(June 1945)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E. M. Arnold
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
Martin DeMuth
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going Series

A Corpse That Comes to Life (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Hotfoot; Gabby

[A Corpse That Comes to Life] (Table of Contents)

Midnight / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby; Hotfoot; Monk Simian; Sniffer Snoop; Mayor Glibb
Synopsis:
Doc Wackey invents a drug that makes the subject sleep so deeply even his heart stops beating.

Indexer Notes

Gustavson is only credited on art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["Murder? I'll be right over!"] (Table of Contents)

Wun Cloo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Wun Cloo (detective); Watch maker; Parrot
Synopsis:
All the clocks are smashed in the night, and if killing time ain't murder, what is it?

Indexer Notes

Cole is credited only on drawing this feature, and Ralph Johns is his pen name, from Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[Gentle Jake] (Table of Contents)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Janice Valleau
Inks:
Janice Valleau
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Daffy Dill; Gentle Jake; Deke
Synopsis:
Daffy has a wrestling show at the State Pen.
Keywords:
wrestling

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Bart Tumey?", but this is the same artist as in the signed story in #60, Janice Valleau with pen name Ginger. Compare the half realistic faces with the more cartoony by Tumey in #50.

[Little Jack Horner] (Table of Contents)

Rookie Rankin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Rookie Rankin; Little Jack Horner
Synopsis:
Why should crooks risk prison or the electric chair to steal a piece of newsreel film showing kids in pie-eating contest?

Indexer Notes

Similar art to the credited pencil work on Manhunter stories in Police Comics #37-#59 by Peter Riss. He is only credited on inking this feature, so Jerry Bails' Who's Who may have mixed up pencils and ink, as the inking does not match his signed story in My Romantic Adventures #56. The rather unique way of hovering when punched on the jaw can be found in some 12 of those Manhunter stories. Bob Hughes agrees with Riss pencils.

["And stay out!"] (Table of Contents)

Lady Luck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Inks:
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lady Luck [Brenda Banks]; Sgt. Sloburn; Peecola; Blackie (villain, gambler); Griff (villain)
Synopsis:
Griff welched on a gambling debt and is eager to stay behind bars as he is afraid of Blackie, the gambler.
Reprints:
  • from Spirit, The (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1940 series) #?

["Deep in conquered Zazarstan"] (Table of Contents)

Espionage Starring Black X / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Black X; Batu
Synopsis:
Japanese war-lords drive their conquered captives back to fiendish customs

Indexer Notes

Signed on top of the right pillar in splash panel.

Gold in Your Heart (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Christian / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Christian (reporter); Kurt Blair (editor); Satan [Brad Smith] (mule skinner and prospector); Old Madge; Janie; Steve Baxter; Patch Harlan (promotor); Dutch Muldoon (freight boss)
Synopsis:
The rise and fall of a mining town called Gold City.

["Somethin's got to be done..."] (Table of Contents)

Archie O'Toole / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Archie O'Toole (king); Tigeronian envoy
Synopsis:
Something must be done about the king's practical jokes.

["Hurry up with that stuff, Pug!""] (Table of Contents)

Spunky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sy Lazarus (signed)
Inks:
Sy Lazarus (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Spunky (intro); Pug pal); Marge (girl friend); Curly (rival)
Synopsis:
Spunky and Curly both want to take Marge to the school dance.

["He who laughs last, is slowest in seeing the joke!"] (Table of Contents)

The Jester / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Quinopolis; Detective Hustace McGinty; Dr. Mulgor (scientist); Crusty Croft (villain)
Synopsis:
Crusty Croft and his gang want the plans for Dr. Mulgor's scientific weapons.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Sam Citron ?" Some faces on page 3 and 4 have the look of Pete Riss, V-shaped with eyes a bit far apart, and also very static expressions and movements. This art is very similar to his credited pencils on many credited Manhunter stories in Police Comics #37-#59, like the "flying" knocked "up" crook on page 5.

Captain Tootsie battles Monster Man! (Table of Contents)

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. A Corpse That Comes to Life
    Midnight
  2. 1. [A Corpse That Comes to Life]
    Midnight
  3. 2. ["Murder? I'll be right over!"]
    Wun Cloo
  4. 3. [Gentle Jake]
    Daffy
  5. 4. [Little Jack Horner]
    Rookie Rankin
  6. 5. ["And stay out!"]
    Lady Luck
  7. 6. ["Deep in conquered Zazarstan"]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  8. 7. Gold in Your Heart
    Jimmy Christian
  9. 8. ["Somethin's got to be done..."]
    Archie O'Toole
  10. 9. ["Hurry up with that stuff, Pug!""]
    Spunky
  11. 10. ["He who laughs last, is slowest in seeing the joke!"]
    The Jester
  12. 11. Captain Tootsie battles Monster Man!
    Captain Tootsie
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes