(November 1943)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E. M. Arnold
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
Martin DeMuth
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going Series

Midnight Meets the Menace From Mars (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Kotzky
Inks:
Alex Kotzky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Gabby (a monkey); Doc Mortimer Wackey

Sinister Menace From Mars-- Or Someplace (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]; Gabby (a monkey); Doc Mortimer Wackey; Professor Drizzpan
Synopsis:
Something from space lands on Professor Drizzpan's property and all he can think about is the interruption of his work. However, this rocket from Mars unleashes a strange mechanical creature that destroys homes with its death ray.

Indexer Notes

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

Murder Has a Bargain Day (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Leav
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Rookie Rankin; Diana Dare (model); Mr. Grayson (manager)
Synopsis:
A model in a department store is shot and killed by an unknown intruder.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Witmer Williams ?", but does not match his other credited stories in this features. Compared with Leav's signed story in Power Comics #4, everything matches, face of the policeman, large hands, way of running with high lifted knees and some panels without backgrounds. Different inking.

["a hotel lobby in Istanbul"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Black X; Batu
Synopsis:
Black X sneaks into Japan looking for the antidote to a new poison gas.

["We demand an audience!"] (Table of Contents)

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Archie O'Toole (king)

["Ray fer Daffy!"] (Table of Contents)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bart Tumey
Pencils:
Bart Tumey
Inks:
Bart Tumey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Deke Parsons; Daffy Dill; Eph
Synopsis:
Deke tries to make money by staging a wrestling contest. The prize? Daffy.
Keywords:
wrestling

["I understand human nature"] (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]; a goldfish (narrator); Big Bernie (villain); Bernie's mob (villains)
Reprints:
  • from Spirit, The (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1940 series) #?
Keywords:
The Magenta Diamond

The Camera Is the Judge (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Christian / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters:
Jimmy Christian (detective); Bull Groton; Mitch Dallas

["Yes, Wun Cloo, this Reform Ray will eliminate crime..."] (Table of Contents)

Wun Cloo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

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

Frauline Halunke (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
The Marksman [Baron Povalski, aka Major Hurtz]; Vorka; Schlagen (villain); Frauline Halunke (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Marksman faces an athletic German female agent, who suckers him into her web and discovers his dual identity. Before this can become known, she is accidently killed by her own men.

Indexer Notes

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

Ribbing Racketeers (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Leav
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jester [Chuck Lane]; J. J. Pilbeam; Gibb Greiner; McGinty
Synopsis:
Mr. Pilbeam is running for governor and wants police protection.

Indexer Notes

Leav is credited only on pencils on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this is probably him here, as it is very similar to his signed stories in "Wanted Comics" #52.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Midnight Meets the Menace From Mars
    Midnight
  2. 1. Sinister Menace From Mars-- Or Someplace
    Midnight
  3. 2. Murder Has a Bargain Day
    Rookie Rankin
  4. 3. ["a hotel lobby in Istanbul"]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  5. 4. ["We demand an audience!"]
    Archie O'Toole
  6. 5. ["Ray fer Daffy!"]
    Daffy
  7. 6. ["I understand human nature"]
    Lady Luck
  8. 7. The Camera Is the Judge
    Jimmy Christian
  9. 8. ["Yes, Wun Cloo, this Reform Ray will eliminate crime..."]
    Wun Cloo
  10. 9. Frauline Halunke
    The Marksman
  11. 10. Ribbing Racketeers
    The Jester
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Bob Hughes
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