(November 1944)

Fox, 1944 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc.
Brand
A Fox Feature Publication FF
Editing
Victor Fox
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Updated credits in the entire book from Arthur Lortie (October 12, 2004).


New Thriller! (Table of Contents)

Bouncer / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bouncer; Anteas Jr.; Penny Manly; 2 gangsters

[Inside front cover] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Adventure of the Darkened Lighthouse (Table of Contents: 2)

Bouncer / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher ? [as Lew Howe]
Pencils
Louis Ferstadt ? [as Lew Howe]
Inks
Louis Ferstadt ? [as Lew Howe]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Anteas Jr. (a sculptor); The Bouncer (a living statue); Marion Ruck (teenager from 1728 Crotona Park, East Bronx); Billy Ruck (teenager from 1728 Crotona Park, East Bronx); Mr. Manly (a District Attorney); Penny Manly (Mr. Manly's daughter); Alonzo (a sentient goat); lighthouse keeper; three criminals

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

One Round Hogan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jo Logan]
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One Round, having gotten over his crush on the movie siren starlet Barbara La Tour
Genre
sports
Characters
Tim "One Round" Hogan; Spigot Barnett; Blimp; Pedro Martinez; Beppo The Bull; Barbara La Tour
Synopsis
Pedro cheats Spigot at cards and wins a half-interest in boxer Hogan. Hogan is upset and gets knocked out in training by Beppo the Bull. Actress Barbara arrives to see Hogan and discovers the cards Pedro used are marked. Hogan, happy now that he's not part-owned by Pedro, knocks out Beppo while sparring and chases Pedro out of camp.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Joy Family / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jay Abbott]
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's a poor character outside
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Cuthbert Joy; Judy Joy; Pinky Joy; Mulligan (a cop); Sluggie Dobbs (a bum); Hazy Dotes (a bum)
Synopsis
Cuthbert hires hobo Hazy to do some chores around the house, but discovers he's gotten more than he bargained for.

Indexer Notes

Both this story and the Bouncer story in this issue feature white goats, for some reason.

Pedro's Sacrifice (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (two spot illos)
Inks
? (two spot illos)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Pedro (a boxer); Dr. Kearns; Joe Haplin (Pedro's manager); Jose Garcia (a boxer); Doc Bradley (Pedro's trainer); Tony Alsano (a boxer)

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

Rocket Kelly / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher? [as Ted Small]
Pencils
? [as Ted Small]
Inks
? [as Ted Small]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Kelly has liberated a Flying Fortress
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Captain Kelly; Whacky; Bob; Manta; Takoa; Raguti
Synopsis
Kelly, Whacky, and the crew of a downed American bomber are prisoners of natives in Burma. Kelly has taken white goddess Manta prisoner to prevent chief Takoa from attacking. Kelly, Whacky and Manta take off in their rocket-powered plane, contact Allied forces, and return to the village to save the crew from marauding Japanese troops. Manta vanishes in the confusion.

Indexer Notes

A different (and much better) artist takes over this feature with this issue.

"Manta" is called "Mantua" in one panel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[Learn to dance] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Pickwick Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Inside Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Invention Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. New Thriller!
    Bouncer
  2. 1. [Inside front cover]
  3. 2. The Adventure of the Darkened Lighthouse
    Bouncer
  4. 3. ["One Round, having gotten over his crush on the movie siren starlet Barbara La Tour"]
    One Round Hogan
  5. 4. ["There's a poor character outside"]
    Joy Family
  6. 5. Pedro's Sacrifice
  7. 6. ["Captain Kelly has liberated a Flying Fortress"]
    Rocket Kelly
  8. 7. ["Hear ye! Hear ye!"]
  9. 8. [Learn to dance]
    Pickwick Co.
  10. 9. [Inside Back Cover]
    Invention Co.
  11. 10. [Back Cover]
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Katie
  • David Wilt
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Arthur Lortie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Arthur Lortie