(August 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:
Ed 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.]; The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); Jasne Arden (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Ned Brant (inset)

[The Menace of Sihn Fang] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.]; Sinh Fang (villain, introduction, death); De Graf (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Returning to the Far East, the Condor encounters Sinh Fang and his cohort in their unconquerable fortress called Mount Doom, which was finally destroyed by the Black Ray.
Keywords:
The Black Ray

Indexer Notes

Richard Grey, Jr. eventually assumed the identity of Senator Thomas Wright. Art credits revised from Charles Sultan ? to Fine verified by Jim Amash in The Quality Companion (TwoMorrows, 2011 series) #1 (November, 2011), page 93.

The pen-name, Kenneth Lewis, was used by Fine, and the Who's Who indicates that Fine ghosted for Will Eisner.

The Who's Who indicates that Fine only did pencils on this strip.

"Si, Senor- I fall in luf' wiz her face in 'ad'-" (Table of Contents)

Molly the Model / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

["You can't read your way into a job, Bud"] (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

[no title indexed] (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 Attack of Vrak] (Table of Contents)

Rock Braddon of the Space Legion / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Vernon Henkel [as Vern]
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel
Inks:
Vernon Henkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rock Braddon; Vrak (villain, introduction, death); Sandra (villain, introduction, death)

Street Polishing Department (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

[The Secret New York Sub Base] (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 [ex-Captain Jim Lockhart]; Baron Krieg (villain, introduction)

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.

In this story, the Red Torpedo's long-sleeved shirt became sleeveless, but often chose to doff it altogether (but never his mask) to enter the water.

[Incident On the Orient Queen] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Powell ? [as Terrence Macauley]
Pencils:
Bob Powell ?
Inks:
Bob Powell ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Lee Preston; Japanese spies (villains, introduction); Rick Royce (

Off the Record (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Saltarella.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Walt Depew
Inks:
Walt Depew
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Saltarella.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jane Arden; Lena Pry / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Reprints:
  • from Jane Arden Sundays (Register and Tribune Syndicate) [unknown dates]

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Saltarella.

[The Benson Mine Murders] (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 Halloway]; Benson (introduction); Marlin (villain, introduction, death)
Keywords:
Benson Mines

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.

[The Dinosaur] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Extra! Sabotage Ring Broken!! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; The Boss; Murat (villain, introduction); Slug (villain, introduction); Mike (villain, introduction); Krantz (villain, introduction, death)

Smoke Jumper (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Larry Spain
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Eric Vale

The Case of the Fainting Fighters (Table of Contents)

Wizard Wells / comic story / 5 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; Tug; The Hooded Hurricane (villain, introduction); Joe Jambon (villain, introduction)

James Cagney (Table of Contents)

Screen Snapshots / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Snappy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Snappy (introduction); Sis (introduction)

[The Asp] (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]; Pat "Pug" Brady; The Asp (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
The Clock must track down a wanton killer called the Asp, who leaves his calling card at the scene of his crimes.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [The Menace of Sihn Fang]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. "Si, Senor- I fall in luf' wiz her face in 'ad'-"
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. ["You can't read your way into a job, Bud"]
    Ned Brant
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  6. 5. [The Attack of Vrak]
    Rock Braddon of the Space Legion
  7. 6. Street Polishing Department
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  8. 7. [The Secret New York Sub Base]
    The Red Torpedo
  9. 8. [Incident On the Orient Queen]
    Lee Preston of the Red Cross
  10. 9. Off the Record
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    They're Still Talking
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Jane Arden; Lena Pry
  13. 12. [The Benson Mine Murders]
    Alias the Spider
  14. 13. [The Dinosaur]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  15. 14. Extra! Sabotage Ring Broken!!
    Madam Fatal
  16. 15. Smoke Jumper
    Eric Vale
  17. 16. The Case of the Fainting Fighters
    Wizard Wells
  18. 17. James Cagney
    Screen Snapshots
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Snappy
  20. 19. [The Asp]
    The Clock
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