(August 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)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

The Case of the Pharoah's Curse (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall?
Inks
John Cassone?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; The Pharaoh [Janus] (first appearance; villain); A pharoah (first appearance; flashback; death); Rath Sheda (first appearance; flashback; death); Evertts (first appearance; death); Smallets (first appearance; death); McKleun (first appearance; death); Valtin (first appearance; death); James Harvey (first appearance; death); Rodney Reed (first appearance; death)

Indexer Notes

Reed named for comics scripter Rod Reed

[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
What are these, Uncle Phil?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Looking For Trouble] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy

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

The Spider Widow with the Raven and Phantom Lady! / 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
Hello, Dianne? Have you heard...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayson]; The Raven [Tony Grey]; Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; The "Big" Boss [Larkins, also as Senator Knight] (villain, death)
Synopsis
The Spider Widow and Phantom Lady learn that the Raven has been taken from the hospital, where he was recovering from his wounds, to a place called the Lookout Hotel. When Dianne enters the hotel, she is confronted by the Raven, who claims he has joined the Boss's mob.
Reprints
Keywords
Lookout Hotel

Indexer Notes

Continued from Police Comics #21 (August 1943).

Octa Puss Pickpocket Gang Pockets City (Table of Contents: 5)

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]; The Octa Puss [Four Arm Joe] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Inferior Man battles a former wrestler who has taken to theft as the dreaded Octa Puss!

Indexer Notes

The Octa Puss is not The Spirit villain.

[The Return of Yvonne] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Tex Henson
Pencils
Phil Martin
Inks
Phil Martin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Swing Sisson; Yvonne (villain)

Indexer Notes

Characters: Yvonne's previous appearance was in #62.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But what will Lala say about me...
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

[The Jade Elephant] (Table of Contents: 8)

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]; Madame Chiang; Number One Man (introduction); the Japanese (villains)

The Ghost That Haunted Macbeth (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; Richard Bevins (introduction); Banquo's ghost (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

[King Neptune's Domain] (Table of Contents: 10)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Blimpy [Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain]; King Neptune (introduction); the Japanese (villains)

The Island That Vanished (Table of Contents: 11)

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: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I still don't remember...
Genre
humor

[The Wrong Wong] (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

Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; The Boyville Brigadiers [Stumpy (introduction); Alababa; Pierpont Lee; Smiley Scott; Ed; Whitey; Scotty; Moi Yutong]; The Japanese (villains)
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 Case of the Pharoah's Curse
    Doll Man
  3. 2. ["What are these, Uncle Phil?"]
    Mickey Finn
  4. 3. [Looking For Trouble]
    Poison Ivy
  5. 4. ["Hello, Dianne? Have you heard..."]
    The Spider Widow with the Raven and Phantom Lady!
  6. 5. Octa Puss Pickpocket Gang Pockets City
    Inferior Man
  7. 6. [The Return of Yvonne]
    Swing Sisson
  8. 7. ["But what will Lala say about me..."]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [The Jade Elephant]
    Spin Shaw
  10. 9. The Ghost That Haunted Macbeth
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  11. 10. [King Neptune's Domain]
    Blimpy
  12. 11. The Island That Vanished
    Perry Scott
  13. 12. ["I still don't remember..."]
    Big Top
  14. 13. [The Wrong Wong]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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