(November 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Magazines, Inc.
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 Ongoing Series

[Another Exciting Episode of The Black Condor] (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. as Senator Tom Wright]; The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); Jane Arden (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Spitfire [Tex Adams] (inset); Molly The Model (inset)

Indexer Notes

Art credit verified by Jim Amash in TwoMorrows The Quality Companion, page 72.

[The Dreaded Black Condor...] (Table of Contents)

The Black Condor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine [as Louis K. Fine] (signed)
Inks:
Lou Fine [as Louis K. Fine] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Thomas Wright]
Reprints:

["Oh, Molly - I'd love to meet your father"] (Table of Contents)

Molly The Model / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly The Model

["But you were supposed to take a stiff workout this afternoon, Danny!"] (Table of Contents)

Molly The Model / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Molly The Model

The Red Torpedo and the Black Shark (Table of Contents)

The Red Torpedo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Kiefer ? [as Drew Allen] (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer [as Drew Allen] (signed)
Inks:
Henry Kiefer [as Drew Allen] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Red Torpedo [Jim Lockhart]; The Black Shark (villain); un-named Mongol Admiral (villain)
Synopsis:
The Torpedo and Black Shark are in mortal combat with each other at Satan's Island, where Shark had allied himself with a Mongolese admiral, who forced them to fight to the death. The Torpedo won and insisted that he be allowed to spare Shark's life and take him prisoner. However, his arch enemy was ungrateful, and, once free, tried to bomb the Red Torpedo.\
Keywords:
Satan's Island

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who verifies, 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. However, the Who's Who does not specify a writer for the strip (although Kiefer is usually considered to have written it) so a ? has been placed after his name as writer.

Drew Allen is Kiefer's pen-name used on the strip.

[I see a strange man...] (Table of Contents)

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
Characters:
Tor [Jim Slade]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Slap Happy Pappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Slap Happy Pappy

[To The fearless men...] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel
Inks:
Vernon Henkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Space Legion (last appearance); Captain Rock Braddon (last appearance, hero, legion
captain); Curly (legion officer, introduction); Yuk-Yuk (villain); Koola girl

Indexer Notes

This issue is the end of the story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jane Arden / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Monte Barrett
Pencils:
Russell Ross
Inks:
Russell Ross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Reprints:
  • from Jane Arden Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

["This antique table of Lulu's is worth a lot!"] (Table of Contents)

Lena Pry / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Monte Barrett
Pencils:
Russell Ross
Inks:
Russell Ross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from Lena Pry Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

[The Crow] (Table of Contents)

Alias The Spider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]; The Crow (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Spider meets and battles a scar-faced underworld boss called the Crow.

Indexer Notes

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

["Tough luck, Bud -"] (Table of Contents)

Ned Brant / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Zuppke
Pencils:
Walt DePew [as B. W. DePew] (signed)
Inks:
Walt DePew [as B. W. DePew] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Tex 'Spitfire' Adams and his companion...] (Table of Contents)

Spitfire / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spitfire [Tex Adams]

World of Ice (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Larry Spain (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Eric Vale

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Off The Record / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[The Black Witch] (Table of Contents)

Madam Fatal / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Pinajian
Inks:
Art Pinajian
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; The Black Witch (villain)
Synopsis:
Madam Fatal must stop the efforts of the Black Witch of Haiti, who wants to kill another friend's wife.

["I'm going to the beach, Sis - why?"] (Table of Contents)

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children

Little Butch (Table of Contents)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Rube Goldberg
Pencils:
Rube Goldberg
Inks:
Rube Goldberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

Brad and Dad (Table of Contents)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Rube Goldberg
Pencils:
Rube Goldberg
Inks:
Rube Goldberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

Weekly Invention (Table of Contents)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script:
Rube Goldberg
Pencils:
Rube Goldberg
Inks:
Rube Goldberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

[The Terror] (Table of Contents)

The Clock / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed)
Pencils:
George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed)
Inks:
George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Clock [Brian O'Brien]
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Another Exciting Episode of The Black Condor]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [The Dreaded Black Condor...]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["Oh, Molly - I'd love to meet your father"]
    Molly The Model
  4. 3. ["But you were supposed to take a stiff workout this afternoon, Danny!"]
    Molly The Model
  5. 4. The Red Torpedo and the Black Shark
    The Red Torpedo
  6. 5. [I see a strange man...]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  8. 7. [To The fearless men...]
    Space Legion
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Jane Arden
  10. 9. ["This antique table of Lulu's is worth a lot!"]
    Lena Pry
  11. 10. [The Crow]
    Alias The Spider
  12. 11. ["Tough luck, Bud -"]
    Ned Brant
  13. 12. [Tex 'Spitfire' Adams and his companion...]
    Spitfire
  14. 13. World of Ice
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Off The Record
  16. 15. [The Black Witch]
    Madam Fatal
  17. 16. ["I'm going to the beach, Sis - why?"]
    Snappy
  18. 17. Little Butch
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  19. 18. Brad and Dad
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  20. 19. Weekly Invention
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  21. 20. [The Terror]
    The Clock
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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