(July 1948)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc.
Brand
A Fox Feature Publication
Editing
Victor Fox ?
Color
Color
Dimensions
7 1/2"? x 10 1/4"? [pre-War]; 7 1/4" x 10 1/8" [<= 1948]; 6 7/8" x 10 1/8" [>= 1950]
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia:
BLUE BEETLE, July, 1948, No. 57. Published bi-monthly by Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc., 221 Conyngham Ave., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., executive offices 60 East 42nd St., New York 17, N. Y. Entered as 2nd class matter December 18, 1945 at the post office at Wilkes-Barre, Pa., under the act of March 3, 1879. Price 10¢ per copy. Yearly subscriptins, in the United States and its possessions, Mexico, South America, Spain, 75¢ including postage. $1.50 elsewhere. The publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited material. Copyright 1948 by Fox Feature Syndicate, Inc. Contents must not be reproduced without permission. Any similarity between any of the names of persons or places appearing in this magazine (except those based on history or fact) with actual persons or places is not intended and is purely coincidental.
Printed in the U. S. A.


The Fleagle Bros. A True Crime Story (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kamen
Inks
Jack Kamen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

The Black Widow (Table of Contents: 1)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Webb [as Otis]; ? (Iger Shop)
Inks
David Heames ?; ? (Iger Shop)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]; Mike Manigan; Joan Mason; Black Widow [Dolly Baker] (villain; introduction); The Spider [Dr. Chet Baker] (villain; introduction)
Synopsis
Navy sailors are being murdered, suffocated by a plastic film that Navy was developed in secret, and each marked with a dead black black widow spider. Mike is given the case, but Dan and Joan stumble across the next victim. When Mike and Joan are captured it's up to the Blue Beetle to find the crooks with help from the local entomologist's club.

Indexer Notes

First page is printed on the inside front cover in blue duo-tone.
Art spotting by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

The Lady Firebug (Table of Contents: 2)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield ?; John Forte ?; ? [as Otis] (Iger Shop)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garett]; Mike Manigan; Joan Mason; Lady Medusa (villain); Blue Beetle imposter (villain)
Synopsis
Dan, Mike and Joan know something is up when homeowners start burning their own homes and turning themselves in for arson. But Blue Beetle gets into trouble when Lady Medusa hypnotizes him to be her spy on the police force.

Indexer Notes

Tentative art spotting by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. on the basis of the splash page *only*. This "shows signs of both Ken Battefield and John Forte, but it's not clearly one or other", and as was common for shop work at the time, many artists may have been involved.

The Murder Knot (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

Partners in Loot (Table of Contents: 4)

Fleagle Brothers / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kamen ? [as Otis]
Inks
Jack Kamen ? [as Otis]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garett] (narrator); Ralph Fleagle; Jake Fleagle
Synopsis
Blue Beetle narrates the crime career and superstitions of the Fleagle Brothers.

3 in 1 Air Pistol (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Famous Banner Fireworks! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Banner Fireworks Mfg. Co., Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

The Fun Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

M.P.K. Company 3 Piece Pocket Set of Pens / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

American Merchandising Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Fleagle Bros. A True Crime Story
  2. 1. The Black Widow
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. The Lady Firebug
    Blue Beetle
  4. 3. The Murder Knot
  5. 4. Partners in Loot
    Fleagle Brothers
  6. 5. 3 in 1 Air Pistol
    Johnson Smith & Company
  7. 6. Famous Banner Fireworks!
    Banner Fireworks Mfg. Co., Inc.
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Fun Company
  9. 8. ["The Most Amazing Factory-To-You..."]
    M.P.K. Company 3 Piece Pocket Set of Pens
  10. 9. ["Constelation Ball Point Pen and Cigarette Lighter"]
    American Merchandising Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry Andrews
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Henry Andrews