(August 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)

Bungle Family / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
The Bungles

[Introducing Charlie Chan] (Table of Contents)

Charlie Chan / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Alfred Andriola
Pencils:
Alfred Andriola
Inks:
Alfred Andriola
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Charlie Chan (first appearance); Lee Chan; Viscount Hilary Stacey; Peter Charing; Michael Ramsgate; Keena Charing
Synopsis:
British intelligence calls Chan in to help them find a missing chemist, Peter Charing.

Indexer Notes

McNaught Syndicate: October 31,1938- December 17, 1938

["Yes! We're all joining the tourist brigade part??"] (Table of Contents)

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

McNaught Syndicate Strip reprints. Across the top quarter of each page runs the feature Good Dead Dotty.

Thunder in the Orient (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:
Sir Raymond; Lady Alice; Tartars (villains)

Indexer Notes

title from last issue blurb

["Here's your allowance for the week, Son!!"] (Table of Contents)

Toddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

The top half of two consecutive pages, shared with Mortimer Mum.

[An Apple for the Judge] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

The bottom half of two consecutive pages, shared with Toddy.

["I'll borrow a car and notify the constable~"] (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

["There goes Roger again- an' I bet I know where he's goin'!!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John J. Welch
Pencils:
Jack McGuire (signed)
Inks:
Jack McGuire (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Bullet Benton; Slim; Tubby

Indexer Notes

From Bullet Benton- Register and Tribune syndicated strip: A231:Dec 25, 1935 to A240:January 4, 1936 (Galveston Daily News)

["Wake Up Butch!!- I hear cops downstairs!"] (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

[The Burton Kidnapping] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Burton (introduction); Inspector Kane; Butch (villain); Squint (villain)
Synopsis:
Brian attempts to work his way into Inspector Kane's latest case, but Kane, who really doesn't mind help, merely considers O'Brien nothing more than his golfing buddy, leaving Brian to his undercover devices as the Clock in rounding up Butch and Squint.

["Our latest invention: How to open garage doors without leaving the car."] (Table of Contents)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Reprints from the Register and Tribune Syndicate. Sideshow began June 19,1938. It is likely that Quality reprinted them from the beginning. Contains Brain Derby, Our Latest Invention, Foolish Questions, Candid Cartoon, Nibbsy the Newsboy, Blame it on Wilbur and Twisted Tales, all in one page.

["I think we should hang a nice picture there, Ma-- Not a mirror!"] (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: McNaught Syndicate. Running across the top quarter of these pages is the feature Nippie.

[Bob Feller] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; sports
Characters:
Bob Feller (baseball player)

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

["I'm glad the snow is deep here!"] (Table of Contents)

Jane Arden; Lena Pry / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Synopsis:
Jane leaps from a window to escape the killer who entered her room.
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

Strip reprints. Register and Tribune Syndicate. Split pages with Jane Arden on the top half, Lena Pry on the bottom half.

Cause of War (Table of Contents)

Bungle Family / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: McNaught Syndicate

[Jim Slade's Plot] (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:
Jim Slade and his gang (first appearance; villains); Mr. Brewster (first appearance); Bess Brewster (first appearance)

Rain Bird, Chapter II (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

["What's on your mind, Red?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: Frank J. Markey Syndicate

["Our latest invention: The simple summer husband catcher"] (Table of Contents)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Reprints from the Register and Tribune Syndicate

["Bite the dust redskins"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lala Palooza; Vince Doolittle

Indexer Notes

Sunday strip reprints: Frank Jay Markey syndicate

[Trouble At the Mountain Valley Ranch] (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; Joan Hern (first appearance); Jess Hern (first appearance)

["Too late boys- My wife beat you to it"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • Panel reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

["I got a chance t'buy an interest in that new lightweight star!"] (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:
Joe Palooka; Nobby

Indexer Notes

strip reprints McNaught Syndicate

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bungle Family
  2. 1. [Introducing Charlie Chan]
    Charlie Chan
  3. 2. ["Yes! We're all joining the tourist brigade part??"]
    Dixie Dugan
  4. 3. Thunder in the Orient
    Gallant Knight
  5. 4. ["Here's your allowance for the week, Son!!"]
    Toddy
  6. 5. [An Apple for the Judge]
    Mortimer Mum
  7. 6. ["I'll borrow a car and notify the constable~"]
    Ned Brant
  8. 7. ["There goes Roger again- an' I bet I know where he's goin'!!"]
    Slim and Tubby
  9. 8. ["Wake Up Butch!!- I hear cops downstairs!"]
    Off the Record
  10. 9. [The Burton Kidnapping]
    The Clock
  11. 10. ["Our latest invention: How to open garage doors without leaving the car."]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  12. 11. ["I think we should hang a nice picture there, Ma-- Not a mirror!"]
    Mickey Finn
  13. 12. [Bob Feller]
    They're Still Talking
  14. 13. ["I'm glad the snow is deep here!"]
    Jane Arden; Lena Pry
  15. 14. Cause of War
    Bungle Family
  16. 15. [Jim Slade's Plot]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  17. 16. Rain Bird, Chapter II
  18. 17. ["What's on your mind, Red?"]
    Big Top
  19. 18. ["Our latest invention: The simple summer husband catcher"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  20. 19. ["Bite the dust redskins"]
    Lala Palooza
  21. 20. [Trouble At the Mountain Valley Ranch]
    Rance Keane
  22. 21. ["Too late boys- My wife beat you to it"]
    Off the Record
  23. 22. ["I got a chance t'buy an interest in that new lightweight star!"]
    Joe Palooka
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance