(April 1942)

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:
Gilbert Fox
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:
Gill Fox ?
Inks:
Gill Fox ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

["While walking along the street..."] (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts; two un-named Nazi painters (villains)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The name William Erwin Maxwell was found on most of the early Doll Man strips, but had no relation to artist Crandall.

["So that's why I'm not a success?"] (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.

["Fearless defender of jungle justice..."] (Table of Contents)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Leav
Inks:
Mort Leav
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Samar

["Spirits and evil spectres hold no fear..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Zero; Dr. Winters; Hiram (farmer, death); Gloria (Hiram's daughter); John (villain, Hiram's stepson, death); Hiram's un-named housekeeper (villain)
Synopsis:
Zero is asked search the remains of a wealthy farmer in order to obtain a locket that contains the location of the farmer's hidden fortune, but stepson John wants to beat Zero to the punch. John is killed and Zero discovers that Hiram's body is missing from the vault.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Artist revision from Al Bryant to Williams per Craig Delich 2013-12-3.

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

["Did you really send Uncle Owney..."] (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

["Fargo Kid rides through dense timber lands..."] (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]

["Vincent's diary!"] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Dibble
Inks:
Bernard Dibble
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lala Palooza; Vincent

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Bernard Dibble to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. Dibble did not write this strip according to the Who's Who.

["Band leader Swing Sisson takes his orchestra on a South American goodwill tour..."] (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

["Poison, the army has obtained this Egyptian scroll..."] (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

["For centuries the Cree Indian tribe worshipped..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sgt. Jim Reynolds, RCMP

["With America at war with Japan..."] (Table of Contents)

Rusty Ryan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; children; spy
Characters:
Rusty Ryan

The Flying Sampan (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

["What's doing?"] (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

It Happened On Rails (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

["Through the perilous waters of the Pacific..."] (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]
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. ["While walking along the street..."]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. ["So that's why I'm not a success?"]
    Big Top
  4. 3. ["Fearless defender of jungle justice..."]
    Samar
  5. 4. ["Spirits and evil spectres hold no fear..."]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  6. 5. ["Did you really send Uncle Owney..."]
    Mickey Finn
  7. 6. ["Fargo Kid rides through dense timber lands..."]
    Fargo Kid
  8. 7. ["Vincent's diary!"]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. ["Band leader Swing Sisson takes his orchestra on a South American goodwill tour..."]
    Swing Sisson
  10. 9. ["Poison, the army has obtained this Egyptian scroll..."]
    Poison Ivy
  11. 10. ["For centuries the Cree Indian tribe worshipped..."]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  12. 11. ["With America at war with Japan..."]
    Rusty Ryan
  13. 12. The Flying Sampan
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. ["What's doing?"]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  15. 14. It Happened On Rails
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  16. 15. ["Through the perilous waters of the Pacific..."]
    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