(September 1943)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E. M. Arnold
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Martin DeMuth
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was On-Going Series

Twelve Hours to Live! (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Kotzky
Inks
Alex Kotzky
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]

[Twelve Hours to Live!] (Table of Contents: 1)

Midnight / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); Dr. R.X. Diapetos; Cyril Potts (villain)
Synopsis
Potts thinks he has 12 hours to live, so he's going to spend it killing everyone who was ever mean to his cats.

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the cover.

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

[The Yokukasa Brothers] (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
Daily the sun rises out of the Atlantic and shines warmly down on a seaboard state
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lady Luck [Brenda Banks]; Sgt. Sloburn; Yokukasa Brothers (villains)
Synopsis
Japanese statesmen, imprisoned since the start of the war, attempt to escape by using their skills as acrobats.
Reprints

[The Good Neighbor Policy] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Pencils
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks
Vernon Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Yankee Eagle [Larry Noble]; Senor Diego Otilla; Tailspin Todd

Adventure in India (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Sachs
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Black X; Batu

Mystery of the Green Dragon (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rookie Rankin; Light Finger Lefty
Synopsis
Rankin was an innocent bystander to the death of two people.

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.

[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
That tough-axle ambassador just landed on a cruiser
Genre
humor
Characters
Archie O'Toole
Synopsis
King Archie reads a book on "How to Win and Control People" but the book's advice doesn't prove helpful with a hostile ambassador.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Teki Wa Korida
Genre
superhero; war
Characters
The Marksman [Baron Povalski, aka Major Hurtz]; Colonel Sondra (villain)
Synopsis
As the Baron more and more spends less time as Major Hurtz, he inevitably learns for himself the hgorrors of the Warsaw Ghetto. The Marksman went so far as to hunt down a particularly hated Nazi officer named Colonel Sondra, who attempts to escape from the Marksman by offering his services to Japan.

Indexer Notes

Guardineer is only credited on art for this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2013-5-4.

The Mole Men (Table of Contents: 8)

Jimmy Christian / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jimmy Christian

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery

A Triumph of Mind Over Matter (Table of Contents: 10)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Daffy Dill; C. Pott
Synopsis
Daffy takes a course to increase her brain power.
Keywords
wrestling

[Horatio Hubdub] (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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Detective Hustace McGinty; Mischa McBeth (death); Horatio Hubdub (villain)
Synopsis
Mischa McBeth is murdered in a locked room with no windows, but there's no gun, and it's driving McGinty crazy.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2013-5-4. Jim Amash and Mike Kooiman, in the Quality Companion, state that Gustavson created this feature and did it the first two years of its existence (even though the Who's Who doesn't indicate Gustavson doing anything but drawing the feature).

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

This was Gustavson's last work on this feature.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Twelve Hours to Live!
    Midnight
  2. 1. [Twelve Hours to Live!]
    Midnight
  3. 2. [The Yokukasa Brothers]
    Lady Luck
  4. 3. [The Good Neighbor Policy]
    Yankee Eagle
  5. 4. Adventure in India
    Espionage Starring Black X
  6. 5. Mystery of the Green Dragon
    Rookie Rankin
  7. 6. ["That tough-axle ambassador just landed on a cruiser"]
    Archie O'Toole
  8. 7. ["Teki Wa Korida"]
    The Marksman
  9. 8. The Mole Men
    Jimmy Christian
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Wun Cloo
  11. 10. A Triumph of Mind Over Matter
    Daffy
  12. 11. [Horatio Hubdub]
    The Jester
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Bob Hughes
  • David Wilt
  • Merlin Haas
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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