(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:
Ham Fisher
Inks:
Ham Fisher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Off the Record / comic story / 1.5 pages (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.

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for a bicycle brake.

["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

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

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

Script:
Bud Thomas
Pencils:
Bud Thomas
Inks:
Bud Thomas
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

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
Pencils:
William A. Smith (Will Arthur)
Inks:
William A. Smith
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

[The Rescue of Batu] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner (Will Erwin)
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
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:
?

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

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

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

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

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

["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

["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

[The Ruby Willie Case] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Asch
Pencils:
Stan Asch
Inks:
Stan Asch
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
"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:
?

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Rain Bird [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt
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:
Mr. Big [Wales] (first appearance; villain)

[Episode 22] (Table of Contents)

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

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

[Showdown With Chopak] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Vernon Henkel
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel
Inks:
Vernon Henkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

["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

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Editing

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. [no title indexed]
    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. ["When I park next to a fire hydrant..."]
    Lala Palooza
  15. 14. ["Come out in the alley, Mouthy!"]
    Ned Brant
  16. 15. [The Ruby Willie Case]
    Captain Cook of Scotland Yard
  17. 16. ["Attention girls!"]
    Dixie Dugan
  18. 17. Rain Bird [Part 1]
  19. 18. [Mr. Big]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  20. 19. [Episode 22]
    Slim and Tubby
  21. 20. [Showdown With Chopak]
    Gallant Knight
  22. 21. ["There aren't any seats down here, sir..."]
    Mickey Finn
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Peter Croome
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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