(April 1938)

Quality Comics, 1937 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Editing:
Ed Cronin
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Correct story sequence order and additional sequences info from Darrell Coons, November 2008.


["Michael - Nobody ever put over an April Fool joke on me..."] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Finn / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lank Leonard (signed)
Inks:
Lank Leonard (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fisher's History of Boxing / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

This feature is at the top of all 4 Joe Palooka pages; exact size of the strip on the page is unknown and was estimated at 0.25.

["I thought Walsh had more nerve."] (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Ham Fisher
Pencils:
Ham Fisher
Inks:
Ham Fisher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Reprints:
  • From (newspaper strips, ) ?

Indexer Notes

Begins on inside front-cover; Fisher's History of Boxing is at the top of all 4 pages of this sequence. Exact size of this strip on the page is unknown and was estimated at 0.75.

["He says he does drunk imitations, Sir!"] (Table of Contents)

Off the Record / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Reed
Pencils:
Ed Reed
Inks:
Ed Reed
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Sue's on my trail again-"] (Table of Contents)

Jane Arden / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Monte Barrett
Pencils:
Russell E. Ross
Inks:
Russell E. Ross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Reprints:
  • From (newspaper strips, ) ?

Indexer Notes

This strip is on top half of 4 pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lena Pry / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Monte Barrett
Pencils:
Russell E. Ross
Inks:
Russell E. Ross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:
  • From (newspaper strips, ) ?

Indexer Notes

This strip is on bottom half of 4 pages.

The Mother of Mother's Day (Table of Contents)

Strange as It Seems / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Hix (signed)
Pencils:
John Hix
Inks:
John Hix
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Navy Day (Table of Contents)

Modern 'Planes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Les Marshall
Pencils:
Les Marshall
Inks:
Les Marshall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Reprints:
  • from Wags (J.B.Powers, 1937 series)

The Most Amazing Heavyweight Fight of All Time (Table of Contents)

They're Still Talking / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Jack Dempsey

Also A Problem For the Neighbors (Table of Contents)

Bungle Family / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
H. J. Tuthill
Pencils:
H. J. Tuthill
Inks:
H. J. Tuthill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:
  • From (newspaper strips, ) ?

["No stupid. Over here--- That's the port hole!!"] (Table of Contents)

Off the Record / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Reed
Pencils:
Ed Reed
Inks:
Ed Reed
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Myrna Loy (Table of Contents)

Screen Snapshots / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
biography

[The Coming of the Gallant Knight] (Table of Contents)

Gallant Knight / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Vernon Henkel
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel
Inks:
Vernon Henkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Tyrone Neville [the Gallant Knight] (introduction, origin); Baron Melrot (introduction, villain)
Reprints:
  • from Wags (J.B.Powers, 1937 series)

["Aristopolis Junior, I want you to be friends with Pinto-"] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Rube Goldberg
Pencils:
Rube Goldberg
Inks:
Rube Goldberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • From (newspaper strips, ) ?

Mohammed (Table of Contents)

Strange as It Seems / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Hix
Pencils:
John Hix
Inks:
John Hix
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[The Owl] (Table of Contents)

The Clock / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Pencils:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Inks:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; The Owl [Baldy Getzmore] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Clock must face his first costumed opponent, the Owl.
Reprints:
  • from Wags (J.B.Powers, 1937 series)

Pirates Ahoy! Captain Kidd Is Done To Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Charles B. Driscoll
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Nippie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

This feature is at the top of all 4 Mickey Finn pages; exact size of the strip on the page is unknown and was estimated at 0.25.

["Say what are you fellas doin' to Muggsie?"] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Finn / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • From (newspaper strips, ) ?

Indexer Notes

Nippie is at the top of all 4 pages of this sequence. Exact size of this strip on the page is unknown and was estimated at 0.75.

["How many times must I tell you-- always deliver his stuff in the back!"] (Table of Contents)

Off the Record / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Reed
Pencils:
Ed Reed
Inks:
Ed Reed
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

The Color Twins (Table of Contents)

Puzzle Phun / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Donald DeConn
Pencils:
Donald DeConn
Inks:
Donald DeConn
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

"Good Deed" Doty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

This feature is at the top of all 4 Dixie Dugan pages; exact size of the strip on the page is unknown and was estimated at 0.25.

["Gee Auntie Dixie, I betcha I ketch th' biggest fish!"] (Table of Contents)

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
J. P. McEvoy
Pencils:
J. H. Striebel
Inks:
J. H. Striebel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Reprints:
  • From (newspaper strips, ) ?

Indexer Notes

"Good Deed" Doty is at the top of all 4 pages of this sequence. Exact size of this strip on the page is unknown and was estimated at 0.75.

[Episode 7] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ed Wheelan
Pencils:
Ed Wheelan
Inks:
Ed Wheelan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[Claw Carlos] (Table of Contents)

Hawks of the Seas / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Hawk; Carlos (villain)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
  • From Wags (J.B. Powers, 1937 series). In Will Eisner's Hawks of the Seas (Kitchen Sink Press, 1986 series) #1.

Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original form, which was published overseas, and reprinted -- re-translated into English -- in Will Eisner's Hawks of the Seas (Kitchen Sink Press, Inc., 1986 series) #1. Pages 17-21, including half page missing from the Kitchen Sink reprint.

["Toddy is your father home?"] (Table of Contents)

Toddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Marcoux
Pencils:
George Marcoux
Inks:
George Marcoux
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

This strip is on top half of 2 pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flossie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

This strip is on bottom half of 2 pages.

The Three World's Records Jesse Owens Broke In One Day (Table of Contents)

They're Still Talking / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports

[The Athletic Board] (Table of Contents)

Ned Brant / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Zuppke
Pencils:
R. W. Depew
Inks:
R. W. Depew
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Reprints:
  • From (newspaper strips, ) ?

The Year of the Purple Curse! (Table of Contents)

Strange as It Seems / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Hix
Pencils:
John Hix
Inks:
John Hix
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

[Episode 7] (Table of Contents)

Slim and Tubby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John J. Welch
Pencils:
John J. Welch
Inks:
John J. Welch
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[The Suspension of Clip Chance] (Table of Contents)

Clip Chance at Cliffside / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Brenner
Pencils:
George Brenner (Scott Sheridan)
Inks:
George Brenner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Clip Chance (introduction); Slim (introduction); Chink (introduction); Bart (introduction, villain)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Michael - Nobody ever put over an April Fool joke on me..."]
    Mickey Finn
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Fisher's History of Boxing
  3. 2. ["I thought Walsh had more nerve."]
    Joe Palooka
  4. 3. ["He says he does drunk imitations, Sir!"]
    Off the Record
  5. 4. ["Sue's on my trail again-"]
    Jane Arden
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Lena Pry
  7. 6. The Mother of Mother's Day
    Strange as It Seems
  8. 7. Navy Day
    Modern 'Planes
  9. 8. The Most Amazing Heavyweight Fight of All Time
    They're Still Talking
  10. 9. Also A Problem For the Neighbors
    Bungle Family
  11. 10. ["No stupid. Over here--- That's the port hole!!"]
    Off the Record
  12. 11. Myrna Loy
    Screen Snapshots
  13. 12. [The Coming of the Gallant Knight]
    Gallant Knight
  14. 13. ["Aristopolis Junior, I want you to be friends with Pinto-"]
    Lala Palooza
  15. 14. Mohammed
    Strange as It Seems
  16. 15. [The Owl]
    The Clock
  17. 16. Pirates Ahoy! Captain Kidd Is Done To Death
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Nippie
  19. 18. ["Say what are you fellas doin' to Muggsie?"]
    Mickey Finn
  20. 19. ["How many times must I tell you-- always deliver his stuff in the back!"]
    Off the Record
  21. 20. The Color Twins
    Puzzle Phun
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    "Good Deed" Doty
  23. 22. ["Gee Auntie Dixie, I betcha I ketch th' biggest fish!"]
    Dixie Dugan
  24. 23. [Episode 7]
    Big Top
  25. 24. [Claw Carlos]
    Hawks of the Seas
  26. 25. ["Toddy is your father home?"]
    Toddy
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Flossie
  28. 27. The Three World's Records Jesse Owens Broke In One Day
    They're Still Talking
  29. 28. [The Athletic Board]
    Ned Brant
  30. 29. The Year of the Purple Curse!
    Strange as It Seems
  31. 30. [Episode 7]
    Slim and Tubby
  32. 31. [The Suspension of Clip Chance]
    Clip Chance at Cliffside
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin