(December 1953)

Quality Comics, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines
Brand
A Quality Comic Publication
Editing
Alfred Grenet; Richard Arnold (associate); Everett M. Arnold (general manager)
Color
color cover
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1953 by Comic Magazines.


Subterranean Beast (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
Chuck Cuidera?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

A Pact with the Devil (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Suicidal John Masters enters into a pact with the devil and gets ten golden years of wealth and fortune. When his time is up, Masters tries to run. But Satan and his minions follow suit on his heels and drive him to suicide.
Reprints

The Subterranean Beast (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
Chuck Cuidera ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Allan Mills discovers a monstrous monkey captivated between rocks in a cave. By feeding the beast, Mills tries to command him. The ape shows more interest in Mills’ girlfriend Ruth. Freed by an earthquake, the beast searches for Ruth, but is used by Mills to run amok in the nearby village. The crazed Mills hits Ruth and the giant gorilla-creature takes him underground into the bowels of the earth.

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

Killer from Beyond (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Thief and killer Benny Renz is ratted out to the police by his partner, Simon Fox. Fox and his girlfriend Lili buy the Renz home and tear it down looking for the hidden loot. The ghost of Renz has a laugh as the quarrelsome couple kill each other.
Reprints

Dark Sorcery (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense

The Monster in Flesh (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Charles Nicholas ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama; crime
Synopsis
Antol Meers is shunned by society for his ugliness. One day he can’t take it anymore and beats up beautiful people. He gets a prison sentence and encounters a therapist who believes in change. Meers enjoys plastic surgery and becomes a society dandy. His soul, however, remains evil. Meers continues to commit crimes until he's caught again and put on the electric chair.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
Previous indexer Saltarella suggested Chic Stone? for pencils and inks.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Subterranean Beast
  2. 1. A Pact with the Devil
  3. 2. The Subterranean Beast
  4. 3. Killer from Beyond
  5. 4. Dark Sorcery
  6. 5. The Monster in Flesh
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Claus Simonsen
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jim Walls
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Walls
  • Keith Smith
  • Jim Van Dore