(July 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

Issue Notes

editor info from Crack #3


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bozo the Robot / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bozo the Robot; Black X; Wings Wendall; Abdul the Arab; Invisible Hood [Kent Thurston]

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin] (credited)
Pencils:
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin] (credited)
Inks:
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin] (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Black X; Batu; Hunchback of Notre Dame (villain, descendant of original Hunchback, introduction, death); Venerable Ambassador Blank; Hawkens (the Ambassador's valet); Madame Doom (villain)
Synopsis:
Almost six months after the onset of WW2, the U.S. President sends Ambassador Blank to Europe to meet with all the heads of state and to set up yet another peace conference. Secret agent Black X gets assigned to protect Blank against any "accidents" possibly caused by a so-called friendly country. Black X and Batu secretly shadow Blank and his valet and ward off near attacks by Madam Doom.
Keywords:
Cathedral of Notre Dame; Paris (France); Paris France; The Gull (a superliner)

[The Plot Against Beni Abou II] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Bob Powell [as Powell Roberts] (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Powell [as Powell Roberts] (signed)
Inks:
Bob Powell [as Powell Roberts] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Abdul the Arab; Hassan; Beni Abou II; Anitra; Rahdiz; Mahmoud

[Killing In Chinatown] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Chic Carter; Sun Yen (introduction, death); Toy Lin; Fu Chang (villain, introduction)
Keywords:
Chinatown

[The Movie Stars' Dinner] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script:
George Tuska? [as Bud Thomas]
Pencils:
George Tuska? [as Bud Thomas]
Inks:
George Tuska? [as Bud Thomas]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Archie O'Toole; Snowdrift (intro); Charlie Chaplin; Mae West; W. C. Fields; Clark Gable; Chico Marx; Groucho Marx; Greta Garbo

[Himalayas Uprising] (Table of Contents: 5)

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: Sir Lawrence; Andy; Tommy Wilson; Steve Malone; cannibal Morro tribesmen (villains)
Keywords:
Himalayas; village of Maderia

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

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

["Now come clean son - who busted..."] (Table of Contents: 6)

Small Stuff / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[Lippy Largo's Gold Robbery] (Table of Contents: 7)

Bozo the Robot / 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:
Bozo the Robot; Hugh Hazzard; Lippy Largo (villain, introduction)

[The Eel] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Wun Cloo; The Eel (Intro, villain)

[Death At the Panama Canal] (Table of Contents: 9)

Invisible Justice / comic story / 5 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:
Invisible Justice [Kent Thurston]; Dr. Gray; Mrs. Gray; Girth (villain); Peeper (villain); Professor Dixon (villain)
Keywords:
Central America; Panama

Arturo Godoy (Table of Contents: 10)

Sportraits / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; sports

A Droll Tale of Double Deception (Table of Contents: 11)

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; Waldo

["C'mon, Mysto - only two more arthimetic..."] (Table of Contents: 12)

Kidding the Kids / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Death Model (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script:
Harry Francis Campbell [as HFC] (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Francis Campbell [as HFC] (signed)
Inks:
Harry Francis Campbell [as HFC] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
John Law; June Carter; Mr. Arms; The Avenger (villain, death)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

Music For Murder (Table of Contents: 14)

Jimmie Christian / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery

The Rocket Murder Mystery (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script:
William A. Smith
Pencils:
William A. Smith
Inks:
William A. Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Captain Craig Cook; The Chief; Zenah; Kelton (villain)

[The Cole College Track Meet] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script:
George Brenner
Pencils:
George Brenner
Inks:
George Brenner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Clip Chance; Spud; Coach Barr; Chuck
Keywords:
Cole College

Invasion (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Wings Wendall; President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Commander Zergoff (villain); Captain Hardt (villain, introduction, death); Mongolian military forces (villains, introduction for all)
Keywords:
Mongolia; Oklahoma; Texas
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bozo the Robot
  2. 1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
    Espionage Starring Black X
  3. 2. [The Plot Against Beni Abou II]
    Abdul the Arab
  4. 3. [Killing In Chinatown]
    Chic Carter
  5. 4. [The Movie Stars' Dinner]
    Archie O'Toole
  6. 5. [Himalayas Uprising]
    Flash Fulton
  7. 6. ["Now come clean son - who busted..."]
    Small Stuff
  8. 7. [Lippy Largo's Gold Robbery]
    Bozo the Robot
  9. 8. [The Eel]
    Wun Cloo
  10. 9. [Death At the Panama Canal]
    Invisible Justice
  11. 10. Arturo Godoy
    Sportraits
  12. 11. A Droll Tale of Double Deception
    Philpot Veep
  13. 12. ["C'mon, Mysto - only two more arthimetic..."]
    Kidding the Kids
  14. 13. Death Model
    John Law, Scientective
  15. 14. Music For Murder
    Jimmie Christian
  16. 15. The Rocket Murder Mystery
    Captain Cook of Scotland Yard
  17. 16. [The Cole College Track Meet]
    Clip Chance at Cliffside
  18. 17. Invasion
    Wings Wendall
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Per Sandell
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
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  • Bob Hughes