(October 1942)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale date
1942-08-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
S. M. Iger
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going 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. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Stormy Foster, The Great Defender / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Great Defender [Stormy Foster]; Nazi soldier
Reprints
Keywords
Ju-52; Luftwaffe; paratroops

[The General's Briefcase] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Great Defender: Stormy Foster / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Max Elkan
Inks
Max Elkan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Great Defender [Stormy Foster]; Miss Jean Dale (introduction); Nazi spies (villains)
Synopsis
A briefcase with vital military documents has been stolen from a General when his car is over-turned. Jean, a member of the Motor Corps, and sweet on Foster, becomes quite concerned for his safety when he disappears (to become the Defender).

[The Power Plant Saboteurs] (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty Bates / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Stanley Charlot]
Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Betty Bates (attorney at law); Peterson (intro)
Synopsis
The Peterson Electric Plant is in danger from saboteurs to cut off the power supply.
Keywords
Nazi spies

[It Started With a Lost Hat] (Table of Contents: 3)

Bob and Swab / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Bob Masters (marine); Swab Decker (sailor); Bulkhead Jones; V: Nazi spies
Synopsis
Bob tumbles unaware into a nest of Nazi spies.

[The Chinese Heroine] (Table of Contents: 4)

Comet Kelly / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Comet Kelly
Synopsis
Comet's plane is hit and he is taken aboard a Chinese junk manned by Japanese spies.
Keywords
Japanese spies

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Drug Hijackers] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Red Bee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum
Pencils
Witmer Williams [as B. H. Apiary] (signed)
Inks
Witmer WIlliams [as B. H. Apiary] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh] (District Attorney); Dr. Williams (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Precious drugs needed at the battlefront are hijacked by mobsters.

Indexer Notes

Last Golden Age appearance. Next appearance in All-Star Squadron #31.

Spaghetti 5 Cents A Yard (Table of Contents: 6)

Dan Tootin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Dan Tootin
Synopsis
Dan has made a new invention, the one piece spagetti.

[Giant Mushrooms] (Table of Contents: 7)

Ghost of Flanders / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ghost of Flanders ["Rip" Graves]; Herr Paul (villain, introduction, death); Toyio (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Ghost blows up a Nazi-Jap saboteur group, who cleverly hide their aircraft beneath giant mushrooms, and who are planning to destroy American crops.

Indexer Notes

Wayne Reid is a pen name for Brenner.

[Hospital of Spies] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Strange Twins / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger [as S. M. Regi]
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Strange Twins [Doug Strange; Rod Strange]
Synopsis
A patient at a hospital is suspected of being a Nazi spy.
Keywords
Nazi spies

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[Revenge On the Japanese] (Table of Contents: 9)

Captain Flagg / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum?
Pencils
Alexander Koda (signed)
Inks
Alexander Koda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Captain Jim Flagg (marine)
Synopsis
Fighting on a small Pacific island.
Keywords
The Japanese

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The Flame (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tad Sloane; Flame (stallion)
Synopsis
Search for a glorious stallion who ruled over a great herd.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Tommy Tinkle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The daily tab says that some local stores...
Genre
humor
Characters
Tommy Tinkle
Synopsis
The stores are short-weighing their customers.

[Duel With a Two-Man Sub] (Table of Contents: 12)

Swordfish / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
EnsignJack Smith
Synopsis
After a transport is hit by a torpedo, Smith sinks two Japanese submarines with his one-man sub.
Keywords
submarine; The Japanese

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Bund's Champion] (Table of Contents: 13)

Don Glory / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Lincoln Ross]
Pencils
Arthur Peddy
Inks
Arthur Peddy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Don Glory; Kid Whalen (villain); Schlutzer (villain); Slapsie Sammy Simmons (intro)
Synopsis
A boxer uses hypnotism to win his fights.
Keywords
Bundists
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Stormy Foster, The Great Defender
  2. 1. [The General's Briefcase]
    The Great Defender: Stormy Foster
  3. 2. [The Power Plant Saboteurs]
    Betty Bates
  4. 3. [It Started With a Lost Hat]
    Bob and Swab
  5. 4. [The Chinese Heroine]
    Comet Kelly
  6. 5. [The Drug Hijackers]
    The Red Bee
  7. 6. Spaghetti 5 Cents A Yard
    Dan Tootin
  8. 7. [Giant Mushrooms]
    Ghost of Flanders
  9. 8. [Hospital of Spies]
    The Strange Twins
  10. 9. [Revenge On the Japanese]
    Captain Flagg
  11. 10. The Flame
  12. 11. ["The daily tab says that some local stores..."]
    Tommy Tinkle
  13. 12. [Duel With a Two-Man Sub]
    Swordfish
  14. 13. [The Bund's Champion]
    Don Glory
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
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