(August 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

[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]; Blimpy (inset); Lala Palooza (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Mickey Finn (inset)

The Case of the Pharoah's Curse (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Reed Crandall?
Inks:
John Cassone?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; The Pharaoh [Janus] (first appearance; villain); A pharoah (first appearance; flashback; death); Rath Sheda (first appearance; flashback; death); Evertts (first appearance; death); Smallets (first appearance; death); McKleun (first appearance; death); Valtin (first appearance; death); James Harvey (first appearance; death); Rodney Reed (first appearance; death)

Indexer Notes

Reed named for comics scripter Rod Reed

["What are these, 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

[Looking For Trouble] (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

["Hello, Dianne? Have you heard......."] (Table of Contents)

The Spider Widow with the Raven and Phantom Lady! / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayson]; The Raven [Tony Grey]; Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; The "Big" Boss [Larkins, also as Senator Knight] (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Spider Widow and Phantom Lady learn that the Raven has been taken from the hospital, where he was recovering from his wounds, to a place called the Lookout Hotel. When Dianne enters the hotel, she is confronted by the Raven, who claims he has joined the Bosses' mob.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Lookout Hotel

Indexer Notes

Continued from Police Comics #21 (August 1943).

Octa Puss Pickpocket Gang Pockets City (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]; The Octa Puss [Four Arm Joe] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Inferior Man battles a former wrestler who has taken to theft as the dreaded Octa Puss!

Indexer Notes

The Octa Puss is not The Spirit villain.

[The Return of Yvonne] (Table of Contents)

Swing Sisson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tex Henson
Pencils:
Phil Martin
Inks:
Phil Martin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Swing Sisson; Yvonne (villain)

Indexer Notes

Characters: Yvonne's previous appearance was in #62.

["But what will Lala say about me..."] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 3 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.

[The Jade Elephant] (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]; Madame Chiang; Number One Man (introduction); the Japanese (villains)

The Ghost That Haunted Macbeth (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; Richard Bevins (introduction); Banquo's ghost (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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

[King Neptune's Domain] (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]; King Neptune (introduction); the Japanese (villains)

The Island That Vanished (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott

["I still don't remember..."] (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.

[The Wrong Wong] (Table of Contents)

Rusty Ryan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; children; spy
Characters:
Rusty Ryan; Stumpy; Alababa; Pierpont Lee; The Japanese (villains)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. The Case of the Pharoah's Curse
    Doll Man
  3. 2. ["What are these, Uncle Phil?"]
    Mickey Finn
  4. 3. [Looking For Trouble]
    Poison Ivy
  5. 4. ["Hello, Dianne? Have you heard......."]
    The Spider Widow with the Raven and Phantom Lady!
  6. 5. Octa Puss Pickpocket Gang Pockets City
    Inferior Man
  7. 6. [The Return of Yvonne]
    Swing Sisson
  8. 7. ["But what will Lala say about me..."]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [The Jade Elephant]
    Spin Shaw
  10. 9. The Ghost That Haunted Macbeth
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  11. 10. [King Neptune's Domain]
    Blimpy
  12. 11. The Island That Vanished
    Perry Scott
  13. 12. ["I still don't remember..."]
    Big Top
  14. 13. [The Wrong Wong]
    Rusty Ryan
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance