(September 1942)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
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

We Give You Midnight! (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; The Ray [Happy Terrill] (inset); Espionage [Black X] (inset); Rookie Rankin (inset); The Marksman [Baron Povalski, aka Major Hurtz] (inset)

[The Jumping Bean Abduction] (Table of Contents)

Midnight / comic story / 9 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); Waldo Whiz (introduction); Professor Porgie (villain)
Synopsis:
An old "friend" of Doc Wackey is causing trouble afflicting a town with a formula that causes its people to bounce like rubber. Meanwhile, Porgie kidnaps millionaire ex-circus star Waldo Whiz to finance his experiments, one of which is a trip to a planet made of solid gold, while another potion turns Wackey back into a criminal.

[Tashayoka] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Toni Blum ?; Otto Binder ?
Pencils:
Alex Kotzky (signed)
Inks:
Alex Kotzky (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Espionage [Black X]; Batu; Tashayoka (villain)
Synopsis:
Black X slips into Tokyo during the Doolitte bombing in order to seduce Japanese actress and spy Tashayoka.

Indexer Notes

Writer credits 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).

[The Fun Dictator] (Table of Contents)

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bernard Dibble
Pencils:
Bernard Dibble
Inks:
Bernard Dibble
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

The Sextuplets (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Detective Hustace McGinty; the Sextuplets (villains)
Synopsis:
One of six identically dressed mobsters pulls a bank robbery, but the question is: which one?

Indexer Notes

Re the writer credit: Jim Amash and Mike Kooiman, in the Quality Companion, state that Gustavson created this feature and did it the first two years of its existence (even though the Who's Who doesn't indicate Gustavson doing anything but drawing the feature).

["Monte Rose, dead on the floor!"] (Table of Contents)

Wildfire / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wildfire; Helene Bennett; Blair Niles
Synopsis:
Helene Bennett thinks she killed Monte Rose, so she tries to jump off a building. But Wildfire has other ideas.

[Wanted!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Hugh Hazzard; Bozo the Robot; Carl; Fritz
Synopsis:
Two Nazis try to frame Bozo for murder.

[The Khan] (Table of Contents)

The Ray / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Bud; The Khan (villain, introduction, death); Petrov (villain); Ileana Kamova (villain)
Synopsis:
Happy is kidnapped by Mongols and taken to Russia, where his plane is shot down, his captor killed, who leaves a map with his plans behind. The Ray discovers a special Russian division called the Flame Troops who have been trained by The Khan, a descendant of Genghis and Kublai Khan, both of whom had great strength and mystical knowledge. The Khan waylays the Ray long enough to lay siege to Moscow, but, when the Ray recovers, he throws the Khan to his doom from the top of St. Basil's Cathedral.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Flame Troops

["Crime Takes a Holiday"] (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; Ma Rankin; Spike; Big Jim Donnell
Synopsis:
A woman gives Rookie her baby to hold, and then disappears.

[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

[The Red Cross Show] (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 [Warren; Tiny Todd; Rocky Hill]; Carl (villain); Adolph (villain)
Synopsis:
The Nazis try to steal the proceeds of a Red Cross show.

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from S. M. Regi to ? by Craig Delich 2013-12-26. 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.

Murder Never Pays (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Izan (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; Izan; Captain Grutz
Synopsis:
Nazi planes have been smuggled into America and now they're bombing Philadelphia.

[Zita] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Koda
Inks:
Alex Koda
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
The Marksman [Baron Povalski, aka Major Hurtz]; Vorka; Zita; General Feutchwarr (villain)
Synopsis:
In order to get out of a Nazi function, the Baron purposely crashes a plane and has Vorka declare him to be unfit for military duty. Then, as the Marksman, he meets the Nazi General with TNT-laden arrows, blowing his train off the tracks. Finally, a girl that the Baron once knew as a child is now working for the underground, and he has to rescue her from the Nazis, hiding her out in his tower hideaway.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. We Give You Midnight!
    Midnight
  2. 1. [The Jumping Bean Abduction]
    Midnight
  3. 2. [Tashayoka]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  4. 3. [The Fun Dictator]
    Archie O'Toole
  5. 4. The Sextuplets
    The Jester
  6. 5. ["Monte Rose, dead on the floor!"]
    Wildfire
  7. 6. [Wanted!]
    Bozo the Robot
  8. 7. [The Khan]
    The Ray
  9. 8. ["Crime Takes a Holiday"]
    Rookie Rankin
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Wun Cloo
  11. 10. [The Red Cross Show]
    The Purple Trio
  12. 11. Murder Never Pays
    Jimmy Christian
  13. 12. Izan
    Wings Wendall
  14. 13. [Zita]
    The Marksman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Craig Delich
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes