(November 1942)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1942-09-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E. M. Arnold
Brand
Quality Comic Group
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
Gill Fox ?
Inks
Gill Fox ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Doc Wackey Goes Berserk! (Table of Contents: 1)

Midnight / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby; Skull Duggery; The Professor
Synopsis
The mysterious Professor returns for Doc Wackey's life, and uses Doc to create and test a super-speed formula. Wackey ends up with super speed, which he proceeds to dedicate to a life of crime! Midnight took the serum himself just to keep up with Doc, but it eventually wears off.

Indexer Notes

Inker revision from Cole to DiPreta by Craig Delich 2013-6-16 per Jim Amash in the Quality Companion.

[Rescuing Papa] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Toni Blum ?; Otto Binder ?
Pencils
Alex Kotzky (signed)
Inks
Alex Kotzky (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Espionage [Black X]; Batu; Tinka Van Doorne (Peter's daughter); Peter Van Doorne
Synopsis
A little girl asks Black X to rescue her father who is being held by the Nazis behind enemy lines.

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).

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sure, I know we need a queen...
Genre
humor; children

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

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
Hey... flatfoot... is th' sidewalk so small y' gotta get yourself tangled up in me feet?!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Tough Tony; Dagger Joe (villain); Trigger (villain)
Synopsis
Chuck Lane asks that the toughest juvenile offender be paroled into his custody.

Indexer Notes

Gustavson credits from Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

Dean of Darkness (Table of Contents: 5)

Wildfire / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Turner (signed)
Pencils
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dean of Darkness; Wildfire
Synopsis
The Dean of Darkness tries to hold Carol Martin for ransom, not realizing she's Wildfire.

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The Kidnapping of Peter Percy Gotgelt III (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Peter Percy Gotgelt III; Hugh Hazzard; Bozo; The Terrible Trio
Synopsis
A trio of kidnappers find a little boy too much to handle.

[The Frozen Lands of the Midnight Sun] (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
Synopsis
The Ray searches for a spy who has ferreted out plans for an allied invasion of Norway.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A g-man is loose among the crooks, and Ma Rankin is loose among the cops...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rookie Rankin; Ma Rankin; Sgt. Burns; Artie
Synopsis
Rankin breaks up a counterfeiting ring that makes phony rationing coupons.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wun Cloo think new Chinese restaurant cover up...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo (detective)

[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
The boys are off for a day at the zoo...
Genre
adventure
Characters
The Purple Trio [Rocky Hill; Warren; Tiny Todd]; Peters (villain)
Synopsis
A disgruntled zoo employee lets the animals loose to get revenge on the zoo director.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

Spy (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[The Undersea Wolf] (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; Captain Kroll; Spinner Benson

Indexer Notes

last appearance

The Amazing Adventures of the Three Shadows (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Koda (signed)
Inks
Alex Koda (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Marksman [Baron Povalski, aka Major Hurtz]; Vorka; The Three Shadows (introduction for all); Schtuper (villain)
Synopsis
A Czech, an Austrian and a Pole escape from a concentration camp and join the underground as the Three Shadows, through whom the Marksman smuggles Nazi war plans to the British.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Midnight
  2. 1. Doc Wackey Goes Berserk!
    Midnight
  3. 2. [Rescuing Papa]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  4. 3. ["Sure, I know we need a queen..."]
    Archie O'Toole
  5. 4. ["Hey... flatfoot... is th' sidewalk so small y' gotta get yourself tangled up in me feet?!"]
    The Jester
  6. 5. Dean of Darkness
    Wildfire
  7. 6. The Kidnapping of Peter Percy Gotgelt III
    Bozo the Robot
  8. 7. [The Frozen Lands of the Midnight Sun]
    The Ray
  9. 8. ["A g-man is loose among the crooks, and Ma Rankin is loose among the cops..."]
    Rookie Rankin
  10. 9. ["Wun Cloo think new Chinese restaurant cover up..."]
    Wun Cloo
  11. 10. ["The boys are off for a day at the zoo..."]
    The Purple Trio
  12. 11. Spy
    Jimmy Christian
  13. 12. [The Undersea Wolf]
    Wings Wendall
  14. 13. The Amazing Adventures of the Three Shadows
    The Marksman
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