Serial Episodes of The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu

Updated: June 2, 1999
  Collier's The New Magazine Boston
Sunday Globe
The Chicago Sunday Tribune Chums
(weekly)
Chums (monthly) Pearson's Weekly
The Wire Jacket 21 Nov 1914 Jun 1915
(n 75)
3 Sep 1916 24 Feb 1918   16 Feb 1924
(n 1640)
Apr
1924
19 Feb 1927
(n 1908)
The Cry of the Nighthawk   26 Dec 1914 Jly 1915
(n 76)
10 Sep 1916 3 Mar
1918
23 Feb 1924
(n 1641)
26 Feb 1927
(n 1909)
The Avenue Mystery 6 Feb 1915 Aug 1915
(n 77)
17 Sep 1916 10 Mar
1918
1 Mar 1924
(n 1642)
5 Mar 1927
(n 1910)
The White Paecock 6 Mar 1915 Sep 1915
(n 78)
24 Sep 1916 17 Mar
1918
8 Mar 1924
(n 1643)
12 Mar 1927
(n 1911)
The Coughing Horror 3 Apr 1915 Oct 1915
(n 79)
1 Oct 1916 24 Mar
1918
  15 Mar 1924
(n 1644)
19 Mar 1927
(n 1912)
The Silver Buddha 15 May 1915 Nov 1915
(n 80)
8 Oct 1916   22 Mar 1924
(n 1645)
 May
1924
26 Mar 1927
(n 1913)
Cragmire Tower 17 Jly 1915 Dec 1915
(n 81)
15 Oct 1916   29 Mar 1924
(n 1646)
2 Apr 1927
(n 1914)
The Firey Hand 25 Sep 1915 Jan 1916
(n 82)
22 Oct 1916   5 Apr 1924
(n 1647)
9 Apr 1927
(n 1915)
The Six Gates   23 Oct 1915 Feb 1916
(n 83)
29 Oct 1916     12 Apr 1924
(n 1648)
16 Apr 1927
(n 1916)
The Mummy 4 Dec 1915 Mar 1916
(n 84)
5 Nov 1916     19 Apr 1924
(n 1649)
Jun
1924
23 Apr 1927
(n 1917)

The running title, "Fu Manchu and Company," was used in Collier's, The New Magazine, the Boston Sunday Globe and Chums.  Further detail may be found on the Collier's page.

The Chicago Sunday Tribune ran the first five titles from the first series followed by the first five titles of the second series. Further detail may be found on the newspaper page. The running title was "Tales of Thrill and Terror."

Chums was a weekly British boys' paper; groups of 4 or 5 consecutive issues were bound together (with a new cover) and reissued monthly. The year's issues were also released in an annual bound volume. Serial installments were printed in an 8-page center section of each weekly issue, paginated separately (with Roman numerals) from the rest of the issue. These serial inserts  were included in the monthly reprints, but were generally omitted from the annual bound volumes.

"The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu"  title was used in Pearson's Weekly for a 20-part serial comprised of BOTH of the first two Fu Manchu series.  The serial was illustrated by Frank Wright. The first 10 parts (the actual "Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu) ran through Issue Nos. 1898-1907, 11 December 1926 - 12 February 1927. The second 10 parts (actually The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu) ran as Issue Nos. 1908-1917, 19 Feb 1927 - 23 Apr 1927.

Books: (U.S.) The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu, Feb 1916;
(Br.) The Devil Doctor, 2 Mar 1916

Based on "The Early Chronicles of Fu-Manchu" in The Rohmer Review, No. 15, September 1976.
The Boston Sunday Globe information is courtesy of Victor Berch.
The Chicago Sunday Tribune information is based on copies held by Lawrence Knapp.
Compiled by R. E. Briney  Copyright 1976, 1998 R. E. Briney


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