(September 1940)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-07-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Edward Cronin
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Clock / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Clock [Brain O'Brien]; Alias the Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.] (inset); Jane Arden; Ned Brant

[The Eagle Battalion] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.]; The Sapphire King (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
On Danger island off the coast of Ceylon, the Sapphire King stops ships and takes their crews to work as slaves in his sapphire pools. The Black Condor flies to the island to free the men, but must contend with the Sapphire King's army of trained giant eagles.
Reprints
Keywords
Ceylon; eagles; sapphires; slaves

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quick Pop! Get off the couch!
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Isn't the weather hot and sticky
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Strip reprint.

[The Lone Shark] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Henry Kiefer ?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer ? [as Roy Larkikn] (signed)
Inks
Henry Kiefer ? [as Roy Larkin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Torpedo [Jim Lockhart]; The Lone Shark (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Torpedo must battle a crafty sea marauder who uses a powerful vacuum cup device to attach his craft to the Torpedo's navigable torpedo and then tries to board and steal the valuables on board.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who suggests, 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. Kiefer is also usually considered to have written it.

[Madam Fatal Goes to the Circus] (Table of Contents: 5)

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]; Cyclops (intro); the General; Patsy; Miss Roberts; Surat; Mr. Black (villain); Slug (villain)

Revolt! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rock Braddon; Space Legion; Gulla (Intro, Dies, villain); Gulla's niece (intro)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Surefoot Shekels...We're on the spot!
Genre
sports
Characters
Ned Brant

Indexer Notes

Strip reprints.

[The Experiment of Dr. Corsica] (Table of Contents: 8)

Alias the Spider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alias The Spider [Tom Halloway]; Grego (introduction); Dr. Corsica (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As Jane finds the missing army gun plans, she notifies her chief, but the crook, Galt, awaits!
Genre
drama
Characters
Jane Arden

Indexer Notes

Strip reprints.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Monte Barret
Pencils
Russell E. Ross
Inks
Russell E. Ross
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What ails you this mornin' Dan'l?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Bottom half of the Jane Arden pages.

[The Ogre] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Slap Happy Pappy; An ogre (villain, introduction, death, more like a vampire, actually)

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 4-17-09.

[Saving the General] (Table of Contents: 12)

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; General Miller (first appearance)

The Door of Death (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Larry Spain (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Eric Vale

The Talking Light (Table of Contents: 14)

Wizard Wells / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Francis Campbell
Pencils
Harry Francis Campbell
Inks
Harry Francis Campbell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Wizard Wells; Tug; Rags Rollin (Intro, villain); Cal Kearney (Intro, villain, Dies)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't swing until I get it in focus, Sir!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Snappy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Sis, the paper says it'll be swell out today-
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 4-17-09.

[The Jay Bird] (Table of Contents: 17)

The Clock / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed)
Pencils
George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed)
Inks
George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Pat "Pug" Brady; The Jay Bird (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Clock faces the Jay Bird, who appears to be able to fly, but who actually was attached to a cable from the airplane. Both he and the masked Pug resolve the case in an aerial dogfight, plane-to-plane.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Clock
  2. 1. [The Eagle Battalion]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["Quick Pop! Get off the couch!"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. ["Isn't the weather hot and sticky"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  5. 4. [The Lone Shark]
    The Red Torpedo
  6. 5. [Madam Fatal Goes to the Circus]
    Madam Fatal
  7. 6. Revolt!
    Space Legion
  8. 7. ["Surefoot Shekels...We're on the spot!"]
    Ned Brant
  9. 8. [The Experiment of Dr. Corsica]
    Alias the Spider
  10. 9. ["As Jane finds the missing army gun plans, she notifies her chief, but the crook, Galt, awaits!"]
    Jane Arden
  11. 10. ["What ails you this mornin' Dan'l?"]
    Lena Pry
  12. 11. [The Ogre]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  13. 12. [Saving the General]
    Lee Preston of the Red Cross
  14. 13. The Door of Death
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. The Talking Light
    Wizard Wells
  16. 15. ["Don't swing until I get it in focus, Sir!"]
    Off the Record
  17. 16. ["Hey Sis, the paper says it'll be swell out today-"]
    Snappy
  18. 17. [The Jay Bird]
    The Clock
This issue was most recently modified by:
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