(October 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:
Alex Kotzky
Inks:
Alex Kotzky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Rusty Ryan (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Swing Sisson (inset); Lala Palooza (inset)

Crime Goes To College (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]; Prof. Whittlesey (first appearance; villain); Gats Grogan (first appearance; villain); Bruiser Bellows (first appearance; villain); unnamed crook (first appearance; villain)

[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

[A Week In the Life] (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 Headhunter] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayson]; Alice (introduction); Emory (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Dianne's friends, Alice and Emory, had succumed to headhunters in the jungles of South America. But the true villain nearly killed Dianne, then leapt out a window to his death.

Indexer Notes

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

This is the only Spider Widow story not drawn by Borth. Drafted into the military service, this last story was assigned to Palais.

Last appearance.

[The Mental Attitude] (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 Mental Attitude (villain, introduction); The Mental Attitude's wife (villain?; introduction)
Synopsis:
The Inferior Man faces a sort of hypnotist who orders people to kill themselves right in front of Courtney (and who doesn't seem to have a problem with it).

Indexer Notes

Last appearance

[The Invisibility Formula] (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; Dr. J. P. McNulty; Terry (introduction); un-named Japanese spies (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Swing has a difficult time dealing with the infamous Dr. McNulty, who has invented an invisibility serum.

[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.

[Letter To Stalin] (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]; Maj. Maria Soblesky (introduction); the Japanese (villains)

[The Hand of Rutatutakhmen] (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; Prof. Wilcox (introduction); Rutatutakhmen (villain, a mummy, introduction)
Synopsis:
Zero defeats the possessed mummy of the Egyptian pharaoh, Rutatutakhmen.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

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

You Win By Losing (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. The Who's Who does not indicate a writing credit for Dibble on this strip.

[Blimpy Goes To the Devil (Almost!)] (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]; Blimpy's Devil (introduction); Blimpy's Angel (introduction); the Devil (villain, a facsimile thereof)

Indexer Notes

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

[Miss Siren] (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; Alababa; Pierpont Lee; Miss Siren (first appearance; villain); Gorbo (first appearance; villain); Louola (first appearance); Louola's father (first appearance)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. Crime Goes To College
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  4. 3. [A Week In the Life]
    Poison Ivy
  5. 4. [The Headhunter]
    The Spider Widow
  6. 5. [The Mental Attitude]
    Inferior Man
  7. 6. [The Invisibility Formula]
    Swing Sisson
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [Letter To Stalin]
    Spin Shaw
  10. 9. [The Hand of Rutatutakhmen]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  11. 10. You Win By Losing
    Perry Scott
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  13. 12. [Blimpy Goes To the Devil (Almost!)]
    Blimpy
  14. 13. [Miss Siren]
    Rusty Ryan
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance