(October 1944)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1944-09-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Feature Syndicate Inc.
Brand
A Fox Feature Publication FF
Editing
Victor Fox

Issue Notes

On-sale date is publication date in Catalog of Copyright Entries, 1944 Periodicals, page 370

The Man Who Painted Death (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

Indexer Notes

Distributed by Fawcett

Sabotage on the Scrap Pile (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here are the first of the lucky boys and girls...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Oak; Officer Mike Mannigan; Joan Mason; Alvin Kanigher' Esta Kanigher; David Kanigher

Indexer Notes

Beetle has a Beetlemobile and an "electronic ear". Plus he has super powers. Contest winners get to appear in a Blue Beetle story.

Kids who appear in the story are Alvin, Esta, and David Kanigher. Writer Robert Kanigher may have used his own children as 'contest winners' in this story.

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

Blue Beetle / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Luke Chandler, ex-convict on parole, is arrested.
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Luke Chandler

Indexer Notes

Al Zere is aka W. Jourdain.

The Threat from Saturn - Chapter 2: The Blinding Ray (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
E. C. Stoner (signed as ECS)
Inks
E. C. Stoner (signed as ECS)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Striking with terrific force...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Saturnia; The Gloat; Joan Mason; Officer Mike Mannigan
Synopsis
Criminals banished from the planet Saturn attempt to take over the Earth.

Indexer Notes

Beetle has super powers. Continued.

Signed on the third panel of the third page.

Postage Due (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Herman C. Browner ? ((2 spot illustrations))
Inks
Herman C. Browner ? ((2 spot illustrations))
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is a much publicized fact...
Genre
crime
Characters
Harry Kobler; Hillard; Barat
Reprints

The Beauty Parlor Murders (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When McPherson, editor of the "Daily Planet"...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Joan Mason; McPherson (editor); Officer Dan Garret; Officer Mike Mannigan
Synopsis
Joan discovers a bag of cocaine in her purse.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dan Garret does not change into the Blue Beetle during this story.

The Land of "Yups" "Nopes" and "Maybes" (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Larry Page ? (house name)
Inks
Larry Page ? (house name)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The twin wonders of the world...
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Waterman O'Brine; Wetmore O'Brine

Indexer Notes

art is not Jack Farr

The Artist who Painted Death! (Table of Contents: 8)

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
Never before has the Blue Beetle...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; Officer Mike Mannigan; The Prophetic Painter; Bill Dane; Jack Dane; Sally Dane
Synopsis
The Prophetic Painter paints your future.

Indexer Notes

The Beetle has super powers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
Al Zere ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ho hum! Nothing much in the news to-night
Synopsis
A commuter on a homeward-bound bus tosses his newspaper out the window and is reminded by a fellow passenger that paper is a vital commodity for the war effort.

Indexer Notes

Public service announcement urging readers to save waste paper for the war effort.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man Who Painted Death
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. Sabotage on the Scrap Pile
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. ["An invitation to you"]
    Blue Beetle
  4. 3. ["Luke Chandler, ex-convict on parole, is arrested."]
    Minit Mystery
  5. 4. The Threat from Saturn - Chapter 2: The Blinding Ray
    Blue Beetle
  6. 5. Postage Due
  7. 6. The Beauty Parlor Murders
    Joan Mason
  8. 7. The Land of "Yups" "Nopes" and "Maybes"
    The O'Brine Twins
  9. 8. The Artist who Painted Death!
    Blue Beetle
  10. 9. ["Ho hum! Nothing much in the news to-night"]
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Keith Chandler
  • Pat Conolly
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Daniel Martinez
  • Lou Mougin (R.I.P.)
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt
  • Len Wolinsky