(May 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:
Gwen Hansen
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); Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain] (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Swing Sisson (inset)

Fear (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rudy Palais
Inks:
Rudy Palais
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; John Raymond (first appearance); Martha Braun Raymond (first appearance); The Knife (first appearance; villain; death); Mike Sarto (first appearance; villain; death)

Swing Sisson On the Swing Shift (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; Max (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Sagotage in the bomber factory, and a good aluminum man dead.

[Action At the Auction] (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'Brien]; Bob Baker (introduction); Gloria Gay (introduction); Van Filcher (villain, introduction); Gunner (villain, introduction); Max (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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

[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

[1000 Miles An Hour] (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

[San Francisco Mission] (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 Newson (first appearance); The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Spin and his squadron capture a Japanese 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.

[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

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

The Dum-Dum Murders (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott; Kuglat the Deerslayer

[The Home of the Winds] (Table of Contents)

Perky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Perky; Mrs. Wind (first appearance); East Wind (first appearance); North Wind (first appearance); South Wind (first appearance); West Wind (first appearance)

[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

[Captured By the Japanese Underground] (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; Mauki (first appearance; villain); Kajanka (first appearance; villain); a girl (first appearance; villain); other Japanese spies (first appearance; villains)
Synopsis:
Rusty is to be taken prisoner and presented as a slave to the Japanese emperor.

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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. Fear
    Doll Man
  3. 2. Swing Sisson On the Swing Shift
    Swing Sisson
  4. 3. [Action At the Auction]
    Blimpy
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  6. 5. [1000 Miles An Hour]
    Poison Ivy
  7. 6. [San Francisco Mission]
    Spin Shaw
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  9. 8. The Dum-Dum Murders
    Perry Scott
  10. 9. [The Home of the Winds]
    Perky
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  12. 11. [Captured By the Japanese Underground]
    Rusty Ryan
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance