(February 1941)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But Lala -- I didn't know the cats would be cold and need the fur!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Rance Keane (inset); Samar (inset); Spin Shaw (inset)

[Doll Man Joins the Army] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
? [as William Erwin Maxwell]
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Franklin D. Roosevelt; The Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Darrel Dane joins the Army, and is out an issue later with no explanation.

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

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

Script
Bill Smith
Pencils
Bill Smith
Inks
Bill Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier; adventure
Characters
Rance Keane; Harvey Topping; The Triolettes (first appearance); Mr. Dingley (first appearance); Mrs. Dingley (first appearance); Theodore the Great (first appearance)

The Exalted High Caliph (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor

Traitor's Telltale Light (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
Capt. Bruce Blackburn; The Band (villains)

[The Captured Cubs] (Table of Contents: 5)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
John Charles
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Samar; Ashley (first appearance; Ashley's partner (first appearance); Mike (villain; first appearance); two other crooks (first appearance; villains); The Wahilis (first appearance; villains)

Indexer Notes

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.

[Hockey Today!] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy; New York Strangers (first appearance; a hockey team); Toronto Tea Leafs (first appearance; a hockey team)

[War In Volcania] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dusty Dane; Patricia Morley; Prince Ku (first appearance); Balok (first appearance; villain; death)

[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
Just look at that suit!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

[Sacrifice to Moloch] (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Dr. Chadwick (introduction); Wanda Chadwick (introduction); un-named ghost (villain, introduction); a priest of Moloch (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

In this story, Zero performs an incantation by drawing a circular pattern -- or zero -- that transports him into the past and which also summons ghosts.

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

[The Ace in the Army] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
The Ace of Space [Ace Egan]; a gang of spies (villains, introduction)
Synopsis
Ace becomes a Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps and goes after a group of spies that have seized a new flying fortress, recovering the plane. However, an injury to the left arm, suffered by the Ace of Space during the skirmish, is noted by the base Major to Egan's left arm, and the hero's secret becomes known.

Indexer Notes

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

[Battle with the Giants] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier; adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Sgt. Jim Reynolds, RCMP

Indexer Notes

most of this story is Reynolds's dream

The Black Raider (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

[The Boat Race Murders] (Table of Contents: 13)

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; Professor Terhune (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's go soldiers!
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
Is your Uncle Phil really mad at Houlihan?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Theft of the Plane Plans] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
? [as Rex Smith]
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; adventure
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; A gang of spies (first appearance; villains); Gregory (first appearance; villain; death); Jim Drake (first appearance; villain; death)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["But Lala -- I didn't know the cats would be cold and need the fur!!"]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. [Doll Man Joins the Army]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [The Treasure Hunt: Part 2]
    Rance Keane
  4. 3. The Exalted High Caliph
    Big Top
  5. 4. Traitor's Telltale Light
    Captain Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  6. 5. [The Captured Cubs]
    Samar
  7. 6. [Hockey Today!]
    Poison Ivy [Quality]
  8. 7. [War In Volcania]
    Dusty Dane
  9. 8. ["Just look at that suit!"]
    Lala Palooza
  10. 9. [Sacrifice to Moloch]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  11. 10. [The Ace in the Army]
    Ace of Space
  12. 11. [Battle with the Giants]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  13. 12. The Black Raider
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. [The Boat Race Murders]
    Rusty Ryan
  15. 14. ["Let's go soldiers!"]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  16. 15. ["Is your Uncle Phil really mad at Houlihan?"]
    Mickey Finn
  17. 16. [The Theft of the Plane Plans]
    Spin Shaw
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