(October 1941)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1941-07-23
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. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Roland Patenaude ?
Inks
Roland Patenaude ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]

[The Bank of Counterfeit Bills] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Blue Beetle / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan (Policeman); Lora Crofte; Jorth (villain); Slink Bard (villain)
Synopsis
The Crofte Trust Bank is passing counterfeit $1 bills.
Keywords
Crofte Trust Bank

[The Crimes of the Falcon] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan (Policeman); Luella; Mr. Finger; The Falcon (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A gang of zombies tries to rob a jewelry store.

[The Carnival Doll Killing] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Joan Mason; Carvo (villain, introduction); un-named carnival workers (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Carnival pickpockets steal rich people's address cards for future use.

[The Deadly Sanitarium of Dr. Horthe] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan (Policeman); Janet Charter; Dr. Horthe (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Dr. Horth uses dead bodies to dictate new wills leaving their estates to him.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Kooba Kid / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Gorilla with a Human Brain] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Gorilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Harry Graves] (signed)
Inks
? [as Harry Graves] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Gorilla [Jack Castle, gorilla w/ a human brain] (introduction, origin, Dr. Brock's assistant); Ken Connors; Elsa Brock (Dr. Brock's niece); Dr. Mishkin (scientist, death); Dr. Flavius Brock (villain, brain surgeon, introduction)
Synopsis
Mad scientist Brock transfers Castle's brain into a gorilla's body which then murders Brock and goes after Brock's niece, Elsa.
Reprints
Keywords
brain transplant; gorilla

Indexer Notes

Harry Graves is not listed by Jerry Bails in the Who's Who, nor is the feature.

Bill Black states that Jerry Bails' "Collector's Guide: The First Heroic Age" from 1969 and Howard Keltner's "Index to Golden Age Comics Books" from 1976 both list the feature.

The Memoirs of the Colonel (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war

[The Origin of the Blackbird] (Table of Contents: 8)

Blackbird / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Blackbird [Jake Baxter] (intro and origin); Raftery; Von Essen (villain); Nazis; Dutch Berry
Synopsis
Jake Baxter builds a super plane but no one will believe him so he becomes the Blackbird.

[Buttercup Alley] (Table of Contents: 9)

Davy the Wish Master / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arturo Cazeneuve ? [ as Arthur Pierce]
Inks
Pierce Rice ? [ as Arthur Pierce]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Davy (the Wish Master); Ma Grogan; Pa Grogan; Junior Grogan
Synopsis
Davy lives in a shack. The Grogans torment him day and night, until one day he learns he can make wishes come true.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Blue Beetle
  2. 1. [The Bank of Counterfeit Bills]
    The Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [The Crimes of the Falcon]
    The Blue Beetle
  4. 3. [The Carnival Doll Killing]
    The Blue Beetle
  5. 4. [The Deadly Sanitarium of Dr. Horthe]
    The Blue Beetle
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Kooba Kid
  7. 6. [The Gorilla with a Human Brain]
    The Gorilla
  8. 7. The Memoirs of the Colonel
  9. 8. [The Origin of the Blackbird]
    Blackbird
  10. 9. [Buttercup Alley]
    Davy the Wish Master
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
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  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
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