(September 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-07-10
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. 4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Black Condor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.]; The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); Jane Arden (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Molly the Model (inset)

[The Ghost-Gun Killer] (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]; Jasper Crow (villain); the Ghost-Gun Killer (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
Aw Nifty-I'm tired
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly the Model

The Red Torpedo vs. the Black Shark (Table of Contents: 3)

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.

[The Sabotaged Submarine] (Table of Contents: 4)

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]

[The Tobacco Juice Spitter] (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 Outlaws of Jupiter (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Vern Henkel (signed as Vern)
Pencils
Vern Henkel (signed as Vern)
Inks
Vern Henkel (signed as Vern)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Space Legion; Rock Braddon; Blackbeard (first appearance; villain); One-Arm Ganz (first appearance; villain); Patch-Eye Tork (first appearance; villain); Half-Face McGurk (first appearance; villain); a girl (first appearance; villain)

[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
To signal a passing Coast Guard cutter, Jane and Jim Porter set fire to a mattress
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
Since Dan'l wooed yo' we gotta make 'im marry yo'!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Lena Pry Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

[Death at Rustling Willow] (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]; Jean Horton (introduction); Sutton (villain, introduction); Pierre (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits from Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

The Spider's secret identity was obscured until this story, when he was officially named Tom Hallaway.

[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
We really should be practicing thoses new song hits, Bud
Genre
sports

[The Phony Radio Beam] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Al McWilliams
Pencils
Al McWilliams
Inks
Al McWilliams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; adventure
Characters
Chuck Bolton (first appearance); Captain Schloss (first appearance; villain; death)

Lake of Missing Men (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Larry Spain
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Eric Vale

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

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

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

Genre
humor

[The Five Bloodstones of Mu] (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]; Basil (first appearance; villain; death)

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

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
Hey Freddie wait a minute!
Genre
humor

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

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
A popular debbie named Sarah Van Beezon was engaged to Jay Thorndyke, the catch of the season
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

[The Revenge of Bat Nillon] (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
Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Bat Nillon (first appearance; villain)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [The Ghost-Gun Killer]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["Aw Nifty-I'm tired"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. The Red Torpedo vs. the Black Shark
    The Red Torpedo
  5. 4. [The Sabotaged Submarine]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  6. 5. [The Tobacco Juice Spitter]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  7. 6. The Outlaws of Jupiter
    Space Legion
  8. 7. ["To signal a passing Coast Guard cutter, Jane and Jim Porter set fire to a mattress"]
    Jane Arden
  9. 8. ["Since Dan'l wooed yo' we gotta make 'im marry yo'!"]
    Lena Pry
  10. 9. [Death at Rustling Willow]
    Alias the Spider
  11. 10. ["We really should be practicing thoses new song hits, Bud"]
    Ned Brant
  12. 11. [The Phony Radio Beam]
    Spitfire [Quality]
  13. 12. Lake of Missing Men
    Eric Vale
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  15. 14. [The Five Bloodstones of Mu]
    Madam Fatal
  16. 15. ["Hey Freddie wait a minute!"]
    Snappy
  17. 16. ["A popular debbie named Sarah Van Beezon was engaged to Jay Thorndyke, the catch of the season"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  18. 17. [The Revenge of Bat Nillon]
    The Clock [superhero]
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