(February 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[Doll Man Joins the Army] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as William Erwin Maxwell]
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Franklin D. Roosevelt; The Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Darrel Dane joins the Army, and is out an issue later with no explanation.

[The Treasure Hunt: Part 2] (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 Triolettes (first appearance); Mr. Dingley (first appearance); Mrs. Dingley (first appearance); Theodore the Great (first appearance)

The Exalted High Caliph (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 strip.

Traitor's Telltale Light (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:
Capt. Bruce Blackburn; The Band (villains)

[The Captured Cubs] (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; Ashley (first appearance; Ashley's partner (first appearance); Mike (villain; first appearance); two other crooks (first appearance; villains); The Wahilis (first appearance; villains)

[Hockey Today!] (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; New York Strangers (first appearance; a hockey team); Toronto Tea Leafs (first appearance; a hockey team)

[War In Volcania] (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; Prince Ku (first appearance); Balok (first appearance; villain; death)

["Just look at that suit!"] (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 didn't write this strip.

[Sacrifice To Moloch] (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; Dr. Chadwick (introduction); Wanda Chadwick (introduction); un-named ghost (villain, introduction); a priest of Moloch (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

In this story, Zero performs an incantation by drawing a circular pattern---or zero---that transports him into the past, and which also summons ghosts.

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

[The Ace in the Army] (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]; a gang of spies (villains, introduction)
Synopsis:
Ace becomes a Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps and goes after a group of spies that have seized a new flying fortress, recovering the plane. However, an injury to the left arm, suffered by the Ace of Space during the skirmish, is noted by the base Major to Egan's left arm, and the hero's secret becomes known.

Indexer Notes

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

[Battle With the Giants] (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

Indexer Notes

most of this story is Reynolds's dream

The Black Raider (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

[The Boat Race Murders] (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; Prof. Terhune (first appearance; villain; death)

["Let's go soldiers!"] (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

["Is your Uncle Phil really mad at Houlihan?"] (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 Theft of the Plane Plans] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Rex Smith]
Pencils:
Witmer Williams
Inks:
Witmer Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; A gang of spies (first appearance; villains); Gregory (first appearance; villain; death); Jim Drake (first appearance; villain; death)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. [Doll Man Joins the Army]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [The Treasure Hunt: Part 2]
    Rance Keane
  4. 3. The Exalted High Caliph
    Big Top
  5. 4. Traitor's Telltale Light
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  6. 5. [The Captured Cubs]
    Samar
  7. 6. [Hockey Today!]
    Poison Ivy
  8. 7. [War In Volcania]
    Dusty Dane
  9. 8. ["Just look at that suit!"]
    Lala Palooza
  10. 9. [Sacrifice To Moloch]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  11. 10. [The Ace in the Army]
    Ace of Space
  12. 11. [Battle With the Giants]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  13. 12. The Black Raider
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. [The Boat Race Murders]
    Rusty Ryan
  15. 14. ["Let's go soldiers!"]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  16. 15. ["Is your Uncle Phil really mad at Houlihan?"]
    Mickey Finn
  17. 16. [The Theft of the Plane Plans]
    Spin Shaw
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