(October 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:
Gill Fox
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

Shawunkus, the Shaman (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); Mickey Finn (inset); Swing Sisson (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset)

Shawuncas, the Shaman (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Leav ?; Dan Zolnerowich ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Shawunkas [Doc Barnes] (villain; introduction)
Synopsis:
Someone wants the mysterious skull badly enough to kill for it.

Indexer Notes

Title from cover.
Originally credited "Al Bryant?" Walking figures, some faces and broad shoulders with stretched neck look more like Zolnerowich, and the very lively action and some large hands could point to Mort Leav, but few of his faces are recognisable. Uncertain.

Murder, Maestro, Please (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; Mattie Maxton (publisher, villain); Mr. Mason
Synopsis:
A crooked publisher wants Swing to be the first to play his new number.

["Here is the parachute and this little altitude clock!"] (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

["What are your last words, punk?"] (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

["Wow! What a book!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

["The Navy's ace eagle discovers that the job of non-combatant sky-chauffeur..."] (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]
Synopsis:
Spin Shaw is taken prisoner by the Japanese.

Indexer Notes

Looks like a mixture of both, and perhaps still one. Very uncertain.

["This is fun...but I wonder where I'm going!"] (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 has to overcome some evil genies.

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.

["Ma says uncle Phil is a changed man..."] (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
Reprints:
  • from strips.

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

["Butch, try to convince the manager of that big baby show..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

The Lady or the...? (Table of Contents)

Rusty Ryan / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Quackenbush (signed)
Inks:
Bill Quackenbush (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; children; spy
Characters:
Rusty Ryan; Pierpont Lee; Alabama; Sarah La Rue; Boyville Brigade
Synopsis:
Rusty and his brigade rescue a lady on a Pacific island.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Shawunkus, the Shaman
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. Shawuncas, the Shaman
    Doll Man
  3. 2. Murder, Maestro, Please
    Swing Sisson
  4. 3. ["Here is the parachute and this little altitude clock!"]
    Poison Ivy
  5. 4. ["What are your last words, punk?"]
    Perky
  6. 5. ["Wow! What a book!"]
    Lala Palooza
  7. 6. ["The Navy's ace eagle discovers that the job of non-combatant sky-chauffeur..."]
    Spin Shaw
  8. 7. ["This is fun...but I wonder where I'm going!"]
    Blimpy
  9. 8. ["Ma says uncle Phil is a changed man..."]
    Mickey Finn
  10. 9. ["Butch, try to convince the manager of that big baby show..."]
    Big Top
  11. 10. The Lady or the...?
    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