(April 1945)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E. M. Arnold
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Martin DeMuth
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was On-Going Series

Midnight Nearly Meets His Doom At The Hands of Doc Wackey (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby; Sniffer Snoop; Hotdog

[Gabby and the Hypnosis Machine] (Table of Contents: 1)

Midnight / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Gabby; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Sniffer Snoop; Hotdog; Vince McGonigle; Evil Eye Bixby (villain)
Synopsis
Doc Wackey invents a hypnosis machine that goes out of control and hypnotizes everybody except Gabby.

Indexer Notes

Same art as on Gustavson's signed story in previous issue.

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[Rollo the Firebug] (Table of Contents: 2)

Rookie Rankin / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rookie Rankin; Rollo the Firebug
Synopsis
Rookie Rankin is chasing after Rollo the Firebug.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Sam Citron ?" Similar art to the credited pencil work on Manhunter stories in Police Comics #37-#59 by Peter Riss. He is only credited on inking this feature, but that can be a typing error for pencils in Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The inking does not match his signed story in My Romantic Adventures #56. Bob Hughes agrees it's Riss on pencils.

[The Pangaray Adventure] (Table of Contents: 3)

Espionage Starring Black X / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
spy
Characters
Black X; Batu
Synopsis
Black X is sent to a neutral port to exchange prisoners with the Japanese.

[Say It With Flowers] (Table of Contents: 4)

Lady Luck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Pencils
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lady Luck; Mr. Pinch; Knuckles; Peecolo
Synopsis
A gang is peddling opium and delivering it hidden in plants.
Reprints

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

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You got me in the Kings' WHO'S WHO?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie O'Toole (king)
Synopsis
The king has got his name in the Who's Who, along with Napoleon and king Arthur.

Typhoon (Table of Contents: 6)

The Marksman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
The Marksman [Baron Povalski, aka Major Hurtz]; Anna; Major Sinushi (villain)
Synopsis
The Marksman and Anna travel through Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, and on to Nomua Island to battle one last time with Major Sinushi. Although the duo find themselves helpless victims of the mighty fury of the typhoon, the locals help them make it through alive, and are seen in the closing panel awaiting their rescue from the tropical isle.

Indexer Notes

This is the same art as in #54. Tirman is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and 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.

Last appearance of the Marksman.

Blood (Table of Contents: 7)

Jimmy Christian / text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; non-fiction
Characters
Jimmy Christian (reporter)
Synopsis
About blood plasma and its use.

Indexer Notes

text story

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc. (Table of Contents: 8)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Everett M. Arnold
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Printed in Buffalo New York. Published by Smash Comics Inc., Lucas Point, Old Greenwich, CT. Editor: Martin DeMuth 415 Lexington Ave New York, NY.
Owners: Everett M. Arnold, Claire C. Arnold.

[Post No Bills] (Table of Contents: 9)

Wun Cloo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Cole?
Inks
Jack Cole?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo (detective)
Synopsis
Is posting bills legal or illegal on an empty wall?

Googoo Labelle (Table of Contents: 10)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Milt Stein
Inks
Milt Stein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Googoo LaBelle; Daffy; Deke; Mangler Muggins
Synopsis
Daffy matches her might against the feminine magic of the glamorous Googoo LaBelle.
Keywords
wrestling

Indexer Notes

Same art as the signed story in #55.

[The Jester's Double] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Jester / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jester; Trigger Barrow; McGinty; J. Pilbeam Cowell
Synopsis
Trigger and Pilbeam decide it'll be easier to commit crimes if one of them is disguised as the Jester.

Indexer Notes

Similar art to the credited pencil work on Manhunter stories in Police Comics #37-#59 by Peter Riss, but the inking does not match his signed story in My Romantic Adventyres #56. The unique flying or hovering figure getting a punch on the jaw by Jester, can be found in at least 12 of those Manhunter stories.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Midnight Nearly Meets His Doom At The Hands of Doc Wackey
    Midnight
  2. 1. [Gabby and the Hypnosis Machine]
    Midnight
  3. 2. [Rollo the Firebug]
    Rookie Rankin
  4. 3. [The Pangaray Adventure]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  5. 4. [Say It With Flowers]
    Lady Luck
  6. 5. ["You got me in the Kings' WHO'S WHO?"]
    Archie O'Toole
  7. 6. Typhoon
    The Marksman
  8. 7. Blood
    Jimmy Christian
  9. 8. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc.
  10. 9. [Post No Bills]
    Wun Cloo
  11. 10. Googoo Labelle
    Daffy
  12. 11. [The Jester's Double]
    The Jester
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes