(May 1942)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-03-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gilbert Fox (editor); 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

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)

The Black Condor / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Tom Wright]; The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); Spitfire [Tex Adams] (inset); Molly the Model (inset); Don Q (inset)

[The Unsung Hero] (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. as Senator Thomas Wright]; Jed Hawks (death); the Japanese (villains, some die); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
A former fifth columnist named Hawks had tried to warn Senator Wright of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but he'd been out of commission and arrived after December 7th. However, Hawks also carried word of a second attack, this time on the Panama Canal. While that attack indeed takes place, Hawks takes to the skies and makes a suicide dive into a Japanese ship while the Condor disables a Nazi ship, forcing the Germans to surrender.

[At Eagle Squadron's field...] (Table of Contents: 2)

Spitfire / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks
Al McWilliams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Spitfire [Tex Adams]

[President Orders Expulsion of 1200 Germans] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
spy
Characters
Don Q

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns]
Inks
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Halt Furriner! Y'ore on private sod!
Genre
humor

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

Pen Miller / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pen and his Chinese houseboy Chop Chu...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Pen Miller; Chop Chu (Pen's Chinese houseboy)
Synopsis
Cartoonist Pen Miller and Chop Chu head to the waters of California to learn why so many freighters are being torpedoed, and discovers that Japanese submarines are being information as to the freighters routes and embarkation times.

Indexer Notes

Feature formerly appeared in National Comics.

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

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

Script
Bob Zuppke (signed)
Pencils
Walt DePew [as B. W. DePew] (signed)
Inks
Walt DePew [as B. W. DePew] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Booooooooooo!
Genre
sports

[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
Y'mean I gotta wear this thing to the mask ball?
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly The Model

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

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
What this house needs is system!
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly The Model

Little Butch (Table of Contents: 9)

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: 10)

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: 11)

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: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once more "Sir Galahad" O'Hara...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Hack O'Hara; un-named lady; Slugger Joe (villain); Doc (villain)
Synopsis
Hack picks up a lady fare, who mysteriously asks if he knows where she could pick up a skeleton......as part of a scavenger hunt. The fun and danger begins when she finds one.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mark Heike confirms Fine art.

[Japanese Saboteurs] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]; Chuck; The Yellow Scorpion (villain); The Scorpion's spy-ring (villains)
Synopsis
The Spider is shot by Japanese spies, but is saved by his new bulletproof suit. Unfortunately, the Yellow Scorprion eludes him.

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! You mean I can go with you today?
Genre
humor; children

[From the blackness of a shadowy street...] (Table of Contents: 15)

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]; Officer Noonan; Doc Moke (villain)
Synopsis
Tor takes a page from Plastic Man and uses his arm to stretch out and capture his top-hatted foe, Doc Moke.

The Flame Syndicate (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Larry Spain
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Eric Vale

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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
Take this tray to the invalid!
Genre
drama
Reprints
  • from Jane Arden Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx
Keywords
soap opera

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

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
Now we-un've toted Dandy Jim home mebbe he'll rest better
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Lena Pry Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

[License of a Murderer] (Table of Contents: 19)

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; Captain Kane; Gong Gong Klanes (villain); Runt Mullay (villain)
Synopsis
The Clock searches for the murderer of the District Attorney, while Butch, known to have used a rat trap on the enemy, is terrified with fear in firing a real gun that falls into her hands.

Indexer Notes

Inker credit added by Craig Delich 2012-7-26.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [The Unsung Hero]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. [At Eagle Squadron's field...]
    Spitfire
  4. 3. [President Orders Expulsion of 1200 Germans]
    Don Q
  5. 4. ["Halt Furriner! Y'ore on private sod!"]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  6. 5. ["Pen and his Chinese houseboy Chop Chu..."]
    Pen Miller
  7. 6. ["Booooooooooo!"]
    Ned Brant
  8. 7. ["Y'mean I gotta wear this thing to the mask ball?"]
    Molly The Model
  9. 8. ["What this house needs is system!"]
    Molly The Model
  10. 9. Little Butch
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  11. 10. Brad and Dad
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  12. 11. Weekly Invention
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  13. 12. ["Once more "Sir Galahad" O'Hara..."]
    Hack O'Hara
  14. 13. [Japanese Saboteurs]
    Alias The Spider
  15. 14. ["Wow! You mean I can go with you today?"]
    Snappy
  16. 15. [From the blackness of a shadowy street...]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  17. 16. The Flame Syndicate
    Eric Vale
  18. 17. ["Take this tray to the invalid!"]
    Jane Arden
  19. 18. ["Now we-un've toted Dandy Jim home mebbe he'll rest better"]
    Lena Pry
  20. 19. [License of a Murderer]
    The Clock
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin