(April 1945)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1945-02-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (editor); Busy Arnold [as E. M. Arnold] (general manager, business manager, publisher, owner); Claire C. Arnold (owner); E. S. Murthey (advertising representative)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Comic Magazines: 8 Lord St., Buffalo, N. Y.
Executive Offices: Gurley Building, 322 Main St., Stamford, Conn.
Editorial and Advertising Offices: 415 Lexington Ave., New York City.
Western Advertising Representative, F. E. M. Cole & Co., 605 No. Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill.

Printed in U. S. A.

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1945, New Series, Volume 40, Number 2. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B 666264.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Barker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
The Barker [Carnie Callahan]; Lena; Major Midge; Samson Smith

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Volto from Mars; Grape Nuts Cereal / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Samson Smith vs. Mighty Moose] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Barker / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A grudge-fight between the strongest men in the world is something for circus fans to remember!
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
The Barker [Carnie Callahan]; Colonel Land (Mammoth Circus owner); Lena; Major Midge; Tiny Tim; Samson Smith; Cappy Kane (villain); Mighty Moose (villain, introduction); Duke (villain, introduction); Runt (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Cappy Kane is back as his strongman, the Mighty Moose, is pitted against Mammoth Circus's own Samson Smith.

Indexer Notes

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

[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
Let the other guys roam all they want...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Salty Waters
Synopsis
U.S. Navy sailor Salty thinks he's been abandoned on a Pacific island.

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

Lassie and Laddie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Lassie, look! Don't you wish we could see the circus?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Lassie (first appearance); Laddie (first appearance); Roberta (first appearance); Roger (first appearance)
Synopsis
Lassie and her friend Laddie want to attend the circus, but Lassie's older sister Roberta has a date with Roger and can't take them.

[Sally Haunts a Ghost] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Fawcette
Inks
Gene Fawcette
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Candles flicker and cast strange, eerie shadows!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil; Mrs. Vanderdough (first appearance); Nick the Chiseler (first appearance; villain); three other crooks (first appearance; villains; one dies)

Indexer Notes

Policewoman portion of the feature name does not appear as part of the feature name in this story.

[Swami Joe and the Counterfeiters] (Table of Contents: 6)

Intellectual Amos / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
André LeBlanc ?
Pencils
André LeBlanc
Inks
André LeBlanc
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; children
Characters
Intellectual Amos; Swami Joe (first appearance; villain); Silas P. Pinkbottom (first appearance; villain); other two Varx Brothers (first appearance; villaisn)

[Helium Tires] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's foolish to pay twenty bucks to have my furniture moved when I can do it myself!
Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

[The Vengeance of Boss Bumble] (Table of Contents: 8)

Quicksilver / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Vengeance was the object for which Boss Bumble lived!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver [Max]; Boss Bumble (first appearance; villain); Avie (first appearance; villain; death); Romby (first appearance; villain; death); Dirk (first appearance; villain; death)

Motorized Dragonflies (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Southern California's giant aircraft industry has pups-or more accurately, perhaps, chicks.
Genre
non-fiction

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Busy Arnold (credited as Everett M. Arnold)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Sworn to and subscribed to Louis J. Rubiansky on September 28, 1944.

[Big Joe Ryan and the Silver Bracelet] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Vern Henkel (credited as Vernon Henkel) (signed as Vernon Henkel)
Pencils
Vern Henkel (credited as Vernon Henkel) (signed as Vernon Henkel)
Inks
Vern Henkel (credited as Vernon Henkel) (signed as Vernon Henkel)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's the story on Big Joe Ryan!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Chic Carter; Chic's newspaper city editor; Big Joe Ryan (villain, introduction); Louella (villain, introduction); Blackie (villain, Ryan's chauffeur, introduction)
Synopsis
Chic writes a story on Big Joe Ryan and immediately is confronted by a lady wanting him to go to a certain jewelry store and pick up a silver bracelet, and upon delivery to her, he is to get a cool $500! But Ryan meets up with Chic and somehow the bracelet disappears before Carter can deliver it... and Carter is arrested for robbery. But Chic discovers that he has been played for a sucker with a phony, frozen mercury bracelet, and thus seeks out Ryan.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

Lifeboat No. 1 (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
First Officer Conroy and part of the fighting crew of valiant Destroyer 171 manned a ship's lifeboat...
Genre
military; war
Characters
Commander Blake; First Officer Conroy; The Japanese (villains)

Be a Radio Technician (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

MoToR Book / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Barker
  2. 1. ["A shark! Hey! Look out!"]
    Volto from Mars; Grape Nuts Cereal
  3. 2. [Samson Smith vs. Mighty Moose]
    The Barker
  4. 3. ["Let the other guys roam all they want..."]
    Salty Waters
  5. 4. ["Oh, Lassie, look! Don't you wish we could see the circus?"]
    Lassie and Laddie
  6. 5. [Sally Haunts a Ghost]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  7. 6. [Swami Joe and the Counterfeiters]
    Intellectual Amos
  8. 7. [Helium Tires]
    Windy Breeze
  9. 8. [The Vengeance of Boss Bumble]
    Quicksilver
  10. 9. Motorized Dragonflies
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. [Big Joe Ryan and the Silver Bracelet]
    Chic Carter
  13. 12. Lifeboat No. 1
    Destroyer 171
  14. 13. Be a Radio Technician
    National Radio Institute
  15. 14. ["Auto repair men! Are you short-handed for mechanics?"]
    MoToR Book
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • David Wilt
  • Dan Kocher
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky