(May-June 1940)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale date
1940-04-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand
FP
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

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 452545.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]
Reprints

[The Ridley Murder Case] (Table of Contents: 1)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Louis Cazeneuve ?
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Robert Ridley; Dr. Bartlett; Corcoran; Miss Ridley; Charley Storm
Synopsis
When Robert Ridley dies on the operating table due to an explosion, the Beetle suspects foul play.
Reprints

[Dr. Hanrahan's Murder Syndicate] (Table of Contents: 2)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Charles Nicholas]
Inks
? [as Charles Nicholas]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Dr. Hanrahan (Intro, villain, Dies); Mrs. O'Rory (intro); John Boyce; Dr. Franz; Joseph Carcaretti (Intro)
Synopsis
A Doctor and a crematorian operator run a murder for hire service.
Reprints

[The Marty Kidnapping] (Table of Contents: 3)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Charles Nicholas
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Leo Stutz; (villain); Nick Naroldi; Ruth Marty
Synopsis
Ruth Marty, daughter of a famous judge is kidnapped from her home.
Reprints

[Fiends At the Fair] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Blue Beetle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas (signed)
Inks
Charles Nicholas (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan (Policeman); John Dore (carnival manager); Von Heuger (villain); Blackie (villain)
Synopsis
Thugs try to force a carnival owner to install slot machines, but the Blue Beetle steps in to stop the racket in its tracks.
Reprints

Mass Murder By Radioactive Salt (Table of Contents: 5)

Blue Beetle / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Nicholas
Letters
Typeset

[The Plot of Captain X-13] (Table of Contents: 6)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Louis Cazeneuve ?
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Captain X-13 (Intro, Dies, villain); Eli Crane; Dr.Franz; Jane; Charley Storm; Darrell
Synopsis
The Beetle breaks up a spy ring.
Reprints

[The Arson Ring] (Table of Contents: 7)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Larry Antonette ?
Inks
Larry Antonette ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Spike (Intro, villain); his gang (Intro, villain); unnamed girl reporter [Joan Mason?]

Indexer Notes

Story is unsigned.

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

Blue Beetle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Charles Nicholas
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A terrific explosion on the west side of the city
Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Dr. Franz; Boss X; Tom
Synopsis
Boss X kidnaps the mayor's son.
Reprints

[The Charity Race Kidnapping] (Table of Contents: 9)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Charles Nicholas]
Inks
? [as Charles Nicholas]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Monnett (villain); Preyster (villain); Dr.Franz
Synopsis
Gangsters kidnap a racehorse and then enter him under false names in different races.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. [The Ridley Murder Case]
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [Dr. Hanrahan's Murder Syndicate]
    Blue Beetle
  4. 3. [The Marty Kidnapping]
    Blue Beetle
  5. 4. [Fiends At the Fair]
    The Blue Beetle
  6. 5. Mass Murder By Radioactive Salt
    Blue Beetle
  7. 6. [The Plot of Captain X-13]
    Blue Beetle
  8. 7. [The Arson Ring]
    Blue Beetle
  9. 8. ["A terrific explosion on the west side of the city"]
    Blue Beetle
  10. 9. [The Charity Race Kidnapping]
    Blue Beetle
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