(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