(March 1942)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
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

[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 (inset); Gabby (a monkey) (inset); The Ray [Happy Terrill] (inset); Espionage [Black X] (inset); Bozo the Robot (inset); The Jester [Chuck Lane] (inset)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ancient Greece speaks
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Buddy; Sue Saunders; Baron Hoff (villain); Syrian gangsters (villains); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
The Ray, Sue and Bud are returning from Syria, and make a stop in Greece, where Syrian gangsters have followed them in search for a prophetic scroll of Hippotius.

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

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

Script
Toni Blum ?; Otto Binder ? [as Erwin] (signed)
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Across the great Arizona desert, flashes a Curtiss Helldiver en route to the west.
Genre
spy
Characters
Espionage [Black X]; Batu; Colonel Atwater; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Nazis in Arizona are plaguing an air base with clouds of man-made smoke.

Indexer Notes

Script credits suggested by the Who's Who.

[Bus Stop- No Parking] (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

[The Murderous Frog of the Mardi Gras] (Table of Contents: 4)

Wildfire / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Turner (signed)
Pencils
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks
Jim Mooney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wildfire [Carol Vance]; Meredith (Army post commander, death); The Frog (villain, death)
Synopsis
Froggy Miller was booted out of the U.S. Army for cowardice and for theft, and now seeks revenge as The Frog on those who made fun of him.
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blazing headlines flash across the front pages of the city newspapers...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Detective McGinty; Doc Reinhart; Sarcoris
Synopsis
The Jester chases a body snatcher.

Indexer Notes

Gustavson credits from Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

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

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The trio receives a call from a casting office and...
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Purple Trio [Tiny Todd; Warren; Rocky Hill]

War over Iceland! (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]; Doctor Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); Hienrich (villain); von Kamp (villain); Hans (villain); other un-named Nazis (villains, all die)
Synopsis
Doc has been granted a patent on his atom reviser machine and vows to turn it over to the government for national defense. However, the Nazis try to use the machine to take over Iceland, so Midnight steps in to turn the tables on the Nazis.
Reprints
Keywords
Atom Reviser

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

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What th -- ??
Genre
humor; detective-mystery

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow -- ! Another explosion in a defense plant --
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bozo; Hugh Hazzard

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

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
Sharps bows cut through the waters of the two oceans as the United States Navy defends our ramparts against the war machine of the Red Menace!!
Genre
aviation
Characters
Wings Wendall; Red Menace
Synopsis
Red Menace is building a tunnel under the Pacific Ocean in order to invade America.

Flight to the Unknown (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The giant eastern steel plant works deep into the night...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Invisible Hood [Kent Thurston]; Jane Watson; Waxman (villain); Rox (villain)
Synopsis
While fighting sabotage inside a defense plant, the Hood saves the life of Jane Watson from abusive thugs.

Indexer Notes

Last episode in Smash Comics. Next appearance is in All-Star Squadron (DC, 1981 series) #32.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tis an ill and cold wind that blows no good, but an ever resourceful Rookie Rankin bravely bucks the icy blasts of an ill-fated beat and again proves himself worthy of his badge.
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rookie Rankin; Sgt. Burns; Pat
Synopsis
Rookie and the night watchman drink doped coffee and almost fall victim to a burglary scheme.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Midnight
  2. 1. ["Ancient Greece speaks"]
    The Ray
  3. 2. ["Across the great Arizona desert, flashes a Curtiss Helldiver en route to the west."]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  4. 3. [Bus Stop- No Parking]
    Archie O'Toole
  5. 4. [The Murderous Frog of the Mardi Gras]
    Wildfire
  6. 5. ["Blazing headlines flash across the front pages of the city newspapers..."]
    The Jester
  7. 6. ["The trio receives a call from a casting office and..."]
    The Purple Trio
  8. 7. War over Iceland!
    Midnight
  9. 8. ["What th -- ??"]
    Wun Cloo
  10. 9. ["Wow -- ! Another explosion in a defense plant --"]
    Bozo the Robot
  11. 10. ["Sharps bows cut through the waters of the two oceans as the United States Navy defends our ramparts against the war machine of the Red Menace!!"]
    Wings Wendall
  12. 11. Flight to the Unknown
    Jimmy Christian
  13. 12. ["The giant eastern steel plant works deep into the night..."]
    Invisible Justice
  14. 13. ["Tis an ill and cold wind that blows no good, but an ever resourceful Rookie Rankin bravely bucks the icy blasts of an ill-fated beat and again proves himself worthy of his badge."]
    Rookie Rankin
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