(July 1943)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1943-05-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E. M. Arnold
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
George Brenner

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Kotzky
Inks
Alex Kotzky
Colors
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow, Midnight!
Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey
Reprints

[The Murder of Jinny Baloney] (Table of Contents: 1)

Midnight / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); Sniffer Snoop; Hot Foot; Bull Baloney; Johnny Peters; Jinny Baloney (death)
Synopsis
Bull Baloney "hires" Midnight to find out who murdered his wife. The hero uses a new invention of Doc's: a helium filled canoe for airborne escape.

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

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

Lady Luck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Pencils
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Inks
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why Count DiChange.. I thought you'd been drafted
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lady Luck [Brenda Banks]; Count DiChange; counterfeit Lady Luck (villain)
Synopsis
Count DiChange is suckered into buying phony war bonds from Lady Luck, and it isn't Brenda Banks!
Reprints

[The Song of Freedom] (Table of Contents: 3)

Espionage With Black X / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Black X; Batu; General Volk; Barney Brand

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

Wun Cloo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Allight! Allright! I'm comin'!
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo (detective)

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

The Marksman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed as Fred)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed as Fred)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As this story opens we find him on the edge of the Colombian jungles of South American where horrible death strikes the unwary in this steaming land of tropical mystery.
Genre
adventure; war; superhero
Characters
The Marksman [Baron Polavski]; Anna

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

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This Alfred the Great was quite a king!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie O'Toole

Little Atmos Fear (Table of Contents: 7)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Gill Fox (signed)
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Daffy Dill; Atmos Fear (villain)
Synopsis
Atmos Fear was cursed so that he could heat up to 300 degrees or down to -300. Daffy tied him up and used his abilities to heat and air condition her home!
Keywords
wrestling

[Hurricane] (Table of Contents: 8)

Rookie Rankin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Ki Kane; Sgt Burns; Casey
Synopsis
A hillbilly drinks a solution of synthetic rubber thinking it's moonshine.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Rudy Palais ?", but Palais has a very marked line from the eye down the cheek in sideview and also a peculiar blot as nostril not connected to the wing of the nose. Not him here.
The art is identical to William's other credited stories in this feature, #40 and #41, and his signed "Eagle Evans" story in Police Comics #1. Most faces in nearly frontview with only one ear showing, and very large rounded jaw and chin are special.

The Great Blight (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ludwig Hundt; Jimmy Christian; FBI Chief O'Brien; Army Lieutenant Gus Bockway

[The High Priest of Yuan Chi] (Table of Contents: 10)

Yankee Eagle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Cavallo (signed)
Inks
Joe Cavallo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Yankee Eagle [Larry Noble]; Yan Chi
Synopsis
Sharp and savage fighting against the invaders in the interior of old China.

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

The Jester / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Combining our efforts to get back at McGinty for everything he has done for us is an idea worthy of the Nobel Prize, my little chum!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Detective Hustace McGinty; Paul Gustavson; Oscar Oople (villain); Terwilliger J. Thump (villain)
Synopsis
Oscar and Terwilliger concoct a plan to get even with McGinty by drugging him and dumping him into an old maids' home.

Indexer Notes

Gustavson credits from Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Wow, Midnight!"]
    Midnight
  2. 1. [The Murder of Jinny Baloney]
    Midnight
  3. 2. ["Why Count DiChange.. I thought you'd been drafted"]
    Lady Luck
  4. 3. [The Song of Freedom]
    Espionage With Black X
  5. 4. ["Allight! Allright! I'm comin'!"]
    Wun Cloo
  6. 5. ["As this story opens we find him on the edge of the Colombian jungles of South American where horrible death strikes the unwary in this steaming land of tropical mystery."]
    The Marksman
  7. 6. ["This Alfred the Great was quite a king!"]
    Archie O'Toole
  8. 7. Little Atmos Fear
    Daffy
  9. 8. [Hurricane]
    Rookie Rankin
  10. 9. The Great Blight
  11. 10. [The High Priest of Yuan Chi]
    Yankee Eagle
  12. 11. ["Combining our efforts to get back at McGinty for everything he has done for us is an idea worthy of the Nobel Prize, my little chum!"]
    The Jester
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