(June 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Volume:
[1]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1941-03-28
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 493109. Volume number also reported to Copyright Office but not in the actual comic book itself.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Clock / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gill Fox
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Tom Wright] (inset); Jane Arden (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Molly the Model (inset)

[General Korn] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Black Condor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine [as Louis K. Fine] (signed)
Inks:
Lou Fine [as Louis K. Fine] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Thomas Wright]; Wendy Foster; Dr. Foster; Carl Stark (introduction, inventor, death); General Korn (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Condor must solve the murder of inventor Carl Stark, who had created a remote control bomb that was used to destroy ten tall buildings by a Nazi named General Korn.

["Good old Maloney, my boyhood chum"] (Table of Contents: 2)

Molly the Model / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Devlin
Pencils:
John Devlin
Inks:
John Devlin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly

[The Evil of Krenko] (Table of Contents: 3)

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]; Krenko (villain); Nizni (villain, introduction, death); the Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis:
While on assignment in Alaska, Slade comes upon a ring of spies intent on stealing U.S. munitions. When the spies destroyed his car, Slade walks into town, and, as Tor, uses his magical ability to walk on water to the spies' submarine, where he snapped pictures of them just before they ran into underwater American mines.

[Black Shark Sells Out] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Red Torpedo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Kiefer ? [as Drew Allen] (credited)
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer (signed)
Inks:
Henry Kiefer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Red Torpedo [Jim Lockhart]; The Black Shark (villain); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
The Torpedo heads to the South Seas in order to save a native girl from the Black Shark and his Japanese cohorts.

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who verifies, 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. However, the Who's Who does not specify a writer for the strip (although Kiefer is usually considered to have written it) so a ? has been placed after his name as writer.

Drew Allen is a house by-line and not the name for any real person.

[The Shoes and the Sack] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Slap-Happy Pappy

Salt of Doom (Table of Contents: 6)

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; Elaine Adams (introduction); Josef (villain, introduction, death); other spies (villains, introductions)

["Jessel goes to meet Jane, believing she is ready to sell the secret radio plane plans"] (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:
?

Genre:
drama
Characters:
Jane Arden
Reprints:
  • from Jane Arden Sunday (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX - 19XX-XX-XX

["Lena, I never seen sich business!"] (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:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lena Pry
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.

[The Phony Resurrectionist] (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 Hallaway]; John Stuart (introduction); Mary Stuart (introduction); Mr. Stuart (introduction); The Professor (villain, introduction, death); Grekko (villain, introduction); Hank (villain, introduction); Joe (villain, introduction); other un-named gangsters (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

["Well I'm afraid I'm going to have to get back to town"] (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:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Ned Brant
Reprints:
  • from Ned Brant Sunday (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX - 19XX-XX-XX

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

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Rube Goldberg
Pencils:
Rube Goldberg
Inks:
Rube Goldberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Rube Goldberg's Side Show Sunday (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX - 19XX-XX-XX

[The Gypsy Murder] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; Jim Graves; Gypsy Band [Demo; Felipe; Maria (Demo's daughter); others unnamed]; Bastani (villain, introduction); Goro (villain, introduction); Madame De Farge (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Richard is visiting his friend Jim at his country mansion and is told about the band of Gypsies that come into the area yearly for a great festival, so he decides to go into town and check out things. He sees a man named Bastani murder a man named Demo, the father of a girl the evil villain wants to marry himself, but doesn't succeed in capturing the man. Felipe, in love with Maria, is blamed for the crime and Madam Fatal steps in to solve the crime to the Gypsy Band's satisfaction.
Reprints:
  • in Super Weird Heroes (IDW, 2016 series) nn (November 2016)
Keywords:
Blue Cave

The Fire Moose (Table of Contents: 13)

Eric Vale / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Larry Spain] (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Eric Vale

Indexer Notes

Larry Spain is a house by-line and not the name of a real person.

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

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

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

Genre:
humor

Rock Braddon Vs. Captain X (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Space Legion [Rock Braddon; Commander Crosby]; Captain X (villain)

That Breath Taking Olympic Finish (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Snappy

[The Crab's Extortion Plot] (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; The Crab (villain, introduction)
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Clock
  2. 1. [General Korn]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["Good old Maloney, my boyhood chum"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. [The Evil of Krenko]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  5. 4. [Black Shark Sells Out]
    The Red Torpedo
  6. 5. [The Shoes and the Sack]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  7. 6. Salt of Doom
    Wizard Wells
  8. 7. ["Jessel goes to meet Jane, believing she is ready to sell the secret radio plane plans"]
    Jane Arden
  9. 8. ["Lena, I never seen sich business!"]
    Lena Pry
  10. 9. [The Phony Resurrectionist]
    Alias the Spider
  11. 10. ["Well I'm afraid I'm going to have to get back to town"]
    Ned Brant
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  13. 12. [The Gypsy Murder]
    Madam Fatal
  14. 13. The Fire Moose
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  16. 15. Rock Braddon Vs. Captain X
    Space Legion
  17. 16. That Breath Taking Olympic Finish
    They're Still Talking
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Snappy
  19. 18. [The Crab's Extortion Plot]
    The Clock
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  • Craig Delich
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
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  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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