(March 1942)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-01-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gill Fox [as Gilbert Fox]; Everett M. Arnold [as E. M. Arnold] (general manager)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1941 by Comic Magazines, Inc.

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. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Condor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr., aka Senator Thomas Wright]; Jane Arden (inset); The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Spitfire [Tex Adams] (inset)

[The Storm Masters] (Table of Contents: 1)

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. aka Senator Thomas Wright]; Dr. Foster; Wendy Foster; Jasper Crow (villain); Skull-Face (villain, introduction); Adolf Hitler (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
With the entrance of America into the war, Senator Wright's duties kick into high gear, and Wendy helps her father develop a special food concentrate for Europe.

[Mission to Chalons] (Table of Contents: 2)

Spitfire / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Spitfire [Tex Adams]; the Nazis (villains)

[The Henderson Murder Case] (Table of Contents: 3)

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]; Arthur Henderson (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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

[World's Laziest Hillbilly] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

[The Problem of Princess Pershwah] (Table of Contents: 5)

Hack O'Hara / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Hack O'Hara; Prince Pershwah (first appearance); Shandar (first appearance); James (first appearance; death); Princess Pershwah (first appearance; villain)

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

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

Script
Bob Zuppke
Pencils
E. W. DePew
Inks
E. W. DePew
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ned, if you lose this conference championship fight
Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes -- this is Maloney -- you mean I get the job?
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly The Model [Molly Maloney]; Pop Maloney [Aloysius P. Maloney]; Mrs. Ritzem; Professor McTeapot
Synopsis
Pop "assists" a professor by posing with a baboon during a lecture.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So after leaving the Foreign Legion
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly Maloney; Danny Deever; Mr. Ripple
Synopsis
Molly's pal Danny helps her get out of a date with a boring blowhard.

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

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

[Sure-Fire Detective Agency] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; Scrappy Nelson; Tubby White; A spy ring (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. There is a blurb at the end of the story that there will be more Madam Fatal next issue, but there wasn't.

[The Red Stone] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
spy
Characters
Don Q; Sir Cedric Besford (first appearance); Tebet I (first appearance; villain; death; flashback); Ajurac I (first appearance; villain; death; flashback); Ajurac (first appearance; villain); Capt. Von Hardt (first appearance; villain); Tebet (first appearance; villain; death)

[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
Aw--and I was just beginning to enjoy myself!
Genre
humor

[U-Boat Attack] (Table of Contents: 13)

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]; the Nazis (villains)

Return of the Mad Trapper (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Larry Spain
Pencils
Gill Fox ? [as G. F.] (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox ? [as G. F.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Eric Vale

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Jane Arden / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Old Malby was robbed by an old friend
Genre
drama
Keywords
soap opera

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Victims of the Fagin] (Table of Contents: 16)

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]; Butch; The Fagin and his gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Clock returns to the streets, but now donning a domino mask, and with Butch in tow, forbids her to use a gun in their adventure, so she uses a potato studded with razor blades on the baddies!
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Condor
  2. 1. [The Storm Masters]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. [Mission to Chalons]
    Spitfire
  4. 3. [The Henderson Murder Case]
    Alias the Spider
  5. 4. [World's Laziest Hillbilly]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  6. 5. [The Problem of Princess Pershwah]
    Hack O'Hara
  7. 6. ["Ned, if you lose this conference championship fight"]
    Ned Brant
  8. 7. ["Yes -- this is Maloney -- you mean I get the job?"]
    Molly the Model
  9. 8. ["So after leaving the Foreign Legion"]
    Molly the Model
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  11. 10. [Sure-Fire Detective Agency]
    Madam Fatal
  12. 11. [The Red Stone]
    Don Q
  13. 12. ["Aw--and I was just beginning to enjoy myself!"]
    Snappy
  14. 13. [U-Boat Attack]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  15. 14. Return of the Mad Trapper
    Eric Vale
  16. 15. ["Old Malby was robbed by an old friend"]
    Jane Arden
  17. 16. [Victims of the Fagin]
    The Clock
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • David Wilt
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin