Big 3 #7
(January 1942)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1941-11-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fox Feature Comic FP
Editing
Victor Fox

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

V-Man; Blue Beetle; Flame / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Roland Patenaude
Inks
Roland Patenaude
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
V-Man [Jerry Steele]; The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; The Flame [Gary Preston]
Reprints
Keywords
World War II

Indexer Notes

Art identification based on Patenaude‘s signed covers for Mystery Men Comics #31 (February, 1942) and V...- Comics #2 (March, 1942), which feature the Blue Beetle and V-Man appearing consistent with how they’re drawn on this cover. Similarities include small heads which are smoothly well-rounded, dotted eyes with no irises, small noses, wide smiles showing teeth, and pronounced chests with a few bumps drawn to convey the ribs.

The Giant's Dagger (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Charles Nickolas (signed)
Pencils
Al Carreno
Inks
Paul Norris
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan; Mike (a Policeman); The Giant's Dagger [Tom Patten] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Beetle comes up against an opponent who carries a giant dagger around in a violin case and, in the end, discovers that the Giant is actually Tom Patten, who had murdered his wife for valuable jewels, then was sent to prison, but escaped during a fire which horribly disfigured his face.
Reprints
Keywords
The Roxdon Jewels

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits per the Who's Who and added by Craig Delich. Carreno had ink assists from Norris, as documented by Jerry Bails.

The Tomb of the Tortured Death (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flame / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Basil Berold] (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flame [Gary Preston]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Hans (villain, introduction, death)

Power Dive (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Rider
Letters
typeset

The Meeting That Death Attended (Table of Contents: 4)

V-Man, for Defense of Democracy / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
V-Man [Jerry Steele]; Mickey (leader of the V-Boys Defense Corps); Ginger Dare; Clarkson (a pilot, death); Father Duroc (guest-star); Professor Schnell (villain, introduction, death); Herr Baron (villain, introduction); Von und Zu Schutz (villain, introduction); Countess Talya (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
V-Man must go up against a villainous group of Nazis intent on discovering the location of Father Duroc, the man who created V-Man and the leader of the European V-Groups.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Half of the last page is an illustrated promotional ad which asks readers to enlist in the Boys Defense Corps.

Death at the Ball (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Charles Nicholad (by-line)(credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Crotin (villain, introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    V-Man; Blue Beetle; Flame
  2. 1. The Giant's Dagger
    The Blue Beetle
  3. 2. The Tomb of the Tortured Death
    The Flame
  4. 3. Power Dive
  5. 4. The Meeting That Death Attended
    V-Man, for Defense of Democracy
  6. 5. Death at the Ball
    The Blue Beetle
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