(January 1941)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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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

Issue Notes

Comic Favorites Inc 322 Main St, Stamford, CT
Editor Edward Cronin 322 Main St, Stamford, Ct
Bus Mgr Everett M. Arnold 198 Shore Rd, Old Greenwich, Ct
Owners: Everett M. Arnold, Claire C. Arnold
Henry P. Martin Jr 8 Fowler Dr Des Moines, IA
Frank J. Murphy 194 Wesner St Larchmont, NY
Printed in Cleveland OH


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]

[Candy and Sabotage] (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]; Martha Roberts; Gruber (first appearance; villain); Adolf (first appearance; villain); other spies (first appearance; villains; one spy dies)

[The Treasure Hunt] (Table of Contents: 2)

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; Harvey Topping; The Eye (villain); Bat Crawley (first appearance; villain)

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

Big Top / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of course, the show can stand some building up!
Genre
humor

[The Dark House of Arno Cain] (Table of Contents: 4)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as John Charles]
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar; Jean (first appearance); Arno Cain (first appearance; villain; death)

Vote for Sardini or Else (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy; Sardini (first appearance; villain)

[Speed, Inc.] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Ace of Space [Ace Egan]; Dr. Devlin (villain, introduction); Karl and Speed, Inc. (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Ace must go up against the evil Dr. Devlin, who has invented a serum that gives men super-speed.

Indexer Notes

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

The Spell of the Albatross (Table of Contents: 7)

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; un-named girl (introduction); the girl's two brothers (villains, introduction for both); un-named ghosts (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

Story inspired by Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner."

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Vincent! Don't tell me you're a soldier!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

Seven Seas Cafe (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; Patricia Morley; Tondas (first appearance; villain); Bulok (first appearance; villain)

United States Fleet Leaves for Two-Day Makeover (Table of Contents: 10)

Spin Shaw / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Ann Grace (first appearance); Mr. Wonga (first appearance; villain; death)

Kids of Calamity (Table of Contents: 11)

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
The Destroying Demon [Captain Bruce Blackburn]; Colonel Jordan; The Band (villains); Gurk (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
After dealing with the Un-American Band, the Destroying Demon reveals his identity to Colonel Jordan.

Indexer Notes

Blackburn appears as "The Destroying Demon" for the last time and also uses his rubber cable trick for the last time.

Mediterranean Madness (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

[Statement of Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.] (Table of Contents: 13)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Everett M. Arnold
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Comic Favorites Inc 322 Main St, Stamford, CT
Editor Edward Cronin 322 Main St, Stamford, Ct
Bus Mgr Everett M. Arnold 198 Shore Rd, Old Greenwich, Ct
Owners: Everett M. Arnold, Claire C. Arnold
Henry P. Martin Jr 8 Fowler Dr Des Moines, IA
Frank J. Murphy 194 Wesner St Larchmont, NY
Printed in Cleveland OH

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

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
So your Uncle Phil bet Houlihan he'd be first in the gates at the World Series, eh Mickey?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Fifty Thousand Dollar Package] (Table of Contents: 15)

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; Butch (villain, introduction); Butch's partner (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Pencils
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Inks
Arthur Beeman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Pop - Why don't you come down and play some ball wth me and my pals?
Genre
humor

[Aru the Mountain Boy] (Table of Contents: 17)

Reynolds of the Mounted / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sgt. Jim Reynolds, RCMP; Aru (first appearance); White Eagle (first appearance); an Indian chief (first appearance; death); Grayson (first appearance; villain; death); Buck (first appearance; villain)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. [Candy and Sabotage]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [The Treasure Hunt]
    Rance Keane
  4. 3. ["Of course, the show can stand some building up!"]
    Big Top
  5. 4. [The Dark House of Arno Cain]
    Samar
  6. 5. Vote for Sardini or Else
    Poison Ivy
  7. 6. [Speed, Inc.]
    Ace of Space
  8. 7. The Spell of the Albatross
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  9. 8. ["Vincent! Don't tell me you're a soldier!"]
    Lala Palooza
  10. 9. Seven Seas Cafe
    Dusty Dane
  11. 10. United States Fleet Leaves for Two-Day Makeover
    Spin Shaw
  12. 11. Kids of Calamity
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  13. 12. Mediterranean Madness
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. [Statement of Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.]
  15. 14. ["So your Uncle Phil bet Houlihan he'd be first in the gates at the World Series, eh Mickey?"]
    Mickey Finn
  16. 15. [The Fifty Thousand Dollar Package]
    Rusty Ryan
  17. 16. ["Hey Pop - Why don't you come down and play some ball wth me and my pals?"]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  18. 17. [Aru the Mountain Boy]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
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