(July 1939)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Editing:
Ed Cronin
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)

Mickey Finn / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lank Leonard
Inks:
Lank Leonard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Knobby, do you know that the tie you have on is awful?"] (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Ham Fisher
Pencils:
Mo Leff (ghost for Ham Fisher)
Inks:
Mo Leff (ghost for Ham Fisher)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Knobby; Smokey; Joe Palooka
Synopsis:
Knobby tries to hire an English valet.

Indexer Notes

strip reprints McNaught Syndicate

["Pa got him-He uses him as a decoy for his feuds!"] (Table of Contents)

Off the Record / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Reed
Pencils:
Ed Reed
Inks:
Ed Reed
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

In the scan available on the internet, this is split into two sections in the book. Half a page (with the bike brake ad at the bottom) here and the other page just before the Mickey Finn sequence. A paper copy of the book is needed to know if this sequence is actually together or if there is an error in the page order in the scan. Strip reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

"When your grand-dad was just a lad..." (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["The search for the slayer on the Lovat estate continues."] (Table of Contents)

Jane Arden / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Monte Barrett
Pencils:
Russell E. Ross
Inks:
Russell E. Ross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

strip reprints Register and Tribune Syndicate.

[The Children's Protest] (Table of Contents)

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
George Tuska ? [as Bud Thomas]
Pencils:
George Tuska ? [as Bud Thomas]
Inks:
George Tuska ? [as Bud Thomas]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Gil. O. Teen; Archie O'Toole
Synopsis:
The kids revolt and take over the country, until they find out they have to be able to read to pass laws.

Indexer Notes

next app. in SMASH COMICS #1

[The "Ghost" of Jed Osborn] (Table of Contents)

Rance Keane / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
William A. Smith [as Will Arthur]
Pencils:
William A. Smith [as Will Arthur]
Inks:
William A. Smith [as Will Arthur]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rance Keane (first appearance); Chaps Shaw (first appearance); Jed Osborn (first appearance); Poker Moseby (first appearance; villain)

["I'm sellin' $20 worth of chewin' gum, papa--"] (Table of Contents)

Toddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Marcoux
Pencils:
George Marcoux
Inks:
George Marcoux
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • strip reprints:McNaught Syndicate

Indexer Notes

top half of page

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mortimer Mum / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • strip reprints: George Matthew Adams Service.

Indexer Notes

bottom half of page

[The Rescue of Batu] (Table of Contents)

Espionage Starring Black X / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin]
Pencils:
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin]
Inks:
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Black X; Batu; Daglos and other spies (first appearance; villains)

Indexer Notes

next app. in SMASH COMICS #1

[Episode 22] (Table of Contents)

Big Top / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Wheelan
Pencils:
Ed Wheelan
Inks:
Ed Wheelan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: Frank J. Markey Syndicate

Sold! (Table of Contents)

Bungle Family / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
H. J. Tuthill
Pencils:
H. J. Tuthill
Inks:
H. J. Tuthill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: McNaught Syndicate

[The Murder of D. A. Downs] (Table of Contents)

The Clock / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Brenner (signed)
Pencils:
George Brenner (signed)
Inks:
George Brenner (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Mayor Tull (first appearance); Ted Downs (first appearance; death); Captain Kane (first appearance)

About Ted Lyons' Terrible Disappointment (Table of Contents)

They're Still Talking / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Zupke
Pencils:
R. W. Depew
Inks:
R. W. Depew
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

strip reprints- Register and Tribune Syndicate

["When I park next to a fire hydrant..."] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Rube Goldberg
Pencils:
Rube Goldberg
Inks:
Rube Goldberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints- Frank Jay Markey syndicate

["Come out in the alley, Mouthy!"] (Table of Contents)

Ned Brant / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Zuppke
Pencils:
R. W. Depew
Inks:
R. W. Depew
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints- Register and Tribune Syndicate

[The Ruby Willie Case] (Table of Contents)

Captain Cook of Scotland Yard / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
William A. Smith
Pencils:
William A. Smith
Inks:
William A. Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Captain Cook; "Ruby" Willie Crandall (first appearance; villain; death); Red Smith (first appearance; villain; death); Ferdinand Koffler (first appearance; villain; death)

Indexer Notes

next app. in SMASH COMICS #1

["Attention girls!"] (Table of Contents)

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
J. P. McEvoy
Pencils:
J. H. Striebel
Inks:
J. H. Striebel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dixie Dugan

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: McNaught Syndicate

Rain Bird [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Mr. Big] (Table of Contents)

Reynolds of the Mounted / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Pinajian
Pencils:
Art Pinajian
Inks:
Art Pinajian
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sgt. Reynolds; Mr. Big [Wales] (first appearance; villain)

[Episode 22] (Table of Contents)

Slim and Tubby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John J. Welch (signed)
Pencils:
Russell Ross
Inks:
Russell Ross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Slim; Tubby; Roger Bligh Jr., Judith
Reprints:
  • strip reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

[Showdown With Chopak] (Table of Contents)

Gallant Knight / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Neville; Lady Alice; Chopak (villain; death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Off the Record / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Reed
Pencils:
Ed Reed
Inks:
Ed Reed
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

panel reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

["There aren't any seats down here, sir..."] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Finn / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Lank Leonard
Pencils:
Lank Leonard
Inks:
Lank Leonard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Phil Fumble

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: McNaught Syndicate

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  2. 1. ["Knobby, do you know that the tie you have on is awful?"]
    Joe Palooka
  3. 2. ["Pa got him-He uses him as a decoy for his feuds!"]
    Off the Record
  4. 3. "When your grand-dad was just a lad..."
  5. 4. ["The search for the slayer on the Lovat estate continues."]
    Jane Arden
  6. 5. [The Children's Protest]
    Archie O'Toole
  7. 6. [The "Ghost" of Jed Osborn]
    Rance Keane
  8. 7. ["I'm sellin' $20 worth of chewin' gum, papa--"]
    Toddy
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Mortimer Mum
  10. 9. [The Rescue of Batu]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  11. 10. [Episode 22]
    Big Top
  12. 11. Sold!
    Bungle Family
  13. 12. [The Murder of D. A. Downs]
    The Clock
  14. 13. About Ted Lyons' Terrible Disappointment
    They're Still Talking
  15. 14. ["When I park next to a fire hydrant..."]
    Lala Palooza
  16. 15. ["Come out in the alley, Mouthy!"]
    Ned Brant
  17. 16. [The Ruby Willie Case]
    Captain Cook of Scotland Yard
  18. 17. ["Attention girls!"]
    Dixie Dugan
  19. 18. Rain Bird [Part 1]
  20. 19. [Mr. Big]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  21. 20. [Episode 22]
    Slim and Tubby
  22. 21. [Showdown With Chopak]
    Gallant Knight
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  24. 23. ["There aren't any seats down here, sir..."]
    Mickey Finn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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