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(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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

This is the inside-front cover

[The Death Room] (Table of Contents)

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:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Tim Smith; Grimes (villain, introduction, jewel thief)
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
Pencils:
Russell E. Ross
Inks:
Russell E. Ross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
drama
Reprints:
  • Reprinted from Jane Arden daily or Sunday ? (Register and Tribune Syndicate) XXXX-XX-XX - XXXX-XX-XX ?
Keywords:
soap opera

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[The Wicked Duke] (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]; Duke Edward of Kent (first appearance; villain)

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

Reprints:
  • Reprinted from Joe Palooka daily or Sunday ? (McNaught Syndicate) XXXX-XX-XX - XXXX-XX-XX ?

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script:
William A. Smith
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
Pencils:
George Marcoux
Inks:
George Marcoux
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.
The feature is on two half-pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. The feature is on two half-pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

[The Poison Gas Formula] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Heizer (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
While pursing thieves who had stolen a secret military 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].

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

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[no title indexed] (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
Reprints:
  • Reprinted Ned Brant daily or Sunday ? (Register and Tribune Syndicate) XXXX-XX-XX - XXXX-XX-XX ?

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
Pencils:
Alfred Andriola
Inks:
Alfred Andriola
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
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
Pencils:
H. J. Tuthill
Inks:
H. J. Tuthill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:
  • Reprinted Bungle Family daily or Sunday ? (McNaught Syndicate) XXXX-XX-XX - XXXX-XX-XX ?

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Mike McTigue's Grand Display (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; sports

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / filler / 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
Pencils:
J. H. Striebel
Inks:
J. H. Striebel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:
  • Reprinted from Dixie Dugan daily or Sunday ? (McNaught Syndicate) XXXX-XX-XX - XXXX-XX-XX ?

Indexer Notes

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

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints:
  • Reprinted Mickey Finn daily or Sunday ? (McNaught Syndicate) XXXX-XX-XX - XXXX-XX-XX ?
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  3. 2. [The Death Room]
    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
  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
  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
    They're Still Talking
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    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:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Devine
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance