Gwandanaland Comics #2005 - The Golden Age Firsts of Quality Comics: Volume 1
([May] 2018)

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Price
37.99 USD
Pages
226
On-sale Date
2018-05-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gwandanaland Comics
ISBN
978-1-7195-4984-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
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Editing
Lance Jones

Issue Notes

This is the first volume of a planned four volume set which reprints in chronological order the first appearances, critical changes, and new directions for all of the Golden Age superhero features published by Quality Comics.

At least two versions of this volume exist (the original and a corrected edition). In the original edition, one Rusty Ryan page from Feature Comics #32 was duplicated and one was missing. The corrected edition also replaces fiche scans with better quality paper scans for Zero the Ghost Detective, Bruce Blackburn, Rusty Ryan, the Voice, and Poison Ivy (pages 120-140). The cover to Smash Comics #2 is missing in both versions. The two versions can easily be distinguished by the back cover (see final entry below).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Red Bee / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Red Bee / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)


Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Funny Picture Stories #1 and Funny Pages #6-9 are swapped in the Table of Contents compared to the actual contents.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ellis Edwards
Inks
Ellis Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Clock Strikes / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll hold 'em off "Slick" - get in the car -- quick -
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; "Slick" Martin (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Clock is introduced in two comics cover-dated November 1936, Funny Picture Stories #1 and Funny Pages #6. It is unclear which was published first, and thus it is not possible to determine which is his definitive first appearance.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Clock Strikes / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And now that I have your guns...
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; "Slick" Martin (villain); "Killer" Katz (villain)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Clock Strikes / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now my little waywards...
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; "Slick" Martin (villain); "Killer" Katz (villain)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Clock Strikes / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An innocent boy is shot down by the "Slick" Martin gang...
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; "Killer" Katz (villain, death)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Clock / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Brenner
Inks
George Brenner ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]
Reprints

Alias The Clock (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
George Brenner
Pencils
George Brenner
Inks
George Brenner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Clock is introduced in two comics cover-dated November 1936, Funny Picture Stories #1 and Funny Pages #6. It is unclear which was published first, and thus it is not possible to determine which is his definitive first appearance.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Lala Palooza / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rube Goldberg (signed)
Pencils
Rube Goldberg (signed)
Inks
Rube Goldberg (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent
Reprints

Introducing the Hawk (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Hawk [T. James Harrington II]; Deputy Inspector Pat Doyle; Link (Hawk's ally); Rollo (Hawk's ally); Moore; un-named criminal (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of The Hawk.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Mickey Finn / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lank Leonard (signed)
Inks
Lank Leonard (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mickey Finn; Uncle Phil; Joe Palooka; Ned Brant
Reprints

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

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

Script
George Brenner
Pencils
George Brenner
Inks
George Brenner
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once more the Orchid calls for aid...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; The Orchid; Mr. Glower; Monk (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first Quality Comics appearances of the Clock and the Orchid. Both characters appeared previously in comics published by Comics Magazine Company.

The Orchid's first appearance at Comics Magazine Company, in Detective Picture Stories #2, was intended for this volume but was inadvertently omitted. It will be included in Volume 2 of this planned four volume set.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Mickey Finn / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lank Leonard (signed)
Inks
Lank Leonard (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mickey Finn; Uncle Phil
Reprints

[The Coming of Black X] (Table of Contents: 15)

Espionage Starring Black X / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin]
Pencils
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin]
Inks
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Black X [Richard Spencer]; Major Gates [or Major Gale]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Black X.

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

Hugh Hazzard and His Iron Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Cronin ?
Inks
Ed Cronin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bozo the Robot; Black Ace [Richard Spencer] (inset, labeled "Espionage"); Abdul the Arab (inset); Archie O'Toole (inset); Wings Wendall (inset)
Reprints

[The Black Spot] (Table of Contents: 17)

Espionage Starring Black Ace / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin] (signed)
Pencils
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin] (signed)
Inks
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Black Ace [Richard Spencer]; Colonel Atwater; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Batu; The Black Spot; Vlamir Koran; Mara Hani
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Black X renamed Black Ace in this story.

[The Murder of Max Gorman] (Table of Contents: 18)

Chic Carter / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Pencils
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Chic Carter; Monahan (Daily Star editor); Gloria Gorman; Van Drenn; Rocco
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Chic Carter.

[Major Drake Is Missing] (Table of Contents: 19)

Wings Wendall / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
spy
Characters
Wings Wendall; Major Drake; Balov
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Wings Wendall.

[Introducing the Invisible Hood] (Table of Contents: 20)

Hooded Justice / comic story / 4 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]; Inspector Bill Blake; Maharajah of Raas; Peter Robinson; Butch; Spike
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of the Invisible Hood.

Iron Monster At Large Again (Table of Contents: 21)

Hugh Hazard and His Iron Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed)
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; Commissioner Hunt; Inspector Burke; Chief Blane; Pat; Dr. Von Thorp
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Hugh Hazzard and Bozo the Iron Man.

[The Origin of the Invisible Hood] (Table of Contents: 22)

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
Invisible Hood [Kent Thurston]; Professor Hans Van Dorn; Garrick Spade; Spade Gang
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Invisible Hood acquires the power of invisiblity.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Joe Palooka / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Cronin
Inks
Ed Cronin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Joe Palooka; Knobby
Reprints

[Meet the Dollman] (Table of Contents: 24)

Doll Man / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner [as William Erwin Maxwell] (signed); (probably some work by the shop too)
Inks
Will Eisner [as William Erwin Maxwell] (signed); (probably some work by the shop too)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Professor Roberts; Martha Roberts; Falco
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Doll Man.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

The Clock; Mickey Finn / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Cronin
Inks
Ed Cronin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Mickey Finn
Reprints

[Dr. Rodent and the Harbor Bombings] (Table of Contents: 26)

Doll Man / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as William Erwin Maxwell] (signed)
Pencils
Will Eisner; Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Dr. Rodent
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Doll Man dons a costume for the first time.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

The Clock / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Cronin ?
Inks
Ed Cronin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Jane Arden; The Black Condor (inset); Wizard Wells (inset); Madam Fatal (inset); Ned Bryant (inset)
Reprints

[The Story of Pug Brady] (Table of Contents: 28)

The Clock Strikes / 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
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Pat "Pug" Brady; The Big Shot; Gaston; John Dooly; Dooly's daughter; Tony; Captain Kane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Pug Brady.

[The Sign of the Cricket] (Table of Contents: 29)

Alias the Spider / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]; The Cricket; the Crickets; Stevens
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of the Spider.

[Origin of the Red Torpedo] (Table of Contents: 30)

The Red Torpedo / comic story / 5 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 [Captain Jim Lockhart]; Meg; Captain Wells; the Nazis
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of the Red Torpedo.

[Origin of Madam Fatal] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
Art Pinajian
Pencils
Art Pinajian (signed)
Inks
Art Pinajian (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; Hamlet (parrot); Sarah; Mr. Porter; Johnny; Mrs. Stanton; unnamed daughter of the Stanton's; John Carver; Lou; Reeves; Mike
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Madam Fatal.

[The Man Who Can Fly Like a Bird] (Table of Contents: 32)

The Black Condor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Kenneth Lewis] (signed)
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.]; Mr. Richard Grey; Mrs. Richard Grey; Father Pierre; Yakki Raiders; Gali Kan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of the Black Condor.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

The Doll Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Mickey Finn (inset); Lala Palooza (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Rance Keane (inset); Big Top (inset); Rance Keane (inset); Reynolds of the Mounted (inset); Bruce Blackburn (inset); The Ghost Detective (inset); The Voice (inset); Captain Fortune (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset)
Reprints

[The Three-Fingered Ogre] (Table of Contents: 34)

Zero, Ghost Detective / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich [as Arthur Hamon Doyle] (signed)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich [as Arthur Hamon Doyle] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Zero (the ghost detective); Mr. Bleeker; Mary Bleeker; John Bleeker; Peter Bleeker
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Zero the ghost detective.

