton Kingsley] (signed)
Inks:
Jim Mooney [as Norton Kingsley] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Lynx [Jim] (first appearance); Blackie [Phil] (first appearance, origin); Professor Bigsby; Red Crowley (first appearance, villain); Dutch (villain)
Synopsis:
The Lynx and Blackie, the Wonder Boy, must battle the Flood Makers Association in order to prevent them from flooding a town and looting the empty homes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Artist credit revision from ? to Jim Mooney, some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-26-08.

[Lt. Wolff Attacks] (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; Lt. Wolff (villain, introduction); Nazis (villains)
Editing
This Issue is currently being edited by Jim Walls (since 2016-09-16, last edit 2016-09-16)
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Blue Beetle
  2. 1. ["A Gang of Thieves Are About to Rob a Pawn Shop..."]
    The Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [The Joe Pennelli Case, Part 1]
    Wing Turner
  4. 3. [The Destruction of Tarsis]
    Rex Dexter
  5. 4. [The Butcher's Maniacal Murders]
    The Green Mask
  6. 5. ["Package for Master Billy Bounce!"]
    Billy Bounce
  7. 6. The Devil's Vendetta
    Chen Chang
  8. 7. [The Spies In the Lighthouse]
    Lt. Drake
  9. 8. Death From the Boxing Ring
  10. 9. [The Lady Saboteur]
    D-13
  11. 10. [Ching the Pirate]
    Zanzibar
  12. 11. [The Coming of the Lynx]
    The Lynx
  13. 12. [Lt. Wolff Attacks]
    Captain Savage
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