(November 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:
John Beardsley
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)

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); Hack O'Hara (inset); Spitfire [Tex Adams] (inset); Pen Miller (inset)

East Is East (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Thomas Wright]; Wendy Foster; Jaspar Crow (villain)
Synopsis:
Crow somehow discovers that Mongolia is the homeland of the Black Condor, so he kidnaps Wendy and leaves a trail ,of clues for the Condor as to where he has taken her. The Condor is able to rescue Wendy and leaves Crow wandering the unforgiving mountains of Mongolia, never to be seen again.

["At a flying field in northern Australia..."] (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]

["Ah'm givin' yuh one more chance, hen...lay or fry!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

["When Pen Miller, well-known comic artist uncorks his India ink..."] (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

["Enter Don Q, American diplomat, wherever Axis agents strike..."] (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

Indexer Notes

last appearance

"Your Driver...Name...Hack O'Hara" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Hack O'Hara

Indexer Notes

Inker identification by Saltarella, previous indexer had Alex Koda.

["Heh...heh...hehhh...I am 'The Head'..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Pencils:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Inks:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Butch; un-named District Attorney (death); The Head (villain, introduction); Eightball (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Butch witnesses the killing of the District Attorney by the Head, whose visage floated in space (much like the Wizard of Oz in the movie). Whe n the Head is poised to unmark the Clock, Butch helped him out by beating the Clock so badly about the face that he couldn't be recognized!

["Oh, for Mike's sake!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly the Model

["At last! The story of a mighty warrior..."] (Table of Contents)

Yankee Guerilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Yankee Guerilla [Franklin Darrow] (first appearance, only appearance)

Terror Trail (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Eric Vale

["Hurry up, Spot..."] (Table of Contents)

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

last appearance

["Gnihton nac truh uoy, rolias!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Tor [Jim Slade]

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who does not indicate that Gustavson ever wrote or drew this feature. All Gustavson credits replaced with Fred Guardineer, who created and drew the strip prior to this last appearance.

Last Golden Age appearance. Next appears in All-Star Comics Volume 2 #1 (May, 1999).

["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

["From man's beginning and far into eternity man has hunted and will hunt..."] (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]; Arthur C. Clark (millionaire); Dr. Monk [Roger] (villain, introduction, death); John Clark (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Millionaire Arthur Clark is attacked by one of his own employees, the hooded Dr. Monk, and was transformed into a monster.

Indexer Notes

Character in this story named Arthur C. Clark, possibly after famed science fiction author Arthur C. Clark. At this time, Clark was a minor pulp writer.

The Who's Who lists no writer for this strip. Paul Gustavson created the Spider, so it is generally assumed he wrote it.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. East Is East
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["At a flying field in northern Australia..."]
    Spitfire
  4. 3. ["Ah'm givin' yuh one more chance, hen...lay or fry!"]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  5. 4. ["When Pen Miller, well-known comic artist uncorks his India ink..."]
    Pen Miller
  6. 5. ["Enter Don Q, American diplomat, wherever Axis agents strike..."]
    Don Q
  7. 6. "Your Driver...Name...Hack O'Hara"
    Hack O'Hara
  8. 7. ["Heh...heh...hehhh...I am 'The Head'..."]
    The Clock
  9. 8. ["Oh, for Mike's sake!"]
    Molly the Model
  10. 9. ["At last! The story of a mighty warrior..."]
    Yankee Guerilla
  11. 10. Terror Trail
    Eric Vale
  12. 11. ["Hurry up, Spot..."]
    Snappy
  13. 12. ["Gnihton nac truh uoy, rolias!"]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  14. 13. ["Blame it on Wilbur."]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  15. 14. ["From man's beginning and far into eternity man has hunted and will hunt..."]
    Alias the Spider
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Katie
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin