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

Midnight Gambles With Atomic Dice! (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits from Archives reprint.

The Atomic Dice (Table of Contents)

Midnight / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); Max Magoo
Synopsis:
Doc has made a pair of dice containing enough atomic power to blow up the whole city.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2013-9-9.

"Yep, I've decided to abdicate..." (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 expected to see the king himself hung, not his picture.

The Detective Story (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; Marge (girl friend); Curly (rival); Pug (pal)
Synopsis:
Spunky is telling how good a detective he might be.

Ida, the Goose (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Rookie Rankin; McGinty (police chief); Dan Maxon
Synopsis:
A famous goose laying golden eggs visits 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.

["Quick!... Th-the large economy s-size!"] (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); Casey
Synopsis:
A lady says her house is haunted and asks Cloo to scare the ghosts away.

["The Kidnapping of McGinty"] (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; Quinopolis; Snide (villain)
Synopsis:
McGinty is abducted and to be killed by Snide and his gang.

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.

The Incomparable Ballet Souffle (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]; Blovodkine (ballet dancer); Sopofore (villain)
Synopsis:
Somebody at the theater plans to kill the ballet dancer, Blovodkine.

Indexer Notes

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

Man Who Would Be King (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; non-fiction
Characters:
Jimmy Christian (reporter); Enders; James Harden-Hickey
Synopsis:
Harden-Hickey called himself King of Trinidad.

["Duel With Mrs. DeBoff"] (Table of Contents)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bart Tumey
Inks:
Bart Tumey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Daffy; Deke Parsons; Mrs. DeBoff
Synopsis:
Gangsters plan to rob Mrs. DeBoff by arranging a wrestling match at her garden party.
Keywords:
wrestling

Indexer Notes

Looks like the signed Tumey story in #66.

["The Harrett Murder"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Black X; Batu; Harrett; Tarby
Synopsis:
Mr. Harrett is killed after experimenting with adding drugs to tobacco.

Indexer Notes

Art identical to Zolne's credited Swing Sisson story in Feature Comics #111 and #119. Faces, way of standing with a bend in the hips and knees. Also the shuffling walking or running are special.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Midnight Gambles With Atomic Dice!
    Midnight
  2. 1. The Atomic Dice
    Midnight
  3. 2. "Yep, I've decided to abdicate..."
    Archie O'Toole
  4. 3. The Detective Story
    Spunky
  5. 4. Ida, the Goose
    Rookie Rankin
  6. 5. ["Quick!... Th-the large economy s-size!"]
    Wun Cloo
  7. 6. ["The Kidnapping of McGinty"]
    The Jester
  8. 7. The Incomparable Ballet Souffle
    Lady Luck
  9. 8. Man Who Would Be King
    Jimmy Christian
  10. 9. ["Duel With Mrs. DeBoff"]
    Daffy
  11. 10. ["The Harrett Murder"]
    Black X
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes