(October 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)

Lala Palooza / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lala Palooza; Vincent; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Rance Keane (inset); Samar (inset); Spin Shaw (inset)

Indexer Notes

Jim Amash, in The Quality Companion from TwoMorrows, states that Gill Fox began doing covers on Feature Comics with issue #54.

The Laughing Puppeteer (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts; Professor Roberts; Bombasto (villain, introduction); Giuseppe (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Doll Man must face and defeat the evil puppeteer named Bombasto, who uses shrunken corpses in his work.

[The Electric Cage Trap] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
William A. Smith [as Will Arthur]
Pencils:
William A. Smith [as Will Arthur]
Inks:
William A. Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

[The Black Wolf] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gill Fox [as Gilbert Theodore]
Pencils:
Gill Fox
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Poison Ivy; The Black Wolf (first appearance; villain); Mr. Gunn (first appearance; villain)

[Call of the North] (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:
Duke Jackson (first appearance; villain)

[Mutiny On the Ghost Galleon] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Toni Blum [as Noel Fowler] (signed)
Pencils:
Charles Sultan ?
Inks:
Charles Sultan ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult; detective-mystery
Characters:
Zero; Shiela (introduction); Don (introduction); The ghost crew of the Flying Skull (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

Compare art with Hit #1.

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

[The Kidnapped Heiress] (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]; Mr. Tolliver (first appearance); Betty Tolliver (first appearance); Count Vaslav (first appearance; villain; death)

["Lala did I ever tell you abou the time I paddled up the Niagara River?"] (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 did not write this feature.

[The Horse Race To Save Boyville] (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

["Quick Police! There's been a murder here!"] (Table of Contents)

Have a Laugh / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Tap Trap (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; Louise Lovely (villain, introduction); Anton (villain, introduction); Otto (villain, introductiuon)

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.

Aboard the Ghost Ship (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]; Gerald Carder (villain, villain, death)

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.

Last appearance.

The Voice wears a cape and a hat in this story.

Antidote (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott

["Yeah, he set fire to the bearded lady's whiskers!"] (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 never wrote this strip.

[Dmitri the Pearl Thief] (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; Dimitri (first appearance; villain)

["Who went swimmin' with your Uncle Phil?"] (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 Amazons of Nesbo] (Table of Contents)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Samar; Queen Sopho (first appearance); Ishta (first appearance); Leba (first appearance); other Amazons of Nesbo (first appearance); Gaol (first appearance); other men of Nesbo (first appearance); Nubians (first appearance; villains)

Indexer Notes

Compare art with Doll Man #3.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. The Laughing Puppeteer
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [The Electric Cage Trap]
    Rance Keane
  4. 3. [The Black Wolf]
    Poison Ivy
  5. 4. [Call of the North]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  6. 5. [Mutiny On the Ghost Galleon]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  7. 6. [The Kidnapped Heiress]
    Spin Shaw
  8. 7. ["Lala did I ever tell you abou the time I paddled up the Niagara River?"]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [The Horse Race To Save Boyville]
    Rusty Ryan
  10. 9. ["Quick Police! There's been a murder here!"]
    Have a Laugh
  11. 10. Tap Trap
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  12. 11. Aboard the Ghost Ship
    The Voice
  13. 12. Antidote
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. ["Yeah, he set fire to the bearded lady's whiskers!"]
    Big Top
  15. 14. [Dmitri the Pearl Thief]
    Dusty Dane
  16. 15. ["Who went swimmin' with your Uncle Phil?"]
    Mickey Finn
  17. 16. [The Amazons of Nesbo]
    Samar
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