(August 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); Perky (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain] (inset)

The World Too Small to See (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]; Professor Rhodes; Dr. Roberts
Synopsis:
Professor Rhodes has found Element 99 and it works swiftly to shrink him when he tries it. He can be best spotted by his faces and large hands.

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.

Always a First Class Murder! (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; Markey (millionaire)
Synopsis:
A millionaire shot himself with his own gun before a couple of hundred horrified witnesses.

["Shucks, Tabby, what are you so scared about??"] (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]

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.

["Gone--the six bits I was saving!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

["So you're the great Poison Ivy!"] (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

["Spin knew how cruel and low the enemy could be..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irving Tirman ?; Bill Quackenbush ?
Inks:
Irving Tirman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Some heads in 3/4 backview with streched neck and the jawbone going back behind the ear point to Tirman, as on page 4 and 5, but the short figures could be Quackenbush.

["Boy! Am I happy, Jocko!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Rocket Plane (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Flossie says your Uncle Phil is so busy..."] (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:
Mickey Finn

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

["A little boy is coming into your life!"] (Table of Contents)

Perky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sid Lazarus (signed)
Pencils:
Sid Lazarus (signed)
Inks:
Sid Lazarus (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Perky

["Danger's their meat!"] (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; Dr. Boris (villain); Miss Joan
Synopsis:
Ryan and the Boyville Brigade pursue kidnappers to a stone castle.

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. The World Too Small to See
    Doll Man
  3. 2. Always a First Class Murder!
    Swing Sisson
  4. 3. ["Shucks, Tabby, what are you so scared about??"]
    Blimpy
  5. 4. ["Gone--the six bits I was saving!"]
    Lala Palooza
  6. 5. ["So you're the great Poison Ivy!"]
    Poison Ivy
  7. 6. ["Spin knew how cruel and low the enemy could be..."]
    Spin Shaw
  8. 7. ["Boy! Am I happy, Jocko!"]
    Big Top
  9. 8. Rocket Plane
    Perry Scott
  10. 9. ["Flossie says your Uncle Phil is so busy..."]
    Mickey Finn
  11. 10. ["A little boy is coming into your life!"]
    Perky
  12. 11. ["Danger's their meat!"]
    Rusty Ryan
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