(August 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); Rance Keane (inset); Captain Future [Tyrone Future] (inset); Spin Shaw (inset)
Keywords:
diving boards; swimming pools; swimsuits

[The Return of Wampum] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Dr. Roberts; Wampum; Old Fella; Briney (first appearance; villain); Sloop; The crew of the Black Gull (first appearance; villain)

[Hong Kong the Mandarin] (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; Lola Pritchard; Hong Kong (first appearance; villain; a character in Pee Wee's dream)

[Johnny Micewuller] (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

[Danse Macabe] (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; A skeletal fiddler (introduction)

Indexer Notes

This story was obviously inspired by Saint-Saens's "Danse Macabre".

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

[The Disappearance of Tim Benson] (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:
Captain Crane (villain); Philip Kemp (first appearance; villain); Tim Benson (first appearance); Betty Benson (first appearance)

[Action On the Amazon] (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]; Maj. Hollis (first appearance); Antzec (first appearance; villain; death)

["Huh!- A little sissy-"] (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 didn't write this strip.

[The Ghost Ship] (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] (last appearance); The Ghost Pirates (first appearance; villains; death)

[Murder In Apartment 2-B] (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]; Tommy (bellhop, introduction); Mr. Hill (villain, introduction)

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.

["Sarge this nut says a gorilla swiped his hat an' coat!"] (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.

[The Arson Plot] (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; A fire inspector (first appearance; villain); his crony (first appearance; villain)

The Killer (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

["Joe-I'm only getting twenty five miles to the gallon of liniment!"] (Table of Contents)

Have a Laugh / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Foiled Assassination (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; Frantz (villain, introduction, death); Pratz (villain, introduction, death); un-named spies (villains, introduction for all, all die); Karl Korn (villain, introduction)

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. Jim Amash, in the Quality Companion (TwoMorrows, 2011 series) #1 states the art in this issue IS by Campbell.

["Ya say your Uncle Phil went fishin' with Clancy and Mr. Houlihan"] (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:
  • from Mickey Finn daily

[Valley of the Cavemen] (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; Prof. Ford Cawthorne (first appearance); A tribe of cavemen (first appearance; all but one die)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. [The Return of Wampum]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [Hong Kong the Mandarin]
    Rance Keane
  4. 3. [Johnny Micewuller]
    Poison Ivy
  5. 4. [Danse Macabe]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  6. 5. [The Disappearance of Tim Benson]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  7. 6. [Action On the Amazon]
    Spin Shaw
  8. 7. ["Huh!- A little sissy-"]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [The Ghost Ship]
    Captain Fortune
  10. 9. [Murder In Apartment 2-B]
    The Voice
  11. 10. ["Sarge this nut says a gorilla swiped his hat an' coat!"]
    Big Top
  12. 11. [The Arson Plot]
    Rusty Ryan
  13. 12. The Killer
  14. 13. ["Joe-I'm only getting twenty five miles to the gallon of liniment!"]
    Have a Laugh
  15. 14. The Foiled Assassination
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  16. 15. ["Ya say your Uncle Phil went fishin' with Clancy and Mr. Houlihan"]
    Mickey Finn
  17. 16. [Valley of the Cavemen]
    Samar
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance