(May 1941)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-03-26
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)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Spin Shaw (inset); Lala Palooza (inset); Samar (inset); Zero (inset); Poison Ivy (inset); Dusty Dane (inset); Rance Keane (inset); Reynolds of the Mounted (inset); Bruce Blackburn (inset); Big Top (inset); Mickey Finn (inset)

[Trouble on the Twentieth Century Limited] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Dr. Roberts; Schultz (villain, introduction); spies [Heinrich; others unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Darrel and Dr. Roberts speed after a train, attempting to catch up with a foreign spy who has stolen a valuable formula for making poison gas. Doll Man catches up to him only to lose the agent afterwards, but the crafty crime fighter sets a trap to catch all those involved.
Reprints

[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
Somebody's swiped m' dough!
Genre
humor

[The Mystery Schooner] (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
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rance Keane; Harvey Topping; Nazi spies (first appearance; villains)

[Don't Fear the Reaper] (Table of Contents: 4)

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; un-named old man (introduction, death); old man's son (introduction); The Reaper [Death] (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.

King of the Barrens (Table of Contents: 5)

Reynolds of the Mounted / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sgt. Jim Reynolds, RCMP; Red Deer (first appearance); Rawson (first appearance; villain); Canua (first appearance; villain)

[Magic Chalk] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
humor

[The Obandi War Dance] (Table of Contents: 7)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar; The Obandi tribe (first appearance); Julie (first appearance); Julie's father (first appearance); Several bad guys (first appearance; villains)

[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
Here's the only picture we have of Vincent...
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

Indexer Notes

Artist correction from Joe (who did not exist) to John Devlin made by Craig Delich 2013-4-6.

Fear, Inc. (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; Mrs. Blake (first appearance); Herr Silber and his gang (first appearnce; villains; death)

[The Draftsman's Treason] (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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
USA; unnamed U.S. Secretary of War (introduction); Linden (villain, government draftsman, introduction); Unger (villain, introduction); unnamed spies (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
A corrupt government draftsman attempts to steal the plans of U.S. defenses, but USA throws a monkey wrench into that plan.
Reprints

[The Underwater Counterfeiters] (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

Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; Rickie (villain, introduction); Rickie's gang (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

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

Water for the King (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

[The Super Conscientious Objector] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy; a super guy (first appearance)

[The Map of Sinbad] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dusty Dane; Bulldog Teeters (first appearance; villain; death)

[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
Gee, Mickey... I'm glad this day's work is over... I'm tired!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Mutineers] (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]
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. [Trouble on the Twentieth Century Limited]
    The Doll Man
  3. 2. ["Somebody's swiped m' dough!"]
    Big Top
  4. 3. [The Mystery Schooner]
    Rance Keane
  5. 4. [Don't Fear the Reaper]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  6. 5. King of the Barrens
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  7. 6. [Magic Chalk]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  8. 7. [The Obandi War Dance]
    Samar
  9. 8. ["Here's the only picture we have of Vincent..."]
    Lala Palooza
  10. 9. Fear, Inc.
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  11. 10. [The Draftsman's Treason]
    USA, the Spirit of Old Glory
  12. 11. [The Underwater Counterfeiters]
    Rusty Ryan
  13. 12. Water for the King
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. [The Super Conscientious Objector]
    Poison Ivy
  15. 14. [The Map of Sinbad]
    Dusty Dane
  16. 15. ["Gee, Mickey... I'm glad this day's work is over... I'm tired!"]
    Mickey Finn
  17. 16. [The Mutineers]
    Spin Shaw
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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