(December 1942)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
John Beardsley
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)

Kid Eternity / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff ?
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kid Eternity
Keywords:
freighters

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to Mac Raboy. Letter from Busy Arnold to Jerry Bails published in Alter Ego #67 states that Mac Raboy never worked for Quality at any time.

[The Origin of Kid Eternity] (Table of Contents)

Kid Eternity / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder ?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kid Eternity (introduction, origin, death, resurrection); Kid Eternity's un-named grandfather (death); Daniel Troop (introduction); Mr. Keeper (introduction); St. Peter; Hercules; Samson; George Washington; Unknown Soldier; Abraham Lincoln; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
A boy and his grandfather are torpedoed in their boat by a Nazi sub and killed, but when the lad reaches the Pearly Gates, his name is not on the list to die. So Mr. Kepper, who was responsible, brings back the boy's spirit into his body, clapped his hands allowing a ray of light to strike the corpse, and the lad lived again, and was endowed by Mr. Keeper with great powers. By speaking the word "eternity", the boy could call upon any historical person who once lived to aid him in any given situation.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Land of Eternity

Indexer Notes

Otto Binder is credited as writer by Jerry Bails but Martin O'Hearn disagrees. Originally, while being published by Quality, Kid Eternity had no name and his grandfather pictured also was un-named. It was DC Comics that gave him the name Christopher "Kit" Freeman. So alter ego removed from this listing.

The Death-House Blues (Table of Contents)

Betty Bates / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Bryant
Inks:
Al Bryant
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Betty Bates; Slugs Moran (villain, introduction, death, also appears as ghost); Paul Redfern (villain, introduction, death)

[Hair Seed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

[A Lesson For Bill Jones] (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:
superhero
Characters:
Ghost of Flanders ["Rip" Graves]; Bill Jones (introduction); Hans Schmutz (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Ghost tracks down an American defector named Jones, a man who has tried to dodge the draft. When he finds Jones, they work together to stop a Nazi infiltrator, after which Jones enlists in the Army.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance

Men With Two Faces (Table of Contents)

Stormy Foster / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rudy Palais
Inks:
Rudy Palais
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Great Defender [Stormy Foster]; Dr. Van Veldt (villain, introduction, death)

["Another Gosh-awful rainy day."] (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tinkle / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Last in series.

[The Incendiary Comic Book] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; adventure
Characters:
Bob Masters; Swab Decker; Mr. Twinch (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

A copy of HIT COMICS is doused with incendiaries!

[Prisoner In a Chinese Laundry] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Belfi (signed)
Inks:
John Belfi (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Don Glory; Lin (introduction)
Keywords:
The Japanese

Indexer Notes

Belfi signed in the last panel.

Retribution (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

[Magnificent Bill] (Table of Contents)

Bill the Magnificent / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony DiPreta ?
Inks:
Tony DiPreta ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Bill the Magnificent [Bill Hanson] (introduction); Roscoe (introduction, newsreel reporter); Peggy Wilson (introduction, Bill's sweetheart); Commissioner Harris (villain, introduction); Rocks (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
When Peggy's father is kidnapped, she encourages Bill to say his magic words, but he resists, citing an "ill feeling" when doing so.

Indexer Notes

When Bill says the magic phrase, "Jeepers Creepers!", he is mysteriously endowed with super-strength, invulnerability and speed. As a bonus, his personality was enhanced to give him more confidence. Whenever he was truck on the head, his powers subside.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kid Eternity
  2. 1. [The Origin of Kid Eternity]
    Kid Eternity
  3. 2. The Death-House Blues
    Betty Bates
  4. 3. [Hair Seed]
    Dan Tootin
  5. 4. [A Lesson For Bill Jones]
    Ghost of Flanders
  6. 5. Men With Two Faces
    Stormy Foster
  7. 6. ["Another Gosh-awful rainy day."]
    Tommy Tinkle
  8. 7. [The Incendiary Comic Book]
    Bob and Swab
  9. 8. [Prisoner In a Chinese Laundry]
    Don Glory
  10. 9. Retribution
  11. 10. [Magnificent Bill]
    Bill the Magnificent
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