(August 1940)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-06-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Ed 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

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.


[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.]; The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); Jasne Arden (inset); The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset); Ned Brant (inset)

[The Menace of Sihn Fang] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Black Condor / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.]; Sinh Fang (villain, introduction, death); De Graf (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Returning to the Far East, the Condor encounters Sinh Fang and his cohort in their unconquerable fortress called Mount Doom, which was finally destroyed by the Black Ray.
Keywords
The Black Ray

Indexer Notes

Richard Grey, Jr. eventually assumed the identity of Senator Thomas Wright.

Art credits revised from Charles Sultan ? with reference to Jim Amash in The Quality Companion (TwoMorrows, 2011 series) #1 (November, 2011), page 93.

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

Molly the Model / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Si, Senor- I fall in luf' wiz her face in 'ad'-
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You can't read your way into a job, Bud
Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

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

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

Genre
humor

[The Attack of Vrak] (Table of Contents: 5)

Rock Braddon of the Space Legion / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rock Braddon; Vrak (villain, introduction, death); Sandra (villain, introduction, death)

Street Polishing Department (Table of Contents: 6)

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 reprint

[The Secret New York Sub Base] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Henry Kiefer ? [as Drew Allen] (signed)
Pencils
Henry Kiefer [as Drew Allen] (signed)
Inks
Henry Kiefer [as Drew Allen] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Red Torpedo [ex-Captain Jim Lockhart]; Baron Krieg (villain, introduction)

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.

Drew Allen is Kiefer's pen-name used on the strip.

In this story, the Red Torpedo's long-sleeved shirt became sleeveless, but he often chose to doff it altogether (but never his mask) to enter the water.

[Incident on the Orient Queen] (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
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Lee Preston; Japanese spies (villains, introduction); Rick Royce (

Off the Record (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Saltarella.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Walt Depew
Inks
Walt Depew
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Saltarella.

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

Jane Arden; Lena Pry / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Reprints
  • from Jane Arden Sundays (Register and Tribune Syndicate) [unknown dates]

Indexer Notes

Information for this sequence from Saltarella.

[The Benson Mine Murders] (Table of Contents: 12)

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 Halloway]; Benson (introduction); Marlin (villain, introduction, death)
Keywords
Benson Mines

Indexer Notes

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

[The Dinosaur] (Table of Contents: 13)

Slap Happy Pappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Extra! Sabotage Ring Broken!! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton]; The Boss; Murat (villain, introduction); Slug (villain, introduction); Mike (villain, introduction); Krantz (villain, introduction, death)

Smoke Jumper (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Larry Spain
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Eric Vale

The Case of the Fainting Fighters (Table of Contents: 16)

Wizard Wells / comic story / 5 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; The Hooded Hurricane (villain, introduction); Joe Jambon (villain, introduction)

James Cagney (Table of Contents: 17)

Screen Snapshots / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
biography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Snappy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw, Sis - what do you want now?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Snappy (introduction); Sis (introduction)

[The Asp] (Table of Contents: 19)

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; The Asp (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Clock must track down a wanton killer called the Asp, who leaves his calling card at the scene of his crimes.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Condor
  2. 1. [The Menace of Sihn Fang]
    The Black Condor
  3. 2. ["Si, Senor- I fall in luf' wiz her face in 'ad'-"]
    Molly the Model
  4. 3. ["You can't read your way into a job, Bud"]
    Ned Brant
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  6. 5. [The Attack of Vrak]
    Rock Braddon of the Space Legion
  7. 6. Street Polishing Department
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  8. 7. [The Secret New York Sub Base]
    The Red Torpedo
  9. 8. [Incident on the Orient Queen]
    Lee Preston of the Red Cross
  10. 9. Off the Record
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    They're Still Talking
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Jane Arden; Lena Pry
  13. 12. [The Benson Mine Murders]
    Alias the Spider
  14. 13. [The Dinosaur]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  15. 14. Extra! Sabotage Ring Broken!!
    Madam Fatal
  16. 15. Smoke Jumper
    Eric Vale
  17. 16. The Case of the Fainting Fighters
    Wizard Wells
  18. 17. James Cagney
    Screen Snapshots
  19. 18. ["Aw, Sis - what do you want now?"]
    Snappy
  20. 19. [The Asp]
    The Clock
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