(March 1943)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Favorites, Inc.
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)

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

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

The Adventure With the Corpse (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as William Erwin Maxwell] (signed)
Pencils:
Rudy Palais
Inks:
Rudy Palais
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; The Corpse [Slick Murdock] (villain, introduction, death?)
Synopsis:
Doll Man faces the insideous Corpse, a man who had gone to the electric chair in 1939, and who could instill rigor mortis in living people. Doll Man succeeds in forcing his foe's car off a cliff......but did the villain live through it?

[Blimpy Falls In Love] (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 Tastas Sassafrass O'Brain]; Tabby Tyler; Diamond Eyes (introduction, a statue); Ruby Stone (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Blimpy falls in love with a lady statue, who he stole from her sculptor, and which was brought to life by Tabby.

Indexer Notes

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

Case of the Missing Twins (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; Lana Ugar (a ghost, introduction); Lois Ugar (introduction); Hugo Barno (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Zero helps Lois Ugar, who is sweet on the detective, summon up her deceased twin sister.

Indexer Notes

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

[Skyjacked In Mexico] (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; J. R. McNulty (first appearance); Franz Von Worle (first appearance; villain)

[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.

[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

[Big Bill Ebling] (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; Big Bill Ebling (first appearance; villain)

The Spider Widow Meets the Spider Man (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]; John Keller (Dianne's Uncle); The Spider Man (villain, introduction); Herman (villain, mechanical spider)
Synopsis:
The duo must face The Spider Man, who has been terrorizing a factory owned by Dianne's Uncle by use of a giant mechanical spider named Herman.

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who verifies that Borth not only created this feature, but also wrote and drew all the stories.

Moon, Stars, and Stuff (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]; Sparks (villain, a Martian, introduction)
Synopsis:
A freak show begins when Inferior Man meets a Martian who had lost his way to Venus. However, Sparks rubs Inferior Man the wrong way and was made to be Fudd's slave, being brought down by a lightning rod.

Heroes Aren't Born (Table of Contents)

Perry Scott / text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arthur Beeman
Pencils:
Arthur Beeman
Inks:
Arthur Beeman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Snappy (first appearance; only appearance)

[Wonder Gal] (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]; Marsha Boles (introduction); the Japanese (villain)

[Alababa and the Five Thieves] (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 Brigadiers [Alababa; Pierpoint Lee; others un-named]; Alababa's wife (introduction); Prince Kirasan (introduction); Joe (villain, introduction); four un-named thieves (villains, introduction for all)
Keywords:
Boyville
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. The Adventure With the Corpse
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [Blimpy Falls In Love]
    Blimpy
  4. 3. Case of the Missing Twins
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  5. 4. [Skyjacked In Mexico]
    Swing Sisson
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  8. 7. [Big Bill Ebling]
    Poison Ivy
  9. 8. The Spider Widow Meets the Spider Man
    Spider Widow and the Raven
  10. 9. Moon, Stars, and Stuff
    Inferior Man
  11. 10. Heroes Aren't Born
    Perry Scott
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Snappy
  14. 13. [Wonder Gal]
    Spin Shaw
  15. 14. [Alababa and the Five Thieves]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance