(September 1943)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1943-07-21
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

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. 4.


[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 to fix that drain, Vincent.
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Swing Sisson (inset); Blimpy (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset)
Keywords
bathtub; octopus

The Diary of Death (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Kotzky
Inks
John Cassone
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Emil's father (introduction, death, flashback); Sykes (introduction); Frank Carrel (introduction); Emil (villain, introduction); John Carrel (villain, introduction, death)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're fired!
Genre
humor

[The Underwater Airfield] (Table of Contents: 3)

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]; Kideki (villain, introduction, death); the Japanese (villains)

[The Werewolf] (Table of Contents: 4)

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. Turner (introduction); Lila (introduction, death); A ghost werewolf (villain, introduction, death); Jim (villain, a werewolf, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Zero uses the "ghost disintegrator" on the spirit of a werewolf.
Keywords
Ghost Disintegrator

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

Swing Sisson Murdered!! (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Thatchy Dawkins (first appearance, villain, death); Bert and other members of Yvonne's gang (first appearance?, villains)

[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
And it says here: "The man who builds a better mouse trap will find the world will beat a path to his door!"
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

[Blimpy's Substitute] (Table of Contents: 7)

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]; Gill Fox (?); The Boss (villain, introduction); Balloon (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

Poison Oak (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy; Poison Oak (first appearance, villain)

Peace -- It's Wonderful! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Frank Borth
Pencils
Frank Borth
Inks
Frank Borth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayton]; The Raven [Tony Grey]; Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Frankie (villain); group of un-named crooks (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Raven receives petitions asking him to settle the feud between Spider Woman and Phantom Lady. He invites both to an escape-proof cellar.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story occurs between Police Comics #22 and 23.

Fire from the Enemy (Table of Contents: 10)

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: 11)

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
Here comes Mr. Dooley, Uncle Phil...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The God of Breeze] (Table of Contents: 12)

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]; Boreas (villain, god of breeze, introduction)

[The Magic Teapot] (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 [Pierpont Lee; Alababa; Smiley Scott; Ed; Whitey; Scotty; Moi Yutong; Stumpy]; Jeenie (a genie, introduction)
Synopsis
Rusty and the Brigadiers wander through the South Pacific where Pierpont finds a magic lamp and wishes the group up a boat.
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 to fix that drain, Vincent."]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. The Diary of Death
    Doll Man
  3. 2. ["You're fired!"]
    Big Top
  4. 3. [The Underwater Airfield]
    Spin Shaw
  5. 4. [The Werewolf]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  6. 5. Swing Sisson Murdered!!
    Swing Sisson
  7. 6. ["And it says here: "The man who builds a better mouse trap will find the world will beat a path to his door!""]
    Lala Palooza
  8. 7. [Blimpy's Substitute]
    Blimpy
  9. 8. Poison Oak
    Poison Ivy
  10. 9. Peace -- It's Wonderful!
    The Spider Widow
  11. 10. Fire from the Enemy
    Perry Scott
  12. 11. ["Here comes Mr. Dooley, Uncle Phil..."]
    Mickey Finn
  13. 12. [The God of Breeze]
    Inferior Man
  14. 13. [The Magic Teapot]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
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