(August 1940)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

[none] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[Origin of the Dart] (Table of Contents: 1)

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, my magical incantations, is put into a deep sleep for 2200 years, awakening in a museum. Upon exiting into the modern world, he see 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:
  • in Super Weird Heroes (IDW, 2016 series) nn (November 2016)
Keywords:
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: 2)

Thor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Dr. Hsin; Mako

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[Thunder Over Nagpur] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Characters:
Labi-Bey; Rani-Bey

"[Solar, this message must personally be given..."] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

On the Ice Planet (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Characters:
Empress Ilera; Darno; Keero

[The Man-Ape] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Characters:
The Ape

Blood and Thunder News (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
B. A. Martin
Letters:
typeset

[Boanga's Zombie Corps] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

[Raid On the Sea Amazons] (Table of Contents: 9)

Typhon / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Sea Amazons; Queen Mea; Mikal; Sea Demons
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [none]
    Dr. Mortal
  2. 1. [Origin of the Dart]
    The Dart Featuring Ace Barlow the Amazing Boy!
  3. 2. [Blood Piracy In Shanghai]
    Thor
  4. 3. [Thunder Over Nagpur]
    Sorceress of Zoom
  5. 4. "[Solar, this message must personally be given..."]
    Solar Plexis
  6. 5. On the Ice Planet
    Blast Bennett
  7. 6. [The Man-Ape]
    Dr. Mortal
  8. 7. Blood and Thunder News
  9. 8. [Boanga's Zombie Corps]
    Voodoo Man
  10. 9. [Raid On the Sea Amazons]
    Typhon
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin