(June 1946)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E. M. Arnold
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
Martin De Muth
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going Series

Cyanide Cindy (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Bryant
Inks:
Al Bryant
Colors:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Gabby (a monkey); Doc Mortimer Wackey

Indexer Notes

The ears of the monkey and cleft in Midnight's chin are identical to Bryant's signed cover of #63.

[Cyanide Cindy] (Table of Contents)

Midnight / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Gabby (a monkey); Doc Mortimer Wackey; Sniffer Snoop; Hot Dog; Cyanide Cindy (villain)
Synopsis:
Midnight is broadcasting a beauty contest at Center Park and must overcome Cyanide Cindy, a gun-toting beauty out for money the honest way.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Archie O'Toole (king)
Synopsis:
The people will get rid of the king.

["The Etiquette Business"] (Table of Contents)

Spunky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Spunky; Curly; Marge; Pug
Synopsis:
Marge likes to be treated as a weak and defenceless girl.

["Danger on Duke Street"] (Table of Contents)

Rookie Rankin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Rookie Rankin; Mrs. Van Garb; McGinty (police chief); Police Commissioner
Synopsis:
Rookie Rankin is assigned a beat in the worst neighborhood in the city.

Indexer Notes

Similar art to the credited pencil work on Manhunter stories in Police Comics #37-#59 by Peter Riss. He is only credited on inking this feature, but that can be a typing error for pencils in Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The inking does not match his signed story in My Romantic Adventures #56. Notice hovering figure getting a punch on the jaw, similar to at least 12 Manhunter stories.

Bob Hughes agrees on Riss pencils.

[The Kidnapped Babies] (Table of Contents)

Lady Luck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Inks:
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lady Luck [Brenda Banks]; Chunky; Doc (villain, gang boss)
Synopsis:
Lady Luck must track down six babies that have been kidnapped from the Metropolitan Hospital.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Metropolitan Hospital

["The Case of Glory Connatt"] (Table of Contents)

Black X / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Black X; Batu; Glory Connatt; Ken Riston
Synopsis:
Miss Connitt gets anonymous notes and a bomb, seemingly from her fiancee.

A Head For Murder (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Christian / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Christian (reporter); Professor Hugo Krantz; Bert Standish
Synopsis:
Standish is killed by his partner when they discover a gold cave, and later his head is cut off and shrunk by tribesmen when they find his body.

Indexer Notes

text story

"Ah! Hijackers out for a good snatch..." (Table of Contents)

Wun Cloo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Wun Cloo (detective)
Synopsis:
Wun Cloo lock hijackers in a box car.

["The Rajah of Termidore"] (Table of Contents)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bart Tumey (signed)
Inks:
Bart Tumey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Daffy; Deke Parsons; Rajah of Termidore
Synopsis:
The Rajah of Termidore wants to make Daffy his favorite wife.
Keywords:
wrestling

["The Stradivarius Steal"] (Table of Contents)

The Jester / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Citron
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Police Chief Hustace McGinty; Quinopolis; Jascha Diesler (musician); Heinie Appleface (villain)
Synopsis:
Chuck Lane is assigned as Police escort for a musician with a priceless Stradivarius violin. However, when he mistakenly escorts the wrong violinist, he allows a thief to make off with a Stradivarius.....which promptly gets him assigned to school traffic cop duty.....that is, until he recovers the rare violin.
Keywords:
Stradivarius

Indexer Notes

This is similar art to the many Manhunter stories in Police Comics credited to Peter Riss on pencils. Notice the flying man getting a punch on the jaw, which can also be found in at least 12 Manhunter stories.

Pencil credit revised from Pete Riss ? to Citron by Craig Delich 2013-5-9, per Bob Hughes.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Cyanide Cindy
    Midnight
  2. 1. [Cyanide Cindy]
    Midnight
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Archie O'Toole
  4. 3. ["The Etiquette Business"]
    Spunky
  5. 4. ["Danger on Duke Street"]
    Rookie Rankin
  6. 5. [The Kidnapped Babies]
    Lady Luck
  7. 6. ["The Case of Glory Connatt"]
    Black X
  8. 7. A Head For Murder
    Jimmy Christian
  9. 8. "Ah! Hijackers out for a good snatch..."
    Wun Cloo
  10. 9. ["The Rajah of Termidore"]
    Daffy
  11. 10. ["The Stradivarius Steal"]
    The Jester
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes