(September 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1940-07-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E. M. Arnold
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Ed Cronin

Issue Notes

editor from Feature 36
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bozo the Robot / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bozo the Robot; Espionage [Black X] (inset); The Ray [Happy Terrill] (inset); The Invisible Hood [Kent Thurston] (inset); Wings Wendall (inset)
Reprints

The Legion of Living Bombs (Table of Contents: 1)

Espionage Starring Black X / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Erwin] (signed)
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Espionage [Black X]; Batu; Madame Doom (villain); Mirov (villain)
Synopsis
Black X resigns his commission due to his love for Madame Doom, but her plan to use her men as human explosives so revolts him, he changes his mind.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Will Eisner created the Espionage feature, and Will Erwin was a pen name used by Will Eisner (Erwin was Eisner's middle name) until he left the strip after 1940. It also became a house by-line as well for future writers.

[The Electric Paralyzer Ray] (Table of Contents: 2)

Magno / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Magno [Tom Dalton]; Professor Abbot

Indexer Notes

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

[Nurse and Spy] (Table of Contents: 3)

Abdul the Arab / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Powell [as Powell Roberts]
Pencils
Bob Powell [as Powell Roberts]
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Abdul; Colonel Gerard; Hassan; Nurse Renaud; Achmed the Beduin; Lt. Picon

[Fatima the Queen] (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Tuska [as Bud Thomas]
Pencils
George Tuska [as Bud Thomas]
Inks
George Tuska [as Bud Thomas]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie O'Toole; Fatima; Ida Clare

[The Auto Race] (Table of Contents: 5)

Clip Chance at Cliffside / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner
Pencils
George Brenner
Inks
George Brenner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; sports
Characters
Cliff; Spud; Red; Dutch; Monk

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Kidding the Kids / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is bad news! Drive off a cliff...
Genre
humor

[The Invasion of Tronvik] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wings Wendall / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Vernon Henkel
Pencils
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks
Vernon Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Wings Wendall; Captain Ludz (Intro); Nazis; Lucky (a girl); Ambassador Stanton

[Origin of the Ray] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Ray / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner ?
Pencils
Lou Fine [as E. Lectron] (signed)
Inks
Lou Fine [as E. Lectron] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ray [Happy Terrill] (newspaper reporter, origin); Professor Styne; Anton Rox (villain)
Synopsis
Cub reporter Happy Terrill gains incredible powers when he rides a balloon through a cosmic storm in the high stratosphere. The balloon mission of Professor Styne also uncovered a new, powerful gas, which is stolen by the thug, Anton Rox.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In this adventure only, the Ray's legs were colored as bare instead of yellow.

Rowdy Dick Bartell (Table of Contents: 9)

Sportraits / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Dick Bartell

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

Invisible Justice / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Pencils
Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Inks
Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A sleek yacht glides majestically into the harbor of a tropical island in the Pacific...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Invisible Hood [Kent Thurston]; John Wallace; Renly (villain); Darke (villain); Matt (villain); Spike (villain)
Synopsis
While on a tropical isle in the south Pacific, the Hood encounters other invisible opponents, who are intent on acquiring valuable gas deposits. Their invisibility was a ruse, but they were surprised when they encountered a "real" ghost.

[Mountain of Madness] (Table of Contents: 11)

Chic Carter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Chic Carter; Grayson (Intro, Dies)

Mystery of the Mine (Table of Contents: 12)

Jimmy Christian / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert M. Hyatt ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jimmy Christian

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Purple Trio / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have it! My uncle is the president of a steamship company!
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Purple Trio [Tiny Todd; Rocky Hill; Warren]
Synopsis
One of the trio's uncles is president of a steamship company and he tells the boys that he suspects a certain criminal of being in league with spies who are trying to ruin his firm's shipping in the Dardanelles. The Trio immediately volunteers to round up the felon and turn him over to the Turkish Police.

[Knocky Knish] (Table of Contents: 14)

Wun Cloo / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo; Knocky Knish

[The Monster from the Graveyards] (Table of Contents: 15)

Bozo the Robot / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed)
Pencils
George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed)
Inks
George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hugh Hazzard; Bozo the Robot; un-named mad scientist (villain, death); Brutus (villain, introduction, a monster, death)
Synopsis
Bozo truly meets his match in a modern-day Prometheus named Brutus, created by a mad scientist, who stole its body parts from graves. Battling to a stalemate, the encounter only ended when Bozo threw Brutus into his creator, destroying both of them.

Indexer Notes

Swiped from Frankenstein.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bozo the Robot
  2. 1. The Legion of Living Bombs
    Espionage Starring Black X
  3. 2. [The Electric Paralyzer Ray]
    Magno
  4. 3. [Nurse and Spy]
    Abdul the Arab
  5. 4. [Fatima the Queen]
    Archie O'Toole
  6. 5. [The Auto Race]
    Clip Chance at Cliffside
  7. 6. ["This is bad news! Drive off a cliff..."]
    Kidding the Kids
  8. 7. [The Invasion of Tronvik]
    Wings Wendall
  9. 8. [Origin of the Ray]
    The Ray
  10. 9. Rowdy Dick Bartell
    Sportraits
  11. 10. ["A sleek yacht glides majestically into the harbor of a tropical island in the Pacific..."]
    Invisible Justice
  12. 11. [Mountain of Madness]
    Chic Carter
  13. 12. Mystery of the Mine
    Jimmy Christian
  14. 13. ["I have it! My uncle is the president of a steamship company!"]
    The Purple Trio
  15. 14. [Knocky Knish]
    Wun Cloo
  16. 15. [The Monster from the Graveyards]
    Bozo the Robot
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