(November 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

Issue Notes

Correct sequence order, titles, and some character information from Error Report #2882, by Lou Mougin.


Mechanical Man (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]; Big Top (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Swing Sisson (inset); Lala Palooza (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain} (inset); Perky (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Poison Ivy (inset)

Mechanical Man (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; The Mechanical Man (villain, introduction, only appearance, a robot); Professor Rudio (villain, introduction, only appearance)
Synopsis:
The diminutive Professor Rudio tricks Doll Man into submitting to tests to unlock the secrets of his power, and the mighty mite finds himself trapped. He later learns that the professor was merely distracting Doll Man from his true invention: The Mechanical Man, a robot which is used to rob the Cosmopolitan Museum of rare art objects.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Al Bryant ?", but walking figures, a gaping face and broad shoulders with stretched neck look more like Zolnerowich, but uncertain.

["Our menagerie needs a shot in the arm..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

["Gee, Tom..."] (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:
Philip; Florrie; Tom
Reprints:
  • from newspaper strips (?)

Clover Club (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; Mr. Mason
Synopsis:
Swing and his friends are kidnapped by an ambulance.

["Dat kid Poison Ivy is getting to be a nuisance!"] (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

["That rich widow has never seen me with my hat off..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from newspaper strips (?)

["Flash! ...U.S. Naval ace faces court-martial..."] (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 found guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.

Indexer Notes

Some heads in 3/4 backview with the jawbone going back behind the ear is peculiar, as on page 3 point to Tirman, but some short figures look like Quackenbush.

["It's no dream, folks!"] (Table of Contents)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony DiPreta
Inks:
Tony DiPreta
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.

Kitchen Boy Wanted (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

["There's always something new in the South Seas!"] (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; Boyville Brigadiers
Synopsis:
Rusty and his friends fight dinosaurs on a Pacific island.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mechanical Man
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. Mechanical Man
    Doll Man
  3. 2. ["Our menagerie needs a shot in the arm..."]
    Big Top
  4. 3. ["Gee, Tom..."]
    Mickey Finn
  5. 4. Clover Club
    Swing Sisson
  6. 5. ["Dat kid Poison Ivy is getting to be a nuisance!"]
    Poison Ivy
  7. 6. ["That rich widow has never seen me with my hat off..."]
    Lala Palooza
  8. 7. ["Flash! ...U.S. Naval ace faces court-martial..."]
    Spin Shaw
  9. 8. ["It's no dream, folks!"]
    Blimpy
  10. 9. Kitchen Boy Wanted
    Perky
  11. 10. ["There's always something new in the South Seas!"]
    Rusty Ryan
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Donald Dale Milne
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance