(May 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:
Gilbert Fox (editor); 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Black Condor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Tom Wright]; The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); Spitfire [Tex Adams] (inset); Molly the Model (inset); Don Q (inset)

[The Unsung Hero] (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]; Jed Hawks (death); the Japanese (villains, some die); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
A former fifth columnist named Hawks had tried to warn Senator Wright of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but he'd been out of commission and arrived after December 7th. However, Hawks also carried word of a second attack, this time on the Panama Canal. While that attack indeed takes place, Hawks takes to the skies and makes a suicide dive into a Japanese ship while the Condor disables a Nazi ship, forcing the Germans to surrender.

[At Eagle Squadron's field...] (Table of Contents)

Spitfire / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spitfire [Tex Adams]

[President Orders Expulsion of 1200 Germans] (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

"Halt Furriner! Y'ore on private sod!" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

["Pen and his Chinese houseboy Chop Chu..."] (Table of Contents)

Pen Miller / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling [as Klaus]
Inks:
Klaus Nordling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Pen Miller; Chop Chu
Synopsis:
Cartoonist Pen Miller goes searching for Japanese submarines.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Zuppke (signed)
Pencils:
B. W. Depew (signed)
Inks:
B. W. Depew
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

[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

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

["In the hospital..."] (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
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

[Japanese Saboteurs] (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 Yellow Scorpion (villain); The Scorpion's spy-ring (villains)
Synopsis:
The Spider is shot by Japanese spies, but is saved by his new bulletproof suit. Unfortunately, the Yellow Scorprion eludes him.

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[From the blackness of a shadowy street...] (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]; Officer Noonan; Doc Moke (villain)
Synopsis:
Tor takes a page from Plastic Man and uses his arm to stretch out and capture his top-hatted foe, Doc Moke.

The Flame Syndicate (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Larry Spain
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Eric Vale

[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

[License of a Murderer] (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; Captain Kane; Gong Gong Klanes (villain); Runt Mullay (villain)
Synopsis:
The Clock searches for the murderer of the District Attorney, while Butch, known to have used a rat trap on the enemy, is terrified with fear in firing a real gun that falls into her hands.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit added by Craig Delich 2012-7-26.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [The Unsung Hero]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. [At Eagle Squadron's field...]
    Spitfire
  4. 3. [President Orders Expulsion of 1200 Germans]
    Don Q
  5. 4. "Halt Furriner! Y'ore on private sod!"
    Slap Happy Pappy
  6. 5. ["Pen and his Chinese houseboy Chop Chu..."]
    Pen Miller
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Ned Brant
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Molly The Model
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Molly The Model
  10. 9. Little Butch
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  11. 10. Brad and Dad
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  12. 11. Weekly Invention
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  13. 12. ["In the hospital..."]
    Hack O'Hara
  14. 13. [Japanese Saboteurs]
    Alias The Spider
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Snappy
  16. 15. [From the blackness of a shadowy street...]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  17. 16. The Flame Syndicate
    Eric Vale
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Jane Arden
  19. 18. [License of a Murderer]
    The Clock
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin