(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)

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

Script:
? [as Wm. Erwin Maxwell] (credited)
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.
Reprints:

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]
    The 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