(July 1940)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-05-15
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

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. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bomb Kills Hundreds in Midtown!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; The Sylvanian Consul Secretary (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Though Blue Beetle is not explained as having superpowers until next issue, he may display them here for the first time when he defeats 20 mobsters in one fistfight, when previously he could take two or three mobsters at a time.

[The Giant Airplane Blimp] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska ? [as Floyd Kelly] (signed)
Inks
George Tuska [as Floyd Kelly] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Wing Turner; the Nazis (villains)

[The Crow from Space] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Dick Briefer
Pencils
Dick Briefer
Inks
Dick Briefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rex Dexter; Jan (introduction); Yna (introduction); The Hunter (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints

[The Federal Reserve Robbery] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Green Mask [Michael Shelby]; Voss (villain, introduction); Lovensky (villain, introduction); Boris (villain, introduction); Hans (villain, introduction); un-named spies (villains, introduction)

[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
Calling all cars!
Genre
humor
Characters
Billy Bounce

Demons of Doom (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Munson Paddock [as Cecilia Munson] (signed)
Inks
Munson Paddock [as Cecilia Munson] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Chen Chang (villain); River Lily (villain)

Twentieth Century Death Ray (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
B. A. Martin (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[The Stuffed Fish Smugglers] (Table of Contents: 8)

Lt. Drake of the Naval Intelligence / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling [as F. Klaus] (signed)
Pencils
Klaus Nordling [as F. Klaus] (signed)
Inks
Klaus Nordling [as F. Klaus] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Lt. Drake; Inspector Stevens (cameo); gang of smugglers (villains)
Synopsis
Lt. Drake is assigned the task of capturing the men responsible for smuggling orientals into the United States.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits courtesy of the Who's Who, added by Craig Delich.

The Strange Case of the Terror Castle Grave Robberies (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Moth; The Doc (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Doc sends some of his hoodlums into a cemetery looking for a disease-free body into which he plans to transplant a brain, thus allowing him to have the power of God to create life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the last appearance for this character, who is called "Moth Man" on the cover. The plot of this story just had to have been taken from Mary Shelley's novel, "Frankenstein." NOTE: The strip carries the by-line of "Norman Kingsley", which may have been an editorial alteration of the by-line "Norton Kingsley", which was the pen-name of Chuck A. Winter, who drew The Lynx for Fox in 1941. The editors may have just stuck this by-line on the strip [not unusual in those days]. The Men of Mystery reprint ID's Pierce Rice with the art, but Rice only penciled the strip circa 1941, while Mooney did full art from 1940 into 1941. This information added by Craig Delich 2010-6-1.

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

Hemlock Shomes / 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
Gee! Shomes, do you hear that?
Genre
humor
Characters
Hemlock Shomes

[Attack in the South Atlantic] (Table of Contents: 11)

D-13 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Powell
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
D-13 [Richard Anthony]; Susan Florenz (introduction); Rico (introduction); Diego (introduction); the Nazis (villains)

[Six Crates for Singapore] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Charles A. Winter ?
Inks
Charles A. Winter ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Savage

[Zombies of the Bayou] (Table of Contents: 13)

Zanzibar / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zanzibar; The Zombie Master (villain, introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. ["Bomb Kills Hundreds in Midtown!"]
    The Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [The Giant Airplane Blimp]
    Wing Turner
  4. 3. [The Crow from Space]
    Rex Dexter
  5. 4. [The Federal Reserve Robbery]
    The Green Mask
  6. 5. ["Calling all cars!"]
    Billy Bounce
  7. 6. Demons of Doom
    Chen Chang
  8. 7. Twentieth Century Death Ray
  9. 8. [The Stuffed Fish Smugglers]
    Lt. Drake of the Naval Intelligence
  10. 9. The Strange Case of the Terror Castle Grave Robberies
    The Moth
  11. 10. ["Gee! Shomes, do you hear that?"]
    Hemlock Shomes
  12. 11. [Attack in the South Atlantic]
    D-13
  13. 12. [Six Crates for Singapore]
    Captain Savage
  14. 13. [Zombies of the Bayou]
    Zanzibar
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Scott Casper
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin