(October 1942)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
Monthly
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Swing Sisson (inset); Spin Shaw (inset)

[The Scientist Slaves of Yvette DeMortire] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Dr. Kwikmind (introduction); other scientists (introduction for all); Yvette DeMortire (villain, introduction); Ms. DeMortire (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A group of noted scientists all gather to experience the first demonstration of the Hydrocatharsis Ray, but are stunned when the creator suddenly turns the ray upon them!
Keywords
Hall of the Institute of Science; Hydrocatharsis Ray

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bah! Look at me!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Bernard Dibble to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. The Who's Who does not indicate a writing credit for Dibble.

[To Return from the Dead] (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; Matilda (introduction, death); J. M. Fon (introduction); A ghost (villain, introduction, death); Windsor (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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

[Kidnapping on the Midnight Express] (Table of Contents: 4)

Spider Widow and the Raven / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayson]; The Raven [Tony Grey]; un-named Nazi spies (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Widow and Raven find themselves aboard the same train bound for the mountains, when it was hit by the Nazis. Each of them emerged in costume, but retreated together when the U.S. Army arrived to clean up the mess.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[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
So you're taking Sunny out to see the new airport, eh, Uncle Phil?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Escape of the Nazi Seamen] (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]; Crazy Jane (first appearance); Nazi seamen (first appearance; villains); Joe (first appearance; villain); a smuggling ring (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
Boy! This'll be some party, but it won't get going 'til very late!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Bernard Dibble to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. The Who's Who does not indicate a writing credit for Dibble.

[Sabotage in Seattle] (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; Fritz (first appearance; villain); other Nazi spies (first appearance; villains)

[The Ice Cream Blackout] (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

[Fortress of Spies] (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; The Japanese (villains)

[The Chinese Doll] (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]; The Chinese Doll (introduction); Japanese spies (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Keywords
Boyville

Indexer Notes

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

The God Who Talked (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters
typeset

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
I've got a bad tooth in front that's loose...
Genre
humor

[The Wagi-Wagi Incident] (Table of Contents: 14)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita
Inks
Rafael Astarita
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar; Wagi-Wagi tribe (first appearance); a white hunter (first appearance); Evil white men (first appearance; villains; death)

[The Nazi Gold Theft] (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]; Marie (introduction); the Nazis (villains); un-named island Governor (villain, introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. [The Scientist Slaves of Yvette DeMortire]
    The Doll Man
  3. 2. ["Bah! Look at me!"]
    Big Top
  4. 3. [To Return from the Dead]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  5. 4. [Kidnapping on the Midnight Express]
    Spider Widow and the Raven
  6. 5. ["So you're taking Sunny out to see the new airport, eh, Uncle Phil?"]
    Mickey Finn
  7. 6. [Escape of the Nazi Seamen]
    Fargo Kid
  8. 7. ["Boy! This'll be some party, but it won't get going 'til very late!"]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [Sabotage in Seattle]
    Swing Sisson
  10. 9. [The Ice Cream Blackout]
    Poison Ivy
  11. 10. [Fortress of Spies]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  12. 11. [The Chinese Doll]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
  13. 12. The God Who Talked
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. ["I've got a bad tooth in front that's loose..."]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  15. 14. [The Wagi-Wagi Incident]
    Samar
  16. 15. [The Nazi Gold Theft]
    Spin Shaw
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance