(March 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Lou Fine ?
Inks
Lou Fine ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[The Treasure of the Black Albatross] (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]; Jane (first appearance); Jane's father (first appearance; death); Captain Rocco (first appearance; villain)

[The Treasure Hunt: Part 3] (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; Simon (first appearance; death); Amyas (first appearance; death)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where to, Butch?
Genre
humor

Introducing USA (Table of Contents: 4)

USA, the Spirit of Old Glory / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
USA (introduction, origin); Betsy Ross (flashback); Franklin D. Roosevelt; Otto Fluger (villain, introduction, death); Fluger's un-named spies (villains, introduction for all, all die); Adolf Hitler (villain)
Synopsis
As a young girl in 1777 and around to witness Besty Ross creating the new American flag. She carried some threads of that flag in her locket, and, afterwards, grew very ill and passed away, being buried with that locket. In 1941, the locket was unearthed and when opened, USA was born. With her magic flag and torch of liberty, she showed European loyalists the errors of their ways.

Indexer Notes

USA was created by Maurice Gutwirth and was Quality's second lady heroine. She was clearly inspired by the early American icon called Miss Columbia, and predated Wonder Woman by about six months.

[Zero's Future Incarnation] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Toni Blum
Pencils
Witmer Williams ?
Inks
Witmer Williams ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Zero; Dr. Potsam (introduction); Lanya (introduction); Loro (villain, introduction); Mogur (villain, introduction); un-named Martians (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggeseted by the Who's Who.

[The Time Machine] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy

[The Slaver of Bleak Isle] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dusty Dane; Ahmeer (first appearance; a dancing girl); Abdul Kalat (first appearance; villain); Singh (first appearance; villain)

[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
On your way home, Vincent, stop and get me a bottle of vanilla!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

Ghosts Don't Use Guns (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Capt. Bruce Blackburn; The Prussorians (first appearance; villains)

[The Raid on Bulobo] (Table of Contents: 10)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar; Jeho (first appearance); The Nazis (villains)

[Origin of Reynolds of the Mounted] (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
Characters
Sgt. Jim Reynolds, RCMP (origin in flashback); I: The Old Timer (first apperaance); Tom Reynolds (first appearance; flashback; death; Reynolds's brother); Pinky Reynolds (first appearance; Reynold's brother); Jeff Bandro (first appearance; villain; flashback)

Epic in Bronze (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Robert M. Hyatt (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

[The Sled] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
humor

[Trapping the Trappers] (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; Moose (villain, a hunter); Joe (villain, a hunter, villain)

Indexer Notes

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

[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
I ain't seen your uncle Phil for a week, Mickey, is he sick?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Bar Sinister] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; A gang of spies (first appearance; villains)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. [The Treasure of the Black Albatross]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [The Treasure Hunt: Part 3]
    Rance Keane
  4. 3. ["Where to, Butch?"]
    Big Top
  5. 4. Introducing USA
    USA, the Spirit of Old Glory
  6. 5. [Zero's Future Incarnation]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  7. 6. [The Time Machine]
    Poison Ivy
  8. 7. [The Slaver of Bleak Isle]
    Dusty Dane
  9. 8. ["On your way home, Vincent, stop and get me a bottle of vanilla!"]
    Lala Palooza
  10. 9. Ghosts Don't Use Guns
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  11. 10. [The Raid on Bulobo]
    Samar
  12. 11. [Origin of Reynolds of the Mounted]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  13. 12. Epic in Bronze
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. [The Sled]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  15. 14. [Trapping the Trappers]
    Rusty Ryan
  16. 15. ["I ain't seen your uncle Phil for a week, Mickey, is he sick?"]
    Mickey Finn
  17. 16. [Bar Sinister]
    Spin Shaw
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