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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Neon the Unknown / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Neon [Tom Corbet]

[The Future Society] (Table of Contents)

The Red Bee / comic story / 7 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); Vanger (introduction); Dr. Marah (villain); Lizak (villain)

Indexer Notes

Artist revision from Zolnerowich to Nicholas by Craig Delich 2013-12-30. The Who's Who does not indicate that Zolne ever drew this strip. Art 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 Budapest Crime Syndicate] (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 (villain); Doug Strange; Wing Low
Synopsis:
Rod and Doug match wits over stolen jewels. This time in Budapest.

The Case of the Crooked Eights (Table of Contents)

Betty Bates / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Betty Bates (intro); Roland Lawson (villain); Harvey Barth (villain); Fred Conlin (intro)
Synopsis:
Betty wins her case via a gun battle in the courtroom.

[Assignment: Tradheim] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Cary Weyt]
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
X-5; Von Setz (villain)

[The Modern Art Robbery] (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; Squee (villain)

[The Overland Bus Mystery] (Table of Contents)

Hercules / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hercules; William Onslow (villain); Pike (villain) Blacky (villain)

Black Starred Skull (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
The Old Witch

[King of the Rockmen] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Roy Talon]
Pencils:
Maurice Gutwirth ?
Inks:
Maurice Gutwirth ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Blaze Barton; Betty; The Rockmen (villains); their King (Intro)

Madman's Castle, or, The Living Ghost (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum (Toni Boone)
Letters:
Typeset

[Cockroach Detail] (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

[Antigravitol] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tommy Tinkle; Mary Lou; Sniff (Intro, villain)

[The Transatlantic Bridge] (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]; President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Dictator of Kampfland (villain, introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Neon the Unknown
  2. 1. [The Future Society]
    The Red Bee
  3. 2. [The Budapest Crime Syndicate]
    The Strange Twins
  4. 3. The Case of the Crooked Eights
    Betty Bates
  5. 4. [Assignment: Tradheim]
    X-5 Super Agent
  6. 5. [The Modern Art Robbery]
    Jack and Jill
  7. 6. [The Overland Bus Mystery]
    Hercules
  8. 7. Black Starred Skull
    Old Witch
  9. 8. [King of the Rockmen]
    Blaze Barton
  10. 9. Madman's Castle, or, The Living Ghost
  11. 10. [Cockroach Detail]
    Bob and Swab
  12. 11. [Antigravitol]
    Tommy Tinkle
  13. 12. [The Transatlantic Bridge]
    Neon the Unknown
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin