(May 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1941-03-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
S. M. Iger

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)

Hercules [Quality] / 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 [Quality] / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
? (signed as Gregg Powers)
Pencils
Reed Crandall (signed as Gregg Powers)
Inks
Reed Crandall (signed as Gregg Powers)
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 ? (signed as Stanley Charlot)
Pencils
Al Bryant (signed as Stanley Charlot)
Inks
Al Bryant (signed as Stanley Charlot)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; crime
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; science fiction
Reprints

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

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

Script
S. M. Iger (signed as S. M. Regi)
Pencils
Alex Blum (signed as S. M. Regi)
Inks
Alex Blum (signed as S. M. Regi)
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 (signed as K. Nordling)
Pencils
Klaus Nordling (signed as K. Nordling)
Inks
Klaus Nordling (signed as K. Nordling)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor

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

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

Script
? (signed as Merton Holmes)
Pencils
Henry Kiefer (signed as Merton Holmes)
Inks
Henry Kiefer (signed as Merton Holmes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; adventure
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 ? (signed as B. H. Apiary)
Pencils
Witmer Williams (signed as B. H. Apiary)
Inks
Witmer Williams (signed as B. H. Apiary)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

The Old Witch [Quality] / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? (signed as Pierre Winter)
Pencils
George Appel (signed as Pierre Winter)
Inks
George Appel (signed as Pierre Winter)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's something I've always wanted to get into...
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural

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

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

Script
S. M. Iger (signed as Tagor Maroy)
Pencils
Alex Blum ? (signed as Tagor Maroy)
Inks
Alex Blum ? (signed as Tagor Maroy)
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
? (signed as Cary Weyt)
Pencils
George Appel (signed as Cary Weyte)
Inks
George Appel (signed as Cary Weyte)
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
? (signed as Roy Talon)
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth (signed as Roy Talon)
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth (signed as Roy Talon)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; western-frontier
Characters
A race of aliens (villains, introductions)

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

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

Script
? (signed as Lincoln Ross)
Pencils
Nick Cardy (signed as Lincoln Ross)
Inks
Nick Cardy (signed as Lincoln Ross)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports; adventure
Characters
Gabby (journalist, introduction); Sam (journalist, introduction); A gang of spies (villains, introductions)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hercules [Quality]
  2. 1. [The Seaside Saboteurs]
    Hercules [Quality]
  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]
    The Old Witch [Quality]
  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
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