(September 1940)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-07-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Ed Cronin
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going 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.


Thunder on the Seas (Table of Contents)

Hercules / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hercules [Joe Hercules]
Keywords
battleship

[The Burns Koffin Gang] (Table of Contents: 1)

Hercules / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Greg Powers] (signed)
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hercules [Joe Hercules]; Burns Koffin (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Hercules demonstrates his car and boat lifting skills bringing the Burns Koffin Gang to justice.

[Assignment: Spain] (Table of Contents: 2)

X-5 Super Agent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner ? [as Cary Weyt]
Pencils
Courtney Thompson
Inks
Courtney Thompson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
X-5; Fred Ricks (introduction); The Bothnians (villain, introduction)

[The Two Aunt Agathas] (Table of Contents: 3)

Jack and Jill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Lowell Riggs]
Pencils
John Lindermayer ?
Inks
John Lindermayer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jack Doe; Jill Doe; "Aunt Agatha" (a female impersonator, villain, introduction)

[The Photographer's Murder] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Red Bee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas [as B. H. Apiary] (signed)
Inks
Charles Nicholas [as B. H. Apiary] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh] (Assistant District Attorney); Michael (a bee); Henry Graff (villain, introduction); Fred (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Nicholas's credits suggested by the Who's Who.

[The Dope Pearls] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Strange Twins / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger [as S. M. Regi]
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Rod Strange; Douglas Strange; Vera De Vain (villain, introduction); Sari (introduction)

[Spies in Puerto Rico] (Table of Contents: 6)

Bob and Swab / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Pencils
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Bob Masters; Swab Decker; Luisa (villain, introduction); other spies (villains, introductions)

[The Chicago Run] (Table of Contents: 7)

Casey Jones / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pad Docke]
Pencils
Munson Paddock
Inks
Munson Paddock
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Casey Jones

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The Cat's Ninth Life (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum (Tony Boon)
Letters
Typeset

The Tale of the Ghost Cavaliers (Table of Contents: 9)

Old Witch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre Winter]
Pencils
Pierre Winter
Inks
Pierre Winter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

[Voyage to the Center of the Earth] (Table of Contents: 10)

Blaze Barton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Roy Talon]
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Blaze Barton; Beatica (Queen of the Jewelled Caves, introduction); The Core-men (villains)

[Treasure on Koko's Island] (Table of Contents: 11)

Tommy Tinkle / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Sandy Klauz]
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Tommy Tinkle

[The Savage Land] (Table of Contents: 12)

Neon the Unknown / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger [as Tagor Maroy] (signed)
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Neon [Tom Corbet]; Sir Humphrey Walker (introduction)
Synopsis
Neon continues his freelance adventures at the North Pole rescuing a British polar explorer from a strange tropical isle hidden beneath the glaciers.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Thunder on the Seas
    Hercules
  2. 1. [The Burns Koffin Gang]
    Hercules
  3. 2. [Assignment: Spain]
    X-5 Super Agent
  4. 3. [The Two Aunt Agathas]
    Jack and Jill
  5. 4. [The Photographer's Murder]
    The Red Bee
  6. 5. [The Dope Pearls]
    The Strange Twins
  7. 6. [Spies in Puerto Rico]
    Bob and Swab
  8. 7. [The Chicago Run]
    Casey Jones
  9. 8. The Cat's Ninth Life
  10. 9. The Tale of the Ghost Cavaliers
    Old Witch
  11. 10. [Voyage to the Center of the Earth]
    Blaze Barton
  12. 11. [Treasure on Koko's Island]
    Tommy Tinkle
  13. 12. [The Savage Land]
    Neon the Unknown
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