(October 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
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

The Man in the Iron Mask (Table of Contents)

The Ray / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Wings Wendall (inset); Bozo the Robot (inset); Espionage [Black X] (inset); Archie O'Toole (inset)

Fort Johnson Blown Up (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin] (signed)
Pencils:
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin, with some help from the shop] (signed)
Inks:
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin, with some help from the shop] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Espionage [Black X]; Batu; Frits Moronoff (villain)
Synopsis:
Black X stops saboteurs from blowing up the Golder Dam.

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 feature after 1940. It also became a house by-line as well for future writers.

[Chic Covers the Opera] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Chic Carter; Sgt. Monahan; The Phantom
Synopsis:
Carter searches for a phantom killer in an opera house.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery

Murder In the Wings (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Purple Trio: [Rocky Hill; Tiny Todd; Warren]; Sandra Starr

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Jerry Iger 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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Clip Chance at Cliffside / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Clip Chance; Spud Doyle; Gill Fox
Synopsis:
Clip plays baseball for a change, but still runs afoul of gamblers, gets clonked on the head, and has to parachute into the middle of the fifth inning in order to save the team.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Small Stuff / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[Evening in the Oriental Museum] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kent Thurston; Ruhle; Nolan; Robbins; Betty Robbins

[Cadava the Crumbler] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Diane; Soo Choo; Cadava the Crumbler (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Cadava, a once handsome man turned bitter from society's scorn, unleashes a destructive ray on the city, but dies in struggling with the Ray. To help reconstruct the city, the Ray creates a giant form of himself to lift large building materials into place.
Reprints:

["So this is Mexico"] (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

Bobby Feller (Table of Contents)

Sportraits / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports

[Vulcan Metz] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Wings Wendall; Vulcan Metz; Diane
Synopsis:
Wings' place is taken by a German spy who hopes to steal an American plane being delivered to the allies.

The Coward (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

text story

["A gunblast shatters the stillness of the night"] (Table of Contents)

Magno, the Magnetic Man / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Magno [Tom Dalton]; Mike; Bob Green; Weasel (villain); Spatelle (villain)

[Shara] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Abdul; Hassan; Princess Shara; Achmed

The Ghost Gang (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bozo; Hugh Hazzard; Ghost Gang
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man in the Iron Mask
    The Ray
  2. 1. Fort Johnson Blown Up
    Espionage Starring Black X
  3. 2. [Chic Covers the Opera]
    Chic Carter
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wun Cloo
  5. 4. Murder In the Wings
    The Purple Trio
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Clip Chance at Cliffside
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Small Stuff
  8. 7. [Evening in the Oriental Museum]
    Invisible Justice
  9. 8. [Cadava the Crumbler]
    The Ray
  10. 9. ["So this is Mexico"]
    Archie O'Toole
  11. 10. Bobby Feller
    Sportraits
  12. 11. [Vulcan Metz]
    Wings Wendall
  13. 12. The Coward
    Jimmy Christian
  14. 13. ["A gunblast shatters the stillness of the night"]
    Magno, the Magnetic Man
  15. 14. [Shara]
    Abdul the Arab
  16. 15. The Ghost Gang
    Bozo the Robot
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes