(Autumn 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:
Gwen Hansen
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing 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]
Reprints:

Murder Marionettes (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Max Elkan
Inks:
Max Elkan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Peter Bolini (introduction, death); Anton Bolini (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Doll Man must overcome the sinister Bolini, a modern-day Gepetto, who has made marionettes who kill!

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Al Bryant, but few of his many close up faces in side view or female heads with protuding forehead are seen. This is most probably by Elkan, with narrow eyes, abundance of hair on the head. Also the inking is much like his work.

The Man Called Grim (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Celardo ?
Inks:
John Celardo ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts; Luther; Grim (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Mr. Grim tries to put Martha and her friend Luther into suspended animation coffins, the reason being that, in one hundred years, they could easily conquer the weaklings who would surely have proliferated by then.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Al Bryant, but the sharp hard lined faces are most probably by Celardo. Compare with his story in Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #38. It is later than this, but his firm faces and figures are similar. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Riddle of the Missing Ears (Table of Contents)

Martha (Roberts) / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Reed Crandall ?
Inks:
Reed Crandall ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Martha Roberts; Philip Randolph (first appearance); De Zerlin (first appearance); Trigger Zerlin and his gang (first appearance; villains)

Indexer Notes

The art here looks more like Max Elkan than Crandall.

One Eye Gets His Man (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Banning (killer); Russel (killer); Pete DePaw (Canadian trapper); One-Eye (Cree Indian)
Synopsis:
The two men had killed a trapper who had stumbled upon a rich gold vein.

"Ha-ha! So you wanna be a riveter, eh?" (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; Riveter
Synopsis:
Poison try to be a riveter, but busts the girders when flattening the rivets.

The Good Sport (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rafael Astarita ?
Inks:
Rafael Astarita ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Sport Gurk and his gang (first appearance; villains)
Synopsis:
Mr. Ferris is acting odd lately and he spends every night at the Sport Club Place gambling.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Al Bryant, but this is most probably Astarita. Especially the face on top of page 8 is exactly identical to ones found in his signed story in Real Life Comics #53. Also some faces in 3/4 backview with google eyes are similar. Compares well with his story in Jumbo Comics #51. He is not credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, so a bit uncertain in that case.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. Murder Marionettes
    Doll Man
  3. 2. The Man Called Grim
    Doll Man
  4. 3. The Riddle of the Missing Ears
    Martha (Roberts)
  5. 4. One Eye Gets His Man
  6. 5. "Ha-ha! So you wanna be a riveter, eh?"
    Poison Ivy
  7. 6. The Good Sport
    Doll Man
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