(September 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
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

Wanted for Murder! (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); Rusty Ryan (inset); Blimpy [Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain] (inset); Swing Sisson (inset)

Doll Man Indicted for Murder!! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts; Martin Ullick (factory owner); Anderson (foreman); Ike; Jacko; Lefty
Synopsis
A dozen reputable witnesses saw Doll Man slaughter without mercy, or can there be two Doll Men?

Indexer Notes

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

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

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
Our new attraction, Butch!
Genre
humor
Characters
Butch; Jeff Bangs; Bumbo
Synopsis
Bangs has bought the biggest bear in the world.

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

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
Soon I can forget all about bein' a clown!
Genre
humor
Characters
Butch; Jeff Bangs
Synopsis
At the beach, Butch meets a beautiful woman and claims to be the owner of the circus.

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

Nippie / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Lank Leonard
Pencils
Lank Leonard
Inks
Lank Leonard
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How many do you think hit the bull's-eye, Nippie?
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Nippie; Seymour; "Toothpick" Skelly

Indexer Notes

Topper strip from "Mickey Finn" Sunday pages, including December 13, 1942 (1st page) and November 29, 1942 (3rd page). Top 1/6 of each page.

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

Mickey Finn / comic story / 3.33 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So your uncle Phil and McNulty are on the warpath again, eh, Mickey?
Genre
humor
Characters
Mickey Finn; Tom; Uncle Phil; McNulty; Annie; Reginald Reetaik; Dr. Brown; Bill Baker; Houlihan

Indexer Notes

Sunday page reprints, including December 13, 1942 (1st page) and November 29, 1942 (3rd page). Top 1/6 of each page is "Nippie" strip.

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

Poison Ivy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's go for a ride in the woods...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Poison Ivy; Grandpa
Synopsis
Grandpa shows Poison Ivy his latest inventions.

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

Perky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sid Lazarus (signed)
Pencils
Sid Lazarus (signed)
Inks
Sid Lazarus (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dat kid from New York is sure gettin' in my hair!
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Perky; Shorty
Synopsis
Perky is captured by a giant who wants to eat him.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Avast, there, wench!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent; Mr. Smith; Hank; Elmer; Mary

Indexer Notes

Three one-page stories.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Irving Tirman ?; Bill Quackenbush ?
Inks
Irving Tirman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For ten days Captain Spin Shaw, U.S.N., has waited...
Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Charlie; Madame Arboc; Agent X911; Ito; Suki; Siva
Synopsis
An agent who was to meet Spin Shaw is killed.

Indexer Notes

Some heads in 3/4 backview with streched neck and the jawbone going back behind the ear point to Tirman, as on page 4 and 5, but the short figures and some heads in sideview could be Quackenbush. Also the fist fight on page 4 points to him. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who for 1944-46.

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

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stand still, you goldarn jitterbug!
Genre
humor
Characters
Blimpy [Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain]; Tabby; Carnation; Tyrone Power (in thought bubble); Max; Kisco; Professor Schmelz; Tony DiPreta; Doll Man [Darrel Dane]
Synopsis
Blimpy is in love and wants to lose weight.

Macumba (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Perry Scott
Synopsis
In Brazil, Perry Scott is invited to an illegal Macumba dance.

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

Swing Sisson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pirate-party-night at the Clover Club...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Swing Sisson; Bonnie Baxter; Toby; Mr. Barnes; Mr. Clay; Clancy
Synopsis
A couple of modern pirates crash Swing's pirate-party at the Clover Club.

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

Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Quackenbush (signed)
Inks
Bill Quackenbush (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah's lookin' fo' trouble!
Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; The Boyville Brigadiers [Pierpont Lee; Alababa]; Devil King (villain)
Synopsis
A castaway from a shipwreck rules the small island like a tyrant.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Wanted for Murder!
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. Doll Man Indicted for Murder!!
    Doll Man
  3. 2. ["Our new attraction, Butch!"]
    Big Top
  4. 3. ["Soon I can forget all about bein' a clown!"]
    Big Top
  5. 4. ["How many do you think hit the bull's-eye, Nippie?"]
    Nippie
  6. 5. ["So your uncle Phil and McNulty are on the warpath again, eh, Mickey?"]
    Mickey Finn
  7. 6. ["Let's go for a ride in the woods..."]
    Poison Ivy
  8. 7. ["Dat kid from New York is sure gettin' in my hair!"]
    Perky
  9. 8. ["Avast, there, wench!"]
    Lala Palooza
  10. 9. ["For ten days Captain Spin Shaw, U.S.N., has waited..."]
    Spin Shaw
  11. 10. ["Stand still, you goldarn jitterbug!"]
    Blimpy
  12. 11. Macumba
    Perry Scott
  13. 12. ["Pirate-party-night at the Clover Club..."]
    Swing Sisson
  14. 13. ["Ah's lookin' fo' trouble!"]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
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