(May 1940)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1940-03-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand
FP
Editing
Victor Fox
Color
Color
Dimensions
7 1/2" x 10 1/4"
Paper Stock
Glossy Covers; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date and the volume number found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 449437.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Simon ?
Inks
Joe Simon ?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]
Reprints

[The Beetle and the Bombers] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]; The Yellow Gang (introduction, villain)

[The Prince Otembi Affair: Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wing Turner / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Kirby ?; Joe Simon ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Kirby

Genre
war
Characters
Wing Turner; Prince Otembi (introduction); V: Mahruf-Ali (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters credit identified by Greg Theakston and later Harry Mendryk on the Jack Kirby Museum web page http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/archives/2369, 31 October 2008 (retrieved 15 December 2014).

[Invasion of Fire] (Table of Contents: 3)

Rex Dexter / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Briefer
Pencils
Dick Briefer (signed)
Inks
Dick Briefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rex Dexter; Flame-Men (from Emalf, introduction, villain)

[The Professor's Blackmail Band] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Green Mask / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
L. Bing
Inks
L. Bing
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Mask [Michael Shelby]; News Doakes; F. B. Hendrix; Hendrix's daughter; The Professor (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Professor is indulging in a vicious blackmail racket upon four big business men he has tricked into a phony trust that has led several of them to commit suicide rather than pay up. When a Herman Bates commits suicide, the Green Mask looks into the matter and ferrets out the rats responsible.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

According to the Who's Who, Paddock probably illustrated this story, not L. Bing, so art credits revised to reflect this. Walter Frehm is a pen name (and by-line) for several artists, including Frehm himself (who drew the Green Mask in 1939), Paddock (who drew the feature in 1940), and Louis Cazeneuve (who drew the feature in 1941).

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

Billy Bounce / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yip-pee-eee!
Genre
humor
Characters
Billy Bounce
Reprints

Slaves for Slaughter (Table of Contents: 6)

Chen Chang / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pierce Rice ? (byline Cecilia Munson)
Inks
Charles Nicholas ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Chen Chang

Death by Electrocution (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Simon ? [as Martin A. Brusten]
Letters
typeset

[The Dope Smuggling Gamblers] (Table of Contents: 8)

Lt. Drake / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Lt. Drake

[The Weather Kings] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Moth / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Norton Kingsley] (credited)
Pencils
Greg Chapian
Inks
Greg Chapian
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Moth; The Weather Kings (villains, all die)
Synopsis
Arriving in Florida, The Moth runs into a terrible storm and discovers a resident who informs him that a group called The Weather Kings are responsible, and they plan to use the weather to control the nation. Discovering the group's weather plant, The Moth destroys the control board and plant.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Post; Egg Bomb; Florida

Indexer Notes

Credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Norton Kingsley is a house by-line and not the name of an actual person.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Hemlock Shomes / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab (signed Fred)
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Schwab

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hope I can escape jury duty...
Genre
humor
Characters
Hemlock Shomes

[The Transport Saboteurs] (Table of Contents: 11)

D-13 / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (S. R. Powell byline but after Powell left Fox)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
D-13 [Richard Anthony]

[Showdown with Sin Lee] (Table of Contents: 12)

Captain Savage / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arturo Cazeneuve ?
Inks
Arturo Cazeneuve ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Savage; Sin Lee (villain, death)

[The Vanishing Beauties of Ankara] (Table of Contents: 13)

Zanzibar / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as George Tuska] (byline only)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zanzibar; Achmed Pasha (villain, introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Blue Beetle
  2. 1. [The Beetle and the Bombers]
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [The Prince Otembi Affair: Part 1]
    Wing Turner
  4. 3. [Invasion of Fire]
    Rex Dexter
  5. 4. [The Professor's Blackmail Band]
    The Green Mask
  6. 5. ["Yip-pee-eee!"]
    Billy Bounce
  7. 6. Slaves for Slaughter
    Chen Chang
  8. 7. Death by Electrocution
  9. 8. [The Dope Smuggling Gamblers]
    Lt. Drake
  10. 9. [The Weather Kings]
    The Moth
  11. 10. ["I hope I can escape jury duty..."]
    Hemlock Shomes
  12. 11. [The Transport Saboteurs]
    D-13
  13. 12. [Showdown with Sin Lee]
    Captain Savage
  14. 13. [The Vanishing Beauties of Ankara]
    Zanzibar
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