(October 1942)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1942-08-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E. M. Arnold
Editing
Gill Fox

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)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Espionage [Black X] (inset); The Marksman [Baron Povalski, aka Major Hurtz] (inset); Rookie Rankin (inset); The Ray [Happy Terrill] (inset)

The Death of Midnight!! (Table of Contents: 1)

Midnight / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); The Professor; Cyclops Ceylon (villain); Satan (villain); Mrs. Satan (villain)
Synopsis
Midnight tumbles to his death from a battle with Cyclops Ceylon, is declined entrance to heaven, and asks to be sent to Hell so he can fight the Devil himself, only to find out the Mrs. is in charge, who subjects him to unspeakable tortures. Meanwhile, a strange Professor bargains with Doc Wackey, and offers to exchange his life for Midnight's. The gambit works, and Midnight leaves Hell just as he'd convinced its inmates to revolt (and prevent further Nazi evils in the "waking world").
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Indexer Notes

Storyline continued in the next issue.

On the splash page, Gabby announced that the feature was now 9 pages in length (the 9 page stories actually begin with issue #35).

[The Vengeance] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Toni Blum ?; Otto Binder ?
Pencils
Alex Kotzky [as Alex S. Kotzky] (signed)
Inks
Alex Kotzky [as Alex S. Koyzky] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Espionage [Black X]; Batu (Espionage's aide); The Vengeance (villain, death); The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Black X and Batu head for the orient in search of the elusive "V Man" and are nearly destroyed by Vengeance.
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Indexer Notes

Writer credits by Craig Delich.

Will Eisner created the Espionage feature, and Will Erwin was a pen name used by Will Eisner (Erwin was Eisner's middle name), but it also became a house by-line after Eisner's tenure after 1940. Lane French wrote the feature in 1941, followed by Toni Blum (1942) and Otto Binder (1942-43).

[Exact Double] (Table of Contents: 3)

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bernard Dibble
Pencils
Bernard Dibble
Inks
Bernard Dibble
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie O'Toole

[Micky Kane] (Table of Contents: 4)

Wildfire / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Turner [as Robt. Turner] (signed)
Pencils
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks
Jim Mooney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wildfire [Carol Vance Martin]; Micky Kane; Tom Kane (Micky's brother); group of thugs (villains)
Synopsis
Wildfire gives Micky Kane a special flame so that he can call her whenever he's in trouble, and he soon discovers a need for it when a group of hoods decides to pilfer an invention of Tom Kane.....a special antidote for poison gas!
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[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
14... 15... hang it!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Detective Hustace McGinty; Johnson (bank teller); Professor (villain); Professor's gang (villains)
Synopsis
The Professor creates a spray that reduces a person's size, so the Jester must face a gang of three inch tall bank robbers.
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Indexer Notes

Gustavson credits from Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[The Scrap Metal HiJackers] (Table of Contents: 6)

Bozo the Robot / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hugh Hazzard; Bozo the Robot; Henry Vaun

[Hammer Hand] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Ray / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ray [Happy Terrill]; Bud; Terrill's newspaper editor; Hammer Hand (villain)
Synopsis
Happy Terrill, framed for bank robbery by Hammer Hand, a criminal with a mallet for a hand, is arrested for the crime and loses his job as reporter.
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[The Whiner] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rookie Rankin; Ma Rankin; Sgt. Burns; The Whiner

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

Wun Cloo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come quick, Wun Cloo!
Genre
humor; detective-mystery

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

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
A tall countess agrees to be Tiny's bride!
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Purple Trio [Warren; Rocky Hill; Tiny Todd]

The Wall of Invisible Fire (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[Diane's Revenge] (Table of Contents: 12)

Wings Wendall / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Wings Wendall; Westcott (dies); Diane Westcott
Synopsis
After Diane's father is killed, she and Wings fly a suicide mission over Germany to try and kill Hitler.

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

The Marksman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Cronin
Pencils
Alex Koda
Inks
Alex Koda
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good! Another Nazi will die!!
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Marksman [Baron Povalski, aka Major Hurtz]; Vorka; Wakovsky (Polish inventor); Adolf Hitler (villain)
Synopsis
Major Hurtz claims to have killed the Marksman as a way of getting invited to Berlin. There, he frees a Polish inventor and smuggles him to Africa in a bomb casing. After the Marksman has freed the Pole, Hitler himself reprimands Major Hurtz.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Midnight
  2. 1. The Death of Midnight!!
    Midnight
  3. 2. [The Vengeance]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  4. 3. [Exact Double]
    Archie O'Toole
  5. 4. [Micky Kane]
    Wildfire
  6. 5. ["14... 15... hang it!"]
    The Jester
  7. 6. [The Scrap Metal HiJackers]
    Bozo the Robot
  8. 7. [Hammer Hand]
    The Ray
  9. 8. [The Whiner]
    Rookie Rankin
  10. 9. ["Come quick, Wun Cloo!"]
    Wun Cloo
  11. 10. ["A tall countess agrees to be Tiny's bride!"]
    The Purple Trio
  12. 11. The Wall of Invisible Fire
    Jimmy Christian
  13. 12. [Diane's Revenge]
    Wings Wendall
  14. 13. ["Good! Another Nazi will die!!"]
    The Marksman
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
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