(November 1943)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
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

Midnight Meets the Menace From Mars (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Kotzky
Inks
Alex Kotzky
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Gabby (a monkey); Doc Mortimer Wackey

Sinister Menace From Mars-- Or Someplace (Table of Contents: 1)

Midnight / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Gabby (a monkey); Doc Mortimer Wackey; Professor Drizzpan
Synopsis
Something from space lands on Professor Drizzpan's property and all he can think about is the interruption of his work. However, this rocket from Mars unleashes a strange mechanical creature that destroys homes with its death ray.

Indexer Notes

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

Murder Has a Bargain Day (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rookie Rankin; Diana Dare (model); Mr. Grayson (manager)
Synopsis
A model in a department store is shot and killed by an unknown intruder.

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. Different inking.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
a hotel lobby in Istanbul
Genre
spy
Characters
Black X; Batu
Synopsis
Black X sneaks into Japan looking for the antidote to a new poison gas.

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

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
We demand an audience!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie O'Toole (king)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ray fer Daffy!
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Deke Parsons; Daffy Dill; Eph
Synopsis
Deke tries to make money by staging a wrestling contest. The prize? Daffy.
Keywords
wrestling

[The Magenta Diamond]] (Table of Contents: 6)

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
I'm tellin' you boys.. I understand human nature.. I didn't live among people all these years for nothin'...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lady Luck [Brenda Banks]; a goldfish (narrator); Big Bernie (villain); Bernie's mob (villains)
Synopsis
Big Bernie hides stolen jewels in his fish tank. Luckily the fish is on Lady Luck's side.
Reprints
Keywords
The Magenta Diamond

The Camera Is the Judge (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Jimmy Christian (detective); Bull Groton; Mitch Dallas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, Wun Cloo, this Reform Ray will eliminate crime...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo (detective)

Indexer Notes

Cole is only credited on art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Frauline Halunke (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Marksman [Baron Povalski, aka Major Hurtz]; Vorka; Schlagen (villain); Frauline Halunke (villain, death)
Synopsis
The Marksman faces an athletic German female agent, who suckers him into her web and discovers his dual identity. Before this can become known, she is accidently killed by her own men.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Ribbing Racketeers (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jester [Chuck Lane]; J. J. Pilbeam; Gibb Greiner; McGinty
Synopsis
Mr. Pilbeam is running for governor and wants police protection.

Indexer Notes

Leav is credited only on pencils on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this is probably him here, as it is very similar to his signed stories in "Wanted Comics" #52.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Midnight Meets the Menace From Mars
    Midnight
  2. 1. Sinister Menace From Mars-- Or Someplace
    Midnight
  3. 2. Murder Has a Bargain Day
    Rookie Rankin
  4. 3. ["a hotel lobby in Istanbul"]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  5. 4. ["We demand an audience!"]
    Archie O'Toole
  6. 5. ["Ray fer Daffy!"]
    Daffy
  7. 6. [The Magenta Diamond]]
    Lady Luck
  8. 7. The Camera Is the Judge
    Jimmy Christian
  9. 8. ["Yes, Wun Cloo, this Reform Ray will eliminate crime..."]
    Wun Cloo
  10. 9. Frauline Halunke
    The Marksman
  11. 10. Ribbing Racketeers
    The Jester
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