(May 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
S. M. Iger
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hercules / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hercules [Joe Hercules]

[The Seaside Saboteurs] (Table of Contents: 1)

Hercules / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Reed Crandall [as Gregg Powers] (signed)
Inks:
Reed Crandall [as Gregg Powers] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hercules [Joe Hercules]; a gang of saboteurs (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Hercules accepts an invitation from a movie producer to play a jungle hero, only to suffer through the production and become faint at the movie premier. When the movie was beginning to become a hit, he flees again to the solitude of the country.

[Murder in the Machine Factory] (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty Bates / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Powell?
Pencils:
Al Bryant
Inks:
Al Bryant
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Ed Grover (introduction); Kale (villain, introduction); Kurt (villain, introduction); their accomplices (villains, introductions)
Reprints:

[The Squirt] (Table of Contents: 3)

Dan Tootin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

[The Case of London Joe] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Strange Twins / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
S. M. Iger
Pencils:
Alex Blum
Inks:
Alex Blum
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
London Joe (villain, introduction)

[Visitor's Day] (Table of Contents: 5)

Bob and Swab / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Klaus Nordling
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling
Inks:
Klaus Nordling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor

[The Missionary's Niece] (Table of Contents: 6)

Lion Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Molly Snood (introduction); Mary Blake (introduction)

[Armored Cars of Crime] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Red Bee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum
Pencils:
Witmer Williams [as Clark Williams] (signed)
Inks:
Witmer Williams [as Clark Williams] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Boldoni (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introductions)

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from ? to Toni Blum by Craig Delich 2013-12-30. The Who's Who indicates that Toni Blum wrote this feature in 1941-42.

Artist verification for Williams by the Who's Who.

[A War of Roses] (Table of Contents: 8)

Old Witch / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Appel
Inks:
George Appel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

["There's something I've always wanted to get into..."] (Table of Contents: 9)

Tommy Tinkle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[Damus the Wizard] (Table of Contents: 10)

Neon the Unknown / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
S. M. Iger
Pencils:
Alex Blum ?
Inks:
Alex Blum ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Neon [Tom Corbet]; Damus (villain, introduction); Otto Shickler (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A European dictator is discovered by Neon in South America, where he worked with an ancient wizard named Damus. Damus conjured up evil demons and a dragon, but when Shickler turned his wrath upon the old man, Neon convinced Damus to defect.

Indexer Notes

It's a good bet that Blum did the art on this story as the only other artist known to have done it was Lou Fine in 1941 and his style is easily recognizable. Added by Craig Delich 2013-10-10.

Gangster's Ghost (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum (Tony Boone)
Letters:
Typeset

[The Graveyard Spies] (Table of Contents: 12)

G-5 Super Agent / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Appel
Inks:
George Appel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Ronald Morgan (villain, introduction); other spies (villains, introductions)

[The Oxygen Thieves] (Table of Contents: 13)

Blaze Barton / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Gutwirth
Inks:
Maurice Gutwirth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
A race of aliens (villains, introductions)

[The Morale Murderers] (Table of Contents: 14)

Don Glory / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Gabby (journalist, introduction); Sam (journalist, introduction); A gang of spies (villains, introductions)
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hercules
  2. 1. [The Seaside Saboteurs]
    Hercules
  3. 2. [Murder in the Machine Factory]
    Betty Bates
  4. 3. [The Squirt]
    Dan Tootin
  5. 4. [The Case of London Joe]
    The Strange Twins
  6. 5. [Visitor's Day]
    Bob and Swab
  7. 6. [The Missionary's Niece]
    Lion Boy
  8. 7. [Armored Cars of Crime]
    The Red Bee
  9. 8. [A War of Roses]
    Old Witch
  10. 9. ["There's something I've always wanted to get into..."]
    Tommy Tinkle
  11. 10. [Damus the Wizard]
    Neon the Unknown
  12. 11. Gangster's Ghost
  13. 12. [The Graveyard Spies]
    G-5 Super Agent
  14. 13. [The Oxygen Thieves]
    Blaze Barton
  15. 14. [The Morale Murderers]
    Don Glory
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin