(May 1944)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly except December and June
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
George Brenner
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Barker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
The Barker [Carnie Callahan]
Reprints
Keywords
circuses; sideshows

Prof. Zell, Seer, Sees the Stars (Table of Contents: 1)

The Barker / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Millard (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
The Barker [Clarence "Carnie" Callahan] (introduction; real first name revealed in issue #48); Lena (introduction); Major Midge (introduction); Tiny Tim (introduction); Elasto; Liz Flannery (boarding house keeper); Colonel Lane (Mammoth Circus owner); Professor Zell (villain, fortune teller)
Synopsis
A telegram from Colonel Lane to Carnie, inviting him to participate in his circus sideshow, is intercepted by a silver-tongued fortune teller named Zell. When Zell sneaks out of the circus, Carnie and his pals follow him to Waynetown, where they wrest a contract from Zell and then set up shop in Lane's circus.

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

Salty Waters / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't think I can last 'til morning, Salty!
Genre
humor

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

Quicksilver / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Quackenbush
Inks
Bill Quackenbush
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Speed, daring, the perfect co-ordination of mind and muscle...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver; Deputy Sherrif Bill Tragg; Big John Hammer (villain)

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

Windy Breeze / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quick, Stinky--give me a few licks with this hammer!
Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

Case No. 16: The Lady Wang (Table of Contents: 5)

G-2 / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
spy
Characters
G-2 [Captain Don Leash]; The Lady Wang; he Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
In China, G-2 meets a freedom fighter named Lady Wang, the "Eastern Joan of Arc", and saves her people by routing the Japanese invaders in her village.

It's Your Move, Uncle Sam! (Table of Contents: 6)

Uncle Sam / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Seymour ?
Inks
Art Seymour ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith

Indexer Notes

Not Ed Dobrotka. Doesn't even look like the other stories wrongly credited to Ed Dobrotka.

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

Chic Carter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The reporters laughed when they heard about the Ice Fiend!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Chic Carter

The Demon (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Case of the Criminal Corpse (Table of Contents: 9)

Sally O'Neil Policewoman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil; Dr. Doom (villain; introduction; death)

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

Destroyer 171 / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy ?
Inks
Al Camy ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Destroyer 171 embarks on the strangest voyage of her adventuresome career...
Genre
war
Characters
Lt. Commander Harvey Blake

The Bumbershoot Jump! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Barker
  2. 1. Prof. Zell, Seer, Sees the Stars
    The Barker
  3. 2. ["I don't think I can last 'til morning, Salty!"]
    Salty Waters
  4. 3. ["Speed, daring, the perfect co-ordination of mind and muscle..."]
    Quicksilver
  5. 4. ["Quick, Stinky--give me a few licks with this hammer!"]
    Windy Breeze
  6. 5. Case No. 16: The Lady Wang
    G-2
  7. 6. It's Your Move, Uncle Sam!
    Uncle Sam
  8. 7. ["The reporters laughed when they heard about the Ice Fiend!"]
    Chic Carter
  9. 8. The Demon
  10. 9. The Case of the Criminal Corpse
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  11. 10. ["Destroyer 171 embarks on the strangest voyage of her adventuresome career..."]
    Destroyer 171
  12. 11. The Bumbershoot Jump!
    Captain Tootsie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky