(July 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); Ned Brant (inset)

[The Industrial Tyrant] (Table of Contents)

The Black Condor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine [as Louis K. Fine] (signed)
Inks:
Lou Fine [as Louis K. Fine] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Thomas Wright]; Wendy Foster; Senator Jaspar Crow (villain)
Synopsis:
After his first defeat at the hands of the Black Condor, Jaspar Crow begins a long descent into darker evil that was manifested in his private endeavors, which includes his dictatorial complex that was used to create an imposter Black Condor to attack his own workers who were poised to go on strike. The true Condor infiltrates the plant and frightens Crow into paying his workers properly and agreeing to humane working conditions.

["You may fill it up again Murphy, m'good man!"] (Table of Contents)

Molly The Model / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Maloney; Murphy

"Pop-Hey Pop! Buelah says that there's someting wrong with the electric current!" (Table of Contents)

Molly The Model / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly The Model; Buelah; Maloney

[Vs. Benito Vermin] (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]; Gaspar; Siva; Benito Vermin (villain)

Indexer Notes

Without explanation, Tor begins speaking his spells backwards in this story, similar to what Zatara and Merlin did.

[The Aviation Conspiracy] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; Jed Kirk; Philip White; Gordon Reed

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Behind Locked Doors (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wizard Wells; Tug; Weatherbee (villain)

["You did a grand job, breaking up that spy ring, Jane"] (Table of Contents)

Jane Arden / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Monte Barrett
Pencils:
Russell Ross
Inks:
Russell Ross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama

[At Devonshire Girl's School] (Table of Contents)

Alias The Spider / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]; Toto
Synopsis:
The Spider battles an old crone who has been locked in a tomb for decades and seeks revenge on young girls.
Keywords:
Devonshire Girl's School

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.

[no title indexed] (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

["Pay the man full fare Mama"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

[Vs. 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]; The Black Shark (villain)

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.

The Great Bear Mystery (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Eric Vale

About That Two-Punch Championship Fight (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

["At exactly noon on a bright summer day in the year 2441 a strange cloud blots out the Sun"] (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; Professor Wadsworth; Rock Braddon; Sontak; Elaine

Little Butch (Table of Contents)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Rube Goldberg
Pencils:
Rube Goldberg
Inks:
Rube Goldberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Brad and Dad (Table of Contents)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Rube Goldberg
Pencils:
Rube Goldberg
Inks:
Rube Goldberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Weekly Invention (Table of Contents)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script:
Rube Goldberg
Pencils:
Rube Goldberg
Inks:
Rube Goldberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

"You've been needing this for a long time, Spot Ol' Pal!" (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

[Klone the Racketeer] (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:
Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Pug Brady; Klone (villain)

Indexer Notes

As of this issue, George Brenner is at least assisted by a ghost artist with a more kinetic style.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [The Industrial Tyrant]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["You may fill it up again Murphy, m'good man!"]
    Molly The Model
  4. 3. "Pop-Hey Pop! Buelah says that there's someting wrong with the electric current!"
    Molly The Model
  5. 4. [Vs. Benito Vermin]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  6. 5. [The Aviation Conspiracy]
    Madam Fatal
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  8. 7. Behind Locked Doors
    Wizard Wells
  9. 8. ["You did a grand job, breaking up that spy ring, Jane"]
    Jane Arden
  10. 9. [At Devonshire Girl's School]
    Alias The Spider
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Ned Brant
  12. 11. ["Pay the man full fare Mama"]
    Off The Record
  13. 12. [Vs. The Black Shark]
    The Red Torpedo
  14. 13. The Great Bear Mystery
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. About That Two-Punch Championship Fight
    They're Still Talking
  16. 15. ["At exactly noon on a bright summer day in the year 2441 a strange cloud blots out the Sun"]
    Space Legion
  17. 16. Little Butch
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  18. 17. Brad and Dad
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  19. 18. Weekly Invention
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  20. 19. "You've been needing this for a long time, Spot Ol' Pal!"
    Snappy
  21. 20. [Klone the Racketeer]
    The Clock
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Craig Delich
  • Scott Casper
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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