(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.
Editing:
Ed Cronin
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

Thunder On the Seas (Table of Contents)

Hercules / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hercules [Joe Hercules]

[The Burns Koffin Gang] (Table of Contents)

Hercules / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Greg Powers] (signed)
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hercules [Joe Hercules]; Burns Koffin (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Hercules begins demonstrates his car and boat lifting skills bringing the Burns Koffin Gang to justice.

Indexer Notes

The Powers credit removed from artist listing as it was only a by-line and not a real person, and that the Who's Who does not indicate Powers as a by-line for Zolne.

[Assignment: Spain] (Table of Contents)

X-5 Super Agent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner ? [as Cary Weyt]
Pencils:
Courtney Thompson
Inks:
Courtney Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
X-5; Fred Ricks (introduction); The Bothnians (villain, introduction)

[The Two Aunt Agathas] (Table of Contents)

Jack and Jill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Lowell Riggs]
Pencils:
John Lindermayer ?
Inks:
John Lindermayer ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Jack Doe; Jill Doe; "Aunt Agatha" (a female impersonator, villain, introduction)

[The Photographer's Murder] (Table of Contents)

The Red Bee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas [as B. H. Apiary] (signed)
Inks:
Charles Nicholas [as B. H. Apiary] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh] (Assistant District Attorney); Michael (a bee); Henry Graff (villain, introduction); Fred (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Artist verification for Nicholas by the Who's Who. The strip was signed with a by-line of B. H. Apiary, which was not a real person.

[The Dope Pearls] (Table of Contents)

The Strange Twins / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
S. M. Iger [as S. M. Regi]
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
Alex Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Rod Strange; Douglas Strange; Vera De Vain (villain, introduction); Sari (introduction)

[Spies In Puerto Rico] (Table of Contents)

Bob and Swab / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Inks:
Klaus Nordling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Bob Masters; Swab Decker; Luisa (villain, introduction); other spies (villains, introductions)

[The Chicago Run] (Table of Contents)

Casey Jones / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pad Docke]
Pencils:
Munson Paddock
Inks:
Munson Paddock
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Casey Jones

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The Cat's Ninth Life (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum (Tony Boon)
Letters:
Typeset

The Tale of the Ghost Cavaliers (Table of Contents)

Old Witch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Pierre Winter]
Pencils:
Pierre Winter
Inks:
Pierre Winter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult

[Voyage To the Center of the Earth] (Table of Contents)

Blaze Barton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Roy Talon]
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Blaze Barton; Beatica (Queen of the Jewelled Caves, introduction); The Core-men (villains)

[Treasure On Koko's Island] (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tinkle / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Sandy Klauz]
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tommy Tinkle

[The Savage Land] (Table of Contents)

Neon the Unknown / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
S. M. Iger [as Tagor Maroy] (signed)
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
Alex Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Neon [Tom Corbet]; Sir Humphrey Walker (introduction)
Synopsis:
Neon continues his freelance adventures at the North Pole rescuing a British polar explorer from a strange tropical isle hidden beneath the glaciers.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Thunder On the Seas
    Hercules
  2. 1. [The Burns Koffin Gang]
    Hercules
  3. 2. [Assignment: Spain]
    X-5 Super Agent
  4. 3. [The Two Aunt Agathas]
    Jack and Jill
  5. 4. [The Photographer's Murder]
    The Red Bee
  6. 5. [The Dope Pearls]
    The Strange Twins
  7. 6. [Spies In Puerto Rico]
    Bob and Swab
  8. 7. [The Chicago Run]
    Casey Jones
  9. 8. The Cat's Ninth Life
  10. 9. The Tale of the Ghost Cavaliers
    Old Witch
  11. 10. [Voyage To the Center of the Earth]
    Blaze Barton
  12. 11. [Treasure On Koko's Island]
    Tommy Tinkle
  13. 12. [The Savage Land]
    Neon the Unknown
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