(March 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Alex Kotzky
Inks:
Alex Kotzky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Lala Palooza (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain] (inset); Swing Sisson (inset)

Wanted! For Attemped Murder! Darrel Dane (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Professor Roberts; Midge [Martha Roberts]; Bascom (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The evil Bascom discovers a new type of plastic, but is disfigured in the process. He then uses the polymer to transform his face into that of Darrel Dane's, and shoots Professor Roberts, leading to an arrest warrant for the real Dane.

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 varies, so uncertain.

["Swing Sisson, famous band leader, never conducted a more unusual group..."] (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; Hook Martin
Synopsis:
Swing's band is due to play at Van Gelt's place when Hook and his gang takes over as musicians.

Free Wishes (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

["I'll visit Bosco, the strong man, and tease him!"] (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

["So they're looking for a new monster in Hollywood..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

["I'm afraid that the foreman at the gun factory..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • from strips.

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

["You here again?"] (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]
Synopsis:
Spin is assigned to pick up Dr. Ravac from a small Pacific island, but he wants to stay.

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.

["What you gonna do, Mistah Rusty?"] (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

Volcano (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

["Been with this show for twenty years..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

"Ho, ho! And now, m'hearty, ye'll walk the plank!" (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

Writer revision from DiPreta to ? by Craig Delich 2014-1-19, per the Who's Who, which indicates that Di Preta did not write this feature.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. Wanted! For Attemped Murder! Darrel Dane
    Doll Man
  3. 2. ["Swing Sisson, famous band leader, never conducted a more unusual group..."]
    Swing Sisson
  4. 3. Free Wishes
    Perky
  5. 4. ["I'll visit Bosco, the strong man, and tease him!"]
    Poison Ivy
  6. 5. ["So they're looking for a new monster in Hollywood..."]
    Lala Palooza
  7. 6. ["I'm afraid that the foreman at the gun factory..."]
    Mickey Finn
  8. 7. ["You here again?"]
    Spin Shaw
  9. 8. ["What you gonna do, Mistah Rusty?"]
    Rusty Ryan
  10. 9. Volcano
    Perry Scott
  11. 10. ["Been with this show for twenty years..."]
    Big Top
  12. 11. "Ho, ho! And now, m'hearty, ye'll walk the plank!"
    Blimpy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance