(April 1946)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
monthly except December and June
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
Gwen Hansen
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)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Bryant
Inks:
Al Bryant
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]

The Feathered Felons (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts; Professor Roberts; The Peacock (villain)
Synopsis:
The Peacock is in prison and suucceeds in building a model plane, which he uses to escape, then he gains control of a flock of pigeons to help him in committing more crimes.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Al Bryant?", but tilting figures with a long upper body and awkward way of standing and walking, some wild eyes, and also broad shoulders and narrow head on stretched neck are all pointing to Zolnerowich. He is credited on both pencils and ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but inking may vary.

Insectville (Table of Contents)

Perky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Perky

Hair-Raising Spook Stories (Table of Contents)

Blimpy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Stahl (signed)
Pencils:
Al Stahl (signed)
Inks:
Al Stahl (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Blimpy; Mike (first appearance; villain); another crook (first appearance; villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

[The Band Breakup] (Table of Contents)

Swing Sisson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Tomsey ?
Inks:
Charles Tomsey ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Swing Sisson; Bonnie Baxter; Toby Tucker; Torchy Lane (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
A red-headed siren proves that even friends can fall out over a woman.

Indexer Notes

Tomsey is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and some faces in sideview have similarities with his signed Jackie Law stories in Clue Comics, and also his Kid Click in US Camera Comics, so could be by him. The inking has some resemblence to the many Manhunter and Jester stories in Police Comics, by unknown.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Lank Leonard (signed)
Pencils:
Lank Leonard (signed)
Inks:
Lank Leonard (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mickey Finn; Philip Finn; Florrie Finn

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Sea Trap (Table of Contents)

Perry Scott / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott

Boilermaker's Picnic (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Poison Ivy

[Darla the Dancer] (Table of Contents)

Spin Shaw / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Darla (first appearance; villain); Gimmick (first appearance; villain); Bigpaw (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Spin exposes some swindlers who drug sailors and soldiers for their money.

Indexer Notes

So similar art to the previous in this feature that it could be Quackenbush, even with some figures with longer legs than usual. He is credited on pencils and ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Uncertain inking when compared with his signed stories.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

The Isle of the Dead (Table of Contents)

Rusty Ryan / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; children; spy
Characters:
Rusty Ryan; Alababa; Pierpont Lee; A tribe of slavers (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis:
Canoes filled with burial gifts are sent to another island ruled by a parasite tribe.

Indexer Notes

Some pointed faces with eyes far apart make this a Peter Riss story, page 4, 5 and 6, and also a flying knock-out on page 6. Same inker as in many Manhunter and Jester stories, but unknown. Riss is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. The Feathered Felons
    Doll Man
  3. 2. Insectville
    Perky
  4. 3. Hair-Raising Spook Stories
    Blimpy
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  6. 5. [The Band Breakup]
    Swing Sisson
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  8. 7. Sea Trap
    Perry Scott
  9. 8. Boilermaker's Picnic
    Poison Ivy
  10. 9. [Darla the Dancer]
    Spin Shaw
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  12. 11. The Isle of the Dead
    Rusty Ryan
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance