(June 1942)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-04-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gill 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
John Devlin
Inks
John Devlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Never mind the next adagio step, Lala...
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Samar (inset)

Indexer Notes

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

[The Japanese Doll Man] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; a Japanese "Doll Man" (villain, introduction, death); Agent N (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Hoto (villain, introduction); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
The Japanese force their own scientist, Dr. Hoto, to reproduce the Doll Man's shrinking serum, and, after several failures, he succeeds in shrinking a wrestler, whose strength was increased, but mind was destroyed. Doll Man tricks his foe into a cannon, shooting him to the sharks!

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

Big Top / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

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.

[The Ghost of Al Margotti] (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Julie (introduction); Xavier Jones (chemist, introduction); Al Margotti (villain, a ghost, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Zero meets a chemist who has invented a "ghost disintegrator".

Indexer Notes

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: 4)

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 Origin of the Spider Widow] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Spider Widow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Borth (signed)
Pencils
Frank Borth (signed)
Inks
Frank Borth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayton] (introduction, origin); Bob Ableson (friend of Dianne's, introduction); Jake Lardo (villain, introduction); Lardo's gang (villains, introduction for all); Hetzernoff (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A pair of mobsters visit Dianne's home, needing some gasoline for their getaway car. Dianne then donned an old green rubber mask, gathered some of her gardener's pet spiders, and hid inside the crook's trunk. When they arrived at the criminal's lair, she first learned that Lardo was sympathetic to Hitler, then scared his men with black widow spiders, over-coming all of them for the Police to round up.

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who indicates Borth as not only creator of this strip, but the writer and artist as well.

[The Eastern Gangster Invasion] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
adventure
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
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

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.

[Mike Yemon's Protection Racket] (Table of Contents: 8)

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; Mike Yemon and his gang (first appearance; villains)

[The Self-Stranglers] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy

[Samar Vs. the Gorilla] (Table of Contents: 10)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Max Elkan
Inks
Max Elkan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar; Otto (villain); another spy (villain)

[The Black Dragon Society] (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

Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; The Boyville Brigadiers [Smiley Scott; Ed; Whitey; Scotty; Moi Yutong (introduction)]; The Black Dragon Society [a Moi Yutong impostor; others unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Rusty and the Boyville Brigadiers decide to challenge the Black Dragon Society, and, to this end, accept a young Chinese woman, Moi Yutong, into their ranks. Soon after, she was kidnapped in front of their eyes, and it took some gunplay and rough stuff to rescue her.

Indexer Notes

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

Bloom's Death (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

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

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

Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Richards of the Mounties / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Into the Giant Redwood Forest of the Northwest...
Genre
adventure

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

Spin Shaw / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Witmer Williams [as Clark Williams] (signed)
Inks
Witmer Williams [as Clark Williams] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nothing in the Blue Sky or the Open Sea...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Never mind the next adagio step, Lala..."]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. [The Japanese Doll Man]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  4. 3. [The Ghost of Al Margotti]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  6. 5. [The Origin of the Spider Widow]
    The Spider Widow
  7. 6. [The Eastern Gangster Invasion]
    Fargo Kid
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [Mike Yemon's Protection Racket]
    Swing Sisson
  10. 9. [The Self-Stranglers]
    Poison Ivy
  11. 10. [Samar Vs. the Gorilla]
    Samar
  12. 11. [The Black Dragon Society]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
  13. 12. Bloom's Death
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  15. 14. ["Into the Giant Redwood Forest of the Northwest..."]
    Richards of the Mounties
  16. 15. ["Nothing in the Blue Sky or the Open Sea..."]
    Spin Shaw
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance