(August 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); Molly the Model (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Ned Brant (inset)

[Menace In Miami] (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]; Senator Jasper Crow (villain); Miranda (villain, introduction)

["!!!**@!-"] (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
Characters:
Molly the Model

[Captives of Von Snayke] (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]; Von Snayke (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains)

[The Black Shark's Bat Plane] (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.

[Elephant Hunt] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

[The Robot of Dr. Takor] (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; Rock Braddon; Commander Crosby; Dr. Alexis Yakor (first appearance; villain; death)

"Captain Meachem found Jane digging into the secret of his illegal casino" (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

[Tunnel of Death] (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]; Hansel (villain, introduction, death)

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.

[Test Flight] (Table of Contents)

Spitfire / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al McWilliams
Pencils:
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks:
Al McWilliams (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Tex Adams (first appearance; a test pilot)

"Be quiet you mechanical tweet" (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

Rainmaker (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Larry Spain (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Eric Vale

"As a child little flagpole Izzy McGee scurried up to the top of the loftiest tree." (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 Crimson Vulture] (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]; The Crimson Vulture [Sarada] (first appearance; villain; death)

[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

"Okay! We're all ready- Le's go!" (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 Werewolf Murders] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Pat "Pug" Brady; Prescott Taunton (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Whether he is supernatural or only human, the Clock must find a way to overcome the Werewolf......and live to tell the story.

Indexer Notes

ghost artist?

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Clock
  2. 1. [Menace In Miami]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["!!!**@!-"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. [Captives of Von Snayke]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  5. 4. [The Black Shark's Bat Plane]
    The Red Torpedo
  6. 5. [Elephant Hunt]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  7. 6. [The Robot of Dr. Takor]
    Space Legion
  8. 7. "Captain Meachem found Jane digging into the secret of his illegal casino"
    Jane Arden
  9. 8. [Tunnel of Death]
    Alias the Spider
  10. 9. [Test Flight]
    Spitfire
  11. 10. "Be quiet you mechanical tweet"
    Ned Brant
  12. 11. Rainmaker
    Eric Vale
  13. 12. "As a child little flagpole Izzy McGee scurried up to the top of the loftiest tree."
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  14. 13. [The Crimson Vulture]
    Madam Fatal
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  16. 15. "Okay! We're all ready- Le's go!"
    Snappy
  17. 16. [The Werewolf Murders]
    The Clock
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin