(October 1945)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
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)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]

The Image (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]; John Kirk (introduction, death); Alice Kirk (introduction); The Image [Mac Widder] (villain, introduction, an engineer, death); Widder's un-named gang (villains, introduction for all); Mitch (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
In an accident involving a television experiment, the atomic energy of light changed the consistency of engineer Mac Widder's body so that he could not be seen, and he saw an opportunity to become rich and powerful.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Al Bryant ?", but 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 may vary.

So! You Want To Be a Fisherman (Table of Contents)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Blimpy; King Neptune

Swing Sisson Goes Hollywood (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; Rocky Martin (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Spin and his band are going to Hollywood to work for a crooked agent.

[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 Weather Man] (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; Mr. Wind (first appearance); the Weather Man (first appearance); Jack Frost (first appearance); Lightning (first appearance); Thunder (first appearance); Drip and Droop (first appearance)

[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
Characters:
Phil Finn; Florrie Finn; Michael Finn

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

White Magic (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott

[The Midget Smoker] (Table of Contents)

Poison Ivy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole?
Pencils:
Jack Cole?
Inks:
Jack Cole?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Poison Ivy

[Spin Goes Native] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Quackenbush ?
Inks:
Bill Quackenbush ?; Irving Tirman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Spin saves a troop of trapped American infantry in the jungle

Indexer Notes

Quackenbush is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but only a few short figures and narrow heads point to him, and some jaws behind the ear point to Tirman. 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

[Admiral Shozo's Mission] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; children; spy
Characters:
Rusty Ryan; Alababa; Boyville Brigadiers; Sultan Shaa (first appearance?); Pierpont Lee only appears in a dream; Admiral Shozo (first appearance; villain); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Admiral Shozo is assigned find and smash the troublesome Boyville Brigadiers or loose his head.

Indexer Notes

Pointed faces with eyes far apart, as on page one, and grinning faces in sideview similar to Peter Riss' many Manhunter stories in Police Comics. He is credited on pencils on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The inker is the same as in eleven Manhunter and several Jester stories.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. The Image
    Doll Man
  3. 2. So! You Want To Be a Fisherman
    Blimpy
  4. 3. Swing Sisson Goes Hollywood
    Swing Sisson
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  6. 5. [The Weather Man]
    Perky
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  8. 7. White Magic
    Perry Scott
  9. 8. [The Midget Smoker]
    Poison Ivy
  10. 9. [Spin Goes Native]
    Spin Shaw
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  12. 11. [Admiral Shozo's Mission]
    Rusty Ryan
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Craig Delich
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