(June 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

A Corpse That Comes to Life (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Kotzky ?
Inks
Alex Kotzky ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Hotfoot; Gabby

[A Corpse That Comes to Life] (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]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby; Hotfoot; Monk Simian; Sniffer Snoop; Mayor Glibb
Synopsis
Doc Wackey invents a drug that makes the subject sleep so deeply even his heart stops beating.

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Murder? I'll be right over!
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo (detective); Watch maker; Parrot
Synopsis
All the clocks are smashed in the night, and if killing time ain't murder, what is it?

Indexer Notes

Cole is credited only on drawing this feature, and Ralph Johns is his pen name, from Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[Gentle Jake] (Table of Contents: 3)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Janice Valleau
Inks
Janice Valleau
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Daffy Dill; Gentle Jake; Deke
Synopsis
Daffy has a wrestling show at the State Pen.
Keywords
wrestling

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Bart Tumey?", but this is the same artist as in the signed story in #60, Janice Valleau with pen name Ginger. Compare the half realistic faces with the more cartoony by Tumey in #50.

[Little Jack Horner] (Table of Contents: 4)

Rookie Rankin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rookie Rankin; Little Jack Horner
Synopsis
Why should crooks risk prison or the electric chair to steal a piece of newsreel film showing kids in pie-eating contest?

Indexer Notes

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, so Jerry Bails' Who's Who may have mixed up pencils and ink, as the inking does not match his signed story in My Romantic Adventures #56. The rather unique way of hovering when punched on the jaw can be found in some 12 of those Manhunter stories. Bob Hughes agrees with Riss pencils.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And stay out!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lady Luck [Brenda Banks]; Sgt. Sloburn; Peecola; Blackie (villain, gambler); Griff (villain)
Synopsis
Griff welched on a gambling debt and is eager to stay behind bars as he is afraid of Blackie, the gambler.
Reprints
  • from Spirit, The (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1940 series) #?

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep in conquered Zazarstan
Genre
spy
Characters
Black X; Batu
Synopsis
Japanese war-lords drive their conquered captives back to fiendish customs

Indexer Notes

Signed on top of the right pillar in splash panel.

Gold in Your Heart (Table of Contents: 7)

Jimmy Christian / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jimmy Christian (reporter); Kurt Blair (editor); Satan [Brad Smith] (mule skinner and prospector); Old Madge; Janie; Steve Baxter; Patch Harlan (promotor); Dutch Muldoon (freight boss)
Synopsis
The rise and fall of a mining town called Gold City.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somethin's got to be done...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie O'Toole (king); Tigeronian envoy
Synopsis
Something must be done about the king's practical jokes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Spunky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sy Lazarus (signed)
Inks
Sy Lazarus (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry up with that stuff, Pug!"
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Spunky (intro); Pug pal); Marge (girl friend); Curly (rival)
Synopsis
Spunky and Curly both want to take Marge to the school dance.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He who laughs last, is slowest in seeing the joke!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Quinopolis; Detective Hustace McGinty; Dr. Mulgor (scientist); Crusty Croft (villain)
Synopsis
Crusty Croft and his gang want the plans for Dr. Mulgor's scientific weapons.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Sam Citron ?" Some faces on page 3 and 4 have the look of Pete Riss, V-shaped with eyes a bit far apart, and also very static expressions and movements. This art is very similar to his credited pencils on many credited Manhunter stories in Police Comics #37-#59, like the "flying" knocked "up" crook on page 5.

Captain Tootsie battles Monster Man! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Corpse That Comes to Life
    Midnight
  2. 1. [A Corpse That Comes to Life]
    Midnight
  3. 2. ["Murder? I'll be right over!"]
    Wun Cloo
  4. 3. [Gentle Jake]
    Daffy
  5. 4. [Little Jack Horner]
    Rookie Rankin
  6. 5. ["And stay out!"]
    Lady Luck
  7. 6. ["Deep in conquered Zazarstan"]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  8. 7. Gold in Your Heart
    Jimmy Christian
  9. 8. ["Somethin's got to be done..."]
    Archie O'Toole
  10. 9. ["Hurry up with that stuff, Pug!""]
    Spunky
  11. 10. ["He who laughs last, is slowest in seeing the joke!"]
    The Jester
  12. 11. Captain Tootsie battles Monster Man!
    Captain Tootsie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes