(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)

Editing
Related Scans
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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