(September 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
Ed Cronin
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Lalapalooza (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Rance Keane (inset); Samar (inset)

Indexer Notes

In the Quality Companion from TwoMorrows, Jim Amash states that Gill Fox began doing Doll Man covers with Feature Comics #54.

[Python the Brain Thief] (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as William Erwin Maxwell] (signed)
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Professor Roberts; Python (villain, introduction, death); Prof. Kreeper (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
The Doll Man must use all of his cunning and wits to prevent the Python from stealing his brain!

[The Anti-Cancer Serum] (Table of Contents)

Rance Keane / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
William A. Smith
Pencils:
William A. Smith (Will Arthur)
Inks:
William A. Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rance Keane; Lola Pritchard; Prof. English (first appearance; villain)

"I'm goin' right in an' put th' bite on the boss-" (Table of Contents)

Big Top / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from John Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. According to the Who's Who, Devlin did not write this feature.

[Captured By the Amazons] (Table of Contents)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as John Charles]
Pencils:
Chuck Mazoujian ?
Inks:
Chuck Mazoujian ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Samar; Lazana (first appearance; villain); Lazana's Amazons (first appearance; villains)

[The Narcotics Ring] (Table of Contents)

Reynolds of the Mounted / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Pinajian
Pencils:
Art Pinajian
Inks:
Art Pinajian
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Baylor (first appearance; villain); Spike (first appearance; villain); Madge Carr (first appearance; villain); other members of a narcotics ring (first appearance; villain)

[The Mail Plane Spies] (Table of Contents)

Spin Shaw / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Powell
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Anne Antos (first appearance); V: Heinrich Muller (first appearance; villain; death); Greg Rucker (first appearance; villain; death); Joe (first appearance; villain; death); another pilot (first appearance; villain; death); Pedro (first appearance; villain); Pinky (first appearance; villain); Slim (first appearance; villain); Shorty (first appearance; villain)

["Okay then-If 'm worthess you won't care what's gonna happen to me!"] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lala Palooza

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from John Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. According to the Who's Who, Devlin never wrote this strip.

[The Twin Kidnappers] (Table of Contents)

Rusty Ryan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; children; spy
Characters:
Rusty Ryan; Roger (first appearance); Smiley (first appearance; Roger's father); Two identical twins (first appearance; villains)

[Captives of Captain Frosk] (Table of Contents)

Dusty Dane / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dusty Dane (first appearance); Mike Cardigan (first appearance); Captain Frosk (first appearance; villain; death)

[Ban on Chewing Gum] (Table of Contents)

Poison Ivy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Poison Ivy; McNasty and his gang (first appearanc;e villains)

Murder Tunes In (Table of Contents)

The Voice / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Voice [Mr. Elixir]; Tommy (bellhop); John Burke (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Stan Aschmeier created the Voice, but the Who's Who does not credit him with writing the feature. So writer credit of Stan Asch ? is revised to a ? by Craig Delich 2014-1-6.

Spook Ship (Table of Contents)

Perry Scott / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott

The Mystery Motor (Table of Contents)

Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Campbell
Pencils:
Harry Campbell
Inks:
Harry Campbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Captain Bruce Blackburn; Weatherbee (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who lists Harry Francis Campbell as writer of this strip from 1940-42 and Henry Weston Taylor as the artist for the same period. However, evidence exists that Campbell did the art on some issues.

["Poor Hubert-- He couldn't find anyone else to play catch with!"] (Table of Contents)

Have a Laugh / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

"Can your Uncle Phil really swim as good as he says he can, Mickey? (Table of Contents)

Mickey Finn / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Lank Leonard
Pencils:
Lank Leonard
Inks:
Lank Leonard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Ghost's Vengeance] (Table of Contents)

Zero, Ghost Detective / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Zero; Jim Darwell (introduction, flashback); Nell Farrel Darwell (introduction, flashback, death); Jane Darwell (introduction); Stephen Fiske (villain, a ghost, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Toni Blum is the only person identified by the Who's Who as the writer for this feature from 1940-43.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. [Python the Brain Thief]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [The Anti-Cancer Serum]
    Rance Keane
  4. 3. "I'm goin' right in an' put th' bite on the boss-"
    Big Top
  5. 4. [Captured By the Amazons]
    Samar
  6. 5. [The Narcotics Ring]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  7. 6. [The Mail Plane Spies]
    Spin Shaw
  8. 7. ["Okay then-If 'm worthess you won't care what's gonna happen to me!"]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [The Twin Kidnappers]
    Rusty Ryan
  10. 9. [Captives of Captain Frosk]
    Dusty Dane
  11. 10. [Ban on Chewing Gum]
    Poison Ivy
  12. 11. Murder Tunes In
    The Voice
  13. 12. Spook Ship
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. The Mystery Motor
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  15. 14. ["Poor Hubert-- He couldn't find anyone else to play catch with!"]
    Have a Laugh
  16. 15. "Can your Uncle Phil really swim as good as he says he can, Mickey?
    Mickey Finn
  17. 16. [The Ghost's Vengeance]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance