(June 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:
Gill 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:
John Devlin
Inks:
John Devlin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

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

[The Japanese Doll Man] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; a Japanese "Doll Man" (villain, introduction, death); Agent N (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Hoto (villain, introduction); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
The Japanese force their own scientist, Dr. Hoto, to reproduce the Doll Man's shrinking serum, and, after several failures, he succeeds in shrinking a wrestler, whose strength was increased, but mind was destroyed. Doll Man tricks his foe into a cannon, shooting him to the sharks!

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Big Top / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

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.

[The Ghost of Al Margotti] (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; Julie (introduction); Xavier Jones (chemist, introduction); Al Margotti (villain, a ghost, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Zero meets a chemist who has invented a "ghost disintegrator".

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

[The Origin of the Spider Widow] (Table of Contents)

Spider Widow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Borth
Pencils:
Frank Borth
Inks:
Frank Borth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayton] (introduction, origin); Bob Ableson (friend of Dianne's, introduction); Jake Lardo (villain, introduction); Lardo's gang (villains, introduction for all); Hetzernoff (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
A pair of mobsters visit Dianne's home, needing some gasoline for their getaway car. Dianne then donned an old green rubber mask, gathered some of her gardener's pet spiders, and hid inside the crook's trunk. When they arrived at the criminal's lair, she first learned that Lardo was sympathetic to Hitler, then scared his men with black widow spiders, over-coming all of them for the Police to round up.

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who verifies Borth as not only creator of this strip, but the writer and artist as well.

[The Eastern Gangster Invasion] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Fargo Kid [Tim Turner]

[no title indexed] (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

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.

[Mike Yemon's Protection Racket] (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; Mike Yemon and his gang (first appearance; villains)

[The Self-Stranglers] (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

[Samar Vs. the Gorilla] (Table of Contents)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Samar; Otto (villain); another spy (villain)

[The Black Dragon Society] (Table of Contents)

Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; children; spy
Characters:
Rusty Ryan; Boyville Brigadiers [Smiley Scott; Ed; Whitey; Scotty; Moi Yutong (introduction)]; The Black Dragon Society [a Moi Yutong impostor; others un-named] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Rusty and the Boyville Brigadiers decide to challenge the Black Dragon Society, and, to this end, accept a young Chinese woman, Moi Yutong, into their ranks. Soon after, she was kidnapped in front of their eyes, and it took some gunplay and rough stuff to rescue her.

Bloom's Death (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

["Into the Giant Redwood Forest of the Northwest..."] (Table of Contents)

Richards of the Mounties / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure

["Nothing in the Blue Sky or the Open Sea..."] (Table of Contents)

Spin Shaw / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Witmer Williams [as Clark Williams] (signed)
Inks:
Witmer Williams [as Clark Williams] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Spin Shaw
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. [The Japanese Doll Man]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  4. 3. [The Ghost of Al Margotti]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  6. 5. [The Origin of the Spider Widow]
    Spider Widow
  7. 6. [The Eastern Gangster Invasion]
    Fargo Kid
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [Mike Yemon's Protection Racket]
    Swing Sisson
  10. 9. [The Self-Stranglers]
    Poison Ivy
  11. 10. [Samar Vs. the Gorilla]
    Samar
  12. 11. [The Black Dragon Society]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
  13. 12. Bloom's Death
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  15. 14. ["Into the Giant Redwood Forest of the Northwest..."]
    Richards of the Mounties
  16. 15. ["Nothing in the Blue Sky or the Open Sea..."]
    Spin Shaw
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance