(November 1939)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-09-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand
FP
Editing
Victor Fox
Color
Color
Dimensions
7 1/2" x 10 1/4" (19.1 cm x 26 cm)
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 4. Second class periodical. Copyright number 429868.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flame / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine; Will Eisner ?
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flame [Gary Preston]
Reprints

[Invasion of the Kikoos] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Flame / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Basil Berold] (signed)
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flame [Gary Preston]; unnamed girl agent; The Kikoos (villains, some die); Monk (villain)
Synopsis
The Flame has to deal with the wanton killing and robberies staged by a group of weird, spectral creatures called the Kikoo, which came from an island where the government leaders hid them out because of their inferior minds. Unfortunately, led by an evil influence, they are capable of extreme violence, as the Flame discovers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Revised synopsis added by Craig Delich (2009-7-30).

[Attack on the Infidels] (Table of Contents: 2)

Yarko the Great, Master Magician / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yarko; Major Hazlip; Mr. Burke (detective); Captain Dupree (Desert Patrol leader); Sarabin (villain)
Synopsis
While relaxing at a desert oasis, Yarko greets a noted detective who is on the trail of a missing Major named Hazlip. Soon after, Yarko is kidnapped and taken to the ruins of Alchaz, where he mystically connects with detective Burke, whom he asks to contact local colonial troops to rescue him. In the meantime, Yarko faces the threat of Sarabin, who is leading an organized attack on the infidels in the area. The Desert Patrol arrives in time to stop Sarabin.
Reprints
Keywords
Alchaz (ancient city); Makha (oasis); Sahara Desert

Indexer Notes

Corrected characters, synopsis and title by Craig Delich. Previous info I entered was wrong.

In Guatemala (Table of Contents: 3)

Shorty Shortcake / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger [as Jerry Williams] (signed)
Pencils
S. M. Iger [as Jerry Williams] (signed)
Inks
S. M. Iger [as Jerry Williams] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty Shortcake; Mr. Mizzen; Sheriff Manana; unnamed Mayor; Lobo (villain); Don Gorgonzola (villain)
Synopsis
Since becoming the boss of the Dewelth Mines, Shorty's enemies have been trying their best to rub him out, including a fencing master, Don Gorgonzola, who challenges Shorty to a duel.
Keywords
Dewelth Mines; El Snoro Dope (newspaper)

[Sabotage On the Northern Clipper] (Table of Contents: 4)

Patty O'Day, Newsreel Reporter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Claire Moe
Pencils
Claire Moe
Inks
Claire Moe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Patty O'Day; Ham (reporter); unnamed newspaper editor; saboteurs (villains)
Synopsis
Patty and Ham are assigned by their editor to take the Northern Clipper and make the Atlantic Crossing, taking pictures along the way for her newspaper articles. Unfortunately, saboteurs aboard force the plane to make a water landing, but the newspaper duo not only get great pictures, but also help to save a man from drowning and still get the photos to their editor.
Reprints

[The Revenge of Loti Gen-Kee] (Table of Contents: 5)

Dr. Fung / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Powell [as Arthur Dean] (signed)
Pencils
Bob Powell [as Arthur Dean] (signed)
Inks
Bob Powell [as Arthur Dean] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dr. Fung; Dan Barrister; Lio San; Little Lotus Flower (death); Khan Gen-Kee (villain, death)
Synopsis
After the death of a Mr. Byron, Dr. Fung and his assistant pull a false maneuover against Khan Gen-Kee in order to secure evidence that Gen-Kee is responsible.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Some information and synopsis added by Craig Delich 9-28-08.

Tommy Taylor in India (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger (signed)
Pencils
Bob Powell [as Powell] (spot illustrations) (signed)
Inks
Bob Powell [as Powell] (spot illustrations) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tommy Taylor; Hindu Yogi Haridas
Synopsis
Tommy decides to visit India and made many discoveries on the life styles of the people there, including witnessing the arrival of people to a temple on the Ganges River. One strange things was the revival of a Yogi who had been in a state of suspended animation for 40 days!
Keywords
Goddess of Kali; Kali-Ghat Temple; Somadai (suspended animation)

A Hot Lead Rumba On "Crazy Woman Creek" (Table of Contents: 7)

