(August 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-06-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Ed Cronin

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. 3.

[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); Molly the Model (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Ned Brant (inset)

[Menace in Miami] (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]; Senator Jasper Crow (villain); Miranda (villain, introduction)

[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
!!!**@!-
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly the Model

[Captives of Von Snayke] (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]; Von Snayke (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains)

[The Black Shark's Bat Plane] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Henry Kiefer ? (signed as Drew Allen)
Pencils
Henry Kiefer (signed as Drew Allen)
Inks
Henry Kiefer (signed as Drew Allen)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; adventure
Characters
The Red Torpedo [Jim Lockhart]; The Black Shark (villain)

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.

Drew Allen is Kiefer's pen-name used on the strip.

[Elephant Hunt] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor

[The Robot of Dr. Takor] (Table of Contents: 6)

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; Dr. Alexis Yakor (first appearance; villain; death)

[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
Captain Meachem found Jane digging into the secret of his illegal casino
Genre
drama; adventure
Reprints
  • from Jane Arden Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[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 made Jem Snaggle marry up...
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Lena Pry Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

[Tunnel of Death] (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 (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]; Hansel (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

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

[Test Flight] (Table of Contents: 10)

Spitfire [Quality] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al McWilliams (signed)
Pencils
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks
Al McWilliams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; adventure
Characters
Tex Adams (first appearance; a test pilot)

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

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

Script
Bob Zuppke
Pencils
Walt Depew (signed as B. W. Depew)
Inks
Walt Depew (signed as B. W. Depew)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Be quiet you mechanical tweet
Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Rainmaker (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Larry Spain (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Eric Vale

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As a child little flagpole Izzy McGee scurried up to the top of the loftiest tree.
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Crimson Vulture] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Art Pinajian
Pencils
Art Pinajian
Inks
Art Pinajian
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; The Crimson Vulture [Sarada] (first appearance; villain; death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay! We're all ready- Le's go!
Genre
humor; children

[The Werewolf Murders] (Table of Contents: 17)

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]; Pat "Pug" Brady; Prescott Taunton (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Whether he is supernatural or only human, the Clock must find a way to overcome the Werewolf......and live to tell the story.

Indexer Notes

ghost artist?