(October 1942)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Magazines
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
S. M. Iger
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Stormy Foster, The Great Defender / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Great Defender [Stormy Foster]; Nazi soldier
Reprints:
Keywords:
Ju-52; Luftwaffe; paratroops

[The General's Briefcase] (Table of Contents)

The Great Defender: Stormy Foster / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Max Elkan
Inks:
Max Elkan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Great Defender [Stormy Foster]; Miss Jean Dale (introduction); Nazi spies (villains)
Synopsis:
A briefcase with vital military documents has been stolen from a General when his car is over-turned. Jean, a member of the Motor Corps, and sweet on Foster, becomes quite concerned for his safety when he disappears (to become the Defender).

[The Power Plant Saboteurs] (Table of Contents)

Betty Bates / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Stanley Charlot]
Pencils:
Al Bryant
Inks:
Al Bryant
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Betty Bates (attorney at law); Peterson (intro)
Synopsis:
The Peterson Electric Plant is in danger from saboteurs to cut off the power supply.
Keywords:
Nazi spies

[It Started With a Lost Hat] (Table of Contents)

Bob and Swab / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Bob Masters (marine); Swab Decker (sailor); Bulkhead Jones; V: Nazi spies
Synopsis:
Bob tumbles unaware into a nest of Nazi spies.

[The Chinese Heroine] (Table of Contents)

Comet Kelly / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Vernon Henkel
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel
Inks:
Vernon Henkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Comet Kelly
Synopsis:
Comet's plane is hit and he is taken aboard a Chinese junk manned by Japanese spies.
Keywords:
Japanese spies

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Drug Hijackers] (Table of Contents)

The Red Bee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum
Pencils:
Witmer Williams [as B. H. Apiary] (signed)
Inks:
Witmer WIlliams [as B. H. Apiary] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh] (District Attorney); Dr. Williams (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Precious drugs needed at the battlefront are hijacked by mobsters.

Indexer Notes

Last Golden Age appearance. Next appearance in All-Star Squadron #31.

Spaghetti 5 Cents A Yard (Table of Contents)

Dan Tootin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dan Tootin
Synopsis:
Dan has made a new invention, the one piece spagetti.

[Giant Mushrooms] (Table of Contents)

Ghost of Flanders / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
occult; war
Characters:
The Ghost of Flanders ["Rip" Graves]; Herr Paul (villain, introduction, death); Toyio (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
The Ghost blows up a Nazi-Jap saboteur group, who cleverly hide their aircraft beneath giant mushrooms, and who are planning to destroy American crops.

Indexer Notes

Wayne Reid is a pen name for Brenner.

[Hospital of Spies] (Table of Contents)

The Strange Twins / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Strange Twins [Doug Strange; Rod Strange]
Synopsis:
A patient at a hospital is suspected of being a Nazi spy.
Keywords:
Nazi spies

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[Revenge On the Japanese] (Table of Contents)

Captain Flagg / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum?
Pencils:
Alexander Koda (signed)
Inks:
Alexander Koda (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Captain Jim Flagg (marine)
Synopsis:
Fighting on a small Pacific island.
Keywords:
The Japanese

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The Flame (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Tad Sloane; Flame (stallion)
Synopsis:
Search for a glorious stallion who ruled over a great herd.

["The daily tab says that some local stores..."] (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tinkle / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tommy Tinkle
Synopsis:
The stores are short-weighing their customers.

[Duel With a Two-Man Sub] (Table of Contents)

Swordfish / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Guardineer
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
EnsignJack Smith
Synopsis:
After a transport is hit by a torpedo, Smith sinks two Japanese submarines with his one-man sub.
Keywords:
submarine; The Japanese

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Bund's Champion] (Table of Contents)

Don Glory / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Lincoln Ross]
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
Arthur Peddy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Don Glory; Kid Whalen (villain); Schlutzer (villain); Slapsie Sammy Simmons (intro)
Synopsis:
A boxer uses hypnotism to win his fights.
Keywords:
Bundists
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Stormy Foster, The Great Defender
  2. 1. [The General's Briefcase]
    The Great Defender: Stormy Foster
  3. 2. [The Power Plant Saboteurs]
    Betty Bates
  4. 3. [It Started With a Lost Hat]
    Bob and Swab
  5. 4. [The Chinese Heroine]
    Comet Kelly
  6. 5. [The Drug Hijackers]
    The Red Bee
  7. 6. Spaghetti 5 Cents A Yard
    Dan Tootin
  8. 7. [Giant Mushrooms]
    Ghost of Flanders
  9. 8. [Hospital of Spies]
    The Strange Twins
  10. 9. [Revenge On the Japanese]
    Captain Flagg
  11. 10. The Flame
  12. 11. ["The daily tab says that some local stores..."]
    Tommy Tinkle
  13. 12. [Duel With a Two-Man Sub]
    Swordfish
  14. 13. [The Bund's Champion]
    Don Glory
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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