(February 1942)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-12-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
S. M. Iger (credited) (editor); Busy Arnold (credited as Everett M. Arnold) (general manager)

Issue Notes

Statement of Ownership
Publisher: Comic Magazines, Inc. 322 Main St, Stamford, CT
Editor: S. M. Iger 202 E. 44th ST NY, NY
Owners: Clare C. Arnold, Everett M. Arnold, Henry P. Martin
Indicia Address: 8 Lord ST, Buffalo, NY

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Stormy Foster / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Max Elkan (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Great Defender [Stormy Foster]

Indexer Notes

The original indexer listed Reed Crandall as the inker. Per Roger Hill on the Facebook page The Reed Crandall Appreciation Page, the inks for this cover were done by Mac Elkan (19 August 2021).

[The Deadly Scheme of Dr. Bork] (Table of Contents: 1)

Stormy Foster / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Max Elkan ? (signed as Maxwell Elkan)
Pencils
Max Elkan (signed as Maxwell Elkan)
Inks
Max Elkan (signed as Maxwell Elkan)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Great Defender [Stormy Foster]; Ray Cooper (introduction); Ah Choo; Doc Vaughn; Dr. Bork (villain); Pincus (villain); Kritz (villain); Gaddis (villain)
Synopsis
Dr. Bork plans to start an epidemic by infecting the milk supply, and they stand to make a fortune since they've cornered the supply of the treatment serum.

[Elephant Extract] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor; science fiction

[Mail Duty] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Klaus Nordling (signed as Nordling)
Pencils
Klaus Nordling (signed as Nordling)
Inks
Klaus Nordling (signed as Nordling)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Bob Masters; Swab Decker; Nazis

[Murder's Last Act] (Table of Contents: 4)

Betty Bates / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stanley Charlot (house name)
Pencils
Al Bryant (signed as Stanley Charlot)
Inks
Al Bryant (signed as Stanley Charlot)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; adventure; crime
Characters
Betty Bates; Victor Ralley (introduction, dies); Rene Balbo; Inez (villain); Biff (villain)

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

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
Look what I've found
Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural

[The Spy Snatchers] (Table of Contents: 6)

Ghost of Flanders / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner (signed as Wayne Reid)
Pencils
George Brenner (signed as Wayne Reid)
Inks
George Brenner (signed as Wayne Reid)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ghost of Flanders ["Rip" Graves]; Egbert Weever (introduction, Chief of the FBI); Haggenschmidt (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
FBI Chief Weever asks the Ghost to deliver sensitive documents to the War Department, which he does.....but only after battling a German brute, who was a giant with near superhuman strength.

[The Elevator Murders] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh] (District Attorney); Nancy (mention only in the splash); Jasper Skinner; Mary Skinner; Abner Twist (villain)

Indexer Notes

The "Nancy", mentioned only in the splash and never seen in this story, may very well be a name change from Valerie Ransome, introduced in the last issue.

[The Photo Hunters] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Merton Holmes (signed) (house name)
Pencils
Henry Kiefer (signed as Merton Holmes)
Inks
Henry Kiefer (signed as Merton Holmes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Lion Boy; Yussuf (villain); Ali; Jim Helder (introduction); Mrs. Helder (introduction)

[Hot Rocks in a Lunch Box] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
detective-mystery; adventure
Characters
Doug Strange; Rod Strange; Drum (villain); John Haddon; Chief Inspector Grant

Thunderbolt Comeback (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tex Richard (credited)
Letters
typeset

[Deviltry at the Defense Exposition] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
? (signed as Gregg Powers)
Pencils
Art Peddy ?
Inks
Art Peddy ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hercules

[The War Games That Weren't Games] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Don Glory
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Stormy Foster
  2. 1. [The Deadly Scheme of Dr. Bork]
    Stormy Foster
  3. 2. [Elephant Extract]
    Dan Tootin
  4. 3. [Mail Duty]
    Bob and Swab
  5. 4. [Murder's Last Act]
    Betty Bates
  6. 5. ["Look what I've found"]
    Tommy Tinkle
  7. 6. [The Spy Snatchers]
    Ghost of Flanders
  8. 7. [The Elevator Murders]
    The Red Bee
  9. 8. [The Photo Hunters]
    Lion Boy
  10. 9. [Hot Rocks in a Lunch Box]
    The Strange Twins
  11. 10. Thunderbolt Comeback
  12. 11. [Deviltry at the Defense Exposition]
    Hercules [Quality]
  13. 12. [The War Games That Weren't Games]
    Don Glory
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