(October 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 Black Condor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.]; The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); Jane Arden (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Ned Brant (inset)
Keywords:
The Black Ray

[The Kite-Men] (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 Kite-Men (villains, introduction, most die), the Master (villain, introduction); Karlo Klug (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Condor must battle the strange Karlo Klug, who, at the direction of his midget master, launches an army of "human kites".
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Richard Grey Jr. eventually assumes the identity of Senator Thomas Wright.

["Pop- get up- it's eight o'clock-You've had 12 hours sleep"] (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

[The Green Men of Hemades] (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:
Space Legion; Rock Braddon; Green Men of Hemades (villains, Intro, Die); Valjar (intro)

["Twenty seven- thirty six, fifty-"] (Table of Contents)

Snappy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children

[The Attack of the U7] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Red Torpedo [Jim Lockhart]; The Black Shark (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Lockart follows the Black Shark into uncharted depths and ends up battling a giant sea creature, while each side allies themselves with different underseas peoples.
Keywords:
U-7

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 on the strip.

The Black Shark was originally called the Lone Shark in the previous issue.

["Imagine finding a guy like that in this Indian village, Bud!"] (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

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Adventure of the Blind Soldier] (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:
?

Characters:
Lee Preston

[The Phony Haunted House] (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:
The Spider [Tom Halloway]; Weasel Nolan (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.

["Now- Can I go?"] (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

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[no title indexed] (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 Jane Arden pages.

"What not to do in polite society" (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

Dead Man's Prints (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; Watkins (Intro, villain)

Crime On Ice (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Larry Spain
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Eric Vale

[The Second Madam Fatal] (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]

["Hurry Spike, the cops get sore if ya park too long!"] (Table of Contents)

Off the Record / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[The Rainmaker] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

[The Paralyzer Gun] (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 Skull Gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
The Clock and Pug come face to face with a weird, masked gang who call themselves the Skull Gang.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [The Kite-Men]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["Pop- get up- it's eight o'clock-You've had 12 hours sleep"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. [The Green Men of Hemades]
    Space Legion
  5. 4. ["Twenty seven- thirty six, fifty-"]
    Snappy
  6. 5. [The Attack of the U7]
    The Red Torpedo
  7. 6. ["Imagine finding a guy like that in this Indian village, Bud!"]
    Ned Brant
  8. 7. [Adventure of the Blind Soldier]
    Lee Preston of the Red Cross
  9. 8. [The Phony Haunted House]
    Alias the Spider
  10. 9. ["Now- Can I go?"]
    Jane Arden
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Lena Pry
  12. 11. "What not to do in polite society"
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  13. 12. Dead Man's Prints
    Wizard Wells
  14. 13. Crime On Ice
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. [The Second Madam Fatal]
    Madam Fatal
  16. 15. ["Hurry Spike, the cops get sore if ya park too long!"]
    Off the Record
  17. 16. [The Rainmaker]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  18. 17. [The Paralyzer Gun]
    The Clock
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  • Craig Delich
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