(May 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 De Muth
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was On-Going Series

Is There Honor Among Thieves? (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Kotzky ?
Inks
Alex Kotzky ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Wanted For Murder! Midnight (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]; Gabby (a monkey); Doc Mortimer Wackey; Sniffer Snoop; Hot-Foot (a polar bear); Darla Dee (villain); Sam Doe (villain); Moxie Doe (villain)
Synopsis
Lady mob boss Darla Dee drops in on Dave to announce her takeover to the city, and when he refuses to lead her to Midnight, she frames him for murder.

Indexer Notes

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

Ronnie the Rat (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; Ronnie the Rat; Black Hand Gang

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.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Wun Cloo!...How's the detective business?
Genre
humor; detective-mystery

[Daffy's School For the Muscular Development of American Womanhood] (Table of Contents: 4)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Milt Stein?
Inks
Milt Stein?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Daffy Dill; Deke Parsons
Keywords
wrestling

Indexer Notes

All Quality humor features credited to Marvin Stein are actually by Milt Stein.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Them subjects o' mine...
Genre
humor; children

[Evil in Ecuador] (Table of Contents: 6)

Marksman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Marksman; Irma Lee; Prof Lee
Synopsis
Japanese soldiers stranded in Ecuador capture an American archaeologist.

Indexer Notes

Tirman is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and heads in 3/4 backview with streched neck and the jawbone going back behind the ear, even in side view, is peculiar. This can be found in his credited "Mike Gibbs Guerilla" story in Adventure Comics #88. Most probably him on this story.

False Surrender (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Don Rico (signed)
Inks
Don Rico (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Black X; Kortis; Batu; Thezda
Synopsis
Black X deals with the difficulties of life in Allied occupied former Axis territories.

Death Came on the Wind (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[The Haunted House Hoax] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't tell me you haven't sold the old Philbunk estate yet, Jameson?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lady Luck [Brenda Banks]; Peecolo; Bruce Banks; Jim Jameson; Jiggers (villain)
Synopsis
Lady Luck and Peecolo discover a secret passage in a supposedly haunted house, which leads to the discovery of a Japanese spy.
Reprints

The Joke Is On the Racketeers! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Jester / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jester; Quinopolis; McGinty; John McMurry Spencer; Stoneface
Synopsis
The Jester has to deal with a rookie cop who does things by the book.

Indexer Notes

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 several pages without background, just faces or figures, like in his signed story in Wanted Comics #52. Also large hands are to be noticed.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Is There Honor Among Thieves?
    Midnight
  2. 1. Wanted For Murder! Midnight
    Midnight
  3. 2. Ronnie the Rat
    Rookie Rankin
  4. 3. ["Hi, Wun Cloo!...How's the detective business?"]
    Wun Cloo
  5. 4. [Daffy's School For the Muscular Development of American Womanhood]
    Daffy
  6. 5. ["Them subjects o' mine..."]
    Archie O'Toole
  7. 6. [Evil in Ecuador]
    Marksman
  8. 7. False Surrender
    Espionage Starring Black X
  9. 8. Death Came on the Wind
    Jimmy Christian
  10. 9. [The Haunted House Hoax]
    Lady Luck
  11. 10. The Joke Is On the Racketeers!
    The Jester
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