(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:
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

Did Ancient Rome Fall--- Or Was It Pushed? (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Midnight; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey)

[Did Ancient Rome Fall--- Or Was It Pushed?] (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]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); Sniffer Snoop; Hotdog; Nero; Poppea
Synopsis:
Doc Wackey invents time pills and sends the whole gang to Ancient Rome. Conveniently, a special vitamin in the pill also allows them to speak the language.

Indexer Notes

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

Sabotage In The Circus (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Rookie Rankin; Patches the clown; Robin

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.

Sealed Dispatches (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Rico
Inks:
Don Rico
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Black X; Batu

[The King of Cashomania] (Table of Contents)

Archie O'Toole / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children

[Jerry Quinn] (Table of Contents)

Jester / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jester [Chuck Lane]; Jerry Quinn; Mr. Drewer; McGinty

Indexer Notes

Originally pencil credits "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 some pages without background, just faces or figures, like in his signed story in Wanted Comics #52. Also his large hands, and the peculiar way of running with high lifted legs match Leav on the cover of Wanted Comics #9.

Mystery of the Missing Dishrag (Table of Contents)

Lady Luck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Inks:
Klaus Nordling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lady Luck; Helga; Mr. Pierre; Count DiChange

Havana Murder (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

["Ho hum!..."] (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

[Isn't The Circus Thrilling?] (Table of Contents)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Milt Stein (signed)
Pencils:
Milt Stein (signed)
Inks:
Milt Stein (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Daffy; Deke; Dan; Trixie
Keywords:
wrestling

[El Terror Rancho] (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 Povalsky]; Anna; Hiroto; Jake Sands; Montez Brothers

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Did Ancient Rome Fall--- Or Was It Pushed?
    Midnight
  2. 1. [Did Ancient Rome Fall--- Or Was It Pushed?]
    Midnight
  3. 2. Sabotage In The Circus
    Rookie Rankin
  4. 3. Sealed Dispatches
    Espionage Starring Black X
  5. 4. [The King of Cashomania]
    Archie O'Toole
  6. 5. [Jerry Quinn]
    Jester
  7. 6. Mystery of the Missing Dishrag
    Lady Luck
  8. 7. Havana Murder
    Jimmy Christian
  9. 8. ["Ho hum!..."]
    Wun Cloo
  10. 9. [Isn't The Circus Thrilling?]
    Daffy
  11. 10. [El Terror Rancho]
    The Marksman
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