(August 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 (uncredited)
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 in indicia. All art credits and some other information from Jim Vadeboncoeur and a scan from http://goldenagecomics.co.uk/. Some story titles from Len Wolinsky via the GCD Error list, December 2009.


Fight for Freedom (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]

Indexer Notes

FDC symbol on cover- distributed by Fawcett

Voyage of Doom! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Spunky; Dave Morris (dies); Abdul; Heinrich Lembach
Synopsis
Garret and Spunky are sent by the F.B.I. to Morocco to investigate the death of an American agent.

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

G.I. Laffs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sir, I only dropped out o' line to fill my canteen.
Genre
humor; military

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

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

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

Job Number
Mystery
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Due to the numerous and mysterious fires in the lumber camp region...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sgt. Blake

The Adventure of the Double Cell (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Professor Hogart (death); Mike Mannigan; Carman; Fischer; Sonny (a duplicate Beetle); Kastner (villain); Andrews (villain)
Synopsis
When Professor Hogart is murdered, the Beetle accidentally ingests Hogart's secret formula which creates an eerie duplicate of himself. Then he has to keep the formula out of the hands of Nazi agents.

Indexer Notes

Cartoonist Jim Engel states in Alter Ego #117 (June 2013) that the art is by one of the artists listed.

Sullivan's Folly (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Herman C. Browner (signed)[as HCB](illustration)
Inks
Herman C. Browner (signed)[as HCB](illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The war has left its indelible mark on many of our nation's orphaned and abandoned children...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Joan Mason; Mike Mannigan
Synopsis
Joan Mason investigates unscrupulous behavior at the Children Protective Society.

Indexer Notes

Joan works for the Daily Planet!

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last report our fearless twin heroes (?) were gleefully swirling home...
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Waterman; Wetmore; Herr Schmeel

Fight for Freedom (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; Tedishaw of Aquatis; Jerimac of Aquatis
Synopsis
Aquatis, an underwater city, attacks New York City, but the Blue Beetle helps fend off the attack and prevents a large missile from striking the world's tallest building.

Indexer Notes

Blue Beetle has super powers, including the ability to grow to giant size.

Art confirmed per Ken Quattro's article in Alter Ego #118 (July 2013).

You Can Help (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Fight for Freedom
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. Voyage of Doom!
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. ["Sir, I only dropped out o' line to fill my canteen."]
    G.I. Laffs
  4. 3. ["Due to the numerous and mysterious fires in the lumber camp region..."]
    Minit Mystery
  5. 4. The Adventure of the Double Cell
    The Blue Beetle
  6. 5. Sullivan's Folly
  7. 6. ["The war has left its indelible mark on many of our nation's orphaned and abandoned children..."]
    Joan Mason, Reporter
  8. 7. ["At last report our fearless twin heroes (?) were gleefully swirling home..."]
    The O'Brine Twins
  9. 8. Fight for Freedom
    Blue Beetle
  10. 9. You Can Help
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Gary L. Watson
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Henry Andrews