(February 1947)

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

Midnight gets the bird from Sir Nuts! (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors:
?

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

Sinful Sir Nuts (Table of Contents)

Midnight / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; superhero
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); Sniffer Snoop; Hot-Dog (a polar bear); Sir Nuts (a parrot); Ralph Raines (villain); Bo (villain)
Synopsis:
A dying criminal wants to reveal all his underworld connections to Midnight.

Indexer Notes

Cole is also credited with the script on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil (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); Burglar
Synopsis:
A burglar insists he is a contestant on a radio program that makes people do silly things.

["Arf! Arf!"] (Table of Contents)

Spunky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sid Lazarus
Inks:
Sid Lazarus
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Spunky; Marge (girl friend); Curly (rival); Pug (pal); Towser (bulldog)
Synopsis:
Marge has adopted a bulldog for a week.

Rookie Rankin's Last Day on the Force (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Rookie Rankin; Commissioner Enwright (villain); Kewpie (villain, black marketeer)
Synopsis:
Before he is sacked, Rankin is going to prove Commissioner Enwright sells meat at double prices through the black market.

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. Notice flying figures when punched by Rankin, found in at least 12 of his credited Manhunter stories.

Bob Hughes agrees the pencils are by Riss.

["This Dickens Book is quite old....."] (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]; Bruce Banks [aka Bicford aka Fred J. Banks] (Brenda's father, book collector); Paul Pussyfoot (villain, printer); Boldface (villain, printer)
Synopsis:
A fake Dickens first edition made by Pussyfoot & Boldface, printers, is sold to Bruce Banks, rare book collector.

The Lost Rajah of Rashore (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Black X; Batu; Rajah of Lashore; Ajib; Nabob Tipu (villain)
Synopsis:
A man is killed before he can tell Black X where to find the rightful ruler of Lashore.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Alex Blum?". 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. The art has some resemblance to Alex Blum, but leg movement is quite different.

The Camera Calls It Murder (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Christian (reporter); Mac Baron (director); Glenwick (producer); Melnick (actor); Kurt Metz (actor); Otto Meisner (actor)
Synopsis:
An actor is killed during a movie take.

["Heh! Heh! Ah never do with mah muscles whut Ah kin do with a hex!"] (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; Ezmereldy (wrestler)
Synopsis:
Daffy wrestles a giant hillbilly girl.
Keywords:
wrestling

["No police officer is more soberly attentive..."] (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; Quinopolis; Chowder Channay (villain, retired mobmaster)
Synopsis:
The retired mobmaster can't take any joke and has a man killed for laughing.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited Ed Dobrotka as his name seemed to be barely visible as the author credit on a book, "Biography of a Comic Artist", in this story. The name on the book is something like J.D. Parkwust, not Dobrotka.
Art is similar art to the many Manhunter stories in Police Comics credited to Peter Riss on pencils.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Midnight gets the bird from Sir Nuts!
    Midnight
  2. 1. Sinful Sir Nuts
    Midnight
  3. 2. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil
    Wun Cloo
  4. 3. ["Arf! Arf!"]
    Spunky
  5. 4. Rookie Rankin's Last Day on the Force
    Rookie Rankin
  6. 5. ["This Dickens Book is quite old....."]
    Lady Luck
  7. 6. The Lost Rajah of Rashore
    Black X
  8. 7. The Camera Calls It Murder
    Jimmy Christian
  9. 8. ["Heh! Heh! Ah never do with mah muscles whut Ah kin do with a hex!"]
    Daffy
  10. 9. ["No police officer is more soberly attentive..."]
    The Jester
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes