(October 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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.

["Who knows what this sign means?"] (Table of Contents)

Small Stuff / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

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

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)

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:

["So this is Mexico"] (Table of Contents)

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

Bobby Feller (Table of Contents)

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)

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)

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

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

text story

["A gunblast shatters the stillness of the night"] (Table of Contents)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Magno [Tom Dalton]; Mike; Bob Green; Weasel (villain); Spatelle (villain)

Indexer Notes

Even though the Who's Who doesn't list Gustavson as a writer of the strip, Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson, indicates that not only Paul created and illustrated the strip, he also wrote and lettered it as well. Script and letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

[Shara] (Table of Contents)

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)

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
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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:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes