(April 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume:
[1]
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940-02-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Editing:
Edward 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 given in the previous issue.

On sale date confirmed by the publication date and a volume number was found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 449966. Volume number not listed in the indicia.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Finn / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mickey Finn; The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Lala Palooza (inset); Joe Palooka (inset); Big Top (inset); Reynolds of the Mounties (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Captain Fortune (inset); Jane Arden (inset); Ned Bryant (inset); Rance Keane (inset)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Off the Record / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Reed (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Reed (signed)
Inks:
Ed Reed ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

This is the inside-front cover, and is printed in two-tone reds only.

[The Death Room] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Tim Smith; Grimes (villain, jewel thief, introduction)
Synopsis:
Doll Man borrows a model plane owned by Tim Smith to use as his personal aircraft in going after Grimes, a hideous jewel thief. After capturing the felon, Doll Man returns the plane to Smith along with a $10 bill.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[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
Reprints:
  • Reprints from Rube Goldberg's Side Show Sunday (Rube Goldberg) XXXX-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
drama
Reprints:
  • Reprint of four Jane Arden Sunday pages (Register and Tribune Syndicate)
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[The Wicked Duke] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Captain Fortune [Tyrone Fortune]; Duke Edward of Kent (first appearance; villain)
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ham Fisher (signed)
Pencils:
Ham Fisher (signed)
Inks:
Ham Fisher (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:
  • Reprint of four Joe Palooka Sunday pages (McNaught Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

Continued in Big Shot Comics (Columbia, 1940 series) #1

[Cal Hennings's Rustlers] (Table of Contents)

Rance Keane, the Knight of the West / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rance Keane

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Toddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Marcoux (signed)
Pencils:
George Marcoux (signed)
Inks:
George Marcoux (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.
The feature is on two half-pages, with Mortimer Mum.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Sakren [as Sakren] (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Sakren [as Sakren] (signed)
Inks:
Bill Sakren [as Sakren] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. The feature is on two half-pages, with Toddy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Off the Record / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Reed (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Reed (signed)
Inks:
Ed Reed ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[The Poison Gas Formula] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
George E. Brenner ?
Pencils:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Inks:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Police Captain Kane (cameo); Benny (airfield mechanic); Heizer (villain, introduction); foreign spy ring (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
While pursing thieves who had stolen a secret military poison gas formula, the Clock leaps from his airplane and lands on another below. The crooks use the gas on him, but he is unaffected, and he theorizes that his mask must have been wet and prevented the gas from penetrating.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Clock's next appearance is in Crack Comics (Quality, 1940 series) #1 [May 1940].

According to the Who's Who, Brenner only wrote this strip for overseas comics in 1937, and is listed for art only after that time for remaining adventures on the strip. A ? is added, therefore, after his name in script section. However, one should note the actual credit : "A complete story by Geo. E. Brenner".

[no title indexed] (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.

[Jasper Orin, Gun Runner] (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]; Jasper Orin (first appearance; villain)

[Episode 31] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
sports
Reprints:
  • Reprint of four Sunday pages (Register and Tribune Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[The Dr. Croft Ruby Mystery: Part 2] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Alfred Andriola (signed)
Pencils:
Alfred Andriola (signed)
Inks:
Alfred Andriola (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Charlie Chan

Indexer Notes

Continued in Big Shot Comics (Columbia, 1940 series) #1.

Magic On the Rink (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert E. Jones (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Open Season On Car Salesmen (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
H. J. Tuthill (signed)
Pencils:
H. J. Tuthill (signed)
Inks:
H. J. Tuthill (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:
  • Reprint of two Sunday pages (McNaught Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

Continued in Big Shot Comics (Columbia, 1940 series) #1.

[The Escaped Convicts] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Art Pinajian (signed)
Pencils:
Art Pinajian (signed)
Inks:
Art Pinajian (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

Mike McTigue's Grand Display of Gameness (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; sports

["Brain Derby full dress test..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • Reprints from Rube Goldberg's Side Show Sunday (Rube Goldberg) XXXX-XX-XX

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Reprints:
  • Reprint of two Sunday pages (McNaught Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

The top tier of each page features Good Deed Dotty.

Continued in Big Shot Comics (Columbia, 1940 series) #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Off the Record / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Reed (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Reed (signed)
Inks:
Ed Reed ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Lank Leonard (signed)
Pencils:
Lank Leonard (signed)
Inks:
Lank Leonard (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The top tier of each page is Nippie, also by Lank Leonard.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  3. 2. [The Death Room]
    The Doll Man
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Jane Arden
  6. 5. [The Wicked Duke]
    Captain Fortune
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Joe Palooka
  9. 8. [Cal Hennings's Rustlers]
    Rance Keane, the Knight of the West
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Toddy
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Mortimer Mum
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  13. 12. [The Poison Gas Formula]
    The Clock Strikes
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  15. 14. [Jasper Orin, Gun Runner]
    Spin Shaw
  16. 15. [Episode 31]
    Slim and Tubby
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Ned Brant
  18. 17. [The Dr. Croft Ruby Mystery: Part 2]
    Charlie Chan
  19. 18. Magic On the Rink
  20. 19. Open Season On Car Salesmen
    Bungle Family
  21. 20. [The Escaped Convicts]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  22. 21. Mike McTigue's Grand Display of Gameness
    They're Still Talking About
  23. 22. ["Brain Derby full dress test..."]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Dixie Dugan
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bill Devine
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance