(April 1942)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-02-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gilbert Fox
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, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But, Lala.. all I said was, "who wears the pants in this family?"
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Samar (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); The Doll Man (inset); Zero (inset); Poison Ivy (inset); Reynolds of the Mounted (inset); Big Top (inset); Swing Sisson (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Fargo Kid (inset)

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

The Doll Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While walking along the street...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts; Dr. Roberts; two unnamed Nazi painters (villains); the Nazis (villains, some die); Japanese servant of Dr. Roberts (villain)
Synopsis
Darrel and Martha are walking along the street when air raid sirens go off, and they take shelter in a subway tunnel. Two painters are also in there and Darrel notices something strange about them, so he turns into Doll Man and tracks them. Doll Man is puzzled that the Nazis are so accurate in their bomb runs until he sees the painters painting the tops of building (later bombed) with luminous paint.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The name William Erwin Maxwell was found on most of the early Doll Man strips, but had no relation to artist Crandall.

[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
So that's why I'm not a success?
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.

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

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
Mort Leav
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fearless defender of jungle justice...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spirits and evil spectres hold no fear...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Zero; Dr. Winters; Hiram (farmer, death); Gloria (Hiram's daughter); John (villain, Hiram's stepson, death); Hiram's un-named housekeeper (villain)
Synopsis
Zero is asked search the remains of a wealthy farmer in order to obtain a locket that contains the location of the farmer's hidden fortune, but stepson John wants to beat Zero to the punch. John is killed and Zero discovers that Hiram's body is missing from the vault.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artist revision from Al Bryant to Williams per Craig Delich 2013-12-3.

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

[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
Did you really send Uncle Owney...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fargo Kid rides through dense timber lands...
Characters
The Fargo Kid [Tim Turner]

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Dibble
Inks
Bernard Dibble
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Vincent's diary!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Bernard Dibble to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. Dibble did not write this strip according to the Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Band leader Swing Sisson takes his orchestra on a South American goodwill tour...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Swing Sisson

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Poison, the army has obtained this Egyptian scroll...
Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For centuries the Cree Indian tribe worshipped...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sgt. Jim Reynolds, RCMP

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With America at war with Japan...
Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; The Boyville Brigadiers [Smiley Scott; Ed; Whitey; Scotty]

Indexer Notes

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

The Flying Sampan (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[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
What's doing?
Genre
humor

It Happened on Rails (Table of Contents: 14)

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
Captain Bruce Blackburn; Sonya (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Spin Shaw / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Clark Williams
Inks
Clark Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Through the perilous waters of the Pacific...
Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["But, Lala.. all I said was, "who wears the pants in this family?""]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. ["While walking along the street..."]
    The Doll Man
  3. 2. ["So that's why I'm not a success?"]
    Big Top
  4. 3. ["Fearless defender of jungle justice..."]
    Samar
  5. 4. ["Spirits and evil spectres hold no fear..."]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  6. 5. ["Did you really send Uncle Owney..."]
    Mickey Finn
  7. 6. ["Fargo Kid rides through dense timber lands..."]
    Fargo Kid
  8. 7. ["Vincent's diary!"]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. ["Band leader Swing Sisson takes his orchestra on a South American goodwill tour..."]
    Swing Sisson
  10. 9. ["Poison, the army has obtained this Egyptian scroll..."]
    Poison Ivy
  11. 10. ["For centuries the Cree Indian tribe worshipped..."]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  12. 11. ["With America at war with Japan..."]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
  13. 12. The Flying Sampan
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. ["What's doing?"]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  15. 14. It Happened on Rails
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  16. 15. ["Through the perilous waters of the Pacific..."]
    Spin Shaw
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Madrid
  • Lou Mougin
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance