(June 1941)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
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)

Lala Palooza / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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)

Indexer Notes

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

[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)

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

Toni Blum is the only person identified by the Who's Who as the writer for this feature from 1940-43.

[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:
?

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:
  • in Men of Mystery (AC, 1999 series) #101 (2016) (in black and white)
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:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lala Palooza

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Joe Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. Devlin did not write this strip according to the Who's Who. Artist correction from Joe (who did not exist) to John Devlin also made by Craig Delich.

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
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:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Joe Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. Devlin did not write this strip according to the Who's Who. Artist correction from Joe (who did not exist) to John Devlin also made by Craig Delich.

[Shanghaied By Captain Snyde] (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; 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:
?

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
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. [Don Hernandez, Jewel Thief]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [Neck and Neck Movie Studios]
  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. [no title indexed]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  8. 7. [The Hyena-Men]
    Samar
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    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. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  15. 14. [Shanghaied By Captain Snyde]
    Dusty Dane
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  17. 16. [The Aerial Spy]
    Spin Shaw
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance