(October 1941)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Ramona Patenaude ?
Inks:
Ramona 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)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Nathaniel Nitkin (N. N. Nathaniel)
Letters:
Typeset

[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.
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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
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