(September 1941)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monhly
On-sale date
1941-07-18
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

Ed Cronin listed as editor in Police #2

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)

Bozo the Robot / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bozo the Robot; The Ray [Happy Terrill] (inset); Espionage [Black X] (inset); Midnight [Dave Clark] (inset); Wings Wendall (inset)

[Cyanide and Sabotage] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Bud; Alan Hale (death)
Synopsis
The Ray shows great concern for keeping young Bud out of harm's way after the lad witnesses a shooting. However, Bud places himself in danger afterwards when he seeks out the help from the Secret Service.

[The Oil Well Murder] (Table of Contents: 2)

Midnight / comic story / 6 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; Hobbs, Chad, Butch; J. A. Carlson
Reprints

[Smoking Will Stunt Your Growth] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor; children

[The Remote Control Murder] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Jester / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Terry Mills; Mr. Mills; Inspector Mulligan; Scrapper (Lane's dog, introduction)
Synopsis
Chuck decides to adopt the dog of one of his ex-foes.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2013-5-4. Jim Amash and Mike Kooiman, in the Quality Companion, state that Gustavson created this feature and did it the first two years of its existence (even though the Who's Who doesn't indicate Gustavson doing anything but drawing the feature).

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

Last appearnce of Inspector Mulligan.

[War of the Waterbugs] (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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Invisible Hood [Kent Thurston]; Zergon; Professor Saxon, Miss Saxon

Indexer Notes

Art Gordon is a pen name for Pinajian, from Jerry Bails' Who's Who, which lists Pinajian as writer/artist of the feature, and the style of his signature is identical to his "Art Pinajian"-signed story in Crack Comics #3. The artwork too, like the bulging noses of some villains.

[Enter: Davy Jones] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Purple Trio / comic story / 5 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; Tiny Todd; Rocky Hill]; Angela Baker (Dave's date); Curly (villain, introduction); un-named members of Curly's gang (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

Alex Blum is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and his gloomy faces are not to be mistaken. Compare sample in Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Jerry Iger is credited as writer for Quality, and his pen name was S.M. Regi (Iger backwards).

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.

Angela is the last girl whom Dave Clark dated.

[Vendetta With Franz Wenzel] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
spy
Characters
Espionage [Black X]; Batu; Colonel Atwater; Franz Wenzel; Madam Doom (villain); Fritz (villain)

Indexer Notes

Originally script credits to Witmer Williams, but he is only 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).

Help! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Ralph Johns is a pen name for Jack Cole, who is credited only on art for this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[The Midville Orphanage Murder] (Table of Contents: 9)

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]; Silas Raddo (villain, death)
Synopsis
Silas Raddo runs the Midville Orphanage and decides that, if he could get rid of the kids, he could pocket the endowment money. Therefore he plans a holiday excursion for the kids aboard a ship that he has rigged to go down in flames. Wildfire saves the kids and then dishes out deadly justice, throwing Raddo into a furnace and blowing up the small boat with his henchmen in it.

[The Wreck of the Defense Limited] (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Anton Schreck, Karlo; Pete and Mary Phillips
Reprints

Indexer Notes

out of costume now
Henkel is credited on drawing and writing this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Jimmy Solves the Hex (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

[The Daily Star Shakedown] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur Peddy [as Kenneth Julian]
Inks
Arthur Peddy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rookie Rankin; Rita; Ma Rankin

[The Revenge of Akim Toroff] (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; Akim Topoff (villain, death); Toto (villain)
Synopsis
The evil Topoff and his oriental henchman, Toto, are pursued by Hazzard and Bozo after Toto murders the District Attorney using a mystical crucible that allows Topoff to appear and vanish at will.

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bozo the Robot
  2. 1. [Cyanide and Sabotage]
    The Ray
  3. 2. [The Oil Well Murder]
    Midnight
  4. 3. [Smoking Will Stunt Your Growth]
    Archie O'Toole
  5. 4. [The Remote Control Murder]
    The Jester
  6. 5. [War of the Waterbugs]
    Invisible Justice
  7. 6. [Enter: Davy Jones]
    The Purple Trio
  8. 7. [Vendetta With Franz Wenzel]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  9. 8. Help!
    Wun Cloo
  10. 9. [The Midville Orphanage Murder]
    Wildfire
  11. 10. [The Wreck of the Defense Limited]
    Wings Wendall
  12. 11. Jimmy Solves the Hex
    Jimmy Christian
  13. 12. [The Daily Star Shakedown]
    Rookie Rankin
  14. 13. [The Revenge of Akim Toroff]
    Bozo the Robot
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes