(June 1944)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1944-05-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Feature Syndicate Inc.
Editing
Victor Fox

Issue Notes

The Blue Beetle June 1944 No 31. Published monthly by Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc. Office of Publication 32 North High St. Akron, O. Editorial and executive offices 10 East 43rd St, New York City. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at Holyoke, Mass under the Act of March 3, 1879. Re-entry at New York NY. Price 10 cents per issue. Subscription rates:12 issues in the United States and its possessions, Mexico, South America, Spain $1.20
On-sale date is publication date in Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1944 Periodicals, page 255

Blue Beetle Clips the Nips (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
E. C. Stoner
Inks
E. C. Stoner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Japanese soldiers; American soldiers

Indexer Notes

Artist revision from Gerald Altman ? to Stoner per Ken Quattro's article in Alter Ego #118 (July 2013).

Fox resumes publication of this title.

The Adventure of the Crumbling Skyscraper (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
E. C. Stoner
Inks
E. C. Stoner
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What fiendish business is this...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; Admiral Mason (Joan's father)
Synopsis
German saboteurs blow up a building and leave evidence that the Beetle is responsible. The Beetle uses his super powers to rebuild the entire building by morning, but the saboteurs continue their campaign to blacken the Beetle's name.
Keywords
Beetle Mobile; Beetlebird; black light

Indexer Notes

Beetle has super powers, including the ability to grow to giant size. He also has an airplane, the Beetle Mobile, the Beetlebird and a black light that turns him invisible.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Military Humor / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
W. Jourdain
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah g'wan away
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Keith Chandler : Although a previous indexer has credited Jourdain with pencils, by comparison with the Blue Beetle story immediately preceding it, this looks to be the work of E.C. Stoner.

Five gag panels with a military theme.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Minute Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
W. Jourdain
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm good. They'll never find out.
Genre
detective-mystery

Peril In the Pacific (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Herman C. Browner ?; E. C. Stoner ?
Inks
E. C. Stoner ?; ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The enemy forces lay in wait...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Colonel Denton; Lt. Adams; Lt. Morrow; Gestapo agents (villains); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Dan Garrett is given the assignment of protecting Colonel Denton who is delivering information of the utmost importance. But Gestapo agents infiltrate the plane Denton is flying on, and Dan and the Colonel end up stranded on a "Jap infested" island in the Pacific.

Indexer Notes

Keith Chandler : Once again, this appears more to be the art of E.C. Stoner.

They Came to Destroy America (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a story of a boy and his dog...
Genre
children; war
Characters
Jerry; Hans

The Whistling Death (Table of Contents: 6)

Joan Mason / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald Altman ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The most puzzling murder mystery...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Joan Mason
Synopsis
Joan solves the mystery of a broadway booking agent's murder.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Joan Mason is a continuing character in the Blue Beetle strip, and this is her first outing solo.

The Very Salty Tale of the O'Brine Twins (Table of Contents: 7)

The O'Brine Twins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Farr
Pencils
Jack Farr
Inks
Jack Farr
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Farr

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From now on, Brother Waterman...
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Waterman O'Brine; Wetmore O'Brine; Cap'n McArsenic; Prince Annokanoanock the Fourteenth
Synopsis
After being declared 4-F by the draft board, the O'Brine twins join the Merchant Marine. There they foil a submarine attack and volunteer to sail the captured submarine back to Washington. Only trouble is, they don't know the way!

Buried Alive (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm assigning you to guard Miss Mason...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Marsh; Hau Pirl (Japanese spy); Dum Jon (Japanese spy)

Coxwell and Glaisher (Table of Contents: 9)

True Story / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
W. Jourdain
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Coxwell and Glaisher, 82 years ago, rose to nearly 7 miles...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Coxwell; Glaisher
Synopsis
On 5 September, 1862, Coxwell and Glaisher ascended from a village in England in a hot air balloon to a height of more than seven miles.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Blue Beetle Clips the Nips
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. The Adventure of the Crumbling Skyscraper
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. ["Ah g'wan away"]
    Military Humor
  4. 3. ["I'm good. They'll never find out."]
    Minute Mystery
  5. 4. Peril In the Pacific
    Blue Beetle
  6. 5. They Came to Destroy America
  7. 6. The Whistling Death
    Joan Mason
  8. 7. The Very Salty Tale of the O'Brine Twins
    The O'Brine Twins
  9. 8. Buried Alive
    Blue Beetle
  10. 9. Coxwell and Glaisher
    True Story
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Keith Chandler
  • Pat Conolly
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen