(June 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)

Lala Palooza / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lala Palooza; Vincent; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Captain Future [Tyrone Future] (inset); Spin Shaw (inset)

[Back From the Dead] (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / comic story / 9 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]; Professor Roberts; Molly Shean (introduction); Tim Shean (introduction); Gat Granet (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Darrel soon discovers that he no longer needs his special pill in order to shrink in size. Instead, he invents another pill that makes his body rigid and the heart imperceptible.

[Rance's New York Adventure] (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; Harry the Hawk (first appearance; villain)

Spy Scent (Table of Contents)

Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Campbell
Pencils:
Harry Campbell
Inks:
Harry Campbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; spy
Characters:
Captain Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy; Tanya Slavska (villain, introduction); Josef (villain, introduction); Karel (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who states that Campbell was the writer of this feature from 1940-42 and Henry Weston Taylor was the artist, although evidences exists that Campbell did the art on some issues.

[Mona, Queen of the Apes] (Table of Contents)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as John Charles]
Pencils:
Robert Hayward Webb; Ann Brewster
Inks:
Ann Brewster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Samar; Mona (first appearance; villain; death)

[Join the Army] (Table of Contents)

Poison Ivy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gill Fox
Pencils:
Gill Fox
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Poison Ivy

Navy Planes In Mass Flight To Philippines (Table of Contents)

Spin Shaw / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw] (first appearance); Princess Lahania (first appearance; villain); The Cherubus (first appearance; villain)

The Well Dressed Man (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 revision from John Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. According to the Who's Who, Devlin did not write this strip.

[The Lady Pirate] (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]; a lady pirate (villain, introduction, death); Brak (villain, introduction, death)

The Solving of the World's Greatest Counterfeit Case (Table of Contents)

The Voice / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Voice [Mr. Elixir]; A counterfeiting gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
The Voice brazenly takes access of a bank's speaker system to send alert as the Voice, leading to the rescue of the bank's kidnapped President.

Indexer Notes

Stan Aschmeier created the Voice, but the Who's Who does not credit him with writing the feature. So writer credit of Stan Asch ? is revised to a ? by Craig Delich 2014-1-6.

[The Mystery of the Bloody Sword] (Table of Contents)

Zero, Ghost Detective / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Zero; Major Fawcett (introduction); Miss Fawcett (introduction); Mr. Fawcett (introduction, death); Ghosts of African slaves (villains, introduction for all, all die)

Indexer Notes

Toni Blum is the only person identified by the Who's Who as the writer for this feature from 1940-43.

The Dead Return (Table of Contents)

Perry Scott / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott

[The Reforming of Mr. Grudge] (Table of Contents)

Rusty Ryan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; children; spy
Characters:
Rusty Ryan; Mr. Grudge (first appearance); Ed (first appearance; Whitey (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Ed and Whitey are two boys of Boyville.

The Great Shotzo (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 revision from John Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. According to the Who's Who, Devlin never wrote this strip.

["Ma, Mr. Jensen said he'd fix our parlor floor up fine for $10"] (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

[Murder In the Beaver Mine] (Table of Contents)

Reynolds of the Mounted / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. [Back From the Dead]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [Rance's New York Adventure]
    Rance Keane
  4. 3. Spy Scent
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  5. 4. [Mona, Queen of the Apes]
    Samar
  6. 5. [Join the Army]
    Poison Ivy
  7. 6. Navy Planes In Mass Flight To Philippines
    Spin Shaw
  8. 7. The Well Dressed Man
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [The Lady Pirate]
    Captain Fortune
  10. 9. The Solving of the World's Greatest Counterfeit Case
    The Voice
  11. 10. [The Mystery of the Bloody Sword]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  12. 11. The Dead Return
    Perry Scott
  13. 12. [The Reforming of Mr. Grudge]
    Rusty Ryan
  14. 13. The Great Shotzo
    Big Top
  15. 14. ["Ma, Mr. Jensen said he'd fix our parlor floor up fine for $10"]
    Mickey Finn
  16. 15. [Murder In the Beaver Mine]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
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