(August 1940)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-06-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Fox Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Fox Feature Comic FP
Editing
Victor Fox
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; 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)

Dr. Mortal / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Humans shrank to tiny dolls as the fiendish Dr. Mortal used his serum
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Mortal; Gary Brent; Marlene
Keywords
bondage; hypodermic needle

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

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

[Origin of the Dart] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Dart Featuring Ace Barlow the Amazing Boy! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jerry Abus] (credited)
Pencils
Pierce Rice
Inks
Louis Cazeneuve
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Dart [Caius Martius Wheeler] (introduction, origin); Ace Barlow (introduction, adoptee of Caius); General Sulla (leader of the Roman Army, flashback); Marius (villain, flashback); Lucius (villain, flashback); Ricarno (villain); Ricarno's gang [Kid Frost; others unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
Caius, known in ancient Rome as the Terror of Roman Racketeers, by magical incantations, is put into a deep sleep for 2200 years, awakening in a museum. Upon exiting into the modern world, he sees a vicious gang attempting to kill a young boy, Ace Barlow, and saves him. He adopts the boy and trains him to be his sidekick and together they battle against the Ricarno Gang, responsible for killing Ace's parents.
Reprints
Keywords
ancient Rome; Cordinia (a gambling ship)

Indexer Notes

Louis Cazeneuve created this character for sure with an unknown writer, and probably illustrated many of the stories, although the Who's Who does not reflect any of this.

Penciller revision from Cazeneuve to Rice per reprint. The Who's Who likewise does not indicate that Rice ever worked on the Dart feature.

Jerry Abus is a house name and not the name of a real person.

The Dart had the uncanny ability to "dart" through the air, hence his name.

[Blood Piracy In Shanghai] (Table of Contents: 3)

Thor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pierce Rice
Inks
Pierce Rice
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Accompanied by his secretary Glenda, Grant, head of the Chinese relief mission...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Hsin; Mako; Grant Farrel [Thor]; Glenda
Keywords
cosmic pulsator; Shanghai; Thor's gauntlet

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[Thunder Over Nagpur] (Table of Contents: 4)

Sorceress of Zoom / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Rico
Inks
Don Rico
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Determined to rule the mystical East, the Sorceress of Zoom plans to place her magical city in the heart of India.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Labi-Bey; Rani-Bey; Sorceress of Zoom
Keywords
Nagpur

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

Solar Plexis / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Jupiter]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Solar, this message must be given personally to...
Genre
humor
Characters
Solar Plexis; King Socko
Keywords
Mars; stato-rocket ship

On the Ice Planet (Table of Contents: 6)

Blast Bennett / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Rico
Inks
Don Rico
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Speeding thru the vast emptiness of space at millions of miles a minute, Blast Bennett finds an ice covered planet...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Empress Ilera; Darno; Keero; Blast Bennett
Synopsis
Blast stops Keero's coup to seize the throne of Ilera.
Keywords
robots

[The Man-Ape] (Table of Contents: 7)

Dr. Mortal / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bert Whitman
Pencils
Bert Whitman
Inks
Bert Whitman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dr. Mortal, in his experiments to create a perfect automaton, makes an amazing discovery in examining the brain fluid of man and ape...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
The Ape; Dr. Mortal; Marlene; Gary Brent; Dr. Clark

Blood and Thunder News (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
B. A. Martin
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Throughout the eastern seaboard town newspapers were fraught with screaming headlines...
Genre
drama
Characters
Steve Rider; Professor Nixon
Synopsis
Steve Rider, a newspaper reporter, uncovers a cell of revolutionaries.

Indexer Notes

Fairmont

[Boanga's Zombie Corps] (Table of Contents: 9)

Voodoo Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Allan Spectre]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At midnight in a native cemetary, voodoo dancers work themselves into a horrible frenzy!
Characters
Bob Warren; Petro; Boanga; Stanley Hibbert; Gloria Hibbert

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

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

[Raid On the Sea Amazons] (Table of Contents: 11)

Typhon / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Phillips Judge]
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While scanning the undersea horizon thru his hydroscope...
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Sea Amazons; Queen Mea; Mikal; Sea Demons; Typhon; Hank
Keywords
Mermea; seaclops; vibro-wave annihilator

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How would you like this for a pet?
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
angler fish; brontosaurus; mammoth

Indexer Notes

Facts about various animals are presented in this feature.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Humans shrank to tiny dolls as the fiendish Dr. Mortal used his serum"]
    Dr. Mortal
  2. 1. ["Because you demand it!"]
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [Origin of the Dart]
    The Dart Featuring Ace Barlow the Amazing Boy!
  4. 3. [Blood Piracy In Shanghai]
    Thor
  5. 4. [Thunder Over Nagpur]
    Sorceress of Zoom
  6. 5. ["Solar, this message must be given personally to..."]
    Solar Plexis
  7. 6. On the Ice Planet
    Blast Bennett
  8. 7. [The Man-Ape]
    Dr. Mortal
  9. 8. Blood and Thunder News
  10. 9. [Boanga's Zombie Corps]
    Voodoo Man
  11. 10. ["Trapped on a strange planet, Rex, single-handed, thwarts a diabolical plot against the universe"]
    Rex Dexter of Mars
  12. 11. [Raid On the Sea Amazons]
    Typhon
  13. 12. ["Blue Beetle on the air!"]
  14. 13. ["How would you like this for a pet?"]
  15. 14. ["5 Fox comics every month"]
  16. 15. ["Just out the Green Mask"]
    Green Mask
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Del Gruber
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin