(May 1942)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E. M. Arnold
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
Gil Fox
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)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Fox
Inks:
Gil Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; The Ray [Happy Terrill] (inset); Espionage [Black X] (inset); Wings Wendall (inset); Bozo The Robot (inset)

["American Correspondent, Prisoner of Japs!"] (Table of Contents)

The Ray / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Bud; the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Happy is sent to ride along with fighters over the Pacific, but the plane is shot down and he and the pilot are taken prisoner. The Ray takes out the entire squadron, then allows himself to be taken to a prison camp as a civilian. His retaliation incites the Japanese to kill all their prisoners, which forces the Ray to resurface. He carries a rack of bombs above the enemy naval forces and sinks three Japanese battleships.

[Bomber Test] (Table of Contents)

Espionage Starring Black X / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum ?; Otto Binder ? [as Will Erwin] (signed)
Pencils:
Alex Kotzky
Inks:
Alex Kotzky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Espionage [Black X]; the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Black X is supposed to help test a new Bomber but it is stolen by the Japs, with him in it!

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Eisner to Blum ? Binder ? by Craig Delich.

Will Eisner created the Espionage feature, and Will Erwin was a pen name used by Will Eisner (Erwin was Eisner's middle name), but it also became a house by-line after Eisner's tenure after 1940. Lane French wrote the feature in 1941, followed by Toni Blum (1942) and Otto Binder (1942-43).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie O'Toole / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children

[The Radio Controlled Bomb] (Table of Contents)

Bozo the Robot / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bozo; Hugh Hazzard
Synopsis:
Hugh and Bozo have to stop the Nazis from stealing a new weapon.

Indexer Notes

Brenner is only credited on art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[Rocky Lloyd] (Table of Contents)

Wildfire / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Turner (signed)
Pencils:
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wildfire; Rocky Lloyd; Mr. Martin; Mrs. Martin
Synopsis:
Carol and her family are trapped in a Colorado cavern with some escaped criminals.

[Tire Thieves] (Table of Contents)

The Jester / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; McGinty

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Paul Gustavson to ? by Craig Delich 2013-12-27 as Gustavson is only credited on drawing this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[Deep in the Everglades of Florida] (Table of Contents)

Midnight / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); The White Queen (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A white jungle queen, who was descended from a former slave shipmate who freed slaves, founds a hidden community with a tribe of Africans in the Everglades. Not realizing slavery has been abolished, she and her men attack Clark and his friends. However, Midnight absconds with the Queen and shows her the truth about slavery.....and she returns to her tribe to inform them of this.

Indexer Notes

Cole is credited both on art and script on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wun Cloo / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery

[Mrs. Van Norten's Party] (Table of Contents)

The Purple Trio / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Purple Trio [Tiny Todd; Warren; Rocky Hill]; Mrs. Van Norten; Professor Dawson; Fugi (villain)
Synopsis:
Japanese servants are secretly spies trying to kidnap Mrs. Van Norten's guests.

Indexer Notes

Alex Blum is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and his gloomy faces are not to be mistaken. Compare sample in Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Jerry Iger is credited as writer for Quality, and his pen name was S.M. Regi (Iger backwards).

Writer revision from Jerry Iger to ? by Craig Delich 2013-12-27. The Who's Who indicates that S. M. Regi was a pen-name sometimes used by Jerry Iger, but also by others as a house by-line. It further indicates that Jerry Iger did not write this feature, but that Alex Blum, under this pen-name or by-line, did draw the strip.

[In Alaska] (Table of Contents)

Wings Wendall / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Wings Wendall
Synopsis:
Wings stops a Japanese invasion of Alaska.

Indexer Notes

Henkel is credited on drawing and writing this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Nightmare Cruise (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Christian / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The Wrong German] (Table of Contents)

Rookie Rankin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Rookie Rankin; Sgt. Burns; Reicher; Joan
Synopsis:
Rookie is sent to pick up an alien but gets the wrong one, and then gets locked up in the basement.

[The Russian Traitor] (Table of Contents)

The Marksman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Cronin (signed)
Pencils:
Alex Koda
Inks:
Alex Koda ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
The Marksman [Baron Povalski, aka Major Hurtz] (introduction); Vorka (Baron's man-servant); Gadjoff
Synopsis:
Baron Povalski disguises himself as Major Hurtz so that he can fight to save his native Poland, often as the costumed Marksman, working out of the tower of the castle.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Bob Powell ? on script and Ed Cronin on art. The art is so similar to Koda's credited art in #36 and #37 that it most probaly is him, but the inking is not as spotty. He is also credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, while Cronin is only credited as writer.

The Marksman leaves a symbolic red feather at the end of each story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Midnight
  2. 1. ["American Correspondent, Prisoner of Japs!"]
    The Ray
  3. 2. [Bomber Test]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Archie O'Toole
  5. 4. [The Radio Controlled Bomb]
    Bozo the Robot
  6. 5. [Rocky Lloyd]
    Wildfire
  7. 6. [Tire Thieves]
    The Jester
  8. 7. [Deep in the Everglades of Florida]
    Midnight
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Wun Cloo
  10. 9. [Mrs. Van Norten's Party]
    The Purple Trio
  11. 10. [In Alaska]
    Wings Wendall
  12. 11. The Nightmare Cruise
    Jimmy Christian
  13. 12. [The Wrong German]
    Rookie Rankin
  14. 13. [The Russian Traitor]
    The Marksman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Per Sandell
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes