(October 1944)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
George Brenner
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Benny the Beep (Table of Contents)

Barker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Bryant (signed)
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
The Barker [Carnie Callahan]

Benny the Beep (Table of Contents: 1)

Barker / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
The Barker [Carnie Callahan]; Colonel Land (Mammoth Circus owner); Tiny; Major Midge; Lena; Peaches (introduction, the bearded lady); Benny the Beep [Benny Yokavitz] (villain, introduction); Barteer (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Barker has to step in when Benny the Beep frames the Colonel for theft.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit formerly "Klaus Nordling ?".
Script credit based on textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

[The Crazy Criminals] (Table of Contents: 2)

Sally O'Neil Policewoman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil; Rocky Rhodes (first apearance; villain); Nuts Nisi (first appearance; villain); Pete Trigger (first appearance; villain); a phony psychiatrist (first appearance; villain); Dr. Woods (first appearance)

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

Salty Waters / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mmmm!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Salty Waters
Synopsis
Salty Waters dreams he meets a cannibal on a tropical island.

The Case of the Rescued Captive (Table of Contents: 4)

G-2 / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Spranger
Inks
John Spranger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
G-2 [Don Leash]; The Japanese (villains); Major Kyle (first appearance); Dr. Gates (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

formerly credited to Don Rico but art doesn't match the previous stories credited to Rico.

[The Arsonist Alderman] (Table of Contents: 5)

Chic Carter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Vernon Henkel
Pencils
Vernon Henkel
Inks
Vernon Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Chic Carter; Alderman Kerney (first appearance; villain)

[The Express Elevator] (Table of Contents: 6)

Windy Breeze / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

[Three Keys To Doom] (Table of Contents: 7)

Quicksilver / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Quackenbush ?
Inks
Bill Quackenbush ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver; Edgar Aldington (first appearance; villain); Quimby (first appearance; villain); Jim Connell (first appearance); Sims (first appearance; death); Harrison Walsh (first appearance; death)

Wagon Train (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

[The John Thorpe Murder Case] (Table of Contents: 9)

Uncle Sam / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
Mort Leav
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; John Thorpe (first appearance; death); Count Torza (first appearance; villain); Dr. Colbu (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

Formerly credited to Ed Dobrotka, but there is no evidence Dobrotka ever worked for Quality. And a letter exists from Busy Arnold to Jerry Bails denying the possibility.

[The Hoshima Incident] (Table of Contents: 10)

Destroyer 171 / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy ?
Inks
Al Camy ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Lt. Commander Harvey Blake; The Japanese (villains)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Benny the Beep
    Barker
  2. 1. Benny the Beep
    Barker
  3. 2. [The Crazy Criminals]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  4. 3. ["Mmmm!"]
    Salty Waters
  5. 4. The Case of the Rescued Captive
    G-2
  6. 5. [The Arsonist Alderman]
    Chic Carter
  7. 6. [The Express Elevator]
    Windy Breeze
  8. 7. [Three Keys To Doom]
    Quicksilver
  9. 8. Wagon Train
  10. 9. [The John Thorpe Murder Case]
    Uncle Sam
  11. 10. [The Hoshima Incident]
    Destroyer 171
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • David Wilt
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky