(July 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)

The Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Lala Palooza (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Rance Keane (inset); Captain Fortune [Tyrone Fortune] (inset)

[El Diablo Blanco] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Professor Roberts; Martha Roberts; El Diablo Blanco (horse descended from Montezuma's own horse); Wampum (an Indian, introduction, Professor Robert's friend) Cortez (introduction, flashback); Montezuma (introduction, flashback); Tod Gunther (introduction); Quincy Gregg (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Doll Man hides himself behind El Diablo Blanco to give the impresson that the steed could talk, an act which helps Wampum save his land. The horse was then tamed by Doll Man and used to pursue his enemy right off a cliff!

[Sacrifice At Tafu] (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]; An Aztec queen (first appearance); a high priest (first appearance); A giant (first appearance; villain; death)

[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.

[Ghost of the Coolnook Church] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Toni Blum [as Noel Fowler] (signed)
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Zero; Rev. Atwell (introduction); Jean Atwell (introduction); Buno (introduction); a ghost (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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

[The Wildman of Wolf's Head Bay] (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:
Tom Paxton (first appearance; villain); The "Wildman" (first appearance); Marie DuBois (first appearance); Madam DuBois (first appearance); Jean (first appearance)

[Arctic Survival Mission] (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]; Muggsy (first appearance); Mr. Carter (first appearance); Dorothy Carter (first appearance)

[Super Chap] (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

Superman satire. 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 Shakespeare Snatch] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
William A. Smith
Pencils:
William A. Smith (Will Arthur)
Inks:
William A. Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Rance Keane; Lola Pritchard; Prof. Thespis (first appearance)

[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

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The One-Man Brooklyn Dodgers] (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
Synopsis:
Poison Ivy plays on behalf of the Brooklyn Dodgers--and beats the New York Yankees 268 to nothing!!

The Black Mask (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]; The Black Mask (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Voice begins fielding requests for help and installed a special one-way mirror when he interviewed his clients, speaking to them from the mirror. One of the requests led the Voice to engage the mysterious Black Mask in battle.

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.

Flaming River (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott

The Hearing Eye (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:
Capt. Bruce Blackburn; Carlos (villain, introduction); Josef (villain, introduction); two un-named spies (villains, introduction for both)

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who lists Harry Francis Campbell as writer of this strip from 1940-42 and Henry Weston Taylor as the artist for the same period. However, evidence exists that Campbell did the art on some issues.

[Mystery In the Mine Shaft] (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; Rocky (first appearance; villain); Hank (first appearance; villain)

[The Panther Men] (Table of Contents)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Celardo? (John Charles)
Inks:
John Celardo?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Samar; Nolon (first appearance); Lan (first appearance); The Panther Men (first appearance; villains); Nako (first appearance; villain)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. [El Diablo Blanco]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [Sacrifice At Tafu]
    Captain Fortune
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  5. 4. [Ghost of the Coolnook Church]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  6. 5. [The Wildman of Wolf's Head Bay]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  7. 6. [Arctic Survival Mission]
    Spin Shaw
  8. 7. [Super Chap]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [The Shakespeare Snatch]
    Rance Keane
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  11. 10. [The One-Man Brooklyn Dodgers]
    Poison Ivy
  12. 11. The Black Mask
    The Voice
  13. 12. Flaming River
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. The Hearing Eye
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  15. 14. [Mystery In the Mine Shaft]
    Rusty Ryan
  16. 15. [The Panther Men]
    Samar
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Dan Kocher
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance