(February 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lala Palooza; Vincent; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Blimpy (inset)

The Black Atom (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Bryant ?
Inks:
Al Bryant ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; The Black Atom (villain, introduction, death?)
Synopsis:
Doll Man faces the Black Atom, who has the ability to vanish in a puff of smoke.

[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

[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 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 Man Nobody Loved (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Toni Blum
Pencils:
Witmer Williams ?
Inks:
Witmer Williams ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Zero; Amos Trentwell (introduction); Eloise (villain, a vampire, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

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

[The Mechanical Gangster] (Table of Contents)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain]; The Mechanical Gangster [4-F Harry] (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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

[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.

[Butch the Purse-Snatcher] (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

There Ain't Gonna Be No Santa Claus (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]; Henry Shrivnel (introduction)

Indexer Notes

This story takes place December 25, 1942. In it, as well as the previous story, the pair begin to believe that they were meant to work together. In this story, the two establish a means of communicating with one another.

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

[Painting the Moon Black] (Table of Contents)

Inferior Man / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Stahl
Pencils:
Al Stahl
Inks:
Al Stahl
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Inferior Man [Courtney Fudd]

Indexer Notes

Inferior Man's last appearance was in Military Comics #13 (November 1942), which was creator Al Jaffee's last issue. Beginning with this issue, and lasting until #72 (October 1943), Art Stahl takes over the feature. The strip no longer had Jaffee's warped sense of fantasy and Inferior Man's adventures became less military focused. Notes added by Craig Delich 2013-4-6.

[The Plot to Dynamite the Clover Club] (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; Art King (first appearance; villain)

Skin Deep (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott

[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

[The Fate of Kino] (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]; Kino (introduction, death); the Japanese (villains)

[Enter Alababa] (Table of Contents)

Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; children; spy
Characters:
Rusty Ryan; Boyville Brigade [Alababa (introduction); Pierpoint Lee (introduction); others un-named); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
During an adventure in North Africa, Rusty picks an Arab named Alababa and a zoot-suited African named Pierpoint Lee to join the Brigadiers.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. The Black Atom
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  5. 4. The Man Nobody Loved
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  6. 5. [The Mechanical Gangster]
    Blimpy
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  8. 7. [Butch the Purse-Snatcher]
    Poison Ivy
  9. 8. There Ain't Gonna Be No Santa Claus
    Spider Widow and the Raven
  10. 9. [Painting the Moon Black]
    Inferior Man
  11. 10. [The Plot to Dynamite the Clover Club]
    Swing Sisson
  12. 11. Skin Deep
    Perry Scott
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  14. 13. [The Fate of Kino]
    Spin Shaw
  15. 14. [Enter Alababa]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance