(October 1941)

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

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); Mickey Finn (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Samar (inset)

[The Fiends and the Foundry] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
? [as William Erwin Maxwell] (credited)
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Dr. Roberts; Martha Roberts; Dan (foundry worker); Rolf Korbett (villain, introduction); The Hold Tight America Committee [Herman; rest unnamed] (villains, introduction for all, one dies)
Synopsis
Doll Man investigates suspicious sabotage activities at a wartime aluminum foundry producing aircraft engine blocks.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Maxwell was a house name used by Quality Comics on some of its features. It was also a pen name for artist Lou Fine.

Six Diving Venuses (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor

[The Elephant Sacrifice] (Table of Contents: 3)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar; Bob (a doctor, introduction); Bob's wife (introduction); Polo (an elephant); a cannibal tribe (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Polo is used by a tribe of cannibals to capture Samar.
Reprints
Keywords
India

Indexer Notes

John Charles is a by-line and not the name of an actual person.

[Diary of the Dead] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Toni Blum [as Noel Fowler] (credited)
Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Zero; Dr. Burns, Senior (a ghost, introduction); Dr. Bill Burns, Junior (Zero's physician, a human, introduction); unnamed ghost (villain, a savage, introduction)
Synopsis
Zero visits his doctor where the physician shows him the still form of a girl who's malady is considered incurable without a plant the doctor's father discovered in Guatemala.
Reprints
Keywords
Guatamala

Indexer Notes

Noel Fowler is a by-line and not the name of an actual person.

Script credit suggested the Who's Who40-43).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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
You mean your Uncle Phil isn't going...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Crime at the Clover Club] (Table of Contents: 6)

Swing Sisson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Martin
Pencils
Phil Martin
Inks
Phil Martin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Swing Sisson (jazz band conductor, introduction); Toby Tucker (saxophonist, introduction); Bonnie Baxter (singer, introduction); Sisson's band (introduction for all); Pete Jaxon (introduction); Slats Elkin (villain, introduction); Slat's gang (villains, introduction for all)

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

Lala Palooza / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For the love of Luke!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

The Purple Monster (Table of Contents: 8)

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 Purple Monster and his gang (first appearance; villains; all die)

Case without Clues (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; Sonya (villain)

[The Phoney Father] (Table of Contents: 10)

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]; Joe (villain, introduction);
Joe's gang (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

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

Master's Meteor (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Robert M. Hyatt
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

[Dream of a Countess] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dusty Dane

Indexer Notes

dream story

[no title indexed] (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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm gonna try some fishing out there!
Genre
humor

[Poison Ivy vs. Poison Ivy] (Table of Contents: 14)

Poison Ivy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy

Indexer Notes

Fox explains that Poison Ivy strip had to be cut to one page, and has P.I. fight himself.

[The Box B Rustlers] (Table of Contents: 15)

Fargo Kid / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Koda
Inks
Alex Koda
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Fargo Kid [Tim Turner]; The Box B Ranch owner (first appearance; villain)

[The ZANZIBAR Incident] (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]; Edith Shaw (first appearance; Spin's sister); The Nazis (villains)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. [The Fiends and the Foundry]
    The Doll Man
  3. 2. Six Diving Venuses
    Big Top
  4. 3. [The Elephant Sacrifice]
    Samar
  5. 4. [Diary of the Dead]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  6. 5. ["You mean your Uncle Phil isn't going..."]
    Mickey Finn
  7. 6. [Crime at the Clover Club]
    Swing Sisson
  8. 7. ["For the love of Luke!"]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. The Purple Monster
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  10. 9. Case without Clues
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  11. 10. [The Phoney Father]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
  12. 11. Master's Meteor
    Perry Scott
  13. 12. [Dream of a Countess]
    Dusty Dane
  14. 13. ["I'm gonna try some fishing out there!"]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  15. 14. [Poison Ivy vs. Poison Ivy]
    Poison Ivy
  16. 15. [The Box B Rustlers]
    Fargo Kid
  17. 16. [The ZANZIBAR Incident]
    Spin Shaw
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