(April 1941)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-02-26
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, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 2.


[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
Gosh, Lala - I ain't even safe from you in the army!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Samar (inset); Rance Keane (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Poison Ivy (inset); Dusty Dane (inset)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No time for peace or romance in the life on the amazing little man of action...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Tommy Roberts (Martha's brother, introduction, only appearance); Ray Corley (Tommy's friend, introduction); a gang of unnamed crooks (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
A friend asks Tommy to contact Doll Man so that they could catch some kidnappers. In so doing, that friend, Ray, learns Doll Man's secret identity.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's the new act, Butch!
Genre
humor

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

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

Script
William A. Smith
Pencils
William A. Smith (Will Arthur)
Inks
William A. Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Black twisting clouds and a raving wind hound the schooner White Wing...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rance Keane; Princess Butavanah (first appearance); Ahram-id (first appearance; villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A quiet jungle evening finds Samar strolling alone.. suddenly...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar; Alina (first appearance; villain); Haji (first appearance; villain)

[The Black Bat] (Table of Contents: 5)

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; The Old Timer; Marie Dupre (introduction, flashback); The Black Bat [Jean Dupre] (villain, introduction, death, flashback); Madame Dupre (villain, introduction, death, flashback)
Synopsis
Reynolds fights the Black Bat, a kidnapper whose father dresses up as "Madam Dupre". The Bat takes flight to escape, but falls to his death when his wings malfunction.

Indexer Notes

Most of this story is told as a flashback.

[College for Radicals] (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; St. Peter

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dusty Dane and Mike Cardigan rescue an Arabian princess, Ahmeer, from a slave trader...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Dusty Dane; Princess Ahmeer; Mike Cardigan; Jalnor (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
Maybe these will keep me out of trouble!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

Boomerang Blast (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; Gross (first appearance; villain; death); other spies (first appearance; villains; death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As part of a deal between the United States and England, some of the 50 destroyers...
Genre
superhero
Characters
USA; Geering (villain, introduction, death); Hans (villain, introduction, death); gang of spies (villains, introduction for all, all die)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Rusty Ryan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spring draws Boyville into the baseball limelight.
Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; Roy (villain, gambler, introduction); two unnamed gamblers (villains, introduction for both)

Indexer Notes

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

Jungle Devil (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

[Photos at the Zoo] (Table of Contents: 13)

Homer Doodle and Son / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Murderess Escapes from Prison! (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Toni Blum
Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Zero; Kitty Dell (villain, a ghost); Mr. Dell (villain, a ghost); a gang of crooks (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

[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
We're goin' over to th' steep Bloomer Hill for some real coastin'!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Across country from Oregon to Washington roars the crack Overland Limited...
Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw of the Naval Air Corps [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; The Boss (first appearance; villain); his gang (first appearance; villains; death)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Gosh, Lala - I ain't even safe from you in the army!"]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. ["No time for peace or romance in the life on the amazing little man of action..."]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. ["There's the new act, Butch!"]
    Big Top
  4. 3. ["Black twisting clouds and a raving wind hound the schooner White Wing..."]
    Rance Keane
  5. 4. ["A quiet jungle evening finds Samar strolling alone.. suddenly..."]
    Samar
  6. 5. [The Black Bat]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  7. 6. [College for Radicals]
    Poison Ivy
  8. 7. ["Dusty Dane and Mike Cardigan rescue an Arabian princess, Ahmeer, from a slave trader..."]
    Dusty Dane
  9. 8. ["Maybe these will keep me out of trouble!"]
    Lala Palooza
  10. 9. Boomerang Blast
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  11. 10. ["As part of a deal between the United States and England, some of the 50 destroyers..."]
    USA, the Spirit of Old Glory
  12. 11. ["Spring draws Boyville into the baseball limelight."]
    Rusty Ryan
  13. 12. Jungle Devil
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. [Photos at the Zoo]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  15. 14. Murderess Escapes from Prison!
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  16. 15. ["We're goin' over to th' steep Bloomer Hill for some real coastin'!"]
    Mickey Finn
  17. 16. ["Across country from Oregon to Washington roars the crack Overland Limited..."]
    Spin Shaw
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