(August 1941)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-06-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E. M. Arnold
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 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. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Ray / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Bozo the Robot (inset); Espionage [Black X] (inset); The Jester [Chuck Lane] (inset); Midnight [Dave Clark] (inset)

[Mitch Mouldin] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Ray / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall [as Electron] (signed)
Inks
Reed Crandall [as Electron] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Bud; Mitch Mouldin

Indexer Notes

Art credits revised from Lou Fine to Reed Crandall by Craig Delich 2011-27-11 per article/interview with Gill Fox in Alter-Ego #12 (January, 2002). The splash page for this story was reprinted in B/W.

[The Budget is Balanced] (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie O'Toole

Liver-Lip McGaw (Table of Contents: 3)

Midnight / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); Liver-Lip McGraw (villain)
Synopsis
Doc Wackey creates a new invention he calls the Visoscope, with which he could survey any part of the city......an invention useful to Midnight in locating a nefarious villain.
Keywords
Visoscope

[Captain Krawl] (Table of Contents: 4)

Wings Wendall / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Pencils
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Wings Wendall; Spinner Benson; Captain Krawl

Indexer Notes

Wears costume in this story

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Invisible Justice / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Pencils
Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Inks
Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A Hazy Terror of the Glens
Genre
superhero
Characters
Kent Thurston; Phineas Barr; John Thorp; Joan Thorp; Tom Slade

[Sabotage at the Navy Yard] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Jester / 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 Jester [Charles Lane]; Mulligan

Indexer Notes

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

[Basil's Gang] (Table of Contents: 7)

Espionage Starring Black X / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Lane French [as Will Erwin] (signed)
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Espionage [Black X]; Batu; Colonel Atwater

Indexer Notes

Williams is credited on drawing this feature.

Writer revision from Eisner to French by Craig Delich.

Will Eisner created the Espionage feature, and Will Erwin was a pen name used by Will Eisner (Erwin was Eisner's middle name), but it also became a house by-line after Eisner's tenure after 1940. Lane French wrote the feature in 1941, followed by Toni Blum (1942) and Otto Binder (1942-43).

[First Night] (Table of Contents: 8)

Rookie Rankin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur F. Peddy [as Kenneth Julian] (signed)
Inks
Arthur F. Peddy [as Kenneth Julian] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rookie Rankin (introduction); Ma Rankin; Sgt. Burns; Nightstick Kane; Jimmy

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

Wun Cloo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pardon, pal, but could you tell me what that...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo (detective)

Indexer Notes

Cole is only credited on art for this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Introducing Wildfire (Table of Contents: 10)

Wildfire / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Turner (signed)
Pencils
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks
Jim Mooney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wildfire (Carol Vance Martin); Frank Vance (Carol's father, death); Marie (Carol's maid); Lord of Fire; Mr. John Martin; Mrs. Martin; Senator Raymond; Heinrich (villain); Dolph (villain); Green Masked Bund (villains)
Synopsis
Young Carol Martin is given wondrous powers by the Lord of Fire, which she uses to combat the un-American activities of a group which has kidnapped a famed U.S. Senator, trying to get him to admit to the newspapers that America will not come to the aid of other democracies.
Reprints

The Pall of Terror (Table of Contents: 11)

Jimmy Christian / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert M. Hyatt
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jimmy Christian

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Purple Trio / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Blum [as S. M. Regi] (signed)
Inks
Alex Blum [as S. M. Regi] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Purple Trio [Warren; Rocky Hill; Tiny Todd]

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Jerry Iger to ? by Craig Delich 2013-12-26. The Who's Who indicates that S. M. Regi was a pen-name sometimes used by Jerry Iger, but also by others as a house by-line. It further indicates that Jerry Iger did not write this feature, but that Alex Blum, under this pen-name or by-line, did draw the strip.

[The Clown] (Table of Contents: 13)

Bozo the Robot / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed)
Inks
George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hugh Hazzard; Bozo the Robot; Clive Dow; The Clown (villain)
Synopsis
Bozo faces a super-powered villain called The Clown, who kills with the aid of a poison. He leaves a card bearing his white faced visage at the scene of the crime, with his sights set on taking over organized crime. Hazzard and Bozo track him down, but the Clown, with sheer brute force, throws the robot into the river. However, Bozo quickly recovers and tracks the Clown to his hideout and delivers a beating to the villain, then turns him over to the Police.

Indexer Notes

Brenner is only credited on art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Ray
  2. 1. [Mitch Mouldin]
    The Ray
  3. 2. [The Budget is Balanced]
    Archie O'Toole
  4. 3. Liver-Lip McGaw
    Midnight
  5. 4. [Captain Krawl]
    Wings Wendall
  6. 5. ["A Hazy Terror of the Glens"]
    Invisible Justice
  7. 6. [Sabotage at the Navy Yard]
    The Jester
  8. 7. [Basil's Gang]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  9. 8. [First Night]
    Rookie Rankin
  10. 9. ["Pardon, pal, but could you tell me what that..."]
    Wun Cloo
  11. 10. Introducing Wildfire
    Wildfire
  12. 11. The Pall of Terror
    Jimmy Christian
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    The Purple Trio
  14. 13. [The Clown]
    Bozo the Robot
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Del Gruber
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