(December 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1941-10-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Ed Cronin

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)

The Clock [superhero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Alias the Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Molly the Model (inset); Spitfire [Tex Adams] (inset); the Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.] (inset)
Reprints

The President's Been Kidnapped (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Harry Stein
Pencils
Lou Fine (signed as Louis K. Fine)
Inks
Lou Fine (signed as Louis K. Fine)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.; Senator Thomas Wright]; Dr. Foster; Wendy Foster; President Franklin D. Roosevelt; The Hand (villain); Dutch (villain, death)
Synopsis
After the President issues a strange order, Senator Wright, as the Condor, investigates and discovers the President has been kidnapped and vows to rescue him, as well as Wendy.
Reprints

[Landing in England...] (Table of Contents: 2)

Spitfire [Quality] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
aviation; adventure
Characters
Spitfire [Tex Adams]

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

Tor, the Magic Master / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jim Slade, the roving press photographer...
Genre
superhero; adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tor [Jim Slade]

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

The Clock [superhero] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A familiar figure, the Clock...
Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Clock [Brian O'Brien]

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm framed.
Genre
drama; adventure
Characters
Jane Arden
Reprints
  • from Jane Arden Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx
Keywords
soap opera

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll have to give Dan'l and Melissy a wedding present...
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Lena Pry Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But I'm telling ya, Nifty...
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly The Model

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And did ya tell him...
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly The Model

Introducing the Amazing Don Q (Table of Contents: 9)

Don Q / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vern Henkel
Inks
Vern Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy; adventure
Characters
Don Q

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yessir, this is what we city folks call a mirror!
Genre
humor
Characters
Slap Happy Pappy

The Red Torpedo vs. the Black Shark (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
superhero; adventure
Characters
The Red Torpedo [Jim Lockhart]; The Black Shark (villain)

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.

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

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arf!
Genre
humor
Characters
Snappy

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 6-28-09.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The old saying, 'You can't tell a book by its cover'...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Madam Fatal

Aviation Sabotage (Table of Contents: 14)

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: 15)

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

Script
Bob Zuppke
Pencils
Walt Depew
Inks
Walt Depew
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's the men from the newspaper, Jake...
Genre
sports
Characters
Ned Brant

Little Butch (Table of Contents: 16)

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: 17)

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: 18)

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even the most cunning criminal fails...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Clock [superhero]
  2. 1. The President's Been Kidnapped
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. [Landing in England...]
    Spitfire [Quality]
  4. 3. ["Jim Slade, the roving press photographer..."]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  5. 4. ["A familiar figure, the Clock..."]
    The Clock [superhero]
  6. 5. ["I'm framed."]
    Jane Arden
  7. 6. ["I'll have to give Dan'l and Melissy a wedding present..."]
    Lena Pry
  8. 7. ["But I'm telling ya, Nifty..."]
    Molly the Model
  9. 8. ["And did ya tell him..."]
    Molly the Model
  10. 9. Introducing the Amazing Don Q
    Don Q
  11. 10. ["Yessir, this is what we city folks call a mirror!"]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  12. 11. The Red Torpedo vs. the Black Shark
    The Red Torpedo
  13. 12. ["Arf!"]
    Snappy
  14. 13. ["The old saying, 'You can't tell a book by its cover'..."]
    Madam Fatal
  15. 14. Aviation Sabotage
    Eric Vale
  16. 15. ["It's the men from the newspaper, Jake..."]
    Ned Brant
  17. 16. Little Butch
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  18. 17. Brad and Dad
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  19. 18. Weekly Invention
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  20. 19. ["Even the most cunning criminal fails..."]
    Alias the Spider
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