(September 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1940-07-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
Ed Cronin
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going Series

Issue Notes

editor from Feature 36

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bozo the Robot / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bozo the Robot; Espionage [Black X] (inset); The Ray [Happy Terrill] (inset); The Invisible Hood [Kent Thurston] (inset); Wings Wendall (inset)

The Legion of Living Bombs (Table of Contents)

Espionage Starring Black X / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as Erwin] (signed)
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Espionage [Black X]; Batu; Madame Doom (villain); Mirov (villain)
Synopsis:
Black X resigns his commision due to his love for Madame Doom, but her plan to use her men as human explosives so revolts him, he changes his mind.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Will Eisner created the Espionage feature, and Will Erwin was a pen name used by Will Eisner (Erwin was Eisner's middle name) until he left the strip after 1940. It also became a house by-line as well for future writers.

[The Electric Paralyzer Ray] (Table of Contents)

Magno / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Magno; Professor Abbot

[Nurse and Spy] (Table of Contents)

Abdul the Arab / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Abdul; Colonel Gerard; Hassan; Nurse Renaud; Achmed the Beduin; Lt. Picon

[Fatima the Queen] (Table of Contents)

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Tuska [as Bud Thomas]
Pencils:
George Tuska [as Bud Thomas]
Inks:
George Tuska [as Bud Thomas]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Archie O'Toole; Fatima; Ida Clare

[The Auto Race] (Table of Contents)

Clip Chance at Cliffside / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
George Brenner
Pencils:
George Brenner
Inks:
George Brenner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; sports
Characters:
Cliff; Spud; Red; Dutch; Monk

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Kidding the Kids / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[The Invasion of Tronvik] (Table of Contents)

Wings Wendall / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Vernon Henkel
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks:
Vernon Henkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Wings Wendall; Captain Ludz (Intro); Nazis; Lucky (a girl); Ambassador Stanton

[Origin of the Ray] (Table of Contents)

The Ray / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner ?
Pencils:
Lou Fine [as E. Lectron] (signed)
Inks:
Lou Fine [as E. Elctron] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Ray [Happy Terrill] (newspaper reporter, origin); Professor Styne; Anton Rox (villain)
Synopsis:
Cub reporter Happy Terrill gains incredible powers when he rides a balloon through a cosmic storm in the high stratosphere. The balloon mission of Professor Styne also uncovered a new, powerful gas, which is stolen by the thug, Anton Rox.

Indexer Notes

In this adventure only, the Ray's legs were colored as bare instead of yellow.

Rowdy Dick Bartell (Table of Contents)

Sportraits / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gill Fox
Pencils:
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; sports
Characters:
Dick Bartell

[The Invisible Death] (Table of Contents)

Invisible Justice / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Pencils:
Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Inks:
Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Invisible Hood [Kent Thurston]; John Wallace; Renly (villain); Darke (villain); Matt (villain); Spike (villain)
Synopsis:
While on a tropical isle in the south Pacific, the Hood encounters other invisible opponents, who were intent on acquiring valuable gas deposits. Their invisibility was a ruse, but how surprised they were to encounter a "real" ghost!

Indexer Notes

Art Gordon is a pen name for Art Pinajian, and he is credited as writer and artist on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[Mountain of Madness] (Table of Contents)

Chic Carter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Chic Carter; Grayson (Intro, Dies)

Mystery of the Mine (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Christian / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Christian

[The Message in the Rug] (Table of Contents)

The Purple Trio / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Purple Trio [Tiny Todd; Rocky Hill; Warren]
Synopsis:
One of the trio's uncles is President of a steamship company and he tells the boys that he suspects a certain criminal of being in league with spies who are trying to ruin his firm's shipping in the Dardanelles. The Trio immediately volunteers to round up the felon and turn him over to the Turkish Police.

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from S. M. Regi to ? by Craig Delich 2013-12-26. The Who's Who indicates that S. M. Regi was a pen-name sometimes used by Jerry Iger, but also by others as a house by-line. It further indicates that Jerry Iger did not write this feature, but that Alex Blum, under this pen-name or by-line, did draw the strip.

[Knocky Knish] (Table of Contents)

Wun Cloo / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gill Fox
Pencils:
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Wun Cloo; Knocky Knish

[The Monster from the Graveyards] (Table of Contents)

Bozo the Robot / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed)
Pencils:
George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed)
Inks:
George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hugh Hazzard; Bozo the Robot; un-named mad scientist (villain, death); Brutus (villain, introduction, a monster, death)
Synopsis:
Bozo truly meets his match in a modern-day Prometheus named Brutus, created by a mad scientist, who stole its body parts from graves. Battling to a stalemate, the encounter only ended when Bozo threw Brutus into his creator, destroying both of them.

Indexer Notes

Swiped from Frankenstein.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bozo the Robot
  2. 1. The Legion of Living Bombs
    Espionage Starring Black X
  3. 2. [The Electric Paralyzer Ray]
    Magno
  4. 3. [Nurse and Spy]
    Abdul the Arab
  5. 4. [Fatima the Queen]
    Archie O'Toole
  6. 5. [The Auto Race]
    Clip Chance at Cliffside
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Kidding the Kids
  8. 7. [The Invasion of Tronvik]
    Wings Wendall
  9. 8. [Origin of the Ray]
    The Ray
  10. 9. Rowdy Dick Bartell
    Sportraits
  11. 10. [The Invisible Death]
    Invisible Justice
  12. 11. [Mountain of Madness]
    Chic Carter
  13. 12. Mystery of the Mine
    Jimmy Christian
  14. 13. [The Message in the Rug]
    The Purple Trio
  15. 14. [Knocky Knish]
    Wun Cloo
  16. 15. [The Monster from the Graveyards]
    Bozo the Robot
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes