(October 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 DeMuth
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going Series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1946 by Everett M. Arnold.


Midnight Habors a Living Clue! (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

["The Chief told us to stick around in case something comes up."] (Table of Contents)

Pepsi the Pepsi Cola Cop / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Graham Hunter (signed)
Inks:
Graham Hunter (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

It Was Murder (Table of Contents)

Midnight / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Annabelle Sweete; Gabby (a monkey); Doc Mortimer Wackey; Sniffer Snoop; Hotfoot; Westcott; Denslow
Synopsis:
Midnight hides a witness at Dave Clark's house, but the boys think she's moving in permanently and try to drive her out.

["Another year of my reign and another birthday"] (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:
O'Toole appears in public with all his birthday gifts.

["G-gosh Marge, C-can't I sit this one out?"] (Table of Contents)

Spunky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Spunky; Marge (girl friend); Curly (rival); Pug; (pal)
Synopsis:
Spunky and his rival, Curly, are invited to the Anniversary Party.

[The Forest Primeval!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Rookie Ranking; Harvey Mooden
Synopsis:
Rankin battles a grizzly bear in the middle of the city.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Arthur Peddy ?", but he has more crowded panels and awkward moving hands, pointed ears and more expressions on faces. Compare his Rookie Rankin in issue #35-36. This is similar art to the many Manhunter stories in Police Comics credited to Peter Riss on pencils. Probably a mix up by Who's Who, who has him only on ink.

Bob Hughes agrees on Riss pencils.

["There once was a man who lived too long"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Black X; Jon Gruger; Batu
Synopsis:
There was once a man who had lived too long. The voices told him so.

Indexer Notes

This is most probably John Rosenberger on pencils, when looking at Black X in the splash panel, and also the many close up side views and figures in bird view, hands and foreshortening movements of figures. He also has pencilled the story in #81, but different inkers. Very much like Rosenberger's work on The Fly #13 and others in that series. His protuding lower lips seems to be changed by the inker, except in Black X in first panel.

["Dadblast the @#$%! I might have known something like this would happen..."] (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]; Sergeant Sloburn; Tag Peerson; Bucko Franson; Georgie
Synopsis:
A war orphan gets involved in an organized crime investigation.

Indexer Notes

Nordling is credited on script and art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Mysterious Horse (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
adventure; non-fiction
Characters:
Jimmy Christian (reporter); Tod Haley; Alexander the Great; Genghis Khan; Napoleon; Cortez
Synopsis:
The evolution and use of the horse.

"Now Wun Cloo will have Eel Eager in jail for good!" (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; Eel Eager; Ima Shyster
Synopsis:
Wun Cloo knows how to keep Eel Eager in jail.

["A death defying wrestling match on horseback!"] (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; Tamale (outlaw)
Synopsis:
Daffy is mistaken for a rich heiress out west and is kidnapped.
Keywords:
wrestling

Lord Mogsworth (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Detective Hustace McGinty; Lord Mogsworth
Synopsis:
Lord Mog has come with an introduction from Scotland Yard to study police methods in America.

Indexer Notes

Similar art to the credited pencil work on Manhunter stories in Police Comics #37-#59 by Peter Riss, and the face at bottom of page 6 is very much his, V-shaped and eyes far apart, and otherwise little expression.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Midnight Habors a Living Clue!
    Midnight
  2. 1. ["The Chief told us to stick around in case something comes up."]
    Pepsi the Pepsi Cola Cop
  3. 2. It Was Murder
    Midnight
  4. 3. ["Another year of my reign and another birthday"]
    Archie O'Toole
  5. 4. ["G-gosh Marge, C-can't I sit this one out?"]
    Spunky
  6. 5. [The Forest Primeval!]
    Rookie Rankin
  7. 6. ["There once was a man who lived too long"]
    Black X
  8. 7. ["Dadblast the @#$%! I might have known something like this would happen..."]
    Lady Luck
  9. 8. The Mysterious Horse
    Jimmy Christian
  10. 9. "Now Wun Cloo will have Eel Eager in jail for good!"
    Wun Cloo
  11. 10. ["A death defying wrestling match on horseback!"]
    Daffy
  12. 11. Lord Mogsworth
    The Jester
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes