(August 1939)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-06-16
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Everett M. Arnold
Editing
Ed Cronin
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was On-Going Series

Issue Notes

Editor taken from Feature Comics (Quality, 1939 series) #19 (same month).
Entire contents copyright 1939 by E. M. Arnold.

On sale date from the publication date and volume number found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 419723. Volume number is not listed in the indicia of this comic.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hugh Hazzard and His Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Cronin ?
Inks
Ed Cronin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Bozo the Robot; Espionage [Black Ace] (inset); Abdul the Arab (inset); Archie O'Toole (inset); Wings Wendall (inset)
Reprints

[The Black Spot] (Table of Contents: 1)

Espionage Starring Black Ace / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin] (signed)
Pencils
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin] (signed)
Inks
Will Eisner [as Will Ervin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Espionage [Black Ace]; Colonel Atwater; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Batu; The Black Spot (Villains); Vlamir Koran (Introduction); Mara Hani (Introduction, Dies)
Synopsis
The Black Spot (a political group) takes over Argentina and conquers most of the rest of South America, before Black Ace intervenes.

Indexer Notes

Feature continued from Feature Comics #22, where the hero was called Black X. Black Ace becomes Black X again with issue #6. No explanation given.

The Big Radio Hoax (Table of Contents: 2)

Philpot Veep / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Devlin
Pencils
John Devlin
Inks
John Devlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Philpot Veep (intro); Waldo

Escape From Devil's Island (Table of Contents: 3)

Exciting Adventures / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Terry Gilkison ? [as Terry]
Pencils
Terry Gilkison ? [as Terry]
Inks
Terry Gilkison ? [as Terry]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

[The Murder of Max Gorman] (Table of Contents: 4)

Chic Carter / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Vernon Henkel
Pencils
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks
Vernon Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Chic Carter (intro); Monahan, DAILY STAR editor; Gloria Gorman; Van Drenn (villain, intro); Rocco (villain, intro)

[The King's Visit] (Table of Contents: 5)

Simple Simon / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Conin
Pencils
Ed Cronin (signed)
Inks
Ed Cronin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Simple Simon; King Julius; Slaughterhouse
Synopsis
King Julius of Slobodka visits Shickshinny and gets kidnapped

Indexer Notes

(only appearance)

Mickey Rooney (Table of Contents: 6)

Screen Snapshots / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bernard Baily (signed)
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Mickey Rooney

[Major Drake Is Missing] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wings Wendall / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
spy
Characters
Wings Wendall (intro); Major Drake; Balov (villain)

[Apple of Invisibility] (Table of Contents: 8)

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner ? [as Bud Thomas]
Pencils
Will Eisner ? [as Bud Thomas]
Inks
Will Eisner ? [as Bud Thomas]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie O'Toole; Gil O'Teen (Villain)

Indexer Notes

continued from FEATURE COMICS #22

[Introducing the Invisible Hood] (Table of Contents: 9)

Hooded Justice / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Pencils
Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Inks
Art Pinajian [as Art Gordon] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Invisible Hood [Kent Thurston] (introduction); Inspector Bill Blake; Maharajah of Raas; Peter Robinson; Butch (villain); Spike (villain)
Synopsis
The Maharajah of Raas is willing to pay a million dollars for the return of a stolen sacred Indian necklace, and Inspector Blake calls in Kent Thurston because of his knowledge of precious gems. Donning a simple disguise, Thurston uses a gas gun to convince a culprit to cooperate as to the location of this necklace.
Keywords
Gas gun

Indexer Notes

Many sources confuse the name of this hero with the name of the feature. In this issue, it was titled "Hooded Justice" and it starred the "Invisible Hood". Here he did not have the power of invisibility, merely donning a red monk's cloak and domino mask.

[The Baseball Fixers] (Table of Contents: 10)

Clip Chance at Cliffside / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner
Pencils
George Brenner [ as Scott Sheridan]
Inks
George Brenner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Clip Chance; Bob Brack; Slick (Villain); Butch (Villain)

Indexer Notes

continued from FEATURE COMICS #16

[The Ghost Express] (Table of Contents: 11)

Captain Cook of Scotland Yard / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum ?
Pencils
William A. Smith [as Will Arthur]
Inks
William A. Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Captain Cook; Kelly; The "Ghost Engineer" (Intro, Villain)

Indexer Notes

continued from FEATURE COMICS #22. Writer id by Bob Hughes.

Mystery At Catalina: Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 12)

Tony Parelli / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jeffrey Spain
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Veron Gomez (Table of Contents: 13)

Sportraits / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Vernon Gomez

[The Treachery of Murdock] (Table of Contents: 14)

Abdul the Arab / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Abdul the Arab (intro); Hassan; Ali Bey; Col. Simpson; Sylvia Simpson; Murdock (Villain, Intro, Dies)

Iron Monster At Large Again (Table of Contents: 15)

Hugh Hazard and His Iron Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed)
Pencils
George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed)
Inks
George Brenner [as Wayne Reid] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hugh Hazzard; Bozo the Robot (introduction, origin): Commissioner Hunt; Inspector Burke; Chief Blane; Pat; Dr. Von Thorp (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Mad scientist Von Thorp sends his metal robot on a rampage through the city, leaving the Police at their wits' end, so they call in Hugh Hazzard, who manages to stow away inside the robot. The robot returns to von Thorp's hideout, whom Hazzard manages to capture. Learning that the Police plan a watery grave for the robot, Hazzard rushes in to save it, naming him Bozo the Iron Man, and using him as his new crime-fighting partner.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Brenner probably created Bozo from the golden robot Elektro, which was made by the Westinghouse Electric Corporation and presented to the 1939 New York World's Fair. It was 7' tall and performed a variety of feats, but could not house a human being.

Dan And the Gang go to bat with Grips (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Grips Athletic Club; Beacon Falls Rubber Footwear / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Just Out the Fastest Loading Air Rifle in History (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hugh Hazzard and His Iron Man
  2. 1. [The Black Spot]
    Espionage Starring Black Ace
  3. 2. The Big Radio Hoax
    Philpot Veep
  4. 3. Escape From Devil's Island
    Exciting Adventures
  5. 4. [The Murder of Max Gorman]
    Chic Carter
  6. 5. [The King's Visit]
    Simple Simon
  7. 6. Mickey Rooney
    Screen Snapshots
  8. 7. [Major Drake Is Missing]
    Wings Wendall
  9. 8. [Apple of Invisibility]
    Archie O'Toole
  10. 9. [Introducing the Invisible Hood]
    Hooded Justice
  11. 10. [The Baseball Fixers]
    Clip Chance at Cliffside
  12. 11. [The Ghost Express]
    Captain Cook of Scotland Yard
  13. 12. Mystery At Catalina: Chapter 1
    Tony Parelli
  14. 13. Veron Gomez
    Sportraits
  15. 14. [The Treachery of Murdock]
    Abdul the Arab
  16. 15. Iron Monster At Large Again
    Hugh Hazard and His Iron Man
  17. 16. Dan And the Gang go to bat with Grips
    Grips Athletic Club; Beacon Falls Rubber Footwear
  18. 17. Just Out the Fastest Loading Air Rifle in History
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Andrews
  • Per Sandell
  • Darci
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes