(February 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E. 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wings Wendall / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox ?
Inks
Gill Fox ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Wings Wendall; Archie O'Toole; Black X; Bozo the Robot; Abdul the Arab

[The Suicide Torpedoes] (Table of Contents: 1)

Espionage Starring the Black 'X' / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Will Eisner

Genre
spy
Characters
Black X; Batu; Colonel Atwater; Madame La Coquin (villain, death); the Death Squadron (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Pan-American Congress erects "The Caldwell Line," like a seagoing Maginot Line, that parallels the entire eastern coast of the western hemisphere. This is in place in order to blockade the landlocked Axis powers, thus crimping their food supply. So now the Axis Secret Police need to do some sabotage, but first Madame La Coquin invites Black X to a fashionable Washington party, so that she can kill him. Batu uses an illusion to make them think Black X is really dead, allowing the Axis to complete their plans to destroy The Caldwell Line.
Keywords
Sub-Base 15; The Caldwell Line

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit from Eric Schumacher via the GCD Error list (2005-1-14).

[The Masked One] (Table of Contents: 2)

Abdul the Arab / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Abdul; Hassan; The Masked One (Webb)

[The Voice and the Red Star Diamond] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Stanley Asch
Inks
Stanley Asch
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Captain Craig Cook; Lola Barnes; Sir Sidney Barnes; Kelly; The Voice (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Voice kidnaps Lola Barnes and demands Sir Sidney trade the Red Star Diamond for her.
Keywords
Red Star Diamond

[King Crunch] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
Will Eisner

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie O'Toole; King Crunch
Synopsis
Archie turns over a new leaf and decides to be tough.

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits from Eric Schumacher via the GCD Error List, 14 January 2005. The original indexer credited "Joe Devlin"

[The Red Clay Clue] (Table of Contents: 5)

Clip Chance at Cliffside / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
sports
Characters
Clip Chance; Coach Barr; Marko (introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Small Stuff / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits from Eric Schumacher via the GCD Error List, 14 January 2005.

[Battling the Bund] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Wings Wendall; Heinrich (introduction); Karla (introduction); The Bund (villains); the Nazis (villains)

The Episode of the Malicious Mite (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
John Devlin
Pencils
John Devlin (signed)
Inks
John Devlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Philpot Veep; Waldo

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits from Eric Schumacher via the GCD Error List, 14 January 2005. The original indexer credited "Joe Devlin."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Kidding the Kids / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Inks
Arthur Beeman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit from Eric Schumacher via the GCD Error List, 14 January 2005. The original indexer credited "Arthur Beemau."

[The Arson Robberies] (Table of Contents: 10)

Invisible Justice / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Invisible Justice [Kent Thurston]; John Steele; Weymann Brent (villain, introduction); an arson gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Police are baffled as a safe goes missing after a horrible fire at a local hotel. Kent Thurston suspects arsonists, and investigates as the Invisible Hood. The arson gang wears asbestos suits, but are quickly defeated.
Keywords
Glenport

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Eric Schumacher via the GCD Error List, 14 January 2005.

[The Kidnapping of Babs Barton] (Table of Contents: 11)

Flash Fulton / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Flash Fulton; Babs Barton (introduction); Andy; Nick (villain); Trigger (villain); Punchy (villain)
Synopsis
Flash and Andy accidentally stumble upon a kidnapping.

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[Von Fritz's Assassination Plot] (Table of Contents: 12)

Chic Carter / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Chic Carter; King Ludwig (introduction); Princess Maria (of Moravia, introduction); General Von Fritz (villain, introduction)
Keywords
ME-109; Moravis; The Arlbourg Line

The Master of Mu: Part 2 (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert M. Hyatt
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Red Dutton (Table of Contents: 14)

Sportraits / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports

Double Death Trap (Table of Contents: 15)

John Law, Scientective / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Francis Campbell
Pencils
Harry Francis Campbell
Inks
Harry Francis Campbell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
John Law; June Carter; Albert Lewis; The Avenger (villain)

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Eric Schumacher via the GCD Error List (2005-1-14).

[Advertising the Gangsters] (Table of Contents: 16)

Wun Cloo / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo

[The Master Plan of Rudolf Hitz] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Hugh Hazzard; Bozo the Iron Man; Scar Papalle (introduction, death); Jim Hart (introduction); Sergeant Kelly (introduction); Sergeant Hill (introduction); Sergeant Dolan (introduction); Captain John "Ironsides" Dolan (introduction); Rudolf Hitz (villain, Jarmanian spy); Olga (villain, Jarmanian spy, introduction); Holtz (villain, Dictator of Jarmania, behind the scenes)
Synopsis
Jarmanian spies Rudolf Hitz and Olga, working with Public Enemy #1, Scar Pipalle, kidnap a General's son, and try to blackmail him for the gold at Fort Adam in Kentucky. Hugh Hazzard and his Iron Man Bozo the Robot stop them, with the unexpected help of the notorious but patriotic Pipalle, who in the critical moment refuses to betray his country, and gets shot in the back by Hitz, who gets captured alive.
Keywords
Fort Adam (Kentucky)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wings Wendall
  2. 1. [The Suicide Torpedoes]
    Espionage Starring the Black 'X'
  3. 2. [The Masked One]
    Abdul the Arab
  4. 3. [The Voice and the Red Star Diamond]
    Captain Cook of Scotland Yard
  5. 4. [King Crunch]
    Archie O'Toole
  6. 5. [The Red Clay Clue]
    Clip Chance at Cliffside
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Small Stuff
  8. 7. [Battling the Bund]
    Wings Wendall
  9. 8. The Episode of the Malicious Mite
    Philpot Veep
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Kidding the Kids
  11. 10. [The Arson Robberies]
    Invisible Justice
  12. 11. [The Kidnapping of Babs Barton]
    Flash Fulton
  13. 12. [Von Fritz's Assassination Plot]
    Chic Carter
  14. 13. The Master of Mu: Part 2
  15. 14. Red Dutton
    Sportraits
  16. 15. Double Death Trap
    John Law, Scientective
  17. 16. [Advertising the Gangsters]
    Wun Cloo
  18. 17. [The Master Plan of Rudolf Hitz]
    Hugh Hazzard and His Iron Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dan Kocher
  • Bob Hughes
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