(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:
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)

The Red Bee / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Classic cover.

Murder On the Assembly Line (Table of Contents)

Hercules / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hercules; Wolf Stead (no actual appearance, villain, introduction); Judd Haskin (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Greg Powers is a by-line on this strip and not actually a real person.

[Murder of a Peddler] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Betty Bates; Jerry Corona (villain, introduction)

[The Emerald of Egypt] (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:
Doug Strange; Rod Strange (villain); Anitra (intro); her father (intro); her fiance (intro)

[The Panama Canal Incident] (Table of Contents)

Bob and Swab / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Klaus Nordling
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling
Inks:
Klaus Nordling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor

[Assignment: Quanalla] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
G-5; Gen. Gorzel (introduction); Jean Carrolla (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Feature changed title from X-5 to G-5.

[Flatboat No. 96] (Table of Contents)

The Red Bee / comic story / 6 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]; Number 26 (villain, introduction); un-named gangsters (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

Artist 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 House on the Moors (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
occult
Characters:
The Old Witch

[Voyage To Mars] (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 Martians (villains, introductions); their king (villain, introduction)

Ghosts of the Unborn To-Morrow (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum (Toni Boone)
Letters:
Typeset

[Wild Goose Chase With a Real Goose] (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; Suli (a cook, introduction); A Chinese crimelord (villain, introduction)

[The Invisibility Cloak] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

In a Metropolis of Madmen (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]; Foreign agents (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

It's a good bet that Blum did the art on this story as the only other artist known to have done it was Lou Fine in 1941 and his style is easily recognizable. Added by Craig Delich 2013-10-10.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Red Bee
  2. 1. Murder On the Assembly Line
    Hercules
  3. 2. [Murder of a Peddler]
    Betty Bates
  4. 3. [The Emerald of Egypt]
    The Strange Twins
  5. 4. [The Panama Canal Incident]
    Bob and Swab
  6. 5. [Assignment: Quanalla]
    G-5 Super Agent
  7. 6. [Flatboat No. 96]
    The Red Bee
  8. 7. The House on the Moors
    Old Witch
  9. 8. [Voyage To Mars]
    Blaze Barton
  10. 9. Ghosts of the Unborn To-Morrow
  11. 10. [Wild Goose Chase With a Real Goose]
    Jack and Jill
  12. 11. [The Invisibility Cloak]
    Tommy Tinkle
  13. 12. In a Metropolis of Madmen
    Neon the Unknown
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Katie
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin