(December 1942)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-10-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
John Beardsley
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)

Kid Eternity / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff ?
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kid Eternity
Keywords
freighters

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to Mac Raboy. Letter from Busy Arnold to Jerry Bails published in Alter Ego #67 states that Mac Raboy never worked for Quality at any time.

[The Origin of Kid Eternity] (Table of Contents: 1)

Kid Eternity / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder ?
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kid Eternity (introduction, origin, death, resurrection); Kid Eternity's un-named grandfather (death); Daniel Troop (introduction); Mr. Keeper (introduction); St. Peter; Hercules; Samson; George Washington; Unknown Soldier; Abraham Lincoln; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
A boy and his grandfather are torpedoed in their boat by a Nazi sub and killed, but when the lad reaches the Pearly Gates, his name is not on the list to die. So Mr. Kepper, who was responsible, brings back the boy's spirit into his body, clapped his hands allowing a ray of light to strike the corpse, and the lad lived again, and was endowed by Mr. Keeper with great powers. By speaking the word "eternity", the boy could call upon any historical person who once lived to aid him in any given situation.
Reprints
Keywords
Land of Eternity

Indexer Notes

Otto Binder is credited as writer by Jerry Bails but Martin O'Hearn disagrees. Originally, while being published by Quality, Kid Eternity had no name and his grandfather pictured also was un-named. It was DC Comics that gave him the name Christopher "Kit" Freeman. So alter ego removed from this listing.

The Death-House Blues (Table of Contents: 2)

Betty Bates / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Betty Bates; Slugs Moran (villain, introduction, death, also appears as ghost); Paul Redfern (villain, introduction, death)

[Hair Seed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor

[A Lesson For Bill Jones] (Table of Contents: 4)

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
Ghost of Flanders ["Rip" Graves]; Bill Jones (introduction); Hans Schmutz (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Ghost tracks down an American defector named Jones, a man who has tried to dodge the draft. When he finds Jones, they work together to stop a Nazi infiltrator, after which Jones enlists in the Army.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance

Men With Two Faces (Table of Contents: 5)

Stormy Foster / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Great Defender [Stormy Foster]; Dr. Van Veldt (villain, introduction, death)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Another Gosh-awful rainy day.
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Last in series.

[The Incendiary Comic Book] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor; adventure
Characters
Bob Masters; Swab Decker; Mr. Twinch (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

A copy of HIT COMICS is doused with incendiaries!

[Prisoner In a Chinese Laundry] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Belfi (signed)
Inks
John Belfi (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Don Glory; Lin (introduction)
Keywords
The Japanese

Indexer Notes

Belfi signed in the last panel.

Retribution (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

[Magnificent Bill] (Table of Contents: 10)

Bill the Magnificent / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Bill the Magnificent [Bill Hanson] (introduction); Roscoe (introduction, newsreel reporter); Peggy Wilson (introduction, Bill's sweetheart); Commissioner Harris (villain, introduction); Rocks (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When Peggy's father is kidnapped, she encourages Bill to say his magic words, but he resists, citing an "ill feeling" when doing so.

Indexer Notes

When Bill says the magic phrase, "Jeepers Creepers!", he is mysteriously endowed with super-strength, invulnerability and speed. As a bonus, his personality was enhanced to give him more confidence. Whenever he was truck on the head, his powers subside.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Kid Eternity
  2. 1. [The Origin of Kid Eternity]
    Kid Eternity
  3. 2. The Death-House Blues
    Betty Bates
  4. 3. [Hair Seed]
    Dan Tootin
  5. 4. [A Lesson For Bill Jones]
    Ghost of Flanders
  6. 5. Men With Two Faces
    Stormy Foster
  7. 6. ["Another Gosh-awful rainy day."]
    Tommy Tinkle
  8. 7. [The Incendiary Comic Book]
    Bob and Swab
  9. 8. [Prisoner In a Chinese Laundry]
    Don Glory
  10. 9. Retribution
  11. 10. [Magnificent Bill]
    Bill the Magnificent
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