(November 1942)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date
1942-09-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
John Beardsley
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. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Tom Wright]; The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); Hack O'Hara (inset); Spitfire [Tex Adams] (inset); Pen Miller (inset)
Keywords
American flag

East Is East (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Thomas Wright]; Wendy Foster; Jaspar Crow (villain)
Synopsis
Crow discovers that Mongolia is the homeland of the Black Condor; he kidnaps Wendy and leaves a trail of clues for the Condor as to where he has taken her. The Condor is able to rescue Wendy and leaves Crow wandering the unforgiving mountains of Mongolia, never to be seen again.

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

Spitfire / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al McWilliams
Pencils
Al McWilliams
Inks
Al McWilliams
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At a flying field in northern Australia...
Genre
aviation
Characters
Spitfire [Tex Adams]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah'm givin' yuh one more chance, hen...lay or fry!
Genre
humor

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

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

Script
Klaus Nordling
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Pen Miller, well-known comic artist uncorks his India ink...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Pen Miller

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Enter Don Q, American diplomat, wherever Axis agents strike...
Genre
spy
Characters
Don Q

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Koda
Inks
Joe Giella ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your Driver...Name...Hack O'Hara
Genre
adventure
Characters
Hack O'Hara

Indexer Notes

Inker identification by Saltarella, previous indexer had Alex Koda.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Clock / comic story / 9 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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Heh...heh...hehhh...I am 'The Head'...
Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Butch; un-named District Attorney (death); The Head (villain, introduction); Eightball (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Butch witnesses the killing of the District Attorney by the Head, whose visage floated in space (much like the Wizard of Oz in the movie). Whe n the Head is poised to unmark the Clock, Butch helped him out by beating the Clock so badly about the face that he couldn't be recognized!

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

Molly the Model / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, for Mike's sake!
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly the Model [Molly Maloney]; Pop Maloney; P.T. Buxby
Synopsis
Banker Buxby arrives to offer Pop a job but Pop is angry at being awakened.

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

Molly the Model / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's wrong, Nifty?
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly Maloney; Nifty
Synopsis
Nifty agrees to let Molly run his failing hotel for a day to see if she can improve business.

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

Yankee Guerilla / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last! The story of a mighty warrior...
Characters
Yankee Guerilla [Franklin Darrow] (first appearance, only appearance)

Terror Trail (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Eric Vale

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

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry up, Spot...
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

last appearance

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

Tor, the Magic Master / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gnihton nac truh uoy, rolias!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Tor [Jim Slade]

Indexer Notes

Last Golden Age appearance. Next appears in All-Star Comics Volume 2 #1 (May, 1999).

Script and art credits from Ray Bottorff Jr.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From man's beginning and far into eternity man has hunted and will hunt...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]; Arthur C. Clark (millionaire); Dr. Monk [Roger] (villain, introduction, death); John Clark (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Millionaire Arthur Clark is attacked by one of his own employees, the hooded Dr. Monk, and was transformed into a monster.

Indexer Notes

Character in this story named Arthur C. Clark, possibly after famed science fiction author Arthur C. Clark. At this time, Clark was a minor pulp writer.

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. East Is East
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["At a flying field in northern Australia..."]
    Spitfire
  4. 3. ["Ah'm givin' yuh one more chance, hen...lay or fry!"]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  5. 4. ["When Pen Miller, well-known comic artist uncorks his India ink..."]
    Pen Miller
  6. 5. ["Enter Don Q, American diplomat, wherever Axis agents strike..."]
    Don Q
  7. 6. ["Your Driver...Name...Hack O'Hara"]
    Hack O'Hara
  8. 7. ["Heh...heh...hehhh...I am 'The Head'..."]
    The Clock
  9. 8. ["Oh, for Mike's sake!"]
    Molly the Model
  10. 9. ["What's wrong, Nifty?"]
    Molly the Model
  11. 10. ["At last! The story of a mighty warrior..."]
    Yankee Guerilla
  12. 11. Terror Trail
    Eric Vale
  13. 12. ["Hurry up, Spot..."]
    Snappy
  14. 13. ["Gnihton nac truh uoy, rolias!"]
    Tor, the Magic Master
  15. 14. ["Blame it on Wilbur."]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  16. 15. ["From man's beginning and far into eternity man has hunted and will hunt..."]
    Alias the Spider
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