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Blue_Beetle_#27 [Nov'43][Fox]-68pg-c2c
Issue: #27
Published: November 1943, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Phillip Steinberg
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Indicia: THE BLUE BEETLE, November, 1943, No. 27. Published monthly by Holyoke Publishing Co., Inc. Office of publication, 1 Appelton Street, Holyoke, Mass. Editorial and executive offices, 52 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York City. Entered as second-class matter at the Post Office at Holyoke, Mass., under the Act of March 3, 1879. Price 10 cents per copy. Subscription rates: 12 issues in the United States and its possessions, Mexico, South America, Spain, $1.20. The publisher accepts no responsibility for unsolicited material. Copyright 1942 by Holyoke Publishing Co., Inc. Contents must not be reproduced without permission. The names of all characters that are used are ficticious. Use of a name which is the same as that of any living person is accidental.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]

Advertisement (1 page) Be the Master
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (10 pages) An Epidemic of Truth
Synopsis: A scientist sprays truth gas over the city, inciting a mob.
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett] Sally Kirby Dr. Marks Mr. Kirby

Comic Story (6 pages) Death in the Sky!
Featuring: Crime Reporter
Synopsis: A Nazi sabotages a new plane, killing the test pilot. But when the F.B.I closes in on him, he tries to escape in a plane he'd sabotaged and dies himself.
Genre: War

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Little Willie
Synopsis: Willie looks after a parrot but his friends teach the parrot some new vocabulary.
Credits: Script: Mel Lazarus [as Mel] (signed) | Pencils: Mel Lazarus [as Mel] (signed) | Inks: Mel Lazarus [as Mel] (signed)
Genre: Humor Children
Characters: Little Willie Mrs. Van Snoot Polly (a Parrot)

Comic Story (5 pages)
Featuring: Rod Ripley, Wizard of Science
Synopsis: Rod Ripley and his companion Zarita must find the cure for a mysterious disease in the tomb of Rameses in the "Great Pyramid of Ghazi". They join British scientist Sir Malcom in Cairo. Ahmed, their guide, is killed by a falling stone as they try to enter the pyramid. As they take the formula from Rameses's sarcophagus, Rameses awakens and curses them. Then Isis appears, and tells them they may take the formula but only if they leave and never return. The three are happy to comply, and Ripley seals the pyramid behind them.
Characters: Rod Ripley Zarita Sir Balcom Ahmed (a Guide) Rameses (mummy) Isis (goddess)

Comic Story (5 pages)
Featuring: Turkey Joe
Synopsis: Joe is a well-dressed turkey with no where to go on the farm, until he gets an invitation to dinner from the Army. But Joe fails to realize that he's being invited not to *be* dinner on Thanksgiving.
Genre: Humor Anthropomorphic-funny Animals
Characters: Turkey Joe U.S. Army

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Rookie Rod
Synopsis: Rod tries to learn the "manly art of self-defense", but chooses a first opponent who is too skilled.
Credits: Script: Mel Lazarus [as Mel] (signed) | Pencils: Mel Lazarus [as Mel] (signed) | Inks: Mel Lazarus [as Mel] (signed)
Genre: Humor Military
Characters: Rookie Rod

Text Article (2 pages) Young Norwegian Hero Fools Gestapo
Synopsis: Article describing the roles of Norwegians and Norwegian-Americans in the war.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Non-fiction War
Characters: Knut Fredriksen Lieutenant Colonel Ole Reistad First Lieutenant James Perry Muri

Comic Story (9 pages) Igor Sikorsky and His Amazing Helicopter
Synopsis: Biography of Sikorsky's attempts and eventual success at building a helicopter.
Genre: Non-fiction War
Characters: Igor Sikorsky

Activity (1 page)
Featuring: Come to the Fun Circus
Credits: Script: Mel Lazarus (signed) | Pencils: Mel Lazarus (signed) | Inks: Mel Lazarus (signed)
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (5 pages) The Case of the Fish Scale Man
Featuring: Durrand Draw
Synopsis: Durrand Draw is called to solve a case where a girl has been abducted by a man with fish scales on his skin. But the fish scale man's role is not what it first appears.
Genre: Detective-mystery
Characters: Durrand Draw (intro) Beth (intro)

Cartoon (1 page)
Featuring: Service Gags
Credits: Script: Mel Lazarus [as Mel] (signed) | Pencils: Mel Lazarus [as Mel] (signed) | Inks: Mel Lazarus [as Mel] (signed)
Genre: Humor War

Comic Story (5 pages)
Featuring: Tamaa, Jungle Prince
Synopsis: Tamaa must free Augo from a tribe after he is captured as part of a ritual to choose the next chief, and then help the better candidate win.
Genre: Jungle
Characters: Tamaa Augo (Tamaa's Lion)

Comic Story (10 pages) Double Trouble [Part 1]
Synopsis: The military sends a captured Gestapo agent back into Germany to impersonate the Blue Beetle and help free some captured soldiers. Unfortunately the Nazi goes back on his word, so the real Blue Beetle has to follow him and free his friends. Continued....
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett] Spunky Dick Wilson (F.B.I. Agent) Fritz Von Straff (the Nazi Blue Beetle) Himmler Gretchen

Advertisement (1 page) Omnibus of Pleasure
Synopsis: "Uncensored! A Rare Selection of Fun and Revelry from the World's Most Titillating Tales of LOVE!" The book costs 98 cents, from Strayon Publishers.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page)
Synopsis: "For every girl who wants to be lovely", the book "Better than Beauty" sells for 98 cents, from Herald Publishing Co.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page)
Synopsis: Ad for six glasses each showing a member of a branch of the military embracing and kissing a girl.
Credits: Letters: typeset

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