(April 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. as Senator Tom Wright]; The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Molly the Model (inset); The Red Torpedo [Jim Lockhart] (inset)

[Jasper Crow and the Miners] (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. as Senator Thomas Wright]; Wendy Foster; Senator Jasper Crow (villain)

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Jim Amash in The Quality Companion (TwoMorrows, 2011 series) #1 (November, 2011), page 93.

["Molly is getting very difficult"] (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

[Captured By Captain X] (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; Captain X (villain, introduction)

Out of Thin Air (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; Karl (villain, introduction, death); other fifth columnists (villains, introductions, deaths)

[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

[Doom In the Lagoon] (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 Mongolese (villains, introduction for all)

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.

["Jane has felled the intruder who overpowered Eric"] (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 / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Monte Barret
Pencils:
Russell E. Ross
Inks:
Russell E. Ross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[Crushing the Crickets] (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 Big Cricket (villain, death?); the Crickets (villains)

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 guess that will hold Jake for quite some time"] (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

["Hey what's that noise downstairs?"] (Table of Contents)

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Pencils:
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Inks:
Arthur Beeman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[The Counterfeit Plot of Phrogg Zaran] (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 [Jim Slade]; Lucy Stone; Phrogg Zaran (villain, introduction)

While Rome Burns (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Eric Vale

["Hey get off there! You're no ornament!"] (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 reprints

[The Blue Cloak Gang] (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 Blue Cloak Gang (villains, introduction); Dan Rogers (introduction, a stage magician)

That Soaring Norwegian (Table of Contents)

They're Still Talking / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Zuppke ?
Pencils:
B. W. DePew
Inks:
B. W. DePew
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

[Talent Scout For Sap] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns]
Pencils:
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns]
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[The Murder of Hy Jakker] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Pug; Big Boy Broge (villain, introduction); Hy Jakker (villain, introduction, death)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [Jasper Crow and the Miners]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["Molly is getting very difficult"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. [Captured By Captain X]
    Space Legion
  5. 4. Out of Thin Air
    Wizard Wells
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  7. 6. [Doom In the Lagoon]
    The Red Torpedo
  8. 7. ["Jane has felled the intruder who overpowered Eric"]
    Jane Arden
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Lena Pry
  10. 9. [Crushing the Crickets]
    Alias the Spider
  11. 10. ["I guess that will hold Jake for quite some time"]
    Ned Brant
  12. 11. ["Hey what's that noise downstairs?"]
    Snappy
  13. 12. [The Counterfeit Plot of Phrogg Zaran]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  14. 13. While Rome Burns
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. ["Hey get off there! You're no ornament!"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  16. 15. [The Blue Cloak Gang]
    Madam Fatal
  17. 16. That Soaring Norwegian
    They're Still Talking
  18. 17. [Talent Scout For Sap]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  19. 18. [The Murder of Hy Jakker]
    The Clock
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