(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 had become the executor of his friend's considerable fortune, and the will required that four random people would have to compete for that fortune. One of these, Miss Withington, killed one of the other four and moved to attack Dianne when she discovered that she was the Spider Widow. Another one of the four, Tony Grey, finally put a stop to Miss Withington's scheme.....as the Raven!

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who verifies that Borth not only created this feature, but also wrote and drew all the stories.

[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

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Bernard Dibble to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. Dibble did not write this strip according to the Who's Who.

[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

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: 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 [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain]; Hand-Out (a hobo, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Stahl to Reit by Craig Delich 2014-1-16, per 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

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Bernard Dibble to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. Dibble did not write this strip according to the Who's Who.

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.

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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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance