(December 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
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

Copyright 1940 by Comic Magazines, Inc.

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 Rips into the Swordsmen
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh]; the Swordsmen

Indexer Notes

The Red Bee is shown minus his mask.

The Swords of Death (Table of Contents: 1)

The Red Bee / comic story / 9 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] (Assistant District Attorney); the Swordsmen (villains, introduction for all, some die); Kulak (villain, introduction, death); Rog (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

B. H. Apiary is a house by-line and not the name of an actual person.

Art credits revised from Dan Zolnerowich ? to Charles Nicholas by Craig Delich 2013-5-30.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Strange Twins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The legendary city of Eldorado,...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Rod Strange; Douglas Strange

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Into the beautiful lawyer's office stalk two stalwart thugs...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Betty Bates; The Gorman Brothers (villains, introductions); Jimmy Meke (introduction); Mabel Meke (introduction); the D. A. (introduction)

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

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

Script
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Pencils
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Inks
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cruising in South Amerian waters, the U.S.S. Scarab lays anchor off the city of Para...
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Bob Masters; Swab Decker

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As a cold penetrating rain splashes down on the old witch's house...
Genre
horror-suspense

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

Hercules / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A startling scheme to cripple the United States of America by diverting her oil supply to a foreign power is smashed!!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hercules [Joe Hercules]; Mr. Nolan (introduction); Lois Nolan (introduction); The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Hercules comes to the aid of a bored Texas oil heiress, descending underwater to fix her father's oil rig. In doing so, Hercules discovers that Japanese are stealing Texas oil via a great pipeline, so he personally carries a huge vat of oil back to Texas.

Indexer Notes

The Powers designation removed from the artist by Craig Delich 2013-12-30.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The planet of Venus is threatened with destruction by the inhabitants of Mercury...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Blaze Barton; The Mercurians (villains, introductions); The Venusians

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Jack and Jill / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Lowell Riggs]
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sorry, I'm working late tonight!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jack Doe; Jill Doe

Blood of the Wolf (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum (credited)[as Toni Boone]
Letters
Typeset

Introducing Lion Boy (Table of Contents: 10)

Lion Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Merton Holmes]
Pencils
George Tuska [as Merton Holmes]
Inks
George Tuska [as Merton Holmes]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Lion Boy (introduction, origin); John (introduction, Lion Boy's father, death); John's wife (introduction, Lion Boy's mother, death)
Synopsis
A baby, orphaned by a plane crash, is raised by lions and becomes their leader.

Indexer Notes

Story credits noted by Kenneth Cooper per info sent to Contact List, December 2010.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh! The professor is busy!
Genre
humor
Characters
Tommy Tinkle; Stoop-Pendous (a robot, introduction); Sniff (villain)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A thunderstruck world hear news of coastal forts blowing up simultaneously...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Neon [Tom Corbet]; Fritz Cardif (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Neon must overcome an evil scientist who has invented an invisible ray.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The Red Bee Rips into the Swordsmen"]
    The Red Bee
  2. 1. The Swords of Death
    The Red Bee
  3. 2. ["The legendary city of Eldorado,..."]
    The Strange Twins
  4. 3. ["Into the beautiful lawyer's office stalk two stalwart thugs..."]
    Betty Bates
  5. 4. ["Cruising in South Amerian waters, the U.S.S. Scarab lays anchor off the city of Para..."]
    Bob and Swab
  6. 5. ["As a cold penetrating rain splashes down on the old witch's house..."]
    Old Witch
  7. 6. ["A startling scheme to cripple the United States of America by diverting her oil supply to a foreign power is smashed!!!"]
    Hercules
  8. 7. ["The planet of Venus is threatened with destruction by the inhabitants of Mercury..."]
    Blaze Barton
  9. 8. ["Sorry, I'm working late tonight!"]
    Jack and Jill
  10. 9. Blood of the Wolf
  11. 10. Introducing Lion Boy
    Lion Boy
  12. 11. ["Gosh! The professor is busy!"]
    Tommy Tinkle
  13. 12. ["A thunderstruck world hear news of coastal forts blowing up simultaneously..."]
    Neon the Unknown
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin