(May 1943)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Magazines
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

Issue Notes

Published at 8 Lord ST, Buffalo, NY. Editorial office 415 Lexington Ave, NY, NY


Meets Spade the Ruthless! (Table of Contents)

Captain Triumph / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ruben Moreira [as Rubemor] (signed)
Inks:
Ruben Moreira [as Rubemor] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Triumph [Lance Gallant]

Spade the Ruthless (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]; Kim Meredith; A. Spade (villain, introduction); Z. Spade (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Together with Kim, Michael and Lance battle twin villains, who are illegal munition importers that rely on their resemblance to confuse the authorities.

Indexer Notes

Title taken from cover. First line, "Lance and Michael Gallant were twins...". The Spade brothers resemble Hollywood actor, Sidney Greenstreet.

["Some men hunt ducks, pheasants..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]; Chuck; Doris Tembroke (Ted's wife); Deddo; The Human Fly [John Duke] (villain, introduction, death); The Fly [Ted Tembroke] (villain)
Synopsis:
The Spider takes on the murderous Fly, former business partner to the former Human Fly.

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.

["Hey, Pappy! War's bin declared!"] (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

["Authors throughout history have written tragedy, comedy, prose and poetry..."] (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]; Heywood Bryant; Dr. Foster; Wendy Foster; Ralph Drew
Synopsis:
An author is mysteriously killed and his new novel disappears.

["It seems the bigger the appetite, the barer the ice-box!"] (Table of Contents)

Molly the Model / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly the Model

["Inkie is a comic character the size of your pinky..."] (Table of Contents)

Inkie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Inkie; Shut Eye (villain); Officer Sullivan
Synopsis:
Inkie is a cartoon character come to life, who's not really impressed with the dangers his creator puts him in, so he resolves to finish the story himself.

["A big shot in college named Cannonball Ames..."] (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 reprints

["Pen Miller, an artist of no small fame..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Pen Miller; Chop Chu; Red Mandrill; Mousy
Synopsis:
When the oil man comes the tank gets emptier.

Lisbon Terror (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Furthermore, Hack O'Hara, I've a good mind to report you to the commissioner!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Clark Williams
Inks:
Clark Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Hack O'Hara

Who Done It!! (Table of Contents)

Clock / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
George Brenner
Pencils:
Fran Matera
Inks:
Fran Matera
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Butch; Big Ed Gloyne; James Post
Synopsis:
A crusading newspaper publisher goes after a grafting politician. And gets killed for his troubles. Now it's up to the Clock and Butch to solve the murder.

Indexer Notes

not signed by Brenner, nor does it look like his art.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Meets Spade the Ruthless!
    Captain Triumph
  2. 1. Spade the Ruthless
    Captain Triumph
  3. 2. ["Some men hunt ducks, pheasants..."]
    Alias the Spider
  4. 3. ["Hey, Pappy! War's bin declared!"]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  5. 4. ["Authors throughout history have written tragedy, comedy, prose and poetry..."]
    The Black Condor
  6. 5. ["It seems the bigger the appetite, the barer the ice-box!"]
    Molly the Model
  7. 6. ["Inkie is a comic character the size of your pinky..."]
    Inkie
  8. 7. ["A big shot in college named Cannonball Ames..."]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  9. 8. ["Pen Miller, an artist of no small fame..."]
    Pen Miller
  10. 9. Lisbon Terror
    Eric Vale
  11. 10. ["Furthermore, Hack O'Hara, I've a good mind to report you to the commissioner!"]
    Hack O'Hara
  12. 11. Who Done It!!
    Clock
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