(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:
Jerry Iger
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Stormy Foster / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Great Defender [Stormy Foster]
Keywords:
Golden Gate Bridge

[As war clouds warn America...] (Table of Contents)

Stormy Foster / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Max Elkan [as Maxwell Elkan] (signed)
Inks:
Max Elkan [as Maxwell Elkan] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Great Defender [Stormy Foster] (drugstore clerk, introduction); Doc Vaughn; Ah Choo (Chinese delivery boy); Detective Cooper; Oshinto Karu (villain); Doc Falk (villain)
Synopsis:
When thieves come in to pillage Doc Vaughn's drugstore, Stormy applies a fake moustache and pops a super-vitamin which imbues him with the strength of ten men.

["Try Tootin's Super Gas"] (Table of Contents)

Dan Tootin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["In 1918-15 year old Rip Graves enlists in the army and leaves for combat in the First World War..."] (Table of Contents)

Ghost of Flanders / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ghost of Flanders ["Rip" Graves] (introduction, origin); Fritz (villain, death); Carl (villain); Rudolf (villain); Eric (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Supposedly dead in the First World War, "Rip" Graves operates as a superhero from a crypt beneath the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. In this tale, a group of Fifth Columnists seek to secure some important defense plans from Fort Brigg.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fort Brigg

Indexer Notes

Credit correction 2009-4-29 courtesy of Darci386.

The Ghost of Flanders uses a red poppy as his sign.

Writer revision from Brenner to ? by Craig Delich 2013-11-29. The Who's Who does not indicate that Brenner wrote this feature. Toni Blum wrote the feature in 1942 and is the only writer the Who's Who mentions.

["I will prove my client, Mr. William Reid did not murder Lef Cotter!"] (Table of Contents)

Betty Bates, Lady-at-Law / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Stanley Charlot]
Pencils:
Al Bryant ?
Inks:
Al Bryant ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

"Say- There might be something to this after all!" (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tinkle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Inks:
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["The newly-commissioned U.S.S. Brimstone drops anchor at Bananaport..."] (Table of Contents)

Bob and Swab / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling
Inks:
Klaus Nordling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Bob Masters; Swab Decker

[At the District Attorney's country home, Rick spends a quiet weekend."] (Table of Contents)

The Red Bee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum
Pencils:
Witmer Williams [as B. H. Apiary] (signed)
Inks:
Witmer WIlliams [as B. H. Apiary] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh] (District Attorney); Mary Jellicoe; Martin Jellicoe

Indexer Notes

Compare artwork to signed story in Police #2.

Writer revision from ? to Toni Blum by Craig Delich 2013-12-30. The Who's Who indicates that Toni Blum wrote this feature in 1941-42.

Artist verification for Williams by the Who's Who. The strip was signed B. H. Apiary, which is a by-line on the strip and not a real person.

["Wait a moment Rod. I'll step in here for a tin of Shag Smoking Mixture!"] (Table of Contents)

The Strange Twins / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Douglas Strange; Rodney Strange; Spud McGuire (villain)

[One day, as Lion Boy and his brother Tawny...] (Table of Contents)

Lion Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Merton Holmes]
Pencils:
H. Kiefer
Inks:
H. Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle

A Killer's Last Chance (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
David Roberts
Letters:
Typeset

["Hercules passes a monument works"] (Table of Contents)

Hercules / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Gregg Powers] (signed)
Pencils:
? [as Gregg Powers] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Gregg Powers] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hercules [Joe Hercules]; two un-named monument works employees; Mr. Clinton (owner of the monument works); Sledge (villain, foreman at monument works); Ferret (villain, manager at monument works)
Synopsis:
Joe helps out a couple of workers attempting to move a heavy tombstone, then notices large welts on their backs. Investigating, Hercules discovers the foreman and manager at the monument works are treating the employees like slaves, taking half their earnings, all unbeknownst to the owner.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Clinton Monument Works

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who lists Gregg Powers as a by-line.

Bill Black states that the story was not written by George Tuska as originally listed, nor did he draw this story.

[Don Glory returns to the ring...] (Table of Contents)

Don Glory / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum [as Lincoln Ross] (signed)
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
Arthur Peddy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Don Glory; June