(April 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 Maze of Murder! (Table of Contents)

The Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Bryant
Inks:
Al Bryant
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain] (inset); Swing Sisson (inset); Lala Palooza (inset); Mickey Finn (inset)

The Merry Maze of Murder (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]; Martha Roberts; Conroy (first appearance; villain); Merry Hart (first appearance); Ned Byrd (first appearance)
Synopsis:
Merry Hart spends fortunes building practical jokes and tricks to shock or scare her guests.

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.

[Cannibal Cuisine] (Table of Contents: 2)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Stahl (signed)
Inks:
Al Stahl (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Blimpy [aka Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain]; T. Abercrombo Gitch (villain, introduction); Throckmorton (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Stahl to ? by Craig Delich 2014-1-19. No documentation is extant that indicates that Stahl was anything but an artist on the features that he did.

Musical Sheriff of Murder Gap (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Jem Hawkins (first appearance); Pistol Pete Martin (first appearance; villain)

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

Lala Palooza / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Lala asked me to invite a service man home to dinner--
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Vincent Palooza; Lala Palooza
Synopsis:
Vince, told to bring a "service man" home for dinner, picks up an attractive WAC (Women's Army Corps). Lala isn't happy and is even less so when the "WAC" admits she's a chorus girl appearing in "G.I. Jane's Musical Show!"

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

Lala Palooza / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
It sounds silly, Lala...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Vincent Palooza; Lala Palooza; Chauncey Chuckle
Synopsis:
Lala says her fiance Chauncey told her he has "an extra fine cellar" for Vincent. Vincent thinks it's a wine cellar, but it's just a regular cellar where Vincent can sleep on a cot and tend the furnace.

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

Lala Palooza / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Remember, we're leaving Southern Beach today...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Lala Palooza; Vincent Palooza
Synopsis:
Vincent admires the bathing beauties on the beach and chooses one at random to say "Hello" to--he's arrested as a "beach wolf," having picked the "only lady cop on duty."

The Land of Poker (Table of Contents: 7)

Perky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Perky; The Joker (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

The Joker is not the Batman villain!

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

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

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Old Eric's Ghost (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Perry Scott

[The Super Dooper Jeep] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Poison Ivy

A Battle Over Silk Stockings? (Table of Contents: 11)

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]; Sugi San (first appearance); another girl (first appearance); Admiral Shanso (first appearance; villain); 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.

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

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:
Butch, the daughter of an old pal of mine wants a job in our living statue group...
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Butch; Boss Jeff Bangs
Synopsis:
Assigned to greet a new circus employee, Butch imagines her to be a slim beauty. Instead, the young woman is brawny and better suited to driving tent stakes than posing in scanty attire.

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

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:
The boss said to bring this important document to his club!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Butch; Boss Jeff Bangs
Synopsis:
Butch's exaggerations ruin Jeff's chance to secure some wealthy investors in the circus.

[The Japanese Hypnotist] (Table of Contents: 14)

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]; unnamed hypnotist (villain, introduction)
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Maze of Murder!
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. The Merry Maze of Murder
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [Cannibal Cuisine]
    Blimpy
  4. 3. Musical Sheriff of Murder Gap
    Swing Sisson
  5. 4. ["Lala asked me to invite a service man home to dinner--"]
    Lala Palooza
  6. 5. ["It sounds silly, Lala..."]
    Lala Palooza
  7. 6. ["Remember, we're leaving Southern Beach today..."]
    Lala Palooza
  8. 7. The Land of Poker
    Perky
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  10. 9. Old Eric's Ghost
    Perry Scott
  11. 10. [The Super Dooper Jeep]
    Poison Ivy
  12. 11. A Battle Over Silk Stockings?
    Spin Shaw
  13. 12. ["Butch, the daughter of an old pal of mine wants a job in our living statue group..."]
    Big Top
  14. 13. ["The boss said to bring this important document to his club!"]
    Big Top
  15. 14. [The Japanese Hypnotist]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Matthew Torrance