(September 1941)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-07-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fox Feature Comic FP
Editing
Victor Fox
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
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)

Samson / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Blum ?
Inks
Alex Blum ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Samson; David; Nazis
Keywords
American flag; U-boat

The Death Mark of the Dragon! (Table of Contents: 1)

Samson and David / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Carreno [as Alex Boon] (credited)
Inks
Al Carreno [as Alex Boon] (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Samson [Sam]; David; Admiral Caliber; J. Rembrandt Speedball (artist); Lila Dee; The Dragon (villain, introduction); Orchid (villain, the Dragon's sister, introduction)
Synopsis
Samson and David investigate a series of deaths involving America's defense industries and discover that a brother and sister, called The Dragon and Orchid, are behind the deaths as they attempt to secure the secret plans for a Navy bomber.
Keywords
Farragut Arms Hotel

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr; the previous indexer had credited Roland Patenaude ?.

The Who's Who also indicates that Carreno did this feature.

[The Abducted Envoy] (Table of Contents: 2)

Yank Wilson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Grant Ferguson (by-line)(credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Bette Dana (introduction); Moosefoot Johnson (introduction); Leo (villain, introduction); Juan (villain, introduction); Alexis (villain, introduction); Rose (villain, introduction)

[An Undying Evil] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Queen of Evil / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Nagana [Queen of Evil] (villain, introduction, origin); Kalkor (introduction); Isis
Synopsis
In Thebes, 1000 BC, Nagana is "called the daughter of Isis", a faithful worshiper, but she is envious of the goddess' hold over the city and plots evil. Isis strikes back at her, leveling the temple, and Nagana spends the next 3000 years as a statue until archaeologists uncover her and she comes back to life. Isis realizes that she cannot destroy Nagana directly, so she resurrects Kalkor, a faithful worshiper and priest-to-be that had stood up against Nagana in Thebes.

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr, at Digital Comics Museum, credits the pencils to Pierce Rice

[Peril in Shanghai] (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain Kidd / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Bossert (by-line)(credited)
Pencils
Pierce Rice
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Grimes (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Pencils and inks credits from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr at Digital Comics Museum; the previous indexer credited Bill Bossert ?.

[The Scorpion Strikes Back] (Table of Contents: 5)

Banshee / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters
The Scorpion (villain)

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr, at the Digital Comics Museum, credits the pencils to Pierce Rice.

[The Airplane Kidnapping] (Table of Contents: 6)

Black Fury / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Howell (by-line)(credited)
Pencils
Dennis Neville
Inks
Dennis Neville
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Bim Bagley (villain, introduction)

The Rescue of Lady Rowena (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Nathaniel Nitkin [as N. N. Nathaniel]
Letters
typeset

[Derelicts of the Black Gas] (Table of Contents: 8)

Space Smith / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
John W. Fawcett ?
Pencils
? [as Hank Christy] (signed)
Inks
? [as Hank Christy] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bumpy Aire (Diana's cousin, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance during the 1940s.

The Courier-News of Bridgewater, New Jersey, had a filler article printed on Monday, February 21, 1944 (page 6) which talks about U.S. Army Air Corps Technical Sergeant John W. Fawcett awaiting his next assignment after taking part in 25 bomber missions over Europe. It mentions that before he joined, he wrote Space Smith. Exact stories at this time are not known. Article provided by Steven Thompson and posted to the Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (25 December 2016).

[A roadster whips down the street...] (Table of Contents: 9)

Bonnie O'Toole / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
Alice Markey (by-line)(credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Bonnie O'Toole (first appearance)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Samson
  2. 1. The Death Mark of the Dragon!
    Samson and David
  3. 2. [The Abducted Envoy]
    Yank Wilson
  4. 3. [An Undying Evil]
    The Queen of Evil
  5. 4. [Peril in Shanghai]
    Captain Kidd
  6. 5. [The Scorpion Strikes Back]
    Banshee
  7. 6. [The Airplane Kidnapping]
    Black Fury
  8. 7. The Rescue of Lady Rowena
  9. 8. [Derelicts of the Black Gas]
    Space Smith
  10. 9. [A roadster whips down the street...]
    Bonnie O'Toole
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
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  • Patrick Lemaire
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