(October 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 De Muth
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Gabby (a monkey); Doc Mortimer Wackey

Gimme Back My Body (Table of Contents)

Midnight / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Sniffer Snoop; Gabby (a monkey); Doc Mortimer Wackey; Hotfoot; Belinda Marsey; Colin Marsey; Professor Padsel (villain)
Synopsis:
Professor Padsel's machine can switch minds into different bodies, which results in everybody getting mixed up. Then Padsel uses Midnight's body to commit murder!

["What a change that new outfit makes!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Archie O'Tolle (king)
Synopsis:
They make Archie look like a king, but can't make him act like one.

[Zambizi the Hypnotist] (Table of Contents)

Spunky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Curly; Marge; Spunky; Zambizi
Synopsis:
Zambizi the Hypnotizer is in town.

["The Fabulous Necklace of Rajidore"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Rookie Rankin; The Chief; Mona Forbes; Rand; Bleek
Synopsis:
The fabulous necklace of Rajidore is stolen and Hollywood star Mona Forbes kidnapped.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Sam Citron ?" This is similar art to the many Manhunter stories in Police Comics credited to Peter Riss on pencils. Probably a mix up by Who's Who, who has him only on ink on this feature.

Bob Hughes agrees on Riss pencils.

[Colonel Snath's Murder Plot] (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]; Hilgo; Peecolo; Colonel Eustace Snath (villain)
Synopsis:
The Colonel, a persistent foe who has discovered Lady Luck's dual identity, tries to have her killed, and hires some fake painters to get Brenda Banks out of his way. For a time, she lets him think he has succeeded.
Reprints:
  • from Spirit, The (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1940 series) #?

[Queen Mai of Xanxal] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Black X; Batu; Queen Mai
Synopsis:
Black X and Batu cross the border into the forbidden kingdom of Xanxal deep in Asia.

Indexer Notes

The two lines between chin and jaws, making him look a bit fat, narrow skull and round lower lip in sideview on Black X, make this the art of Quackenbush. Compare with his signed stories in previous issues.

Cloud of Death (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Christian (reporter); Ogo (old chief); Col. Kemper
Synopsis:
Locust swarms over an oil field in Africa.

Indexer Notes

text story

["In a deep, dark, dank lair..."] (Table of Contents)

Wun Cloo / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Wun Cloo (detective); Widow Smith; Spike (robber)
Synopsis:
They say that rich widow Smith carries a mint on her, and Spike plans to get it.

[The Match in the Mine] (Table of Contents)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Janice Valleau [as "Ginger"] (signed)
Inks:
Janice Valleau [as "Ginger"] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Daffy Dill; Deke Parsons; Evelyn Ballit (wrestler)
Synopsis:
Daffy wrestles in a coal mining town.
Keywords:
wrestling

[The Busting of Big Nick Lester] (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]; Detective Hustace McGinty; Big Nick Lester (villain)
Synopsis:
A man is framed by Big Nick and his mob.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Sam Citron ?" Similar art to the credited pencil work on Manhunter stories in Police Comics #37-#59 by Peter Riss.

The Return of Dr. Narsty (Table of Contents)

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
C. C. Beck (signed)
Inks:
Pete Costanza (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Midnight
  2. 1. Gimme Back My Body
    Midnight
  3. 2. ["What a change that new outfit makes!"]
    Archie O'Toole
  4. 3. [Zambizi the Hypnotist]
    Spunky
  5. 4. ["The Fabulous Necklace of Rajidore"]
    Rookie Rankin
  6. 5. [Colonel Snath's Murder Plot]
    Lady Luck
  7. 6. [Queen Mai of Xanxal]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  8. 7. Cloud of Death
    Jimmy Christian
  9. 8. ["In a deep, dark, dank lair..."]
    Wun Cloo
  10. 9. [The Match in the Mine]
    Daffy
  11. 10. [The Busting of Big Nick Lester]
    The Jester
  12. 11. The Return of Dr. Narsty
    Captain Tootsie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Per Sandell
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes