(September 1942)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Mickey Finn (inset); Lala Palooza (inset); Samar (inset); Swing Sisson (inset)

Enemy Subs Menace Coastal Areas (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; Mademoiselle de Mortire [aka Yvette] (introduction); Yvette's un-named sister (villain, introduction); thje Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Professor Roberts falls under the spell of a beautiful and ambitious woman who entices him to divulge his secrets. When Doll Man investigates her, his discovers her true name and that she is under the cruel spell of her hag-like sister. Once restored from her spell, she double-dates with Darrel and Martha.
Keywords:
U-Boats

Indexer Notes

The strip always carried the by-line of William Erwin Maxwell and did not refer to Crandall.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Big Top / 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

["Shrieks and moans fill the corridors..."] (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

Indexer Notes

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

["Many evil things inhabit the jungle..."] (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

[no title indexed] (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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Finn / comic story / 3.2 pages (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.

This Is Suicide Shack (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (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 Sisson crushes a Japanese saboteur ring..."] (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

The Masked Hermit (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

["Six boys who show their loyalty to America..."] (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 World Below The Pole (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

[Meet the Raven!] (Table of Contents)

Spider Widow and the Raven / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Borth (signed)
Pencils:
Frank Borth (signed)
Inks:
Frank Borth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayson]; The Raven [Tony Grey] (introduction)
Synopsis:
Spider Widow answers an ad in the newspaper placed by Axis spies. But the ad is also answered by the mysterious Raven, who freed her and then, together with the Widow, delivered the spies into the hands of the U.S. Navy.

Indexer Notes

Thanks to Darci for noting the Raven's first appearance via error report.

["The rattlesnakes of the sea..."] (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. Enemy Subs Menace Coastal Areas
    The Doll Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  4. 3. ["Shrieks and moans fill the corridors..."]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  5. 4. ["Many evil things inhabit the jungle..."]
    Samar
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Nippie
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  8. 7. This Is Suicide Shack
    The Fargo Kid
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  10. 9. ["Swing Sisson crushes a Japanese saboteur ring..."]
    Swing Sisson
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Poison Ivy
  12. 11. The Masked Hermit
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  13. 12. ["Six boys who show their loyalty to America..."]
    Rusty Ryan
  14. 13. The World Below The Pole
    Perry Scott
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  16. 15. [Meet the Raven!]
    Spider Widow and the Raven
  17. 16. ["The rattlesnakes of the sea..."]
    Spin Shaw
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance