(October 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1940-08-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E. M. Arnold
Brand
Quality Comic Group
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

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. 4.


The Man in the Iron Mask (Table of Contents)

The Ray / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Wings Wendall (inset); Bozo the Robot (inset); Espionage [Black X] (inset); Archie O'Toole (inset)

Fort Johnson Blown Up (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin] (signed)
Pencils
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin, with some help from the shop] (signed)
Inks
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin, with some help from the shop] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Espionage [Black X]; Batu; Frits Moronoff (villain)
Synopsis
Black X stops saboteurs from blowing up the Golder Dam.

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 feature after 1940. It also became a house by-line as well for future writers.

[Chic Covers the Opera] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Chic Carter; Sgt. Monahan; The Phantom
Synopsis
Carter searches for a phantom killer in an opera house.

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

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

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery

Murder In the Wings (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Purple Trio: [Rocky Hill; Tiny Todd; Warren]; Sandra Starr

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Jerry Iger to ? by Craig Delich 2013-12-26. The Who's Who indicates that S. M. Regi was a pen-name sometimes used by Jerry Iger, but also by others as a house by-line. It further indicates that Jerry Iger did not write this feature, but that Alex Blum, under this pen-name or by-line, did draw the strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Clip Chance at Cliffside / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
sports
Characters
Clip Chance; Spud Doyle; Gill Fox
Synopsis
Clip plays baseball for a change, but still runs afoul of gamblers, gets clonked on the head, and has to parachute into the middle of the fifth inning in order to save the team.

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

Small Stuff / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who knows what this sign means?
Genre
humor

[Evening in the Oriental Museum] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kent Thurston; Ruhle; Nolan; Robbins; Betty Robbins

[Cadava the Crumbler] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Diane; Soo Choo; Cadava the Crumbler (villain, death)
Synopsis
Cadava, a once handsome man turned bitter from society's scorn, unleashes a destructive ray on the city, but dies in struggling with the Ray. To help reconstruct the city, the Ray creates a giant form of himself to lift large building materials into place.
Reprints

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

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So this is Mexico
Genre
humor; children

Bobby Feller (Table of Contents: 10)

Sportraits / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
sports

[Vulcan Metz] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Wings Wendall; Vulcan Metz; Diane
Synopsis
Wings' place is taken by a German spy who hopes to steal an American plane being delivered to the allies.

The Coward (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

text story

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

Magno, the Magnetic Man / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A gunblast shatters the stillness of the night
Genre
superhero
Characters
Magno [Tom Dalton]; Mike; Bob Green; Weasel (villain); Spatelle (villain)

Indexer Notes

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

[Shara] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Abdul; Hassan; Princess Shara; Achmed

The Ghost Gang (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bozo; Hugh Hazzard; Ghost Gang
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man in the Iron Mask
    The Ray
  2. 1. Fort Johnson Blown Up
    Espionage Starring Black X
  3. 2. [Chic Covers the Opera]
    Chic Carter
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Wun Cloo
  5. 4. Murder In the Wings
    The Purple Trio
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Clip Chance at Cliffside
  7. 6. ["Who knows what this sign means?"]
    Small Stuff
  8. 7. [Evening in the Oriental Museum]
    Invisible Justice
  9. 8. [Cadava the Crumbler]
    The Ray
  10. 9. ["So this is Mexico"]
    Archie O'Toole
  11. 10. Bobby Feller
    Sportraits
  12. 11. [Vulcan Metz]
    Wings Wendall
  13. 12. The Coward
    Jimmy Christian
  14. 13. ["A gunblast shatters the stillness of the night"]
    Magno, the Magnetic Man
  15. 14. [Shara]
    Abdul the Arab
  16. 15. The Ghost Gang
    Bozo the Robot
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Del Gruber
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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