(October 1943)

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:
George Brenner (editor); E. M. Arnold (general manager)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going Series

Captain Triumph Helps A. Spade Dig His Own Grave! (Table of Contents)

Captain Triumph / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Kotzky
Inks:
Alex Kotzky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Triumph

[The Return of A. Spade] (Table of Contents)

Captain Triumph / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain Triumph [Lance and Michael Gallant]; Kim Meredith; Biff; A. Spade (villain, death); Carim Bombay (villain, first appearance); Torpedo (villain, first appearance)
Synopsis:
A. Spade escapes from jail on the eve of his trial, kidnaps Kim and has Carim Bombay brutally beats her. Captain Triumph tries to infiltrate his mob disguised as Bombay, but Spade shoots him (as Lance) while the real Bombay escapes.

Indexer Notes

Carim Bombay is based on Peter Lorre's character, Joel Cairo, in the classic film, "The Maltese Falcon".

[Lightning] (Table of Contents)

Inkie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Inkie; Al Stahl; Lightning
Synopsis:
Inkie tries to convince Al to write a story about Lightning. Lightning Jr. comes down and Inkie talks him into attacking Tokyo.

[Shark Fishing] (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

[Gun + Killer + Victim = Murder] (Table of Contents)

Clock / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Joe Doe (first appearance; death); Butch
Synopsis:
Joe Doe is killed in a stick up but Butch follows the killer back to his hideout and calls in the Clock.

Indexer Notes

Spirit-like story

[no title indexed] (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

[The Hot Swami] (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; The Hot Swami (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

tribute to Mr. Mystic on splash

[no title indexed] (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

[Comics Imitate Life, and Vice Versa] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Pen Miller; Goldy (first appearance; villain); Benny (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Pen writes a comic strip designed to smoke out stolen bank funds and nab a murderer.

Purgatory Canyon (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Larry Spain?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Eric Vale

[Open For Business] (Table of Contents)

Ike an' Dooit / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Ike (first appearance); Dooit (first appearance)

[On the Moon] (Table of Contents)

Perky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sid Lazarus
Pencils:
Sid Lazarus [as Lazarus]
Inks:
Sid Lazarus
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Mr. Man in the Moon (first appearance); Mrs. Man in the Moon (first appearance); Mr. Comet (first appearance); Perky

Indexer Notes

probably takes place between FEATURE COMICS #75 / 76

Elmer Briggs, United States Senator (Table of Contents)

The Black Condor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Thomas Wright]; Senator Elmer Briggs (introduction); Senator Joe Logan and his gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A new Senator pushes a new transport plane despite opposition from enemy agents who have placed imposters in the Senate to vote against it.

Indexer Notes

End of series.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Captain Triumph Helps A. Spade Dig His Own Grave!
    Captain Triumph
  2. 1. [The Return of A. Spade]
    Captain Triumph
  3. 2. [Lightning]
    Inkie
  4. 3. [Shark Fishing]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  5. 4. [Gun + Killer + Victim = Murder]
    Clock
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Molly the Model
  7. 6. [The Hot Swami]
    Hack O'Hara
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  9. 8. [Comics Imitate Life, and Vice Versa]
    Pen Miller
  10. 9. Purgatory Canyon
    Eric Vale
  11. 10. [Open For Business]
    Ike an' Dooit
  12. 11. [On the Moon]
    Perky
  13. 12. Elmer Briggs, United States Senator
    The Black Condor
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin