(October 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
George Brenner (editor); E. M. Arnold (general manager)

Captain Triumph Helps A. Spade Dig His Own Grave! (Table of Contents)

Captain Triumph / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Kotzky
Inks
Alex Kotzky
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Triumph

[The Return of A. Spade] (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Triumph / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Triumph [Lance and Michael Gallant]; Kim Meredith; Biff; A. Spade (villain, death); Carim Bombay (villain, first appearance); Torpedo (villain, first appearance)
Synopsis
A. Spade escapes from jail on the eve of his trial, kidnaps Kim and has Carim Bombay brutally beats her. Captain Triumph tries to infiltrate his mob disguised as Bombay, but Spade shoots him (as Lance) while the real Bombay escapes.

Indexer Notes

Carim Bombay is based on Peter Lorre's character, Joel Cairo, in the classic film, "The Maltese Falcon".

[Lightning] (Table of Contents: 2)

Inkie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Inkie; Al Stahl; Lightning
Synopsis
Inkie tries to convince Al to write a story about Lightning. Lightning Jr. comes down and Inkie talks him into attacking Tokyo.

[Shark Fishing] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor

[Gun + Killer + Victim = Murder] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
George Brenner (signed as George E. Brenner)
Pencils
George Brenner (signed as George E. Brenner)
Inks
George Brenner (signed as George E. Brenner)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Joe Doe (first appearance; death); Butch
Synopsis
Joe Doe is killed in a stick up but Butch follows the killer back to his hideout and calls in the Clock.

Indexer Notes

Spirit-like story

[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
How's things since I been away Nifty?
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly the Model [Molly Maloney]; Nifty; Danny Deever
Synopsis
Nifty's new boxer is told to imitate everything champ Danny Deever does, but when he kisses Molly, Danny takes offense.

[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
Don't tell me you're still trying to get a job as a male artist's model?
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly Maloney; Pop Maloney; Boris McTeapot
Synopsis
Pop gets a job posing for eccentric artist Boris, but gets angry when Boris tries to pay him with a drawing.

[The Hot Swami] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Hack O'Hara; The Hot Swami (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

tribute to Mr. Mystic on splash

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

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
Twisted tales
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprint

[Comics Imitate Life, and Vice Versa] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Pen Miller; Goldy (first appearance; villain); Benny (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis
Pen writes a comic strip designed to smoke out stolen bank funds and nab a murderer.

Purgatory Canyon (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Larry Spain ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Eric Vale

Ike an' Dooit (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Ike (first appearance); Dooit (first appearance)

[On the Moon] (Table of Contents: 12)

Perky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sid Lazarus (signed as Lazarus)
Pencils
Sid Lazarus (signed as Lazarus)
Inks
Sid Lazarus (signed as Lazarus)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mr. Man in the Moon (first appearance); Mrs. Man in the Moon (first appearance); Mr. Comet (first appearance); Perky

Indexer Notes

probably takes place between FEATURE COMICS #75 / 76

Elmer Briggs, United States Senator (Table of Contents: 13)

The Black Condor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. as Senator Thomas Wright]; Senator Elmer Briggs (introduction); Senator Joe Logan and his gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
A new Senator pushes a new transport plane despite opposition from enemy agents who have placed imposters in the Senate to vote against it.

Indexer Notes

End of series.
The Black Condor next appears in Justice League of America (DC, 1960 Series) #107 (September-October 1973).

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Captain Triumph Helps A. Spade Dig His Own Grave!
    Captain Triumph
  2. 1. [The Return of A. Spade]
    Captain Triumph
  3. 2. [Lightning]
    Inkie
  4. 3. [Shark Fishing]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  5. 4. [Gun + Killer + Victim = Murder]
    The Clock
  6. 5. ["How's things since I been away Nifty?"]
    Molly the Model
  7. 6. ["Don't tell me you're still trying to get a job as a male artist's model?"]
    Molly the Model
  8. 7. [The Hot Swami]
    Hack O'Hara
  9. 8. ["Twisted tales"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  10. 9. [Comics Imitate Life, and Vice Versa]
    Pen Miller
  11. 10. Purgatory Canyon
    Eric Vale
  12. 11. Ike an' Dooit
  13. 12. [On the Moon]
    Perky
  14. 13. Elmer Briggs, United States Senator
    The Black Condor
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Daniel Martinez
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Brian Stewart
  • David Wilt