(April 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)

The Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Bryant (signed)
Inks:
Al Bryant (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Lala Palooza (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain] (inset); Swing Sisson (inset)

["Where the overgrown hulks of size and strength may blunder..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Midge [Martha Roberts] (introduction as heroine); William Bramber (broker, death); Bramber's butler; Joe Bramber (Bramber's nephew); Mr. Spelvin (villain, Bramber family attorney); Sabina (villain, Joe's girl)
Synopsis:
Secretly, both Darrel and Martha wish to partner up in the tiny mite's adventures, and, somehow, the simultaneous wishing unlocks a shared super-power which shrinks both of them. Both of them read a news article about three members of the Bramber family dying mysteriously in the garden of their ancestral home, and decide to investigate.
Reprints:
  • in Men of Mystery Comics (AC, 1999 series) #93 (2014) (in black and white)

Indexer Notes

This is the first time Martha Roberts gains the power to shrink to tiny size, adopting the heroic name Midge. Later on, she will become Doll Girl.

["This is the tightest town in the circuit..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

["Mickey has refused to give Uncle Phil any information..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Lank Leonard
Pencils:
Lank Leonard
Inks:
Lank Leonard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • strip reprints

["The winnah!"] (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]

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Jack Cole to ? by Craig Delich 2014-1-16, per the Who's Who, which indicates that Cole never wrote this strip.

["So far this week..."] (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 great annual Ice Carnival was to be full of surprises..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Vernon Henkel
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel
Inks:
Vernon Henkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Swing Sisson

["A contest has been arranged..."] (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

["Captain Spin Shaw, crack Navy pilot, has been assigned..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]

The Captain Is a Beast (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["Hear ye! Hear ye!"] (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

Sunken Treasure!! (Table of Contents)

Rusty Ryan and The Boyville Brigadiers / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; children; spy
Characters:
Rusty Ryan; Boyville Brigadiers [Pierpont Lee; Alababa]; Captain Cooper (death); Miss Cooper; group of pirates (villains)
Synopsis:
Rusty gets half a map of a sunken treasure from a dying sea captain that shows the latitude and longitude of the Black Pirate Treasure, but not the location. Rusty has to beat a group of pirates to the Captain's daughter who may be able to tell where the location of the treasure is.
Reprints:
  • in Men of Mystery Comics (AC, 1999 series) #93 (2014) (in black and white)
Keywords:
Eastern Hotel; Howalla

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.

Inker cedit by Craig Delich.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. ["Where the overgrown hulks of size and strength may blunder..."]
    The Doll Man
  3. 2. ["This is the tightest town in the circuit..."]
    Big Top
  4. 3. ["Mickey has refused to give Uncle Phil any information..."]
    Mickey Finn
  5. 4. ["The winnah!"]
    Blimpy
  6. 5. ["So far this week..."]
    Lala Palooza
  7. 6. ["The great annual Ice Carnival was to be full of surprises..."]
    Swing Sisson
  8. 7. ["A contest has been arranged..."]
    Poison Ivy
  9. 8. ["Captain Spin Shaw, crack Navy pilot, has been assigned..."]
    Spin Shaw
  10. 9. The Captain Is a Beast
    Perry Scott
  11. 10. ["Hear ye! Hear ye!"]
    Perky
  12. 11. Sunken Treasure!!
    Rusty Ryan and The Boyville Brigadiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance