(October 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-08-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Ed Cronin

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh Vincent -- Don't take any sass from that peddler!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Rance Keane (inset); Samar (inset); Spin Shaw (inset)

Indexer Notes

Jim Amash, in The Quality Companion from TwoMorrows, states that Gill Fox began doing covers on Feature Comics with issue #54. So the "Gil Fox ?" credit we had has been removed.

The Laughing Puppeteer (Table of Contents: 1)

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]; Martha Roberts; Professor Roberts; Bombasto (villain, introduction); Giuseppe (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Doll Man must face and defeat the evil puppeteer named Bombasto, who uses shrunken corpses in his work.

[The Electric Cage Trap] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Bill Smith (signed as Will Arthur)
Pencils
Bill Smith (signed as Will Arthur)
Inks
Bill Smith (signed as Will Arthur)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier; adventure
Characters
Rance Keane; Lola Pritchard; Prof. English; A racketeer (first appearance; villain)

[The Black Wolf] (Table of Contents: 3)

Poison Ivy [Quality] / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gill Fox (signed as Gilbert Theodore)
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed as Gilbert Theodore)
Inks
Gill Fox (signed as Gilbert Theodore)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy; The Black Wolf (first appearance; villain); Mr. Gunn (first appearance; villain)

[Call of the North] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier; adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Duke Jackson (first appearance; villain)

[Mutiny on the Ghost Galleon] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Toni Blum (signed as Noel Fowler)
Pencils
Charles Sultan ?
Inks
Charles Sultan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Zero; Shiela (introduction); Don (introduction); The ghost crew of the Flying Skull (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

Compare art with Hit #1.

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

[The Kidnapped Heiress] (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; adventure
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Mr. Tolliver (first appearance); Betty Tolliver (first appearance); Count Vaslav (first appearance; villain; death)

[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
Lala did I ever tell you abou the time I paddled up the Niagara River?
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

[The Horse Race To Save Boyville] (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

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Have a Laugh / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quick Police! There's been a murder here!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Final appearance in Feature Comics. Have a Laugh appears next in National Comics (Quality Comics, 1940 Series) #12.

Tap Trap (Table of Contents: 10)

Captain 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; Louise Lovely (villain, introduction); Anton (villain, introduction); Otto (villain, introductiuon)

Aboard the Ghost Ship (Table of Contents: 11)

The Voice [Quality] / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Voice [Mr. Elixir]; Gerald Carder (villain, villain, death)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

The Voice wears a cape and a hat in this story.

Antidote (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yeah, he set fire to the bearded lady's whiskers!
Genre
humor

[Dmitri the Pearl Thief] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Vern Henkel
Pencils
Vern Henkel
Inks
Vern Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dusty Dane; Dimitri (first appearance; villain)

[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
Who went swimmin' with your Uncle Phil?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Amazons of Nesbo] (Table of Contents: 16)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
John Charles
Pencils
John Cassone ?
Inks
John Cassone ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Samar; Queen Sopho (first appearance); Ishta (first appearance); Leba (first appearance); other Amazons of Nesbo (first appearance); Gaol (first appearance); other men of Nesbo (first appearance); Nubians (first appearance; villains)

Indexer Notes

Compare art with Doll Man #3.
John Charles, as used at Quality Comics, was a house name used for multiple writers. It is not the UK writer John Charles who started his career in the 1990s.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Oh Vincent -- Don't take any sass from that peddler!"]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. The Laughing Puppeteer
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [The Electric Cage Trap]
    Rance Keane
  4. 3. [The Black Wolf]
    Poison Ivy [Quality]
  5. 4. [Call of the North]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  6. 5. [Mutiny on the Ghost Galleon]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  7. 6. [The Kidnapped Heiress]
    Spin Shaw
  8. 7. ["Lala did I ever tell you abou the time I paddled up the Niagara River?"]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [The Horse Race To Save Boyville]
    Rusty Ryan
  10. 9. ["Quick Police! There's been a murder here!"]
    Have a Laugh
  11. 10. Tap Trap
    Captain Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  12. 11. Aboard the Ghost Ship
    The Voice [Quality]
  13. 12. Antidote
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. ["Yeah, he set fire to the bearded lady's whiskers!"]
    Big Top
  15. 14. [Dmitri the Pearl Thief]
    Dusty Dane
  16. 15. ["Who went swimmin' with your Uncle Phil?"]
    Mickey Finn
  17. 16. [The Amazons of Nesbo]
    Samar
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