(August 1944)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
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

Midnight Meets Hammer-Head Horgan and Smear-Face Schmalz (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby

Honor Among Thieves (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; Hotdog; Sniffer Snoop; Hammer-Head Horgan (villain); Smear-Face Schmalz (villain)
Synopsis
Two crooks decide to bury the hatchet when they find out they have the same birthday. Only they decide to bury the hatchet in Midnight.

Indexer Notes

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

[The Framing of Rookie Rankin] (Table of Contents: 2)

Rookie Rankin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
Al Bryant ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rookie Rankin; Big Shott; Breezy; Velvet; Al
Synopsis
Big Shott and his gang try to put the frame on Rankin.
Reprints
  • Originally credited "Rudy Palais ?", but there are none of his faces with the heavy cheek line down from the eye in sideview, or the nostril hole with no connection to the nose wings often seen in his sideviews.
    Looks more like Mort Leav's layout with one panel on several pages without background, just faces or figures, like in his signed story in Wanted Comics #52. Also to notice are large hands and many different types of faces.
    The inker is different from the previous issues, especially on the eyes, ears and bony noses, and it looks very much like Al Bryant on his credited art on Manhunter in Police Comics #35.

Another Tale of Fate-Flouting Secret Service! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
spy
Characters
Black X; Batu; Dr. Yong

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sabotage in the Subway
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lady Luck; Count diChange
Synopsis
Nazis try to sabotage the subway system
Reprints

[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
Sire, a new bunch of applicants...
Genre
humor; children

[The Poison Dart Peril] (Table of Contents: 6)

Marksman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Marksman; Major Inuki; Quito; Anna; Ian Gorsky

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.

Swamp Revenge (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

text story

The Case of the Tainted Limburger (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
?

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

[Van Astor's Bodyguard] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jester; Van Astor; McGinty; Marie Van Astor

Indexer Notes

Originally pencil credits to "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 several pages without background, just faces or figures, like in his signed story in Wanted Comics #52. Also notice his large hands and peculiar way of running.

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

Daffy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Love of Louis Lafitte
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Daffy; Louis Lafitte; Deke; Fanny Farrel
Keywords
wrestling

Indexer Notes

Stein's signature confirmed by Matthew Torrance in a report to the GCD errors list on August 9, 2008.

Captain Tootsie and the Haunted House (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Tootsie Rolls; Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Midnight Meets Hammer-Head Horgan and Smear-Face Schmalz
    Midnight
  2. 1. Honor Among Thieves
    Midnight
  3. 2. [The Framing of Rookie Rankin]
    Rookie Rankin
  4. 3. Another Tale of Fate-Flouting Secret Service!
    Espionage Starring Black X
  5. 4. ["Sabotage in the Subway"]
    Lady Luck
  6. 5. ["Sire, a new bunch of applicants..."]
    Archie O'Toole
  7. 6. [The Poison Dart Peril]
    Marksman
  8. 7. Swamp Revenge
    Jimmy Christian
  9. 8. The Case of the Tainted Limburger
    Wun Cloo
  10. 9. [Van Astor's Bodyguard]
    The Jester
  11. 10. ["The Love of Louis Lafitte"]
    Daffy
  12. 11. Captain Tootsie and the Haunted House
    Tootsie Rolls; Captain Tootsie
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