(March 1943)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
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)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Lala Palooza (inset); Blimpy (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset)

The Adventure with the Corpse (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
? [as William Erwin Maxwell] (signed)
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; The Corpse [Slick Murdock] (villain, introduction, death?)
Synopsis
Doll Man faces the insideous Corpse, a man who had gone to the electric chair in 1939, and who could instill rigor mortis in living people. Doll Man succeeds in forcing his foe's car off a cliff... but did the villain live through it?

[Blimpy Falls in Love] (Table of Contents: 2)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Blimpy [Rufus Tastas Sassafrass O'Brain]; Tabby Tyler; Diamond Eyes (introduction, a statue); Ruby Stone (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Blimpy falls in love with a lady statue that he stole from her sculptor and which was brought to life by Tabby.

Case of the Missing Twins (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Lana Ugar (a ghost, introduction); Lois Ugar (introduction); Hugo Barno (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Zero helps Lois Ugar, who is sweet on the detective, summon up her deceased twin sister.

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

[Skyjacked in Mexico] (Table of Contents: 4)

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; J. R. McNulty (first appearance); Franz Von Worle (first appearance; villain)

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

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

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

Mickey Finn / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Big Bill Ebling] (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; Big Bill Ebling (first appearance; villain)

The Spider Widow Meets the Spider Man! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayson]; The Raven [Tony Grey]; John Keller (Dianne's Uncle); The Spider Man (villain, a Nazi saboteur, introduction); Herman (villain, mechanical spider)
Synopsis
The duo must face the Spider Man, who has been terrorizing a factory owned by Dianne's uncle through use of a giant mechanical spider named Herman.
Reprints

Moon, Stars, and Stuff (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]; Sparks (villain, a Martian, introduction)
Synopsis
A freak show begins when Inferior Man meets a Martian who had lost his way to Venus. However, Sparks rubs Inferior Man the wrong way and was made to be Fudd's slave, being brought down by a lightning rod.

Heroes Aren't Born (Table of Contents: 10)

Perry Scott / text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Robert M. Hyatt
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

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

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

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

Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Snappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Arthur Beeman
Pencils
Arthur Beeman
Inks
Arthur Beeman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Snappy (first appearance; only appearance)

[Wonder Gal] (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]; Marsha Boles (introduction); the Japanese (villain)

[Alababa and the Five Thieves] (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 Brigadiers [Alababa; Pierpoint Lee; Smiley Scott; Ed; Whitey; Scotty; Moi Yutong]; Alababa's wife (introduction); Prince Kirasan (introduction); Joe (villain, introduction); four un-named thieves (villains, introduction for all)
Keywords
Boyville

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]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. The Adventure with the Corpse
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [Blimpy Falls in Love]
    Blimpy
  4. 3. Case of the Missing Twins
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  5. 4. [Skyjacked in Mexico]
    Swing Sisson
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  8. 7. [Big Bill Ebling]
    Poison Ivy
  9. 8. The Spider Widow Meets the Spider Man!
    Spider Widow and the Raven
  10. 9. Moon, Stars, and Stuff
    Inferior Man
  11. 10. Heroes Aren't Born
    Perry Scott
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Snappy
  14. 13. [Wonder Gal]
    Spin Shaw
  15. 14. [Alababa and the Five Thieves]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
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