(February 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

[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); Rusty Ryan (inset); Blimpy (inset)

The Black Atom (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Bryant ?
Inks
Al Bryant ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; The Black Atom (villain, introduction, death?)
Synopsis
Doll Man faces the Black Atom, who has the ability to vanish in a puff of smoke.

[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
How come Uncle Phil didn't go to the Halloween ball at his lodge tonight, Ma?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When the boss sees my new comic routine he's bound to give me a raise!
Genre
humor

The Man Nobody Loved (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Amos Trentwell (introduction); Eloise (villain, a vampire, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

[The Mechanical Gangster] (Table of Contents: 5)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Blimpy [Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain]; The Mechanical Gangster [4-F Harry] (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This new bird Lala bought ain't let out a peep all day!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

[Butch the Purse-Snatcher] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy

There Ain't Gonna Be No Santa Claus (Table of Contents: 8)

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]; Henry Shrivnel (introduction)

Indexer Notes

This story takes place December 25, 1942. In it, as well as the previous story, the pair begin to believe that they were meant to work together. In this story, the two establish a means of communicating with one another.

[Painting the Moon Black] (Table of Contents: 9)

Inferior Man / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Stahl
Pencils
Al Stahl
Inks
Al Stahl
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Inferior Man [Courtney Fudd]

Indexer Notes

Inferior Man's last appearance was in Military Comics #13 (November 1942), which was creator Al Jaffee's last issue. Beginning with this issue, and lasting until #72 (October 1943), Art Stahl takes over the feature. The strip no longer had Jaffee's warped sense of fantasy and Inferior Man's adventures became less military focused. Notes added by Craig Delich 2013-4-6.

[The Plot to Dynamite the Clover Club] (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Art King (first appearance; villain)

Skin Deep (Table of Contents: 11)

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: 12)

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
Now, have a lot of fun today, but be careful!
Genre
humor

[The Fate of Kino] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Kino (introduction, death); the Japanese (villains)

[Enter Alababa] (Table of Contents: 14)

Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers / comic story / 9 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 Brigade [Alababa (introduction); Pierpoint Lee (introduction); Smiley Scott; Ed; Whitey; Scotty; Moi Yutong]; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
During an adventure in North Africa, Rusty picks an Arab named Alababa and a zoot-suited African named Pierpoint Lee to join the Brigadiers.

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. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. The Black Atom
    Doll Man
  3. 2. ["How come Uncle Phil didn't go to the Halloween ball at his lodge tonight, Ma?"]
    Mickey Finn
  4. 3. ["When the boss sees my new comic routine he's bound to give me a raise!"]
    Big Top
  5. 4. The Man Nobody Loved
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  6. 5. [The Mechanical Gangster]
    Blimpy
  7. 6. ["This new bird Lala bought ain't let out a peep all day!"]
    Lala Palooza
  8. 7. [Butch the Purse-Snatcher]
    Poison Ivy
  9. 8. There Ain't Gonna Be No Santa Claus
    Spider Widow and the Raven
  10. 9. [Painting the Moon Black]
    Inferior Man
  11. 10. [The Plot to Dynamite the Clover Club]
    Swing Sisson
  12. 11. Skin Deep
    Perry Scott
  13. 12. ["Now, have a lot of fun today, but be careful!"]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  14. 13. [The Fate of Kino]
    Spin Shaw
  15. 14. [Enter Alababa]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance