(October 1940)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-08-15
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. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dart / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Edd Ashe ?
Inks
Edd Ashe ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dart [Caius Martius Wheeler]; Ace; Sorceress of Zoom (inset)
Keywords
planes

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

Kooba / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Missing Witness] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dart / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (Jerry Arbo)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Black Spot Gang has been terrorizing the city!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Spot Gang (villain, introduction); Dart [Caius Martius Wheeler]; Ace; Betty Tillbury; Mr. Brown; Jinx
Synopsis
Dart and Ace rescue the state's witness, Mr. Brown, from the Black Spot Gang.

Indexer Notes

Betty's last name is spelled as Tillbury and Tilbury in the story.

[The Sorceresses of Camelot] (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
The world is hardly safe with mass murder everywhere!
Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sir Gareth (introduction); Elaine (introduction); Merlin (introduction); Sorceress of Zoom (villain); Morgana Le Fay (introduction); Sir Mordred (introduction); Ismal
Synopsis
The Sorceress of Zoom rescues Sir Gareth from robbers and then helps Gareth recover. Restored, Gareth remains despondent due to Lady Elaine being kidnapped by Morgana Le Fay. Wanting Gareth for herself, the Sorceress of Zoom decides to "help" Gareth rescue Elaine while secretly plotting to get rid of Elaine.
Keywords
Camelot; dragons; time travel

[The War Maniac's Fifth Column] (Table of Contents: 4)

Dynamite Thor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (Wright Lincoln)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Magda (villain, introduction); Bauer (villain, introduction); Muller (villain, introduction); Dynamite Thor [Peter Thor]; Glenda
Synopsis
Dynamite Thor ruins the plot of fifth column spies to sabotage a marine base and an arsenal.
Keywords
New York

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in BLUE BEETLE #6

[The Mind Transfer Racket] (Table of Contents: 5)

Dr. Mortal / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bring in that young man we captured yesterday!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Mortal; Phideas T. Jordan; Marlene; Gary Brent; Carol; Pango
Synopsis
Marlene and Gary foil Dr. Mortal's plan to tranfer the minds of older bankers into the bodies of young people.
Keywords
mental oscillator

Indexer Notes

Phideas introduces himself as Phideas T. Jordan, but is referred to as Jorgan throughout the rest of the story.

Human Trees (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your days as a man are over.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Munro; Dr. Borden; Betty; Pythor; Lt. Burke
Synopsis
A policeman investigating the homicide of Mrs. Hamilton Hetherwaite is captured by Dr. Munro. After capturing the policeman, Dr. Munro prepares to treat the policeman with an experimental serum that will turn the policeman into a tree.

[Karnak Seeks a Wife] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is the Earth--go there, slave-man and get me a beautiful girl--do you understand?
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Karnak (villain, introduction, death); Blast Bennett
Synopsis
Karnak has a woman from Earth kidnapped to become his wife.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Rex Dexter of Mars / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Lucifer's Goat-Man] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (Allen Spectre)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One night at Dr. Warren's home.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Voodoo Man (villain); Baku (villain, introduction, a goat-man); Dr. Warren; Dr. Morton; Petro
Synopsis
Dr. Warren rescues Dr. Morton from the clutches of the Voodoo Man.
Keywords
Haiti

Indexer Notes

Next appearance in Flame (Fox, 1940 series) #4

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ferguson (signed)
Inks
Ferguson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Straw Boys... Irish terrorists of the 19th century...
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
drone bee; Maori idol

[The Kraken vs. the Tarpon] (Table of Contents: 11)

Typhon / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (Phillips Judge)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Typhon is having a new hydro-submarine built.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Typhon; Kelland; Mark; Brady
Synopsis
Typhon has a new submarine, the Tarpon, built. Taking the Tarpon out for the first time, Typhon and crew encounter a monstrous kraken.
Keywords
kraken; kyton

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Flame; Green Mask / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dart
  2. 1. ["Boys... Girls... Everybody!!"]
    Kooba
  3. 2. [The Missing Witness]
    Dart
  4. 3. [The Sorceresses of Camelot]
    Sorceress of Zoom
  5. 4. [The War Maniac's Fifth Column]
    Dynamite Thor
  6. 5. [The Mind Transfer Racket]
    Dr. Mortal
  7. 6. Human Trees
  8. 7. [Karnak Seeks a Wife]
    Blast Bennett
  9. 8. ["A new magazine!"]
    Rex Dexter of Mars
  10. 9. [Lucifer's Goat-Man]
    Voodoo Man
  11. 10. ["The Straw Boys... Irish terrorists of the 19th century..."]
    Weird Facts
  12. 11. [The Kraken vs. the Tarpon]
    Typhon
  13. 12. ["Samson descendant of the strongest man in the world--"]
    Samson
  14. 13. ["The Blue Beetle coast to coast"]
  15. 14. ["A new magazine!"]
    Flame; Green Mask
  16. 15. ["The whole family says: thrilling adventures on every page!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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