(December 1942)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-10-23
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
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Lala, I fixed the fan that broke last summer!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent Doolittle; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Swing Sisson (inset)

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

Smash Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Troopship Terror] (Table of Contents: 2)

Doll Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And if he has a gun in your back, grab his wrist and throw him over your shoulder...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts; Mischa (introduction); Boris (introduction); Col. Von Schtunke (villain, introduction); un-named Axis spies (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
In order to combat the enemy, Darrel teaches Martha how to fly an airplane.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My three-headed act should wow the kids!
Genre
humor
Characters
Butch
Synopsis
Butch has trouble winning over one kid with his clown act.

[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
Okay - you can take the day off!
Genre
humor
Characters
Butch; Butch's boss
Synopsis
Butch gets the day off and goes fishing.
Keywords
fishing; whale

[Deep in the Heart of Texas -- Danger] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Phil Martin (signed)
Pencils
Phil Martin (signed)
Inks
Phil Martin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Swing Sisson and his band are entertaining the service men along the Texas coast, and put aside their...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Swing Sisson; Nazi spies (villains); Toby; Bonnie Baxter
Synopsis
Swing & Co. go to Corpus Christi, Texas.
Keywords
Corpus Christi

[Grandpa's Age Change] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Gill Fox (signed)
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Y'mean to tell me you could have licked me when you were my age?
Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy; Grandpa (first appearance, Poison Ivy's grandfather)

[The Girl on the Island] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Bob Powell
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, gentlemen, we're just about set to attack the enemy islands...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Agent 206 (introduction); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Capt. Shaw's plane is shot down during a dogfight and he is forced to make an emergency landing on an island. On the island, he is rescued from Japanese soldiers by Agent 206 and together they make their way back to the fleet.
Keywords
dogfight; World War II

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

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
I saw your Uncle Phil this morning, Mickey!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mickey Finn; Tom; Houlihan; Pee Wee; Phil; Ma Finn; Mr. Duffy
Keywords
Tony's Barber Shop

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

Lala Palooza / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I spend half my life waiting on corners for Lala
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent
Synopsis
Vincent's tailor takes back a suit that Vincent has not paid for.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What have I done?
Genre
humor
Characters
Vincent
Synopsis
Vincent, out hunting for moose, instead shoots a bird.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But, Lala, you can't lock me in my room...
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent; Hermia Huntz
Synopsis
Vincent has a date with Hermia, but Lala locks him in his room so he can't leave.

[The Mute Ghost] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Toni Blum
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Long, cold, bony fingers wrap themselves around human throats...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Zero; a ghost (introduction); Allen (introduction); Johnson (introduction)
Keywords
Ramapo Mountains

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

[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
Boy-oh-boy! Look what I've found!
Genre
humor
Characters
Homer Doodle; Homer Doodle's son
Synopsis
Homer's son finds a horseshoe, but it doesn't bring him the luck he anticipates.

[The Menace of Morgue Hanson] (Table of Contents: 14)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Sultan
Inks
Charles Sultan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Master, this La Bongo, chief of Ameez, him want speak with you!
Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar (last appearance); George "Morgue" Hanson (first appearance, villain); La Bongo

[The Ghost Town of the Mesa] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Koda [as Alexander Koda] (signed)
Inks
Alex Koda [as Alexander Koda] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Fargo Kid [Tim Turner] (last appearance)

Moro Magic (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Robert M. Hyatt ?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There was an atmosphere everywhere that spelled trouble.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott; Mamba

[The Secret Japanese Radio Station] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The little yellow men have a surprise in store for them when they try to...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayson]; The Raven [Tony Grey]; the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
While vacationing at their mountain retreat, the Widow and Raven must stop some Japanese saboteurs.

[Miranda's Cafe] (Table of Contents: 18)

Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
W-what'll I do now?
Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; The Boiyville Brigadiers [Smiley Scott; Ed; Whitey; Scotty; Moi Yutong]; Miranda (villain, introduction, death); Anaso (villain, introduction, death); other spies (villains, introduction for all, all die)

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Wonders of Science, Simplified / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Hey, Lala, I fixed the fan that broke last summer!"]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. ["Hey kids!"]
    Smash Comics
  3. 2. [The Troopship Terror]
    Doll Man
  4. 3. ["My three-headed act should wow the kids!"]
    Big Top
  5. 4. ["Okay - you can take the day off!"]
    Big Top
  6. 5. [Deep in the Heart of Texas -- Danger]
    Swing Sisson
  7. 6. [Grandpa's Age Change]
    Poison Ivy
  8. 7. [The Girl on the Island]
    Spin Shaw
  9. 8. ["I saw your Uncle Phil this morning, Mickey!"]
    Mickey Finn
  10. 9. ["I spend half my life waiting on corners for Lala"]
    Lala Palooza
  11. 10. ["What have I done?"]
    Lala Palooza
  12. 11. ["But, Lala, you can't lock me in my room..."]
    Lala Palooza
  13. 12. [The Mute Ghost]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  14. 13. ["Boy-oh-boy! Look what I've found!"]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  15. 14. [The Menace of Morgue Hanson]
    Samar
  16. 15. [The Ghost Town of the Mesa]
    Fargo Kid
  17. 16. Moro Magic
    Perry Scott
  18. 17. [The Secret Japanese Radio Station]
    The Spider Widow and the Raven
  19. 18. [Miranda's Cafe]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
  20. 19. ["Free with this offer - 33 power telescope lens kit"]
    Wonders of Science, Simplified
  21. 20. ["Jim Prentice announces his super electric football"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Del Gruber
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  • Craig Delich
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  • Gregory Fischer
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