(October 1940)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-08-30
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

On sale date given in Crack Comics #5. The on-sale date from Crack Comics #5 matches the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 4.


[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); Jane Arden (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Ned Brant (inset)
Keywords
The Black Ray

[The Kite-Men] (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 Kite-Men (villains, introduction, most die), the Master (villain, introduction); Karlo Klug (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Condor must battle the strange Karlo Klug, who, at the direction of his midget master, launches an army of "human kites".
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[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
Pop- get up- it's eight o'clock-You've had 12 hours sleep
Genre
humor

[The Green Men of Hemades] (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Green Men of Hemades (villains, Intro, Die); Valjar (intro)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Snappy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Twenty seven- thirty six, fifty-
Genre
humor; children

[The Attack of the U7] (Table of Contents: 5)

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 [Jim Lockhart]; The Black Shark (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Lockart follows the Black Shark into uncharted depths and ends up battling a giant sea creature while each side allies themselves with different underseas peoples.
Keywords
U-7

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.

The Black Shark was originally called the Lone Shark in the previous issue.

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

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
Imagine finding a guy like that in this Indian village, Bud!
Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Adventure of the Blind Soldier] (Table of Contents: 7)

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
?

Characters
Lee Preston

[The Phony Haunted House] (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
The Spider [Tom Halloway]; Weasel Nolan (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 / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now- Can I go?
Genre
drama
Reprints
  • from Jane Arden Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

Lena Pry / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee - ain't the moon lovely tonight, Dan'l?
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Lena Pry Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

bottom half of Jane Arden pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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
What not to do in polite society
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

Dead Man's Prints (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Watkins (Intro, villain)

Crime On Ice (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Larry Spain
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Eric Vale

[The Second Madam Fatal] (Table of Contents: 14)

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]

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

Off the Record / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry Spike, the cops get sore if ya park too long!
Genre
humor

[The Rainmaker] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
humor

[The Paralyzer Gun] (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 Skull Gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Clock and Pug come face to face with a weird, masked gang who call themselves the Skull Gang.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [The Kite-Men]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["Pop- get up- it's eight o'clock-You've had 12 hours sleep"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. [The Green Men of Hemades]
    Space Legion
  5. 4. ["Twenty seven- thirty six, fifty-"]
    Snappy
  6. 5. [The Attack of the U7]
    The Red Torpedo
  7. 6. ["Imagine finding a guy like that in this Indian village, Bud!"]
    Ned Brant
  8. 7. [Adventure of the Blind Soldier]
    Lee Preston of the Red Cross
  9. 8. [The Phony Haunted House]
    Alias the Spider
  10. 9. ["Now- Can I go?"]
    Jane Arden
  11. 10. ["Gee - ain't the moon lovely tonight, Dan'l?"]
    Lena Pry
  12. 11. ["What not to do in polite society"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  13. 12. Dead Man's Prints
    Wizard Wells
  14. 13. Crime On Ice
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. [The Second Madam Fatal]
    Madam Fatal
  16. 15. ["Hurry Spike, the cops get sore if ya park too long!"]
    Off the Record
  17. 16. [The Rainmaker]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  18. 17. [The Paralyzer Gun]
    The Clock
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bill Devine
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