(November 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1940-09-25
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

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)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Spin Shaw (inset); Lala Palooza (inset); Rance Keane (inset); Samar (inset)

[The Deadly Toymaker] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Kurt Killdor (first appearance; villain; death); Gimpy (first appearance; villain); other crooks (first appearance; villains)
Synopsis
Darrel Dane becomes a government detective.

[Mystery at the World's Fair] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
William A. Smith
Pencils
William A. Smith [as Will Arthur]
Inks
William A. Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rance Keane; Harvey Topping (first appearance); Frank Topping (first appearance; villain)

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

Mickey Finn / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mickey - I just heard that your uncle Phil won a turkey at Clancy's!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

The Band of Treason (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Henry (villain, introduction); un-named "Band" members (villains, introduction for all)

[Queen of the Bat-Men] (Table of Contents: 5)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar; The Bat-Men (first appearance; villains; all die); Queen Nevar (first appearance; villain; death)

[Action in Guatemala] (Table of Contents: 6)

Spin Shaw / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Clark Williams
Inks
Clark Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]

[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
Pardon me, aren't you Vincent Palooza who used to go to school with me?
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

[Mission to the Spirit World] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Toni Blum
Pencils
Charles Sultan ?
Inks
Charles Sultan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Zero; Mr. Tobias Finch (introduction); Mrs. Tobias Finch (introduction); Sylvia Finch (introduction); Madam Aura (a medium, introduction)
Synopsis
Zero's fellow mystic, Madam Aura, sends him into the spirit world after a young woman, where he uses his "ring of the moon" to affect the spirits under moonlight.

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggegsted by the Who's Who.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sure, Butch -- you can have the day off!
Genre
humor

[Origin of the Ace of Space] (Table of Contents: 10)

Ace of Space / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
H. Weston Taylor (signed)
Pencils
Harry Campbell (signed)
Inks
Harry Campbell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Ace of Space [Ace Egan] (introduction, origin); Jennings (Egan's butler, introduction); an alien (introduction, death); The Slogons (villains, introduction, all die)
Synopsis
Ace encounters a red and yellow alien spaceship while piloting his private plane, and is able to communicate with the being inside, who warns of an impending invasion by the Slogans. Before the creature dies, he bequeaths a power belt to Ace, which gives him great powers and which he uses to defeat the alien invasion force.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit confirmed by Jim Amash in the Quality Companion (Nopvember, 2011).

[The Hunting Trip] (Table of Contents: 11)

Homer Doodle and Son / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Arthur Beeman
Pencils
Arthur Beeman
Inks
Arthur Beeman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mr. Homer Doodle (first appearance); Mrs. Homer Doodle (first appearance); Bud Doodle (first appearance)

The Curse of Quetzal (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Robert M. Hyatt?
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

[Trouble on the Rubber Plantation] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dusty Dane; Wolf Hennick (first appearance; villain; death); the Mouse (first appearance; villain; death); Patricia Morley (first appearance)

[The Game with Stamford] (Table of Contents: 14)

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; Chuck (introduction)

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits from Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

The Mighty Mite versus Muscletoe (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy; Muscletoe (first appearance; villain); The Great Colosso (first appearance; a superhero)

[The Sinister Lighthouse] (Table of Contents: 16)

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
Sgt. Jim Reynolds, RCMP; Waxey Ginzo (first appearance; villain; death); Tito (first appearance; villain; death)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. [The Deadly Toymaker]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [Mystery at the World's Fair]
    Rance Keane
  4. 3. ["Mickey - I just heard that your uncle Phil won a turkey at Clancy's!"]
    Mickey Finn
  5. 4. The Band of Treason
    Captain Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  6. 5. [Queen of the Bat-Men]
    Samar
  7. 6. [Action in Guatemala]
    Spin Shaw
  8. 7. ["Pardon me, aren't you Vincent Palooza who used to go to school with me?"]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [Mission to the Spirit World]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  10. 9. ["Sure, Butch -- you can have the day off!"]
    Big Top
  11. 10. [Origin of the Ace of Space]
    Ace of Space
  12. 11. [The Hunting Trip]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  13. 12. The Curse of Quetzal
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. [Trouble on the Rubber Plantation]
    Dusty Dane
  15. 14. [The Game with Stamford]
    Rusty Ryan
  16. 15. The Mighty Mite versus Muscletoe
    Poison Ivy
  17. 16. [The Sinister Lighthouse]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
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