(December 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]; Alias the Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Molly the Model (inset); Spitfire [Tex Adams] (inset); the Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Tom Wright] (inset)

["The President's been kidnapped..."] (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.; Senator Thomas Wright]; Dr. Foster; Wendy Foster; President Franklin D. Roosevelt; The Hand (villain); Dutch (villain, death)
Synopsis:
After the President issues a strange order, Senator Wright, as the Condor, investigates and discovers the President has been kidnapped, and vows to rescue him, as well as Wendy.
Reprints:

[Landing In England...] (Table of Contents)

Spitfire / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spitfire [Tex Adams]

none (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]

none (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]

none (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Jane Arden
Keywords:
soap opera

none (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly The Model

none (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly The Model

Introducing The Amazing Don Q (Table of Contents)

Don Q / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Don Q

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Slap Happy Pappy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Red Torpedo / comic story / 6 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.

none (Table of Contents)

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arthur Beeman
Pencils:
Arthur Beeman
Inks:
Arthur Beeman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Snappy

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 6-28-09.

none (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

Aviation Sabotage (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Larry Spain (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Eric Vale

none (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
Characters:
Ned Brant

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

Indexer Notes

Strip reprint.

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

Indexer Notes

Strip reprint.

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

Indexer Notes

Strip reprint.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Alias The Spider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]

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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Clock
  2. 1. ["The President's been kidnapped..."]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. [Landing In England...]
    Spitfire
  4. 3. none
    Tor, the Magic Master
  5. 4. none
    The Clock
  6. 5. none
    Jane Arden
  7. 6. none
    Molly The Model
  8. 7. none
    Molly The Model
  9. 8. Introducing The Amazing Don Q
    Don Q
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    The Red Torpedo
  12. 11. none
    Snappy
  13. 12. none
    Madam Fatal
  14. 13. Aviation Sabotage
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. none
    Ned Brant
  16. 15. Little Butch
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  17. 16. Brad and Dad
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  18. 17. Weekly Invention
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Alias The Spider
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin