(Spring 1946)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
Gill Fox
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Doll Man, Mighty Mite of Action, in 3 Big Stories! (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Bryant (signed)
Inks:
Al Bryant (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]

The Corpse of the Doll Man (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Millard
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Inks:
Bob Fujitani ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Dr. Vargo (villain, introduction, death); Slick Scanlon (villain, introduction); Doper (villain, introduction); other miniature people (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis:
Dr. Vargo selects criminals for his experiments to reduce humans to tiny beings and keeps them on a small island. Doll Man finds himself dumped onto that island, where Vargo is forced to flee from these savage beings, who blow up the castle, killing all concerned.

Indexer Notes

Al Bryant has shorter figures with more rounded faces than this. It look more like Zolnerowich's figures with long torso and special way of walking and running. The inking looks more like Fuji with the narrower female faces with gaping mouth than Bryant, page 4 and 5. The grinning faces of the villians with marked smiling cheeks look like Fuji too. Uncertain credits.

The Man With the Terrible Eyes (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Archer Cravath (first appearance; villain; death); Grogan (police officer); Dr. Roberts; Dr. Welsey
Synopsis:
Archer spent most of his life searching for the Hypnotism of Death and now he uses it to kill.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Al Bryant, but the pencil work is by Zolne with his very peculiar drawling way of walking, page 2 and 3. Like in many of his Black X stories. He is credited on both pencils and ink, but inking is a bit different from his signed stories using much more thin penlines.

[Introducing Torchy] (Table of Contents)

Torchy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Torchy Todd (first appearance); Mayor
Synopsis:
Torchy sockes the face of the Mayor's son and gets in the papers and a new job as secretary.
Keywords:
adult

["Look, Tim, Candy..."] (Table of Contents)

Candy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Sahle
Pencils:
Harry Sahle
Inks:
Harry Sahle
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor
Characters:
Candy O'Connor; Tim O'Connor (father); Ted (boyfriend)
Synopsis:
Candy reads a book on correct posture, finds a valuable marker stone and attends the Shooktown Jitter Jump.

Indexer Notes

three strips

The Eyes of Eric (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
Adventure
Characters:
Eric Logan; Kwong (philosopher)
Synopsis:
Eric was an adventurer among the islands of the South Seas.

["Oho! .. An exposed kid!"] (Table of Contents)

Poison Ivy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gill Fox
Pencils:
Gill Fox
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Poison Ivy; Kidnappers
Synopsis:
Two men try to kidnap Poison Ivy.

[The Will of Enos Gotch] (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Millard
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Louie Jerris (first appearance; villain); Eggy (first appearance; villain); Avis Gotch (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
A fortune hidden in an antique secretary furniture.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Bill Ward?". Page 2 and 8 has a figure leaning forward from the hips and with stretched neck like Zolne. The butler entering the room on page 5 moves his legs in a shuffling way, and the bent knees of Darrel on page 12 are all signs of Zolne. He is credited on both pencils and ink, but inking a bit different from his signed story in Fight Comics #15.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Doll Man, Mighty Mite of Action, in 3 Big Stories!
    Doll Man
  2. 1. The Corpse of the Doll Man
    Doll Man
  3. 2. The Man With the Terrible Eyes
    Doll Man
  4. 3. [Introducing Torchy]
    Torchy
  5. 4. ["Look, Tim, Candy..."]
    Candy
  6. 5. The Eyes of Eric
  7. 6. ["Oho! .. An exposed kid!"]
    Poison Ivy
  8. 7. [The Will of Enos Gotch]
    Doll Man
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