(August 1945)

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

The Swooner and the Thrush (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey)
Reprints

[The Swooner and the Thrush] (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 (a monkey); Swooner; Thrush; Sniffer Snoop; Hot-Foot (a polar bear); Marvin Maxwell
Synopsis
Radio singers The Swooner and the Thrush are in love, but will their marriage be good for ratings? How about their murders at the hands of jealous fans.........will that help?

Indexer Notes

Identical art to Gustavson's signed story in #57. Notice the very low rounded jaws in sideview, and the inking of the inside of ears.

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We must cut the palace budget to the bone!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie O'Toole (king)
Synopsis
The palace must economize to the smallest detail.

[Daffy the Matador] (Table of Contents: 3)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Janice Valleau [as Ginger] (signed)
Inks
Janice Valleau [as Ginger] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Daffy Dill; Deke Parsons; El Toro
Synopsis
Deke accidentally signs Daffy up for a bull fight, thinking it's a wrestling match.
Keywords
wrestling

[Murder of a Chemist] (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; Gardenia Gus; Lil
Synopsis
Gramley's niece says Gus killed him for his secret formula, but Gus doesn't know anything about it.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Sam Citron ?" This is similar art to the many Manhunter stories in Police Comics credited to Peter Riss on pencils. Probably a mix up by Who's Who, who has him only on ink on this feature. Notice the flying man punched by Rankin on page 5, which can be found in at least 12 of his stories in Manhunter. Bob Hughes agrees with Riss pencils.

[Earnest Eagers, Editorial Cartoonist] (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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lady Luck [Brenda Banks]; Ernest Eagers (artist); "Busy" Armonk (villain)
Synopsis
Brenda helps an editorial cartoonist, Ernest Eagers, who is being blackmailed by "Busy" Arnold.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story appears to be poking fun at Busy Arnold.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now it's my turn!
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo (detective); Filthy Joe
Synopsis
Filthy Joe hides in a cannon barrel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Spunky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is a Man in the Moon!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Curly; Spunky; Marge
Synopsis
Spunky is looking at the stars when he sees a green spinning pea in the telescope.

Thanks to Mars (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jimmy Christian (reporter); Professor Robert Wellington
Synopsis
War accelerated scientific research, but did not produce any great discoveries.

Indexer Notes

text story

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

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
What Dangers lurk on the Home Front?
Genre
spy
Characters
Black X; Batu; Baron De Zair (the Foremost); Mrs. Radleigh
Synopsis
Black X finds intrigue at a society party.

[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
The Blunder of Bart Beauchamp
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Detective Hustace McGinty; Quinopolis; Bart Beauchamp; Miss Gopher; Lofty (villain)
Synopsis
Society playwrite's contempt for the police gets him in trouble with real gangsters.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Sam Citron ?" Similar art to the credited pencil work on Manhunter stories in Police Comics #37-#59 by Peter Riss.

Captain Tootsie and the Farmyard Fire! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Swooner and the Thrush
    Midnight
  2. 1. [The Swooner and the Thrush]
    Midnight
  3. 2. ["We must cut the palace budget to the bone!"]
    Archie O'Toole
  4. 3. [Daffy the Matador]
    Daffy
  5. 4. [Murder of a Chemist]
    Rookie Rankin
  6. 5. [Earnest Eagers, Editorial Cartoonist]
    Lady Luck
  7. 6. ["Now it's my turn!"]
    Wun Cloo
  8. 7. ["There is a Man in the Moon!"]
    Spunky
  9. 8. Thanks to Mars
    Jimmy Christian
  10. 9. ["What Dangers lurk on the Home Front?"]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  11. 10. ["The Blunder of Bart Beauchamp"]
    The Jester
  12. 11. Captain Tootsie and the Farmyard Fire!
    Captain Tootsie
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
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