(April 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 (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I told you we'd never reach the masquerade ball if you wore that costume!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Swing Sisson (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset)
Keywords
costumes; military police; United States Army; Werhmacht; World War II

The Ugliest Man in the World (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Mary Blake (introduction); The Ugly Man [Frank Rollins] (villain, introduction)

[The Original Genii] (Table of Contents: 2)

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 Will of Jacob Pendergast] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Spider Widow / 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); Mr. Sivalus (introduction, death); Mr. Bagert (introduction, death); Miss Withington (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Bizarre circumstances force the Raven to reveal his true identity. Dianne's Uncle John has become the executor of his friend's considerable fortune, and the will requires that four random people compete for the fortune. One of these, Miss Withington, kills one of the other four and attacks Dianne only to discover that she is the Spider Widow. Another one of the four, Tony Grey, finally put a stop to Miss Withington's scheme as the Raven.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You mean to say that your Uncle Phil has joined the snooty Blueblood club, Mickey?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Extortionists and the Ape] (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
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Swing Sisson; Myronn the Magician (first appearance); A gang of extorionists (first appearance; villains)

[War against a Fan] (Table of Contents: 6)

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]
Synopsis
Inferior Man leaps out of the page and fights a fanboy.

[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
Mm... nothing under the rug!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

[Plans for General Dwight] (Table of Contents: 8)

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]; Gen. Arthur Dwight (introduction); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Spin wins the Navy Medal of Honor.

[Spirit of the Elemental] (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Dr. Frank Klov (introduction); Richard Minton (introduction, death); An elemental (villain, a ghost snake, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

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

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
I want you kids to come in the house now -- it's getting colder out!
Genre
humor

[Hobo's Paradise] (Table of Contents: 11)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Al Stahl (signed)
Inks
Al Stahl (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Blimpy [Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain]; Hand-Out (a hobo, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

Demon Doctor Erasmus (Table of Contents: 12)

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: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's my day off and, if grand opera cost a dime...
Genre
humor

Learn Commando Tactics (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 [Pierpont Lee; Alababa; Smiley Scott; Ed; Whitey; Scotty; Moi Yutong]; The Baron (villain, introduction)
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. ["I told you we'd never reach the masquerade ball if you wore that costume!!"]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. The Ugliest Man in the World
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [The Original Genii]
    Poison Ivy
  4. 3. [The Will of Jacob Pendergast]
    The Spider Widow
  5. 4. ["You mean to say that your Uncle Phil has joined the snooty Blueblood club, Mickey?"]
    Mickey Finn
  6. 5. [The Extortionists and the Ape]
    Swing Sisson
  7. 6. [War against a Fan]
    Inferior Man
  8. 7. ["Mm... nothing under the rug!"]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [Plans for General Dwight]
    Spin Shaw
  10. 9. [Spirit of the Elemental]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  11. 10. ["I want you kids to come in the house now -- it's getting colder out!"]
    Homer Doodle and Son
  12. 11. [Hobo's Paradise]
    Blimpy
  13. 12. Demon Doctor Erasmus
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. ["Here's my day off and, if grand opera cost a dime..."]
    Big Top
  15. 14. Learn Commando Tactics
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
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