(January 1940)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1939-11-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand
FP
Editing
Victor Fox ? (editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 437144.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

D-13 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
D-13 [Richard Anthony]

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

Strange Mysteries Unsolved / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Oppenheim Terrof
Pencils
Oppenheim Terrof
Inks
Oppenheim Terrof
Letters
Oppenheim Terrof

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Idabel, Oklahoma.. a travelling magician known as Mad Marco...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

The Green Mask and the Taj Lamah Jewels! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Green Mask / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner ?
Pencils
Walter Frehm (signed) (byline)
Inks
Walter Frehm (signed) (byline)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Mask [Michael Shelby]; Franz Weise (death); Thomas Henrich (refugee author); un-named daughter of Henrich; News Doakes; El Rikaf (villain, introduction); Boris (villain); Voss (villain); Lovensky (villain); Hans (villain)
Synopsis
Agents of an enemy nation plot to destroy all U.S. industrial plants and steal gold from the U.S. Federal Reserve in order to cripple the abilities of America to meddle in the war.
Reprints
Keywords
hat band

Indexer Notes

Walter Frame was the name of a real artist at Fox named Walter Frehm. How much art he did is not known as the name was used as a by-line on many strips of the period, with art by Munson Paddock and Louis Cazeneuve, among possible others.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Rex Dexter of Mars, Interplanetary Adventurer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Briefer (signed)
Pencils
Dick Briefer (signed)
Inks
Dick Briefer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out of the sky, from a far corner of the universe, a fiery meteor zooms down...
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Rex Dexter; Cynde; Protoplasmen (villains, all die)
Synopsis
A meteor from outer space has struck Earth in Asia, creating an area devoid of natural features, called "The Bald Spot." Scientists discover that the Bald Spot is growing in size. Investigation discovers a strange life form: jelly fish with heads or protoplasmen. Rex investigates and discovers a way to destroy the enemy.
Reprints
Keywords
Bald Spot; Capris

Mistaken Identity (Table of Contents: 4)

Billy Bounce / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab (credited)
Pencils
Fred Schwab (credited)
Inks
Fred Schwab (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Schwab (credited)

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Billy Bounce

Murder in a Monsoon (Table of Contents: 5)

Chen Chang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Munson Paddock (credited as Cecelia Munson)
Inks
Munson Paddock (credited as Cecelia Munson)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Chen Chang

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Wing Turner / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Floyd Kelly] (byline)
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wing is in Europe when the war breaks out, and all American are ordered home...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Wing Turner; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Wing is assigned the task of manning a plane over the U-boat infested waters of the North Atlantic, looking for the periscopes of submarines. He spots one and heads into the air to coordinate his ship's torpedo attack. When the torpedo hits the sub, Wing's plane's rudder is hit by flying shattered metal and crashes into the ocean, becoming fair game for the Nazis..
Reprints
Keywords
Havre (France)

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

Lt. Drake / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Drake has been assigned to hunt Tony Brick, Poison-Ring leader...
Genre
war
Characters
Lt. Drake; Tony Brick (villain, introduction)
Reprints

The Morgue Murder Mystery (Table of Contents: 8)

Hemlock Shomes / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab (credited)
Pencils
Fred Schwab (credited)
Inks
Fred Schwab (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Schwab (credited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Hemlock Shomes; Dr. Potsam

The Dreamer (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sid L. Sidney
Pencils
Bob Powell (signed as S.R.P.) (illustrations)
Inks
Bob Powell (signed as S.R.P.) (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

[Captured by Sin Lee] (Table of Contents: 10)

Captain Savage / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Francis Drake]
Pencils
Art Peddy ?
Inks
Art Peddy ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Savage; Sin Lee (villain, introduction)
Reprints

[Fiends at the Fair] (Table of Contents: 11)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas (credited)
Inks
Charles Nicholas (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]; Von Heuger (villain, introduction)
Reprints

[The Bridge Blasters] (Table of Contents: 12)

Inspector Bancroft / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Noel Howard]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Inspector Bancroft (last appearance)

[Fahid the Revolutionary] (Table of Contents: 13)

D-13 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Powell ?
Pencils
Bob Powell (credited)
Inks
Bob Powell (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Agent D-13 [Richard Anthony]; Fahid (villain, introduction)

[Countess Zita, Spy] (Table of Contents: 14)

Denny Scott / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Lindermayer (signed as Mayor)
Inks
John Lindermayer (signed as Mayor)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Denny Scott; Countess Zita (villain, introduction, dies)

The Murder of Glenwood Village (Table of Contents: 15)

Zanzibar / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska (credited)
Inks
George Tuska (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Zanzibar; Marco Hawkins (villain, introduction)
Keywords
Magic
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    D-13
  2. 1. ["Idabel, Oklahoma.. a travelling magician known as Mad Marco..."]
    Strange Mysteries Unsolved
  3. 2. The Green Mask and the Taj Lamah Jewels!
    The Green Mask
  4. 3. ["Out of the sky, from a far corner of the universe, a fiery meteor zooms down..."]
    Rex Dexter of Mars, Interplanetary Adventurer
  5. 4. Mistaken Identity
    Billy Bounce
  6. 5. Murder in a Monsoon
    Chen Chang
  7. 6. ["Wing is in Europe when the war breaks out, and all American are ordered home..."]
    Wing Turner
  8. 7. ["Drake has been assigned to hunt Tony Brick, Poison-Ring leader..."]
    Lt. Drake
  9. 8. The Morgue Murder Mystery
    Hemlock Shomes
  10. 9. The Dreamer
  11. 10. [Captured by Sin Lee]
    Captain Savage
  12. 11. [Fiends at the Fair]
    Blue Beetle
  13. 12. [The Bridge Blasters]
    Inspector Bancroft
  14. 13. [Fahid the Revolutionary]
    D-13
  15. 14. [Countess Zita, Spy]
    Denny Scott
  16. 15. The Murder of Glenwood Village
    Zanzibar
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