(January 1943)

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

Meet Captain Triumph (Table of Contents)

Captain Triumph / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Triumph [Lance Gallant]

[Introducing Captain Triumph!] (Table of Contents)

Captain Triumph / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alfred Andriola
Inks:
Alfred Andriola
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Triumph [Lance and Michael Gallant] (introduction); Kim Meredith (Michael's girlfriend); Pop Mason (Michael's friend); Otto Ratter (villain); Baron von Bragg (villain)
Synopsis:
When Michael Gallant is killed, his brother Lance vows to fight evil. And his brother's ghost appears to hold him to that promise. When he rubs the birth mark on his arm, his brother's ghost will combine with him into one super-powered individual.

Indexer Notes

Alfred Andriola was the creator of this character, obviously based on Fawcett's Captain Marvel.

[The Jap Zero...] (Table of Contents)

Spitfire / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks:
Al McWilliams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spitfire [Tex Adams]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

The Secret of the Hills (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Thomas Wright]; Professor Tinker; the Do-Bos
Synopsis:
The Condor aids Professor Tinker and his weird, invisible and prescient Do-Bos, when crooks seek to acquire these entities. Tinker's place is set aflame, allegedly killing the Do-Bos.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Molly The Model / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly The Model

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Molly The Model / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly The Model

[Maharaja of Maraka] (Table of Contents)

Alias The Spider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson
Pencils:
Joey Cavallo
Inks:
Joey Cavallo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]; Maharaja of Maraka (villain)

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.

Art credits verified by the Who's Who and Mike Kooiman and Jim Amash in the Quality Companion.

["Criminals use Hack O'Hara's taxi for a slaughterhouse..."] (Table of Contents)

Hack O'Hara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Hack O'Hara
Synopsis:
Hack has a fare murdered in his cab. His nephew, Little Ned, needs a lifesaving operation.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella. Previous indexer had credited "Bob Powell ?", but since the title was incorrect, they may have been looking at another story.

The Great Invention (Table of Contents)

Eric Vale / text story / 1.6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Spain
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Eric Vale

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.4 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership: Publisher Comic Magazines Inc. 322 Main St Stamford Ct. Editor John Beardsley. Owners: Claire C. Arnold, Everett M. Arnold, Henry P. Martin

Little Butch (Table of Contents)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Rube Goldberg
Pencils:
Rube Goldberg
Inks:
Rube Goldberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

Brad and Dad (Table of Contents)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Rube Goldberg
Pencils:
Rube Goldberg
Inks:
Rube Goldberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

Weekly Invention (Table of Contents)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script:
Rube Goldberg
Pencils:
Rube Goldberg
Inks:
Rube Goldberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

[I could use a couple of new ideas...] (Table of Contents)

Pen Miller / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling [as Klaus]
Inks:
Klaus Nordling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Pen Miller

The House of Horror (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]; The Orchid; Cora Vultan (Cyrus' sister); Cyrus Vultan (villain); Butch (villain)
Synopsis:
The Orchid sends the Clock to confront Cyrus Vultan, a smuggler and thief who keeps his own sister captive in his gothic style country house, Morgan Manor.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Meet Captain Triumph
    Captain Triumph
  2. 1. [Introducing Captain Triumph!]
    Captain Triumph
  3. 2. [The Jap Zero...]
    Spitfire
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  5. 4. The Secret of the Hills
    The Black Condor
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Molly The Model
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Molly The Model
  8. 7. [Maharaja of Maraka]
    Alias The Spider
  9. 8. ["Criminals use Hack O'Hara's taxi for a slaughterhouse..."]
    Hack O'Hara
  10. 9. The Great Invention
    Eric Vale
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. Little Butch
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  13. 12. Brad and Dad
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  14. 13. Weekly Invention
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  15. 14. [I could use a couple of new ideas...]
    Pen Miller
  16. 15. The House of Horror
    The Clock
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