(January 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Editing:
Ed Cronin
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Clock; Mickey Finn / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ed Cronin
Inks:
Ed Cronin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Mickey Finn

["Joe, This was a swell idea takin' this trailer on our trip!"] (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Ham Fisher
Pencils:
Ham Fisher
Inks:
Ham Fisher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

["Oh-- He just swept me off my feet"] (Table of Contents)

Off the Record / cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Reed
Pencils:
Ed Reed
Inks:
Ed Reed
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Reed

Genre:
humor

Statment of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Ann L Horgan ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership:
Comic Favorites Inc. 369 Lexington Ave, NY, NY
Editor: Edward Cronin.
Business Manager: Ann L. Horgan (?)
Owners:
Frank J. Murphy 334 Weaver St Larchmont NY
Frank J. Markey, 369 Lexington Ave, NY, NY
Henry P Martin, Jr, c/o Register Tribune Co, Des Moines. Ia
Everett M. Arnold, 154 Shore Rd Old Greenwich Ct
(Indicia address: 1213 West 3rd Street Cleveland, OH)

(Taken from a very blurry copy)

[Captain Clegg] (Table of Contents)

Captain Fortune / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Vernon Henkel
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel
Inks:
Vernon Henkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Captain Fortune [Tyrone Fortune]; Capt. Clegg (first appearance; villain; death)

["Hello Myra, How are ya?"] (Table of Contents)

Big Top / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from John Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. According to the Who's Who, Devlin never wrote this strip.

["Hey guys- Look who's coming on the ice!"] (Table of Contents)

Ned Brant / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Zuppke
Pencils:
R. W. Depew
Inks:
R. W. Depew
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

"A quick way to find you mislaid glasses" (Table of Contents)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Rube Goldberg
Pencils:
Rube Goldberg
Inks:
Rube Goldberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

["Won't be long now- Next Sunday at this time, we'll be home!"] (Table of Contents)

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
J. P. McEvoy
Pencils:
J. H. Striebel
Inks:
J. H. Striebel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Decoy Robbery] (Table of Contents)

Rance Keane / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
William A. Smith [as Will Arthur]
Pencils:
William A. Smith [as Will Arthur]
Inks:
William A. Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rance Keane

Friends (Table of Contents)

Bungle Family / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
H. J. Tuthill
Pencils:
H. J. Tuthill
Inks:
H. J. Tuthill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Bill Carr's All Time Olympic Record (Table of Contents)

They're Still Talking / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
sports

[The Bombing of Dan Nolen] (Table of Contents)

The Clock Strikes / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Brenner
Pencils:
George Brenner
Inks:
George Brenner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Dan Nolen (first appearance; death); Mrs. Nolen (first appearance); Clyde Neste (first appearance; villain)

["The stolen jewels are not here!"] (Table of Contents)

Jane Arden / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Monte Barrett
Pencils:
Russell E. Ross
Inks:
Russell E. Ross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Dr. Rodent and the Harbor Bombings] (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as William Erwin Maxwell] (signed)
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Dr. Rodent (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Artist Lou Fine is credited by Eisner as creating the costume that Doll Man wears in this issue: gloves, a cape and a shirt with the letter "D" on it (per Jim Amash in the Quality Companion). Amash further states that Eisner and Fine either alternated or shared art chores on the feature.

[Primrose Place] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints?

[The Mysterious Light On Beaver Island] (Table of Contents)

Reynolds of the Mounted / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Pinajian
Pencils:
Art Pinajian
Inks:
Art Pinajian
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Sam (first appearance; villain)

Barrell Rolls and Tail Spins (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
A. J. Allen
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

[Episode 28] (Table of Contents)

Slim and Tubby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John J. Welch
Pencils:
John J. Welch
Inks:
John J. Welch
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[The Kidnapping of Donna Grant: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Charlie Chan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Alfred Andriola
Pencils:
Alfred Andriola
Inks:
Alfred Andriola
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Charlie Chan

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

["Tsk-tsk--! Shouldn't have tried to fly it in the house!"] (Table of Contents)

Toddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Marcoux
Pencils:
George Marcoux
Inks:
George Marcoux
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Annual Picnic- Bring your own lunch"] (Table of Contents)

Mortimer Mum / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Bill Sakren
Pencils:
Bill Sakren
Inks:
Bill Sakren
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Look at those fish! Are you sure the pilot is flying at the right altitude?"] (Table of Contents)

Off the Record / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Reed
Pencils:
Ed Reed
Inks:
Ed Reed
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["That was a mean trick Houlihan pulled on your Uncle Phil"] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Finn / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Lank Leonard
Pencils:
Lank Leonard
Inks:
Lank Leonard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Clock; Mickey Finn
  2. 1. ["Joe, This was a swell idea takin' this trailer on our trip!"]
    Joe Palooka
  3. 2. ["Oh-- He just swept me off my feet"]
    Off the Record
  4. 3. Statment of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc
  5. 4. [Captain Clegg]
    Captain Fortune
  6. 5. ["Hello Myra, How are ya?"]
    Big Top
  7. 6. ["Hey guys- Look who's coming on the ice!"]
    Ned Brant
  8. 7. "A quick way to find you mislaid glasses"
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  9. 8. ["Won't be long now- Next Sunday at this time, we'll be home!"]
    Dixie Dugan
  10. 9. [The Decoy Robbery]
    Rance Keane
  11. 10. Friends
    Bungle Family
  12. 11. Bill Carr's All Time Olympic Record
    They're Still Talking
  13. 12. [The Bombing of Dan Nolen]
    The Clock Strikes
  14. 13. ["The stolen jewels are not here!"]
    Jane Arden
  15. 14. [Dr. Rodent and the Harbor Bombings]
    Doll Man
  16. 15. [Primrose Place]
    Lala Palooza
  17. 16. [The Mysterious Light On Beaver Island]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  18. 17. Barrell Rolls and Tail Spins
  19. 18. [Episode 28]
    Slim and Tubby
  20. 19. [The Kidnapping of Donna Grant: Part 1]
    Charlie Chan
  21. 20. ["Tsk-tsk--! Shouldn't have tried to fly it in the house!"]
    Toddy
  22. 21. ["Annual Picnic- Bring your own lunch"]
    Mortimer Mum
  23. 22. ["Look at those fish! Are you sure the pilot is flying at the right altitude?"]
    Off the Record
  24. 23. ["That was a mean trick Houlihan pulled on your Uncle Phil"]
    Mickey Finn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance