(February 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-12-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Ed 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 Black Condor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.]; The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); Molly the Model (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); The Red Torpedo [Jim Lockhart] (inset)

[Sophisticated Lady] (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.]; Sophisticated Lady [Marta Cowen] (villain, introduction); Nickolas Gido (villain, introduction)

[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
MM--Maybe instead of phoning Molly for that buck she said she'd gimme, I'd better go over to the studio an' see her!
Genre
humor

[Draco's Mechanical Invasion Fleet] (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Ray Crosby; Rock Braddon; Draco (villain, introduction, death); Elaine Wadsworth

Super Power Slip-Up (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Wizard Wells; Jared Mota (villain, introduction); Smythe; Tug

Let's Go Huntin'! (Table of Contents: 5)

Slap Happy Pappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

[Captured by the Black Shark] (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]; Black Shark (villain); Maj.-Gen. Von Rubitch (villain, introduction, death); the Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who suggests, as do Mike Kooiman and Jim Amash in the Quality Companion that Kiefer created the Red Torpedo and was the artist throught the strip's 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
Count Ivan Gregorio is trying hard to marry Jane Arden
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
We might straws t'see who marries up wif' Lena!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Lena Pry Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

bottom half of Jane Arden pages

[The Mysterious Falcon] (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 Halloway]; The Captain (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Bob Zuppke
Pencils
B. W. DePew
Inks
B. W. DePew
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got to earn some money if I expect to stay in school Bud
Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

Off the Record / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Reed
Pencils
Ed Reed
Inks
Ed Reed
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look we've churned up butter again
Genre
humor

[Amazonia's Fifth Column] (Table of Contents: 12)

Tor, the Magic Master / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Tor [Jimmy Slade] (press photographer, introduction); Maria De S (villain, introduction); un-named Axis spies (villains, introduction for all, all die)

Indexer Notes

Tor was created by Fred Guardineer. He has the powers of mind control, illusions, telekinesis and transfiguration. His costume consisted of a fake mustache and a cape.

Television Turnabout (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
Dopey Behavior Department
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

Madam Fatal Meets the Jester (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Art Pinajian (signed)
Pencils
Art Pinajian (signed)
Inks
Art Pinajian
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; The Jester [Robert Mason] (introduction); Prof. Mason (introduction, Jester's father); Ratney (villain, introduction); Paxton (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

This is not the same character as had his own strip in Smash Comics.

[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
I'm bored
Genre
humor

[The False Clock] (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]; Scat Bison (villain, introduction, impersonates the Clock); Pug Brady
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [Sophisticated Lady]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["MM--Maybe instead of phoning Molly for that buck she said she'd gimme, I'd better go over to the studio an' see her!"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. [Draco's Mechanical Invasion Fleet]
    Space Legion
  5. 4. Super Power Slip-Up
    Wizard Wells
  6. 5. Let's Go Huntin'!
    Slap Happy Pappy
  7. 6. [Captured by the Black Shark]
    The Red Torpedo
  8. 7. ["Count Ivan Gregorio is trying hard to marry Jane Arden"]
    Jane Arden
  9. 8. ["We might straws t'see who marries up wif' Lena!"]
    Lena Pry
  10. 9. [The Mysterious Falcon]
    Alias the Spider
  11. 10. ["I've got to earn some money if I expect to stay in school Bud"]
    Ned Brant
  12. 11. ["Look we've churned up butter again"]
    Off the Record
  13. 12. [Amazonia's Fifth Column]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  14. 13. Television Turnabout
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. ["Dopey Behavior Department"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  16. 15. Madam Fatal Meets the Jester
    Madam Fatal
  17. 16. ["I'm bored"]
    Snappy
  18. 17. [The False Clock]
    The Clock
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