(March 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
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)

Neon the Unknown / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Neon [Tom Corbet]
Reprints:

[In the Asylum] (Table of Contents)

Hercules / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
V: Mug Mullin (villain, introduction); other crooks (villains, introduction); Hercules
Synopsis:
Hercules gets briefly committed to an insane asylum

[Case of the Reluctant Robber] (Table of Contents)

Betty Bates / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Powell?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Mr. Carey (introduction); Mrs. John Carey (introduction); Dottie Carey (introduction); A gang of crooks (villains, introductions)

[Sapphire Eyes] (Table of Contents)

The Strange Twins / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
S. M. Iger
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
Alex Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Sapphire Eyes (villain, introduction); Japanese (villains)

[The Coming of Togo] (Table of Contents)

Lion Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Togo (introduction)

[The Man-Into-Dog Formula] (Table of Contents)

Dan Tootin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dan Tootin (introduction)

[The Fiend Called Fang] (Table of Contents)

Bob and Swab / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Fang (villain, introduction)

[Sabotage On the High Seas] (Table of Contents)

The Red Bee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum ?
Pencils:
Witmer Williams [as Clark Williams] (signed)
Inks:
Witmer Williams [as Clark Williams] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh] (Assistant District Attorney); Von Storm (villain, introduction); Hansen (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
When American ships were raided at the Panama Canal, the Red Bee did his part to show that war was not necessary for the United States.

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from ? to Toni Blum ? by Craig Delich 2013-12-30. The Who's Who indicates that Toni Blum wrote this feature in 1941-42.

Artist verification for Williams by the Who's Who.

[The President's Vacation] (Table of Contents)

Blaze Barton / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Gutwirth
Inks:
Maurice Gutwirth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
A band of savages (introductions)

[The Phantom Coach] (Table of Contents)

Old Witch / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy?
Inks:
Nick Cardy?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

[Sir Thornley, Spy] (Table of Contents)

G-5 Super Agent / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Von Libbrop [Sir Thornley] (villain, introduction, death); Lord Charleton (introduction)

Afraid To Tell (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum (Toni Boone)
Letters:
Typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tinkle / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arthur Beeman
Pencils:
Arthur Beeman
Inks:
Arthur Beeman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[All Quiet At Gibraltar] (Table of Contents)

Neon the Unknown / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
S. M. Iger
Pencils:
Alex Blum ?
Inks:
Alex Blum ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Neon [Tom Corbet]; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Corbet returns to aid his friends in the French Foreign Legion and revealed his identity to his comrades, who believed that he weas dead. However, he keeps a very low profile (lest he brought in for desertion) and defeats an Axis plot to tunnel from Morocco to Gibraltar.

Indexer Notes

It's a good bet that Blum did the art on this story as the only other artist identified with the strip (in 1941) was Lou Fine, whose style is easily recognizable. Added by Craig Delich 2013-10-10.

[In South America] (Table of Contents)

Don Glory / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Mr. Brent (June's father, introduction); Bundists (villains, introductions)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Neon the Unknown
  2. 1. [In the Asylum]
    Hercules
  3. 2. [Case of the Reluctant Robber]
    Betty Bates
  4. 3. [Sapphire Eyes]
    The Strange Twins
  5. 4. [The Coming of Togo]
    Lion Boy
  6. 5. [The Man-Into-Dog Formula]
    Dan Tootin
  7. 6. [The Fiend Called Fang]
    Bob and Swab
  8. 7. [Sabotage On the High Seas]
    The Red Bee
  9. 8. [The President's Vacation]
    Blaze Barton
  10. 9. [The Phantom Coach]
    Old Witch
  11. 10. [Sir Thornley, Spy]
    G-5 Super Agent
  12. 11. Afraid To Tell
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tommy Tinkle
  14. 13. [All Quiet At Gibraltar]
    Neon the Unknown
  15. 14. [In South America]
    Don Glory
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Katie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin