(February 1942)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-12-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E. M. Arnold
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gill Fox
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was On-Going Series

Issue Notes

Gill Fox listed as editor in Police #7.

On Sale Date from the publication date and volume number from the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Volume 37, Number 1. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 524533. Volume number not in the original comic.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); The Ray [Happy Terrill] (inset); Espionage [Black X] (inset); Wings Wendall (inset); Rookie Rankin (inset)

Who Is Monsieur Le Rat? (Table of Contents: 1)

The Ray / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ray [Happy Terrill] (war correspondent); Bud; Sue Saunders (newspaper woman); Monsieur Le Rat (villain, surveilance device)
Synopsis
In Syria, Happy and Bud meet Sue Saunders of a rival newspaper, and uncovers a French surveillance device disguised as the giant Monsieur le Rat.
Keywords
New York Star

Indexer Notes

After Happy becomes a war correspondent, he couldn't afford to take Bud with him on his adventures. Astonishingly, Bud threatens to reveal the Ray's true identity to the world if Happy refuses to take him along....so Happy caves in.

[Burly Monahan] (Table of Contents: 2)

Rookie Rankin / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur Peddy (signed)
Inks
Arthur Peddy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rookie Rankin; Ma Rankin; Burly Monahan; Sgt. Burns; Riley
Synopsis
Burly Monahan is out on parole and gunning for Rookie.

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

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children

[Caraso's Gambling Joint] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Jester / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Detective McGinty; Caraso
Synopsis
The Jester shuts down an illegal gambling joint masquerading as a charity.

Indexer Notes

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

[Snow Valley] (Table of Contents: 5)

Wildfire / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Turner [as Bob Turner] (signed)
Pencils
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks
Jim Mooney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wildfire [Carol Vance Martin]; Mickey Keene (movie star); kidnappers [Slippery; Red Coles; others unnamed](villains)
Synopsis
Criminals try to kidnap young movie star Micky Keene and Carol Martin in Snow Valley to hold them for ransom, but Wildfire foils their plans.
Reprints
Keywords
King Mountain Plateau; Snow Valley

[Professor Watson's Secret] (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Kent Thurston; Rogar; Jane Watson; Yar
Synopsis
Rogar wants to know where Prof Watson's lab is so he kidnaps Jane in order to blackmail the Prof.

Indexer Notes

Art Gordon is a pen name for Pinajian, and he is credited on both script and art by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[The Transmutation Machine] (Table of Contents: 7)

Midnight / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); Spade (villain); Weasel (villain)
Synopsis
Doc's latest invention can transmute matter from one element to another.......just the thing Spade and Weasel are looking for.
Keywords
Atom Reviser

[The Mysterious Radio Station] (Table of Contents: 8)

Espionage Starring Black X / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Lane French ? [as Erwin] (signed)
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Espionage [Black X]; Colonel Atwater; Batu; Madame Doom (villain); Herr Klotz (villain)
Synopsis
Klotz and his spies occupy a secret floor in the Cronin building.

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Eisner to French by Craig Delich.

Will Eisner created the Espionage feature, and Will Erwin was a pen name used by Will Eisner (Erwin was Eisner's middle name), but it also became a house by-line after Eisner's tenure after 1940. Lane French wrote the feature in 1941, followed by Toni Blum (1942) and Otto Binder (1942-43).

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

Wun Cloo / 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; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo (detective)

Indexer Notes

Ralph Johns is a pen name for Jack Cole, who is credited only on art for this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[Bull Karten] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Purple Trio / comic story / 5 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 [Rocky Hill; Warren; Tiny Todd]; Bull Karten (villain)

Indexer Notes

Alex Blum is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and his gloomy faces are not to be mistaken. Compare sample in Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Jerry Iger is credited as writer for Quality, and his pen name was S.M. Regi (Iger backwards).

Writer revision from Jerry Iger to ? by Craig Delich 2013-12-26. The Who's Who indicates that S. M. Regi was a pen-name sometimes used by Jerry Iger, but also by others as a house by-line. It further indicates that Jerry Iger did not write this feature, but that Alex Blum, under this pen-name or by-line, did draw the strip.

The Monster (Table of Contents: 11)

Jimmy Christian / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Wings Wendall / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You'll never take the United States, Red Menace!
Genre
aviation
Characters
The Red Menace; Wings Wendall; Diane Westcott
Synopsis
The Red Menace has a deadly atomic bomb with which he plans to conquer the world.
Keywords
atomic bomb; yellow peril

Indexer Notes

Henkel is credited on drawing and writing this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[The Noiseless Explosive] (Table of Contents: 13)

Bozo the Robot / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
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; Kurt; Eric; Alan Hall
Synopsis
Hugh and Bozo track down two spies who shot a security guard in a defense plant. They kidnap an american scientist and force him to make a new explosive.

Indexer Notes

Brenner is only credited on art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Midnight
  2. 1. Who Is Monsieur Le Rat?
    The Ray
  3. 2. [Burly Monahan]
    Rookie Rankin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Archie O'Toole
  5. 4. [Caraso's Gambling Joint]
    The Jester
  6. 5. [Snow Valley]
    Wildfire
  7. 6. [Professor Watson's Secret]
    Invisible Justice
  8. 7. [The Transmutation Machine]
    Midnight
  9. 8. [The Mysterious Radio Station]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Wun Cloo
  11. 10. [Bull Karten]
    The Purple Trio
  12. 11. The Monster
    Jimmy Christian
  13. 12. ["You'll never take the United States, Red Menace!"]
    Wings Wendall
  14. 13. [The Noiseless Explosive]
    Bozo the Robot
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes