(December 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

Is Midnight Lured by the Lorelei? (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)

[The Lorelei] (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]; The Lorelei; Gabby (a monkey); Doc Mortimer Wackey; Sniffer Snoop; Hotdog; Gorry Groggins (villain); The Squid (villain)
Synopsis:
Everybody's dying to marry Lorelei who is a dancing temptress.

Indexer Notes

Not signed, but identical to his signed stories.

[Bodyguard] (Table of Contents)

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Archie O'Toole
Synopsis:
A man applies for a job as the king's bodyguard.

[The Operatic Understudy] (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; Deke; Marie Buggati; Tiza
Synopsis:
Daffy gets to sing opera when the prima donna has a hissy fit.
Keywords:
wrestling

The Doomsday Giraffe (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Rookie Rankin; Sandra; John
Synopsis:
The Doomsday Giraffe leaves behind a trail of death.

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.

[The Lonesome Sweethearts Bureau] (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]; Count DiChange; Stubby; Nubby; Nokky
Synopsis:
Brenda breaks up a phoney lonely hearts racket.

["Ah!... Businass locking up!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Wun Cloo (detective)
Synopsis:
Firebug loose in city.

[The Ink Salesman] (Table of Contents)

Spunky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Spunky; Marge; Curly; Pug
Synopsis:
Sparky wish he could make some money to treat Marge one in a while like Curly.

Indexer Notes

Lazarus is not credited on script for this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Dead Man's Mountain (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Christian (reporter); Lige Benson
Synopsis:
Lige has discovered a rich gold deposit on the top of Mt. Keene.

Indexer Notes

text story

Let Peace Return to Earth! (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; Ramanza; Kazar
Synopsis:
Black X and Batu are directed to meet the ruler of Seljukana, capital of an old Eastern nation.

Indexer Notes

Probably Quackenbush, with the many figures with short torso and also some short arms and fingers. Quackenbush has some signed stories in this feature and some in Military Comics from the same period, but not very similar. In this story he has swiped much from Prince Valiant, Jungle Jim and Lone Ranger, but consistent are some of his rather short figures and peculiar hands with short pointed fingers, and some heads in profile of Black X.

[The Art Gallery Murder] (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; Spider; Flipper; Deegan
Synopsis:
Burglars have broken into the Deegan Art Galleries and stolen a painting.

Indexer Notes

Similar art to the credited pencil work on Manhunter stories in Police Comics #37-#59 by Peter Riss. The face of Deegan is most similar to the Riss faces. Another peculiar trademark is the hovering or flying figures when punched on the jaw, which can be found in Police Comics at least 12 times and even more in Jester and Rookie Rankin.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Is Midnight Lured by the Lorelei?
    Midnight
  2. 1. [The Lorelei]
    Midnight
  3. 2. [Bodyguard]
    Archie O'Toole
  4. 3. [The Operatic Understudy]
    Daffy
  5. 4. The Doomsday Giraffe
    Rookie Rankin
  6. 5. [The Lonesome Sweethearts Bureau]
    Lady Luck
  7. 6. ["Ah!... Businass locking up!"]
    Wun Cloo
  8. 7. [The Ink Salesman]
    Spunky
  9. 8. Dead Man's Mountain
    Jimmy Christian
  10. 9. Let Peace Return to Earth!
    Espionage Starring Black X
  11. 10. [The Art Gallery Murder]
    The Jester
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes