(March 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 Palooza; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain] (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Mickey Finn (inset)

Death Holds the Doll Man In Pawn (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as William Erwin Maxwell] (signed)
Pencils:
Alex Kotzky
Inks:
John Cassone
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts; Elkins (introduction); Mephisto and his gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Darrel Dane gives Martha Roberts an engagement ring and proposes to her. All the while, the evil Mephisto, having seen Dane at the scene after a brush with the Doll Man, kidnaps the happy couple, forcing Dane to use his fists against the villain until he can find a moment to change into Doll Man.

[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

[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

[The Satyr Strikes] (Table of Contents)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain]; The Satyr (villain, an animated statue, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Jack Cole to ? by Craig Delich 2014-1-16. The Who's Who indicates that Cole only drew this strip.

[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

[A Very Latin Death] (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; Alvarez (first appearance); Karl (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Latin American night at the Clover Club starts with murder.

[Parachute Test] (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

Expendable (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irving Tirman ?
Inks:
Irving Tirman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Commander Rath (first appearance); The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Spin is assigned to a new secret Q-type aircraft carrier.

Indexer Notes

Heads in 3/4 backview with the jawbone going back behind the ear is peculiar. This can be found in his credited "Mike Gibbs Guerilla" story in Adventure Comics #88, and also in his Lt. Hercules stories in Green Lama Comics. Very few here, so uncertain.

Whale Ho! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott

[In Rock Land] (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; The Rock King (first appearance); the Tree King (first appearance); Mr. Wind (first appearance); The Witch (first appearance; villain)

[The Magnet of Death] (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; Pierpont Lee; Alababa; Boyville Brigadiers; Death (first appearance; villain; death; an Arab chieftain); Youseff (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Rusty and his companions are captures by pirates

Indexer Notes

Alababa and Pierpont Lee take hits of a hookah in splash panel.
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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. Death Holds the Doll Man In Pawn
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  5. 4. [The Satyr Strikes]
    Blimpy
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  7. 6. [A Very Latin Death]
    Swing Sisson
  8. 7. [Parachute Test]
    Poison Ivy
  9. 8. Expendable
    Spin Shaw
  10. 9. Whale Ho!
    Perry Scott
  11. 10. [In Rock Land]
    Perky
  12. 11. [The Magnet of Death]
    Rusty Ryan
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance