(October 1943)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1943
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E. M. Arnold
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Martin DeMuth

Wanted! Midnight -- Dead or Alive! $1,000,000 Reward! (Table of Contents)

Midnight [superhero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Kotzky
Inks
Alex Kotzky
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Gabby; Doc Mortimer Wackey

[Wanted! Midnight -- Dead or Alive! $1,000,000 Reward!] (Table of Contents: 1)

Midnight [superhero] / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (credited) (sourced)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (credited) (sourced)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (credited) (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson (sourced)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think someone doesn't like me!
Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); Sniffer Snoop; Hot Dog; Brains Baroni (villain); Stilleto (villain); Bruiser (villain)
Synopsis
The underworld puts out a million dollar bounty on Midnight, but no one wants to collect on it until Brains Baroni offers a fool-proof, no risk way to get rid of Midnight.
Reprints
Keywords
The Murder Midnight Club

Indexer Notes

Title from the cover

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

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
I am ashamed to admit...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie O'Tool (king); Hanratty

[The Great White Way] (Table of Contents: 3)

Daffy [strong-girl] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bart Tumey
Inks
Bart Tumey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Daffy; Null and Void (producers); 10 Percent (an agent); a plumber
Synopsis
Daffy suddenly finds herself as a star in a Broadway show with a possible murder on her hands.
Reprints
Keywords
wrestling

Indexer Notes

Script revision from Tumey to ? by Craig Delich. The Who's Who does not indicate that Tumey wrote this feature and no extant evidence proves that he did. The Who's Who also indicates that Tumey only drew Daffy from 1946-49. Other listed artists include Milt Stein in 1945 and Janice Valleau from 1945-46.

Tibet! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bernard Sachs (signed)
Inks
Bernard Sachs (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy; adventure; war
Characters
Black X; Batu; The Grand Lama; Tura
Synopsis
The Grand Lama brings Black X to his land to investigate his would-be successor.

[The Notorious Yokukasa Brothers] (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Ah, is enough explosive there to destroy all important buildings in city!.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lady Luck [Brenda Banks]; Peecolo; Pinky; Yokukasa Brothers (villains)
Synopsis
The Yokukasa Brothers disguise themselves as children in order to plant bombs
Reprints

Rookie Rankin Takes the Payoff (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rookie Rankin; Sloop Tager; Boss Pete Pinero
Synopsis
Rookie tries to put a stop to a gambling racket run by Sloop Tager

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Witmer Williams ?", but does not match his other credited stories in this features. Compared with Leav's signed story in Power Comics #4, everything matches, face of the policeman, large hands, way of running with high lifted knees and some panels without backgrounds. Only the inking is different from his signed story.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed as Ralph Johns)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed as Ralph Johns)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Take that!
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo
Synopsis
Wun discovers a big fellow beating up someone because of a poster he sees that he mis-interprets.
Reprints

[Another William Tell] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
adventure; war; superhero
Characters
The Marksman [Baron Povalski, aka Major Hurtz]; Vorka; the Nazis (villains); the Japanese [Mito; others un-named] (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Major Hurtz welcomes a delegation of Japanese delegates who have come to Poland to help plan for future attacks on their enemies, and they have the cruelest plan ever to try and smoke out the Marksman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Guardineer is only credited on drawing this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Black Doom (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Jimmy Christian (detective); Gabrielle Dupard (Mystery Woman); Pierre Dupard

[Mary Slade] (Table of Contents: 10)

Yankee Eagle [Larry Noble / Smash Comics only] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Yankee Eagle [Larry Noble]; Mary Slade; Mary Slade's brother (death); Kelsey (a Policeman); John Hadley (villain, Mary's cousin); Irwin (villain, Hadley's butler)
Synopsis
A young girl is framed for her brother's murder, and the Yankee Eagle ends up nabbing her cousin for the crime as well as him using a secret radio transmitter to forward vital information for the Japanese.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

The Adventure of Stoneface! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
Mort Leav
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Stoneface (villain); Rad Romsey (villain, gang chief); Vikko Voroni (villain, death); Whiffy (villain, death)
Synopsis
Stoneface has found his way to the hidden headquarters of Rad Romsey, gang chief, to offer his help in killing the Jester, just as he killed off Romsey's partner, Vikko Voroni.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is probably Leav, as it is very similar to his signed stories in Wanted Comics (Orbit-Wanted, 1947 series) #52.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Wanted! Midnight -- Dead or Alive! $1,000,000 Reward!
    Midnight [superhero]
  2. 1. [Wanted! Midnight -- Dead or Alive! $1,000,000 Reward!]
    Midnight [superhero]
  3. 2. ["I am ashamed to admit..."]
    Archie O'Toole
  4. 3. [The Great White Way]
    Daffy [strong-girl]
  5. 4. Tibet!
    Espionage Starring Black X
  6. 5. [The Notorious Yokukasa Brothers]
    Lady Luck
  7. 6. Rookie Rankin Takes the Payoff
    Rookie Rankin
  8. 7. ["Take that!"]
    Wun Cloo
  9. 8. [Another William Tell]
    The Marksman
  10. 9. Black Doom
    Jimmy Christian
  11. 10. [Mary Slade]
    Yankee Eagle [Larry Noble / Smash Comics only]
  12. 11. The Adventure of Stoneface!
    The Jester
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