The Green Mask #v2#1 [12]
(Spring 1945)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1945-04-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc.
Brand
A Fox Feature Publication FF
Editing
Victor Fox
Color
color
Dimensions
7 1/2" x 10 1/4" (pre-War); 7 1/4"? x 10 1/4"? (post-War)
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1945, New Series, Vol. 40, No. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Mask / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Mask; Johnny Green

The Mystery of the Cat's Meow! (Table of Contents: 1)

Green Mask / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jack Fiske]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Green; Beverly Crane; Sonny Kendrick; Mr. Whiskers
Synopsis
Johnny greets Beverly and Sonny, selected to participate in a Green Mask adventure. Mr. Whiskers and his gang, fleeing from the cops, nearly run over the teenagers, but Johnny changes into the Green Mask and stops their car. The crooks are arrested but the diamond they stole is nowhere to be found. Beverly adopts Mr. Whiskers' cat over the villain's objections. Mr. Whiskers escapes, then abducts Beverly and Sonny and recovers his cat. The Green Mask unmasks Whiskers, who has disguised his cat as a dog. The crook is captured, the kids freed, and the diamond recovered from the cat's collar.

Indexer Notes

Jack Fiske (sometimes Fisk) was a house byline on this feature.

Beverly Crane of 2529 Swayze Street, Flint, Michigan and Sonny Kendrick of 7056 Easten [sic = Eastern] Ave, Washington DC were actual readers who "were selected to accompany Green Mask on this tale." In the story, Johnny chooses their letters from Green Mask fan mail.

The Hawk (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Harris
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

The Election Of Skulls (Table of Contents: 3)

Green Mask / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jack Fiske]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Green; Suzie; Green Mask; Numbo
Synopsis
Johnny and Suzie visit an African village exhibit at the museum, and Johnny is chosen by the natives to be their Chief Skull. His mouth is accidentally burned and he can't summon the Green Mask by shouting "E-e-e-ow." They're taken to Africa where Numbo tries to kill Johnny during the "purification ceremony" so Numbo will be the new chief. Mud, which several captive scientists say has "healing powers," makes it possible for Johnny to shout aloud and become the Green Mask. The Green Mask defeats Numbo and teaches the villagers how to elect their own leaders from now on.

Indexer Notes

Jack Fiske is the house byline for this feature.

In this story, Johnny knows he can summon the Green Mask voluntarily by saying "E-e-e-ow," whereas in previous issues he was unaware that this angry utterance changed him into the superhero. However, when the Green Mask reverts to his "Johnny" form at the end of the story, Johnny still can't recall what happened.

On page 5, Johnny "can't talk yet" in panels 1-2, then says "I'm coming Suzie! Keep cool!" in panel 3, but in panel 4 (in a thought balloon) and panel 6 (in a speech balloon) he says "If I could only speak!"

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

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
All prize fighters at some time in their ring careers get into a slump...
Genre
sports
Characters
Tim "One Round" Hogan; Blimp; Spigot Barnett; Lillyan; Brazilian Panther
Synopsis
Boxer Hogan disappears to rethink his career choice. Wandering through the Kentucky mountains, he meets attractive hillbilly Lillyan, whose father just died and who fears she'll lose her home to foreclosure. Hogan agrees to fight the Brazilian Panther. He wins and will use the money to give Lillyan a new start in life.
Keywords
boxing

Indexer Notes

Jo Logan was a house byline for this feature.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Karrots / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Bud Davis]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Karrots we're gonna hit th' wall!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Karrots; Goopy
Synopsis
Rabbit Karrots and his dog pal Goopy test Karrots' new invention: an auto rocket. Unfortunately, he hasn't yet added brakes or a steering wheel, which results in an encounter with an angry bull.

Indexer Notes

Bud Davis may have been a house byline.

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

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

Script
? [as Tom Canby]
Pencils
Al Zere ?
Inks
Al Zere ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Great Tarnstrom...
Genre
crime
Characters
Great Tarnstrom; Mrs. Van Brunt; Simmons
Synopsis
Magician Tarnstrom performs at Mrs. Van Brunt's society party. He's accused of stealing her ruby and substituting a fake one. A private detective arrests one of the guests, "the brains of the Simmons gang, international jewel swindlers!"
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Tom Canby was probably a house byline.

Simmons is first identified in a caption as "the host" but the party is held by the Van Brunts, so he should be Mr. Van Brunt. In the next panel he's arrested and identified as Simmons.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Mask
  2. 1. The Mystery of the Cat's Meow!
    Green Mask
  3. 2. The Hawk
  4. 3. The Election Of Skulls
    Green Mask
  5. 4. ["All prize fighters at some time in their ring careers get into a slump..."]
    One Round Hogan
  6. 5. ["Karrots we're gonna hit th' wall!"]
    Karrots
  7. 6. ["The Great Tarnstrom..."]
    Minit Mystery
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
  • James Ludwig
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