(November 1940)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-10-02
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

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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Clock / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Jane Arden (inset); The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.] (inset); Alias the Spider [Thomas Hallaway] (inset); Molly the Model

[The Great Yaho] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Black Condor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Kenneth Lewis] (signed)
Pencils
Charles Sultan ?
Inks
Charles Sultan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.]; George Allison (death); The Great Yaho (villain, introduction, a golem); Chief of the Yaqui Indians (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Condor must battle a giant golem of the Yaqui Indian tribe.

[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
Lookit th'size of him, Danny
Genre
humor

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

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
There! Once Junior hits that bull's eye we'll have no more noise!
Genre
humor

[The Brain Bandits] (Table of Contents: 4)

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; The Brain Master (villain, introduction, death); Gor (villain, introduction)

[The Lightning Murders] (Table of Contents: 5)

Madam Fatal / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Art Pinajian
Pencils
Art Pinajian
Inks
Art Pinajian
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; Fielding Garr; Tom Stanton (Stanton's son); The Electrical Wizard (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Thomas arrives at the home of his friend, Fielding Garr, and is immediately struck down by chemical lightning. His son, Tom, is also kidnapped by the Electrical Wizard. Later, clothed as Madam Fatal, Stanton saves his son from the Wizard's infamous "House of Terror."

[The Shark and the Mermazons] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Red Torpedo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Kiefer ?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer [as Roy Larkin] (signed)
Inks
Henry Kiefer [as Roy Larkin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Torpedo [Jim Lockhart]; Queen Klitra (Queen of the Mermazons, introduction); Mermazons (mermaid Amazons, introduction for all); The Black Shark (villain); the King of Caverns (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Lockhart and the Black Shark ally themselves with different underseas peoples. Lockhart is saved by the Mermazons of Merezonia, a tribe of water-breathing women, so that he can chase after the Shark, who has captured the Red Torpedo.
Keywords
Merezonia; Mermazons

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Ned Brant / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Zuppke
Pencils
Walt DePew [as B. W. DePew] (signed)
Inks
Walt DePew [as B. W. DePew] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Bringing Down Rocco Flint] (Table of Contents: 8)

Alias the Spider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider [Tom Halloway]; Chuck; The Black Widow (the Spider's car, introduction); Doc Norton; Rocco Flint (villain, introduction, death)
Keywords
The Black Widow

Indexer Notes

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

The Spider unveils his Black Widow automobile in this story. It was an ultra-long bullet of a vehicle fortified against bullets.

[The Volcano Crooks] (Table of Contents: 9)

Lee Preston of the Red Cross / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Terrence Macauley]
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Lee Preston; Dr. Grayson (introduction)

[Little Nooralgia] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Nooralgia (villain, introduction)

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

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
Fortune hunter Count Ivan thinks Jane Arden is the rich Grace Kenning
Genre
drama
Reprints
  • from Jane Arden Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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
Hurry, Lena - we'll be late t' the meetin'!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Lena Pry Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

bottom half of the Jane Arden pages.

The Beast of Burma (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Larry Spain
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Eric Vale

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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
Baloney Rules for Dining
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Ray of Death (Table of Contents: 15)

Wizard Wells / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Francis Campbell
Pencils
Henry Weston Taylor ?
Inks
Henry Weston Taylor ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Wizard Wells; Tug; Mary Perry; Astro (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Panel layouts, which have been very repetitive so far, change in this story. Art may be by Henry Weston Taylor who is credited by Jerry Bails with working on this strip.
The chant "Om Mani Padme Hum" appears in this story

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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
After 'em men! Mow 'em down-
Genre
humor; children

Robbers From Hades (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 "Devil" (villain, introduction, death); the Robbers From Hades (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis
The Devil's "Robbers From Hades" inject their victims with a treatment that generates unbearable heat, and even kidnaps O'Brien. However, Pug rescues him and helps him synthesize an antidote and narrowly escape death.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Clock
  2. 1. [The Great Yaho]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["Lookit th'size of him, Danny"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. ["There! Once Junior hits that bull's eye we'll have no more noise!"]
    Off the Record
  5. 4. [The Brain Bandits]
    Space Legion
  6. 5. [The Lightning Murders]
    Madam Fatal
  7. 6. [The Shark and the Mermazons]
    The Red Torpedo
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Ned Brant
  9. 8. [Bringing Down Rocco Flint]
    Alias the Spider
  10. 9. [The Volcano Crooks]
    Lee Preston of the Red Cross
  11. 10. [Little Nooralgia]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  12. 11. ["Fortune hunter Count Ivan thinks Jane Arden is the rich Grace Kenning"]
    Jane Arden
  13. 12. ["Hurry, Lena - we'll be late t' the meetin'!"]
    Lena Pry
  14. 13. The Beast of Burma
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. ["Baloney Rules for Dining"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  16. 15. Ray of Death
    Wizard Wells
  17. 16. ["After 'em men! Mow 'em down-"]
    Snappy
  18. 17. Robbers From Hades
    The Clock
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