(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 (editor)

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 [Quality] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine (see notes)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hercules in another sensational thriller!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hercules [Joe Hercules]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits were given to Reed Crandall by the original indexer. Pencil credits changed to Lou Fine with an unknown inker through the consensus of the members of the Facebook group The Reed Crandall Appreciation Society (17 August 2021).

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

Hercules [Quality] / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair ? (signed as Gregg Powers) (see notes); Toni Blum ? (signed as Gregg Powers) (see notes)
Pencils
Reed Crandall (signed as Gregg Powers)
Inks
Reed Crandall (signed as Gregg Powers)
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 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum ? (signed as Stanley Charlot) (see notes)
Pencils
Al Bryant (signed as Stanley Charlot)
Inks
Al Bryant (signed as Stanley Charlot)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
Betty Bates, Lady at Law
Genre
adventure; detective-mystery; crime
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; science fiction

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

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Strange Twins; 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
? (signed as Merton Holmes)
Pencils
Henry Kiefer (signed as Merton Holmes)
Inks
Henry Kiefer (signed as Merton Holmes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Lion Boy; 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
Bob; Swab; 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 (see notes); B. H. Apiary (signed) (byline, see notes, house name)
Pencils
B. H. Apiary (signed) (byline, see notes, house name); Witmer Williams (see notes)
Inks
Witmer Williams (see notes); B. H. Apiary (signed) (byline, see notes, house name)
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 December 30, 2013-12. 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 house name for the strip only.

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

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

Script
? (signed as Ace N. Hoell)
Pencils
Mort Leav (signed as Ace N. Hoell)
Inks
Mort Leav (signed as Ace N. Hoell)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Hell Diver; The Japanese (villains)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi there Mary Lou!
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural

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

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

Script
S. M. Iger (signed as Tagor Maroy)
Pencils
Alex Blum (signed as Tagor Maroy)
Inks
Alex Blum (signed as Tagor Maroy)
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 (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

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

Script
? (signed as Cary Weyte)
Pencils
George Appel ? (signed as Cary Weyte)
Inks
George Appel ? (signed as Cary Weyte)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
G-5

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

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

Script
? (signed as Lincoln Ross)
Pencils
Art Peddy (signed as Lincoln Ross)
Inks
Art Peddy (signed as Lincoln Ross)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports; adventure
Characters
Don Glory; saboteurs (villains, introductions)
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hercules in another sensational thriller!"]
    Hercules [Quality]
  2. 1. [The Dockside Saboteurs]
    Hercules [Quality]
  3. 2. [The Murder of Moe Jukes]
    Betty Bates
  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
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