(April 1938)

Quality Comics, 1937 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Editing
Ed Cronin

Issue Notes

Correct story sequence order and additional sequences info from Darrell Coons, November 2008.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Finn / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lank Leonard (signed)
Inks
Lank Leonard (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Michael - Nobody ever put over an April Fool joke on me...
Genre
humor

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

Fisher's History of Boxing / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; history; sports

Indexer Notes

This feature is at the top of all 4 Joe Palooka pages; exact size of the strip on the page is 0.20.

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

Joe Palooka / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Mo Leff (ghost for Ham Fisher)
Inks
Mo Leff (ghost for Ham Fisher)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I thought Walsh had more nerve.
Genre
sports
Reprints
  • from Joe Palooka Sundays (McNaught Syndicate) 12-13-36 et. seq.

Indexer Notes

strip reprints McNaught Syndicate. Fisher's History of Boxing is at the top of all 4 pages of this sequence.

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

Off the Record / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Reed
Pencils
Ed Reed
Inks
Ed Reed
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He says he does drunk imitations, Sir!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Panel reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

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

Jane Arden / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Monte Barrett
Pencils
Russell Ross
Inks
Russell Ross
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sue's on my trail again-
Genre
drama; adventure

Indexer Notes

strip reprints Register and Tribune Syndicate. This strip is on top half of 4 pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Lena Pry / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Monte Barrett
Pencils
Russell Ross
Inks
Russell Ross
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints Register and Tribune Syndicate. This strip is on bottom half of 4 pages.

The Mother of Mother's Day (Table of Contents: 6)

Strange as It Seems / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Hix (signed)
Pencils
John Hix (signed)
Inks
John Hix (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

panel reprints- McNaught Syndicate

Navy Day (Table of Contents: 7)

Modern Planes and Model Building / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Les Marshall
Pencils
Les Marshall
Inks
Les Marshall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; non-fiction
Reprints
  • from Wags (Editors Press Service, 1937 series)

The Most Amazing Heavyweight Fight of All Time (Table of Contents: 8)

They're Still Talking / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Zuppke
Pencils
Walt Depew
Inks
Walt Depew
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports; non-fiction
Characters
Jack Dempsey

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

Also A Problem For the Neighbors (Table of Contents: 9)

The Bungle Family / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
H. J. Tuthill
Pencils
H. J. Tuthill
Inks
H. J. Tuthill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; domestic

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: McNaught Syndicate

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

Off the Record / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Reed
Pencils
Ed Reed
Inks
Ed Reed
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No stupid. Over here--- That's the port hole!!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Panel reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

Myrna Loy (Table of Contents: 11)

Screen Snapshots / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bernard Baily
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography; non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Universal Phoenix Features

[The Coming of the Gallant Knight] (Table of Contents: 12)

Gallant Knight / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vern Henkel (signed as Vernon Henkel)
Pencils
Vern Henkel (signed as Vernon Henkel)
Inks
Vern Henkel (signed as Vernon Henkel)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical; adventure
Characters
Tyrone Neville [the Gallant Knight] (introduction, origin); Baron Melrot (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
Merlot assassinates the King and seizes the throne. Sir Neville joins a band of woodland outlaws to take arms against him.
Reprints

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

Lala Palooza / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Rube Goldberg
Pencils
Rube Goldberg
Inks
Rube Goldberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aristopolis Junior, I want you to be friends with Pinto-
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints- Frank Jay Markey syndicate

Mohammed (Table of Contents: 14)

Strange as It Seems / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Hix
Pencils
John Hix
Inks
John Hix
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

panel reprints- McNaught Syndicate

[The Owl] (Table of Contents: 15)

The Clock [superhero] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner (credited as Geo. E. Brenner)
Pencils
George Brenner (credited as Geo. E. Brenner)
Inks
George Brenner (credited as Geo. E. Brenner)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Captain Kane; The Owl [Baldy Getzmore] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Owl threatens Baldy Getzmore, a former rum runner. But the Clock exposes cunning subterfuge.
Reprints
  • from Wags (Editors Press Service, 1937 series)

Indexer Notes

Much of this story is a reworking (and direct copy) of The Clock story in Funny Picture Stories #2 (Dec 1936). Many of the panels and much of the script is directly copied. The main difference is that target of the police operation in the original appearance was The Clock.

Pirates Ahoy! Captain Kidd Is Done To Death (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Charles B. Driscoll
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Nippie -- He's Often Wrong / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

This feature is at the top of all 4 Mickey Finn pages; exact size of the strip on the page is unknown and was estimated at 0.25.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Mickey Finn / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Lank Leonard
Pencils
Lank Leonard
Inks
Lank Leonard
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say what are you fellas doin' to Muggsie?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: McNaught Syndicate.37-03-21 et seq. Nippie is at the top of all 4 pages of this sequence. Exact size of this strip on the page is unknown and was estimated at 0.75.

