(January 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-11-06
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, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 1.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Red Bee / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh]
Keywords
bondage; knives; skeletons

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Red Bee / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rick Raleigh, assistant to District Attorney Darrow, enters the role of the Red Bee to strike a tellilng blow at the taxi cab...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh] (Assistant District Attorney); Tom Darrow (District Attorney); Buddan (villain, introduction); Buddan's gang (villains, introduction for all)

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

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The African jungle! Many are the prizes that men have searched for in this steaming heart of Hades...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Rod Strange (villain); Douglas Strange; Wing Low; Maj. Phillip Elliot (introduction); a gang of crooks (villains, introductions)
Synopsis
Doug and Rod Strange learn of their brotherhood and become friends.

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

Bob and Swab / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Between Alaska and foreign-owned Big Diomede Island, lies the American island called Little Diomede...
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Bob Masters; Swab Decker

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

Betty Bates / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Betty Bates, the lovely lady attorney, is called to the bedside of a dying man.
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Betty Bates; Karlo (villain, introduction); his female boss (villain, introduction); Mr. Marks (introduction, death)

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

Hercules / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Greg Powers]
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The real American hero,Hercules, the boy from the farm, shows big town crooks that crime is a fire that will burn even their own fingers.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hercules [Joe Hercules]; Spots (firedog); Cooky Stover (villain, introduction); Cooky Stover's gang (villains, introduction for all)

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

G-5 Super Agent / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A machine gun sight, guarantee of air superiority has created a furor in Europe.
Genre
spy
Characters
G-5; Baron Hortessel (villain, introduction, death)

The Ghost's Revenge (Table of Contents: 7)

Old Witch / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
The Old Witch

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

Blaze Barton / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Congratulations, Professor Solis, the population as well as your friends are sure you will make a grand president!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Blaze Barton; Prof. Solis; Kramo (villain, introduction); Martians (villains)
Synopsis
Prof. Solis becomes President of Earth, 5020

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Jack and Jill, that ace sleuthing team, are resting up between chills and thrill, when...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jack Doe; Jill Doe; Algernon (Jill's cousin, introduction); a killer (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

next appearance in NATIONAL COMICS #8

The Murdered Butler (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum [as Tony Boone]
Letters
Typeset

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

Lion Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day two little cubs wander away from the lion pack.
Genre
jungle
Characters
Lion Boy; a band of hunters (villains, introductions)
Synopsis
Lion Boy and his pride thwart a pair of big game hunters.

On Skeleton Island (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Tommy Tinkle; Choc'lit Drop (introduction); Emperor Jy-Gantic (introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Neon the Unknown / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in the hills of Tibet, four lamas, masters of the mystic sciences of the Orient...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Neon [Tom Corbet]; President Karla (introduction); The Four Lamas (villains, introductions, deaths)
Synopsis
Neon must face and defeat a group of Tibetan telepaths.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Red Bee
  2. 1. ["Rick Raleigh, assistant to District Attorney Darrow, enters the role of the Red Bee to strike a tellilng blow at the taxi cab..."]
    The Red Bee
  3. 2. ["The African jungle! Many are the prizes that men have searched for in this steaming heart of Hades..."]
    The Strange Twins
  4. 3. ["Between Alaska and foreign-owned Big Diomede Island, lies the American island called Little Diomede..."]
    Bob and Swab
  5. 4. ["Betty Bates, the lovely lady attorney, is called to the bedside of a dying man."]
    Betty Bates
  6. 5. ["The real American hero,Hercules, the boy from the farm, shows big town crooks that crime is a fire that will burn even their own fingers."]
    Hercules
  7. 6. ["A machine gun sight, guarantee of air superiority has created a furor in Europe."]
    G-5 Super Agent
  8. 7. The Ghost's Revenge
    Old Witch
  9. 8. ["Congratulations, Professor Solis, the population as well as your friends are sure you will make a grand president!"]
    Blaze Barton
  10. 9. ["Jack and Jill, that ace sleuthing team, are resting up between chills and thrill, when..."]
    Jack and Jill
  11. 10. The Murdered Butler
  12. 11. ["One day two little cubs wander away from the lion pack."]
    Lion Boy
  13. 12. On Skeleton Island
    Tommy Tinkle
  14. 13. ["Deep in the hills of Tibet, four lamas, masters of the mystic sciences of the Orient..."]
    Neon the Unknown
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