(January 1941)

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

Issue Notes

Comic Favorites Inc 322 Main St, Stamford, CT
Editor Edward Cronin 322 Main St, Stamford, Ct
Bus Mgr Everett M. Arnold 198 Shore Rd, Old Greenwich, Ct
Owners: Everett M. Arnold, Claire C. Arnold
Henry P. Martin Jr 8 Fowler Dr Des Moines, IA
Frank J. Murphy 194 Wesner St Larchmont, NY
Printed in Cleveland OH


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]

[Candy and Sabotage] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts; Gruber (first appearance; villain); Adolf (first appearance; villain); other spies (first appearance; villains; one spy dies)

[The Treasure Hunt] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
William A. Smith
Pencils:
William A. Smith
Inks:
William A. Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rance Keane; Harvey Topping; The Eye (villain); Bat Crawley (first appearance; villain)

"Of course, the show can stand some building up!" (Table of Contents)

Big Top / comic story / 1 page (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 strip.

[The Dark House of Arno Cain] (Table of Contents)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Samar; Jean (first appearance); Arno Cain (first appearance; villain; death)

Vote For Sardini Or Else (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; Sardini (first appearance; villain)

[Speed, Inc.] (Table of Contents)

Ace of Space / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
H. Weston Taylor (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Campbell
Inks:
Harry Campbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Ace of Space [Ace Egan]; Dr. Devlin (villain, introduction); Karl and Speed, Inc. (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
Ace must go up against the evil Dr. Devlin, who has invented a serum that gives men super-speed.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit confirmed by Jim Amash in the Quality Companion (November, 2011).

The Spell of the Albatross (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:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Zero; un-named girl (introduction); the girl's two brothers (villains, introduction for both); un-named ghosts (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

Story inspired by Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner."

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

"Vincent! Don't tell me you're a soldier!" (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.

Seven Seas Cafe (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; Patricia Morley; Tondas (first appearance; villain); Bulok (first appearance; villain)

United States Fleet Leaves For Two-Day Makeover (Table of Contents)

Spin Shaw / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Clark Williams
Pencils:
Clark Williams
Inks:
Clark Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Ann Grace (first appearance); Mr. Wonga (first appearance; villain; death)

Kids of Calamity (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:
The Destroying Demon [Captain Bruce Blackburn]; Colonel Jordan; The Band (villains); Gurk (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
After dealing with the Un-American Band, The Destroying Demon reveals his identity to Colonel Jordan.

Indexer Notes

Blackburn appears as "The Destroying Demon" for the last time, and also uses his rubber cable trick for the last time.

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.

Mediterranean Madness (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

Statement of Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Everett M. Arnold
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

[Cover story notes are the same as the issue notes (see Issue Notes above). This may mean that one or both set of notes need editing as a result of our recent migration to having separate issue and cover notes.]

["So your Uncle Phil bet Houlihan he'd be first in the gates at the World Series, eh 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 Fifty Thousand Dollar Package] (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; Butch (first appearance; villain); Butch's partner (first appearance; villain)

["Hey Pop - Why don't you come down and play some ball wth me and my pals?"] (Table of Contents)

Homer Doodle and Son / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[Aru the Mountain Boy] (Table of Contents)

Reynolds of the Mounted / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sgt. Jim Reynolds, RCMP; Aru (first appearance); White Eagle (first appearance); an Indian chief (first appearance; death); Grayson (first appearance; villain; death); Buck (first appearance; villain)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. [Candy and Sabotage]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [The Treasure Hunt]
    Rance Keane
  4. 3. "Of course, the show can stand some building up!"
    Big Top
  5. 4. [The Dark House of Arno Cain]
    Samar
  6. 5. Vote For Sardini Or Else
    Poison Ivy
  7. 6. [Speed, Inc.]
    Ace of Space
  8. 7. The Spell of the Albatross
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  9. 8. "Vincent! Don't tell me you're a soldier!"
    Lala Palooza
  10. 9. Seven Seas Cafe
    Dusty Dane
  11. 10. United States Fleet Leaves For Two-Day Makeover
    Spin Shaw
  12. 11. Kids of Calamity
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  13. 12. Mediterranean Madness
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. Statement of Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.
  15. 14. ["So your Uncle Phil bet Houlihan he'd be first in the gates at the World Series, eh Mickey?"]
    Mickey Finn
  16. 15. [The Fifty Thousand Dollar Package]
    Rusty Ryan
  17. 16. ["Hey Pop - Why don't you come down and play some ball wth me and my pals?"]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  18. 17. [Aru the Mountain Boy]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
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