(February 1941)

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:
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

[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); Molly the Model (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); The Red Torpedo [Jim Lockhart] (inset)

[Sophisticated Lady] (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.]; Sophisticated Lady [Marta Cowen] (villain, introduction); Nickolas Gido (villain, introduction)

"MM--Maybe instead of phoning Molly for that buck she said she'd gimme, I'd better go over to the studio an' see her!" (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

[Draco's Mechanical Invasion Fleet] (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; Ray Crosby; Rock Braddon; Draco (villain, introduction, death); Elaine Wadsworth

Super Power Slip-Up (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wizard Wells; Jared Mota (villain, introduction); Smythe; Tug

Let's Go Huntin'! (Table of Contents)

Slap Happy Pappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole (Ralph Johns)
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[Captured By the Black Shark] (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]; Black Shark (villain); Maj.-Gen. Von Rubitch (villain, introduction, death); the Nazis (villains)

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.

["Count Ivan Gregorio is trying hard to marry Jane Arden"] (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

[The Mysterious Falcon] (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]; The Captain (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.

["I've got to earn some money if I expect to stay in school 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

["Look we've churned up butter again"] (Table of Contents)

Off the Record / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[Amazonia's Fifth Column] (Table of Contents)

Tor, the Magic Master / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Tor [Jimmy Slade] (press photographer, introduction); Maria De S (villain, introduction); un-named Axis spies (villains, introduction for all, all die)

Indexer Notes

Tor was created by Fred Guardineer. He has the powers of mind control, illusions, telekinesis and transfiguration. His costume consisted of a fake mustache and a cape.

Television Turnabout (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Eric Vale

["Dopey Behavior Department"] (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

Madam Fatal Meets the Jester (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]; The Jester [Robert Mason] (introduction); Prof. Mason (introduction, Jester's father); Ratney (villain, introduction); Paxton (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

This is not the same character as had his own strip in Smash Comics.

["I'm bored"] (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

[The False Clock] (Table of Contents)

The Clock / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Scat Bison (villain, introduction, impersonates the Clock); Pug Brady
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [Sophisticated Lady]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. "MM--Maybe instead of phoning Molly for that buck she said she'd gimme, I'd better go over to the studio an' see her!"
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. [Draco's Mechanical Invasion Fleet]
    Space Legion
  5. 4. Super Power Slip-Up
    Wizard Wells
  6. 5. Let's Go Huntin'!
    Slap Happy Pappy
  7. 6. [Captured By the Black Shark]
    The Red Torpedo
  8. 7. ["Count Ivan Gregorio is trying hard to marry Jane Arden"]
    Jane Arden
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Lena Pry
  10. 9. [The Mysterious Falcon]
    Alias the Spider
  11. 10. ["I've got to earn some money if I expect to stay in school Bud"]
    Ned Brant
  12. 11. ["Look we've churned up butter again"]
    Off the Record
  13. 12. [Amazonia's Fifth Column]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  14. 13. Television Turnabout
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. ["Dopey Behavior Department"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  16. 15. Madam Fatal Meets the Jester
    Madam Fatal
  17. 16. ["I'm bored"]
    Snappy
  18. 17. [The False Clock]
    The Clock
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