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(October 1953)

Quality Comics, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Magazines
Brand:
A Quality Comic Publication
Editing:
Alfred Grenet; Richard Arnold (associate); Everett M. Arnold (general manager)
Color:
color cover
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Strangling Hands (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Chuck Cuidera ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

The Ship of Lost Souls (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The gambling ship “Hades” capsizes and dozens of passengers are killed inside the hull. The ship’s owner, Harry Cain, is responsible for this tragedy, because his ship was not ballasted the right way. Two newspaper reporters, who were allegedly killed onboard, have survived and stage a scoop. Posing as ghosts they kidnap Cain, bring him aboard the “Hades” and make him confess his deadly negligence. As Cain whips out a gun, another tidal wave rolls in and takes Cain down to the bottom of the sea.
Reprints:

Hideout in Hell (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob McCarty
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The Bexer gang robs a bank and goes into hiding. They quarrel over the loot and two of them shoot each other. When the police come searching the woods, Bexer crawls into the compound where the bodies are stored. His phobia of corpses drives him insane.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The faces with big eyes, large underlips and bushy eyebrows most probably McCarty, but the inking is "simpler" than his credited work in "Black Magic" #16.
Therefore Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and Tillmann Courth revoke the inking credit.

The Strangling Hands (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole ?
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Collector Noram comes into possession of the severed arms of Jean D’Arst, the infamous French strangler. The arms are rumored to be cursed and to have killed all of their current owners. Noram, however, is strangled by his greedy nephew Don. When the police don’t buy the story of a curse, Don runs – but is strangled by the bodiless arms.
Reprints:

Drums of Doom (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Man Who Cheated Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Charles Nicholas ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
John Blane turns 70 years of age and is obsessed with wanting to live forever. One of the researchers in his laboratories comes up with a liquid which will grant eternal life. Blane drinks down the potion after having murdered his employee who was unwilling to part with it. He is quickly sentenced to die in the electric chair, but can’t be killed. The immortal Blane is locked away, but escapes and commits a bank robbery. During his getaway Blane is horribly mutilated in a car accident and has to spend eternity confined to a hospital bed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer Saltarella suggested Chic Stone? for pencils and inks.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Strangling Hands
  2. 1. The Ship of Lost Souls
  3. 2. Hideout in Hell
  4. 3. The Strangling Hands
  5. 4. Drums of Doom
  6. 5. The Man Who Cheated Death
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Claus Simonsen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jim Walls
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Walls
  • Keith Smith
  • Jim Van Dore