(July 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.
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:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lala Palooza; Vincent; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Blimpy (inset)

Fate Dealt the Cards (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Fujitani ?
Inks:
Rudy Palais ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]

[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:
So your Uncle Phil joined the Auxiliary Police, eh, Mickey?
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

Blimpy, the Bungling Buddha / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Yippee!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain]; the Japanese (villains)

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Stahl to Reit by Craig Delich 2014-1-16, per the Who's Who.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Poison's dentist has to pull a tooth...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Poison Ivy

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

The Spider Widow / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Fightingest' Gals in the History of Comic Books!
Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayton]; The Raven [Tony Grey]; Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Joe [aka Jo-Jo] (villain); The Boss (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Raven has invited Sandra to meet with Dianne Grayson and believes that they can help Sandra with all the problems she has been encountering with attempts being made to get inside information from her father. But the two ladies bicker from the very start, but succeed in being taken to The Boss by one of his henchmen, only to lose him in the end.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title and Phantom Lady appearance added per Error Report #2556, from Darci. Story continues in Police Comics #20 (July 1943).

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: 6)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
So good of you to put my name up for your club...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lala Palooza

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Bernard Dibble to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. The Who's Who does not indicate a writing credit for Dibble on this strip.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands...
Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Madame Chiang Kai-Shek; Gen. Chiang Kai-Shek

The Friars of Finance (Table of Contents: 8)

Zero, Ghost Detective / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum
Pencils:
Witmer Williams [as Clark Williams] (signed)
Inks:
Witmer Williams [as Clark Williams] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Zero

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who verifies that Williams drew this feature from 1942-43.

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: 9)

Swing Sisson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Phil Martin
Pencils:
Phil Martin
Inks:
Phil Martin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Besides leading a band...
Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Swing Sisson

The Haunted House (Table of Contents: 10)

Doll Man / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Ah! Inferior Man!!
Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Inferior Man [Courtney Fudd]

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Suppose I try a bigger lollypop, Boss?
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.

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Tsniff!...Tsniff!...My poor little airplane...
Genre:
adventure; children; spy
Characters:
Rusty Ryan; The Boyville Brigadiers [Pierpont Lee; Alababa; Smiley Scott; Ed; Whitey; Scotty; Moi Yutong]
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. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. Fate Dealt the Cards
    Doll Man
  3. 2. ["So your Uncle Phil joined the Auxiliary Police, eh, Mickey?"]
    Mickey Finn
  4. 3. ["Yippee!"]
    Blimpy, the Bungling Buddha
  5. 4. ["Poison's dentist has to pull a tooth..."]
    Poison Ivy
  6. 5. ["Fightingest' Gals in the History of Comic Books!"]
    The Spider Widow
  7. 6. ["So good of you to put my name up for your club..."]
    Lala Palooza
  8. 7. ["Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands..."]
    Spin Shaw
  9. 8. The Friars of Finance
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  10. 9. ["Besides leading a band..."]
    Swing Sisson
  11. 10. The Haunted House
    Doll Man
  12. 11. ["Ah! Inferior Man!!"]
    Inferior Man
  13. 12. ["Suppose I try a bigger lollypop, Boss?"]
    Big Top
  14. 13. ["Tsniff!...Tsniff!...My poor little airplane..."]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance