(July 1942)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
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)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Gill Fox in an interview w/Jim Amash in Alter-Ego #12 (January, 2002). Fox's color guides were found with the original art.

[The Dishonorables] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Wm. Erwin Maxwell] (signed)
Pencils:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Professor Roberts; Martha Roberts; the Dishonorables (villains)
Synopsis:
Martha and her father succumb to a disease that instills fear into the American people, which is a plot by a group of Americans who had been dishonorably discharged from the armed services.

Indexer Notes

The Doll Man stories always carried the by-line of William Erwin Maxwell and did not refer to Reed Crandall in this case.

["There, there, Edna..."] (Table of Contents)

Big Top / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Edna

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.

["His powerful body a bulwark against the tide of treachery..."] (Table of Contents)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita [as John Charles]
Inks:
Rafael Astarita [as John Charles]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Samar

["What is the new skyrocket plane???"] (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

["Don't try to lasso Big Bessie, Nippie!"] (Table of Contents)

Nippie / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lank Leonard
Inks:
Lank Leonard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • Looks like a Sunday page reprint.

Indexer Notes

Nippie is a top-piece to Mickey Finn Sunday-page reprints.

["Your uncle Phil thinks he rates a pass..."] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Finn / comic story / 3.2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lank Leonard
Inks:
Lank Leonard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from strips.

Indexer Notes

Nippie is a top-piece to Mickey Finn Sunday-page reprints.

[The Fargo Kid watches an Indian tribal rite...] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
The Fargo Kid [Tim Turner]

["Dear Mr. Palooza, I saw your advertisement..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Dibble [as B. Dibble] (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Dibble [as B. Dibble] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lala Palooza

[Swing is leading his band...] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Swing Sisson

Poison Ivy Dying In City Hospital (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

[A long lingering moan reverberates...] (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; Sally (niece of Zero); a killer ghost (villain)
Synopsis:
Zero is able to save the sorority of his niece Sally from the clutches of a killer ghost.

Indexer Notes

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

[The Black Dragon - Once again!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; children; spy
Characters:
Rusty Ryan; Boyville Brigadiers [Smiley Scott; Ed; Whitey; Scotty; Moi Yutong]; Colonel Ames (Brigadier's commander, death); The Black Dragon Society [an imposter Moi Yutong; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
The Black Dragon return to mine San Francisco Bay, and killed the Brigadier's commander in the process.
Keywords:
Boyville

Black Market (Table of Contents)

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

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

["Guess what today is, Junior?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

["All set, Diane?"] (Table of Contents)

Spider Widow / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayton]; Madam Largossi (villain)
Synopsis:
Spider Widow uses her spiders to suss out an evil Japanese collaborator.

Indexer Notes

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

["A concentration of Jap vessels..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. [The Dishonorables]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. ["There, there, Edna..."]
    Big Top
  4. 3. ["His powerful body a bulwark against the tide of treachery..."]
    Samar
  5. 4. ["What is the new skyrocket plane???"]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  6. 5. ["Don't try to lasso Big Bessie, Nippie!"]
    Nippie
  7. 6. ["Your uncle Phil thinks he rates a pass..."]
    Mickey Finn
  8. 7. [The Fargo Kid watches an Indian tribal rite...]
    The Fargo Kid
  9. 8. ["Dear Mr. Palooza, I saw your advertisement..."]
    Lala Palooza
  10. 9. [Swing is leading his band...]
    Swing Sisson
  11. 10. Poison Ivy Dying In City Hospital
    Poison Ivy
  12. 11. [A long lingering moan reverberates...]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  13. 12. [The Black Dragon - Once again!]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
  14. 13. Black Market
    Perry Scott
  15. 14. ["Guess what today is, Junior?"]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  16. 15. ["All set, Diane?"]
    Spider Widow
  17. 16. ["A concentration of Jap vessels..."]
    Spin Shaw
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Lou Mougin
  • Edgar Loftin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance