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Big-3 (1940) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Big-3 (1940) 1
    Published Sep 1940 by Fox.

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    Stories and art by Sam Cooper (credited as Charles Nicholas), Al Carreno (credited as Alex Boon), Nathaniel Nitkin and Dick Briefer (credited as Richard Crater). A collection of superhero comics from Fox Feature Syndicate, featuring the first version of the Blue Beetle. The Blue Beetle and Joan protect a group of scientists from a vengeful radium thief; Samson sets out to stop the crime spree of Dr. Blood and his Inner Crime Ring; Jan and Wanda discover an underwater city of Venusian invaders and their mastermind, Dr. Doom, in a story by the legendary Dick Briefer. Blue Beetle: Borgo, the Mirror Murderer; Samson and David: The Inner Crime Ring; The Flame: The Jewel Smuggling Murders; The Shylock Menace; The Flying Dutchman Goes Modern; Cosmic Carson: The Ultimatum of Lobar; Dr. Doom: The Submarine City. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Big-3 (1940) 2
    Published Dec 1940 by Fox.

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    Stories and art by Sam Cooper (credited as Charles Nicholas), Alex Blum and Fletcher Hanks. A collection of superhero comics from Fox Feature Syndicate, featuring the first version of the Blue Beetle. Crime boss Porky Hogg targets the Blue Beetle by dressing his gang in Blue Beetle costumes and framing him for murder; The Flame battles a gang's protection racket; Stardust must protect America when Master-Mind De Structo plans to steal all its oxygen, in a story by the legendary Fletcher Hanks. Blue Beetle: Death To the Blue Beetle; Samson: Nekroff the Dictator; Wing Turner; The Flame: The Crimson Circle; Interlude At Hoalogaland; The Flame: The Sabotage Protection Racket; Stardust: Master-Mind De Structo. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Big-3 (1940) 3
    Published May 1941 by Fox.

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    Stories and art by Robert Kanigher, Al Carreno (credited as Charles Nicholas), Pierce Rice (credited as Alex Boon), Arturo Cazeneuve, Larry Antonette (credited as Basil Berold) and Nathaniel Nitkin. A collection of superhero comics from Fox Feature Syndicate, featuring the first version of the Blue Beetle. A mad scientist animates skeletons that can fire bullets from their skulls, in the first comics story by legendary writer Robert Kanigher; The Flame's old foe Doctor Drool is resurrected after his execution and refuses to stay dead; Samson and David pursue sinister Dr. Kalt to his South American stronghold and a series of death-traps. Blue Beetle: The Living Skeletons; Samson and David: The Radium Thieves; Raider Squadron; The Flame; Samson and David: The Latin American Terrorists. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Big-3 (1940) 4
    Published Jul 1941 by Fox.

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    Stories and art by Bob Kanigher, Al Carreno (credited as Charles Nicholas), Pierce Rice (credited as Alex Boon), Arturo Cazeneuve, Lou Fine (credited as Basil Berold) and Nathaniel Nitkin. A collection of superhero comics from Fox Feature Syndicate, featuring the first version of the Blue Beetle. The Web blows up the city water supply and Blue Beetle must stop a panic, in an early story by legendary writer Bob Kanigher; A runaway trolley leads Samson to a crooked auto mechanic; The Flame pursues a Nazi spy and saboteur who is a master of disguise. Blue Beetle: The Wicked Work of the Web; Samson and David: The Terror Campaign; Bridge in Danger; The Flame: The Cole Plant Sabotage; Samson and David: The Warning of Baron Siva. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Big-3 (1940) 5
    Published Sep 1941 by Fox.

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    Stories and art by Charles Nicholas, Alex Boon, Basil Berold (all pseudonyms) and Nathaniel Nitkin. A collection of superhero comics from Fox Feature Syndicate, featuring the first version of the Blue Beetle. Blue Beetle faces The Condor, a murderous modern-day pirate who dresses like a 17th-century pirate; A sinister organ grinder and his monkey put Samson and David on the trail of the art thief called The Wasp; The Flame battles Nazi saboteurs. Blue Beetle: The Condor; Samson: The Sting of the Wasp; Wings Over Albania; The Flame: The Factory Furnace Fury; Blue Beetle: Menace of the Murdering Mailman. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Big-3 (1940) 6
    Published Nov 1941 by Fox.

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    Stories and art by Charles Nicholas, Alex Boon, Basil Berold (all pseudonyms) and Gene Rider. Cover by Joe Simon. A collection of superhero comics from Fox Feature Syndicate, featuring the first version of the Blue Beetle. The Blue Beetle's foe The Condor, a murderous modern-day pirate, returns; Samson battles the electric-powered Eel to save American ships and his friend, artist J. Rembrandt Speedball; The Flame intercedes in a violent feud between two men. Blue Beetle: The Return of the Condor; Samson: The Vanishing Ships; Timothy Smith: Handful and Grateful; Submarine Ahoy!; The Flame: The Secret of the Disappearing Campers; Blue Beetle: The Beetle Runs Amok. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Big-3 (1940) 7
    Published Jan 1941 by Fox.

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    Stories and art by Charles Nicholas, Basil Berold (both pseudonyms), Ramona Patenaude and Gene Rider. A collection of superhero comics from Fox Feature Syndicate, featuring the first version of the Blue Beetle. The Blue Beetle investigates a murder seemingly committed by a 30-foot-tall giant; V-Man must protect Father Duroc, creator of the V-Man power, from Nazi assassins; The Flame faces a villain who uses deadly flammable gas, forcing him to fight in his human identity. Blue Beetle: The Giant's Dagger; V-Man: The Meeting That Death Attended; Power Dive; The Flame: The Tomb of the Tortured Death; Blue Beetle: Death At the Ball. Final issue of the series. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.