(October 1943)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
?
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
Alex Kotzky
Inks
Alex Kotzky
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Crime Goes to College (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]; Prof. Whittlesey (first appearance; villain); Gats Grogan (first appearance; villain); Bruiser Bellows (first appearance; villain); unnamed crook (first appearance; villain)

[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
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[A Week in the Life] (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

[The Headhunter] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spider Widow [Dianne Grayson]; Alice (introduction); Emory (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Dianne's friends, Alice and Emory, are killed by headhunters in the jungles of South America. But the true villain nearly kills Dianne and then leaps out a window to his death.

Indexer Notes

This is the only Spider Widow story not drawn by Borth. Drafted into the military service, this last story was assigned to Palais.

Last appearance.

[The Mental Attitude] (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 Mental Attitude (villain, introduction); The Mental Attitude's wife (villain?; introduction)
Synopsis
The Inferior Man faces a sort of hypnotist who orders people to kill themselves right in front of Courtney (and who doesn't seem to have a problem with it).

Indexer Notes

Last appearance

[The Invisibility Formula] (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; Dr. J. P. McNulty; Terry (introduction); un-named Japanese spies (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Swing has a difficult time dealing with the infamous Dr. McNulty, who has invented an invisibility serum.

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

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

[Letter to Stalin] (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]; Maj. Maria Soblesky (introduction); the Japanese (villains)

[The Hand of Rutatutakhmen] (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; Prof. Wilcox (introduction); Rutatutakhmen (villain, a mummy, introduction)
Synopsis
Zero defeats the possessed mummy of the Egyptian pharaoh, Rutatutakhmen.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who

You Win by Losing (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)

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

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

Genre
humor

[Blimpy Goes to the Devil (Almost!)] (Table of Contents: 12)

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]; Blimpy's Devil (introduction); Blimpy's Angel (introduction); the Devil (villain, a facsimile thereof)

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

[Miss Siren] (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 [Alababa; Pierpont Lee]; Louola (introduction); Louola's father (introduction); Miss Siren (villain, introduction); Gorbo (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. Crime Goes to College
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  4. 3. [A Week in the Life]
    Poison Ivy
  5. 4. [The Headhunter]
    The Spider Widow
  6. 5. [The Mental Attitude]
    Inferior Man
  7. 6. [The Invisibility Formula]
    Swing Sisson
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [Letter to Stalin]
    Spin Shaw
  10. 9. [The Hand of Rutatutakhmen]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  11. 10. You Win by Losing
    Perry Scott
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  13. 12. [Blimpy Goes to the Devil (Almost!)]
    Blimpy
  14. 13. [Miss Siren]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
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