(June 1943)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
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 Bearded Lady! (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]; Swing Sisson (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Lala Palooza (inset)

The Bearded Lady (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Max Elkan
Inks:
Max Elkan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Dr. Highe (villain)
Synopsis:
Doll Man must overcome a little person named Dr. Highe, who envies the Doll Man's ability to change size.

["Why don't you act sensible, Uncle Phil..."] (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

["Inventin' a new kind of gas range, Grandpa?"] (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

Case of Buggy No. 13 (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

Indexer Notes

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

["Drat that %@$c#&!! mouse!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Inferior Man

["In the words of that fantastic fiend..."] (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; Maestro (villain)

["Ah, Biffany's Jewelry Store?"] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Spider Widow meets the Tiglon 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]; Tiglon Man (villain)
Synopsis:
When The Raven summoned Dianne to a cemetery, she happened upon the lair of the Tiglon Man, a creature having the head of a tiger, who commanded the very artifacts that The Raven had meant to show her. In escaping from Tiglon Man, she was forced to destroy all of them.

Indexer Notes

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

["Plowing majestically through the waters..."] (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]

["Aw, boss!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

The Flying Dutchman Returns (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Gollies, I'm sure broke today"] (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

Indexer Notes

last appearance

Featured Star Performer, 3 Ring Circus (Table of Contents)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Sy Reit
Pencils:
Al Stahl (signed)
Inks:
Al Stahl (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain]
Synopsis:
Blimpy becomes a performer at the 3-Star Circus.

Indexer Notes

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

["Boy--! I could go for a steak so big..."] (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]
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Bearded Lady!
    Doll Man
  2. 1. The Bearded Lady
    Doll Man
  3. 2. ["Why don't you act sensible, Uncle Phil..."]
    Mickey Finn
  4. 3. ["Inventin' a new kind of gas range, Grandpa?"]
    Poison Ivy
  5. 4. Case of Buggy No. 13
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  6. 5. ["Drat that %@$c#&!! mouse!"]
    Inferior Man
  7. 6. ["In the words of that fantastic fiend..."]
    Swing Sisson
  8. 7. ["Ah, Biffany's Jewelry Store?"]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. The Spider Widow meets the Tiglon Man
    Spider Widow and the Raven
  10. 9. ["Plowing majestically through the waters..."]
    Spin Shaw
  11. 10. ["Aw, boss!"]
    Big Top
  12. 11. The Flying Dutchman Returns
    Perry Scott
  13. 12. ["Gollies, I'm sure broke today"]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  14. 13. Featured Star Performer, 3 Ring Circus
    Blimpy
  15. 14. ["Boy--! I could go for a steak so big..."]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Lou Mougin
  • Darci
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance