Tegra #1
(August 1948)

Fox, 1948 Series
 
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
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tegra / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Tegra
Reprints
Keywords
panther

The Soldiers From Saturn! (Table of Contents: 1)

Tegra / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; science fiction
Characters
Tegra (introduction); Zurla; Zanto; Saber; The Professor
Synopsis
Zanto, Queen of Saturn, brings here forces to the jungle and attempt to take over Tegra's land.
Reprints
Keywords
radium; Saturn; space alien

Indexer Notes

This was originally intended to be a Rulah, Jungle Goddess story that was altered to become a Tegra story (per Anthony Durant, June 17, 2006).

Interplanetary Murder, Inc. (Table of Contents: 2)

Rocket Kelly / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ted Small]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rocket Kelly; Punchy; Sue; Professor Lescoir; President; Sabio; Yehudi; Dr. Malik
Synopsis
Dr. Malik kidnaps scientist Lescoir and demands all of Earth's Lethium 45 as ransom. He blows up Mars to prove he's serious. Rocket, Sue and Punchy travel to Malik's home world of Selura. They rescue Lescoir and defeat Malik, so the people of Selura can live in freedom once more.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The "President" is not named but looks like U.S. President Harry S. Truman. He says "millions for defense but not one cent for tribute," which was a quote by U.S. Senator Robert Goodloe Harper in reference to the 1797-8 "XYZ Affair."

Malik and Sabio had previously appeared in "Atom World of Selura" in The Bouncer (1944 series) #[10] 1944. However, Malik looks completely different here and Sabio in the earlier story was a little person, while in this story he's a giant and the little person is called Yehudi.

Safari's Bribe (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
adventure
Reprints

The Green Girl (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]; Ootan; Joe; Joan Mason; Jade; Mike; Spats Morley
Synopsis
Ten Asian women have been murdered in Chinatown, each marked with the outline of a woman in green ink. Reporter Joan Mason and Blue Beetle investigate. They are captured by Jade, who runs a criminal enterprise; the "green girls" are illegal immigrants who work for her. Rival gangster Spats is killing the women in an attempt to take over Jade's territory. Blue Beetle and Joan smash both gangs.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Tegra
  2. 1. The Soldiers From Saturn!
    Tegra
  3. 2. Interplanetary Murder, Inc.
    Rocket Kelly
  4. 3. Safari's Bribe
  5. 4. The Green Girl
    Blue Beetle
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin