(May 1944)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly except December and June
On-sale Date
1944-03-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gwen Hansen

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1944, New Series, Vol. 39, No. 2.

Fear (Table of Contents)

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); Blimpy [Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain] (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Swing Sisson (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Poison Ivy (inset); Perky (inset); Spin Shaw (inset)
Keywords
bomb; Bomb

Fear (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man; John Raymond (first appearance); Martha Braun Raymond (first appearance); The Knife (first appearance, villain, death); Mike Sarto (first appearance, villain, death)

Swing Sisson on the Swing Shift (Table of Contents: 2)

Swing Sisson / comic story / 6 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
humor; detective-mystery; adventure
Characters
Swing Sisson; Bonnie Baxter; Toby; Max (first appearance, villain)
Synopsis
Sagotage in the bomber factory, and a good aluminum man dead.

[Action at the Auction] (Table of Contents: 3)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Blimpy [Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brien]; Bob Baker (introduction); Gloria Gay (introduction); Van Filcher (villain, introduction); Gunner (villain, introduction); Max (villain, introduction)

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

Lala Palooza / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Confidentially, Vincent, if you were the last man on earth...
Genre
humor
Characters
Vincent Palooza; Widow Pipwillie
Synopsis
Turned down by the Widow Pipwillie, Vincent plans to post her photo in his room to inspire him, but gets distracted by some pin-up magazines.

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

Lala Palooza / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As if Vincent wasn't enough trouble already...
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent Palooza; doctor
Synopsis
Vincent contracts kleptomania.

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

Lala Palooza / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hear that Mlle. Fifi, the famous skater, practices on the pond here every afternoon!
Genre
humor
Characters
Vincent Palooza; Mlle. Fifi
Synopsis
A figure skater won't agree to let Vincent take her photo so he can sell it. When he snaps an unflattering candid of her, she's forced to pay him.

[1000 Miles an Hour] (Table of Contents: 7)

Poison Ivy [Quality] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy

[San Francisco Mission] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Irving Tirman ?
Inks
Irving Tirman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; adventure
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Commander Newson (first appearance); The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Spin and his squadron capture a Japanese carrier.

Indexer Notes

Heads in 3/4 backview with the jawbone going back behind the ear is peculiar. This can be found in his credited "Mike Gibbs Guerilla" story in Adventure Comics #88, and also in his Lt. Hercules stories in Green Lama Comics. Very few here, so uncertain.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

The Dum-Dum Murders (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott; Kuglat the Deerslayer

[The Home of the Winds] (Table of Contents: 11)

Perky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Perky; Mrs. Wind (first appearance); East Wind (first appearance); North Wind (first appearance); South Wind (first appearance); West Wind (first appearance)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Big Top / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Them young apes crave love just like people, boss...
Genre
humor
Characters
Butch; Boss Jeff Bangs
Synopsis
Butch is assigned to babysit a young circus ape.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Big Top / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Butch, that new act of yours is a wow!
Genre
humor
Characters
Butch; Boss Jeff Bangs
Synopsis
Boss Bangs promises not to sock, slam, toss things or boot Butch in the pants when he's angry. He didn't promise not to butt Butch, though.

[Captured by the Japanese Underground] (Table of Contents: 14)

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]; Mauki (villain, introduction); Kajanka (villain, introduction); unnamed girl (villain, introduction); other Japanese spies (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Rusty is to be taken prisoner and presented as a slave to the Japanese emperor.

Indexer Notes

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Fear
    Doll Man
  2. 1. Fear
    Doll Man
  3. 2. Swing Sisson on the Swing Shift
    Swing Sisson
  4. 3. [Action at the Auction]
    Blimpy
  5. 4. ["Confidentially, Vincent, if you were the last man on earth..."]
    Lala Palooza
  6. 5. ["As if Vincent wasn't enough trouble already..."]
    Lala Palooza
  7. 6. ["I hear that Mlle. Fifi, the famous skater, practices on the pond here every afternoon!"]
    Lala Palooza
  8. 7. [1000 Miles an Hour]
    Poison Ivy [Quality]
  9. 8. [San Francisco Mission]
    Spin Shaw
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  11. 10. The Dum-Dum Murders
    Perry Scott
  12. 11. [The Home of the Winds]
    Perky
  13. 12. ["Them young apes crave love just like people, boss..."]
    Big Top
  14. 13. ["Butch, that new act of yours is a wow!"]
    Big Top
  15. 14. [Captured by the Japanese Underground]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
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