(November 1944)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly, except December and June
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gill Fox
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going series

Issue Notes

Correct sequence order, titles, and some character information from Error Report #2882, by Lou Mougin.


Mechanical Man (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]; Butch (from the feature "Big Top") (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Swing Sisson (inset); Lala Palooza (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain] (inset); Perky (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Poison Ivy (inset)

Mechanical Man (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; The Mechanical Man (villain, introduction, only appearance, a robot); Professor Rudio (villain, introduction, only appearance)
Synopsis
The diminutive Professor Rudio tricks Doll Man into submitting to tests to unlock the secrets of his power, and the mighty mite finds himself trapped. He later learns that the professor was merely distracting Doll Man from his true invention: The Mechanical Man, a robot which is used to rob the Cosmopolitan Museum of rare art objects.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Al Bryant ?", but walking figures, a gaping face and broad shoulders with stretched neck look more like Zolnerowich, but uncertain.

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

Big Top / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our menagerie needs a shot in the arm...
Genre
humor

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

Mickey Finn / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Tom...
Genre
humor
Characters
Philip; Florrie; Tom
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips (?)

Clover Club (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Mr. Mason
Synopsis
Swing and his friends are kidnapped by an ambulance.

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

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
Dat kid Poison Ivy is getting to be a nuisance!
Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy

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

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
That rich widow has never seen me with my hat off...
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • from newspaper strips (?)

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

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
Flash! ...U.S. Naval ace faces court-martial...
Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]
Synopsis
Spin Shaw is found guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.

Indexer Notes

Some heads in 3/4 backview with the jawbone going back behind the ear is peculiar, as on page 3 point to Tirman, but some short figures look like Quackenbush.

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

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony DiPreta
Inks
Tony DiPreta
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's no dream, folks!
Genre
humor
Characters
Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain]

Indexer Notes

DiPreta script credit removed by Craig Delich. DiPreta did very little writing in his career that is documented and it is very unlikely that he wrote this feature.

Kitchen Boy Wanted (Table of Contents: 9)

Perky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sid Lazarus
Pencils
Sid Lazarus
Inks
Sid Lazarus
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Perky

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

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
There's always something new in the South Seas!
Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; The Boyville Brigadiers [Pierpont Lee; Alababa]
Synopsis
Rusty and his friends fight dinosaurs on a Pacific island.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mechanical Man
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. Mechanical Man
    Doll Man
  3. 2. ["Our menagerie needs a shot in the arm..."]
    Big Top
  4. 3. ["Gee, Tom..."]
    Mickey Finn
  5. 4. Clover Club
    Swing Sisson
  6. 5. ["Dat kid Poison Ivy is getting to be a nuisance!"]
    Poison Ivy
  7. 6. ["That rich widow has never seen me with my hat off..."]
    Lala Palooza
  8. 7. ["Flash! ...U.S. Naval ace faces court-martial..."]
    Spin Shaw
  9. 8. ["It's no dream, folks!"]
    Blimpy
  10. 9. Kitchen Boy Wanted
    Perky
  11. 10. ["There's always something new in the South Seas!"]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Joey Beretta
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
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