(October 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 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Gimme Back My Body (Table of Contents: 1)

Midnight / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Sniffer Snoop; Gabby (a monkey); Doc Mortimer Wackey; Hotfoot; Belinda Marsey; Colin Marsey; Professor Padsel (villain)
Synopsis
Professor Padsel's machine can switch minds into different bodies, which results in everybody getting mixed up. Then Padsel uses Midnight's body to commit murder!

Indexer Notes

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
What a change that new outfit makes!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie O'Tolle (king)
Synopsis
They make Archie look like a king, but can't make him act like one.

[Zambizi the Hypnotist] (Table of Contents: 3)

Spunky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Curly; Marge; Spunky; Zambizi
Synopsis
Zambizi the Hypnotizer is in town.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Peter Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Fabulous Necklace of Rajidore
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rookie Rankin; The Chief; Mona Forbes; Rand; Bleek
Synopsis
The fabulous necklace of Rajidore is stolen and Hollywood star Mona Forbes kidnapped.

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.

Bob Hughes agrees on Riss pencils.

[Colonel Snath's Murder Plot] (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]; Hilgo; Peecolo; Colonel Eustace Snath (villain)
Synopsis
The Colonel, a persistent foe who has discovered Lady Luck's dual identity, tries to have her killed, and hires some fake painters to get Brenda Banks out of his way. For a time, she lets him think he has succeeded.
Reprints
  • from Spirit, The (Register and Tribune Syndicate, 1940 series) #?

[Queen Mai of Xanxal] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Quackenbush
Inks
Bill Quackenbush
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Black X; Batu; Queen Mai
Synopsis
Black X and Batu cross the border into the forbidden kingdom of Xanxal deep in Asia.

Indexer Notes

The two lines between chin and jaws, making him look a bit fat, narrow skull and round lower lip in sideview on Black X, make this the art of Quackenbush. Compare with his signed stories in previous issues.

Cloud of Death (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jimmy Christian (reporter); Ogo (old chief); Col. Kemper
Synopsis
Locust swarms over an oil field in Africa.

Indexer Notes

text story

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a deep, dark, dank lair...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo (detective); Widow Smith; Spike (robber)
Synopsis
They say that rich widow Smith carries a mint on her, and Spike plans to get it.

[The Match in the Mine] (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Evelyn Ballit (wrestler)
Synopsis
Daffy wrestles in a coal mining town.
Keywords
wrestling

[The Busting of Big Nick Lester] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Detective Hustace McGinty; Big Nick Lester (villain)
Synopsis
A man is framed by Big Nick and his mob.

Indexer Notes

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

The Return of Dr. Narsty (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Midnight
  2. 1. Gimme Back My Body
    Midnight
  3. 2. ["What a change that new outfit makes!"]
    Archie O'Toole
  4. 3. [Zambizi the Hypnotist]
    Spunky
  5. 4. ["The Fabulous Necklace of Rajidore"]
    Rookie Rankin
  6. 5. [Colonel Snath's Murder Plot]
    Lady Luck
  7. 6. [Queen Mai of Xanxal]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  8. 7. Cloud of Death
    Jimmy Christian
  9. 8. ["In a deep, dark, dank lair..."]
    Wun Cloo
  10. 9. [The Match in the Mine]
    Daffy
  11. 10. [The Busting of Big Nick Lester]
    The Jester
  12. 11. The Return of Dr. Narsty
    Captain Tootsie
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes