(February 1945)

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 King of Beasts (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]; Swing Sisson (inset); Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain] (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Lala Palooza (inset)

The King of Beasts (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]; King (first appearance; villain; death); King's gang (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
A giant gorilla in the zoo has killed a guard.

Indexer Notes

Tilting figures with long upper body and awkward way of standing and walking, some wild eyes, and also broad shoulders and narrow head on stretched neck are all pointing to Zolnerowich. He is credited on both pencils and ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but inking vary, so uncertain.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

[Allura and the Rising Suns] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; children; spy
Characters:
Rusty Ryan; Alababa; Pierpont Lee; Allura (first appearance; villain); the Rising Suns (first appearance; villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Finn / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Lank Leonard
Pencils:
Lank Leonard
Inks:
Lank Leonard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[no title indexed] (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 Musician of Crime] (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; The Musician [Larry Lake] (first appearance; villain; death)

[In Toy Land] (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; Lucy (first appearance; a paper doll); Hortense (first appearance; a male toy soldier)

Valley of Dead Men (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott

[The Balloon Flight] (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; Prof. Wiphill (first appearance)

[Mission To Port Satsuma] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Sultan of Kowkow (first appearance); The Japanese (villains)

Indexer Notes

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.

[Twerlin the Sorceror] (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]; Miss Vanderworth (introduction); Twerlin the Sorcerer (villain); The Fraternity of Crime (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Blimpy goes up against an evil sorcerer.

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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The King of Beasts
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. The King of Beasts
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  4. 3. [Allura and the Rising Suns]
    Rusty Ryan
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  7. 6. [The Musician of Crime]
    Swing Sisson
  8. 7. [In Toy Land]
    Perky
  9. 8. Valley of Dead Men
    Perry Scott
  10. 9. [The Balloon Flight]
    Poison Ivy
  11. 10. [Mission To Port Satsuma]
    Spin Shaw
  12. 11. [Twerlin the Sorceror]
    Blimpy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance