(October 1941)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
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); Mickey Finn (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Samar (inset)

Indexer Notes

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

[The Fiends and the Foundry] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as William Erwin Maxwell] (credited)
Pencils:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Dr. Roberts; Martha Roberts; Dan (foundry worker); Rolf Korbett (villain, introduction); The Hold Tight America Committee [Herman; rest unnamed] (villains, introduction for all, one dies)
Synopsis:
Doll Man investigates suspicious sabotage activities at a wartime aluminum foundry producing aircraft engine blocks.
Reprints:
  • in Men of Mystery Comics (AC Comics, 1999 series) #97 (2015) (in black and white)

Indexer Notes

Maxwell was a house name used by Quality Comics on some of its features. It was also a pen name for artist Lou Fine.

Six Diving Venuses (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.

[The Elephant Sacrifice] (Table of Contents)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as John Charles] (credited)
Pencils:
Max Elkan
Inks:
Max Elkan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Samar; Bob (a doctor, introduction); Bob's wife (introduction); Polo (an elephant); a cannibal tribe (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Polo is used by a tribe of cannibals to capture Samar.
Reprints:
  • in Men of Mystery Comics (AC Comics, 1999 series), #97 (2015) (in black and white)
Keywords:
India

Indexer Notes

John Charles is a by-line and not the name of an actual person.

[Diary of the Dead] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Zero; Dr. Burns, Senior (a ghost, introduction); Dr. Bill Burns, Junior (Zero's physician, a human, introduction); unnamed ghost (villain, a savage, introduction)
Synopsis:
After visiting his doctor, the physician shows him the still form of a girl, who's malady is considered uncurable unless a plant the doctor's father discovered in Guatamala can be obtained to effect a cure.
Reprints:
  • in Men of Mystery Comics (AC Comics, 1999 series), #97 (2015) (in black and white)
Keywords:
Guatamala

Indexer Notes

Noel Fowler is a by-line and not the name of an actual person.

Script credit added by Craig Delich. Toni Blum is the only person identified by the Who's Who as the writer for this feature (from 1940-43).

["You mean your Uncle Phil isn't going..."] (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

[Crime At the Clover Club] (Table of Contents)

Swing Sisson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Martin
Pencils:
Phil Martin
Inks:
Phil Martin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Swing Sisson (jazz band conductor, introduction); Toby Tucker (saxophonist, introduction); Bonnie Baxter (singer, introduction); Sisson's band (introduction for all); Pete Jaxon (introduction); Slats Elkin (villain, introduction); Slat's gang (villains, introduction for all)

["For the love of Luke!"] (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.

The Purple Monster (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 Purple Monster and his gang (first appearance; villains; all die)

Case Without Clues (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; Sonya (villain)

[The Phoney Father] (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; Joe and his gang (first appearance; villains)

Master's Meteor (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott

[Dream of a Countess] (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

Indexer Notes

dream story

[no title indexed] (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

[Poison Ivy Vs. Poison Ivy] (Table of Contents)

Poison Ivy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Poison Ivy

Indexer Notes

Fox explains that Poison Ivy strip had to be cut to one page, and has P.I. fight himself.

[The Box B Rustlers] (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]; The Box B Ranch owner (first appearance; villain)

[The ZANZIBAR Incident] (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 [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Edith Shaw (first appearance; Spin's sister); The Nazis (villains)
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. [The Fiends and the Foundry]
    The Doll Man
  3. 2. Six Diving Venuses
    Big Top
  4. 3. [The Elephant Sacrifice]
    Samar
  5. 4. [Diary of the Dead]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  6. 5. ["You mean your Uncle Phil isn't going..."]
    Mickey Finn
  7. 6. [Crime At the Clover Club]
    Swing Sisson
  8. 7. ["For the love of Luke!"]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. The Purple Monster
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  10. 9. Case Without Clues
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  11. 10. [The Phoney Father]
    Rusty Ryan
  12. 11. Master's Meteor
    Perry Scott
  13. 12. [Dream of a Countess]
    Dusty Dane
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  15. 14. [Poison Ivy Vs. Poison Ivy]
    Poison Ivy
  16. 15. [The Box B Rustlers]
    Fargo Kid
  17. 16. [The ZANZIBAR Incident]
    Spin Shaw
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance