(July 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

The Little Luck God! (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]; Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain] (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Lala Palooza (inset)

The Little Luck God (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Anson Mull (villain); Wayne Tyler (framed of murder); Pug Shuman (blackmailer); Martha Roberts
Synopsis:
The superstitious Anson Mull has bought the Little Luck God to be able to conquer everything by good luck.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Al Bryant?", but this is Mort Leav, who is credited on pencils on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He is spotted by his lively faces and figures, and also by his large hands.

["More fan mail for Butch!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

["Tommy is too young to be taken to the movies, Phil..."] (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
Characters:
Tommy; Flossie; Phil

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

["Who is that funny looking guy?"] (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'Brain]
Synopsis:
Blimpy ventures out into outer space to other planets and is view as "rather strange looking".

Indexer Notes

DiPreta script credit removed by Craig Delich. DiPreta did very little writing in his career that is documented and it is very unlikely that he wrote this feature.

["If you haven't some sort of a job tomorrow..."] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

War Ration Book Four (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; Pete Jaxon (club owner); Bill Brunt

["Poison Oak, that little tough guy..."] (Table of Contents)

Poison Ivy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gill Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks:
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Poison Ivy

["Captain Spin Shaw, U.S.N., mislays a perfectly good aircraft carrier..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Quackenbush
Inks:
Bill Quackenbush ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]
Synopsis:
Spin Shaw finds a tribe of New Guinea head-hunters.

Indexer Notes

A few heads in 3/4 backview with the jawbone going back behind the ear could point to Irving Tirman, but the many short figures and narrow heads in sideview look more like Quackenbush, and he is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who for 1944-46.

The Ghost Comes to Life (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Jumpin' catfish!"] (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

["Welcome, you Nips!"] (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; Alabama; Boyville Brigadiers
Synopsis:
Both American and Japanese survivors get ashore on the same Pacific island.

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. The Little Luck God!
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. The Little Luck God
    Doll Man
  3. 2. ["More fan mail for Butch!"]
    Big Top
  4. 3. ["Tommy is too young to be taken to the movies, Phil..."]
    Mickey Finn
  5. 4. ["Who is that funny looking guy?"]
    Blimpy
  6. 5. ["If you haven't some sort of a job tomorrow..."]
    Lala Palooza
  7. 6. War Ration Book Four
    Swing Sisson
  8. 7. ["Poison Oak, that little tough guy..."]
    Poison Ivy
  9. 8. ["Captain Spin Shaw, U.S.N., mislays a perfectly good aircraft carrier..."]
    Spin Shaw
  10. 9. The Ghost Comes to Life
    Perry Scott
  11. 10. ["Jumpin' catfish!"]
    Perky
  12. 11. ["Welcome, you Nips!"]
    Rusty Ryan
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance