(November 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 Clock / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Jane Arden (inset); The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.] (inset); Alias the Spider [Thomas Hallaway] (inset); Molly the Model

[The Great Yaho] (Table of Contents)

The Black Condor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Kenneth Lewis] (signed)
Pencils:
Charles Sultan ?
Inks:
Charles Sultan ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.]; George Allison (death); The Great Yaho (villain, introduction, a golem); Chief of the Yaqui Indians (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Condor must battle a giant golem of the Yaqui Indian tribe.

Indexer Notes

According to the Who's Who, Sultan only penciled this strip.

["Lookit th'size of him, Danny"] (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

["There! Once Junior hits that bull's eye we'll have no more noise!"] (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 Brain Bandits] (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; The Brain Master (villain, introduction, death); Gor (villain, introduction)

[The Lightning Murders] (Table of Contents)

Madam Fatal / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Pinajian
Inks:
Art Pinajian
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; Fielding Garr; Tom Stanton (Stanton's son); The Electrical Wizard (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Thomas arrives at the home of his friend, Fielding Garr, and is immediately struck down by chemical lightning, and his son, Tom, is also kidnapped by the Electrical Wizard. Later, clothed as Madam Fatal, Stanton saves his son from the Wizard's infamous "House of Terror".

Indexer Notes

Art Pinajian removed as writer by Craig Delich 2013-6-12. The Who's Who doesn't indicate Pinajian as writing this feature.

[The Shark and the Mermazons] (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]; Queen Klitra (Queen of the Mermazons, introduction); Mermazons (mermaid Amazons, introduction for all); The Black Shark (villain); the King of Caverns (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Lockhart and the Black Shark ally themselves with different underseas peoples, and Lockhart is saved by the Mermazons of Merezonia, a tribe of water-breathing women, so that he can chase after the Shark, who has captured the Red Torpedo.
Keywords:
Merezonia; Mermazons

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.

[no title indexed] (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

[Bringing Down Rocco Flint] (Table of Contents)

Alias the Spider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spider [Tom Halloway]; Chuck; The Black Widow (the Spider's car, introduction); Doc Norton; Rocco Flint (villain, introduction, death)
Keywords:
The Black Widow

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.

The Spider unveils his Black Widow automobile in this story. It was an ultra-long bullet of a vehicle fortified against bullets.

[The Volcano Crooks] (Table of Contents)

Lee Preston of the Red Cross / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Terrence Macauley]
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Lee Preston; Dr. Grayson (introduction)

[Little Nooralgia] (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
Characters:
Nooralgia (villain, introduction)

"Fortune hunter Count Ivan thinks Jane Arden is the rich Grace Kenning" (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 the Jane Arden pages.

The Beast of Burma (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Eric Vale

["Baloney Rules for Dining"] (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 reprints

Ray of Death (Table of Contents)

Wizard Wells / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Francis Campbell
Pencils:
Henry Weston Taylor ?
Inks:
Henry Weston Taylor ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wizard Wells; Tug; Mary Perry; Astro (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Panel layouts, which have been very repetitive so far, change in this story. Art may be by Henry Weston Taylor who is credited by Jerry Bails with working on this strip.
The chant "Om Mani Padme Hum" appears in this story

["After 'em men! Mow 'em down-"] (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

Robbers From Hades (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 "Devil" (villain, introduction, death); the Robbers From Hades (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis:
The Devil's "Robbers From Hades" inject their victims with a treatment that generates unbearable heat, and even kidnaps O'Brien. However, Pug rescues him and helps him synthesize an antidote and narrowly escape death.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Clock
  2. 1. [The Great Yaho]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["Lookit th'size of him, Danny"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. ["There! Once Junior hits that bull's eye we'll have no more noise!"]
    Off the Record
  5. 4. [The Brain Bandits]
    Space Legion
  6. 5. [The Lightning Murders]
    Madam Fatal
  7. 6. [The Shark and the Mermazons]
    The Red Torpedo
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Ned Brant
  9. 8. [Bringing Down Rocco Flint]
    Alias the Spider
  10. 9. [The Volcano Crooks]
    Lee Preston of the Red Cross
  11. 10. [Little Nooralgia]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  12. 11. "Fortune hunter Count Ivan thinks Jane Arden is the rich Grace Kenning"
    Jane Arden
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Lena Pry
  14. 13. The Beast of Burma
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. ["Baloney Rules for Dining"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  16. 15. Ray of Death
    Wizard Wells
  17. 16. ["After 'em men! Mow 'em down-"]
    Snappy
  18. 17. Robbers From Hades
    The Clock
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