(March 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:
Gill Fox [as Gilbert Fox]; Everett M. Arnold [as E. M. Arnold] (general manager)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going Series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1941 by Comic Magazines, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Condor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr., aka Senator Thomas Wright]; Jane Arden (inset); The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Spitfire [Tex Adams] (inset)

[The Storm Masters] (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. aka Senator Thomas Wright]; Dr. Foster; Wendy Foster; Jasper Crow (villain); Skull-Face (villain, introduction); Adolf Hitler (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
With the entrance of America into the war, Senator Wright's duties kick into high gear, and Wendy helps her father develop a special food concentrate for Europe.

[Mission To Chalons] (Table of Contents)

Spitfire / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spitfire [Tex Adams]; the Nazis (villains)

[The Henderson Murder Case] (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]; Arthur Henderson (villain, introduction)

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.

[World's Laziest Hillbilly] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

[The Problem of Princess Pershwah] (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; Prince Pershwah (first appearance); Shandar (first appearance); James (first appearance; death); Princess Pershwah (first appearance; villain)

["Ned, if you lose this conference championship fight"] (Table of Contents)

Ned Brant / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Zuppke
Pencils:
E. W. DePew
Inks:
E. W. DePew
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

["Yes-this is Maloney"] (Table of Contents)

Molly the Model / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly The Model

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Joe Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. Devlin did not write this strip according to the Who's Who. Artist correction from Joe (who did not exist) to John Devlin also made by Craig Delich.

[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 reprint

[Sure-Fire Detective Agency] (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 [Richard Stanton]; Scrappy Nelson; Tubby White; A spy ring (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. There is a blurb at the end of the story that there will be more Madam Fatal next issue, but there wasn't.

Pinajian writer credit removed by Craig Delich 2013-6-14. The Who's Who does not indicate that Pinajian wrote this feature. The fact that Pinajian served in the military makes it possible that the strip ended because of his entry into the service.

[The Red Stone] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Don Q; Sir Cedric Besford (first appearance); Tebet I (first appearance; villain; death; flashback); Ajurac I (first appearance; villain; death; flashback); Ajurac (first appearance; villain); Capt. Von Hardt (first appearance; villain); Tebet (first appearance; villain; death)

["Aw--and I was just beginning to enjoy myself!"] (Table of Contents)

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[U-Boat Attack] (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]; the Nazis (villains)

Return of the Mad Trapper (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Larry Spain
Pencils:
Gill Fox ? [as G.F.] (signed)
Inks:
Gill Fox ? [as G.F.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Eric Vale

["Old Malby was robbed by an old friend"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
drama
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Victims of the Fagin] (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; The Fagin and his gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
The Clock returns to the streets, but now donning a domino mask, and with Butch in tow, forbids her to use a gun in their adventure, so she uses a potato studded with razor blades on the baddies!
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Condor
  2. 1. [The Storm Masters]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. [Mission To Chalons]
    Spitfire
  4. 3. [The Henderson Murder Case]
    Alias the Spider
  5. 4. [World's Laziest Hillbilly]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  6. 5. [The Problem of Princess Pershwah]
    Hack O'Hara
  7. 6. ["Ned, if you lose this conference championship fight"]
    Ned Brant
  8. 7. ["Yes-this is Maloney"]
    Molly the Model
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  10. 9. [Sure-Fire Detective Agency]
    Madam Fatal
  11. 10. [The Red Stone]
    Don Q
  12. 11. ["Aw--and I was just beginning to enjoy myself!"]
    Snappy
  13. 12. [U-Boat Attack]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  14. 13. Return of the Mad Trapper
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. ["Old Malby was robbed by an old friend"]
    Jane Arden
  16. 15. [Victims of the Fagin]
    The Clock
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin