(June 1941)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-04-25
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. 4.


[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
Pull that string, Lala... I'll see what happens!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Poison Ivy (inset); Samar (inset); Rance Keane (inset); Dusty Dane (inset); Reynolds of the Mounted (inset); Bruce Blackburn (inset); Big Top (inset); Mickey Finn (inset)

[Don Hernandez, Jewel Thief] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Donna Isabella (introduction); Don Hernandez (villain, introduction)

[Neck and Neck Movie Studios] (Table of Contents: 2)

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 Seagoing Hellcat] (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Mary McDermot (first appearance); Kanaka Lew (first appearance); Shark Egan (first appearance); Red Mack (first appearance; villain)

[The Ghostly Wreckers of Danger Isle] (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; James Darby (introduction); a ghostly bosun (introduction); Ghost pirates (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

[Island of the Druids] (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; Johnny Westlake (first appearance); Gaspard (first appearance); Pierre DuLac (first appearance; villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Darn! It won't stay up - it just makes a lot of loops
Genre
humor

[The Hyena-Men] (Table of Contents: 7)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as John Charles] (credited)
Pencils
Max Elkan?
Inks
Max Elkan?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar; Julie van Mar (daughter of a jeweler); Mr. Van Mar (jeweler); The Hyena-Men (villains, death); Obandi Chief (villain, reforms); Obandi tribe (villains, reforms)
Synopsis
Hearing war drums, Samar decides to investigate and asks why the Obandi Chief why his tribe members are doing their war dance. Claiming that evil white men are in the area, a sudden explosion draws Samar to the scene and learns that a group of men are interfering with the appraisal of diamonds by a man named Van Mar, which is inciting the local tribe.
Reprints
Keywords
Obandi Tribe

Indexer Notes

John Charles in a company by-line.

Art credits revised from Max Elkan ? to Crandall by Mark Heike.

[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
Hm -- a very interesting news item -- Lala...
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

Double Double (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; A Willard Farnum impostor (first appearance; villain; death); Byrne (first appearance; villain)

[Attack on Trilaska] (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; the Nazis (villains)

[Enter: The Boyville Brigadiers] (Table of Contents: 11)

Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers / 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; The Boyville Brigadiers [Smiley Scott; Ed; Whitey; Scotty] (introduction, in costume); Baby-Face Malone (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Rusty creates the Boy Brigadiers after uncovering Fifth Columnists in Boyville, who were part of a gang led by Baby-Face Malone of Chicago.
Keywords
Boyville

Indexer Notes

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

Dead End Island (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ow!
Genre
humor

[Shanghaied by Captain Snyde] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dusty Dane; Captain Snyde (villain); Bucko (villain); Crimpy (first appearance; villain)

[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
So the widow Burns, your uncle Phil and O'Shea and O'Doul are going to watch the parade?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Aerial Spy] (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 spy (first appearance; villain; death)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Pull that string, Lala... I'll see what happens!!"]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. [Don Hernandez, Jewel Thief]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [Neck and Neck Movie Studios]
    Poison Ivy
  4. 3. [The Seagoing Hellcat]
    Rance Keane
  5. 4. [The Ghostly Wreckers of Danger Isle]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  6. 5. [Island of the Druids]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  7. 6. ["Darn! It won't stay up - it just makes a lot of loops"]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  8. 7. [The Hyena-Men]
    Samar
  9. 8. ["Hm -- a very interesting news item -- Lala..."]
    Lala Palooza
  10. 9. Double Double
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  11. 10. [Attack on Trilaska]
    USA, the Spirit of Old Glory
  12. 11. [Enter: The Boyville Brigadiers]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
  13. 12. Dead End Island
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. ["Ow!"]
    Big Top
  15. 14. [Shanghaied by Captain Snyde]
    Dusty Dane
  16. 15. ["So the widow Burns, your uncle Phil and O'Shea and O'Doul are going to watch the parade?"]
    Mickey Finn
  17. 16. [The Aerial Spy]
    Spin Shaw
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