(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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
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)

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's something I've always wanted to get into...
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)
Editing
Related Scans
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:
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin