(October 1945)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly except December and June
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gwen Hansen
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]

The Image (Table of Contents: 1)

Doll Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; John Kirk (introduction, death); Alice Kirk (introduction); The Image [Mac Widder] (villain, introduction, an engineer, death); Widder's un-named gang (villains, introduction for all); Mitch (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
In an accident involving a television experiment, the atomic energy of light changed the consistency of engineer Mac Widder's body so that he could not be seen. He sees an opportunity to become rich and powerful.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Al Bryant ?", but tilting figures with long upper body and awkward way of standing and walking, some wild eyes, and also broad shoulders and narrow head on stretched neck are all pointing to Zolnerowich. He is credited on both pencils and ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but inking may vary.

So! You Want To Be a Fisherman (Table of Contents: 2)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Al Stahl (signed)
Pencils
Al Stahl (signed)
Inks
Al Stahl (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Blimpy; King Neptune

Swing Sisson Goes Hollywood (Table of Contents: 3)

Swing Sisson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Pencils
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Swing Sisson; Bonnie Baxter; Toby; Rocky Martin (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis
Spin and his band are going to Hollywood to work for a crooked agent.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mmm! --Preston McWells, new Hollywood genius...
Genre
humor

[The Weather Man] (Table of Contents: 5)

Perky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Perky; Mr. Wind (first appearance); the Weather Man (first appearance); Jack Frost (first appearance); Lightning (first appearance); Thunder (first appearance); Drip and Droop (first appearance)

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

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

Script
Lank Leonard (signed)
Pencils
Lank Leonard (signed)
Inks
Lank Leonard (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why, Philip - I thought you had quit playing golf forever...
Genre
humor
Characters
Phil Finn; Florrie Finn; Michael Finn

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

White Magic (Table of Contents: 7)

Perry Scott / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

[The Midget Smoker] (Table of Contents: 8)

Poison Ivy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy

[Spin Goes Native] (Table of Contents: 9)

Spin Shaw / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Quackenbush ?
Inks
Bill Quackenbush ?; Irving Tirman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Spin saves a troop of American infantry trapped in the jungle

Indexer Notes

A few short figures and narrow heads point to Quakenbush, and some jaws behind the ear point to Tirman. Uncertain.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mr. Bangs? Mr. Jefferson J. Bangs?
Genre
humor

[Admiral Shozo's Mission] (Table of Contents: 11)

Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; The Boyville Brigadiers [Alababa; Pierpont Lee (in dream sequence only); Sultan Shaa (introduction?)] Admiral Shozo (villain, introduction); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Admiral Shozo is assigned to find and smash the troublesome Boyville Brigadiers or loose his head.

Indexer Notes

Pointed faces with eyes far apart, as on page one, and grinning faces in sideview similar to Peter Riss' many Manhunter stories in Police Comics. He is credited on pencils on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The inker is the same as in eleven Manhunter and several Jester stories.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. The Image
    Doll Man
  3. 2. So! You Want To Be a Fisherman
    Blimpy
  4. 3. Swing Sisson Goes Hollywood
    Swing Sisson
  5. 4. ["Mmm! --Preston McWells, new Hollywood genius..."]
    Lala Palooza
  6. 5. [The Weather Man]
    Perky
  7. 6. ["Why, Philip - I thought you had quit playing golf forever..."]
    Mickey Finn
  8. 7. White Magic
    Perry Scott
  9. 8. [The Midget Smoker]
    Poison Ivy
  10. 9. [Spin Goes Native]
    Spin Shaw
  11. 10. ["Mr. Bangs? Mr. Jefferson J. Bangs?"]
    Big Top
  12. 11. [Admiral Shozo's Mission]
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
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