(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 [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 [Rufus Rastas Sassafrass O'Brain]; T. Abercrombo Gitch (villain, introduction); Throckmorton (villain, introduction)

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
Related Scans
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:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • David Wilt
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
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