(June 1940)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Editing:
Edward Cronin
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., aka Sen. Tom Wright]; Jane Arden (inset); The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); The Red Torpedo [Captain Jim Lockhart] (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset)
Reprints:

[The Orchid] (Table of Contents)

The Clock / comic story / 7 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 (introduction); Harvey Gibbs (villain, introduction); Nick (villain, introduction); other un-named gangsters (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Obviously knowing his double identity, the mysterious Orchid sends notes to Brian, who acknowleges having met her twice before.

["Ah there y'are-H'lo kids!"] (Table of Contents)

Molly the Model / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
John Devlin
Pencils:
John Devlin
Inks:
John Devlin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly; Nifty; Danny; Gloria Glamour

New Way to Get a Seat (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

[The Blastproof Battleship] (Table of Contents)

The Red Torpedo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Kiefer ? [as Drew Allen] (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer [as Drew Allen] (signed)
Inks:
Henry Kiefer [as Drew Allen] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Red Torpedo [Captain Jim Lockhart]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Herman Göring (villain); Josef Goebbels (villain); the Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who verifies, as do Mike Kooiman and Jim Amash in the Quality Companion, that Kiefer, not only created this feature, but did the art for it through the strip's entire run. However, the Who's Who does not specify a writer for the strip (although Kiefer is usually considered to have written it) so a ? has been placed after his name as writer.

Drew Allen is Kiefer's pen-name used on the strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ned Brant / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Zuppke
Pencils:
B. W. DePew
Inks:
B. W. DePew
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Mission To Chenfu] (Table of Contents)

Lee Preston of the Red Cross / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Powell [as Terence McCauley]
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Lee Preston; Ken Davis (introduction); Chinese renegades (villains)

["I'll pounce on that vanilla."] (Table of Contents)

Off the Record / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Reed
Pencils:
Ed Reed
Inks:
Ed Reed
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[The Villain From Venus] (Table of Contents)

Space Legion / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Vernon Henkel
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel
Inks:
Vernon Henkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Space Legion; Rock Braddon; Jafek (villain, introduction, death); Prof. Wadsworth (introduction); Elaine Wadsworth (introduction)

["Git a move on!- yo' ornery critter!"] (Table of Contents)

Slap Happy Pappy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gill Fox
Pencils:
Gill Fox
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[Patterson's Plot] (Table of Contents)

Alias the Spider / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]; Patterson (villain, introduction, death)

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.

["An army captain carrying valuable plans was slain on Jane's train."] (Table of Contents)

Jane Arden / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Monte Barrett
Pencils:
Russell E. Ross
Inks:
Russell E. Ross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lena Pry / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Monte Barrett
Pencils:
Russell E. Ross
Inks:
Russell E. Ross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Runs on the bottom half of each Jane Arden page.

About that fourth inning in Philadelphia in 1925. (Table of Contents)

They're Still Talking / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Zupke?
Pencils:
B. W. DePew
Inks:
B. W. DePew
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

Professor Discovers New Destructive Chemical (Table of Contents)

Madam Fatal / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Pinajian
Pencils:
Art Pinajian (signed)
Inks:
Art Pinajian
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; Prof. Lane (introduction); Sgt. O'Malley (introduction); A spy (villain, introduction)

Doom Syndicate (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Larry Spain
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Eric Vale (first appearance)

Jean Hersholt (Table of Contents)

Screen Snapshots / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gill Fox
Pencils:
Gill Fox
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography

The House of Fear (Table of Contents)

Wizard Wells / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Inks:
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Wizard Wells; Black Morda (villain)

[The Adventure of Ali Kan] (Table of Contents)

The Black Condor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as Kenneth Lewis] (signed)
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr., aka Sen. Tom Wright]; Andrea Kent (introduction); Denny Kent (introduction); Ada (introduction); Ali Kan (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Condor defends a British brother and sister from the clutches of Ali Kan while brandishing a new weapon: a paralyzing black ray gun.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Richard Grey Jr. eventually assumes the identity of Senator Thomas Wright.

I Swam For My Life and Won! (Table of Contents)

Royal Portable typewriters / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Robert Spiers Benjamin
Pencils:
Hake (signed)
Inks:
Hake (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [The Orchid]
    The Clock
  3. 2. ["Ah there y'are-H'lo kids!"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. New Way to Get a Seat
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  5. 4. [The Blastproof Battleship]
    The Red Torpedo
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Ned Brant
  7. 6. [Mission To Chenfu]
    Lee Preston of the Red Cross
  8. 7. ["I'll pounce on that vanilla."]
    Off the Record
  9. 8. [The Villain From Venus]
    Space Legion
  10. 9. ["Git a move on!- yo' ornery critter!"]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  11. 10. [Patterson's Plot]
    Alias the Spider
  12. 11. ["An army captain carrying valuable plans was slain on Jane's train."]
    Jane Arden
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Lena Pry
  14. 13. About that fourth inning in Philadelphia in 1925.
    They're Still Talking
  15. 14. Professor Discovers New Destructive Chemical
    Madam Fatal
  16. 15. Doom Syndicate
    Eric Vale
  17. 16. Jean Hersholt
    Screen Snapshots
  18. 17. The House of Fear
    Wizard Wells
  19. 18. [The Adventure of Ali Kan]
    The Black Condor
  20. 19. I Swam For My Life and Won!
    Royal Portable typewriters
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