(January 1940)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1939-11-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand
FP
Editing
Victor Fox ?
Color
Color
Dimensions
7 1/2" x 10 1/4"
Paper Stock
Glossy Covers; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

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]

The Taj Lamah Jewels (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Will Eisner ?
Pencils
Walter Frame ? (signed); Munson Paddock [as Walter Frame] (signed)
Inks
Walter Frame ? (signed); Munson Paddock ? [as Walter Frame] (signed)
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 a warring 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. The Who's Who states that Munson Paddock drew the Mask circa 1940 for Mystery Men Comics and I believe Paddock may have done this story. Information added by Craig Delich 2012-12-2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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..........
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Rex Dexter; Cynde; Protoplasmen (villains, all die)
Synopsis
Scientists first ignore the fact that a meteor from outer space has struck Earth in Asia at an angle, making the area devoid of natural features, which they call "The Bald Spot." However, when they discover that the Bald Spot is growing in size, the scientists investigate and discover a strange life form: jelly fish with heads or protoplasmen as they call them. Rex investigates and discoers a way todestroy the enemy.
Reprints
Keywords
Bald Spot; Capris

Mistaken Identity (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Schwab

Characters
Billy Bounce

Murder in a Monsoon (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Chen Chang

[The Sub Strikes] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

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 subs below the surface. He spots one and heads into the air to coordinate his ship's torpedo target. While the torpedo sinks 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)

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who indicates that Floyd Kelly was a by-line, used by Tuska as well as Jack Kirby, Dennis Neville, and others. The by-line probably refers to the artist only, not the writer, so the by-line is probably ill-placed.

"Tony Brick, Poison Ring Leader" (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
war
Characters
Lt. Drake; Tony Brick (villain, introduction)
Reprints

The Morgue Murder Mystery (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Schwab

Genre
humor
Characters
Hemlock Shomes; Dr. Potsam

The Dreamer (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sid L. Sidney
Pencils
Bob Powell [as SRP] (2 illustrations, signed)
Inks
Bob Powell [as SRP] (2 illustrations, signed)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

[Captured by Sin Lee] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Art Peddy ?
Inks
Art Peddy ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[Fiends at the Fair] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Charles Nicholas
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[The Bridge Blasters] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
? (Noel Howard)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Inspector Bancroft (last appearance)

[Fahid the Revolutionary] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Bob Powell ?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[Countess Zita, Spy] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Lindermayer
Inks
John Lindermayer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Denny Scott; VILLAIN: Countess Zita (intro, dies)

The Murder of Glenwood Village (Table of Contents: 14)

Zanzibar / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Zanzibar; VILLAIN: Marco Hawkins (intro)
Keywords
Magic
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    D-13
  2. 1. The Taj Lamah Jewels
    The Green Mask
  3. 2. ["Out of the sky.........."]
    Rex Dexter of Mars, Interplanetary Adventurer
  4. 3. Mistaken Identity
    Billy Bounce
  5. 4. Murder in a Monsoon
    Chen Chang
  6. 5. [The Sub Strikes]
    Wing Turner
  7. 6. "Tony Brick, Poison Ring Leader"
    Lt. Drake
  8. 7. The Morgue Murder Mystery
    Hemlock Shomes
  9. 8. The Dreamer
  10. 9. [Captured by Sin Lee]
    Captain Savage
  11. 10. [Fiends at the Fair]
    The Blue Beetle
  12. 11. [The Bridge Blasters]
    Inspector Bancroft
  13. 12. [Fahid the Revolutionary]
    D-13
  14. 13. [Countess Zita, Spy]
    Denny Scott
  15. 14. The Murder of Glenwood Village
    Zanzibar
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin