(September 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); Jane Arden (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Molly the Model (inset)

[The Ghost-Gun Killer] (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]; Jasper Crow (villain); the Ghost-Gun Killer (villain, introduction)

"Aw Nifty-I'm tired" (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

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 Sabotaged Submarine] (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]

[The Tobacco Juice Spitter] (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 Outlaws of Jupiter (Table of Contents)

Space Legion / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Vernon Henkel
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel [as Vern]
Inks:
Vernon Henkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Space Legion; Rock Braddon; Blackbeard (first appearance; villain); One-Arm Ganz (first appearance; villain); Patch-Eye Tork (first appearance; villain); Half-Face McGurk (first appearance; villain); a girl (first appearance; villain)

["To signal a passing Coast Guard cutter, Jane and Jim Porter set fire to a mattress"] (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

[Death At Rustling Willow] (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]; Jean Horton (introduction); Sutton (villain, introduction); Pierre (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.

The Spider's secret identity was obscured until this story, when he was officially named Tom Hallaway.

["We really should be practicing thoses new song hits, Bud"] (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

[The Phony Radio Beam] (Table of Contents)

Spitfire / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al McWilliams
Pencils:
Al McWilliams
Inks:
Al McWilliams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Chuck Bolton (first appearance); Captain Schloss (first appearance; villain; death)

Lake of Missing Men (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Eric Vale

[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

[The Five Bloodstones of Mu] (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]; Basil (first appearance; villain; death)

["Hey Freddie wait a minute!"] (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

"A popular debbie named Sarah Van Beezon was engaged to Jay Thorndyke, the catch of the season" (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 reprint

[The Revenge of Bat Nillon] (Table of Contents)

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:
Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Bat Nillon (first appearance; villain)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [The Ghost-Gun Killer]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. "Aw Nifty-I'm tired"
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. The Black Shark
    The Red Torpedo
  5. 4. [The Sabotaged Submarine]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  6. 5. [The Tobacco Juice Spitter]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  7. 6. The Outlaws of Jupiter
    Space Legion
  8. 7. ["To signal a passing Coast Guard cutter, Jane and Jim Porter set fire to a mattress"]
    Jane Arden
  9. 8. [Death At Rustling Willow]
    Alias the Spider
  10. 9. ["We really should be practicing thoses new song hits, Bud"]
    Ned Brant
  11. 10. [The Phony Radio Beam]
    Spitfire
  12. 11. Lake of Missing Men
    Eric Vale
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  14. 13. [The Five Bloodstones of Mu]
    Madam Fatal
  15. 14. ["Hey Freddie wait a minute!"]
    Snappy
  16. 15. "A popular debbie named Sarah Van Beezon was engaged to Jay Thorndyke, the catch of the season"
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  17. 16. [The Revenge of Bat Nillon]
    Clock
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin