The Green Mask #v2#2 [13]
(Summer 1945)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc.
Brand
A Fox Feature Publication FF
Editing
Victor Fox (uncredited)
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

Pinup of the Year (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
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Indexer Notes

Artist revision from ? to Stoner per Ken Quattro's article in Alter Ego #118 (July 2013).

The Pigeons of Death (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Mask; Johnny Green; Suzie; Ronnie; Rummy
Synopsis
Johnny, Suzie and Ronnie take a walk, then return to Ronnie's rooftop pigeon coop and find criminals have stolen some of his birds and killed the rest. They plan to make the pigeons flying bombs to down an FBI airplane. Johnny becomes the Green Mask and fights the crooks but Ronnie, the Green Mask and Suzie are captured. The crooks use rockets to send their 3 prisoners skyward as well, with bombs tied to them. Ronnie uses his lead pigeon to cause the rest of his flock to avoid the FBI plane. The bombs are dropped on the crooks' cave hideout and the "robber sub" waiting to pick them up.
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Indexer Notes

Jack Fiske is a house byline for this feature.

As in one story in the previous issue, Johnny Green is aware he can change into the Green Mask if he gets angry and shouts.

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

Pussy Katnip / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In this story, Pussy Katnip...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pussy Katnip; George; Tobacco Maizie; Race Track Hutch
Synopsis
Nightclub owner Pussy Katnip thinks her cigarette "girl" Maizie (a horse) is acting oddly. Maizie's escaped prisoner boyfriend Race Track Hutch is hiding in the club, but Pussy drinks a Katnip Fizz and her mind becomes "very clear." Pussy tips off the cops and Hutch is arrested.
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Tale of the Counterfeit Coins (Table of Contents: 3)

Dick Transom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Hap Harris]
Pencils
Al Zere ?
Inks
Al Zere ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Transom; Joe; Jeffrey; Mrs. Van Oop
Synopsis
Private eye Dick thinks he's solved the case of counterfeit coins flooding the city, but he just wins first prize in high society Mrs. Van Oop's treasure hunt.
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Indexer Notes

Hap Harris was a house byline for this series.

The Ghost of Purple Rock (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

Snooky / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Toby]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That old witch is in for a big surprise...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Snooky; Honey Bear; Jinnee; Old Witch
Synopsis
Snooky and her friend Honey Bear use a magic wishing ring to summon Jinnee. They ask him to take them to see the Old Witch. The witch threatens to turn them into cookies but Honey Bear uses the ring to convert her previous victims back into children and change the witch into a cookie herself.
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Indexer Notes

Toby was the house byline for this series.

The Marauder Comet (Table of Contents: 6)

Rick Evans / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Stan Ford]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rick Evans; Stringbean; Professor Astra; Father Astra; Igno
Synopsis
Astra's scientist father is abducted by a "horrible being" while in the midst of experimenting on the dangerous element X090. If he isn't rescued, X090 may destroy Earth. Father Astra is taken to the planet Pyrotis, ruled by Igno, who demands the secret of X090. Rick and the others arrive and foil Igno's plans, but are too late to prevent X090 from blowing up the Earth. However, the whole story was Stringbean's nightmare.
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Indexer Notes

Stan Ford was the house byline for this feature.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Pinup of the Year
    Green Mask
  2. 1. The Pigeons of Death
    Green Mask
  3. 2. ["In this story, Pussy Katnip..."]
    Pussy Katnip
  4. 3. Tale of the Counterfeit Coins
    Dick Transom
  5. 4. The Ghost of Purple Rock
  6. 5. ["That old witch is in for a big surprise..."]
    Snooky
  7. 6. The Marauder Comet
    Rick Evans
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • David Wilt
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig