(April 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

["I told you we'd never reach the masquerade ball if you wore that costume!!"] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks:
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lala Palooza; Vincent; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Swing Sisson (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset)
Keywords:
costumes; military police; United States Army; Werhmacht; World War II

The Ugliest Man in the World (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Mary Blake (introduction); The Ugly Man [Frank Rollins] (villain, introduction)

[The Original Genii] (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 Will of Jacob Pendergast] (Table of Contents)

The Spider Widow / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayson]; The Raven [Tony Grey]; John Keller (Dianne's Uncle); Mr. Sivalus (introduction, death); Mr. Bagert (introduction, death); Miss Withington (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Bizarre circumstances force the Raven to reveal his true identity, Dianne's Uncle John had become the executor of his friend's considerable fortune, and the will required that four random people would have to compete for that fortune. One of these, Miss Withington, killed one of the other four and moved to attack Dianne when she discovered that she was the Spider Widow. Another one of the four, Tony Grey, finally put a stop to Miss Withington's scheme.....as the Raven!

Indexer Notes

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

[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

[The Extortionists and the Ape] (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; Myronn the Magician (first appearance); A gang of extorionists (first appearance; villains)

[War Against a Fan] (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]
Synopsis:
Inferior Man leaps out of the page and fights a fanboy!

[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.

[Plans For General Dwight] (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]; Gen. Arthur Dwight (introduction); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Spin wins the Navy Medal of Honor.

[Spirit of the Elemental] (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; Dr. Frank Klov (introduction); Richard Minton (introduction, death); An elemental (villain, a ghost snake, 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.

[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

[Hobo's Paradise] (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]; Hand-Out (a hobo, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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

Demon-Doctor Erasmus (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)

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.

Learn Commando Tactics (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 [Pierpont Lee; Alababa; others un-named]; The Baron (villain, introduction)
Keywords:
Boyville
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I told you we'd never reach the masquerade ball if you wore that costume!!"]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. The Ugliest Man in the World
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [The Original Genii]
    Poison Ivy
  4. 3. [The Will of Jacob Pendergast]
    The Spider Widow
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  6. 5. [The Extortionists and the Ape]
    Swing Sisson
  7. 6. [War Against a Fan]
    Inferior Man
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [Plans For General Dwight]
    Spin Shaw
  10. 9. [Spirit of the Elemental]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  12. 11. [Hobo's Paradise]
    Blimpy
  13. 12. Demon-Doctor Erasmus
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  15. 14. Learn Commando Tactics
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
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