(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:
E. M. Arnold
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
Martin De Muth
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going Series

Is There Honor Among Thieves? (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Dr. Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey)

Wanted For Murder! Midnight (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]; Gabby (a monkey); Doc Mortimer Wackey; Sniffer Snoop; Hot-Foot (a polar bear); Darla Dee (villain); Sam Doe (villain); Moxie Doe (villain)
Synopsis:
Lady mob boss Darla Dee drops in on Dave to announce her takeover to the city, and when he refuses to lead her to Midnight, she frames him for murder.

Indexer Notes

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

Ronnie the Rat (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Rookie Rankin; Ronnie the Rat; Black Hand Gang

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.

["Hi, Wun Cloo!...How's the detective business?"] (Table of Contents)

Wun Cloo / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery

[Daffy's School For the Muscular Development of American Womanhood] (Table of Contents)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Daffy Dill; Deke Parsons
Keywords:
wrestling

Indexer Notes

All Quality humor features credited to Marvin Stein are actually by Milt Stein.

["Them subjects o' mine..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children

[Evil in Ecuador] (Table of Contents)

Marksman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Marksman; Irma Lee; Prof Lee
Synopsis:
Japanese soldiers stranded in Ecuador capture an American archaeologist.

Indexer Notes

Tirman is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and heads in 3/4 backview with streched neck and the jawbone going back behind the ear, even in side view, is peculiar. This can be found in his credited "Mike Gibbs Guerilla" story in Adventure Comics #88. Most probably him on this story.

False Surrender (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:
Black X; Kortis; Batu; Thezda
Synopsis:
Black X deals with the difficulties of life in Allied occupied former Axis territories.

Death Came on the Wind (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Haunted House Hoax] (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]; Peecolo; Jiggers (villain)
Synopsis:
Lady Luck and Peecolo discover a secret passage in a supposedly haunted house, which leads to the discovery of a Japanese spy.
Reprints:
  • from Spirit, The (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1940 series) #?

The Joke Is On the Racketeers! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jester; Quinopolis; McGinty; John McMurry Spencer; Stoneface
Synopsis:
The Jester has to deal with a rookie cop who does things by the book.

Indexer Notes

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 large hands are to be noticed.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Is There Honor Among Thieves?
    Midnight
  2. 1. Wanted For Murder! Midnight
    Midnight
  3. 2. Ronnie the Rat
    Rookie Rankin
  4. 3. ["Hi, Wun Cloo!...How's the detective business?"]
    Wun Cloo
  5. 4. [Daffy's School For the Muscular Development of American Womanhood]
    Daffy
  6. 5. ["Them subjects o' mine..."]
    Archie O'Toole
  7. 6. [Evil in Ecuador]
    Marksman
  8. 7. False Surrender
    Espionage Starring Black X
  9. 8. Death Came on the Wind
    Jimmy Christian
  10. 9. [The Haunted House Hoax]
    Lady Luck
  11. 10. The Joke Is On the Racketeers!
    The Jester
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  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Per Sandell
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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