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Uploader: Michael Barnes
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Fall 1940; ctc; Scanned by bhcomics and uploaded by freddyfly.
Ads and text along with 3 covers fiche fills by darkmark. This upload restores the paper ads and text.

29-December-2008 5:46 pm
Username: freddyfly
Comment: re MB's description: the original uploader was me: Freddyfly. I uploaded what I had... no junk pages. Yes, scans were originally by 'bhcomics', with whom I trade scans, but he's not interested in uploading or credit. MB has added most of the junk pages, and my upload had been removed, so he now gets credit for the upload.
20-April-2009 12:03 am
Username: BobR
Comment: I applaud anyone who adds missing pages back to a scanned comic. I wouldn't buy a comic with ads or text pages cut out nor will I download one except to fix it.
11-December-2011 10:28 pm
Username: theorbys
Comment: Big 3 are Blue Beetle, The Flame (twice) with his fire gun, and super strong Samson (who is also a regular Goldilocks). There is also a Cosmic Carson story, but the most interesting by far is Dr. Doom, a mad scientist working with aliens, by Richard Crater. It has some strange and genuinely different art that would be worthy of someone like Fletcher Hanks. Weird story.
13-November-2012 11:04 am
Username: SteveD
Comment: The Dr Doom is by Dick Briefer, early enough to not have settled on a particular style, perhaps
31-January-2021 11:35 pm
Username: ghmcleod
Comment: Thank You

Issue: #1
Published: Fall 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Victor Fox
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
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. 4.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Blue Beetle; Samson; David; Flame
Characters: Blue Beetle Samson, The Flame David (inset)

Comic Story (15 pages) Borgo, the Mirror Murderer
Featuring: Blue Beetle
Synopsis: The Blue Beetle and Joan go after a vicious criminal mastermind, who seeks to murder the James brothers, a group of scientists who once fired him for stealing radium.
Credits: Pencils: Sam Cooper [as Charles Nicholas] (signed) | Inks: Sam Cooper [as Charles Nicholas] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Blue Beetle [Dan Garret] Joan Mason Mike Mannigan Ralph James (death) Frank James (death) Allan James (death) Fred James Dell James Dr. Frantz Borgo (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (13 pages) The Inner Crime Ring
Featuring: Samson and David
Synopsis: Samson has to battle the vicious Dr. Blood and his "Inner Crime Ring, which, because it needs capital, goes on a robbery spree, killing anyone who gets in their way.
Credits: Pencils: Al Carreno [as Alex Boon] (signed) | Inks: Al Carreno [as Alex Boon] (signed)
Characters: Samson David Professor Brun Dr. Blood (villain, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (9 pages) The Jewel Smuggling Murders
Featuring: The Flame
Synopsis: The Flame battles a ruthless gang of jewel smugglers, saving a girl several times in the process, whose intent was to squeal to the District Attorney about the gang's activities.
Credits: Pencils: ? [as Basil Berold] (signed) | Inks: ? [as Basil Berold] (signed)
Characters: The Flame [Gary Preston] The Water-Front Gang [Spike, Rest Un-named](villains, Introduction, Death For All)

Comic Story (9 pages) The Shylock Menace
Featuring: The Flame
Synopsis: The Flame battles a murdering gang of money lenders, who are trying to bleed dry people who borrowed money from them.
Credits: Pencils: ? [as Basil Berold] (signed) | Inks: ? [as Basil Berold] (signed)
Characters: The Flame [Gary Preston] Spike And Other Gangsters (villains, Introduction, Deaths Of All)

Text Story (2 pages) The Flying Dutchman Goes Modern
Synopsis: German U-Boat U-134 found a likely target and rose to the surface to attack. But none of the shells had any impact on the ship, which they discovered, to their horror, to be The Flying Dutchman!
Credits: Script: Nathaniel Nitkin [as N. N. Nathaniel] (signed) | Pencils: ? (two illustrations) | Inks: ? (two illustrations) | Letters: typeset
Characters: Captain Hetherington Hardy Captain Van Der Decken Korvettenskapitan Von Martz (villain) Oberleutnant Von Seidorff (villain) Rothmann (villain)

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) What a Team!
Synopsis: Illustrated house promotional ad for the 9 leading comics the company produced, including un-numbered covers to issues of Rex Dexter, The Green Mask, The Flame, Samson, Fantastic, Mystery Men, Weird, the Blue Beetle and Wonderworld Comics.
Credits: Pencils: various | Inks: various | Letters: typeset
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Samson The Flame Blue Beetle The Dart Green Mask Rex Dexter Ace

Comic Story (6 pages) The Ultimatum of Lobar
Featuring: Cosmic Carson
Synopsis: In denying Lobar a base for his battle rockets on Earth, Carson must fend off an invasion force from the villain, who hopes to wipe out the earthlings and become ruler of the universe. All of Carson's rockets are destroyed except his, and he and his men are then strapped to tables by Lobar, and his scientists are set to inject them with a serum which creates a chemical gas that bloats the human body to three times its normal size before it explodes!
Credits: Pencils: ? [as Michael Griffith] (signed) | Inks: ? [as Michael Griffith] (signed)
Characters: Cosmic Carson Lobar (villain, Introduction, Death) Gargantuans (villains, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (8 pages) The Submarine City
Featuring: Dr. Doom
Synopsis: Jan and Wanda enter a weird underwater city, inhabited by Venusians, who plan to conquer the Earth as soon as Dr. Doom changes the Earth's atmosphere to that of Venus.
Credits: Pencils: Dick Briefer [as Richard Crater] (signed) | Inks: Dick Briefer [as Richard Crater] (signed)
Characters: Gordon Wanda Jan Jim Dr. Doom (villain) Venusians [Jarg, Rest Un-named](villains, Introduction)

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) The Blue Beetle Coast to Coast
Featuring: Blue Beetle
Synopsis: Promotional ad for the Blue Beetle radio show.
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Blue Beetle

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