The Green Mask #v2#3 [14]
(Fall 1945)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc.
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

[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
Reprints

Wandering Gold Brick (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Green Mask; Teary; Jowls; Pierre; Johnny Green; Marbles; Sheila; Marie
Synopsis
Teary and his gang substitute a painted and re-shaped gold brick for the iron head of lumberjack Pierre's axe, planning to recover it after he returns to Canada. Johnny turns into the Green Mask when the crooks attack, but doesn't notice the substitution. Pierre is lured back home by a fake telegram from his girlfriend Marie. However, the Green Mask goes to Canada, saves Pierre, and returns Teary and his mob (and the gold) to the USA.
Keywords
French-Canadian

Indexer Notes

Title from cover.

The Real Dream Adventure (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Mask;Johnny Green; Skinny; Suzie;
Synopsis
Johnny tries to emulate the Green Mask but his attempts at heroism fail. Meanwhile, his friends Suzie and Skinny are riding in an armoured car carrying charity donations. The vehicle plunges into a river and Johnny turns into the Green Mask to save them. However, he is also captured by the crooks in a submarine and taken to a hidden base with the two teens. The Green Mask saves Suzie and Skinny and captures the criminals.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You go right down to the commissioner...
Genre
humor
Characters
Dick Transom; Mrs. Transom; Commissioner Mulcahey; Pop; Mack; Casey; Sparrow
Synopsis
Failing private eye Dick's wife orders him to get back his old job with the police force. Dick is assigned to the "graveyard shift." He visits the city graveyard and the gravedigger gives him a "fake" diamond he purchased the day before. Dick discovers the gem is real, but when he goes back to see the gravedigger, the real crook Sparrow is there looking for the "Pope" diamond. Dick and the police arrest the crook and Dick gets a reward, so he doesn't have to resume his police job.

Indexer Notes

Sparrow has a moustache on page 5 but none on page 6.
The Pope Diamond is an allusion to the famous Hope Diamond.

Code of the North (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Glen Cary
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
? [as Hal George]
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, here we go again!
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Cuthbert Joy; Judy Joy; Mr. Blake; Mrs. Blake; Pinky Joy; Mrs. Glibb
Synopsis
Judy Joy is bored so she invites the Blakes over to play bridge. Her husband Cuthbert agrees to let his friends play poker in the attic and he and Mr. Blake join the game. Cuthbert loses and the game is raided by the police. Cuthbert and Judy go to bed but Mr. Blake--who was the big winner in the poker game--invites them to go nightclubbing and Judy makes her husband accompany her.

Treasure On the Doorstep (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; Astra;
Synopsis
Rick's sidekick Stringbean wants to win $50,000 for the best scientific discovery but repeatedly fails. Rick, Stringbean and Astra's spaceship is caught in a tornado and they wind up in a prehistoric land. The cave people try to sacrifice the intruders to a dinosaur, but Stringbean tames the monster with peanuts. They try to take the dinosaur home to win the prize but it falls off the ship during flight. One of Stringbean's earlier experiments would have paid off handsomely, except he can't remember the formula he used.

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

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
What's the idea rushing me out...
Genre
sports
Characters
One Round Hogan; Blimp; Missouri Mauler [Tom Armstrong]; Spigot Barnett; Bags Bolger; Savery; Pat; Biff Ralston
Synopsis
Hogan is arrested when his defeated opponent, the Missouri Mauler, is hospitalised with mysterious injuries after their bout. Hogan's manager Spigot thinks the Mauler's manager Bags is having his man fake his injuries so Hogan can't train for his next fight. Newspaper reporter Savery tells Spigot where to find the Mauler's mother. She is summoned to the hospital and brings a basket of her son's favourite food: he "recovers" and Hogan is released from jail and defeats Biff Ralston to retain his title.
Keywords
boxing

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

Hacksaw the Great Detective / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Chris Flag]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hm-m-m...bits of chewed-up paper.
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Hacksaw; Pottson
Synopsis
Hacksaw adds up the clues and vows to capture the culprit: a mouse in his home.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Mask
  2. 1. Wandering Gold Brick
    Green Mask
  3. 2. The Real Dream Adventure
    Green Mask
  4. 3. ["You go right down to the commissioner..."]
    Dick Transom
  5. 4. Code of the North
  6. 5. ["Well, here we go again!"]
    Joy Family
  7. 6. Treasure On the Doorstep
    Rick Evans
  8. 7. ["What's the idea rushing me out..."]
    One Round Hogan
  9. 8. ["Hm-m-m...bits of chewed-up paper."]
    Hacksaw the Great Detective
  10. 9. ["Do you know what magazine I read?"]
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  • David Wilt
  • Gregory Fischer
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