(November 1940)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-09-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
S. M. Iger
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Red Bee / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Red Bee plunges his big knife into the killer fish!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Classic cover.

Murder on the Assembly Line (Table of Contents: 1)

Hercules / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Greg Powers] (signed)
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hercules; Wolf Stead (no actual appearance, villain, introduction); Judd Haskin (introduction)

[Murder of a Peddler] (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty Bates / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Powell ? [as Stanley Charlot]
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Betty Bates; Jerry Corona (villain, introduction)

[The Emerald of Egypt] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Strange Twins / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger [as S. M. Regi]
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Doug Strange; Rod Strange (villain); Anitra (intro); her father (intro); her fiance (intro)

[The Panama Canal Incident] (Table of Contents: 4)

Bob and Swab / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor

[Assignment: Quanalla] (Table of Contents: 5)

G-5 Super Agent / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Cary Weyt]
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
G-5; Gen. Gorzel (introduction); Jean Carrolla (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Feature changed title from X-5 to G-5.

[Flatboat No. 96] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Red Bee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas [as B. H. Apiary] (signed)
Inks
Charles Nicholas [as B. H. Apiary] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh]; Number 26 (villain, introduction); un-named gangsters (villains, introduction for all)

The House on the Moors (Table of Contents: 7)

Old Witch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Pierre Winters]
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch

[Voyage to Mars] (Table of Contents: 8)

Blaze Barton / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Roy Talon]
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth ?
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Blaze Barton; Betty; The Martians (villains, introductions); their king (villain, introduction)

Ghosts of the Unborn To-Morrow (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum (Toni Boone)
Letters
Typeset

[Wild Goose Chase with a Real Goose] (Table of Contents: 10)

Jack and Jill / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Lowell Riggs]
Pencils
John Lindermayer ?
Inks
John Lindermayer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jack Doe; Jill Doe; Suli (a cook, introduction); a Chinese crimelord (villain, introduction)

[The Invisibility Cloak] (Table of Contents: 11)

Tommy Tinkle / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Sandy Klauz]
Pencils
Arthur Beeman ?
Inks
Arthur Beeman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Tommy Tinkle; Mary Lou; Sniff (villain)

In a Metropolis of Madmen (Table of Contents: 12)

Neon the Unknown / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Neon [Tom Corbet]; Foreign agents (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

It's a good bet that Blum did the art on this story as the only other artist known to have done it was Lou Fine in 1941 and his style is easily recognizable. Added by Craig Delich 2013-10-10.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The Red Bee plunges his big knife into the killer fish!"]
    The Red Bee
  2. 1. Murder on the Assembly Line
    Hercules
  3. 2. [Murder of a Peddler]
    Betty Bates
  4. 3. [The Emerald of Egypt]
    The Strange Twins
  5. 4. [The Panama Canal Incident]
    Bob and Swab
  6. 5. [Assignment: Quanalla]
    G-5 Super Agent
  7. 6. [Flatboat No. 96]
    The Red Bee
  8. 7. The House on the Moors
    Old Witch
  9. 8. [Voyage to Mars]
    Blaze Barton
  10. 9. Ghosts of the Unborn To-Morrow
  11. 10. [Wild Goose Chase with a Real Goose]
    Jack and Jill
  12. 11. [The Invisibility Cloak]
    Tommy Tinkle
  13. 12. In a Metropolis of Madmen
    Neon the Unknown
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
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