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new archiver_USA scans!

6-October-2008 6:56 pm
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Username: BobS
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you, archiver_USA!!! These are great scans of Blue Beetle #1 and #2 and the All Tops!
2-April-2012 10:24 pm
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Username: DacholaEtecoon
Comment: Thank you very much. I am very glad to have a chance to read this.
 
 

Issue: #1
Published: [Winter 1940], Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, 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
Notes: Published Quarterly by Fox Publications, Inc. 480 Lexington Ave, NY, NY. Application for 2nd class postage pending at Holyoke, Mass. Entire contents copyrighted 1939 by Fox Publications, Inc. Volume number and the on sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 440715. Volume number not listed in the comic's indicia. Gerber's Photo-Journal Guide claimed the on sale date was January 20, 1940. Indicia title listed is The Blue Beetle. Trademark for this title was posted in the Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office, Volume 513, April 12, 1940, page 772. Trademark serial number 428,784. Fox Publications, Inc. New York, New York. Trademark filed February 20, 1940. Fox claimed it had been in use since November 5, 1939. This use date probably indicates when the title was created as the filing date indicates that this issue itself was used to secure the trademark instead of the creation of an ashcan edition.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Blue Beetle
Credits: Pencils: Lou Fine | Inks: Lou Fine | Letters: typeset
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Blue Beetle

Comic Story (13 pages) The Origin of Blue Beetle
Featuring: Blue Beetle
Synopsis: Dan Garret joins the police force and his Dad's old partner Mike to avenge his father's death at the hands of Chick Alonzo. (No actual explanation as to why or how Dan became the Blue Beetle.)
Credits: Script: Will Eisner ? | Pencils: Will Eisner (layouts); Charles Nicholas (finished pencils) | Inks: Charles Nicholas
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Blue Beetle [Dan Garret] Michael Garrett (dies) Mrs. Garret (dies) Karen Dobbs Chick Alonzo (villain, Intro) Mike Mannigan

Comic Story (4 pages) The Coming of the Blue Beetle
Featuring: Blue Beetle
Synopsis: The Blue Beetle attempts to rescue a kidnapped banker's daughter from the White Face Gang.
Credits: Script: Will Eisner ? | Pencils: Charles Nicholas | Inks: Charles Nicholas
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Blue Beetle [Dan Garret] Mike Mannigan Mr. Vander The White Face Gang John Brandes Mike Ravani

Comic Story (4 pages) The Armored Truck Robbery
Featuring: Blue Beetle
Synopsis: The Blue Beetle captures some bank robbers.
Credits: Script: Will Eisner ? | Pencils: Charles Nicholas | Inks: Charles Nicholas
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Blue Beetle [Dan Garret] Mike Mannigan Tim

Comic Story (4 pages) The Loan Shark Racket
Featuring: Blue Beetle
Synopsis: The Beetle battles some crooked loan sharks.
Credits: Script: Will Eisner ? | Pencils: Charles Nicholas | Inks: Charles Nicholas
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Blue Beetle [Dan Garret] Mike Mannigan

Comic Story (4 pages) Protection Insurance For Newsboys
Featuring: Blue Beetle
Synopsis: Bull Blackart attempts to run a protection racket aimed at newsboys.
Credits: Script: Will Eisner ? | Pencils: Charles Nicholas | Inks: Charles Nicholas
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Blue Beetle [Dan Garret] Mike Mannigan Bull Blackart

Comic Story (4 pages) A Trap For the Blue Beetle
Featuring: Blue Beetle
Synopsis: A gang of thugs attempts to capture the Blue Beetle.
Credits: Script: Will Eisner ? | Pencils: Charles Nicholas | Inks: Charles Nicholas
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Blue Beetle [Dan Garret] Mike Mannigan Dr. Franz

Text Story (2 pages) Death Rides On Horseback
Featuring: Blue Beetle
Credits: Letters: Typeset

Comic Story (8 pages) The Old Hex House
Featuring: Yarko
Synopsis: Yarko rescues Oliver Tate and his daughter from the hypnotic clutches of the evil Shadibba, who forces them to commit crimes and enrich him.
Credits: Script: Will Eisner | Pencils: Will Eisner | Inks: Will Eisner
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Yarko Carole Tate Oliver Tate Shaddiba Doga Ivan

Comic Story (7 pages) Death and the Devil
Featuring: Yarko
Synopsis: Death and the Devil lay a trap for Yarko, frustrated because he keeps snatching their victims away.
Credits: Script: Will Eisner | Pencils: Will Eisner | Inks: Will Eisner
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Yarko Inspector Drake Mulvaney Death The Devil Beppo Killer Kirby

Comic Story (8 pages) The Judge's Wife and the Smugglers
Featuring: Yarko
Synopsis: Judge Lawton can't stop his wife from smuggling jewels.
Credits: Script: Will Eisner ? | Pencils: Bob Powell ? | Inks: Bob Powell ?
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Yarko Fred Lawton Rita Lawton Rocco Detective Gail Martin Andre Coe

Comic Story (6 pages) Vladim the Voodoo Master
Featuring: Yarko
Synopsis: Yarko rescues a woman from the clutches of a mad Russian practitioner of Voodoo.
Credits: Script: Toni Blum [as Anthony Brooks] (signed) | Pencils: Bob Powell ? | Inks: Bob Powell ?
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Yarko Vladim

Advertisement (1 page) Absolutely Free! Comic-Scope
Credits: Pencils: Lou Fine (part) | Inks: Lou Fine (part)
Characters: Samson

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