(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

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 [superhero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.] (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 (signed as Louis K. Fine)
Inks
Lou Fine (signed as Louis K. Fine)
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 by a Nazi named General Korn to destroy ten tall buildings.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good old Maloney, my boyhood chum
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; adventure; fantasy-supernatural
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 ? (credited as Roy Larken)
Pencils
Henry Kiefer (credited as Roy Larken)
Inks
Henry Kiefer (credited as Roy Larken)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; adventure
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 suggests, 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. Kiefer is also usually considered to have written it.

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

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

Script
Jack Cole (signed as Ralph Johns)
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed as Ralph Johns)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed as Ralph Johns)
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 Campbell (signed as Harry Francis Campbell)
Pencils
Henry Taylor ?
Inks
Henry Taylor ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Wizard Wells; Tug; Elaine Adams (introduction); Josef (villain, introduction, death); other spies (villains, introductions)

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

Jane Arden / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Monte Barrett
Pencils
Russell Ross
Inks
Russell Ross
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jessel goes to meet Jane, believing she is ready to sell the secret radio plane plans
Genre
drama; adventure
Characters
Jane Arden
Reprints
  • from Jane Arden Sunday (Register and Tribune Syndicate) 19XX-XX-XX - 19XX-XX-XX

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

Lena Pry / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Monte Barrett
Pencils
Russell Ross
Inks
Russell Ross
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lena, I never seen sich business!
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 (credited)

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.

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

Ned Brant / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Zuppke
Pencils
Walt Depew
Inks
Walt Depew
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well I'm afraid I'm going to have to get back to town
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
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
Vern Henkel
Pencils
Vern Henkel
Inks
Vern 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
Walt Depew
Inks
Walt Depew
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports; non-fiction

[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 [superhero] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner (signed as George E. Brenner)
Pencils
George Brenner (signed as George E. Brenner)
Inks
George Brenner (signed as George E. Brenner)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Pug; The Crab (villain, introduction)