(March 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-01-31
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 Clock / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Tom Wright] (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Jane Arden (inset); Ned Brant (inset)

[The Coming of Jasper Crow] (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., also as Senator Thomas Wright]; Senator Thomas Wright (introduction, death); Dr. Foster (introduction); Wendy Foster (Wright's daughter, introduction); Senator Jasper Crow (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Returning to the land of his birth, Richard Grey meets Senator Wright who is being bullied by Senator Jaspar Crow to vote for an appropriations bill that would provide kickbacks. When Wright refuses, Crow has him shot by his thugs, and when the Senator dies, Grey assumes the role of the late Senator and votes against the bill.

Indexer Notes

Richard Grey Jr. assumes the identity of the murdered Senator Wright in this story.

[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
Molly don't want t'see the fight, Nifty
Genre
humor

[War of the Blondes and Brunettes] (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
Rock Braddon; Space Legion; Commander Crosby; Queen Luxor (villain, introduction); Queen Feros (villain, introduction)

Too Much Water (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; Tug; Portner [Rentrop] (villain, introduction, death)

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

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
Oh my venetian blind
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

[The Spies on the Junk] (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]; The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
While near Holland, the Torpedo intercepts enemy Asian sailors and uses their ship to lead their fellows into a trap in Africa.

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
I caught the first train for Washington, Chief
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
I dreamt 'bout fish again, Sal.
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Lena Pry Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

bottom half of Jane Arden pages.

[The Crickets Strike Again] (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]; Baron Karl von Ernst (introduction, death); B-16 (villain, operative of the Crickets); The Big Cricket (villain); the Crickets (villains)
Synopsis
When Baron von Ernst escaped Nazi Germany with his jewels and was killed by a bomb, the Spider uncovered B-16, an operative of the Crickets. B-16 led the Spider to the Big Cricket, and, in the ensuing fight, the Spider never once used an arrow, and was forced to flee the gunmen and battle the Crickets another time.

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'm sorry but we can't
Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Little Squirt Electric Milker (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor

[The Drawings of Dwarf Rogan] (Table of Contents: 12)

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]; Dwarf Rogan (villain, introduction, death)

How To Trap a Warden (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)

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

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

Genre
humor

Sabotage! (Table of Contents: 15)

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]; Lucy Stone (Slade's colleague); Schneider Polekat (villain, introduction)

[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
C'mere Spot! Somethin' special--
Genre
humor; children

[The Case of Piggy Dorn] (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]; Pug; Piggy Dorn (villain, introduction); Homer Tweed (introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Clock
  2. 1. [The Coming of Jasper Crow]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["Molly don't want t'see the fight, Nifty"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. [War of the Blondes and Brunettes]
    Space Legion
  5. 4. Too Much Water
    Wizard Wells
  6. 5. ["Oh my venetian blind"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  7. 6. [The Spies on the Junk]
    The Red Torpedo
  8. 7. ["I caught the first train for Washington, Chief"]
    Jane Arden
  9. 8. ["I dreamt 'bout fish again, Sal."]
    Lena Pry
  10. 9. [The Crickets Strike Again]
    Alias the Spider
  11. 10. ["I'm sorry but we can't"]
    Ned Brant
  12. 11. Little Squirt Electric Milker
    Slap Happy Pappy
  13. 12. [The Drawings of Dwarf Rogan]
    Madam Fatal
  14. 13. How To Trap a Warden
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  16. 15. Sabotage!
    Tor, the Magic Master
  17. 16. ["C'mere Spot! Somethin' special--"]
    Snappy
  18. 17. [The Case of Piggy Dorn]
    The Clock
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