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November, 1941 - 400 dpi scan from a coverless book with slight damage to the first page (repaired). Front cover from Heritage, IFC, IBC, and back cover from a Feature Comics #39, with indicia recreated, using the fiche scan as a guide for the text.
Featuring Black Condor, Molly the Model, Off the Record, Space Legion, Madam Fatal, The Red Torpedo, Jane Arden, Lena Pry, Alias the Spider, Lee Preston of the Red Cross, Snappy, Ned Brant, Slap-Happy Pappy, Wizard Wells, Rube Goldberg's Side Show, and The Clock.
A special thank you to Titansfan.
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Part of the Quality Comics Spotlight running for May, 2022.
Issue: #8
Published: December 1940, Price: 0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD, Pages: 68, 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
Notes: Canadian price, not given in the indicia, shown on cover as "15ยข IN CANADA." Neither the preceding nor the following issue displayed this information on its cover. 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. 4.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: The Black Condor
Credits: Pencils: Gill Fox ? | Inks: Gill Fox ?
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.] The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset) Jane Arden (inset) Alias The Spider [Tom Hallaway] (inset) Molly The Model (inset)

Comic Story (9 pages) The Menace of the Thinking Machines
Featuring: The Black Condor
Synopsis: The Condor must overcome the Chinese Lung Woe, who has created the drilling "spinning death machine" for his Nazi cohort. Unfortunately for them, the machine turns out to have a mind of its own and manufactures an army itself!
Credits: Script: ? [as Kenneth Lewis] (signed) | Pencils: Lou Fine | Inks: Lou Fine
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.] Lung Woe (villain, Introduction, Death) Un-named Enemy Nazi Spy (villain, Introduction) The Spinning Deaths (villains, Introduction, Sentient Machines, All Die)

Comic Story (2 pages)
Featuring: Molly the Model
Credits: Script: John Devlin | Pencils: John Devlin | Inks: John Devlin
Genre: Humor
Characters: Molly The Model

Cartoon (1 page)
Featuring: Off the Record
Credits: Script: Ed Reed | Pencils: Ed Reed | Inks: Ed Reed
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (5 pages) Vendrome's Electrical Weapon
Featuring: Space Legion
Credits: Script: Vernon Henkel | Pencils: Vernon Henkel | Inks: Vernon Henkel
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Space Legion Rock Braddon Dr. Wadsworth Elaine Wadsworth Vendrome (first Appearance Villain Death)

Comic Story (5 pages) The Secret of the Rex
Featuring: Madam Fatal
Credits: Script: Art Pinajian (signed) | Pencils: Art Pinajian (signed) | Inks: Art Pinajian
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Madam Fatal [Richard Stanton] Dr. Prowl (first Appearance) Thor (first Appearance) Trag (first Appearance Villain) Prof. Crane (first Appearance

Comic Story (5 pages) Allied with the Black Shark
Featuring: The Red Torpedo
Synopsis: Lockhart forces the Black Shark to assist him against Axis treachery by pinning the Shark's sub, then using his ability to release a screen of oil to surround Nazi submarines poised to attack the British. After this is accomplished, the Shark hastily retreats to safety.
Credits: Script: Henry Kiefer ? [as Drew Allen] (signed) | Pencils: Henry Kiefer [as Drew Allen] (signed) | Inks: Henry Kiefer [as Drew Allen] (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Red Torpedo [Jim Lockhart] Capt. Arville (introduction, Death) Black Shark (villain) The Nazis (villains) Herr Schaft (villain, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (2 pages)
Featuring: Jane Arden
Credits: Script: Monte Barrett | Pencils: Russell Ross [as Russell E. Ross] | Inks: Russell Ross [as Russell E. Ross]
Genre: Drama
Characters: Jane Arden

Comic Story (2 pages)
Featuring: Lena Pry
Credits: Script: Monte Barret | Pencils: Russell Ross [as Russell E. Ross] | Inks: Russell Ross [as Russell E. Ross]
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (6 pages) The Boy and the Bank Robbers
Featuring: Alias the Spider
Synopsis: To save a kidnapped boy's life, the Spider doesn't hesitate to kill the kidnapper.
Credits: Script: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Pencils: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Inks: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Letters: Paul Gustavson
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Spider [Tom Hallaway] Chuck Bobby (introduction) The "old Timer" (introduction) Mike (villain) Spud (villain)

Comic Story (4 pages) The Saboteurs and the Train Crash
Featuring: Lee Preston of the Red Cross
Credits: Script: ? [as Terrence Macauley] | Pencils: Nick Cardy | Inks: Nick Cardy
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Lee Preston Rick Royce

Comic Story (2 pages)
Featuring: Snappy
Credits: Script: Arthur Beeman (signed) | Pencils: Arthur Beeman (signed) | Inks: Arthur Beeman
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (4 pages)
Featuring: Ned Brant
Credits: Script: Bob Zuppke | Pencils: B. W. DePew | Inks: B. W. DePew
Genre: Sports
Characters: Ned Brant

Text Story (2 pages) Jungle Blitzkrieg
Featuring: Eric Vale
Credits: Script: Larry Spain | Pencils: ? (illustrations) | Inks: ? (illustrations) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Eric Vale

Comic Story (1 page) The Anti-Gun Judge
Featuring: Slap Happy Pappy
Credits: Script: Gill Fox | Pencils: Gill Fox | Inks: Gill Fox
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (5 pages) With Remote Control
Featuring: Wizard Wells
Credits: Script: Harry Francis Campbell | Pencils: Henry Weston Taylor ? | Inks: Henry Weston Taylor ?
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Wizard Wells Tug Jason Terrell (first Appearance) Betty Terrell (first Appearance) Ralph Terrell (villain) John Terrell (villain)

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Rube Goldberg's Side Show
Credits: Script: Rube Goldberg | Pencils: Rube Goldberg | Inks: Rube Goldberg
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (7 pages) Stuporman
Featuring: The Clock
Synopsis: The Clock must find a way to overcome and defeat a super-strong and impervious pinheaded monster from Mongolia.
Credits: Script: George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed) | Pencils: George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed) | Inks: George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed)
Genre: Detective-mystery Superhero
Characters: The Clock [Brian O'Brien] Pat "Pug" Brady Stuporman (villain, Introduction, Death) Snoop Cadrone (villain, Introduction, Death)

  The data in the above section is courtesy of the Grand Comics Database™ under a Creative Commons Attribution License.


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