(April 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 Maze of Murder! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Al Bryant
Inks:
Al Bryant
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

The Merry Maze of Murder (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]; Martha Roberts; Conroy (first appearance; villain); Merry Hart (first appearance); Ned Byrd (first appearance)
Synopsis:
Merry Hart spends fortunes building practical jokes and tricks to shock or scare her guests.

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.

[Cannibal Cuisine] (Table of Contents)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Stahl (signed)
Inks:
Al Stahl (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain]; T. Abercrombo Gitch (villain, introduction); Throckmorton (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Stahl to ? by Craig Delich 2014-1-19. No documentation is extant that indicates that Stahl was anything but an artist on the features that he did.

Musical Sheriff of Murder Gap (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; Jem Hawkins (first appearance); Pistol Pete Martin (first appearance; villain)

[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 Land of Poker (Table of Contents)

Perky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Sid Lazarus
Pencils:
Sid Lazarus
Inks:
Sid Lazarus
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Perky; The Joker (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

The Joker is not the Batman villain!

[no title indexed] (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

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Old Eric's Ghost (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott

[The Super Dooper Jeep] (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

A Battle Over Silk Stockings? (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]; Sugi San (first appearance); another girl (first appearance); Admiral Shanso (first appearance; villain); 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.

[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

[The Japanese Hypnotist] (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; A hypnotist (first appearance; villain)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Maze of Murder!
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. The Merry Maze of Murder
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [Cannibal Cuisine]
    Blimpy
  4. 3. Musical Sheriff of Murder Gap
    Swing Sisson
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  6. 5. The Land of Poker
    Perky
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  8. 7. Old Eric's Ghost
    Perry Scott
  9. 8. [The Super Dooper Jeep]
    Poison Ivy
  10. 9. A Battle Over Silk Stockings?
    Spin Shaw
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  12. 11. [The Japanese Hypnotist]
    Rusty Ryan
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