(June 1940)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-05-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Edward Cronin
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date and the volume number found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 460355. Volume number not listed in the comic's indicia.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Black Condor / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr., aka Sen. Tom Wright]; Jane Arden (inset); The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); The Red Torpedo [Captain Jim Lockhart] (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset)
Reprints

[The Orchid] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; The Orchid (introduction); Harvey Gibbs (villain, introduction); Nick (villain, introduction); other un-named gangsters (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Obviously knowing his double identity, the mysterious Orchid sends notes to Brian, who acknowleges having met her twice before.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Molly the Model / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah there y'are-H'lo kids!
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly; Nifty; Danny; Gloria Glamour

New Way to Get a Seat (Table of Contents: 3)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rube Goldberg
Pencils
Rube Goldberg
Inks
Rube Goldberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Blastproof Battleship] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Red Torpedo / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Kiefer ?
Pencils
Henry Kiefer [as Roy Larkin] (signed)
Inks
Henry Kiefer [as Roy Larkin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Torpedo [Captain Jim Lockhart]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Herman Göring (villain); Josef Goebbels (villain); the Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who suggests, as do Mike Kooiman and Jim Amash in the Quality Companion, that Kiefer not only created this feature, but did the art for it through the strip's entire run. Kiefer is also usually considered to have written it.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Ned Brant / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Zuppke
Pencils
B. W. DePew
Inks
B. W. DePew
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Mission to Chenfu] (Table of Contents: 6)

Lee Preston of the Red Cross / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Powell [as Terence McCauley]
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Lee Preston; Ken Davis (introduction); Chinese renegades (villains)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Off the Record / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Reed
Pencils
Ed Reed
Inks
Ed Reed
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll pounce on that vanilla.
Genre
humor

[The Villain from Venus] (Table of Contents: 8)

Space Legion / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Space Legion; Rock Braddon; Jafek (villain, introduction, death); Prof. Wadsworth (introduction); Elaine Wadsworth (introduction)

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

Slap Happy Pappy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Git a move on!- yo' ornery critter!
Genre
humor

[Patterson's Plot] (Table of Contents: 10)

Alias the Spider / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider [Tom Hallaway]; Patterson (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Jane Arden / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Monte Barrett
Pencils
Russell E. Ross
Inks
Russell E. Ross
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An army captain carrying valuable plans was slain on Jane's train.
Genre
drama

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Lena Pry / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Monte Barrett
Pencils
Russell E. Ross
Inks
Russell E. Ross
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Runs on the bottom half of each Jane Arden page.

About that fourth inning in Philadelphia in 1925. (Table of Contents: 13)

They're Still Talking / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Zupke?
Pencils
B. W. DePew
Inks
B. W. DePew
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports

Professor Discovers New Destructive Chemical (Table of Contents: 14)

Madam Fatal / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Art Pinajian
Pencils
Art Pinajian (signed)
Inks
Art Pinajian
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; Prof. Lane (introduction); Sgt. O'Malley (introduction); A spy (villain, introduction)

Doom Syndicate (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Larry Spain
Letters
typeset

Characters
Eric Vale (first appearance)

Jean Hersholt (Table of Contents: 16)

Screen Snapshots / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
biography

The House of Fear (Table of Contents: 17)

Wizard Wells / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Pencils
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Inks
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Wizard Wells; Black Morda (villain)

[The Adventure of Ali Kan] (Table of Contents: 18)

The Black Condor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as Kenneth Lewis] (signed)
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr., aka Sen. Tom Wright]; Andrea Kent (introduction); Denny Kent (introduction); Ada (introduction); Ali Kan (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Condor defends a British brother and sister from the clutches of Ali Kan while brandishing a new weapon: a paralyzing black ray gun.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Richard Grey Jr. eventually assumes the identity of Senator Thomas Wright.

I Swam for My Life and Won! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Royal Portable typewriters / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [The Orchid]
    The Clock
  3. 2. ["Ah there y'are-H'lo kids!"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. New Way to Get a Seat
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  5. 4. [The Blastproof Battleship]
    The Red Torpedo
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Ned Brant
  7. 6. [Mission to Chenfu]
    Lee Preston of the Red Cross
  8. 7. ["I'll pounce on that vanilla."]
    Off the Record
  9. 8. [The Villain from Venus]
    Space Legion
  10. 9. ["Git a move on!- yo' ornery critter!"]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  11. 10. [Patterson's Plot]
    Alias the Spider
  12. 11. ["An army captain carrying valuable plans was slain on Jane's train."]
    Jane Arden
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Lena Pry
  14. 13. About that fourth inning in Philadelphia in 1925.
    They're Still Talking
  15. 14. Professor Discovers New Destructive Chemical
    Madam Fatal
  16. 15. Doom Syndicate
    Eric Vale
  17. 16. Jean Hersholt
    Screen Snapshots
  18. 17. The House of Fear
    Wizard Wells
  19. 18. [The Adventure of Ali Kan]
    The Black Condor
  20. 19. I Swam for My Life and Won!
    Royal Portable typewriters
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