(April 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-02-28
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

On sale date from the publication date as submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Volume 36, Number 2. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B 493111. Volume number also reported to Copyright Office but not in the actual comic book itself.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Black Condor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Tom Wright]; The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Molly the Model (inset); The Red Torpedo [Jim Lockhart] (inset)
Reprints

[Jasper Crow and the Miners] (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. as Senator Thomas Wright]; Wendy Foster; Senator Jasper Crow (villain)

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Jim Amash in The Quality Companion (TwoMorrows, 2011 series) #1 (November, 2011), page 93.

[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 is getting very difficult
Genre
humor

[Captured by Captain X] (Table of Contents: 3)

Space Legion / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Vernon Henkel [as Vern](signed)
Pencils
Vernon Henkel [as Vern](signed)
Inks
Vernon Henkel [as Vern](signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rock Braddon; Space Legion; Commander Crosby; Captain X (villain, introduction)

Out of Thin Air (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; Karl (villain, introduction, death); other fifth columnists (villains, introductions, deaths)

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

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

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

Genre
humor

[Doom in the Lagoon] (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 Mongolese (villains, introduction for all)

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 / 3 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
Jane has felled the intruder who overpowered Eric
Genre
drama
Reprints
  • from Jane Arden Sunday (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX - 19XX-XX-XX

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Lena Pry / comic story / 1 page (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
Yo' is spendin' yo' money too fast, Lena!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Lena Pry Sunday (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX - 19XX-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Lena Pry is the Sunday footer (topper) comic strip to the Jane Arden comic strip.

[Crushing the Crickets] (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 Halloway]; The Big Cricket (villain, death?); the Crickets (villains)

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 guess that will hold Jake for quite some time
Genre
sports
Reprints
  • from Ned Brant Sunday (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX - 19XX-XX-XX

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

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Pencils
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Inks
Arthur Beeman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey what's that noise downstairs?
Genre
humor

[The Counterfeit Plot of Phrogg Zaran] (Table of Contents: 12)

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 [Jim Slade]; Lucy Stone; Phrogg Zaran (villain, introduction)

While Rome Burns (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)

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
Hey get off there! You're no ornament!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Rube Goldberg's Side Show Sunday (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX - 19XX-XX-XX

[The Blue Cloak Gang] (Table of Contents: 15)

Madam Fatal / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Art Pinajian (signed)
Pencils
Art Pinajian (signed)
Inks
Art Pinajian
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; The Blue Cloak Gang (villains, introduction); Dan Rogers (introduction, a stage magician)

That Soaring Norwegian (Table of Contents: 16)

They're Still Talking / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Zuppke ?
Pencils
B. W. DePew
Inks
B. W. DePew
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports

[Talent Scout for Sap] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns]
Pencils
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns]
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

[The Murder of Hy Jakker] (Table of Contents: 18)

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; Big Boy Broge (villain, introduction); Hy Jakker (villain, introduction, death)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [Jasper Crow and the Miners]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["Molly is getting very difficult"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. [Captured by Captain X]
    Space Legion
  5. 4. Out of Thin Air
    Wizard Wells
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  7. 6. [Doom in the Lagoon]
    The Red Torpedo
  8. 7. ["Jane has felled the intruder who overpowered Eric"]
    Jane Arden
  9. 8. ["Yo' is spendin' yo' money too fast, Lena!"]
    Lena Pry
  10. 9. [Crushing the Crickets]
    Alias the Spider
  11. 10. ["I guess that will hold Jake for quite some time"]
    Ned Brant
  12. 11. ["Hey what's that noise downstairs?"]
    Snappy
  13. 12. [The Counterfeit Plot of Phrogg Zaran]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  14. 13. While Rome Burns
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. ["Hey get off there! You're no ornament!"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  16. 15. [The Blue Cloak Gang]
    Madam Fatal
  17. 16. That Soaring Norwegian
    They're Still Talking
  18. 17. [Talent Scout for Sap]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  19. 18. [The Murder of Hy Jakker]
    The Clock
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