(January 1943)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1942-11-13
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, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 2.


Meet Captain Triumph (Table of Contents)

Captain Triumph / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ruben Moreira
Inks
Ruben Moreira
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Triumph [Lance Gallant]

[Introducing Captain Triumph!] (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Triumph / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alfred Andriola
Inks
Alfred Andriola
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Triumph [Lance and Michael Gallant] (introduction); Kim Meredith (Michael's girlfriend); Pop Mason (Michael's friend); Otto Ratter (villain); Baron von Bragg (villain)
Synopsis
When Michael Gallant is killed, his brother Lance vows to fight evil. His brother's ghost appears in order to hold him to that promise. When Lance rubs the birth mark on his arm, his brother's ghost will combine with him into one super-powered individual.

Indexer Notes

Alfred Andriola was the creator of this character, obviously based on Fawcett's Captain Marvel.

[The Jap Zero...] (Table of Contents: 2)

Spitfire / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks
Al McWilliams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Spitfire [Tex Adams]

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Halp! Where ya takin' me to. Zeke?
Genre
humor
Characters
Slap Happy Pappy; Zeke

The Secret of the Hills (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Thomas Wright]; Professor Tinker; the Do-Bos
Synopsis
The Condor aids Professor Tinker and his weird, invisible and prescient Do-Bos, when crooks seek to acquire them. Tinker's place is set aflame, allegedly killing the Do-Bos.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, Danny, I'll do it as a favor
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly The Model; Danny; Bad News Brannigan
Synopsis
Molly tries to teach a boxer some dance moves.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jove! A real Javanese Fantail!
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly The Model; Mr. Fitzwillie; Mr. Maloney (Molly's father); Mrs. Fitzwillie
Synopsis
Molly has her dad deliver a rare fish to Fitzwillie.

[Maharaja of Maraka] (Table of Contents: 7)

Alias the Spider / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]; Maharaja of Maraka (villain)

Indexer Notes

Gustavson script credit from Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

Art credits suggested by the Who's Who and agreed to by Mike Kooiman and Jim Amash in the Quality Companion.

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

Hack O'Hara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Criminals use Hack O'Hara's taxi for a slaughterhouse...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Hack O'Hara
Synopsis
Hack has a fare murdered in his cab. His nephew, Little Ned, needs a lifesaving operation.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella. Previous indexer had credited "Bob Powell ?", but since the title was incorrect, they may have been looking at another story.

The Great Invention (Table of Contents: 9)

Eric Vale / text story / 1.6 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Spain
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Eric Vale

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

statement of ownership / 0.4 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership: Publisher: Comic Magazines, Inc. 322 Main St., Stamford, Connecticut. Editor: John Beardsley. Owners: Claire C. Arnold, Everett M. Arnold, Henry P. Martin, Jr. Submitted, September 26, 1942.

Little Butch (Table of Contents: 11)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Rube Goldberg
Pencils
Rube Goldberg
Inks
Rube Goldberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

Brad and Dad (Table of Contents: 12)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Rube Goldberg
Pencils
Rube Goldberg
Inks
Rube Goldberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

Weekly Invention (Table of Contents: 13)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 0.34 page (report information)

Script
Rube Goldberg
Pencils
Rube Goldberg
Inks
Rube Goldberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Klaus Nordling [as Klaus]
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I could use a couple of new ideas...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Pen Miller

The House of Horror (Table of Contents: 15)

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
?

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Butch (The Clock's aide); The Orchid; Cora Vultan (Cyrus' sister); Cyrus Vultan (villain)
Synopsis
The Orchid sends the Clock to confront Cyrus Vultan, a smuggler and thief who keeps his own sister captive in his gothic style country house, Morgan Manor.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Meet Captain Triumph
    Captain Triumph
  2. 1. [Introducing Captain Triumph!]
    Captain Triumph
  3. 2. [The Jap Zero...]
    Spitfire
  4. 3. ["Halp! Where ya takin' me to. Zeke?"]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  5. 4. The Secret of the Hills
    The Black Condor
  6. 5. ["Okay, Danny, I'll do it as a favor"]
    Molly The Model
  7. 6. ["Jove! A real Javanese Fantail!"]
    Molly The Model
  8. 7. [Maharaja of Maraka]
    Alias the Spider
  9. 8. ["Criminals use Hack O'Hara's taxi for a slaughterhouse..."]
    Hack O'Hara
  10. 9. The Great Invention
    Eric Vale
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. Little Butch
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  13. 12. Brad and Dad
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  14. 13. Weekly Invention
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  15. 14. ["I could use a couple of new ideas..."]
    Pen Miller
  16. 15. The House of Horror
    The Clock
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bill Devine
  • Matthew Head
  • Del Gruber
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