(January 1942)

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:
S. M. 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]

[Tokoyan Sabotage] (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]; Doc Vaughn; Ah Choo; Tokoyans (villains, introduction for all)

[The Important Job] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

[The Theft of the Scouting Plane] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ghost of Flanders ["Rip" Graves]; Carl; Fred; Hans Sheink (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Ghost must take on a Nazi menace named Hans Sheink.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-12-18.

[The Pipeline Saboteurs] (Table of Contents)

Hercules / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Greg Powers]
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
Arthur Peddy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hercules; Brock (villain, introduction)

[The Phony Private Detective] (Table of Contents)

Betty Bates / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Betty Bates; The Boss (villain, introduction, death); Gram (villain, introduction); Merritt (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Bryant Plaza mentioned

[Ratznestski the Car Crook] (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); Valerie Ransome (introduction); Ratznestski (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Raleigh meets a young spitfire named Valerie Ransome, who comes into the D.A.'s office to seek help in regards to a stolen car that she had bought. Rick didn't hesitate to involve her in the case, including physically, as she waded into the crooks herself, fists swinging!

Indexer Notes

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.

In the last few adventures of the Red Bee, a brunette girl, similar to Valerie, but never named as such. She ostensibly became "Nancy", mentioned in the splash in issue #20, but never seen in the story.

[San Pedro Shore Duty] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Swab Decker; Bob Masters; Mitzi (introduction); Fritzi (introduction)

[The Burma Road Bombers] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Doug Strange; Rod Strange; Wing Low
Keywords:
Axis spies

Death House Detour (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jo Moss
Letters:
Typeset

"Hi- Mary Lou! Wait a minute!" (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tinkle / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[Liberating the Lion Cubs] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Lion Boy; Barden (villain, introduction); Kruger (villain, introduction); Moto (villain, introduction)

[Shipyard of Saboteurs] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Lincoln Ross]
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
Arthur Peddy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Don Glory; June Brent; Varke (villain, introduction); Walther (villain, introduction); Shaeffer (villain, introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Stormy Foster
  2. 1. [Tokoyan Sabotage]
    Stormy Foster
  3. 2. [The Important Job]
    Dan Tootin
  4. 3. [The Theft of the Scouting Plane]
    Ghost of Flanders
  5. 4. [The Pipeline Saboteurs]
    Hercules
  6. 5. [The Phony Private Detective]
    Betty Bates
  7. 6. [Ratznestski the Car Crook]
    The Red Bee
  8. 7. [San Pedro Shore Duty]
    Bob and Swab
  9. 8. [The Burma Road Bombers]
    The Strange Twins
  10. 9. Death House Detour
  11. 10. "Hi- Mary Lou! Wait a minute!"
    Tommy Tinkle
  12. 11. [Liberating the Lion Cubs]
    Lion Boy
  13. 12. [Shipyard of Saboteurs]
    Don Glory
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Katie
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin