The Green Mask #5 [16]
(August-September 1946)

Fox, 1940 Series
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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 1/4"? (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
?

Characters
Green Mask; Johnny Green

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

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

Double Trouble! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Mask; Johnny Green; Professor Grimy; Suzie
Synopsis
Professor Grimy creates Green Mask robots and releases them in the city, at the same time offering a million-dollar reward for the superhero's capture. In the ensuing confusion, Grimy's mob loots the city. Johnny gets angry and becomes the real Green Mask and defeats the criminals.

The Master Cracksman Bank Robberies (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; superhero
Characters
Green Mask; Johnny Green; Mr. Green; Mrs. Green; Professor Battenburg; Mike O'Hara; Captain Halloran
Synopsis
When two of his classmates are arrested for participating in a wave of bank robberies, Johnny suspects their chemistry teacher, Professor Battenburg. Johnny investigates and becomes the Green Mask, discovering that Battenburg's compound "Brainol" is used to drug the students who are then used as fall guys for the real robbers. The Green Mask exposes Battenburg as the Master Cracksman, a criminal thought to be dead. Battenburg commits suicide after confessing.

Indexer Notes

In The Green Mask v1 #10 (August 1944), Johnny Green's father Walter is referred to as having been the original Green Mask but is said to be away at war. However, in this story Johnny refers to two adults as "Mom" and "Dad" but there's no indication his father (who only appears in one panel) is an ex-superhero (and it's Johnny who magically becomes the Green Mask).

Black Market Bullets (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ray Mond]
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jim Slattery

When the Sky-Scrapers Danced! (Table of Contents: 5)

Rick Evans / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Stan Ford]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rick Evans; Astra; Xako; Stringbean; Professor Astra (father)
Synopsis
Evil space spider Xako intends to wipe out the population of Earth with "inter-planetary vibrations" so his race can inhabit it. Rick, Astra and Stringbean fly their rocket to confront Xako, who is burned to death when Rick flies through a comet.

Indexer Notes

next app. in ZOOT COMICS #8

In the last panel, Rick hopes for "a little peace and quite" [sic].

No. 2 (Table of Contents: 6)

The Flying Future / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Synopsis
Various facts about aviation technology.

Indexer Notes

No. 2 of a series

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

Imagine THAT! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Ray's Sunbream' is an amazing fish...
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Five illustrated factoids about a fish, aviation, the Dodo bird, Burmese cigarettes, and the "Day of the Animals" in Mexico.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Mask
  2. 1. ["Look for this sign"]
  3. 2. Double Trouble!
    Green Mask
  4. 3. The Master Cracksman Bank Robberies
    Green Mask
  5. 4. Black Market Bullets
  6. 5. When the Sky-Scrapers Danced!
    Rick Evans
  7. 6. No. 2
    The Flying Future
  8. 7. ["'Ray's Sunbream' is an amazing fish..."]
    Imagine THAT!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
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