(August 1941)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bimonthly
On-sale date
1941-05-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fox Feature Comic FP
Editing
Victor Fox
Color
Color
Dimensions
7 1/2"? x 10 1/4"? [pre-War]; 7 1/4" x 10 1/8" [<= 1948]; 6 7/8" x 10 1/8" [>= 1950]
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, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Edd Ashe
Inks
Edd Ashe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle

Indexer Notes

credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.'s notes

Radium Threat (Table of Contents: 1)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Carreno
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Joan Mason; Porky Hog (Intro, villain); Scorny; Doc Franz
Synopsis
Porky Hog steals radium from the hospital to build a great destructive weapon.

Indexer Notes

credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.'s notes

[Dr. Krug's Explosive Gorillas] (Table of Contents: 2)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Carreno
Inks
Al Carreno
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Joan Mason; Dr. Krug (Intro, villain); Dr. Franz
Synopsis
Dr. Krug uses gorillas coated in dynamite to take over the city. Well that was the plan anyway.

Indexer Notes

credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.'s notes

[The Crime Dealer] (Table of Contents: 3)

Dynamo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Louis Cazeneuve
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Dynamo [Jim Andrews]; The Crime Dealer (Intro; villain), [Morell]; Sally Brandt; Renard
Synopsis
The Crime Dealer threatens to blow up the Brandt hotel unless blackmail is paid.

Indexer Notes

Takes place between WEIRD COMICS #17 and 18. Credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.'s notes

Red Cross Dog (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
animal

[The Murder Miniatures] (Table of Contents: 5)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pierce Rice ?
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; William Brent (villain); Jean Brent; George Brent; Smythe; Werner
Synopsis
The Beetle investigates a businessman's death. The only clue is a miniature painting.
Reprints
  • from Blue Beetle daily (Fox Features, 1940 series) November 1940. (last sequence)

[Gagon's Explosive Device] (Table of Contents: 6)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Carreno
Inks
Al Carreno
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Gagon (Intro, villain); Joan Mason; Dr. Franz; Drag
Synopsis
Gagon has stolen a machine that can cause explosions from a distance and demands the keys to the state bank or he'll blow up the city.

Indexer Notes

credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.'s notes

[The Remote-Controlled Death-Device] (Table of Contents: 7)

Dynamite Thor / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Dynamite Thor [Peter Thor]; Zonn (villain); Ludwig (villain); the Countess (villain); Glenda
Synopsis
Zonn, a foreign agent, uses his radio compass to blow up arms shipments.

Indexer Notes

Final appearance. Credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.'s notes

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. Radium Threat
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [Dr. Krug's Explosive Gorillas]
    Blue Beetle
  4. 3. [The Crime Dealer]
    Dynamo
  5. 4. Red Cross Dog
  6. 5. [The Murder Miniatures]
    Blue Beetle
  7. 6. [Gagon's Explosive Device]
    Blue Beetle
  8. 7. [The Remote-Controlled Death-Device]
    Dynamite Thor
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Henry Andrews