(February 1945)

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
Gwen Hansen
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going series

The King of Beasts (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]; Swing Sisson (inset); Blimpy [Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain] (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Lala Palooza (inset)

The King of Beasts (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]; King (first appearance; villain; death); King's gang (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis
A giant gorilla in the zoo has killed a guard.

Indexer Notes

Tilting figures with long upper body and awkward way of standing and walking, some wild eyes, and also broad shoulders and narrow head on stretched neck are all pointing to Zolnerowich. He is credited on both pencils and ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but inking vary, so 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
?

Genre
humor

[Allura and the Rising Suns] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; The Boyville Brigadiers [Alababa; Pierpont Lee]; Allura (villain, introduction); the Rising Suns (villains, introduction for all)

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

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

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

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

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

Genre
humor

[The Musician of Crime] (Table of Contents: 6)

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; The Musician [Larry Lake] (first appearance; villain; death)

[In Toy Land] (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
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Perky; Lucy (first appearance; a paper doll); Hortense (first appearance; a male toy soldier)

Valley of Dead Men (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

[The Balloon Flight] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy; Prof. Wiphill (first appearance)

[Mission to Port Satsuma] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Sultan of Kowkow (first appearance); The Japanese (villains)

Indexer Notes

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.

[Twerlin the Sorceror] (Table of Contents: 11)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain]; Miss Vanderworth (introduction); Twerlin the Sorcerer (villain); The Fraternity of Crime (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Blimpy goes up against an evil sorcerer.

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.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The King of Beasts
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. The King of Beasts
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  4. 3. [Allura and the Rising Suns]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  7. 6. [The Musician of Crime]
    Swing Sisson
  8. 7. [In Toy Land]
    Perky
  9. 8. Valley of Dead Men
    Perry Scott
  10. 9. [The Balloon Flight]
    Poison Ivy
  11. 10. [Mission to Port Satsuma]
    Spin Shaw
  12. 11. [Twerlin the Sorceror]
    Blimpy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance