(August 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); Samar (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Spin Shaw (inset)

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Craig Delich 2013-4-6.

School of Crime (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as William Erwin Maxwell] (signed)
Pencils:
Fran Matera [as F.M.] (signed)
Inks:
Fran Matera [as F.M.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Prof. Coffin Nale (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

According to Lee Boyette in Alter Ego #90, Fran Matera sneaks his initials into panels on pages 5 and 7. According to Jim Amash, in the Quality Companion, and who had done an interview with Matera, he states this art is by Reed Crandall.

[The 100-Mile Water Race] (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

[The Car-Wrecking Ghost] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Zero; Joe Rucks (villain, a ghost, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Zero uses a rather unique way in defeating the giant ghost of Joe Ricks by merely talking to him. By repeating the word "evil" ("live" spelled backwards, the one thing a ghost cannot do), Zero reduced the ghost in size, and, from there, Rucks continued to shrink with every word uttered.

Indexer Notes

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

[Diamonds and Dastards] (Table of Contents)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Max Elkan
Inks:
Max Elkan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Samar; Hugo (first appearance; villain; death); Hugo's partner (first appearance; villain; death)

Indexer Notes

Signed MDE in last panel as mentioned in Alter Ego #75.

["Look over in that lot, Mickey. It's a free-for-all!"] (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

"Don't you want to stay and play with your friends?" (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

[The Phantom Fur Thieves] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Art Pinajian (signed)
Pencils:
Art Pinajian (signed)
Inks:
Art Pinajian (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sgt. Jim Reynolds, RCMP; Mr. Woods (first appearance); Johnny Woods (first appearance); Geller and the Night Riders (first appearance; villains)

Flat Foot Floogie Wins (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 strip.

Ribbons of Death (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Inks:
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Capt. Bruce Blackburn; Otto (first appearance; villain); Carl (first appearance; villain); Fritz (first appearance; villain); Sonya (villain)

[Factory Girls and Fifth Columnists] (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; Mrs. Cragg (villain, introduction); un-named spies (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
USA, dressed in her full garb, goes to work alongside civilian women in a bomb factory, and manages to uncover a spy working there: her own supervisor, Mrs. Cragg!

[The American Freedom Club] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Rusty Ryan; Dutch (first appearance; villain); another spy (first appearance; villain)

The Death That Crawled (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott

[The Coming of the Fargo Kid] (Table of Contents)

Fargo Kid / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Koda
Inks:
Alex Koda
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Fargo Kid [Tim Turner] (first appearance); A "town boss" (first appearance; villain)

["The boss said I was to bring this important letter to him at his snooty club!"] (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 John Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. According to the Who's Who, Devlin did not write this strip.

[The Nazis Come To South Pango] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks:
Vernon Henkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dusty Dane; Captain Hardt (first appearance; villain; death); other Nazis (first appearance; villains; all die)

[The Plans of Peril] (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]; Herman (first appearance; villain); Von (first appearance; villain); other Nazis (first appearance; some die)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. School of Crime
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [The 100-Mile Water Race]
    Poison Ivy
  4. 3. [The Car-Wrecking Ghost]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  5. 4. [Diamonds and Dastards]
    Samar
  6. 5. ["Look over in that lot, Mickey. It's a free-for-all!"]
    Mickey Finn
  7. 6. "Don't you want to stay and play with your friends?"
    Homer Doodle and Son
  8. 7. [The Phantom Fur Thieves]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  9. 8. Flat Foot Floogie Wins
    Lala Palooza
  10. 9. Ribbons of Death
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  11. 10. [Factory Girls and Fifth Columnists]
    USA, the Spirit of Old Glory
  12. 11. [The American Freedom Club]
    Rusty Ryan
  13. 12. The Death That Crawled
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. [The Coming of the Fargo Kid]
    Fargo Kid
  15. 14. ["The boss said I was to bring this important letter to him at his snooty club!"]
    Big Top
  16. 15. [The Nazis Come To South Pango]
    Dusty Dane
  17. 16. [The Plans of Peril]
    Spin Shaw
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dan Kocher
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance