(March 1951)

Quality Comics, 1949 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines
Editing
Alfred Grenet; Richard Arnold (associate); Frank Furio (associate); Everett M. Arnold (general manager)

Issue Notes

Copyright 1950 by Comic Magazines.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
? (photo)

Genre
romance
Characters
Esther Williams (photo)

Indexer Notes

Indicia states that Esther Williams next M.G.M. hit is "Pagan Love Song".

Free... to Every Woman Who Wants to Be a Model (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Herald Publishing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I Played With Fire (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alice Kirkpatrick
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; romance
Characters
Fay Sanders; Jim Escott; Mr. Sanders; Matt Randall (villain); Dan (villain)
Synopsis
Fay is uncertain if she wants to marry Jim, who has a “prosaic” job with an insurance company. Fay rescues Matt from some pursuers and falls in love with him. She discovers Matt is an art thief who has been blackmailing her father. Jim, an investigator with the insurance company, rescues Fay and her father and impresses Fay with his manliness.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (March 2011). JVJ refers to the inker as "Q.I." (Quality inker).

Rapture at Homecoming Time (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ward
Inks
Bill Ward
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance; sports
Characters
Dale Sanders; Stan Hastings; Coach Dad Sanders; Toppy Wyatt; Mr. Fenton
Synopsis
Dale, daughter of a college football coach, dates her father’s new assistant Stan. They fall in love, but Dale fears Stan wants to take her father’s job. However, her father is merely being promoted to head of the athletics department, and Dale and Stan reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (March 2011).

You Can Play Today's Most Popular Instrument Instantly! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Humbold Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Beloved Enemy (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Pious ?; Charles Sultan ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance; war
Characters
Lt. Janet Drew; Captain Don Brady; Chia-San [Sadu] (villain)
Synopsis
Janet is a nurse working near the front lines of the “Matrean” War. Her boyfriend is Army captain Don Brady. A group of refugees arrives, led by the sexy Chia-San, who serves as their interpreter. Chia-San provides valuable information to Don, who is smitten by her beauty. Janet exposes Chia-San as an enemy spy and accepts Don’s apology for straying.
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Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. JVJ refers to the inker as "Q.I." (Quality inker). Hames Ware thinks the penciler might be Robert Pious (March 2011).

For some reason, this story doesn't use the name of the actual "Korean" war, calling it "Matrean" instead. The setting seems to be Korea, but Chia-San looks more like a stereotypical "exotic" Southeast Asian/Polynesian woman rather than Korean or Chinese.

Ro-Bert Fashions Lead the Style Parade! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Ro-Bert Fashions / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Riff-Raff (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Quinlan
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Trixie Lamont; Slim Andrews; Mayor Arthur Farnel; Jones
Synopsis
Trixie and Slim work for a traveling carnival which is banned from performing by Mayor Farnel. Slim is arrested and Trixie uses the mayor’s infatuation with her to expose political corruption in his administration. The mayor apologizes for his error and proposes to Trixie but she loves Slim and the carnival life.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (March 2011). JVJ refers to the inker as "Q.I." (Quality inker).

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

Love Letters; Quality Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Renee Says... The Latest in Fashion Will Be (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Renee
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance

Stolen Secrets (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Jane Hampton; Jack Cranford

Reduce Pounds and Inches (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Vala Sales, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Desolate Heart (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
crime; romance
Characters
Tess Colby; Frank Haley; Mr. Colby; Buck Downs [aka Buck Dodson] (villain)
Synopsis
Tess and her prospector father rescue Buck after an auto accident in a remote area. Buck romances the lonely Tess so he can steal her father’s gold. Buck is arrested by handsome police agent Frank. Frank and Tess fall in love.

Indexer Notes

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

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

Bud and Sis; Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Television Bank (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Seagee Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Play Piano the First Day (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Dean Ross Piano Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fantastically New! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Ronnie Sales, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Free... to Every Woman Who Wants to Be a Model
    Herald Publishing Company
  3. 2. I Played With Fire
  4. 3. Rapture at Homecoming Time
  5. 4. You Can Play Today's Most Popular Instrument Instantly!
    Humbold Co.
  6. 5. Beloved Enemy
  7. 6. Ro-Bert Fashions Lead the Style Parade!
    Ro-Bert Fashions
  8. 7. Riff-Raff
  9. 8. ["Love Letters is the only romance magazine that is based on real love letters!"]
    Love Letters; Quality Comics
  10. 9. Renee Says... The Latest in Fashion Will Be
  11. 10. Stolen Secrets
  12. 11. Reduce Pounds and Inches
    Vala Sales, Inc.
  13. 12. The Desolate Heart
  14. 13. ["Bud, could I get a wrist watch the same easy way you got that air rifle"]
    Bud and Sis; Wilson Chemical Co.
  15. 14. Television Bank
    Seagee Co.
  16. 15. Play Piano the First Day
    Dean Ross Piano Studios
  17. 16. Fantastically New!
    Ronnie Sales, Inc.
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