(June 1939)

Fox, 1939 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-04-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Bruns Publications, Inc.
Editing
Victor Fox
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing

Issue Notes

Indicia:
WONDER COMICS, Vol 1, No. 2, Published monthly by Bruns Publications, Inc., V. S. Fox, President, 480 Lexington Avenue, New York, N. Y. Entered as second-class matter at Post Office, New York, N. Y., under the act of March 3, 1879. Additional Entry at Springfield, Mass. Price 10 cents per copy. Subscription rates: 12 issues in the United States, and its possessions, Mexico, South America, Spain, $1.50. Elsewhere, $2.50. The Publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited material. Copyright 1939, by Bruns Publications, Inc. Printed in the U. S. A.

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 412943.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Yarko the Great / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You can't move! Yarko commands!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Yarko

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Winged Wonders / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Floyd Kelly] (signed)
Pencils
? [as Floyd Kelly] (signed)
Inks
? [as Floyd Kelly] (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Beechcraft
Genre
non-fiction; aviation

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[The Old Hex House] (Table of Contents: 2)

Yarko the Great / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yarko the Great (a magician; introduction); Carol Tate (introduction); Mr. Tate (introduction); Shaddiba (villain; introduction; death); Doga (villain; introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

partly adapted from a Mr. Mystic story in THE SPIRIT SECTION

Princess Kidnapped (Table of Contents: 3)

Minnie th' Mermaid / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Minnie the Mermaid (introduction; only appearance)

In New York (Table of Contents: 4)

Don Quixote / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Don Quixote (introduction); Sancho Panza (introduction); Butch Spumoni (villain; introduction)

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

Wonders in the News / comic story / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Philadelphia, PA.
Genre
non-fiction

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

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

Shorty Shortcake / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger
Pencils
S. M. Iger [as Jerry Williams] (signed)
Inks
S. M. Iger [as Jerry Williams] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shorty has escaped from the cabin of Tiny, the smuggler...
Characters
Shorty Shortcake; Suzy; Skippy; Mr. De Welth; Weems; Tiny (villain); The Chief (villain; introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Wonders That Are True / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Key West, FLA.
Genre
non-fiction

[The Panama Assignment] (Table of Contents: 9)

Patty O'Day / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Adolphe Barreaux?
Pencils
Adolphe Barreaux [as Barreaux] (signed)
Inks
Adolphe Barreaux [as Barreaux] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Patty O'Day; Ham

Charlie Siringo (Table of Contents: 10)

Men Who Made the West / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Bob Powell?
Inks
Bob Powell?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

Illustrated text, lettered like a comic.

[The Pearl Diver Murders] (Table of Contents: 11)

Dr. Fung / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Powell?
Pencils
Bob Powell [as Arthur Dean] (signed)
Inks
Bob Powell [as Arthur Dean] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dr. Fung; Dan Barrister; Frisco (villain; introduction; death); Mike (villain; introduction; death)

The Children's Crusade [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as William E. Eisner] (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Text with illustrations.

The Iron Horse Goes Through (Table of Contents: 13)

Tex Maxon / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner?
Pencils
Munson Paddock [as Cecilia Munson] (signed)
Inks
Munson Paddock [as Cecilia Munson] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Tex Maxon [Tex Dawson]; Nick Badger (villain; introduction)

Indexer Notes

formerly Tex Dawson. Signature reads "Story by Cecelia Munson".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Sport Album / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chuck Wilson (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Deadeye' Arlayne Brown
Genre
non-fiction; sports

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Filmore Dudd / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger
Pencils
S. M. Iger (signed)
Inks
S. M. Iger (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is more than my anemic constitution can stand!
Genre
humor
Characters
Filmore Dudd

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Movie Memos / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Glenda Carol (signed)
Inks
Glenda Carol (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Buddy Ebsen
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Buddy Ebsen; Doris Nolan; Gladys Swarthout; Wallace Beery; Boris Karloff

[The Dancing Spy] (Table of Contents: 17)

K-51 Spies At War / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner [as Willis B. Rensie]
Inks
Will Eisner [as Willis B. Rensie]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy; war
Characters
Claire Conos [Z-19] (introduction); Jack Coe (villain; introduction; death)
Synopsis
K-51 thinks his friend Jack's girl Claire might be a spy, but in truth Jack is the traitor and Claire turns out to be fellow secret agent Z-19.

[The Protection Racketeers] (Table of Contents: 18)

Gang-Buster Robinson / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Harold Vance]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Gang-Buster Robinson; Tips Craven (villain; introduction; death)

Monkey Shines; Added Attraction: Frankfurter Follies of 1939 (Table of Contents: 19)

Short Subjects / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

Two half-page gag strips: "Monkey Shines" and "Frankfurter Follies of 1939".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Wonder Stamp Club / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (stamp art from several nations)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poland, sounding the note for modern society, has issued a new child welfare series.

Indexer Notes

One stamp shown (from Denmark) features the Trylon and Perisphere of the New York World's Fair.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Slight Errors / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Barber - how long shall I have to wait for a shave?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Four one-panel gags.

[The Panama Plot] (Table of Contents: 22)

Spark Stevens / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Kane
Pencils
Bob Kane
Inks
Bob Kane
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Spark Stevens; Leach (villain; introduction); Blinky Craven (villain; introduction; death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Belly Busters / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger (signed)
Pencils
S. M. Iger (signed)
Inks
S. M. Iger (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
- And folks, I'll have to conclude my radio talk...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover, except lower left-hand quarter.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Wonderworld Comics #3 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You can't move! Yarko commands!"]
    Yarko the Great
  2. 1. ["The Beechcraft"]
    Winged Wonders
  3. 2. [The Old Hex House]
    Yarko the Great
  4. 3. Princess Kidnapped
    Minnie th' Mermaid
  5. 4. In New York
    Don Quixote
  6. 5. ["Philadelphia, PA."]
    Wonders in the News
  7. 6. ["Boys and Girls"]
  8. 7. ["Shorty has escaped from the cabin of Tiny, the smuggler..."]
    Shorty Shortcake
  9. 8. ["Key West, FLA."]
    Wonders That Are True
  10. 9. [The Panama Assignment]
    Patty O'Day
  11. 10. Charlie Siringo
    Men Who Made the West
  12. 11. [The Pearl Diver Murders]
    Dr. Fung
  13. 12. The Children's Crusade [Part 1]
  14. 13. The Iron Horse Goes Through
    Tex Maxon
  15. 14. ["'Deadeye' Arlayne Brown"]
    Sport Album
  16. 15. ["This is more than my anemic constitution can stand!"]
    Filmore Dudd
  17. 16. ["Buddy Ebsen"]
    Movie Memos
  18. 17. [The Dancing Spy]
    K-51 Spies At War
  19. 18. [The Protection Racketeers]
    Gang-Buster Robinson
  20. 19. Monkey Shines; Added Attraction: Frankfurter Follies of 1939
    Short Subjects
  21. 20. ["Poland, sounding the note for modern society, has issued a new child welfare series."]
    Wonder Stamp Club
  22. 21. ["Barber - how long shall I have to wait for a shave?"]
    Slight Errors
  23. 22. [The Panama Plot]
    Spark Stevens
  24. 23. ["- And folks, I'll have to conclude my radio talk..."]
    Belly Busters
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Wonderworld Comics #3
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
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