Fox Features Syndicate was an American comic book publishing firm established by founder Victor A. Fox in the 1930s. As it relates to DC Comics, Fox was originally an accountant for DC's predecessor, National Periodical Publications, who saw how lucrative they had been and decided to start up his own publishing house along with partner Bob Farrell. Fox generated two notable properties that eventually became part of the greater DC Universe stable of characters. Artist Charles Nicholas was provincial in the development of the original Golden Age Blue Beetle, who would enjoy moderate success over the decades, albeit with an irregular publishing history. The Blue Beetle would also undergo a major overhaul when Charlton Comics acquired the rights to the character in 1964. Fox also acquired Phantom Lady in the late 1940s from the defunct Quality Comics.