(August 1940)

Fox, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-06-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fox Feature Comic FP
Editing
Victor Fox

Issue Notes

Dated July in indicia.

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)

Samson [Fox] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chuck Cuidera (signed)
Inks
Chuck Cuidera (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Samson's mighty muscles saved the drowning girl
Genre
superhero
Characters
Samson
Synopsis
cover is not taken from the Samson feature story in the issue.

Indexer Notes

Signature (upside down) in the water by the woman's hands, per West Stephan. It appears that Samson's head was reworked by another artist, as the scale and style do not match the work by Cuidera.

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

Samson [Fox] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum ?
Pencils
Alex Blum (signed as Alex Boon)
Inks
Alex Blum (signed as Alex Boon)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Samson, mighty man of strength, uses his super-human powers to rid the country of evil forces.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Samson; Prof. Simm (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
On an isolated south sea island pre-historic beasts still live. Professor Simm gains control of them and blackmails the USA to relinquish authority to him or face an invasion of beasts. Samson stops Simm, cages him with the beasts, and destroys the island by causing a volcano to erupt.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Flip Falcon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Orville Wells] (signed)
Inks
? [as Orville Wells] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Flip Falcon, a young inventor, has created a dimension machine...
Genre
adventure; jungle; science fiction
Characters
Flip Falcon; a tribe of Amazons (introduction)
Synopsis
Flip uses the dimension machine to travel back to the 16th century to see if the legend of the Amazons is true. He arrives at a pivotal juncture, as the Amazons are about to be captured by European colonists. He frees them and they disappear into the deep forest, never to be seen again.

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

Golden Knight / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum ?
Pencils
Grieg Chapian
Inks
Grieg Chapian
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Taking with them the Magic Horn, gift of the Queen of Blackamoor Forest, Richard and Alice depart for the seashore.
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Golden Knight [Sir Richard of Warwick]; Alice
Synopsis
Sir Richard and Alice travel by ship to Egypt, on their way to the Holy Land, but are beset first by pirates, then sea monsters and sharks, before becoming shipwrecked and stranded on an island.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Yank Wilson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fletcher Hanks (credited as Lance Ferguson)
Inks
Fletcher Hanks (credited as Lance Ferguson)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The King of Hondu, becoming cocky after successfull aggressions, decides to attack the United States battle fleet in order to be absolute master of the Pacific Ocean.
Genre
spy; war; adventure
Characters
Yank Wilson; President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Cecily Monson (introduction); The Hondus (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Yank infiltrates a region recently conquered by the Hondus and finds an American girl, Cecily Monson, who has been hypnotized. He snaps her out of the trance, and gets intelligence about the Hondus' next move, and the two escape. The Americans foil the Hondus' plans, destroy their fleet, and Franklin Roosevelt gives the Distinguished Service medal to Yank. Yank and Cecily begin a romance.

Indexer Notes

This story contains racist stereotypes and language common at the time of creation.

Diamond Madness (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as E. J. Neitsrub] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Captain Kidd / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum ?
Pencils
Bill Bossert
Inks
Bill Bossert
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Kidd, an explorer of fortune, sets out into the dense jungles on a dangerous and exciting mission.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Kidd; Perez (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Captain Kidd sets out to find a lost explorer, Perez, who went missing on a mission to find the Lost Valley. The Captain gains the help of a native, Wongo, who leads Kidd to the valley, but pays the price, when the cyclopean monsters who inhabit the Valley get their hands on him. Kidd's efforts to save Wongo lead him to a fight with the head cyclops, who turns out to be Perez in disguise. Perez had hoped to scare others away from his find, but had become unhinged, and leaps to his death.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Space Smith / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Hank Christy] (signed)
Inks
? [as Hank Christy] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Space Smith, a roving interplanetary exporer, sets out into space, seeking new thrilling adventures.
Genre
science fiction; adventure
Characters
Space Smith; Diana
Synopsis
While seeking new routes from Mars to Io, Space and Diana encounter what they at first mistake for a natural phenomenon, a sandblast. When a group of sandblasts orchestrate an attack on Space's ship, Space and Diana intuit that the entities are really intelligent alien beings and an advanced invasion force.

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

Professor Fiend / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab (credited as Boris Plaster)
Pencils
Fred Schwab (credited as Boris Plaster)
Inks
Fred Schwab (credited as Boris Plaster)
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Schwab

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We gotta bump this screwy professor off!
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Professor Fiend
Synopsis
When the Professor overhears the Mob planning to rub him out, he attempts to get the police to arrest him, so that he will be in the safety of jail. The Professor finds it more difficult than he imagined to get the police to take action.

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2010-3-16.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Stardust / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fletcher Hanks (credited); ? [as Fletcher Hanks]
Inks
Fletcher Hanks (credited); ? [as Fletcher Hanks]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stardust, the interplanetary colossus, whose phenomenal knowledge of the universe makes him the most superior man the world has yet seen, pits his abilities against the onslaught of a band of solar pirates [...]
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction; non-fiction; biography
Characters
Stardust; Moloka (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The evil Moloka's band of space titans seeks to destroy the solar system and control the sun. Stardust moves to stop him, but due to confusion on Moloka's part, Stardust plays the role of Moloka's advisor until he brings an end to Moloka's war machines and fleet. Stardust strands Moloka on a planet made lifeless by his own aggression.

Indexer Notes

while the feature bears the name of Fletcher Hanks, it is not his work.

The God of the Cave Things (Table of Contents: 10)

Sub Saunders / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer ? (signed as Karl Kief)
Inks
Henry Kiefer (as Karl Kief) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; adventure
Characters
Sub Saunders; The Cave Things (villains, introduction); Boloch (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
While out on patrol in his submarine, Sub is caught in a whirlpool which delivers him to the undersea lair of the Cave Things. Fighting to avoid captivity, Sub stumbles upon the Temple of Boloch, God of the Cave Things. He discovers that the god is a ruse, perpetrated by a surface dweller to deprive the Cave Things of their riches. Sub rids the Cave Things of their oppresor and escapes, leaving the Cave Things in peace.

Indexer Notes

pages 5 and 6 of the story are printed out of order (story page 6 on 61, story page 5 on 62)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Samson's mighty muscles saved the drowning girl"]
    Samson [Fox]
  2. 1. ["Samson, mighty man of strength, uses his super-human powers to rid the country of evil forces."]
    Samson [Fox]
  3. 2. ["Flip Falcon, a young inventor, has created a dimension machine..."]
    Flip Falcon
  4. 3. ["Taking with them the Magic Horn, gift of the Queen of Blackamoor Forest, Richard and Alice depart for the seashore."]
    Golden Knight
  5. 4. ["The King of Hondu, becoming cocky after successfull aggressions, decides to attack the United States battle fleet in order to be absolute master of the Pacific Ocean."]
    Yank Wilson
  6. 5. Diamond Madness
  7. 6. ["Captain Kidd, an explorer of fortune, sets out into the dense jungles on a dangerous and exciting mission."]
    Captain Kidd
  8. 7. ["Space Smith, a roving interplanetary exporer, sets out into space, seeking new thrilling adventures."]
    Space Smith
  9. 8. ["We gotta bump this screwy professor off!"]
    Professor Fiend
  10. 9. ["Stardust, the interplanetary colossus, whose phenomenal knowledge of the universe makes him the most superior man the world has yet seen, pits his abilities against the onslaught of a band of solar pirates [...]"]
    Stardust
  11. 10. The God of the Cave Things
    Sub Saunders
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