(December 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

Is Midnight Lured by the Lorelei? (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)

[The Lorelei] (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]; The Lorelei; Gabby (a monkey); Doc Mortimer Wackey; Sniffer Snoop; Hotdog; Gorry Groggins (villain); The Squid (villain)
Synopsis
Everybody's dying to marry Lorelei who is a dancing temptress.

Indexer Notes

Not signed, but identical to his signed stories.

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

[Bodyguard] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie O'Toole
Synopsis
A man applies for a job as the king's bodyguard.

[The Operatic Understudy] (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; Deke; Marie Buggati; Tiza
Synopsis
Daffy gets to sing opera when the prima donna has a hissy fit.
Keywords
wrestling

The Doomsday Giraffe (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; Sandra; John
Synopsis
The Doomsday Giraffe leaves behind a trail of death.

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.

[The Lonesome Sweethearts Bureau] (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]; Count DiChange; Stubby; Nubby; Nokky
Synopsis
Brenda breaks up a phoney lonely hearts racket.
Reprints

[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
Ah!... Businass locking up!
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo (detective)
Synopsis
Firebug loose in city.

[The Ink Salesman] (Table of Contents: 7)

Spunky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Spunky; Marge; Curly; Pug
Synopsis
Sparky wish he could make some money to treat Marge one in a while like Curly.

Indexer Notes

Lazarus is not credited on script for this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Dead Man's Mountain (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jimmy Christian (reporter); Lige Benson
Synopsis
Lige has discovered a rich gold deposit on the top of Mt. Keene.

Indexer Notes

text story

Let Peace Return to Earth! (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Ramanza; Kazar
Synopsis
Black X and Batu are directed to meet the ruler of Seljukana, capital of an old Eastern nation.

Indexer Notes

Probably Quackenbush, with the many figures with short torso and also some short arms and fingers. Quackenbush has some signed stories in this feature and some in Military Comics from the same period, but not very similar. In this story he has swiped much from Prince Valiant, Jungle Jim and Lone Ranger, but consistent are some of his rather short figures and peculiar hands with short pointed fingers, and some heads in profile of Black X.

[The Art Gallery Murder] (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; Spider; Flipper; Deegan
Synopsis
Burglars have broken into the Deegan Art Galleries and stolen a painting.

Indexer Notes

Similar art to the credited pencil work on Manhunter stories in Police Comics #37-#59 by Peter Riss. The face of Deegan is most similar to the Riss faces. Another peculiar trademark is the hovering or flying figures when punched on the jaw, which can be found in Police Comics at least 12 times and even more in Jester and Rookie Rankin.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Is Midnight Lured by the Lorelei?
    Midnight
  2. 1. [The Lorelei]
    Midnight
  3. 2. [Bodyguard]
    Archie O'Toole
  4. 3. [The Operatic Understudy]
    Daffy
  5. 4. The Doomsday Giraffe
    Rookie Rankin
  6. 5. [The Lonesome Sweethearts Bureau]
    Lady Luck
  7. 6. ["Ah!... Businass locking up!"]
    Wun Cloo
  8. 7. [The Ink Salesman]
    Spunky
  9. 8. Dead Man's Mountain
    Jimmy Christian
  10. 9. Let Peace Return to Earth!
    Espionage Starring Black X
  11. 10. [The Art Gallery Murder]
    The Jester
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes