(May 1950)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand:
A Quality Comic Publication
Editing:
Harry Stein (editor); Elaine Allen; Gloria Bley; Alfred Grenet (associate editors)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Flame (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; The Flame [Northcross]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Al Bryant did not do any art for Quality in 1948 as he suffered a nervous breakdown and left the industry. Credits corrected per Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["Storm Was His Stock In Trade!!"] (Table of Contents)

The Doll Man / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Professor Roberts; Martha Roberts; un-named town Mayor; Pluvius (villain, introduction); Daya (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Doll Man must battle the evil Pluvius, who has invented a terrible rain-making device and is seeking to blackmail towns in order to get the rain to stop.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cornville District

Indexer Notes

Artist revision from Bill Ward to Spranger by Bill Black 2013-11-21.

The Flame (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts; Loreen Andrews (introduction); Zeno (introduction, death); The Flame [Northcross] (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

[The Dog Show Gig] (Table of Contents)

Torchy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Torcy Todd; Ed; Tess; Mr. Boris McGinty (first appearance); Mrs. Boris McGinty (first appearance)
Reprints:
Keywords:
adult

Midge the Mighty (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Midge Pulham (the smallest detective on the force)

[The Undertaker and Tom Thumb] (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts; The Undertaker (villain); Tom Thumb (villain)
Synopsis:
When the Undertaker and Tom Thumb inadvertently help each other steal Egyptian treasure, they decide that whoever could kill the Doll Man could keep the jewels!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Compare with Torchy story. Bill Ward did not draw this story. Art credits confirmed by Bill Black, thus revision of pencil credit (Dan Zolnerovich ?) and inker credit (Jack Katz ?) to John Spranger, added by Craig Delich 2013-2-14.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Flame
    Doll Man
  2. 1. ["Storm Was His Stock In Trade!!"]
    The Doll Man
  3. 2. The Flame
    Doll Man
  4. 3. [The Dog Show Gig]
    Torchy
  5. 4. Midge the Mighty
  6. 5. [The Undertaker and Tom Thumb]
    Doll Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin