(May 1943)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines
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

Published at 8 Lord ST, Buffalo, NY. Editorial office 415 Lexington Ave, NY, NY


Captain Triumph Meets Spade the Ruthless! (Table of Contents)

Captain Triumph / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ruben Moreira [as Rubemor] (signed)
Inks
Ruben Moreira [as Rubemor] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Triumph [Lance Gallant]

Spade the Ruthless (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]; Kim Meredith; A. Spade (villain, introduction); Z. Spade (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Together with Kim, Michael and Lance battle twin villains, illegal munition importers that rely on their resemblance to confuse the authorities.

Indexer Notes

Title taken from cover. First line, "Lance and Michael Gallant were twins...". The Spade brothers resemble Hollywood actor, Sidney Greenstreet.

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

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

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Joey Cavallo (signed)
Inks
Joey Cavallo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Some men hunt ducks, pheasants...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]; Chuck; Doris Tembroke (Ted's wife); Deddo; The Human Fly [John Duke] (villain, introduction, death); The Fly [Ted Tembroke] (villain)
Synopsis
The Spider takes on the murderous Fly, former business partner to the former Human Fly.

Indexer Notes

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

[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
Hey, Pappy! War's bin declared!
Genre
humor

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Authors throughout history have written tragedy, comedy, prose and poetry...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Thomas Wright]; Heywood Bryant; Dr. Foster; Wendy Foster; Ralph Drew
Synopsis
An author is mysteriously killed and his new novel disappears.

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

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
It seems the bigger the appetite, the barer the ice-box!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pop Maloney
Synopsis
A hungry Pop tricks a bird into laying eggs for him to eat.

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

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
You say Nifty's brother built the new fun-house in the amusement park?
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly Maloney; Danny Deever; Doc Dugan
Synopsis
Danny convinces Molly to try a "tame" amusement park ride.

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

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
Hmph! You don't have to be so conceited about it!
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly Maloney; Pop Maloney; Mr. Wixit
Synopsis
Pop is hired to appear in a "United Nations exhibit."

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

Inkie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Inkie is a comic character the size of your pinky...
Genre
humor
Characters
Inkie; Shut Eye (villain); Officer Sullivan
Synopsis
Inkie is a cartoon character come to life, who's not really impressed with the dangers his creator puts him in, so he resolves to finish the story himself.

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

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
A big shot in college named Cannonball Ames...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pen Miller, an artist of no small fame...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Pen Miller; Chop Chu; Red Mandrill; Mousy
Synopsis
When the oil man comes the tank gets emptier.

Lisbon Terror (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Clark Williams
Inks
Clark Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Furthermore, Hack O'Hara, I've a good mind to report you to the commissioner!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Hack O'Hara

Who Done It!! (Table of Contents: 13)

Clock / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner
Pencils
Fran Matera
Inks
Fran Matera
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Butch; Big Ed Gloyne; James Post
Synopsis
A crusading newspaper publisher goes after a grafting politician. And gets killed for his troubles. Now it's up to the Clock and Butch to solve the murder.

Indexer Notes

not signed by Brenner, nor does it look like his art.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Captain Triumph Meets Spade the Ruthless!
    Captain Triumph
  2. 1. Spade the Ruthless
    Captain Triumph
  3. 2. ["Some men hunt ducks, pheasants..."]
    Alias the Spider
  4. 3. ["Hey, Pappy! War's bin declared!"]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  5. 4. ["Authors throughout history have written tragedy, comedy, prose and poetry..."]
    The Black Condor
  6. 5. ["It seems the bigger the appetite, the barer the ice-box!"]
    Molly the Model
  7. 6. ["You say Nifty's brother built the new fun-house in the amusement park?"]
    Molly the Model
  8. 7. ["Hmph! You don't have to be so conceited about it!"]
    Molly the Model
  9. 8. ["Inkie is a comic character the size of your pinky..."]
    Inkie
  10. 9. ["A big shot in college named Cannonball Ames..."]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  11. 10. ["Pen Miller, an artist of no small fame..."]
    Pen Miller
  12. 11. Lisbon Terror
    Eric Vale
  13. 12. ["Furthermore, Hack O'Hara, I've a good mind to report you to the commissioner!"]
    Hack O'Hara
  14. 13. Who Done It!!
    Clock
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