(October 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:
?

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 9Inset)

[A flying enemy of all evil...] (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; Dr. Foster; Senator Jaspar Crow (villain); Fifth Columnists (villains)
Synopsis:
When Senator Wright sided with the Indians on a proposed tax bill, Jaspar Crow objects because je stands to gain from it. A group of Fifth Columnists incite the Indians, who then turn on the tax collectors, forcing the Condor to use his Black Ray to help turn some of the Indians to his side.

"going bathing at this hour?" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly The Model

[?Nothin' ever happens on this job"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly The Model

[The Stolen Bombsight] (Table of Contents)

Tor, the Magic Master / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Tor [Jim Slade]

The Man With The Terrible Machine (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel
Inks:
Vernon Henkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Space Legion; Rock Braddon; Commander Crosby; Dr. Dram

"Ah wonder what trouble I'll get into on this page!" (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 [as Ralph Johns]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Red Torpedo vs. the Black Shark / 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)
Synopsis:
The Red Torpedo goes fearlessly into the lair of the Black Shark via parachute without his ship!

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 is following the man who is folowing General Moonick.."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
drama

[The Monster Men] (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]; Leader of the Green Horde (villain); The Green Hoard (villains)
Synopsis:
In Manhattan, green gas was unleashed by the Green Horde, an army of monster men. The Spider succumbed to the gas and was taken beneath the streets to their leader, who claimed that his network of caverns criss-crossed the Earth. The Spider eventually choked him into unconsciousness and his Horde fell asleep as well.

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.

[Having delivered a new bomber...] (Table of Contents)

Spitfire / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Tex Adams

"We shouldn't have rented this room, 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

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Valley of Doom (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Eric Vale

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

["Ohh gee, I'm tired-"] (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

[Old Skipper Bly] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Pinajian (signed)
Inks:
Art Pinajian
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]

["It's a wound stripe.. I caught my finger in the door!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

[Killer Kale Dies Tonight] (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:
?

Characters:
Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Killer Kale; Pug
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Clock
  2. 1. [A flying enemy of all evil...]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. "going bathing at this hour?"
    Molly The Model
  4. 3. [?Nothin' ever happens on this job"]
    Molly The Model
  5. 4. [The Stolen Bombsight]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  6. 5. The Man With The Terrible Machine
    Space Legion
  7. 6. "Ah wonder what trouble I'll get into on this page!"
    Slap Happy Pappy
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Red Torpedo vs. the Black Shark
  9. 8. ["Jane is following the man who is folowing General Moonick.."]
    Jane Arden
  10. 9. [The Monster Men]
    Alias The Spider
  11. 10. [Having delivered a new bomber...]
    Spitfire
  12. 11. "We shouldn't have rented this room, Bud"
    Ned Brant
  13. 12. Valley of Doom
    Eric Vale
  14. 13. Little Butch
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  15. 14. Brad and Dad
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  16. 15. Weekly Invention
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  17. 16. ["Ohh gee, I'm tired-"]
    Snappy
  18. 17. [Old Skipper Bly]
    Madam Fatal
  19. 18. ["It's a wound stripe.. I caught my finger in the door!"]
    Off The Record
  20. 19. [Killer Kale Dies Tonight]
    The Clock
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin