(June 1939)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Editing:
Ed Cronin
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

Issue Notes

updated and complete 2017


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ed Cronin
Inks:
Ed Cronin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Lank Leonard
Pencils:
Lank Leonard; Morris Weiss
Inks:
Lank Leonard; Morris Weiss
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
They're having the smoker at Uncle Phil's lodge tonight, eh Ma?
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: McNaught Syndicate

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

Off the Record / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Reed
Pencils:
Ed Reed
Inks:
Ed Reed
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Hey you!! I said pull over!!
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Strip reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate. Shares the page with a bicycle ad.

[Pursued By Baron Basil] (Table of Contents: 3)

Espionage Starring Black X / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin]
Pencils:
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin]
Inks:
Will Eisner [as Will Erwin]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Baron Basil and his spy ring (first appearance; villains)

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

Jane Arden / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Monte Barrett
Pencils:
Russell E. Ross
Inks:
Russell E. Ross
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
As Jane fled from the Lovat Estate, she bumped into a stranger!
Genre:
drama

Indexer Notes

strip reprints Register and Tribune Syndicate.

[The Princess of Navaria] (Table of Contents: 5)

Gallant Knight / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Vernon Henkel
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel
Inks:
Vernon Henkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Lady Alice; Chopak (first appearance; villain)

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

Big Top / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Wheelan
Pencils:
Ed Wheelan
Inks:
Ed Wheelan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
A tremendous crowd turns out for the evening show at Pitt Falls
Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: Frank J. Markey Syndicate

[The Death of Colonel Warren] (Table of Contents: 7)

Captain Cook of Scotland Yard / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William A. Smith
Inks:
William A. Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Col. John Warren (first appearance; death); Captain Cook

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

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bud Thomas
Pencils:
Bud Thomas
Inks:
Bud Thomas
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Message for King Archie O'Toole---At 5 PM Queen Bea Hive will arrive for a royal visit.
Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Queen Bea Hyve (first appearance)

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

They're Still Talking / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Zuppke
Pencils:
R. W. Depew
Inks:
R. W. Depew
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Cardinal fans aren't exicted as Grimes walks Cochrane
Genre:
non-fiction; sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

[Crime at the International Fair] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Clock / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
George Brenner [as Geo E. Brenner] (signed)
Pencils:
George Brenner [as Geo E. Brenner] (signed)
Inks:
George Brenner [as Geo E. Brenner] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Chick (villain, introduction); the Boss (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
O'Brien visits the 1939 World's Fair and immediately runs into trouble. He manages to stop the Boss and Chick without ever donning his black silk mask.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Rube Goldberg
Pencils:
Rube Goldberg
Inks:
Rube Goldberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Here is the deed to the Old Doaks Hotel, Miss Lala--
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints- Frank Jay Markey syndicate

High Words (Table of Contents: 12)

Bungle Family / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
H. J. Tuthill
Pencils:
H. J. Tuthill
Inks:
H. J. Tuthill
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

strip reprints McNaught Syndicate

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

Richard Manners / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Frollo
Pencils:
Frank Frollo
Inks:
Frank Frollo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
A small truck from Townes Jewelry store makes a stop on a lonely street
Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Richard Manners (last appearance); Ned Parsons (first appearance; villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Slim and Tubby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John J. Welch
Pencils:
John J. Welch
Inks:
John J. Welch
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Just as Benton, Slim and Tubby were returning to town to clear up their case
Genre:
adventure; western-frontier
Characters:
Slim; Tubby; Bullets Benton

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate: Bullet Benton dailies

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Ned Brant / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Zuppke
Pencils:
R. W. Depew
Inks:
R. W. Depew
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Ned Brant is hurt- Come on!
Genre:
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints- Register and Tribune Syndicate

The Mystery of Echo Island: Ch. 2--The House With the Single Door (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John A. Thorne
Letters:
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Toddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
George Marcoux
Pencils:
George Marcoux
Inks:
George Marcoux
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
C'mon, Myrtle--!
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints:McNaught Syndicate

[Murder among the Cree] (Table of Contents: 18)

Reynolds of the Mounted / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Pinajian
Pencils:
Art Pinajian
Inks:
Art Pinajian
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Amo (first appearance); Chief Big Horn (first appearance; villain)

Meaning of the Fourth of July (Table of Contents: 19)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Shares page with a fireworks ad.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
J. P. McEvoy
Pencils:
J. H. Striebel
Inks:
J. H. Striebel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Ooooo-Lookit th' Be-oo-ti-ful roses!
Genre:
drama
Characters:
Dixie Dugan

Indexer Notes

strip reprints McNaught Syndicate

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Off the Record / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Reed
Pencils:
Ed Reed
Inks:
Ed Reed
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Come come, Gentlemen--now who's next
Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Panel reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate
Shares the page with a fireworks ad.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Joe Palooka / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Ham Fisher
Pencils:
Mo Leff (ghost for Ham Fisher)
Inks:
Mo Leff (ghost for Ham Fisher)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
C'mon now, Weidebottom-- Let's be pals, huh??

Indexer Notes

strip reprints McNaught Syndicate

World Series hero rides to fame and fortune (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Joe "Flash" Gordon / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Joe Palooka
  2. 1. ["They're having the smoker at Uncle Phil's lodge tonight, eh Ma?"]
    Mickey Finn
  3. 2. ["Hey you!! I said pull over!!"]
    Off the Record
  4. 3. [Pursued By Baron Basil]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  5. 4. ["As Jane fled from the Lovat Estate, she bumped into a stranger!"]
    Jane Arden
  6. 5. [The Princess of Navaria]
    Gallant Knight
  7. 6. ["A tremendous crowd turns out for the evening show at Pitt Falls"]
    Big Top
  8. 7. [The Death of Colonel Warren]
    Captain Cook of Scotland Yard
  9. 8. ["Message for King Archie O'Toole---At 5 PM Queen Bea Hive will arrive for a royal visit."]
    Archie O'Toole
  10. 9. ["Cardinal fans aren't exicted as Grimes walks Cochrane"]
    They're Still Talking
  11. 10. [Crime at the International Fair]
    The Clock
  12. 11. ["Here is the deed to the Old Doaks Hotel, Miss Lala--"]
    Lala Palooza
  13. 12. High Words
    Bungle Family
  14. 13. ["A small truck from Townes Jewelry store makes a stop on a lonely street"]
    Richard Manners
  15. 14. ["Just as Benton, Slim and Tubby were returning to town to clear up their case"]
    Slim and Tubby
  16. 15. ["Ned Brant is hurt- Come on!"]
    Ned Brant
  17. 16. The Mystery of Echo Island: Ch. 2--The House With the Single Door
  18. 17. ["C'mon, Myrtle--!"]
    Toddy
  19. 18. [Murder among the Cree]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  20. 19. Meaning of the Fourth of July
  21. 20. ["Ooooo-Lookit th' Be-oo-ti-ful roses!"]
    Dixie Dugan
  22. 21. ["Come come, Gentlemen--now who's next"]
    Off the Record
  23. 22. ["C'mon now, Weidebottom-- Let's be pals, huh??"]
    Joe Palooka
  24. 23. World Series hero rides to fame and fortune
    Joe "Flash" Gordon
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