(February 1944)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly except December and June
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent Paooza; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Blimpy [ aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain] (inset); Poison Ivy (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset)

Indexer Notes

Vincent Palooza's birth year given as 1907 on tombstone.

The Girl You Couldn't Trust (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]; Maude Van Austin (first appearance); Bill Van Austin (first appearance); Jeff Gordon (first appearance); Pacardo (first appearance; villain); Yutz and his gang (first appearance; villains)

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

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

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

Genre
humor

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

Mickey Finn / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Lank Leonard (signed)
Pencils
Lank Leonard (signed)
Inks
Lank Leonard (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Philip; Michael

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Enemy That Is Neither Beast nor Man (Table of Contents: 4)

Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; The Boyville Brigadiers [Alababa; Pierpont Lee]; The Missing Link (villain, introduction, death); Captain Devlin (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Rusty saves two men from a castaway boat which is also carrying a caged, unknown beast.

Indexer Notes

Art is by Mort Leav, with his large hands, lively figures and a special crouching way of running, with thighs lifted high.

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

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

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

Genre
humor

[The Ghost of the Clover Club] (Table of Contents: 6)

Swing Sisson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Swing Sisson; Bonnie Baxter; Toby; Mason (first appearance; Clover Club owner); Jack Torrence (first appearance; villain; a phony ghost (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis
A man shot and killed in the Clover Club swears he will return to have his vengeance.

[Introducing Perky] (Table of Contents: 7)

Perky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sid Lazarus
Pencils
Sid Lazarus
Inks
Sid Lazarus
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Perky (first appearance; origin); Prof. Zomby (first appearance); Prince Feefi (first appearance); Prince Fofum (first appearance); King Lug (first appearance)

The Story of a Ship (Table of Contents: 8)

Perry Scott / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

[War Souvenir] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Gill Fox (signed)
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy

[Submarine Assignment] (Table of Contents: 10)

Spin Shaw / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Keller ?
Inks
Jack Keller ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Lt. Bill Perry (first appearance); The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Spin is sent to recover a secret sight from a downed plane.

Indexer Notes

Keller is credited on this feature for 1944, and this story is one he may have drawn. Some grinning faces and the hawk nosed captain point to him, but not certain.

The Case of the Museum Crooks (Table of Contents: 11)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Inks
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain]; Nervous Harry (villain, introduction)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. The Girl You Couldn't Trust
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  5. 4. Enemy That Is Neither Beast nor Man
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  7. 6. [The Ghost of the Clover Club]
    Swing Sisson
  8. 7. [Introducing Perky]
    Perky
  9. 8. The Story of a Ship
    Perry Scott
  10. 9. [War Souvenir]
    Poison Ivy
  11. 10. [Submarine Assignment]
    Spin Shaw
  12. 11. The Case of the Museum Crooks
    Blimpy
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
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