(Summer 1940)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
On-sale date
1940-06-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fox Feature Comic FP
Editing
Victor Fox
Color
color
Dimensions
7 1/2" x 10 1/4" (pre-War); 7 1/4"? x 10 1/4"? (post-War)
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 457774.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Green Mask / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Green Mask [Michael Shelby]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Blue Beetle / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Origin of the Green Mask and Domino] (Table of Contents: 2)

Green Mask / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walter Frehm ?
Inks
Walter Frehm ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tell me, Dad, have you brought up your new bill to Congress yet?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Mask [Michael Shelby] (origin); Domino [Don] (first appearance, origin); Sen. Shelby (first appearance, death, Green Mask's father); Prof. Lascomb (first appearance); The Grim Circle [John Sebastion, others] (first appearance, villains); Red Simpson (first appearance, villain); Serge Marzoff; Igor
Synopsis
The Grim Circle, in an effort to stop a Congressional bill, shoots Senator Shelby and Michael Shelby is caught in the crossfire. Professor Lascomb tries to save Michael's life and, in the process, imbues Michael with superhuman abilities. Michael, endowed with superhuman abilities, vows to fight crime and uses his newfound powers to bring down the Grim Circle.
Keywords
vita-ray machine

Indexer Notes

Takes place before MYSTERY MEN COMICS #1, even though Domino does not appear there before issue #11.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Green Mask / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walter Frehm ?
Inks
Walter Frehm ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Green Mask breaks up the rule of J.J. Fakin, a crook who preys on unfortunate boys and makes them do his bidding!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Mask [Michael Shelby]; J.J. Fakin; Blackie; News Doakes; Jimmie; Mike; Slink
Synopsis
Faken, a respected citizen, adopts boys and teaches them to commit crimes for him. The Green Mask stumbles onto Faken's scheme and breaks it up.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Globe

Indexer Notes

Fakin is spelled as Fakin and Faken in the story.

[The Tong War of San Sin] (Table of Contents: 4)

Green Mask / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walter Frehm ?
Inks
Walter Frehm ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So, the worthless Chu Fan refuses to pay for our protection...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Mask [Michael Shelby]; San Sin; Lo Fang; Fong Lee; Lotus Lee; Doakes
Synopsis
The Green Mask breaks up a smuggling ring in Chinatown.
Reprints
Keywords
Chinatown; opium

The Green Mask (Table of Contents: 5)

Green Mask / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Edward Young
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The swift-moving tempo of Swing Barrett's North Side Band stopped abruptly.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Mask [Michael Shelby]; News Doakes; Doc Carson; Pete; Potty
Synopsis
The Green Mask captures Doc Carson's gang.

[The Will of John D. Lovingston] (Table of Contents: 6)

Green Mask / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walter Frehm ?
Inks
Walter Frehm ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Mask [Michael Shelby]; Stanley Lovingston; Leon Lovingston; Janette Lovingston; News Doakes; Mr. Blake; Estelle
Reprints
Keywords
Africa; paralyzer gun

The Taj Lamah Jewels (Table of Contents: 7)

Green Mask / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walter Frehm ?
Inks
Walter Frehm ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the far off land of India there is a cult whose ruler had the symbolic crown, a skull, set with the famous Taj Lamah jewels.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Mask [Michael Shelby]; Mrs. G. Vandergilt; News Doakes; Carmela del Porto; John; El Rikaf
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Carmela is spelled Carmela and Carmella in the story.

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

Rex Dexter / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Crime Syndicate (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Walter Frehm ?
Inks
Walter Frehm ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rod Riley, Chicago's leading hoodlum, receives a message.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Mask [Michael Shelby]; Rod Riley; Shive Parker; Joe; Frankie Ciconi; Goldie Gates
Synopsis
The Green Mask disrupts a plot to steal $50,000,000 in gold by the Crime Syndicate.
Reprints
Keywords
gold

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

Green Mask / comic story / 2.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walter Frehm ?
Inks
Walter Frehm ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wuxtra! Read all about it--wave of deaths sweep country--wuxtra!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Mask [Michael Shelby]; Rocky Vilon; News Blake; Nick
Reprints
Keywords
insurance fraud

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Green Mask; Mystery Men Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Flame / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Green Mask
  2. 1. ["Because you demand it!"]
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [Origin of the Green Mask and Domino]
    Green Mask
  4. 3. ["The Green Mask breaks up the rule of J.J. Fakin, a crook who preys on unfortunate boys and makes them do his bidding!"]
    Green Mask
  5. 4. [The Tong War of San Sin]
    Green Mask
  6. 5. The Green Mask
    Green Mask
  7. 6. [The Will of John D. Lovingston]
    Green Mask
  8. 7. The Taj Lamah Jewels
    Green Mask
  9. 8. ["Trapped on a strange planet, Rex, single-handed, thwarts a diabolical plot against the universe"]
    Rex Dexter
  10. 9. The Crime Syndicate
    Green Mask
  11. 10. ["Wuxtra! Read all about it--wave of deaths sweep country--wuxtra!"]
    Green Mask
  12. 11. ["A complete adventure of the Green Mask every month in Mystery Men Comics"]
    Green Mask; Mystery Men Comics
  13. 12. ["5 Fox comics every month"]
  14. 13. ["Here it is!"]
    Flame
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Del Gruber
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig