(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 On-Going Series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1942 by Comic Magazines, Inc.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[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:
?
Pencils:
John Cassone
Inks:
John Cassone
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Condor [Senator Thomas Wright]; Dr. Foster; Wendy Foster; Sen. Pumpkinhead Hardy (introduction); Jaspar Crow (villain); Elsa Papendorf (villain, introduction, death)

[Joe Chang's Guerillas] (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]; 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
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling
Inks:
Klaus Nordling
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
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel
Inks:
Vernon Henkel
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 ?
Inks:
Bob Fujitani ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

[The Secret of Mouse Malone] (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); Chuck; Mouse Malone (villain); Honest Abe Lavery (villain); Slippery (villain); Joe (villain)
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.

["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:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tor [Jim Slade]; Dutch Van Meer (introduction, death); the Nazis (villains)

[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

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
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  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
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