(February 1942)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
Edward 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)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gill Fox ?
Inks:
Gill Fox ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Thomas Wright]; The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Jane Arden (inset); The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); Spitfire [Tex Adams] (inset); Ned Brant (inset); Molly the Model (inset); Tor [James Slade] (inset); Don Q (inset)

[Spy Ring] (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]; Kalten Winch; Dr. Foster; Wendy Foster; Jaspar Crow (villain); Karle Kurt (villain)
Synopsis:
The Condor discovers that Jaspar Crow has bugged the Senate and Senator Wright is implicated in leaking secret information. But Wendy steps in to help on this case by using her wiles on Wright's rival, and a Nazi spy, Karle Kurt.

[Early dawn at the Eagle Squadron's field...] (Table of Contents)

Spitfire / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spitfire [Tex Adams]

[Driving a taxi in the big town...] (Table of Contents)

Hack O'Hara / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine ?
Inks:
Lou Fine ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Hack O'Hara

[Meet Butch] (Table of Contents)

The 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:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Butch (introduction, a tough-girl sidekick); The Mouse (villain)
Synopsis:
On the waterfront, The Clock is riddled with bullets by The Mouse, but is nursed back to health by an orphan girl who first thinks him to be a gangster and fantasized about becoming his moll, then becomes his sidekick after the Clock saves her life from gangsters.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
drama
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly The Model

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly The Model

[Vastipole Square is deserted...] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Don Q [Don]; Little Pierre; Olga Petroff; Petroff
Synopsis:
In Vastipole, working with the Vastavian Replublican Army, Don Q meets Olga Petroff while trying to avert a civil war.

["Hyar comes Amnesia Jones"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

[The Bombing] (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:
occult
Characters:
Tor [Jim Slade]; the Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis:
Tor begins traveling the world, transforming himself and others in all sorts of ways. In war-torn London, he rode a bomb in midair to personally destroy Nazi planes.

[no title indexed] (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 reprints

[The Basket] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; Scrappy Nelson; Tubby White; Pop Hudson; Roxi (villain)
Synopsis:
Fatal and his two teen age sidekicks rescue defense plans from a spy ring. In the process, Fatal is shot and undergoes emergency surgery. The operation is successful, but the doctor in charge is very careful not to reveal Madam Fatal's true identity to Tubby and Scrapper.

Biggest Thrill (Table of Contents)

Eric Vale / text story / 1.6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Spain
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Eric Vale

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.4 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership: Comic Magazines Inc. 322 Main St Stamford, CT. Edward Cronin, editor. Managing Editor Everett M. Arnold. Owners: Claire C. Arnold, Everett M. Arnold, Henry P. Martin Jr.

Appears at bottom of the first page of the text story.

[no title indexed] (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
Synopsis:
strip reprints

"I've never seen such a thing in my life" (Table of Contents)

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[The Crow Escapes] (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]; Chuck; The Crow (villain)
Synopsis:
The Crow escapes from the death house and The Spider goes after him, but the Crow ends up stealing the Spider's car, the Black Widow, giving him an added incentive to track him down.
Keywords:
The Black Widow

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 Black Condor
  2. 1. [Spy Ring]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. [Early dawn at the Eagle Squadron's field...]
    Spitfire
  4. 3. [Driving a taxi in the big town...]
    Hack O'Hara
  5. 4. [Meet Butch]
    The Clock
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Jane Arden
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Molly The Model
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Molly The Model
  9. 8. [Vastipole Square is deserted...]
    Don Q
  10. 9. ["Hyar comes Amnesia Jones"]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  11. 10. [The Bombing]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  13. 12. [The Basket]
    Madam Fatal
  14. 13. Biggest Thrill
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Ned Brant
  17. 16. "I've never seen such a thing in my life"
    Snappy
  18. 17. [The Crow Escapes]
    Alias The Spider
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
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  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin