(February 1940)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-12-10
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. Second class permit. Copyright number 440220.

Samson Slays the Iron Monster (Table of Contents)

Samson / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Samson
Reprints
Keywords
robots

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

Samson / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner ?
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A super-magnetic plane that is capable of lifting huge ocean liners threatens the safety of the seas...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Samson; J. B. Reegan (villain, introduction); Jean Dorne; Mr. Jackson
Synopsis
Jean Dorne is secretary for J.B. Reegan, owner of Black Star Line shipping. Jean goes to the police when she has overheard that Reegan is employing underworld figure Mr. Jackson to pirate his own ships for the insurance money. The police pay Jean no heed, and when she is captured, it is Samson who must rescue her and bring the villains to justice.
Reprints

The Power of the Slave-Giant's Goddess (Table of Contents: 2)

Flick Falcon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Claire S. Moe
Pencils
Don Rico
Inks
Don Rico
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Flick Falcon; Adele; Dwarf-Men of Mars; The slave-giants (villains, introduction); the Three-Armed Ones (villains)
Synopsis
The Three-armed tyrants keep the Dwarf-Men of Mars under their power with the aid of their minions, the Slave-Giants. Flick and Adele have promised to help them become free, and the Dwarf-Men hatch a plan whereby Adele will impersonate the idol of the Slave-Giants, and break them free from the Three-armed invaders.

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

Golden Knight / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Grieg Chapian
Inks
Grieg Chapian
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After all his companions were killed in a terrible battle with the seracens, Sir Richard was taken captive by Saladin.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; sword and sorcery; adventure; historical
Characters
The Golden Knight [Sir Richard of Warwick]; Kara (introduction, a wizard); Gotha (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Sir Richard sets off once again for the Holy Land with a new company of crusaders. He meets the wizard Kara on the way, who enlists him on a mission to recover the Golden Chalice. He arms Richard with a magic ring, and sets him on his way. Richard must overcome many magic beasts on the way to his ultimate battle with the giant guardian of the chalice, Gotha. He brings Kara the chalice, and is rewarded for his work with a cloak of invulnerability.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Yank Wilson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Farr
Pencils
Jack Farr
Inks
Jack Farr
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Farr

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bulletin No. 1: New York City obliterated in one hour by unknown foes.
Genre
spy; war; adventure
Characters
Yank Wilson; X-16; Count Jorgka (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The US Government is aware that information on their defenses has been smuggled out of the country into the hands of our enemies, but cannot find how. Yank Wilson, Agent Q-4, enlists the aid of fellow agent X-16. They troll for clues, and find themselves on the trail of a foreign artist, Count Jorgka, who paints landscapes in America, and sells them abroad. Yank has a hunch, but will they stop the Count before he wiggles out of their grasp?

Indexer Notes

Splash panel alleges New York City is destroyed... but no evidence of this in the story. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-3-13.

Presto Lane of the Planet Patrol (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Waldo Harrison (signed)
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

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

Space Smith / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fletcher Hanks (signed)
Pencils
Fletcher Hanks (signed)
Inks
Fletcher Hanks (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Fletcher Hanks

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Space and Dianna are on their way to Mars for the purpose of destroying the Great Martian Central Brain...
Genre
science fiction; adventure
Characters
Space Smith; Dianna; Leopard Women of Venus (villains, introduction); robot scientists of Venus (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Diverted from their mission to Mars, Space Smith and Dianna are captured by the robot scientists of Venus who wish to turn Dianna into one of their Leopard Women by brain transplant.
Reprints

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

Captain Kidd / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Determined to find Arndt Barrows...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Captain Kidd; Negus (villain, introduction, death); Colonel Bennet
Synopsis
Captain Kidd seeks the lost explorer, Arndt Barrows and his company, who had fallen captive of the jungle magician, Negus. All of Barrows party are now dead, with the exception of Colonel Bennet, who is being tortured by Negus. Kidd's exploration party are magically killed from a distance, one by one, as Kidd closes in on Negus' lair, in the bowl of a great jungle tree.

Indexer Notes

This story was previously credited to Bill Bossert, however, the art is a clear break from the stories in Fantastic Comics 1 & 2, also credited to Bossert. The style is identical with George Tuska's work on a Kaanga story in Jungle Comics #5, inclusive of the physiques, the running stances, to the stylized impact of when someone is struck.

The Secrets of Magic (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as Hokus Pokus]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Out to Lunch (Table of Contents: 10)

Professor Fiend / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Fiend
Synopsis
The neighborhood brat plays with the Professor's inventions, uninvited, and, in the process of shooing him away, the Professor unwittingly causes an accident which propels him to the wrong side of a mirror. The brat tries to help him break free, but when these efforts fail, the brat gloats over the Professor's misfortune. The Professor gets his revenge.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-3-13.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Stardust / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fletcher Hanks
Pencils
Fletcher Hanks
Inks
Fletcher Hanks
Colors
Mike Okamoto ?
Letters
Fletcher Hanks

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stardust, the interplanetary marvel, whose phenomenal knowledge and abilities have made him the most superior man that ever lived...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction; non-fiction; biography
Characters
Stardust; The Demon (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A criminal scientist, dubbed the "Demon", creates a device which can destroy a coastal city with a tidal wave. He tests in on a cruise ship, killing 2,000 innocents, before training it on New York City. Stardust arrives, and makes the "Demon" a victim of his own device before stopping the wave and saving the City.
Reprints

The Treasure of Coralla (Table of Contents: 12)

Sub Saunders / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer (signed)
Inks
Henry Kiefer (signed as Kark Kief)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sub Saunders; Peg (introduction; Sub's fiancee); Poseida (villain, introduction); Lantida
Synopsis
Sub goes on a mission to salvage treasure from shipwrecks near Atlantis, and Peg stows away to join him. Poseida, King of the mermen from nearby Coralla, has been busy gathering the treasure for himself, and captures Sub and Peg. Poseida offers Sub treasure to allow him to keep Peg as his queen. When Sub refuses, he must face a monstrous crab in a pit fight. Sub escapes and radios Lantida for help, and the Atlantean mermen come to Sub's aid.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Samson Slays the Iron Monster
    Samson
  2. 1. ["A super-magnetic plane that is capable of lifting huge ocean liners threatens the safety of the seas..."]
    Samson
  3. 2. The Power of the Slave-Giant's Goddess
    Flick Falcon
  4. 3. ["After all his companions were killed in a terrible battle with the seracens, Sir Richard was taken captive by Saladin."]
    Golden Knight
  5. 4. ["Bulletin No. 1: New York City obliterated in one hour by unknown foes."]
    Yank Wilson
  6. 5. Presto Lane of the Planet Patrol
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. ["Space and Dianna are on their way to Mars for the purpose of destroying the Great Martian Central Brain..."]
    Space Smith
  9. 8. ["Determined to find Arndt Barrows..."]
    Captain Kidd
  10. 9. The Secrets of Magic
  11. 10. Out to Lunch
    Professor Fiend
  12. 11. ["Stardust, the interplanetary marvel, whose phenomenal knowledge and abilities have made him the most superior man that ever lived..."]
    Stardust
  13. 12. The Treasure of Coralla
    Sub Saunders
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