(April 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
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

Did Ancient Rome Fall--- Or Was It Pushed? (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Kotzky
Inks
Alex Kotzky
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[Did Ancient Rome Fall--- Or Was It Pushed?] (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]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); Sniffer Snoop; Hotdog; Nero; Poppea
Synopsis
Doc Wackey invents time pills and sends the whole gang to Ancient Rome. Conveniently, a special vitamin in the pill also allows them to speak the language.

Indexer Notes

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

Sabotage In The Circus (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; Patches the clown; Robin

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.

Sealed Dispatches (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Don Rico
Inks
Don Rico
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Black X; Batu

[The King of Cashomania] (Table of Contents: 4)

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children

[Jerry Quinn] (Table of Contents: 5)

Jester / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jester [Chuck Lane]; Jerry Quinn; Mr. Drewer; McGinty

Indexer Notes

Originally pencil credits "Pete Riss?" Mort Leav is credited on pencils for this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and it mathces very well his layout with one panel on some pages without background, just faces or figures, like in his signed story in Wanted Comics #52. Also his large hands, and the peculiar way of running with high lifted legs match Leav on the cover of Wanted Comics #9.

The Mystery of the Missing Dishrag (Table of Contents: 6)

Lady Luck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Pencils
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lady Luck; Helga; Mr. Pierre; Count DiChange
Synopsis
Lady Luck investigates a diner whose owner keeps Nazi paraphernalia.
Reprints
Keywords
Nazis

Havana Murder (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ho hum!...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Ralph Johns is a pen name for Jack Cole, who is credited only on art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who

[Isn't The Circus Thrilling?] (Table of Contents: 9)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Milt Stein (signed)
Pencils
Milt Stein (signed)
Inks
Milt Stein (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Daffy; Deke; Dan; Trixie
Keywords
wrestling

[El Terror Rancho] (Table of Contents: 10)

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 Povalsky]; Anna; Hiroto; Jake Sands; Montez Brothers

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Did Ancient Rome Fall--- Or Was It Pushed?
    Midnight
  2. 1. [Did Ancient Rome Fall--- Or Was It Pushed?]
    Midnight
  3. 2. Sabotage In The Circus
    Rookie Rankin
  4. 3. Sealed Dispatches
    Espionage Starring Black X
  5. 4. [The King of Cashomania]
    Archie O'Toole
  6. 5. [Jerry Quinn]
    Jester
  7. 6. The Mystery of the Missing Dishrag
    Lady Luck
  8. 7. Havana Murder
    Jimmy Christian
  9. 8. ["Ho hum!..."]
    Wun Cloo
  10. 9. [Isn't The Circus Thrilling?]
    Daffy
  11. 10. [El Terror Rancho]
    The Marksman
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