(August 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

Circe's Spell (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Bryant
Inks:
Al Bryant
Colors:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Gabby; Doc Mortimer Wackey

Indexer Notes

Probably Bryant, as the ears of the monkey looks like on the signed #63.

This Little Pig Went to Market (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]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); Sniffer Snoop; Doc Gage; Circe; Kirkey
Synopsis:
Dr. Gage has discovered a sure fire formula for detecting tricinosis in pigs.

[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); Jake
Synopsis:
The king is ready to interview the girls applying for the secretary job.

["The Dastardly Dexill"] (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]; Detective Hustace McGinty; Dexill (villain)
Synopsis:
Mr. Dexill accuses the police to disgrace their office, and promises to shame them out of it.

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Wun Cloo (detective); Axel Swanson (insurance agent)
Synopsis:
Somebody's stealing farmer Jone's chicken and it's costing agent Swanson a pile of money.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Jack Cole?", but the black eyes with a tiny reflection are by Gustavson.

["The Riverboat Caper"] (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; Clatterheads Jeeters (wrestler); Colonel
Synopsis:
The Colonel bets five thosand dollars that his man can make mincemeat of Daffy.
Keywords:
wrestling

["The Thugee Trap"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Klaus Nordling
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling
Inks:
Klaus Nordling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lady Luck [Brenda Banks]; Bombay Jim; Hadja Jodhpur (villain, Indian Thuggee)
Reprints:

The Riddle of Argon's Alley (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Rookie Rankin; Police Chief; Officer Flynn
Synopsis:
A police officer is killed in a back alley.

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.

Bob Hughes agrees on the Riss pencil credit.

The Forest of Silence (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Christian (reporter); Pierre Grandeau
Synopsis:
An expedition to the Forest of Silence in Belgian Congo.

["The Success Story"] (Table of Contents)

Spunky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Spunky; Curly; Marge; Pug
Synopsis:
Curly is so independent that he doesn't waste his time like most boys.

A Great Treasure is a Great Terror (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Kotzky
Inks:
Alex Kotzky ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Black X; Batu; Mr. Garman
Synopsis:
Mr. Garman wishes to leave a valuable Indian jewel in the custody of Black X, but is killed on his doorstep.

Indexer Notes

The eyes of several characters are similar to Kotzky's signed stories in earlier issues. Uncertain inking.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Circe's Spell
    Midnight
  2. 1. This Little Pig Went to Market
    Midnight
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Archie O'Toole
  4. 3. ["The Dastardly Dexill"]
    The Jester
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Wun Cloo
  6. 5. ["The Riverboat Caper"]
    Daffy
  7. 6. ["The Thugee Trap"]
    Lady Luck
  8. 7. The Riddle of Argon's Alley
    Rookie Rankin
  9. 8. The Forest of Silence
    Jimmy Christian
  10. 9. ["The Success Story"]
    Spunky
  11. 10. A Great Treasure is a Great Terror
    Black X
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • James Zee
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes