(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]
Reprints

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.

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now come clean son - who busted...
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

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon, Mysto - only two more arthimetic...
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
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