(February 1944)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
Monthly except December and June
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
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 (signed)
Inks:
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lala Palooza; Vincent Paooza; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Blimpy [ aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain] (inset); Poison Ivy (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset)

Indexer Notes

Vincent Palooza's birth year given as 1907 on tombstone.

The Girl You Couldn't Trust (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]; Maude Van Austin (first appearance); Bill Van Austin (first appearance); Jeff Gordon (first appearance); Pacardo (first appearance; villain); Yutz and his gang (first appearance; villains)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Big Top / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Finn / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Lank Leonard (signed)
Pencils:
Lank Leonard (signed)
Inks:
Lank Leonard (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Philip; Michael

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Enemy That Is Neither Beast Nor Man (Table of Contents)

Rusty Ryan / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; children; spy
Characters:
Rusty Ryan; Alababa; Pierpont Lee; Boyville Brigadiers; The Missing Link (first appearance; villain; death); Captain Devlin (first appearance; villain; death)
Synopsis:
Rusty saves two men from a castaway boat, and also a cage with an unknown beast.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Ed Dobrotka, but this is Mort Leav, with his large hands, lively figures and a special crouching way of running, with thighs lifted high. Dobrotka samples from Superman in Action Comics #69 have no resemblance to these Rusty Ryan stories. Both artists are credited on this feature, but all credited to Dobrotka have to be by Mort Leav.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

[The Ghost of the Clover Club] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Swing Sisson; Bonnie Baxter; Toby; Mason (first appearance; Clover Club owner); Jack Torrence (first appearance; villain; a phony ghost (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
A man shot and killed in the Clover Club swears he will return to have his vengeance.

[Introducing Perky] (Table of Contents)

Perky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sid Lazarus
Pencils:
Sid Lazarus
Inks:
Sid Lazarus
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Perky (first appearance; origin); Prof. Zomby (first appearance); Prince Feefi (first appearance); Prince Fofum (first appearance); King Lug (first appearance)

The Story of a Ship (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott

[War Souvenir] (Table of Contents)

Poison Ivy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Poison Ivy

[Submarine Assignment] (Table of Contents)

Spin Shaw / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Lt. Bill Perry (first appearance); The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Spin is sent to recover a secret sight from a downed plane.

Indexer Notes

Keller is credited on this feature for 1944, and this story is one he may have drawn. Some grinning faces and the hawk nosed captain point to him, but not certain.

The Case of the Museum Crooks (Table of Contents)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Inks:
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain]; Nervous Harry (villain, introduction)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. The Girl You Couldn't Trust
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  5. 4. Enemy That Is Neither Beast Nor Man
    Rusty Ryan
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  7. 6. [The Ghost of the Clover Club]
    Swing Sisson
  8. 7. [Introducing Perky]
    Perky
  9. 8. The Story of a Ship
    Perry Scott
  10. 9. [War Souvenir]
    Poison Ivy
  11. 10. [Submarine Assignment]
    Spin Shaw
  12. 11. The Case of the Museum Crooks
    Blimpy
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gary L. Watson
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