(Autumn 1946)

Quality Comics, 1946 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
George E. Brenner
Color
Color
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[in a Carnival of Laughs and Thrills!] (Table of Contents)

The Barker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Klaus Nordling ?
Inks
Klaus Nordling ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
The Barker [Carnie Calahan]

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

"Pepsi" the Pepsi-Cola Cop / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

The Barker / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling ?
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bobo, the Clown, was something of a Pagliacci...
Genre
humor
Characters
The Barker [Carnie Calahan]; Colonel Lane (Mammoth Circus owner); Tiny Tim; Major Midge; Lena; Spudo the Spider-Man; Jack (death); McCann; Shotwell; Lydia (villain, elephant rider); Bobo (villain, clown)
Synopsis
Bobo the evil clown kills one of the circus's acrobats and blackmails other members of the circus, including Lydia the elephant rider, who is caught stealing.

Indexer Notes

In the story, one of the acrobats, named "Jack", was killed. The three acrobats, however, were drawn the same as the Wills Brothers in National #55.

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

The Barker / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling ?
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This isn't a circus! It's a booby hatch!
Genre
humor
Characters
The Barker [Carnie Calahan]; Colonel Lane (Mammoth Circus owner); Lena; Tiny Tim; Major Midge; Spudo the Spider-Man; Lily Ryan (horseback rider); Doctor Bordey; Nona de Garonne [as Lily Ryan](villain)
Synopsis
Equestrian-aerialist Lily Ryan is injured and is replaced by equestrian-temptress, Nona de Garonne, who attempts to fleece the circus with her hypnotic kisses.

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

Spudo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Gwen Hansen
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, Spudo, I feel so safe with you!
Genre
humor
Characters
Spudo; Louella; Mr. Girch; Willis (Louella's father); Carnie Calahan [The Barker]
Synopsis
Spudo courts Louella after she breaks up with Mr. Girch.

Indexer Notes

Formerly credited to Klaus Nordling as writer.
Script credit based on textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

Telltale Eye (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime

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

Slim Pickens / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gawrsh! The big city's sure 'nuf big!
Genre
humor
Characters
Slim Pickens
Synopsis
Slim mistakes an elevator for his hotel room.

Indexer Notes

Script and letterer credits courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

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

The Barker / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Millard
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Colonel Lane's Mammoth Circus is now entering a period of peace and good will!
Genre
humor
Characters
The Barker [Carnie Calahan]; Colonel Lane (Mammoth Circus owner); Tiny Tim; Major Midge; Lena; Shali; Spudo the Spider-Man; Abou Ben Hafiz (villain)
Synopsis
Abou Ben Hafiz and his harem cause trouble when they join the circus.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit formerly Klaus Nordling.
Script credit based on textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [in a Carnival of Laughs and Thrills!]
    The Barker
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    "Pepsi" the Pepsi-Cola Cop
  3. 2. ["Bobo, the Clown, was something of a Pagliacci..."]
    The Barker
  4. 3. ["This isn't a circus! It's a booby hatch!"]
    The Barker
  5. 4. ["Oh, Spudo, I feel so safe with you!"]
    Spudo
  6. 5. Telltale Eye
  7. 6. ["Gawrsh! The big city's sure 'nuf big!"]
    Slim Pickens
  8. 7. ["Colonel Lane's Mammoth Circus is now entering a period of peace and good will!"]
    The Barker
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Katie
  • Craig Delich
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Matthew Torrance
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Matthew Torrance