(February 1940)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1940-01-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand
FP
Editing
Victor Fox
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
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 444546.

The Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4 lists another issue #1 sent to the copyright office with the publication date of November 25, 1939, copyright number 435618, with a cover date of January 1940. This could have been for an ashcan edition of the title.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Electro / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With a lightning flash Electro suddenly appeared
Genre
superhero
Characters
Electro [Jim Andrews]
Reprints

[Origin of the Eagle] (Table of Contents: 1)

Eagle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Emil Gershwin ?
Inks
Emil Gershwin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Eagle [Bill Powers] (first appearance, origin); Jason (first appearance); The Purple Gang (first appearance, villains)
Synopsis
Bill Powers returns home from vacation and, as the Eagle, captures the Purple Gang.

[The Origin of Electro] (Table of Contents: 2)

Electro / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Webb ?
Inks
Robert Webb ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Electro [Jim Andrews] (first appearance, origin, becomes Dynamo in next issue); Saunders (first appearance); the President's daughter (first appearance); The Gerlandians (first appearance, villains)
Keywords
Gerlandia; Summerville; Washington

[The Fang Men of Jupiter] (Table of Contents: 3)

Cosmic Carson / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Carson grapples in space with the Fang Men of Jupiter...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Cosmic Carson (first appearance); Roland (first appearance); Fang Men of Jupiter (first appearance, villains, one dies); Okal
Synopsis
Cosmic Carson fights against a band of pirates - the Fang Men of Jupiter.
Keywords
cosmo visor; millinium ore; rocket ships

[The Space Slavers] (Table of Contents: 4)

Perisphere Payne / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (Arnold Haney)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is the year 2000, and the American Interplanetary Transport Company has established regular air routes to all the major planets.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Perisphere Payne (first appearance); Villon (first appearance, villain, death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Construct a bomber

Indexer Notes

Patterns and instructions on how to build a cardboard bomber plane.

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

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Build your own battleship!!

Indexer Notes

Patterns and instructions on how to build a battleship using cardboard.

[Origin of Marga, the Panther Woman] (Table of Contents: 7)

Marga / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Emil Gershwin ?
Inks
Emil Gershwin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Von Dorf, a mad physio-biologist, escaped into the heart of the African jungle from an asylum.
Genre
jungle; science fiction
Characters
Marga [the Panther Woman] (first appearance, origin); Von Dorf (first appearance, villain, death); Ted Grant (first appearance, not DC's Wildcat!)
Keywords
Africa; electrofusi generator; Succo

Death on the Air Waves (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rodney Weems
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jeff Stone climbed to his little attic "studio," and shut the door behind him.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jeff Stone; Dick Gordon; Maxwell
Synopsis
Dick Gordon investigates the death of Jeff Stone and discovers a race of beings that live within radio waves.
Keywords
shortwave radio

[The Shrinking Serum] (Table of Contents: 9)

Dr. Doom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (Richard Crater)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a weird laboratory, miles from civilization, the mad Dr. Doom works fiendishly...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Doom (first appearance, villain); Jan Swift (first appearance); Wanda (first appearance)
Synopsis
While exploring a strange land, Jan and Wanda are captured, and experimented on, by Dr. Doom.
Keywords
glass reducer; paralyzing ray

[Origin of Navy Jones] (Table of Contents: 10)

Navy Jones / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bert Whitman
Pencils
Bert Whitman
Inks
Bert Whitman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Disaster looms, as Navy Jones, commander of the Z-81, journeys on his undersea voyage...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Navy Jones (first appearance, origin); King of a sub-sea people (first appearance); Princess Coral (first appearance); The prime minister (first appearance, villain)
Keywords
distillatory lung
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["With a lightning flash Electro suddenly appeared"]
    Electro
  2. 1. [Origin of the Eagle]
    Eagle
  3. 2. [The Origin of Electro]
    Electro
  4. 3. [The Fang Men of Jupiter]
    Cosmic Carson
  5. 4. [The Space Slavers]
    Perisphere Payne
  6. 5. ["Construct a bomber"]
  7. 6. ["Build your own battleship!!"]
  8. 7. [Origin of Marga, the Panther Woman]
    Marga
  9. 8. Death on the Air Waves
  10. 9. [The Shrinking Serum]
    Dr. Doom
  11. 10. [Origin of Navy Jones]
    Navy Jones
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Del Gruber
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