(March 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940-01-31
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

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 448105.


["Stop, thief!! You can't escape the Doll Man!"] (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]
Keywords:
jewelry; pearls

["Oh Doctor- I always have to unwrap things"] (Table of Contents)

Off the Record / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Four gag cartoons

[The FBI Agent Killing] (Table of Contents)

The Clock / 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]; Carl Adolf Voss (first appearance; villain)

["Jane, I'm going to like this lake"] (Table of Contents)

Jane Arden; Lena Pry / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama; humor
Characters:
Jane Arden; Lena Pry
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper comic strip page reprints with Jane Arden on top half, along with Lena Pry strip on bottom left quarter and Jane Arden paper doll on bottom right quarter.

[The Phoney Gold Shipment] (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:
Lane (first appearance; villain); Jeff Dixon (first appearance; villain)

A Lively Day (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:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper comic strip page reprints with a one row strip titled Testimonials/Little Brother running along the top. Title for the Bungle Family strip on second page is "An Evening in Chemistry."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper comic strip page reprint.

["Don't take drinkin' water outta th' well"] (Table of Contents)

Off the Record / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Four gag cartoons. Shares balance of page with two advertisements.

[Collision at Sea] (Table of Contents)

Spin Shaw / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Powell
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Captain "Poison" Atkins (first appearance); Ann Atkins (first appearance)

["Ned, our old rivals, the Commerce students"] (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:
teen

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Fate of the DRAGON] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Captain Fortune [Tyrone Fortune]

["Vincent's Diary- I didn't know that he was keeping one..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lala Palooza

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Joe Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. Devlin did not write this strip according to the Who's Who. Artist correction from Joe (who did not exist) to John Devlin also made by Craig Delich.

[The Bomber Engine Robberies] (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]; The Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

In the story, Doll Man is shown wearing a sleeveless shirt, but colored as if bare chested.

"Hey Pop- look- there's a man throwing knives at a lady!" (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 Joe Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. Devlin did not write this strip according to the Who's Who. Artist correction from Joe (who did not exist) to John Devlin also made by Craig Delich.

[The Bridge Blasters] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rance Keane; Seth Cheatham (first appearance; villain)

["Now here is the man"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Joe Palooka; Max; Knobby

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper comic strip page reprints.

["Just give me ways and means"] (Table of Contents)

Dixie Dugan; Good Deed Dotty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper comic strip page reprints with one row of "Good Deed" Dotty appearing on top.

Smoke Screen (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
A. L. Allen (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Walter
Synopsis:
Walter discovers smugglers flying guns across the Rio Grande into Mexico.

Indexer Notes

Text story with a small color illustration.

["Say- are ya sure we're takin' this money"] (Table of Contents)

Off The Record / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Five gag cartoons.

The World's First Vault over Fourteen Feet (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; sports
Characters:
Sabin Carr
Synopsis:
Story of the first athlete to vault over fourteen feet.

[The Dr. Croft Ruby Mystery: Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Charlie Chan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Charlie Chan

["Hmm- some pitcher-- the Square Shooter!"] (Table of Contents)

Toddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Appears on top half of two pages, for a total of one page. Newspaper strip reprint.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mortimer Mum / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sakren
Inks:
Sakren
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Appears on bottom half of two pages, for a total of one page. Newspaper strip reprint. A pantomime strip with no dialog.

["Gee, Benton- just when you need money most"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John J. Welch
Pencils:
J.W. McGuire (signed)
Inks:
J.W. McGuire (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper comic strip page reprint.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper comic strip page reprint.

"C'mon, Nippie-- Pete won't come out now!" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper comic strip page reprints with a one row strip titled "Nippie" running along the top.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Stop, thief!! You can't escape the Doll Man!"]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. ["Oh Doctor- I always have to unwrap things"]
    Off the Record
  3. 2. [The FBI Agent Killing]
    The Clock
  4. 3. ["Jane, I'm going to like this lake"]
    Jane Arden; Lena Pry
  5. 4. [The Phoney Gold Shipment]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  6. 5. A Lively Day
    Bungle Family
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  8. 7. ["Don't take drinkin' water outta th' well"]
    Off the Record
  9. 8. [Collision at Sea]
    Spin Shaw
  10. 9. ["Ned, our old rivals, the Commerce students"]
    Ned Brant
  11. 10. [The Fate of the DRAGON]
    Captain Fortune
  12. 11. ["Vincent's Diary- I didn't know that he was keeping one..."]
    Lala Palooza
  13. 12. [The Bomber Engine Robberies]
    Doll Man
  14. 13. "Hey Pop- look- there's a man throwing knives at a lady!"
    Big Top
  15. 14. [The Bridge Blasters]
    Rance Keane
  16. 15. ["Now here is the man"]
    Joe Palooka
  17. 16. ["Just give me ways and means"]
    Dixie Dugan; Good Deed Dotty
  18. 17. Smoke Screen
  19. 18. ["Say- are ya sure we're takin' this money"]
    Off The Record
  20. 19. The World's First Vault over Fourteen Feet
    They're Still Talking
  21. 20. [The Dr. Croft Ruby Mystery: Part 1]
    Charlie Chan
  22. 21. ["Hmm- some pitcher-- the Square Shooter!"]
    Toddy
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Mortimer Mum
  24. 23. ["Gee, Benton- just when you need money most"]
    Slim and Tubby
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  26. 25. "C'mon, Nippie-- Pete won't come out now!"
    Mickey Finn; Nippie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bill Devine
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance