(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:
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

[Wild Bill Hiccup] (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Gabby; Doc Mortimer Wackey

[Wild Bill Hiccup] (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]; Wild Bill Hiccup; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby; Sniffer Snoop; Hotfoot; Owl Ousler
Synopsis:
Wild Bill Hiccup is so full of gas he floats, plus he never stops hiccuping.

The Case of the Broken Buddha (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Rookie Rankin; Bernice; Carl; Ralph; Lucius
Synopsis:
Aunt Paisley dies and leaves her collection of Buddha statues to her nephew Ralph. He doesn't know why they're worth anything, but people are dying to get their hands on them.

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. Only the inking is different.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children

[The Flying Mountain] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Marksman [Baron Povalski, aka Major Hurtz]; Anna; Pico; Utu; Machi; Major Mitsui (villain)
Synopsis:
From Brazil, The Marksman and Anna follow a Nazi map into the Andes Mountains to a Japanese nest, and there they destroy a hydrogen zeppelin.

[Bismark the Blackmailer] (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]; Helga (Brenda's maid); Peecolo; Daphne Dymple of the Lady Luck Patrol; Pinky Binnacle; Moxy Bismark (villain)
Synopsis:
Daphne is enlisted to help Brenda fool mobster Moxy Bismark, who has learned her secret identity. When Moxy threatens to blackmail Brenda, Daphne dresses as Lady Luck, but is soon captured, and when the mobsters unmask her, Moxy stands there confused. Not only it is not Brenda Banks, but Lady Luck appears to be seriously ill (Daphne had been made up to look as if she had smallpox), and Peecolo, posing as a doctor, is called in to treat her.
Reprints:
  • from Spirit, The (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1940 series) #?

Crown of Clovis (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Rico (signed)
Inks:
Don Rico (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Espionage [Black X]; Batu; Lorie; Moreau; Pierre Caubay; Count Dauger

Flight Into the Future (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

text story

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Ralph Johns is a pen name for Jack Cole, who is credited only on art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who

[The Bar Nothing Ranch] (Table of Contents)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Milt Stein?
Inks:
Milt Stein?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Daffy; Deke; Red Dog Sam; The Jukes Band
Keywords:
wrestling

[The Crispin Mansion Caper] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jester; McGinty; Agatha Crispin; Eleanor Crispin; Levitts

Indexer Notes

Originally pencil credits to "Pete Riss?". Mort Leav is credited on pencils for this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and it mathces very well his layout with one panel on several pages without background, just faces or figures, like in his signed story in Wanted Comics #52. Also notice his large hands and peculiar way of running.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Wild Bill Hiccup]
    Midnight
  2. 1. [Wild Bill Hiccup]
    Midnight
  3. 2. The Case of the Broken Buddha
    Rookie Rankin
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Archie O'Toole
  5. 4. [The Flying Mountain]
    The Marksman
  6. 5. [Bismark the Blackmailer]
    Lady Luck
  7. 6. Crown of Clovis
    Espionage Starring Black X
  8. 7. Flight Into the Future
    Jimmy Christian
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Wun Cloo
  10. 9. [The Bar Nothing Ranch]
    Daffy
  11. 10. [The Crispin Mansion Caper]
    The Jester
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes