(January 1943)

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

The Case of the Unlucky Quarter (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Bryant (signed)
Inks
Al Bryant (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Lala Palooza (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Spin Shaw (inset)
Keywords
coins

The Unlucky Quarter (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; "Once More" Charlie (first appearance); Midnight Joe (first appearance; villain; death); Louie (first appearance; villain; death); Prof. Belittle (first appearance; villain; death); Slick Simmons (first appearance; villain; death); Peg (first appearance; villain; death)

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

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
Gosh ma - you mean to say Uncle Phil is going from house to house trying to sell this gadget?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Death To Irving Gershwin] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Swing Sisson; Irving Gershwin (first appearance; a song writer); Von Brunt (first appearance; villain); his Nazis (first appearance; villains)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm practicin' some funny falls for next season, boss!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Writer and art credits revised from "Joe Devlin" (presumably a typo for "John Devlin") to ? for writer and Bernard Dibble as artist by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. The Who's Who does not indicate a writing credit for John Devlin on this strip. Previous stories in Feature Comics prior to this one indicate Dibble had already been drawing this feature, taking over for John Devlin in 1943.

[The Human Fly] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy

[The Death Emerald] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Zero; Vern Hobson (introduction); Ann Hobson (villain, introduction); Death (villain)

Indexer Notes

Another swipe from Saint-Saens's "Danse Macabre".

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

[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! What a costume I rented.
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 on this strip.

[The Traitorous Actor] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Frank Borth (signed)
Pencils
Frank Borth (signed)
Inks
Frank Borth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayson]; The Raven [Tony Grey]; Lee (introduction); Matt (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Dianne takes up acting as a hobby and begins appearing in summer theatre productions outside New York. She discovers that one of her fellow actors is a spy......and the Raven steps in to help her nab him.

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: 9)

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
Gee whiz - I sure wish I had a nice dog like that!
Genre
humor

[Kismet El Aschid] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
? [as Rex Smith] (signed)
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Kismet El Aschid (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains)

Death from the Skies (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

[Origin of the Bungling Buddha] (Table of Contents: 12)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Sy Reit
Inks
Sy Reit
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain] (introduction, origin); Tabby Tyler (introduction); Inspector Sherlock Foo (introduction)
Synopsis
Blimpy, an ancient Oriental Buddha statue brought to life when young Tabby Tyler spoke the magic words: "Oggle doggie woggle ibbidy bibbidy sibbidy sab, dictionary down the ferry, out goes ipso facto with the floy-floy!", covers his blue skin with coal dust and tries to pass for an Afican-American.

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from ? to Reit by Craig Delich 2014-1-16, per the Who's Who.

[How To Be a Super Salesman] (Table of Contents: 13)

Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers / comic story / 9 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]; Wilbert T. Thump (introduction); Kurt Luger (introduction, death); Alfred Krantz (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Case of the Unlucky Quarter
    Doll Man
  2. 1. The Unlucky Quarter
    Doll Man
  3. 2. ["Gosh ma - you mean to say Uncle Phil is going from house to house trying to sell this gadget?"]
    Mickey Finn
  4. 3. [Death To Irving Gershwin]
    Swing Sisson
  5. 4. ["I'm practicin' some funny falls for next season, boss!"]
    Big Top
  6. 5. [The Human Fly]
    Poison Ivy
  7. 6. [The Death Emerald]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  8. 7. ["Boy! What a costume I rented."]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [The Traitorous Actor]
    Spider Widow and the Raven
  10. 9. ["Gee whiz - I sure wish I had a nice dog like that!"]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  11. 10. [Kismet El Aschid]
    Spin Shaw
  12. 11. Death from the Skies
    Perry Scott
  13. 12. [Origin of the Bungling Buddha]
    Blimpy
  14. 13. [How To Be a Super Salesman]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance