(September 1940)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-07-15
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
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Dart / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Dart [Caius Martius Wheeler]; Ace Barlow (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich 2010-3-14.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Blue Beetle / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Red Shirt Ring] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dart / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Jerry Arbo]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Caius Martius Wheeler, who is secretly the Dart, teaches ancient Roman history in a high school.
Characters
The Redshirts (villain, introduction, death); The governor (introduction); Hans; Dart [Caius Martius Wheeler]; Ace Barlow
Synopsis
The Dart and Ace foil the Redshirt's plot to kidnap the governor.

[The Episode of Prince Ja'afar] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sorceress of Zoom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Rico
Inks
Don Rico
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Determined to rule over the Near East, the Sorceress of Zoom strikes terror in the hearts of...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Prince Ja'afar (introduction); Sorceress of Zoom; Shiekh Abdulah; Ishmael (horse); Shiekh Kalifah; Shahzarad
Synopsis
Prince Ja'afar rescues a group of females kidnapped by the Sorceress of Zoom.
Keywords
dragons; Flying Carpet of Haroun al Rashid; Golden Scarab

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Solar Plexis / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Jupiter]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gorsh! Am I tired!
Genre
humor
Characters
Solar Plexis; Prof. Potts; Orson
Keywords
Uranus

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The last panel indicates that the adventures of Solar Plexis will continue in the next issue.

The Unknown Horror (Table of Contents: 5)

Blast Bennett / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Rico
Inks
Don Rico
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Little suspecting the hidden danger lurking in the brush...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Lex (introduction); Bordo (villain, introduction); Blast Bennett; Red
Synopsis
Lex has been bitten by a winged snake; to save his life, Blast is tasked with obtaining the blood of the "Unknown Horror" which acts as an antidote to the venom of the winged snake.
Keywords
Kolzo; winged snake

[The Reducing Formula] (Table of Contents: 6)

Dr. Mortal / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bert Whitman
Pencils
Bert Whitman
Inks
Bert Whitman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Behind the fortress-like walls of his newly built home...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Mortal (villain); Kalak (villain, introduction); Marlene; Gary Brent
Synopsis
Dr. Mortal is successful in creating a reducing serum, which shrinks living objects to one-tenth their normal size.

Explorers In the Space Ways (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Nathaniel Nitkin [as N. N. Nathaniel]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was almost dawn when Cadet Don Wayne entered the spaceship, Ariadne.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Don Wayne; Kennedy; Capt. Ketonnen
Synopsis
On a voyage from Mars to Io, the crew of the Ariadne run into a Force 101 storm that sets their spaceship adrift in space.
Keywords
Ariadne (spaceship); Io

[The Rites of Lucifer] (Table of Contents: 8)

Voodoo Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Allen Spectre]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a peaceful village in Haiti, people go about with their daily task...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Lucifer (villain, introduction); Voodoo Man (villain); Dr. Warren; Petro; Pierre

[The Tidal Annihilator] (Table of Contents: 9)

Typhon / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Phillips Judge]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Strange tidal disturbances have hampered ocean traffic.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Menar (villain, introduction, death); Typhon; Ina; Hank
Synopsis
Menar sinks an ocean liner to steal $100,000,000 dollars in gold.
Keywords
Princess Pat (ocean liner); tidal wave annihilator

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Weird Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Octopi - in the Pacific Ocean, are over eighty feet in diameter, with tentacles two hundred feet in length!
Genre
non-fiction

[Introducing Dynamite Thor] (Table of Contents: 11)

Dynamite Thor / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Wright Lincoln]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Peter Thor's apartment...
Characters
Dynamite Thor [Peter Thor] (introduction); Glenda (introduction); Dead John's Gang (villain, introduction); John Holmes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Free - the Blue Beetle gun

Indexer Notes

Questionnaire about the Blue Beetle radio program and other items.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

The Eagle / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Samson; Fantastic Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Dart
  2. 1. ["Join the parade"]
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [The Red Shirt Ring]
    Dart
  4. 3. [The Episode of Prince Ja'afar]
    Sorceress of Zoom
  5. 4. ["Gorsh! Am I tired!"]
    Solar Plexis
  6. 5. The Unknown Horror
    Blast Bennett
  7. 6. [The Reducing Formula]
    Dr. Mortal
  8. 7. Explorers In the Space Ways
  9. 8. [The Rites of Lucifer]
    Voodoo Man
  10. 9. [The Tidal Annihilator]
    Typhon
  11. 10. ["Octopi - in the Pacific Ocean, are over eighty feet in diameter, with tentacles two hundred feet in length!"]
    Weird Facts
  12. 11. [Introducing Dynamite Thor]
    Dynamite Thor
  13. 12. ["Now you can hear the Blue Beetle"]
  14. 13. ["Free - the Blue Beetle gun"]
  15. 14. ["Pulse raising plots!"]
    The Eagle
  16. 15. ["Thrills! Adventure! Fantasy! Suspense!"]
    Samson; Fantastic Comics
  17. 16. ["Follow these thrill packed features every month in the big five."]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin