(June 1944)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc.
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 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


Blue Beetle Clips the Nips (Table of Contents)

The 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]; the Japanese

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)

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

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

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. But 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
William Jourdain
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
William Jourdain
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Peril In the Pacific (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Herman C. Browner ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garett]; 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.

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

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Whistling Death (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Joan Mason
Synopsis
Joan solves the mystery of a broadway booking agent's murder.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

first Joan Mason solo strip

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

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

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

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Waterman O'Brine; Wetmore O'Brine; Cap'n McArsenic
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 sale the captured submarine back to Washington. Only trouble is, they don't know the way!

Buried Alive (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]

Coxwell and Glaisher (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
William Jourdain
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Blue Beetle Clips the Nips
    The Blue Beetle
  2. 1. The Adventure of the Crumbling Skyscraper
    The 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
    The 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
    O'Brine Twins
  9. 8. Buried Alive
    The Blue Beetle
  10. 9. Coxwell and Glaisher
    True Story
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Michael Hoskin
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  • Gary L. Watson
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Henry Andrews