(September 1942)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1942-07-15
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)

Issue Notes

Copyright 1942 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. 4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Another thriller of the Black Condor
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.]; The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); Spitfire [Tex Adams] (inset); Molly the Model (inset); Hack O'Hara (inset)

[The Pumpkinhead Plot] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Black Condor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder ?; Toni Blum ?
Pencils
John Cassone (signed as J. C.)
Inks
John Cassone (signed as J. C.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Senator Thomas Wright]; Dr. Foster; Wendy Foster; Senator Pumpkinhead Hardy (introduction); Jaspar Crow (villain); Elsa Papendorf (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Wendy is taking a first aid course in school, taught by an Austrian refugee with a "W" scar on his face. He uses the same girl each day to model injuries, bandaging her, but, strangely enough, giving that girl the bandages each day. Tom smells a rat and decides to investigate as the Condor and literally drops into the classroom, feigning injury to get bandaged. The bandages contain secret messages, and the Condor follows the clues to Jaspar Crow himself!
Reprints
Keywords
Corn River

Indexer Notes

Script credits suggested by the Who's Who.

[Joe Chang's Guerillas] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Al McWilliams (signed as A. McWilliams)
Pencils
Al McWilliams (signed as A. McWilliams)
Inks
Al McWilliams (signed as A. McWilliams)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; adventure
Characters
Spitfire [Tex Adams]; Joe Chang (first appearance); Japanese (villains)

[Sweet Nothings] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor

[Pen Miller's Nazi Double] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Pen Miller; Pen's secretary (first appearance); Scribbler (first appearance; villain); Hack (first appearance; villain); Mummer (first appearance; villain)

Who Is He? (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
spy; adventure
Characters
Don Q; A German field marshall (first appearance; villain; death); Gen. Gerichter (first appearance; villain; death); Captain Grunz (villains); Nazis (villains)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Formula K. Secret of a deadly explosive was stolen.
Genre
drama; adventure
Keywords
soap opera

Indexer Notes

strip reprints
Last appearance in Crack Comics. Jane Arden reprints appear next in a comic book in Pageant of Comics (St. John, 1947 Series) #2 (October 1947).

[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
While you kids dawdle, I'll take a dip
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly The Model [Molly Maloney]; Pop Maloney; Danny Deever; P.T. Bumpf
Synopsis
At the beach, Pop destroys Molly's chance to impress P.T. Bumpf, who could help her modeling career.

[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
Wonder what our new neighbors are like?
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly Maloney; Pop Maloney; Willie
Synopsis
Pop uses his new neighbor's telephone to call his bookie. The unsuspecting neighbor is arrested as a result.

[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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blame it on Wilbur
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

[In Deep Water] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Fujitani (signed as B. Fudge)
Inks
Bob Fujitani (signed as B. Fudge)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Hack O'Hara; Toughy (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Artist's signature appears in the final panel of page 4.

[The Secret of Mouse Malone] (Table of Contents: 11)

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 (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]; Chuck; Mouse Malone [aka Shorty] (villain); Honest Abe Lavery (villain); Slippery (villain, death); Joe (villain, death); Butch Parker (villain)
Synopsis
The Spider must track down a killer who has horribly strangled two of Honest Abe Lavery's men following a poker game. Chuck finally is able to steer the Spider in the right direction to the killer.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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

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
Lay off Bud, I'm trying to read the help wanted ads
Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

Strip reprints
Last appearance in Crack Comics, and in comic books in general. The Ned Brant comic strip continued in newspapers until 1948.

The White Leopard (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Larry Spain?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Eric Vale

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

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Arthur Beeman
Pencils
Arthur Beeman
Inks
Arthur Beeman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So we want you to take care of Laura's little boy while we're gone
Genre
humor

[Raid in Holland] (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
fantasy-supernatural; adventure
Characters
Tor [Jim Slade] (press photographer); Jim's unnamed newspaper editor; Dutch Van Meer (introduction, death); the Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis
Jim is given the tough assignment of photographing a British commando unit in action during a raid in Holland. He teams up with commando Dutch van Meer. When Dutch is killed during the raid, Jim assumes his magical identity of Tor and fills in for him.
Reprints
Keywords
Holland

[The Gonky Mob Copycat Crimes] (Table of Contents: 16)

The Clock [superhero] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner
Pencils
George Brenner
Inks
George Brenner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Butch; Gonky (first appearance; villain); Rip (first appearance; villain); Slug (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

Butch mentions that she should've teamed with The Spirit; Clock: "The Spirit--BAH!!"; Clock has Spirit / Dr. Strange style window

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Another thriller of the Black Condor"]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [The Pumpkinhead Plot]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. [Joe Chang's Guerillas]
    Spitfire [Quality]
  4. 3. [Sweet Nothings]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  5. 4. [Pen Miller's Nazi Double]
    Pen Miller
  6. 5. Who Is He?
    Don Q
  7. 6. ["Formula K. Secret of a deadly explosive was stolen."]
    Jane Arden
  8. 7. ["While you kids dawdle, I'll take a dip"]
    Molly the Model
  9. 8. ["Wonder what our new neighbors are like?"]
    Molly the Model
  10. 9. ["Blame it on Wilbur"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  11. 10. [In Deep Water]
    Hack O'Hara
  12. 11. [The Secret of Mouse Malone]
    Alias the Spider
  13. 12. ["Lay off Bud, I'm trying to read the help wanted ads"]
    Ned Brant
  14. 13. The White Leopard
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. ["So we want you to take care of Laura's little boy while we're gone"]
    Snappy
  16. 15. [Raid in Holland]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  17. 16. [The Gonky Mob Copycat Crimes]
    The Clock [superhero]
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