(January 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-11-29
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, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 1.


[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]; Alias the Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.] (inset); Jane Arden; The Red Torpedo [Captain Jim Lockhart] (inset)
Keywords
formal wear; motorcycles

[Monks Gallagher] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
? [as Kenneth Lewis] (signed)
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.]; Dr. Patche (introduction); Jackie (introduction, crime victim); Jackie's wife (introduction); Jackie's son (introduction); Monks Gallagher (villain, introduction); Slugs (villain)
Synopsis
The Condor comes upon a man named Jackie who has been stabbed in the chest and attempts to get medical help for him, and he then notifies the man's wife and lame child of what has happened and that he'll be all right. But the Condor wants to track down the attempted murderer, a man named Gallagher, who has stolen this victim's rights to citizenship and who has threatened to expose him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The reprint titles this story "Jackie Boy".

Art credits revised from Charles Sultan art to Lou Fine in reference to Jim Amash in The Quality Companion (TwoMorrows, 2011 series) #1 (November, 2011), page 93.

[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
But Molly- a butcher's errand boy- and at my age!
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly the Model

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

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
Screwball rules of behavior
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

[Blaster Meers and the Pirates of Ceres] (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; Blaster Meers (first appearance; villain; death)

[The Tiger Woman] (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]; Tiger Woman (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Madam Fatal faces his first costumed opponent, The Tiger, who lead a gang of savages retaliating for treasures stolen in her home country. She ends up perishing after going over a stone wall while in conflict with Madam Fatal.

[Smashing the Schrecklichkeit] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Henry Kiefer ? [as Drew Allen] (signed)
Pencils
Henry Kiefer [as Drew Allen] (signed)
Inks
Henry Kiefer [as Drew Allen] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Torpedo [Jim Lockhart]; Dr. Freiheit (introduction); Adolf Hitler (villain); the Nazis (villains)

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.

Drew Allen is Kiefer's pen-name used on the strip.

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

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 hunting count Ivan takes Jane to the polo matches
Genre
drama
Reprints
  • from Jane Arden Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

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
What are you doing, Dan'l?
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Lena Pry Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

bottom half of the Jane Arden pages

[The Spider: Framed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]; Chuck; Bill French (villain, introduction); Baldy Riker (villain, introduction); Nick (villain, introduction); Trigger (villain, introduction)
Keywords
Black Widow

Indexer Notes

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

In this story, the Black Widow does the Batman's Batmobile one better: it can careen horizontally along the face of a building.

War Declared (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole (Ralph Johns)
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

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

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! Have I met a girl!
Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Hijacked Plane Peril] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Lee Preston; Nazi spies (Intro, Die)

Quoth the Raven (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Spain
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. (Table of Contents: 14)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Everett M. Arnold
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership
Crack Comics 322 Main St Stamford Ct
Editor: Edward Cronin 322 Main ST Stamford Ct
Bus Mgr: Everett M Arnold 198 Shore Rd Old Greenwich, CT
Owners: Comic Magazines, Inc. Everett M Arnold; Claire C. Arnold;
Fred A. Little 4006 Grand Ave Des Moines, IA;
Henry P Martin Jr. 8 Foster Dr Des Moines, IA
Printed at Cleveland, OH.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Pencils
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Inks
Arthur Beeman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee this is fun being down here in Florida
Genre
humor

T.N.T. Trousers Trap (Table of Contents: 16)

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; Natas (first appearance; villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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
Yum-yum! Even Daddy wants more of your good food!
Genre
humor

[The Screw Gang] (Table of Contents: 18)

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 Screw [David Gratten] (villain, introduction); the Screw Gang (villains, introduction for all)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Clock
  2. 1. [Monks Gallagher]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["But Molly- a butcher's errand boy- and at my age!"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. ["Screwball rules of behavior"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  5. 4. [Blaster Meers and the Pirates of Ceres]
    Space Legion
  6. 5. [The Tiger Woman]
    Madam Fatal
  7. 6. [Smashing the Schrecklichkeit]
    The Red Torpedo
  8. 7. ["Fortune hunting count Ivan takes Jane to the polo matches"]
    Jane Arden
  9. 8. ["What are you doing, Dan'l?"]
    Lena Pry
  10. 9. [The Spider: Framed]
    Alias the Spider
  11. 10. War Declared
    Slap Happy Pappy
  12. 11. ["Boy! Have I met a girl!"]
    Ned Brant
  13. 12. [The Hijacked Plane Peril]
    Lee Preston of the Red Cross
  14. 13. Quoth the Raven
  15. 14. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.
  16. 15. ["Gee this is fun being down here in Florida"]
    Snappy
  17. 16. T.N.T. Trousers Trap
    Wizard Wells
  18. 17. ["Yum-yum! Even Daddy wants more of your good food!"]
    Off the Record
  19. 18. [The Screw Gang]
    The Clock
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