(September 1940)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
Edward Cronin
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Clock / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gill Fox
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Clock [Brain O'Brien]; Alias the Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.] (inset); Jane Arden; Ned Brant

[The Eagle Battalion] (Table of Contents)

The Black Condor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Kenneth Lewis] (signed)
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.]; The Sapphire King (villain, introduction)

["Quick Pop! Get off the couch!"] (Table of Contents)

Molly the Model / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Devlin
Pencils:
John Devlin
Inks:
John Devlin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly

["Isn't the weather hot and sticky"] (Table of Contents)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Rube Goldberg
Pencils:
Rube Goldberg
Inks:
Rube Goldberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Strip reprint.

[The Lone Shark] (Table of Contents)

The Red Torpedo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Kiefer ? [as Drew Allen] (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer [as H. C. Kiefer] (signed)
Inks:
Henry Kiefer [as H. C. Kiefer] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Red Torpedo [Jim Lockhart]; The Lone Shark (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Torpedo must battle a crafty sea marauder in his secret wharf that uses a powerful vacuum cup device to attach his craft to the Torpedo's navigable torpedo, then tries to board and rob the valuables on board.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who verifies, as do Mike Kooiman and Jim Amash in the Quality Companion, that Kiefer, not only created this feature, but did the art for it through the strip's entire run. However, the Who's Who does not specify a writer for the strip (although Kiefer is usually considered to have written it) so a ? has been placed after his name as writer.

Drew Allen is Kiefer's pen-name used many times on the strip, although he has signed his own name to the art for this story.

[Madam Fatal Goes to the Circus] (Table of Contents)

Madam Fatal / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Pinajian (signed)
Pencils:
Art Pinajian (signed)
Inks:
Art Pinajian
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; Cyclops (intro); the General; Patsy; Miss Roberts; Surat; Mr. Black (villain); Slug (villain)

Revolt! (Table of Contents)

Space Legion / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Vernon Henkel
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel
Inks:
Vernon Henkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rock Braddon; Space Legion; Gulla (Intro, Dies, villain); Gulla's niece (intro)

["Surefoot Shekels...We're on the spot!"] (Table of Contents)

Ned Brant / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Zuppke
Pencils:
B. W. DePew
Inks:
B. W. DePew
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Ned Brant

Indexer Notes

Strip reprints.

[The Experiment of Dr. Corsica] (Table of Contents)

Alias the Spider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Alias The Spider [Tom Halloway]; Grego (introduction); Dr. Corsica (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who lists no writer for this strip. Paul Gustavson created the Spider, so it is generally assumed he wrote it.

["As Jane finds the missing army gun plans, she notifies her chief, but the crook, Galt, awaits!"] (Table of Contents)

Jane Arden / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Monte Barrett
Pencils:
Russell E. Ross
Inks:
Russell E. Ross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Jane Arden

Indexer Notes

Strip reprints.

["What ails you this mornin' Dan'l?"] (Table of Contents)

Lena Pry / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Monte Barret
Pencils:
Russell E. Ross
Inks:
Russell E. Ross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Bottom half of the Jane Arden pages.

[The Ogre] (Table of Contents)

Slap Happy Pappy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gill Fox
Pencils:
Gill Fox
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gill Fox?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Slap Happy Pappy; An ogre (villain, introduction, death, more like a vampire, actually)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 4-17-09.

[Saving the General] (Table of Contents)

Lee Preston of the Red Cross / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Powell [as Terrence Macauley]
Pencils:
Bob Powell ?
Inks:
Bob Powell ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Lee Preston; General Miller (first appearance)

The Door of Death (Table of Contents)

Eric Vale / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Spain (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Eric Vale

The Talking Light (Table of Contents)

Wizard Wells / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Francis Campbell
Pencils:
Harry Francis Campbell
Inks:
Harry Francis Campbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wizard Wells; Tug; Rags Rollin (Intro, villain); Cal Kearney (Intro, villain, Dies)

["Don't swing until I get it in focus, Sir!"] (Table of Contents)

Off the Record / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Reed
Pencils:
Ed Reed
Inks:
Ed Reed
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Hey Sis, the paper says it'll be swell out today-"] (Table of Contents)

Snappy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Pencils:
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Inks:
Arthur Beeman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Arthur Beeman?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 4-17-09.

[The Jay Bird] (Table of Contents)

The Clock / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Pencils:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Inks:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Pat "Pug" Brady; The Jay Bird (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Clock faces the Jay Bird, who appears to be able to fly, but who actually was attached to a cable from the airplane. Both he and the masked Pug resolve the case in an aerial dogfight, plane-to-plane.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Clock
  2. 1. [The Eagle Battalion]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["Quick Pop! Get off the couch!"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. ["Isn't the weather hot and sticky"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  5. 4. [The Lone Shark]
    The Red Torpedo
  6. 5. [Madam Fatal Goes to the Circus]
    Madam Fatal
  7. 6. Revolt!
    Space Legion
  8. 7. ["Surefoot Shekels...We're on the spot!"]
    Ned Brant
  9. 8. [The Experiment of Dr. Corsica]
    Alias the Spider
  10. 9. ["As Jane finds the missing army gun plans, she notifies her chief, but the crook, Galt, awaits!"]
    Jane Arden
  11. 10. ["What ails you this mornin' Dan'l?"]
    Lena Pry
  12. 11. [The Ogre]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  13. 12. [Saving the General]
    Lee Preston of the Red Cross
  14. 13. The Door of Death
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. The Talking Light
    Wizard Wells
  16. 15. ["Don't swing until I get it in focus, Sir!"]
    Off the Record
  17. 16. ["Hey Sis, the paper says it'll be swell out today-"]
    Snappy
  18. 17. [The Jay Bird]
    The Clock
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Scott Casper
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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