(April 1944)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly except December and June
On-sale date
1944
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)

The Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Bryant (signed)
Inks
Al Bryant (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Lala Palooza (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Blimpy [Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain] (inset); Swing Sisson (inset)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Doll Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where the overgrown hulks of size and strength may blunder...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Midge [Martha Roberts] (introduction as heroine); William Bramber (broker, death); Bramber's butler; Joe Bramber (Bramber's nephew); Mr. Spelvin (villain, Bramber family attorney); Sabina (villain, Joe's girl)
Synopsis
Secretly, both Darrel and Martha wish to partner up in the tiny mite's adventures, and, somehow, the simultaneous wishing unlocks a shared super-power which shrinks both of them. Both of them read a news article about three members of the Bramber family dying mysteriously in the garden of their ancestral home, and decide to investigate.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the first time Martha Roberts gains the power to shrink to tiny size, adopting the heroic name Midge. Later on, she will become Doll Girl.

[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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the tightest town in the circuit...
Genre
humor

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

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

Script
Lank Leonard
Pencils
Lank Leonard
Inks
Lank Leonard
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mickey has refused to give Uncle Phil any information...
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • strip reprints

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

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The winnah!
Genre
humor
Characters
Blimpy [Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain]

[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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So far this week...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Vernon Henkel
Pencils
Vernon Henkel
Inks
Vernon Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The great annual Ice Carnival was to be full of surprises...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Swing Sisson

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

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

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A contest has been arranged...
Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy

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

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

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Captain Spin Shaw, crack Navy pilot, has been assigned...
Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]

The Captain Is a Beast (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Perky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hear ye! Hear ye!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Perky

Sunken Treasure!! (Table of Contents: 11)

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 [Pierpont Lee; Alababa]; Captain Cooper (death); Miss Cooper; group of pirates (villains)
Synopsis
From a dying sea captain, Rusty gets half a map that shows the latitude and longitude of the Black Pirate Treasure, but not the location. Rusty has to beat a group of pirates to the aaptain's daughter who may be able to reveal the location.
Reprints
Keywords
Eastern Hotel; Howalla

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Ed Dobrotka, but this is Mort Leav, with his large hands, lively figures and a special crouching way of running, with thighs lifted high. Dobrotka samples from Superman in Action Comics #69 have no resemblance to these Rusty Ryan stories. Both artists are credited on this feature, but all credited to Dobrotka have to be by Mort Leav.

The Who's Who indicates that Dobrotka did draw this strip in 1944.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. ["Where the overgrown hulks of size and strength may blunder..."]
    The Doll Man
  3. 2. ["This is the tightest town in the circuit..."]
    Big Top
  4. 3. ["Mickey has refused to give Uncle Phil any information..."]
    Mickey Finn
  5. 4. ["The winnah!"]
    Blimpy
  6. 5. ["So far this week..."]
    Lala Palooza
  7. 6. ["The great annual Ice Carnival was to be full of surprises..."]
    Swing Sisson
  8. 7. ["A contest has been arranged..."]
    Poison Ivy
  9. 8. ["Captain Spin Shaw, crack Navy pilot, has been assigned..."]
    Spin Shaw
  10. 9. The Captain Is a Beast
    Perry Scott
  11. 10. ["Hear ye! Hear ye!"]
    Perky
  12. 11. Sunken Treasure!!
    Rusty Ryan and The Boyville Brigadiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
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