(August 1941)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E. M. Arnold
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 Ray / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gill Fox
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Bozo the Robot (inset); Espionage [Black X] (inset); The Jester [Chuck Lane] (inset); Midnight [Dave Clark] (inset)

[Mitch Mouldin] (Table of Contents)

The Ray / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Reed Crandall [as Electron] (signed)
Inks:
Reed Crandall [as Electron] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Bud; Mitch Mouldin

Indexer Notes

Art credits revised from Lou Fine to Reed Crandall by Craig Delich 2011-27-11 per article/interview with Gill Fox in Alter-Ego #12 (January, 2002). The splash page for this story was reprinted in B/W.

[The Budget is Balanced] (Table of Contents)

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Archie O'Toole

Liver-Lip McGaw (Table of Contents)

Midnight / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Cole

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); Liver-Lip McGraw (villain)
Synopsis:
Doc Wackey creates a new invention he calls the Visoscope, with which he could survey any part of the city......an invention useful to Midnight in locating a nefarious villain.
Keywords:
Visoscope

[Captain Krawl] (Table of Contents)

Wings Wendall / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Wings Wendall; Spinner Benson; Captain Krawl

Indexer Notes

Wears costume in this story

["A Hazy Terror of the Glens"] (Table of Contents)

Invisible Justice / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Pencils:
Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Inks:
Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kent Thurston; Phineas Barr; John Thorp; Joan Thorp; Tom Slade

[Sabotage at the Navy Yard] (Table of Contents)

The Jester / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson ?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Jester [Charles Lane]; Mulligan

Indexer Notes

People often assume Gustavson wrote all of his material, and this is not so according to Jerry Bails and the Who's Who. Paul often wrote his filler strips, rarely, if ever, anything else, thus I have added a ? behind his writer credit (added by Craig Delich 2010-9-11).

[Basil's Gang] (Table of Contents)

Espionage Starring Black X / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Lane French [as Will Erwin] (signed)
Pencils:
Witmer Williams
Inks:
Witmer Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Espionage [Black X]; Batu; Colonel Atwater

Indexer Notes

Williams is credited on drawing this feature.

Writer revision from Eisner to French by Craig Delich.

Will Eisner created the Espionage feature, and Will Erwin was a pen name used by Will Eisner (Erwin was Eisner's middle name), but it also became a house by-line after Eisner's tenure after 1940. Lane French wrote the feature in 1941, followed by Toni Blum (1942) and Otto Binder (1942-43).

[First Night] (Table of Contents)

Rookie Rankin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy [as Kenneth Julian] (signed)
Inks:
Arthur F. Peddy [as Kenneth Julian] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Rookie Rankin (introduction); Ma Rankin; Sgt. Burns; Nightstick Kane; Jimmy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wun Cloo / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Wun Cloo (detective)

Indexer Notes

Cole is only credited on art for this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Introducing Wildfire (Table of Contents)

Wildfire / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Turner (signed)
Pencils:
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks:
Jim Mooney (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wildfire (Carol Vance Martin); Frank Vance (Carol's father, death); Marie (Carol's maid); Lord of Fire; Mr. John Martin; Mrs. Martin; Senator Raymond; Heinrich (villain); Dolph (villain); Green Masked Bund (villains)
Synopsis:
Young Carol Martin is given wondrous powers by the Lord of Fire, which she uses to combat the un-American activities of a group which has kidnapped a famed U.S. Senator, trying to get him to admit to the newspapers that America will not come to the aid of other democracies.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

The Pall of Terror (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Christian / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Christian

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Purple Trio / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Blum [as S. M. Regi] (signed)
Inks:
Alex Blum [as S. M. Regi] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Purple Trio [Warren; Rocky Hill; Tiny Todd]

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Jerry Iger to ? by Craig Delich 2013-12-26. The Who's Who indicates that S. M. Regi was a pen-name sometimes used by Jerry Iger, but also by others as a house by-line. It further indicates that Jerry Iger did not write this feature, but that Alex Blum, under this pen-name or by-line, did draw the strip.

[The Clown] (Table of Contents)

Bozo the Robot / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed)
Inks:
George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hugh Hazzard; Bozo the Robot; Clive Dow; The Clown (villain)
Synopsis:
Bozo faces a super-powered villain called The Clown, who kills with the aid of a poison. He leaves a card bearing his white faced visage at the scene of the crime, with his sights set on taking over organized crime. Hazzard and Bozo track him down, but the Clown, with sheer brute force, throws the robot into the river. However, Bozo quickly recovers and tracks the Clown to his hideout and delivers a beating to the villain, then turns him over to the Police.

Indexer Notes

Brenner is only credited on art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Ray
  2. 1. [Mitch Mouldin]
    The Ray
  3. 2. [The Budget is Balanced]
    Archie O'Toole
  4. 3. Liver-Lip McGaw
    Midnight
  5. 4. [Captain Krawl]
    Wings Wendall
  6. 5. ["A Hazy Terror of the Glens"]
    Invisible Justice
  7. 6. [Sabotage at the Navy Yard]
    The Jester
  8. 7. [Basil's Gang]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  9. 8. [First Night]
    Rookie Rankin
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Wun Cloo
  11. 10. Introducing Wildfire
    Wildfire
  12. 11. The Pall of Terror
    Jimmy Christian
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    The Purple Trio
  14. 13. [The Clown]
    Bozo the Robot
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bob Hughes
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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