(July 1942)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-05-22
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)

The Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Mickey Finn (inset); Samar (inset); Lala Palooza (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Zero (inset); Poison Ivy (inset); Reynolds of the Mounted (inset); Swing Sisson (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Big Top (inset); Fargo Kid (inset)

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Gill Fox in an interview by Jim Amash in Alter-Ego #12 (January, 2002).

Fox's color guides were found with the original art.

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

Police Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Dishonorables] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Professor Roberts; Martha Roberts; the Dishonorables (villains)
Synopsis
Martha and her father succumb to a disease that instills fear into the American people, which is a plot by a group of Americans who had been dishonorably discharged from the armed services.

Indexer Notes

The Doll Man stories always carried the by-line of William Erwin Maxwell and did not refer to Reed Crandall in this case.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There, there, Edna...
Genre
humor
Characters
Edna

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

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita [as John Charles]
Inks
Rafael Astarita [as John Charles]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
His powerful body a bulwark against the tide of treachery...
Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar

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

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
What is the new skyrocket plane???
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sgt. Jim Reynolds, RCMP

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

Nippie / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lank Leonard
Inks
Lank Leonard
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't try to lasso Big Bessie, Nippie!
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • Looks like a Sunday page reprint.

Indexer Notes

Nippie is a top-piece to Mickey Finn Sunday-page reprints.

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

Mickey Finn / comic story / 3.2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lank Leonard
Inks
Lank Leonard
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Your uncle Phil thinks he rates a pass...
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from strips.

Indexer Notes

Nippie is a top-piece to Mickey Finn Sunday-page reprints.

[The Fargo Kid watches an Indian tribal rite...] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Fargo Kid [Tim Turner]

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Dibble [as B. Dibble] (signed)
Inks
Bernard Dibble [as B. Dibble] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Mr. Palooza, I saw your advertisement...
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

[Swing is leading his band...] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Swing Sisson

Poison Ivy Dying in City Hospital (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor

[A long lingering moan reverberates...] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Zero; Sally (niece of Zero); a killer ghost (villain)
Synopsis
Zero is able to save the sorority of his niece Sally from the clutches of a killer ghost.

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

[The Black Dragon - Once again!] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; The Boyville Brigadiers [Smiley Scott; Ed; Whitey; Scotty; Moi Yutong]; Colonel Ames (Brigadier's commander, death); The Black Dragon Society [an imposter Moi Yutong; others unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
The Black Dragon return to mine San Francisco Bay, and killed the Brigadier's commander in the process.
Keywords
Boyville

Indexer Notes

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

Black Market (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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
Guess what today is, Junior?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Spider Widow / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Borth
Pencils
Frank Borth
Inks
Frank Borth
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All set, Diane?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayton]; Madam Largossi (villain)
Synopsis
Spider Widow uses her spiders to suss out an evil Japanese collaborator.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits suggested by the Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A concentration of Jap vessels...
Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. ["Now's my chance!"]
    Police Comics
  3. 2. [The Dishonorables]
    The Doll Man
  4. 3. ["There, there, Edna..."]
    Big Top
  5. 4. ["His powerful body a bulwark against the tide of treachery..."]
    Samar
  6. 5. ["What is the new skyrocket plane???"]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  7. 6. ["Don't try to lasso Big Bessie, Nippie!"]
    Nippie
  8. 7. ["Your uncle Phil thinks he rates a pass..."]
    Mickey Finn
  9. 8. [The Fargo Kid watches an Indian tribal rite...]
    The Fargo Kid
  10. 9. ["Dear Mr. Palooza, I saw your advertisement..."]
    Lala Palooza
  11. 10. [Swing is leading his band...]
    Swing Sisson
  12. 11. Poison Ivy Dying in City Hospital
    Poison Ivy
  13. 12. [A long lingering moan reverberates...]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  14. 13. [The Black Dragon - Once again!]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
  15. 14. Black Market
    Perry Scott
  16. 15. ["Guess what today is, Junior?"]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  17. 16. ["All set, Diane?"]
    Spider Widow
  18. 17. ["A concentration of Jap vessels..."]
    Spin Shaw
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