Living Dead Men (Table of Contents: 35)

Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Campbell
Pencils
Henry Weston Taylor
Inks
Henry Weston Taylor
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Captain Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy; Lieutenant Jackson; Colonel Jordan; Schwartz; Smits
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Bruce Blackburn.

[The Insurance Murder Plot] (Table of Contents: 36)

Rusty Ryan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; Inhabitants of Boyville [Smiley Scott; Bobby; Ed; Whitey; Scotty]; Cappy Jenks; Mr. Hicks; Lockhart; Spear
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Rusty Ryan.

[Origin of the Voice] (Table of Contents: 37)

The Voice / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Asch
Inks
Stan Asch
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Voice [Mr. Elixir]; Fogarty; John Martinson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of the Voice.

[Origin of Poison Ivy] (Table of Contents: 38)

Poison Ivy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy; Mr. Ivy; Mrs. Ivy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Poison Ivy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

The Black Condor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey Jr., a.k.a. Senator Tom Wright]; Jane Arden (inset); The Clock (inset); The Red Torpedo (inset); The Spider (inset)
Reprints

[The Orchid Returns] (Table of Contents: 40)

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
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; The Orchid; Harvey Gibbs; Nick; other unnamed gangsters
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the second Quality Comics appearance of the Orchid. The character appeared previously in comics published by Comics Magazine Company.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 41)

The Red Bee / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh]
Reprints

[Origin of Hercules] (Table of Contents: 42)

Hercules / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Zolnerowich ? [as Dan Enloz] (signed)
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hercules [Joe Hercules]; Mrs. Hercules; Pete Birch; J. Willistone Jyppe
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Joe Hercules.

[Origin of the Red Bee] (Table of Contents: 43)

The Red Bee / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum ?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas [as B. H. Apiary] (signed)
Inks
Charles Nicholas [as B. H. Apiary] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh]; Michael (a bee); Tom Darrow; Boss Storm
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of the Red Bee.

[Origin of Neon the Unknown] (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Script
S. M. Iger [as Tagor Maroy] (signed)
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Neon the Unknown [Tom Corbet]; Lt. Cracket; Morgan Crookes
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Neon the Unknown.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 45)

Uncle Sam / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith
Reprints

[The Coming of Uncle Sam] (Table of Contents: 46)

Uncle Sam / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner; Dave Berg
Pencils
Will Eisner (layouts); Dave Berg
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; Ezra Smith; President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Andel Cobra; Scar; Snyle; Gatch Gozan; the Purple Shirts
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Uncle Sam.

[The Origin of Merlin] (Table of Contents: 47)

Merlin the Magician / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Merlin the Magician [Jock Kellog]; Jock's unnamed uncle; Peace; Mars; Hunger; Poverty
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Merlin the Magician.

[The Boy from the Meteor] (Table of Contents: 48)

Wonder Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum [as Jerry Maxwell]
Pencils
John Celardo ?
Inks
John Celardo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Boy; The Mongolians
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Wonder Boy.

[The Coming of the Kid Patrol] (Table of Contents: 49)

Kid Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum [as Dan Wilson]
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Charles Nicholas
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
The Kid Patrol [Terry; Sunshine [George Washington Abraham Lincoln Jones]; Spunky; Suzy; Porky]; Pat Malone
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of the Kid Patrol.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 50)

Black X / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Black X (in Espionage feature); Wings Wendall (inset); Bozo the Robot (inset); Archie O'Toole (inset); Abdul the Arab (inset)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

The Purple Trio / comic story / 6 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 [Tiny Todd (a midget); Rocky Hill (an acrobat); Warren (a magician)]; Sandra Starr
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of the Purple Trio.

[The Origin of Magno] (Table of Contents: 52)

Magno, the Magnetic Man / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Magno [Tom Dalton]; Mike Harvey
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Magno the Magnetic Man.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53)

Bozo the Robot / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bozo the Robot; Black X (in Espionage feature, inset); The Ray (inset); The Invisible Hood (inset); Wings Wendall (inset)
Reprints

[Origin of the Ray] (Table of Contents: 54)

The Ray / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner ?
Pencils
Lou Fine [as E. Lectron] (signed)
Inks
Lou Fine [as E. Lectron] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Professor Styne; Anton Rox
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of the Ray.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 55)

Uncle Sam / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Quicksilver (inset)
Reprints

[Presenting Quicksilver] (Table of Contents: 56)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Chuck Mazoujian; Jack Cole ? (layouts)
Inks
Chuck Mazoujian
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver; von Lohfer
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Indexer Notes

Reprints the first appearance of Quicksilver.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 57) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Red Bee
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Red Bee
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. ["I'll hold 'em off "Slick" - get in the car -- quick -"]
    The Clock Strikes
  6. 5. ["And now that I have your guns..."]
    The Clock Strikes
  7. 6. ["Now my little waywards..."]
    The Clock Strikes
  8. 7. ["An innocent boy is shot down by the "Slick" Martin gang..."]
    The Clock Strikes
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    The Clock
  10. 9. Alias The Clock
    The Clock
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  12. 11. Introducing the Hawk
    The Hawk
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  14. 13. ["Once more the Orchid calls for aid..."]
    The Clock
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  16. 15. [The Coming of Black X]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Hugh Hazzard and His Iron Man
  18. 17. [The Black Spot]
    Espionage Starring Black Ace
  19. 18. [The Murder of Max Gorman]
    Chic Carter
  20. 19. [Major Drake Is Missing]
    Wings Wendall
  21. 20. [Introducing the Invisible Hood]
    Hooded Justice
  22. 21. Iron Monster At Large Again
    Hugh Hazard and His Iron Man
  23. 22. [The Origin of the Invisible Hood]
    Invisible Justice
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Joe Palooka
  25. 24. [Meet the Dollman]
    Doll Man
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    The Clock; Mickey Finn
  27. 26. [Dr. Rodent and the Harbor Bombings]
    Doll Man
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    The Clock
  29. 28. [The Story of Pug Brady]
    The Clock Strikes
  30. 29. [The Sign of the Cricket]
    Alias the Spider
  31. 30. [Origin of the Red Torpedo]
    The Red Torpedo
  32. 31. [Origin of Madam Fatal]
    Madam Fatal
  33. 32. [The Man Who Can Fly Like a Bird]
    The Black Condor
  34. 33. [no title indexed]
    The Doll Man
  35. 34. [The Three-Fingered Ogre]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  36. 35. Living Dead Men
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  37. 36. [The Insurance Murder Plot]
    Rusty Ryan
  38. 37. [Origin of the Voice]
    The Voice
  39. 38. [Origin of Poison Ivy]
    Poison Ivy
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  41. 40. [The Orchid Returns]
    The Clock
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    The Red Bee
  43. 42. [Origin of Hercules]
    Hercules
  44. 43. [Origin of the Red Bee]
    The Red Bee
  45. 44. [Origin of Neon the Unknown]
    Neon the Unknown
  46. 45. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  47. 46. [The Coming of Uncle Sam]
    Uncle Sam
  48. 47. [The Origin of Merlin]
    Merlin the Magician
  49. 48. [The Boy from the Meteor]
    Wonder Boy
  50. 49. [The Coming of the Kid Patrol]
    Kid Patrol
  51. 50. [no title indexed]
    Black X
  52. 51. [no title indexed]
    The Purple Trio
  53. 52. [The Origin of Magno]
    Magno, the Magnetic Man
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
    Bozo the Robot
  55. 54. [Origin of the Ray]
    The Ray
  56. 55. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  57. 56. [Presenting Quicksilver]
    Quicksilver
  58. 57. [no title indexed]
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