(April 1941)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1941-02-19
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. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Ray / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gill Fox ?
Inks
Gill Fox ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[The Empire of Captain Blue] (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]; Jackie (introduction, later known as Bud); Keefer; Rogers; Captain Blue (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Ray, a boy and two men are stranded on a Pacific Island after their plane is shot down by "asiatics". There he meets Captain Blue, a pirate who intends to attack Hawaii, then take over the world after the Americans and the "mongols" destroy each other. Blue imprisons the Ray in a circle of light, and the Ray must rely on his human strength to send Blue over a ledge to his death.

Indexer Notes

Jackie discovers the Ray's true identity in this story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boris the Blade must not fail to assassinate...
Genre
humor; children

[Gabby, the Talking Monkey] (Table of Contents: 3)

Midnight / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Gabby the talking monkey (introduction); Alice O'Day (scientist, death); Slug McGurk (villain); Julie the Jerk (villain)
Synopsis
Midnight comes to the rescue of a purse snatching victim and discovers she's a scientist who can make animals talk. Intending to turn this secret over to government authorities, Alice is attacked and killed by thugs, who burned her secrets, leaving only Gabby as proof that her theories worked. Midnight gains custody of the monkey, after rounding up the people responsible for Alice's death.
Keywords
Vacuum Gun (introduction)

Indexer Notes

The Vacuum Gun was an automatic that projected a suction cup connected to a self-winding reel of fine silk cord.....strong enough to hold a man's weight, and its suction held to almost any surface.

[Trouble on Sao Paulo Island] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Wings Wendall; Spinner Benson; Derek; Baron; Col Harrison
Synopsis
Wings and Spinner discover an unknown base on an American island.

[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
Criminal beware!
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Purple Trio [Tiny Todd; Warren; Rocky Hill]; J. G. Throcton

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

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

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Inn the late hours of the night, Kent Thurston, the Invisible Hood, plays a grim game of hide-and-seek with Death as he battles an unknown foe in an old waterfront tavern called One Way Inn.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Invisible Hood [Kent Thurston]; Mr. Mite (villain, introduction, spy); Black John (villain)

Indexer Notes

The villain, Mr. Mite, bears an uncanny resemblance to Captain Marvel's foe, Sivana.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Black X, the international spy leaves a night club with Batu. [sic]
Genre
spy
Characters
Espionage [Black X]; Batu; Madame Doom (villain); Ahkir Jubnijhak (villain)
Synopsis
Black X goes to India to help Batu track down terrorists that have infiltrated the British Raj. Madame Doom follows for her own reasons.

Indexer Notes

Credits suggested by the Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When was the American caravan attacked?
Genre
adventure
Characters
Abdul; Hassan; Afta Ikur; Cy Young

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Barry, this Seymor Blots may be a financial wizard to the suckers who invest with him, but he's still a crook to me!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Scarlet Seal [Barry Moore]; Captain Tim Moore; Seymour Blots (villain)

Indexer Notes

Credits suggested by the Who's Who.

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

Magno, the Magnetic Man / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dr. Harry Wood, a noted archaeologist, reads the accounts of the murders...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Magno [Tom Dalton]; Dr. Harry Wood; Van Nest
Synopsis
Five archeologists tattoo a map to ancient mystical treasure on the backs of their hands. Now someone is murdering them and stealing those hands.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

Gustavson credits from Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

Ghost Stampede (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[Lost in the Wilds of Tibet] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Chic Carter; Gordon Bruce; Chung Musta; Hilme; the Prince of Kabat

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the office of the Acme Insurance Company...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tom Holms; Mr.Goyle; Hugh Hazzard; Bozo the Robot; Chico
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Ray
  2. 1. [The Empire of Captain Blue]
    The Ray
  3. 2. ["Boris the Blade must not fail to assassinate..."]
    Archie O'Toole
  4. 3. [Gabby, the Talking Monkey]
    Midnight
  5. 4. [Trouble on Sao Paulo Island]
    Wings Wendall
  6. 5. ["Criminal beware!"]
    The Purple Trio
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Wun Cloo
  8. 7. ["Inn the late hours of the night, Kent Thurston, the Invisible Hood, plays a grim game of hide-and-seek with Death as he battles an unknown foe in an old waterfront tavern called One Way Inn."]
    Invisible Justice
  9. 8. ["Black X, the international spy leaves a night club with Batu. [sic]"]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  10. 9. ["When was the American caravan attacked?"]
    Abdul the Arab
  11. 10. ["Barry, this Seymor Blots may be a financial wizard to the suckers who invest with him, but he's still a crook to me!"]
    The Scarlet Seal
  12. 11. ["Dr. Harry Wood, a noted archaeologist, reads the accounts of the murders..."]
    Magno, the Magnetic Man
  13. 12. Ghost Stampede
    Jimmy Christian
  14. 13. [Lost in the Wilds of Tibet]
    Chic Carter
  15. 14. ["In the office of the Acme Insurance Company..."]
    Bozo the Robot
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