(September 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-07-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
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

Issue Notes

On sale date given in the previous issue. The on-sale date from Feature Comics #35 matches the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Lalapalooza (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Rance Keane (inset); Samar (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Big Top (inset); Poison Ivy (inset); Zero (inset); Dusty Dane (inset); Reynolds of the Mounted (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset)
Keywords
safe

Indexer Notes

In the Quality Companion from TwoMorrows, Jim Amash states that Gill Fox began doing Doll Man covers with Feature Comics #54, so his dubious credit removed and replaced with ? by Craig Delich.

[Python the Brain Thief] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Professor Roberts; Python (villain, introduction, death); Professor Kreeper (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
When the Police discover headless bodies along the river, The Doll Man must use all of his cunning and wits to prevent the Python from stealing his brain!
Reprints

[The Anti-Cancer Serum] (Table of Contents: 2)

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. English (first appearance; villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Big Top / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm goin' right in an' put th' bite on the boss-
Genre
humor

[Captured by the Amazons] (Table of Contents: 4)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as John Charles]
Pencils
Chuck Mazoujian ?
Inks
Chuck Mazoujian ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar; Lazana (first appearance; villain); Lazana's Amazons (first appearance; villains)

[The Narcotics Ring] (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Red Baylor (first appearance; villain); Spike (first appearance; villain); Madge Carr (first appearance; villain); other members of a narcotics ring (first appearance; villain)

[The Mail Plane Spies] (Table of Contents: 6)

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]; Anne Antos (first appearance); V: Heinrich Muller (first appearance; villain; death); Greg Rucker (first appearance; villain; death); Joe (first appearance; villain; death); another pilot (first appearance; villain; death); Pedro (first appearance; villain); Pinky (first appearance; villain); Slim (first appearance; villain); Shorty (first appearance; villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay then -- if 'm worthess you won't care what's gonna happen to me!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

[The Twin Kidnappers] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; Roger (introduction); Smiley (Roger's father, introduction); two identical twins (villains, introduction for both)

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[Captives of Captain Frosk] (Table of Contents: 9)

Dusty Dane / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vernon Henkel
Pencils
Vernon Henkel
Inks
Vernon Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dusty Dane (first appearance); Mike Cardigan (first appearance); Captain Frosk (first appearance; villain; death)

[Ban on Chewing Gum] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy; McNasty and his gang (first appearanc;e villains)

Murder Tunes In (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Asch
Inks
Stan Asch
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Voice [Mr. Elixir]; Tommy (bellhop); John Burke (villain, introduction)

Spook Ship (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Robert M. Hyatt
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

The Mystery Motor (Table of Contents: 13)

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; Weatherbee (first appearance)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poor Hubert-- He couldn't find anyone else to play catch with!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can your Uncle Phil really swim as good as he says he can, Mickey?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Ghost's Vengeance] (Table of Contents: 16)

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; Jim Darwell (introduction, flashback); Nell Farrel Darwell (introduction, flashback, death); Jane Darwell (introduction); Stephen Fiske (villain, a ghost, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. [Python the Brain Thief]
    The Doll Man
  3. 2. [The Anti-Cancer Serum]
    Rance Keane
  4. 3. ["I'm goin' right in an' put th' bite on the boss-"]
    Big Top
  5. 4. [Captured by the Amazons]
    Samar
  6. 5. [The Narcotics Ring]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  7. 6. [The Mail Plane Spies]
    Spin Shaw
  8. 7. ["Okay then -- if 'm worthess you won't care what's gonna happen to me!"]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [The Twin Kidnappers]
    Rusty Ryan
  10. 9. [Captives of Captain Frosk]
    Dusty Dane
  11. 10. [Ban on Chewing Gum]
    Poison Ivy
  12. 11. Murder Tunes In
    The Voice
  13. 12. Spook Ship
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. The Mystery Motor
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  15. 14. ["Poor Hubert-- He couldn't find anyone else to play catch with!"]
    Have a Laugh
  16. 15. ["Can your Uncle Phil really swim as good as he says he can, Mickey?"]
    Mickey Finn
  17. 16. [The Ghost's Vengeance]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bob Hughes
  • Bill Devine
  • Del Gruber
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  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
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