(April 1941)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
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); Samar (inset); Rance Keane (inset); Spin Shaw (inset)

Indexer Notes

Artist correction from Joe Devlin (who did not exist) to John Devlin made by Craig Delich 2013-4-6.

["No time for peace or romance in the life on the amazing little man of action..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Tommy Roberts (introduction, Martha's brother, only appearance); Ray Corley (introduction, Tommy's friend); a gang of un-named crooks (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
A friend asks Tommy to contact Doll Man so that they could catch some kidnappers. In so doing, that friend, Ray, learns Doll Man's secret identity.

[no title indexed] (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 credit revised from Joe Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. Devlin did not write this strip according to the Who's Who. Artist correction from Joe (who did not exist) to John Devlin also made by Craig Delich.

["Black twisting clouds and a raving wind hound the schooner White Wing..."] (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; Princess Butavanah (first appearance); Ahram-id (first appearance; villain)

["A quiet jungle evening finds Samar strolling alone.. suddenly..."] (Table of Contents)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Samar; Alina (first appearance; villain); Haji (first appearance; villain)

[The Black Bat] (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:
Sgt. Jim Reynolds, RCMP; The Old Timer; Marie Dupre (introduction, flashback); The Black Bat [Jean Dupre] (villain, introduction, death, flashback); Madame Dupre (villain, introduction, death, flashback)
Synopsis:
Reynolds fights the Black Bat, a kidnapper whose father dresses up as "Madam Dupre". The Bat takes flight to escape, but falls to his death when his wings malfunction.

Indexer Notes

Most of this story is told as a flashback.

[College For Radicals] (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; St. Peter

["Dusty Dane and Mike Cardigan rescue an Arabian princess, Ahmeer, from a slave trader..."] (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; Princess Ahmeer; Mike Cardigan; Jalnor (first appearance; villain)

[no title indexed] (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 credit revised from Joe Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. Devlin did not write this strip according to the Who's Who. Artist correction from Joe (who did not exist) to John Devlin also made by Craig Delich.

Boomerang Blast (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; Gross (first appearance; villain; death); other spies (first appearance; villains; death)

["As part of a deal between the United States and England, some of the 50 destroyers..."] (Table of Contents)

USA, the Spirit of Old Glory / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
USA; Geering (villain, introduction, death); Hans (villain, introduction, death); un-named spies (villains, introduction for all, all die)

["Spring draws Boyville into the baseball limelight."] (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; Roy (first appearance; villain); two other gamblers (first appearance; villains)

Jungle Devil (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

[Photos At the Zoo] (Table of Contents)

Homer Doodle and Son / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arthur Beeman
Pencils:
Arthur Beeman
Inks:
Arthur Beeman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Murderess Escapes From Prison! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Toni Blum
Pencils:
Al Bryant
Inks:
Al Bryant
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Zero; Kitty Dell (villain, a ghost); Mr. Dell (villain, a ghost); a gang of crooks (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (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

["Across country from Oregon to Washington roars the crack Overland Limited..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spin Shaw of the Naval Air Corps [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; The Boss (first appearance; villain); his gang (first appearance; villains; death)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. ["No time for peace or romance in the life on the amazing little man of action..."]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  4. 3. ["Black twisting clouds and a raving wind hound the schooner White Wing..."]
    Rance Keane
  5. 4. ["A quiet jungle evening finds Samar strolling alone.. suddenly..."]
    Samar
  6. 5. [The Black Bat]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  7. 6. [College For Radicals]
    Poison Ivy
  8. 7. ["Dusty Dane and Mike Cardigan rescue an Arabian princess, Ahmeer, from a slave trader..."]
    Dusty Dane
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  10. 9. Boomerang Blast
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  11. 10. ["As part of a deal between the United States and England, some of the 50 destroyers..."]
    USA, the Spirit of Old Glory
  12. 11. ["Spring draws Boyville into the baseball limelight."]
    Rusty Ryan
  13. 12. Jungle Devil
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. [Photos At the Zoo]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  15. 14. Murderess Escapes From Prison!
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  17. 16. ["Across country from Oregon to Washington roars the crack Overland Limited..."]
    Spin Shaw
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance