(April 1940)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-02-06
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

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 2.


Brent's Gun Blazed Away And Stopped The Fiend (Table of Contents)

Dr. Mortal / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Gary Brent; Dr. Mortal
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Updated pencil and ink credit from Jon B (February 25, 2006). Credit for both originally given to Lou Fine.

[The Origin of Thor] (Table of Contents: 1)

Thor / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pierce Rice
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Grant Farrel [Thor]; Glenda
Synopsis
Thor, the son of Odin, chooses a mortal, Grant Farrel, and imbues him with the God of Thunder's powers and abilities. Thereafter, Grant is known as Thor when he changes shape and assumes the form and powers of the Thunder God.
Reprints
Keywords
Andura; magic hammer; Valhalla

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Jerry Bails via the GCD Main List (21 March 2006); the original indexer credited Pierce Rice.

Grant can change forms between his human self and that of the Thunder God at will. Thor is also referred to as the mighty Thor within the story.

[The Coming of the Sorceress] (Table of Contents: 2)

Sorceress of Zoom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Rico
Inks
Don Rico
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Zoom, a magical city that appears and disappears at the will of the powerful sorceress...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Sorceress of Zoom; Tom; Janice; The Stranger

[Boy! Special delivery to Mars!] (Table of Contents: 3)

Solar Plexis / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Solar Plexis
Synopsis
Solar is tasked with delivering a message to Mars.
Keywords
Mars; Venus

[The Pirates and the Meteor] (Table of Contents: 4)

Blast Bennett / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Rico
Inks
Don Rico
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In their fast spaceship, Blast Bennett and his companion, Red, speed through the spaceways in search of adventure.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Blast Bennett; Red
Synopsis
Blast and Red explore a meteor that crosses their path.
Keywords
anti-magneto gun; meteor; spaceships

[The Man Who Made Monsters] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Creator of inhuman monstrosities, Dr. Mortal has kept his deadly secret from the world until
Genre
adventure
Characters
Dr. Mortal; Marlene Mortal; Gary Brent
Synopsis
Dr. Mortal is about to operate on his niece, Marlene, but is stopped in the nick of time by Gary Brent.

[The Voodoo Man Cometh] (Table of Contents: 6)

Voodoo Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Alan Spectre]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To Haiti, island of mystic voodooism, where black magic reigns and dead men walk as zombies...
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Voodoo Man; Bob Warren; Petro; Lana
Synopsis
Bob frees Petro and Lana from the clutches of the Voodoo Man.
Keywords
Haiti

The Invisible Planet (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
A. B. Crews
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When a fella discovers something, he'd at least like to know what he's discovered.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bill Swift; Victor; Nadine
Keywords
Infra Screen; Inviso

[Introducing the Bird Man] (Table of Contents: 8)

Bird Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Arnold Inagos]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Over the vast wilderness of the great western canyons, swoops the Birdman - winged hunter of the plains.
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Bird Man; The Stone Man
Synopsis
Bird Man helps a father find his missing daughter in Lone Canyon.

Indexer Notes

The protagonist of the story is referred to as Bird Man and Birdman.

[Master of the Serpent-Men] (Table of Contents: 9)

Typhon / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Phillips Judge]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At a private dock, a new super-submarine is ready to be launched
Genre
adventure
Characters
Typhon; Master of the Serpent-Men
Synopsis
Exploring the ocean depths, Typhon fights off a giant electric eel and a many-headed sea monster.
Keywords
charm-dispelling ring; submarine; televisor
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Brent's Gun Blazed Away And Stopped The Fiend
    Dr. Mortal
  2. 1. [The Origin of Thor]
    Thor
  3. 2. [The Coming of the Sorceress]
    Sorceress of Zoom
  4. 3. [Boy! Special delivery to Mars!]
    Solar Plexis
  5. 4. [The Pirates and the Meteor]
    Blast Bennett
  6. 5. [The Man Who Made Monsters]
    Dr. Mortal
  7. 6. [The Voodoo Man Cometh]
    Voodoo Man
  8. 7. The Invisible Planet
  9. 8. [Introducing the Bird Man]
    Bird Man
  10. 9. [Master of the Serpent-Men]
    Typhon
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Del Gruber
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin