(October 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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.

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:
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; Lola Pritchard; Prof. English; A racketeer (first appearance; villain)

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

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

Script:
Gill Fox [as Gilbert Theodore]
Pencils:
Gill Fox
Inks:
Gill Fox
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
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 [as Noel Fowler] (signed)
Pencils:
Charles Sultan ?
Inks:
Charles Sultan ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Indexer Notes

Compare art with Hit #1.

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

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

["Lala did I ever tell you abou the time I paddled up the Niagara River?"] (Table of Contents: 7)

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 feature.

[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.

["Quick Police! There's been a murder here!"] (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

Genre:
humor

Tap Trap (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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.

Aboard the Ghost Ship (Table of Contents: 11)

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]; Gerald Carder (villain, villain, death)

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.

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

["Yeah, he set fire to the bearded lady's whiskers!"] (Table of Contents: 13)

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.

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

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

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

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

["Who went swimmin' with your Uncle Phil?"] (Table of Contents: 15)

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 Amazons of Nesbo] (Table of Contents: 16)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as John Charles]
Pencils:
John Cassone ?
Inks:
John Cassone ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
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.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. The Laughing Puppeteer
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [The Electric Cage Trap]
    Rance Keane
  4. 3. [The Black Wolf]
    Poison Ivy
  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
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  12. 11. Aboard the Ghost Ship
    The Voice
  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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance