(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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going series

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.


[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); 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

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 [Darrel Dane]; 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
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Pencils
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
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 / 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
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 M. 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. [no title indexed]
    The 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
  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
This issue was most recently modified by:
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