(Fall 1940)

Fox, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1940-08-20
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 1/8" [<= 1948]; 6 7/8" x 10 1/8" [>= 1950]
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)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Edd Ashe ?
Inks
Edd Ashe ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Per Don Mangus, Edd Ashe did a reproduction of this cover, leading to the possibility that he may have done the original cover (June 27, 2006).

[Blitz and the Dynamite Formula] (Table of Contents: 1)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Joan Mason (introduction, NY Chronicle reporter); Blitz (introduction, death, villain); Mike Mannigan; Dr. Franz
Synopsis
Blitz tries to steal the liquid dynamite formula to give to his fatherland.

Indexer Notes

previous credits given to Charles Nicholas. Dan uses vitamin 2X to gain super-powers in this story.

[The Dope Smuggling Ring] (Table of Contents: 2)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Snow Brody; Helen Harmon; Police Commissioner Harmon; Dr. Franz; Philip Redon
Synopsis
Snow Brody sells marijuana cigarrettes to kids and earns the Beetle's wrath. Dan gets shot by a sub machine gun and needs a blood transfusion from Helen Harmon, but vitamin 2X speeds his recovery.
Reprints
  • from Blue Beetle daily strip (1940, Fox Features Syndicate)(April 18-May 11, 1940)

Indexer Notes

Garret uses vitamin 2X.
Adapted from Blue Beetle radio episode of 5/15/1940.

[The Man In the Black Robe] (Table of Contents: 3)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mary Parnell (villain); Egg-Head (villain); Mike Mannigan; Edna Parnell
Synopsis
The Beetle investigates a stolen corpse and a haunted house.
Reprints

The Mystery of the Vanishing Corpses (Table of Contents: 4)

Blue Beetle / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Nathaniel Nitkin [as N. N. Nathaniel]
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

[The Ghosts of Denton Hall] (Table of Contents: 5)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Rajput (introduction, villain); John Kent (introduction, villain); Lorraine Denton; Doane; Mike Mannigan
Synopsis
Rajput brings Lorraine Denton messages from her grandfather from beyond the grave.
Reprints

[The Three European Dictators] (Table of Contents: 6)

K-51 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Willis B. Rensie]
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

[The Return of Lin Sun] (Table of Contents: 7)

K-51 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Willis B. Rensie]
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

[Captured by Sin Lee] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Art Peddy?
Inks
Art Peddy?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. [Blitz and the Dynamite Formula]
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. [The Dope Smuggling Ring]
    Blue Beetle
  4. 3. [The Man In the Black Robe]
    Blue Beetle
  5. 4. The Mystery of the Vanishing Corpses
    Blue Beetle
  6. 5. [The Ghosts of Denton Hall]
    Blue Beetle
  7. 6. [The Three European Dictators]
    K-51
  8. 7. [The Return of Lin Sun]
    K-51
  9. 8. [Captured by Sin Lee]
    Captain Savage
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