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

Off the Record / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Reed
Pencils
Ed Reed
Inks
Ed Reed
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How many times must I tell you-- always deliver his stuff in the back!
Genre
humor

The Color Twins (Table of Contents: 20)

Puzzle Phun / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Donald DeConn
Pencils
Donald DeConn
Inks
Donald DeConn
Colors
?
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

"Good Deed" Dotty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

This feature is at the top of all 4 Dixie Dugan pages; exact size of the strip on the page is unknown and was estimated at 0.25.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
J. P. McEvoy
Pencils
John Striebel
Inks
John Striebel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee Auntie Dixie, I betcha I ketch th' biggest fish!
Genre
drama; humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: McNaught Syndicate . "Good Deed" Dotty is at the top of all 4 pages of this sequence. Exact size of this strip on the page is unknown and was estimated at 0.75.

[Episode 7] (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Ed Wheelan
Pencils
Ed Wheelan
Inks
Ed Wheelan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There they go Myra--? Hope the act goes off O.K.
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: Frank J. Markey Syndicate

[Claw Carlos] (Table of Contents: 24)

Hawks of the Seas / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical; adventure
Characters
Hawk; Carlos (villain)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reformatted from original. Pages 17-21, including half page missing from the Kitchen Sink reprint.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Toddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Marcoux
Pencils
George Marcoux
Inks
George Marcoux
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Toddy is your father home?
Genre
humor; children

Indexer Notes

strip reprints:McNaught Syndicate. This strip is on top half of 2 pages.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Flossie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Zere
Pencils
Al Zere
Inks
Al Zere
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children

Indexer Notes

strip reprints:McNaught Syndicate. This strip is on bottom half of 2 pages.

The Three World's Records Jesse Owens Broke In One Day (Table of Contents: 27)

They're Still Talking / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Zuppke
Pencils
Walt Depew
Inks
Walt Depew
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports; non-fiction

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

[The Athletic Board] (Table of Contents: 28)

Ned Brant / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Zuppke
Pencils
Walt Depew
Inks
Walt Depew
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints- Register and Tribune Syndicate

The Year of the Purple Curse! (Table of Contents: 29)

Strange as It Seems / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Hix
Pencils
John Hix
Inks
John Hix
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

panel reprints- McNaught Syndicate

[Episode 7] (Table of Contents: 30)

Slim and Tubby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Welch
Pencils
Jack W. McGuire (signed as Jack McGuire)
Inks
Jack W. McGuire (signed as Jack McGuire)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So Helise knows Hammond!!
Genre
adventure; aviation; western-frontier
Characters
Slim; Tubby; Benton
Reprints
  • from Bullets Benton (Register and Tribune Syndicate) (dailies) 35-07-05 to 35-07-16

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate. Strip numbers A65-76

[The Suspension of Clip Chance] (Table of Contents: 31)

Clip Chance at Cliffside / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner (signed as Scott Sheridan)
Pencils
George Brenner (signed as Scott Sheridan)
Inks
George Brenner (signed as Scott Sheridan)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports; adventure
Characters
Clip Chance (introduction); Slim (introduction); Chink (introduction); Bart (introduction, villain)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Michael - Nobody ever put over an April Fool joke on me..."]
    Mickey Finn
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Fisher's History of Boxing
  3. 2. ["I thought Walsh had more nerve."]
    Joe Palooka
  4. 3. ["He says he does drunk imitations, Sir!"]
    Off the Record
  5. 4. ["Sue's on my trail again-"]
    Jane Arden
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Lena Pry
  7. 6. The Mother of Mother's Day
    Strange as It Seems
  8. 7. Navy Day
    Modern Planes and Model Building
  9. 8. The Most Amazing Heavyweight Fight of All Time
    They're Still Talking
  10. 9. Also A Problem For the Neighbors
    The Bungle Family
  11. 10. ["No stupid. Over here--- That's the port hole!!"]
    Off the Record
  12. 11. Myrna Loy
    Screen Snapshots
  13. 12. [The Coming of the Gallant Knight]
    Gallant Knight
  14. 13. ["Aristopolis Junior, I want you to be friends with Pinto-"]
    Lala Palooza
  15. 14. Mohammed
    Strange as It Seems
  16. 15. [The Owl]
    The Clock [superhero]
  17. 16. Pirates Ahoy! Captain Kidd Is Done To Death
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Nippie -- He's Often Wrong
  19. 18. ["Say what are you fellas doin' to Muggsie?"]
    Mickey Finn
  20. 19. ["How many times must I tell you-- always deliver his stuff in the back!"]
    Off the Record
  21. 20. The Color Twins
    Puzzle Phun
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    "Good Deed" Dotty
  23. 22. ["Gee Auntie Dixie, I betcha I ketch th' biggest fish!"]
    Dixie Dugan
  24. 23. [Episode 7]
    Big Top
  25. 24. [Claw Carlos]
    Hawks of the Seas
  26. 25. ["Toddy is your father home?"]
    Toddy
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Flossie
  28. 27. The Three World's Records Jesse Owens Broke In One Day
    They're Still Talking
  29. 28. [The Athletic Board]
    Ned Brant
  30. 29. The Year of the Purple Curse!
    Strange as It Seems
  31. 30. [Episode 7]
    Slim and Tubby
  32. 31. [The Suspension of Clip Chance]
    Clip Chance at Cliffside
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
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