(July 1943)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E. M. Arnold
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
George Brenner
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Kotzky
Inks:
Alex Kotzky
Colors:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey

[The Murder of Jinny Baloney] (Table of Contents)

Midnight / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); Sniffer Snoop; Hot Foot; Bull Baloney; Johnny Peters; Jinny Baloney (death)
Synopsis:
Bull Baloney "hires" Midnight to find out who murdered his wife. The hero uses a new invention of Doc's: a helium filled canoe for airborne escape.

Indexer Notes

Gustavson is only credited on art for this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[The Counterfeit Lady Luck] (Table of Contents)

Lady Luck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Inks:
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lady Luck [Brenda Banks]; Count Raoul DiChange; counterfeit Lady Luck (villain)
Synopsis:
Count DiChange is suckered into buying phony war bonds from Lady Luck, and it isn't Brenda Banks!

[The Song of Freedom] (Table of Contents)

Espionage With Black X / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Black X; Batu; General Volk; Barney Brand

["Allight!"] (Table of Contents)

Wun Cloo / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Wun Cloo (detective)

Indexer Notes

Cole is credited only on drawing this feature, and Ralph Johns is his pen name, from Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["The Columbian Jungles"] (Table of Contents)

The Marksman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer [as Fred] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer [as Fred] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
The Marksman [Baron Polavski]; Anna

Indexer Notes

Guardineer is only credited on art for this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie O'Toole / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Archie O'Toole

Little Atmos Fear (Table of Contents)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Daffy Dill; Atmos Fear (villain)
Synopsis:
Atmos Fear was cursed so that he could heat up to 300 degrees or down to -300. Daffy tied him up and used his abilities to heat and air condition her home!
Keywords:
wrestling

[Hurricane] (Table of Contents)

Rookie Rankin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Ki Kane; Sgt Burns; Casey
Synopsis:
A hillbilly drinks a solution of synthetic rubber thinking it's moonshine.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Rudy Palais ?", but Palais has a very marked line from the eye down the cheek in sideview and also a peculiar blot as nostril not connected to the wing of the nose. Not him here.
The art is identical to William's other credited stories in this feature, #40 and #41, and his signed "Eagle Evans" story in Police Comics #1. Most faces in nearly frontview with only one ear showing, and very large rounded jaw and chin are special.

The Great Blight (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ludwig Hundt; Jimmy Christian; FBI Chief O'Brien; Army Lieutenant Gus Bockway

[The High Priest of Yuan Chi] (Table of Contents)

Yankee Eagle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Cavallo (signed)
Inks:
Joe Cavallo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Yankee Eagle [Larry Noble]; Yan Chi
Synopsis:
Sharp and savage fighting against the invaders in the interior of old China.

[Getting Even With McGinty] (Table of Contents)

The Jester / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Oscar Oople; Terwilliger J. Thump; Detective McGinty; Paul Gustavson
Synopsis:
Oscar and Terwilliger concoct a plan to get even with McGinty by drugging him and dumping him into an Old Maid's Home.

Indexer Notes

Gustavson is only credited on art for this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Midnight
  2. 1. [The Murder of Jinny Baloney]
    Midnight
  3. 2. [The Counterfeit Lady Luck]
    Lady Luck
  4. 3. [The Song of Freedom]
    Espionage With Black X
  5. 4. ["Allight!"]
    Wun Cloo
  6. 5. ["The Columbian Jungles"]
    The Marksman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Archie O'Toole
  8. 7. Little Atmos Fear
    Daffy
  9. 8. [Hurricane]
    Rookie Rankin
  10. 9. The Great Blight
  11. 10. [The High Priest of Yuan Chi]
    Yankee Eagle
  12. 11. [Getting Even With McGinty]
    The Jester
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Per Sandell
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes