(October 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-08-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
S. M. Iger
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
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. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hercules / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hercules [Joe Hercules]
Reprints

[The Dockside Saboteurs] (Table of Contents: 1)

Hercules / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair ?; Toni Blum ? [as Greg Powers] (credited)
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hercules [Joe Hercules]; Saboteurs [Kurtz; others unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Hercules hears of the sinking of an Allied supply vessel and races to the scene to save the ship. He then volunteers for guard duty to stop the saboteurs responsible.
Reprints
Keywords
Andover (a ship)

Indexer Notes

Script credits suggested by the Who's Who.

[The Murder of Moe Jukes] (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty Bates, Lady at Law / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum [as Stanley Charlot] (credited)
Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Betty Bates; Tim Donner (introduction); Moe Jukes (villain, introduction, death); Ratty Mulvain (villain, introduction); Jeff (villain, elevator operator); unnamed murderer (villain)
Synopsis
While meeting a friend at the airport, Betty witnesses the death of a noted racketeer, and, when the smoke clears, a young man holding the gun is nabbed by the police. Betty knows the man is innocent and sets out to prove it.
Reprints
Keywords
Belmore Hotel; North Point Airfield

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by Bails' Who's Who.

[Headbanger] (Table of Contents: 3)

Dan Tootin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

[Death of a Director] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Strange Twins / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Darleen (villain, introduction); an Indian (villain, introduction); Hitch (introduction, death)

[Prisoner of the Hunters] (Table of Contents: 5)

Lion Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Two hunters (villains, introductions)

[The Fake Buoy of Mozambique] (Table of Contents: 6)

Bob and Swab / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Three crooks (villains, introductions); Dominic (introduction)

[Murder in Chinatown] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Red Bee / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum [as B. H. Apiary] (credited)
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh] (Assistant District Attorney); Michael (Red Bee's pet bee); Dan (Policeman); Zipper (villain, introduction); Zipper's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Rick is sent on an assignment to Chinatown to investigate the murder of a Chinese, only to find that opium is behind the whole thing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from ? to Toni Blum by Craig Delich 2013-12-30. The Who's Who indicates that Toni Blum wrote this feature in 1941-42.

Artist verification for Williams by the Who's Who.

B. H. Apiary is a by-line for the strip only.

[The Seizure of the PANA] (Table of Contents: 8)

Hell Diver / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
Mort Leav
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Japanese (villains)

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

Tommy Tinkle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Arthur Beeman
Pencils
Arthur Beeman
Inks
Arthur Beeman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi there Mary Lou!
Genre
humor

[The Anti-Neon Machine] (Table of Contents: 10)

Neon the Unknown / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Neon [Tom Corbet]; Scar Lioni (villain, introduction); Rackets, Inc. (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Neon must face Scar Lioni, who has created a formidable tractor beam of sorts that Neon could not escape from (unless he turned his body into energy).

Plunder from the Deep (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Miller
Letters
Typeset

U.S. Destroyer Mysteriously Sunk (Table of Contents: 12)

G-5 Super Agent / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Appel?
Inks
George Appel?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy

[The SIROCCO Saboteurs] (Table of Contents: 13)

Don Glory / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur Peddy
Inks
Arthur Peddy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
More saboteurs (villains, introductions)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hercules
  2. 1. [The Dockside Saboteurs]
    Hercules
  3. 2. [The Murder of Moe Jukes]
    Betty Bates, Lady at Law
  4. 3. [Headbanger]
    Dan Tootin
  5. 4. [Death of a Director]
    The Strange Twins
  6. 5. [Prisoner of the Hunters]
    Lion Boy
  7. 6. [The Fake Buoy of Mozambique]
    Bob and Swab
  8. 7. [Murder in Chinatown]
    The Red Bee
  9. 8. [The Seizure of the PANA]
    Hell Diver
  10. 9. ["Hi there Mary Lou!"]
    Tommy Tinkle
  11. 10. [The Anti-Neon Machine]
    Neon the Unknown
  12. 11. Plunder from the Deep
  13. 12. U.S. Destroyer Mysteriously Sunk
    G-5 Super Agent
  14. 13. [The SIROCCO Saboteurs]
    Don Glory
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Craig Delich
  • Darci
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin