(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


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, who are 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 verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

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

[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.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. 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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