Tex Maxon / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Munson Paddock [as Cecilia Munson] (signed)
Pencils
Munson Paddock [as Cecilia Munson] (signed)
Inks
Munson Paddock [as Cecilia Munson] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Tex Mason; Mr. Rawlings (cattle rancher); unnamed train engineer; unnamed train foreman; McNab (villain, cattle rustler); Cooney (villain, cattle rustler); McNab's gang (villains)
Synopsis
As Tex drives cattle into the pens of the Rawlings Ranch, he talks with the owner about two cattle rustlers operating in the area, but his boss doesn't seem to fear them any, unaware that the two are listening in and plan to rustle his cattle anyway. Fortunately for Rawlings, McNab's drunken men mess up the scheme.
Keywords
Rawlings Ranch

Indexer Notes

The blurb panel at the end of the story gives the title to next month's story, "The Dust of the 'Dead' Men On Hangtown Flat".

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

Wonders That Are True! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Edgar Bergen; Charlie McCarthy; Professor Gruvel

Indexer Notes

Series of 4 illustrated strange but true facts.

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

[A Day at the Circus] (Table of Contents: 9)

Don Quixote in Modern Times / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Don Quixote; Sancho (Quixote's companion); lion tamer; unnamed woman
Synopsis
Don and Sancho decide to take in the circus that has come to town, and when they see a woman inside a lion's cage surrounded by vicious beasts, Don decides to save her.

[The Plot to Take the Phillipines] (Table of Contents: 10)

K-51 Spies at War / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Willis B. Rensie] (signed)
Pencils
Bob Powell ?
Inks
Bob Powell ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
K-51; Z-19 [Claire] (K-51's fiancee); Von Diableff (villain, enemy agent, introduction); Mong (villain, Diableff's partner, death); Hiroto Kono (villain)
Synopsis
Agents K-51 and Z-19 hear of a plot to take over the Philippine Islands, so K-51 disguises himself to try and get to the bottom of the situation, suspecting that Von Diableff is behind the scheme.
Keywords
Hawaii; Honolulu

[Diamonds of Death] (Table of Contents: 11)

Mob Buster Robinson / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Larry Vance] (signed)
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Mob Buster Robinson; unnamed messenger (death); Captain Cassidy; "Rocks" Coleman (villain, introduction, death); Turkey (villain); Baldy (villain, bar owner)
Synopsis
Several criminals decide to relieve "Diamond Row", a well-known street in Capitol City, of it's wealth of diamonds. Robinson figures that the thieves will have to secure the services of an expert diamond cutter, so he heads out in search of the man.
Reprints
Keywords
Baldys Place; Capitol City; Daily Paper

Indexer Notes

Harold Vance was a company by-line and not the name of a real person.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Wonderworld Stamp Club / advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Movie Memos / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Mae West; Edward Everett Horton; Jean Parker; Robert Young

Indexer Notes

Illustrated feature on four of Hollywood's famous stars and interesting facts about each.

Sequence added by Craig Delich.

In Cuba (Table of Contents: 14)

"Spark" Stevens / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling [as Nordling] (signed)
Pencils
Klaus Nordling [as Nordling] (signed)
Inks
Klaus Nordling [as Nordling] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Spark Stevens; Chuck; Jerry (Navy man); Cuban dancer (villain); Perez (villain)
Synopsis
On leave from the U.S. Navy in Cuba, Spark and Chuck watch a native female dancer using her castanets, and one of them notes that she is sending out a code message about an old castle. But the pair are overcome by agents and soon learn that the leader, Perez, seeks to over throw the Cuban government and then sell the nation to a foreign power.
Reprints
Keywords
Cuba; Dragon (a U.S.ship)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flame
  2. 1. [Invasion of the Kikoos]
    The Flame
  3. 2. [Attack on the Infidels]
    Yarko the Great, Master Magician
  4. 3. In Guatemala
    Shorty Shortcake
  5. 4. [Sabotage On the Northern Clipper]
    Patty O'Day, Newsreel Reporter
  6. 5. [The Revenge of Loti Gen-Kee]
    Dr. Fung
  7. 6. Tommy Taylor in India
  8. 7. A Hot Lead Rumba On "Crazy Woman Creek"
    Tex Maxon
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Wonders That Are True!
  10. 9. [A Day at the Circus]
    Don Quixote in Modern Times
  11. 10. [The Plot to Take the Phillipines]
    K-51 Spies at War
  12. 11. [Diamonds of Death]
    Mob Buster Robinson
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Wonderworld Stamp Club
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Movie Memos
  15. 14. In Cuba
    "Spark" Stevens
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen