(March 1941)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1941-01-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E. M. Arnold
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 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)

Bozo the Robot / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bozo the Robot; The Ray [Happy Terrill] (inset); Midnight [Dave Clark] (inset); Espionage [Black X] (inset); Wings Wendall (inset)

[The Curse of the Marshwoods] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Ray / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Fine [as E. Lectron] (signed)
Inks
Lou Fine [as E. Lectron] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Timothy Marshwood (introduction); Mr. Marshwood (flashback, introduction, death, in flashback); Jud Marshwood (villain, Tim's uncle, introduction); Slyme (villain, Marshwood family butler, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Happy has been assigned to cover the waterfront for his newspaper and discovers Timothy Marshwood trying to drown himself. Rescuing him, Tim relates the gruesome family history of family members dying violent deaths, usually by their own hands.....and Happy decides to investigate.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Some of the story is told in flashback.

[The Peace-Maker] (Table of Contents: 2)

Wings Wendall / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vernon Henkel
Pencils
Vernon Henkel
Inks
Vernon Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Wings Wendal; The Peace-Maker (Intro, Dies); Zaroff; Olga Varick (Intro); Intro: Spinner; Steve Conroy (Dies)

[The Ghost of Old King Ghoul] (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Devlin
Pencils
John Devlin
Inks
John Devlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children

[Chango the Magician] (Table of Contents: 4)

Midnight / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Gabby (a monkey); Chango (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Chango was Midnight's first "super villain".

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

The Purple Trio / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm...how wonderful and strong you are!!
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Purple Trio [Warren; Tiny Todd; Rocky Hill]; Joe (introduction); Charlie (introduction)

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

Just Laugh It Off / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur Beeman?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, smart guy -- I'm the one who's supposed...
Genre
humor

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

Invisible Justice / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Art Pinajian
Pencils
Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon]
Inks
Art Pinajian
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From out of the past the legend of the Ghost Rider comes to life as Kent Thurston, alias the Invisible Hood, comes to grips with a mystical foe...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Kent Thurston; Ghost Rider

[Madame Doom Strikes at Sea] (Table of Contents: 8)

Espionage Starring Black X / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Lane French [as Will Erwin] (signed)
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Espionage [Black X]; Madame Doom (villain)

Indexer Notes

Will Eisner created the Espionage feature, and Will Erwin was a pen name used by Will Eisner (Erwin was Eisner's middle name), but it also became a house by-line after Eisner's tenure after 1940. Lane French wrote the feature in 1941, followed by Toni Blum (1942) and Otto Binder ((1942-43).

[The Story of Salome] (Table of Contents: 9)

Abdul the Arab / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Powell
Pencils
Bob Powell [as Powell Roberts]
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Abdul; Hassan

[Gat-the-Rat] (Table of Contents: 10)

Wun Cloo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Villain: Gat-the-Rat (Intro)

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

The Scarlet Seal / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Francis Campbell [as Harry Campbell] (signed)
Pencils
Harry Francis Campbell [as Harry Campbell] (signed)
Inks
Harry Francis Campbell [as Harry Campbell] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Always something new!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Scarlet Seal (Barry Moore); Captain Tim Moore; The Panasians (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

Credits suggested by the Who's Who.

Pharaoh's Daughter (Table of Contents: 12)

Jimmy Christian / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert M. Hyatt
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[The Framing of Tony Segora] (Table of Contents: 13)

Magno / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Magno [Tom Dalton]; Tony Segora (introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

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

[Mongol Menace] (Table of Contents: 14)

Chic Carter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vernon Henkel
Pencils
Vernon Henkel
Inks
Vernon Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Chic Carter; Gordon Bruce; Wong Kai (Intro, Dies); Princess Chin Lu and her father (intro)

[The Building Racketeers] (Table of Contents: 15)

Bozo the Robot / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner
Pencils
George Brenner [as Wayne Reid]
Inks
George Brenner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Acton (Intro); Hugh Hazzard; Bozo
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bozo the Robot
  2. 1. [The Curse of the Marshwoods]
    The Ray
  3. 2. [The Peace-Maker]
    Wings Wendall
  4. 3. [The Ghost of Old King Ghoul]
    Archie O'Toole
  5. 4. [Chango the Magician]
    Midnight
  6. 5. ["Hmm...how wonderful and strong you are!!"]
    The Purple Trio
  7. 6. ["Hey, smart guy -- I'm the one who's supposed..."]
    Just Laugh It Off
  8. 7. ["From out of the past the legend of the Ghost Rider comes to life as Kent Thurston, alias the Invisible Hood, comes to grips with a mystical foe..."]
    Invisible Justice
  9. 8. [Madame Doom Strikes at Sea]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  10. 9. [The Story of Salome]
    Abdul the Arab
  11. 10. [Gat-the-Rat]
    Wun Cloo
  12. 11. ["Always something new!"]
    The Scarlet Seal
  13. 12. Pharaoh's Daughter
    Jimmy Christian
  14. 13. [The Framing of Tony Segora]
    Magno
  15. 14. [Mongol Menace]
    Chic Carter
  16. 15. [The Building Racketeers]
    Bozo the Robot
This issue was most recently modified by:
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