(Winter 1945-46)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Volume
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Feature Syndicate Inc.
Editing
Victor Fox

Issue Notes

FDC (Fawcett) distributor symbol.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]

Indexer Notes

Art was previously credited to Louis Ferstadt, but compare this with any other signed effort by that artist from the same period (e.g. the Lash Lightning story in Four Favorites #16 (Ace Books)) and it will be clearly seen that this is by Stoner.

The Masks of Mystery (Table of Contents: 1)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
E. C. Stoner (credited as Otis)
Inks
E. C. Stoner (credited as Otis)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The face of the moon produces varied reactions in people.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; Mr. Lunar (intro, Villain); Officer Mike Mannigan; Judge Smith; Mrs. True
Synopsis
Mr. Lunar vows revenge on those who put him in jail, and accomplishes it with carnival masks shaped like the Moon that drive people crazy.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art was previously credited to Louis Ferstadt, but compare this with any other signed effort by that artist from the same period (e.g. the Lash Lightning story in Four Favorites #16 (Ace Books)) and it will be clearly seen that this is by Stoner.

Beetle has super powers, including flying.

The Spider's Parlor (Table of Contents: 2)

Joan Mason / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Allen (credited)
Inks
Art Allen (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You've been on this case more than a week, Joan...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Joan Mason; Officer Mike Mannigan; McPherson (editor); Spider Spaulding (gang leader)
Reprints

The Golden Cat (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Hope (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Center City sure is growing up," Sam Bevins observed.
Genre
crime
Characters
Sam Bevins; District Attorney Tim Forgarty; Thorne Hollister (lawyer); Sime Lovett (gambler)
Reprints

The Man Who Stole 24 Hours! (Table of Contents: 4)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
E. C. Stoner (credited as Otis)
Inks
E. C. Stoner (credited as Otis)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come with Blue Beetle...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; Officer Mike Mannigan; Prof. Zezo
Synopsis
Prof. Zezo's time machine steals 24 hours. Everybody ends up a day in the future and can't remember what happened on the day in between.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art was previously credited to Louis Ferstadt, but compare this story with any other signed effort by that artist from the same period (e.g. the Lash Lightning story in Four Favorites #16 (Ace Books)) and it will be clearly seen that this is by Stoner.

Blue Beetle has super powers.

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

Joy Family / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Hal George (credited)
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But we simply can't attach an outboard motor to it!
Genre
humor; domestic
Characters
Cuthbert Joy; Judy Joy; Pinky Joy; Peoria Joy
Synopsis
Cuthbert tries to do the shopping.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. The Masks of Mystery
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. The Spider's Parlor
    Joan Mason
  4. 3. The Golden Cat
  5. 4. The Man Who Stole 24 Hours!
    Blue Beetle
  6. 5. ["But we simply can't attach an outboard motor to it!"]
    Joy Family
This issue was modified by, among others
  • David Banuelos
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt