(January 1943)

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

The Case of the Unlucky Quarter (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Bryant (signed)
Inks:
Al Bryant (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Lala Palooza (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Spin Shaw (inset)
Keywords:
coins

The Unlucky Quarter (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk?
Pencils:
Rudy Palais
Inks:
Rudy Palais
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; "Once More" Charlie (first appearance); Midnight Joe (first appearance; villain; death); Louie (first appearance; villain; death); Prof. Belittle (first appearance; villain; death); Slick Simmons (first appearance; villain; death); Peg (first appearance; villain; death)

[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

[Death To Irving Gershwin] (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; Irving Gershwin (first appearance; a song writer); Von Brunt (first appearance; villain); his Nazis (first appearance; villains)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer and art credits revised from "Joe Devlin" (presumably a typo for "John Devlin") to ? for writer and Bernard Dibble as artist by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. The Who's Who does not indicate a writing credit for John Devlin on this strip. Previous stories in Feature Comics prior to this one indicate Dibble had already been drawing this feature, taking over for John Devlin in 1943.

[The Human Fly] (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

[The Death Emerald] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Zero; Vern Hobson (introduction); Ann Hobson (villain, introduction); Death (villain)

Indexer Notes

Another swipe from Saint-Saens's "Danse Macabre".

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)

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. The Who's Who does not indicate a writing credit for Dibble on this strip.

[The Traitorous Actor] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayson]; The Raven [Tony Grey]; Lee (introduction); Matt (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Dianne takes up acting as a hobby and begins appearing in summer theatre productions outside New York. She discovers that one of her fellow actors is a spy......and the Raven steps in to help her nab him.

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (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

[Kismet El Aschid] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bob Powell
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Kismet El Aschid (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains)

Death From the Skies (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott

[Origin of the Bungling Buddha] (Table of Contents)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Sy Reit
Inks:
Sy Reit
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain] (introduction, origin); Tabby Tyler (introduction); Inspector Sherlock Foo (introduction)
Synopsis:
Blimpy, an ancient Oriental Buddha statue brought to life when young Tabby Tyler spoke the magic words: "Oggle doggie woggle ibbidy bibbidy sibbidy sab, dictionary down the ferry, out goes ipso facto with the floy-floy!", covers his blue skin with coal dust and tries to pass for an Afican-American.

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from ? to Reit by Craig Delich 2014-1-16, per the Who's Who.

[How To Be a Super Salesman] (Table of Contents)

Rusty Ryan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; children; spy
Characters:
Rusty Ryan; Wilbert T. Thump (first appearance); Kurt Luger (first appearance; death); Alfred Krantz (first appearance; villain)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Case of the Unlucky Quarter
    Doll Man
  2. 1. The Unlucky Quarter
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  4. 3. [Death To Irving Gershwin]
    Swing Sisson
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  6. 5. [The Human Fly]
    Poison Ivy
  7. 6. [The Death Emerald]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [The Traitorous Actor]
    Spider Widow and the Raven
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  11. 10. [Kismet El Aschid]
    Spin Shaw
  12. 11. Death From the Skies
    Perry Scott
  13. 12. [Origin of the Bungling Buddha]
    Blimpy
  14. 13. [How To Be a Super Salesman]
    Rusty Ryan
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance