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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Tom Wright] (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Jane Arden (inset); Ned Brant (inset)

[The Coming of Jasper Crow] (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., also as Senator Thomas Wright]; Senator Thomas Wright (introduction, death); Dr. Foster (introduction); Wendy Foster (Wright's daughter, introduction); Senator Jasper Crow (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Returning to the land of his birth, Richard Grey meets a Senator Wright, who is being bullied by Senator Jaspar Crow to vote for an appropriations bill that would provide kickbacks. When Wright refuses, Crow has him shot by this thugs, and when the Senator dies, Grey assumes the role of the late Senator and votes against the bill.

Indexer Notes

Richard Grey Jr. assumes the identity of the murdered Senator Wright in this story.

["Molly don't want t'see the fight, Nifty"] (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

[War of the Blondes and Brunettes] (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:
Rock Braddon; Space Legion; Commander Crosby; Queen Luxor (villain, introduction); Queen Feros (villain, introduction)

Too Much Water (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; Tug; Portner [Rentrop] (villain, introduction, death)

["Oh my venetian blind"] (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

[The Spies on the Junk] (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]; The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
While near Holland, the Torpedo intercepts enemy Asian sailors and uses their ship to lead their fellows into a trap.....in Africa!

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.

"I caught the first train for Washington, Chief" (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 Crickets Strike Again] (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 Hallaway]; Baron Karl von Ernst (introduction, death); B-16 (villain, operative of the Crickets); The Big Cricket (villain); the Crickets (villains)
Synopsis:
When Baron von Ernst escaped Nazi Germany with his jewels and was killed by a bomb, the Spider uncovered B-16, an operative of the Crickets. B-16 led the Spider to the Big Cricket, and, in the ensuing fight, the Spider never once used an arrow, and was forced to flee the gunmen and battle the Crickets another time.

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'm sorry but we can't"] (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

Little Squirt Electric Milker (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

[The Drawings of Dwarf Rogan] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; Dwarf Rogan (villain, introduction, death)

How To Trap a Warden (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Eric Vale

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Sabotage! (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]; Lucy Stone (Slade's colleague); Schneider Polekat (villain, introduction)

"C'mere Spot! Somethin' special--" (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 Case of Piggy Dorn] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George E. Brenner
Pencils:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Inks:
George E .Brenner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Pug; Piggy Dorn (villain, introduction); Homer Tweed (introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Clock
  2. 1. [The Coming of Jasper Crow]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["Molly don't want t'see the fight, Nifty"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. [War of the Blondes and Brunettes]
    Space Legion
  5. 4. Too Much Water
    Wizard Wells
  6. 5. ["Oh my venetian blind"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  7. 6. [The Spies on the Junk]
    The Red Torpedo
  8. 7. "I caught the first train for Washington, Chief"
    Jane Arden
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Lena Pry
  10. 9. [The Crickets Strike Again]
    Alias the Spider
  11. 10. ["I'm sorry but we can't"]
    Ned Brant
  12. 11. Little Squirt Electric Milker
    Slap Happy Pappy
  13. 12. [The Drawings of Dwarf Rogan]
    Madam Fatal
  14. 13. How To Trap a Warden
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  16. 15. Sabotage!
    Tor, the Magic Master
  17. 16. "C'mere Spot! Somethin' special--"
    Snappy
  18. 17. [The Case of Piggy Dorn]
    The Clock
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