(February 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines
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

Statement of Ownership:
Publisher Comic Magazines, Inc 322 Main St Stamford, CT
Editor: S.M. Iger; Business Manager Everett M. Arnold
Owners: Clare C. Arnold, Everett M. Arnold, Fred A. Little, Henry P. Martin
(Indicia lists publisher address as 1213 W 3rd ST, Cleveland, Ohio)


The Fifth Column Plotters (Table of Contents)

Neon the Unknown / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine ?
Inks
Lou Fine ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Neon the Unknown [Tom Corbet]
Reprints

[The Power-Stealing Tower] (Table of Contents: 1)

Hercules / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Greg Powers]
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hercules
Synopsis
A crime syndicate builds a giant tower that will drain the power from every dynamo in America. They believe only Hercules can stop them, so they resolve to kill him.

[Broadcast of Crime] (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty Bates / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Betty Bates; Joe Spumoni (villain); Freddie; The District Attorney

[The Haunted House of Spies] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Strange Twins / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger
Pencils
Alex Blum ?
Inks
Alex Blum ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Doug Strange; Rod Strange; Herr Schwitzer (villain)

[The Guantanamo Bay Incident] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Bob Masters; Swab Decker; Lt. Blemish (villain, Introduction); Nazis

[The Forester's Vengeance] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
? [as Pierre Winter]
Pencils
George Appel ?
Inks
George Appel ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Old Witch

[The Lost TORNADO] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
? [as Carey Whyte]
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
G-5; Adm. Von Berg (Introduction, villain); Adm. Sir James Mawson

[Boss Crowsy, Corrupter of Youth] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh] (Assistant District Attorney); Dick Mattens; Jimmy Mattens; Boss Crowsy (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Artist verification for Rosen by the Who's Who. The strip was signed with a by-line of B. H. Apiary, which was not a real person.

[Battle With Blitz] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Blaze Barton; Blitz (villain)

[The Hungry Ghost] (Table of Contents: 9)

Tommy Tinkle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Tommy Tinkle; Sam Snipe (Introduction, villain)

[The Monkeys Muscle In] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Lion Boy

The Stolen Name (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum (Toni Boone)
Letters
Typeset

[The Woman and the Bund] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
? [as Tegor Maroy] (signed)
Pencils
Alex Blum ?
Inks
Alex Blum ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Neon the Unknown [Tom Corbet]; Sally; Sally's un-named grandfather; Carl (villain, introduction); Carl's Bundists (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.

[Bashing the Bund] (Table of Contents: 13)

Don Glory / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Lincoln Ross]
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Don Glory (introduction); June Brent; Bundists
Synopsis
Boxer Don Glory decides to focus his energies on taking down bundist groups and others infiltrating America.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Fifth Column Plotters
    Neon the Unknown
  2. 1. [The Power-Stealing Tower]
    Hercules
  3. 2. [Broadcast of Crime]
    Betty Bates
  4. 3. [The Haunted House of Spies]
    The Strange Twins
  5. 4. [The Guantanamo Bay Incident]
    Bob and Swab
  6. 5. [The Forester's Vengeance]
    Old Witch
  7. 6. [The Lost TORNADO]
    G-5 Super Agent
  8. 7. [Boss Crowsy, Corrupter of Youth]
    The Red Bee
  9. 8. [Battle With Blitz]
    Blaze Barton
  10. 9. [The Hungry Ghost]
    Tommy Tinkle
  11. 10. [The Monkeys Muscle In]
    Lion Boy
  12. 11. The Stolen Name
  13. 12. [The Woman and the Bund]
    Neon the Unknown
  14. 13. [Bashing the Bund]
    Don Glory
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Katie
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin