(July 1940)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-05-31
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 given in Crack Comics #2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Clock / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.] (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Jane Arden; Ned Brant

[The Black Condor in America] (Table of Contents: 1)

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.]; the Princess of Singat (introduction); Ras Gyn (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
On his first trip to America, the Condor serves as protector of a friend's daughter.

Indexer Notes

Jim Amash identifies the penciller in The Quality Companion (TwoMorrows, 2011 series) #1 (November, 2011), page 93.

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

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

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

Script
Bob Zuppke
Pencils
Walt DePew [as B. W. DePew] (signed)
Inks
Walt DePew [as B. W. DePew] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on! A bunch of Standish players over at the chocolate shop are looking for trouble!
Genre
sports
Reprints
  • From newspaper strips.

Thomas Andrews Kidnapped By the Spider (Table of Contents: 3)

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]; Harry (the Spider's chauffeur) (introduction); Thomas Andrews (villain, introduction); Mrs. Andrews (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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

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

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
What's your boyfriend like, Molly?
Genre
humor

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

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
Your piano has a nice tone, neighbor- May I try something on it?
Genre
humor

[The Pirate Subs] (Table of Contents: 6)

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 Topedo [Captain Jim Lockhart]; X-1 [William Wotan] (villain, introduction); Wotan's submarine pirates (villains, introduction for all)

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.

In Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Cameo: Gill Fox (or at least his hand)

[Captured by Kiroto] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Bob Powell [as Terrence Macauley]
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Lee Preston; Major Kiroto (villain, introduction); Kip (introduction)

Gang Czar's Right Hand Man Arrested (Table of Contents: 9)

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]; Pat "Pug" Brady; Lieutenant Foxx; Scar Sizza (villain, introduction); Sparks (villain, introduction, death); Mack (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
When O'Brien is framed and arrested on the testimony of gangster Scar Sizza, Pug disguises himself as the Clock and shoots to death Sparks and Mack.

Indexer Notes

The fact that Pug and Brian were the spitting image of one another served well in future stories to protect the identity of the Clock, since the Clock and Brian could appear together.

Glenna Collett's Greatest Uphill Fight to Win (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

A Way to Mark Husbands (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • From newspaper strips.

The Death-Ray Decoy (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Tug; Mary Perry; Smythe (introduction); Hitlin (villain, introduction); foreign spies (villain, introduction)

Scourge of the Skies (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Larry Spain
Letters
typeset

Characters
Eric Vale

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (Table of Contents: 14)

Screen Snapshots / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
biography

[Mystery at Windward Castle] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; John Gordon (introduction); Betty Gordon (introduction); Jack Dale (introduction); Ross (villain, introduction, death); Slade (villain, introduction); Max (villain, introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Jane Arden / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After Alice Furze gets rid of the man who helped tie up Jane...
Genre
drama
Reprints
  • from Jane Arden Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Lena Pry / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Dan'l! You're wounded!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from Lena Pry Sundays (Tribune) xxxx-xx-xx - xxxx-xx-xx

Indexer Notes

appears on bottom half of Jane Arden pages.

[The Escape of Lucky Largo] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Vernon Henkel [as Vern]
Pencils
Vernon Henkel [as Vern]
Inks
Vernon Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Space Legion; Rock Braddon; Lucky Largo (villain, introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Clock
  2. 1. [The Black Condor in America]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["Come on! A bunch of Standish players over at the chocolate shop are looking for trouble!"]
    Ned Brant
  4. 3. Thomas Andrews Kidnapped By the Spider
    Alias the Spider
  5. 4. ["What's your boyfriend like, Molly?"]
    Molly the Model
  6. 5. ["Your piano has a nice tone, neighbor- May I try something on it?"]
    Off the Record
  7. 6. [The Pirate Subs]
    The Red Torpedo
  8. 7. In Double Trouble
    Slap Happy Pappy
  9. 8. [Captured by Kiroto]
    Lee Preston of the Red Cross
  10. 9. Gang Czar's Right Hand Man Arrested
    The Clock
  11. 10. Glenna Collett's Greatest Uphill Fight to Win
    They're Still Talking
  12. 11. A Way to Mark Husbands
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  13. 12. The Death-Ray Decoy
    Wizard Wells
  14. 13. Scourge of the Skies
    Eric Vale
  15. 14. Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
    Screen Snapshots
  16. 15. [Mystery at Windward Castle]
    Madam Fatal
  17. 16. ["After Alice Furze gets rid of the man who helped tie up Jane..."]
    Jane Arden
  18. 17. ["Oh, Dan'l! You're wounded!"]
    Lena Pry
  19. 18. [The Escape of Lucky Largo]
    Space Legion
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