(July-August 1946)

Fox, 1940 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc.
Brand
A Fox Feature Publication
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]

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

Imagine That! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A wolf usually mates for life

Pirate Treasure (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Elmer C. Stoner
Inks
Elmer C. Stoner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Joan Mason
Synopsis
The Beetle and his friends go to South America to find a hoard of counterfeit currency originally printed by the Japanese and now the target of U.S. gangsters.

Indexer Notes

Joan Mason works for the Daily Planet.

Murder on Stage (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Elmer C. Stoner
Inks
Elmer C. Stoner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; Mike Mannigan; Jimmy Trent (dies); Fu Li
Synopsis
Murder is committed to obtain the Jewels of Kwannon which have been smuggled in from the mysterious orient by a troop of actors.

The Folly of Laughing Lon (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jonathan Troy
Letters
typeset

The Liberty Bell (Table of Contents: 5)

Bronze Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Alvin Hollingsworth ? [as Alec Hope] (signed)
Pencils
Alvin Hollingsworth [as Alec Hope] (signed)
Inks
Alvin Hollingsworth [as Alec Hope] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bronze Man [Major Randy Ronald] (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Craig Delich, courtesy of the Who's Who, who indicates that Alec Hope was a pen name for Hollingsworth and it appeared on all art that Hollingsworth drew.

Art revision from A. C. Hollingsworth to Alvin Hollingsworth to match the Who's Who artist listing.

The creator of Bronze Man was Alvin C. Hollingsworth, born in Harlem, New York, and was one of the few African-American artists to work in comics during the 1940's and 1950's. At age 12, he assisted on the art chores for the hero known as Cat-Man. He meant for Bronze Man to be of African-American heritage, wearing an iron mask whenever he appeared as Bronze Man, but the published version was caucasian and sans the mask.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. ["A wolf usually mates for life"]
    Imagine That!
  3. 2. Pirate Treasure
    Blue Beetle
  4. 3. Murder on Stage
    Blue Beetle
  5. 4. The Folly of Laughing Lon
  6. 5. The Liberty Bell
    Bronze Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Henry Andrews