(January 1940)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1939-11-25
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 at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 437459.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flame / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Flame
Reprints

[Raiders of the Deep] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flame [Gary Preston]; Gen. Doyoff (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains)
Reprints

[Yarko's Double] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Anthony Brooks] (signed)
Inks
? [as Anthony Brooks] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yarko; Mazie White (introduction, death); Slick Snead (villain, introduction); Tricks Todd (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A couple of crooks decide to cash in on the fame of Yarko, when one of them poses as the famed magician and robs audience patrons blind during the act.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

AC Comics editor Bill Black identified the art in in this strip as being by Will Eisner. Larry Antonette drew Yarko in 1941 according to the Who's Who. Writer/art credits revised from Bob Powell to ? by Craig Delich 2010-1-10 since the Who's Who does NOT list Powell with any credits for Yarko and Powell did NOT use the pen name of Anthony Brooks [according to the Who's Who], nor did Eisner use the pen name of Anthony Brooks.

[The Snoring Miners] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Characters
Shorty Shortcake

[The Oil Ship] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Claire Moe [as Vic Todd] (signed)
Pencils
Claire Moe [as Vic Todd] (signed)
Inks
Claire Moe [as Vic Todd] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Patty O'Day
Reprints

[Karno the Chessman] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Characters
Dr. Fung; The Moth (villain); Karno the Chessman (villain)
Reprints

Tommy Taylor's Dad Tells of His Travels (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Tommy Taylor

Routing the Road Agents At Rat River Roost (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Characters
Tex Mason

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Munson Paddock to ? by Craig Delich 2010-1-10. The Who's Who only lists Paddock as artist on this strip.

At Coney Island (Table of Contents: 8)

Don Quixote / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Don Quixote

[The Three European Dictators] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
?

Characters
Anna Zev; Diableff (villain); Carlo Riano (villain, introduction, death); Rudolph Morga (Villain, introduction, death)
Reprints

Sugar Prices Sky High (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Characters
Mob Buster Robinson

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[The Lair of Lafitte] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Characters
Spark Stevens; Lafitte (villain, introduction)
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flame
  2. 1. [Raiders of the Deep]
    The Flame
  3. 2. [Yarko's Double]
    Yarko the Great
  4. 3. [The Snoring Miners]
    Shorty Shortcake
  5. 4. [The Oil Ship]
    Patty O'Day
  6. 5. [Karno the Chessman]
    Dr. Fung
  7. 6. Tommy Taylor's Dad Tells of His Travels
  8. 7. Routing the Road Agents At Rat River Roost
    Tex Maxon
  9. 8. At Coney Island
    Don Quixote
  10. 9. [The Three European Dictators]
    K-51 Spies At War
  11. 10. Sugar Prices Sky High
    Mob Buster Robinson
  12. 11. [The Lair of Lafitte]
    Spark Stevens
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen