(March-April 1946)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1946
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 1/8" [<= 1948]; 6 7/8" x 10 1/8" [>= 1950]
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc. 221 Conyhan St, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Executive Offices 60 E. 42nd St. New York 17, N.Y. Entered as second class matter at the post office at Buffalo, New York. Additional entry at Wilkes-Barre, Pa. ANC (American News Company) distributor symbol on cover.


Earthquake Maker (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
E. C. Stoner [as Otis]
Inks
E. C. Stoner [as Otis]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle

"Look for this sign" (Table of Contents: 1)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Ad promotes Fox cover symbol (which is not on the cover of this issue). Note indicates Blue Beetle contests have been discontinued.

The Adventure of the Panting Photographer (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Ferstadt ? [as Otis]
Inks
Lou Ferstadt ? [as Otis]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; Mike Mannigan; Snapem of Pop Magazine
Synopsis
Snapem stages accidents so he can get pictures of the Blue Beetle in action.

The Case of the Bouncing Book (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Ferstadt ? [as Otis]
Inks
Lou Ferstadt ? [as Otis]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; Mike Mannigan; J.J. Smith
Synopsis
An unscrupulous publisher uses Mike's manuscript as a blueprint to commit crimes. Only trouble is, it's the wrong book.

[The Hidden Landing Strip] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Al Zere ?
Pencils
Al Zere ?
Inks
Al Zere ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery

[Ted Purdy] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Al Zere ?
Pencils
Al Zere ?
Inks
Al Zere ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery

The Threat From Saturn (Chapter 6): The Earthquake Maker (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
E. C. Stoner [as Otis]
Inks
E. C. Stoner [as Otis]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; Mike Mannigan; Saturnia; Gloat
Synopsis
Beetle thinks Gloat and Saturnia are dead, but Gloat plans to use his earthquake maker to destroy the city.

Indexer Notes

continued.
This is the last published chapter. The story remains unconcluded.

Backfire (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sid Tyler (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
western-frontier

The Latest Fashion--In Crime (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Art Allen
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Joan Mason; Mike Mannigan; Dennis

Saludos Amigos (Table of Contents: 9)

O'Brine Twins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Page
Pencils
Larry Page (signed)
Inks
Larry Page
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Wetmore; Waterman

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Laff Parade / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
J. L. Keene (signed)
Pencils
J. L. Keene (signed)
Inks
J. L. Keene (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm a little stiff from bowling!
Genre
humor
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Earthquake Maker
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. "Look for this sign"
  3. 2. The Adventure of the Panting Photographer
    Blue Beetle
  4. 3. The Case of the Bouncing Book
    Blue Beetle
  5. 4. [The Hidden Landing Strip]
    Minit Mystery
  6. 5. [Ted Purdy]
    Minit Mystery
  7. 6. The Threat From Saturn (Chapter 6): The Earthquake Maker
    Blue Beetle
  8. 7. Backfire
  9. 8. The Latest Fashion--In Crime
    Joan Mason
  10. 9. Saludos Amigos
    O'Brine Twins
  11. 10. ["I'm a little stiff from bowling!"]
    Laff Parade
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