(September 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)

Lala Palooza / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gill Fox
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lala Palooza; Vincent; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Swing Sisson (inset); Blimpy (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset)

The Diary of Death (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Kotzky
Inks:
John Cassone
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Emil's father (introduction, death, flashback); Sykes (introduction); Frank Carrel (introduction); Emil (villain, introduction); John Carrel (villain, introduction, death)

[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.

[The Underwater Airfield] (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]; Kideki (villain, introduction, death); the Japanese (villains)

[The Werewolf] (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. Turner (introduction); Lila (introduction, death); A ghost werewolf (villain, introduction, death); Jim (villain, a werewolf, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Zero uses the "ghost disintegrator" on the spirit of a werewolf.
Keywords:
Ghost Disintegrator

Indexer Notes

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

Swing Sisson Murdered!! (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; Thatchy Dawkins (first appearance; villain; death); Bert and other members of Yvonne's gang (first appearance?; villains)

[no title indexed] (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.

[Blimpy's Substitute] (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]; Gill Fox (?); The Boss (villain, introduction); Balloon (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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

Poison Oak (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; Poison Oak (first appearance; villain)

Peace--It's Wonderful! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Borth
Pencils:
Frank Borth
Inks:
Frank Borth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayton]; The Raven [Tony Grey]; Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Frankie (villain); group of un-named crooks (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
The Raven receives a bunch of petitions asking him to settle the fueding between Spider Woman and Phantom Lady, and invites both to an escape-proof cellar in a building to settle their differences. It happens, but with a bizarre twist!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story occurs between Police Comics #22 and 23.

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

Fire From the Enemy (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)

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 God of Breeze] (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]; Boreas (villain, god of breeze; introduction)

[The Magic Teapot] (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]; Jeenie (a genie, introduction)
Synopsis:
Rusty and the Brigadiers wander through the South Pacific where Pierpont finds a magic lamp and wishes the group up a boat.
Keywords:
Boyville
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. The Diary of Death
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  4. 3. [The Underwater Airfield]
    Spin Shaw
  5. 4. [The Werewolf]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  6. 5. Swing Sisson Murdered!!
    Swing Sisson
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  8. 7. [Blimpy's Substitute]
    Blimpy
  9. 8. Poison Oak
    Poison Ivy
  10. 9. Peace--It's Wonderful!
    The Spider Widow
  11. 10. Fire From the Enemy
    Perry Scott
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  13. 12. [The God of Breeze]
    Inferior Man
  14. 13. [The Magic Teapot]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
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