(September 1942)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bi-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 Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1942 by Comic Magazines, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
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); Hack O'Hara (inset)

[The Pumpkinhead Plot] (Table of Contents)

The Black Condor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder ?; Toni Blum ?
Pencils:
John Cassone [as J.C.] (signed)
Inks:
John Cassone [as J.C.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Condor [Senator Thomas Wright]; Dr. Foster; Wendy Foster; Senator Pumpkinhead Hardy (introduction); Jaspar Crow (villain); Elsa Papendorf (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Wendy is taking a first aid course in school, taught by an Austrian refugee with a "W" scar on his face. He uses the same girl each day to model injuries, bandaging her-----but, strangely enough, giving that girl the bandages each day. Tom smells a rat and decides to investigate as the Condor and literally drops into the classroom, feigning injury to get bandaged. The bandages reveal secret writing on it and the Condor follows the clues to Jaspar Crow himself!
Reprints:
  • in Men of Mystery (AC, 1999 series) #101 (2016) (in black and white)
Keywords:
Corn River

Indexer Notes

Script credits by Craig Delich, courtesy of the Who's Who.

[Joe Chang's Guerillas] (Table of Contents)

Spitfire / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al McWilliams [as A. McWilliams] (signed)
Pencils:
Al McWilliams [as A. McWilliams] (signed)
Inks:
Al McWilliams [as A. McWilliams] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spitfire [Tex Adams]; Joe Chang (first appearance); Japanese (villains)

[Sweet Nothings] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

[Pen Miller's Nazi Double] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Pen Miller; Pen's secretary (first appearance); Scribbler (first appearance; villain); Hack (first appearance; villain); Mummer (first appearance; villain)

Who Is He? (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Don Q; A German field marshall (first appearance; villain; death); Gen. Gerichter (first appearance; villain; death); Captain Grunz (villains); Nazis (villains)

["Formula K. Secret of a deadly explosive was stolen."] (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; last appearance

["While you kids dawdle, I'll take a dip"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly The Model

["Blame it on Wilbur"] (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

[In Deep Water] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Fujitani [as B. Fudge] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Fujitani [as B. Fudge] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Hack O'Hara; Toughy (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Artist's signature appears in the final panel of page 4.

[The Secret of Mouse Malone] (Table of Contents)

Alias the Spider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]; Chuck; Mouse Malone [aka Shorty] (villain); Honest Abe Lavery (villain); Slippery (villain, death); Joe (villain, death); Butch Parker (villain)
Synopsis:
The Spider must track down a killer who has horribly strangled two of Honest Abe Lavery's men following a poker game. Chuck finally is able to steer the Spider in the right direction to the killer.
Reprints:

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. But there is no extant evidence that proves that he did write this, so script credit revised back to a ? by Craig Delich.

["Lay off Bud, I'm trying to read the help wanted ads"] (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; last appearance

The White Leopard (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Larry Spain?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Eric Vale

["So we want you to take care of Laura's little boy while we're gone"] (Table of Contents)

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[Raid In Holland] (Table of Contents)

Tor, the Magic Master / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Tor [Jim Slade] (press photographer); Jim's unnamed newspaper editor; Dutch Van Meer (introduction, death); the Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis:
Jim is given the tough assignment of photographing a British Commando unit in action during a raid in Holland, and so he teams up with Commando Dutch van Meer. When Dutch is killed during the raid, Jim assumes his magical identity of Tor and fills in for him.
Reprints:
  • in Men of Mystery (AC, 1999 series) #101 (2016) (in black and white)
Keywords:
Holland

Indexer Notes

Script revision from Guardineer to ? by Craig Delich. The Who's Who does not indicate that Guardineer wrote this feature and no extant evidence proves that he did.

[The Gonky Mob Copycat Crimes] (Table of Contents)

Clock / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
George Brenner
Pencils:
George Brenner
Inks:
George Brenner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Butch; Gonky (first appearance; villain); Rip (first appearance; villain); Slug (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

Butch mentions that she should've teamed with The Spirit; Clock: "The Spirit--BAH!!"; Clock has Spirit / Dr. Strange style window

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [The Pumpkinhead Plot]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. [Joe Chang's Guerillas]
    Spitfire
  4. 3. [Sweet Nothings]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  5. 4. [Pen Miller's Nazi Double]
    Pen Miller
  6. 5. Who Is He?
    Don Q
  7. 6. ["Formula K. Secret of a deadly explosive was stolen."]
    Jane Arden
  8. 7. ["While you kids dawdle, I'll take a dip"]
    Molly the Model
  9. 8. ["Blame it on Wilbur"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  10. 9. [In Deep Water]
    Hack O'Hara
  11. 10. [The Secret of Mouse Malone]
    Alias the Spider
  12. 11. ["Lay off Bud, I'm trying to read the help wanted ads"]
    Ned Brant
  13. 12. The White Leopard
    Eric Vale
  14. 13. ["So we want you to take care of Laura's little boy while we're gone"]
    Snappy
  15. 14. [Raid In Holland]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  16. 15. [The Gonky Mob Copycat Crimes]
    Clock
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin