(December 1941)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale date
1941-09-17
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 [as Pat] (signed)
Inks
Roland Patenaude [as Pat] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]

The Case of the Burning Death (Table of Contents: 1)

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); Joan Mason; Dr. Frantz (druggist); Leo Sugar (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Drug manufacturer Leo Sugar murders his partner when he won't let him use his new drug for crime.

The Corpse Who Walked (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Carreno [as Charles Nicholas] (signed)
Inks
Al Carreno [as Charles Nicholas] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan (Policeman); Joan Mason; un-named tramp (death); Dr. Frantz (druggist); Marcus Hook (villain, banker); Crimp (villain, lawyer); Monty (villain, Hook's cousin)
Synopsis
After stealing a cool half million in bonds, Marcus Hook attempts to falsify his death and almost kills Dr. Franz in the process.
Reprints

Curtain Call for Death (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan (Policeman); Lord Summer; Dr. Franz (druggist); Jane Bullock; James Bourne (villain, introduction); Scribbler (villain, forger)
Synopsis
Scribbler is busy forging checks.

The Monster of the Swamp (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); Joan Mason; The Swamp Master (villain, introduction); Swamp Master's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
A fake monster hijacks trains by running them into an abandoned mine.

[The Gorilla and the Gangsters] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Gorilla / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Graves ?
Inks
Harry Graves ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Gorilla [Jack Castle] (villain); Elsa Bonn; Renard (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The mysterious half-human, half-gorilla kills notorious mobster Renard and takes over his gang, then kidnaps Elsa Bonn, one of the two people who know who is really is (or was), in order to use her as a front for some of his plots to gain power.
Reprints
Keywords
Carson Bank; gorilla

Indexer Notes

Last appearance, even though the last panel states he will return in a future issue of Blue Beetle.

The last half page of the story is an illustrated promo for a new hero to appear in the pages of Fantastic Comics: The Gladiator.

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.

Bails' Who's Who does not list the feature nor Harry Graves.

Coastguard in Action (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Rider
Letters
typeset

Genre
war

[The Wonderful Wish] (Table of Contents: 7)

Davy the Wish Master / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Davy; The Grogans; the Devil; Bumper

[Arsonists at Sea] (Table of Contents: 8)

Blackbird / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Blackbird [Jake Baxter]; Hansie (villain); Nazis
Synopsis
The Blackbird and his super powered plane battle Nazis and spies.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Blue Beetle
  2. 1. The Case of the Burning Death
    The Blue Beetle
  3. 2. The Corpse Who Walked
    The Blue Beetle
  4. 3. Curtain Call for Death
    The Blue Beetle
  5. 4. The Monster of the Swamp
    The Blue Beetle
  6. 5. [The Gorilla and the Gangsters]
    The Gorilla
  7. 6. Coastguard in Action
  8. 7. [The Wonderful Wish]
    Davy the Wish Master
  9. 8. [Arsonists at Sea]
    Blackbird
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
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