(April 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 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

Midnight's three R's... (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Gabby (a monkey)

["The School Board Murder"] (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); Sniffer Snoop; Miss Laner; Mr.Corey; Mr. Browser
Synopsis:
Midnight and his pals really learn things when murder leads to the classroom.

The Green Box (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Black X; Batu; Dr. Strong; Chibi; Swamp Doctor; Dr. Lane Mordan
Synopsis:
A formula and sample of a great discovery, a cure for swamp fever, is stolen from Dr. Strong.

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dibble
Inks:
Dibble
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children

["The Ghost of Strangler Bepp"] (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; Angie (manager); Winky Dunkle; Strangler Bepp (wrestler)
Synopsis:
Suspended animation is going to wrest the championship crown from Daffy.
Keywords:
wrestling

Indexer Notes

Same art as Tumey's signed stories.

["Dr. Cuspid's Alloy"] (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]; Murgatroyd Ipsil
Synopsis:
Doc has developed the most durable alloy yet conceived, and when crooks are out to get it, he hides it under the filling in a patient's mouth.

Indexer Notes

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

The Sticks (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Rookie Rankin; Captain Wright; un-named Police Commissioner; Pod Gorwin (villain)
Synopsis:
Robbers use the sleepy little suburb as a base for their robbings in the big town.

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, and some grinning faces found in his credited story Color Blind in Crime Detective Comics #1, are present here. He is credited on pencils on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Helio Bandits (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Christian
Synopsis:
For three weeks, church after church In South America are robbed of its valuables.

["The Magician"] (Table of Contents)

Spunky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Spunky; Marge (girl friend); Curly (rival); Pug (pal)
Synopsis:
Spunky wants to become a magician like Curly.

["The Kidnapping of Nadine Marlowe"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Avery Marlowe (millionaire); Nadine Marlowe (daughter); Ruffo (villain, crime boss)
Synopsis:
Ruffo decides to marry the millionaire's daughter to get to the dough.

Indexer Notes

Art very simiar 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, and the grinning face in last panel are all similar.

"Ah! What a peaceful day!" (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);
Synopsis:
Wun Cloo will give 500 dollars in reward to crook who makes biggest haul of the week.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Midnight's three R's...
    Midnight
  2. 1. ["The School Board Murder"]
    Midnight
  3. 2. The Green Box
    Black X
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Archie O'Toole
  5. 4. ["The Ghost of Strangler Bepp"]
    Daffy
  6. 5. ["Dr. Cuspid's Alloy"]
    Lady Luck
  7. 6. The Sticks
    Rookie Rankin
  8. 7. The Helio Bandits
    Jimmy Christian
  9. 8. ["The Magician"]
    Spunky
  10. 9. ["The Kidnapping of Nadine Marlowe"]
    The Jester
  11. 10. "Ah! What a peaceful day!"
    Wun Cloo
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Peter Croome
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