(August 1942)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1942-06-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gill Fox

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)

Mickey Finn / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, Mickey.. after 10 weeks of shadow boxing, I didn't learn t'box, but my shadow did!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mickey Finn; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Samar (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Lala Palooza (inset); Fargo Kid (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Swing Sisson (inset); Reynolds of the Mounties (inset); Zero (inset); Poison Ivy (inset)
Keywords
shadow boxing

[The Human Manikins] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; De Swank (villain, introduction); Samson (villain, introduction); Von Frolica (villain, introduction); un-named Nazi spies (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Martha is kidnapped by De Swank, who owns a department store in which he turns women into lifelike manikins with a serum he intends to sell to Fifth Columnists.

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

Mickey Finn / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When is your uncle Phil gonna start playing golf?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Caretaker's Ghost] (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; Jim (introduction); Rick Williams (introduction); A caretaker's ghost (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You and Duck-on-a-Rock better look for new jobs...
Genre
humor

[Jungle Storm] (Table of Contents: 5)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar; Frank (introduction); Jane (introduction); Bill (villain, introduction, reforms)
Synopsis
Samar comes upon a man and woman being attacked by a giant gorilla upon returning to civilization from a gem expedition and saves their lives. But treachery strikes Samar and he goes on the trail of Bill who has forcibly taken the girl. Samar saves both from an elephant stampede and they reunite with Frank and all is well.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

John Charles is likely a by-line used at Quality Comics and not a real person.

[The Great Ghost Herd] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Characters
The Fargo Kid [Tim Turner]; The "Hooded Murderer" and his gang (first appearance; villains)

[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
When are you going to beat those rugs, Vincent?
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

[Jack Traxe's Leveraged Buyout] (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; Jack Traxe (first appearance; villain); Butcher (first appearance; villain); Eddie (first appearance; villain)

[The Stepfather's Comeuppance] (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

[The Ghost Ship] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sgt. Jim Reynolds, RCMP; Flatfoot; A gang of spies (first appearance; villains)

[The Japanese Transformation Drug] (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]; Ellen Drew (introduction); an Army Intelligence agent (introduction); Man of a Thousand Faces (introduction, death); The Black Dragon Society (villains, some die); Hitasu (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

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

Out of the Depths (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Robert M. Hyatt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

[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
Hello folks--it's picnic time!
Genre
humor

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

The Spider Widow, Grandmother of Terror / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Borth [as Frank M. Borth] (signed)
Pencils
Frank Borth [as Frank M. Borth] (signed)
Inks
Frank Borth [as Frank M. Borth] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death Steals the Show of the Great Darbun Circus!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayton]; Bob; J. P. Darbun (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Spider Widow investigates a series of mysterious but fatal accidents at the local circus, and discovers the owner, dressed as a clown, is responsible. It seems he owed his performers two years back wages, and, because he couldn't pay them off (and was going to lose ownership of the circus), he decided to murder the acts one at a time!
Reprints
Keywords
Darbun Circus

Indexer Notes

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

[The General's Daughter] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Gen. T. F. Langer (introduction); Ellen Langer (introduction); the Japanese (villains)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Gosh, Mickey.. after 10 weeks of shadow boxing, I didn't learn t'box, but my shadow did!"]
    Mickey Finn
  2. 1. [The Human Manikins]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. ["When is your uncle Phil gonna start playing golf?"]
    Mickey Finn
  4. 3. [The Caretaker's Ghost]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  5. 4. ["You and Duck-on-a-Rock better look for new jobs..."]
    Big Top
  6. 5. [Jungle Storm]
    Samar
  7. 6. [The Great Ghost Herd]
    Fargo Kid
  8. 7. ["When are you going to beat those rugs, Vincent?"]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [Jack Traxe's Leveraged Buyout]
    Swing Sisson
  10. 9. [The Stepfather's Comeuppance]
    Poison Ivy
  11. 10. [The Ghost Ship]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  12. 11. [The Japanese Transformation Drug]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
  13. 12. Out of the Depths
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. ["Hello folks--it's picnic time!"]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  15. 14. ["Death Steals the Show of the Great Darbun Circus!"]
    The Spider Widow, Grandmother of Terror
  16. 15. [The General's Daughter]
    Spin Shaw
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