(July 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Finn / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lank Leonard
Inks
Lank Leonard
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Michael - wait 'till you see that fresh houlihan jump when I set this off behind him!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Mickey Finn

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

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

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Mo Leff [as Ham Fisher] (ghost)
Inks
Mo Leff [as Ham Fisher] (ghost)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Knobby, do you know that the tie you have on is awful?
Genre
sports
Characters
Knobby; Smokey; Joe Palooka
Synopsis
Knobby tries to hire an English valet.

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
Pa got him-He uses him as a decoy for his feuds!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

In the scan available on the internet, this is split into two sections in the book. Half a page (with the bike brake ad at the bottom) here and the other page just before the Mickey Finn sequence. A paper copy of the book is needed to know if this sequence is actually together or if there is an error in the page order in the scan. Strip reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

"When your grand-dad was just a lad..." (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[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
The search for the slayer on the Lovat estate continues.
Genre
drama
Keywords
soap opera

Indexer Notes

strip reprints Register and Tribune Syndicate.

[The Children's Protest] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
George Tuska ? [as Bud Thomas]
Pencils
George Tuska ? [as Bud Thomas]
Inks
George Tuska ? [as Bud Thomas]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Gil. O. Teen; Archie O'Toole
Synopsis
The kids revolt and take over the country, until they find out they have to be able to read to pass laws.

Indexer Notes

next app. in SMASH COMICS #1

[The "Ghost" of Jed Osborn] (Table of Contents: 6)

Rance Keane / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William A. Smith [as Will Arthur]
Inks
William A. Smith [as Will Arthur]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rance Keane (first appearance); Chaps Shaw (first appearance); Jed Osborn (first appearance); Poker Moseby (first appearance; villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Toddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm sellin' $20 worth of chewin' gum, papa--
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • strip reprints:McNaught Syndicate

Indexer Notes

top half of page

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

Mortimer Mum / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Sakren
Pencils
Bill Sakren
Inks
Bill Sakren
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • strip reprints: George Matthew Adams Service.

Indexer Notes

bottom half of page

[The Rescue of Batu] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Black X; Batu; Daglos and other spies (first appearance; villains)

Indexer Notes

next app. in SMASH COMICS #1

["Mr.Stockton, the banker, puts on his clown act, with the help of "Flip" and "Red"--] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: Frank J. Markey Syndicate

Sold! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

[The Murder of D. A. Downs] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
George Brenner (signed)
Pencils
George Brenner (signed)
Inks
George Brenner (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Mayor Tull (first appearance); Ted Downs (first appearance; death); Captain Kane (first appearance)

About Ted Lyons' Terrible Disappointment (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Bob Zupke
Pencils
R. W. Depew
Inks
R. W. Depew
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

strip reprints- Register and Tribune Syndicate

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

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
When I park next to a fire hydrant...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints- Frank Jay Markey syndicate

[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
Come out in the alley, Mouthy!
Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints- Register and Tribune Syndicate

[The Ruby Willie Case] (Table of Contents: 16)

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
Captain Cook; "Ruby" Willie Crandall (first appearance; villain; death); Red Smith (first appearance; villain; death); Ferdinand Koffler (first appearance; villain; death)

Indexer Notes

next app. in SMASH COMICS #1

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

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Attention girls!
Genre
humor
Characters
Dixie Dugan

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: McNaught Syndicate

Rain Bird [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 18)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert M. Hyatt
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Mr. Big] (Table of Contents: 19)

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
Sgt. Reynolds; Mr. Big [Wales] (first appearance; villain)

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

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

Script
John J. Welch (signed)
Pencils
Russell Ross
Inks
Russell Ross
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're so proud of you, Roger
Genre
adventure
Characters
Slim; Tubby; Roger Bligh Jr., Judith; Bullets Benton
Reprints
  • Bullets Benton strip reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

[Showdown With Chopak] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Neville; Lady Alice; Chopak (villain; death)

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

Off the Record / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tell the doctor this acorn here is killin' me!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

panel reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

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
There aren't any seats down here, sir...
Genre
humor
Characters
Phil Fumble

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: McNaught Syndicate

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Michael - wait 'till you see that fresh houlihan jump when I set this off behind him!!"]
    Mickey Finn
  2. 1. ["Knobby, do you know that the tie you have on is awful?"]
    Joe Palooka
  3. 2. ["Pa got him-He uses him as a decoy for his feuds!"]
    Off the Record
  4. 3. "When your grand-dad was just a lad..."
  5. 4. ["The search for the slayer on the Lovat estate continues."]
    Jane Arden
  6. 5. [The Children's Protest]
    Archie O'Toole
  7. 6. [The "Ghost" of Jed Osborn]
    Rance Keane
  8. 7. ["I'm sellin' $20 worth of chewin' gum, papa--"]
    Toddy
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Mortimer Mum
  10. 9. [The Rescue of Batu]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  11. 10. ["Mr.Stockton, the banker, puts on his clown act, with the help of "Flip" and "Red"--]
    Big Top
  12. 11. Sold!
    Bungle Family
  13. 12. [The Murder of D. A. Downs]
    The Clock
  14. 13. About Ted Lyons' Terrible Disappointment
    They're Still Talking
  15. 14. ["When I park next to a fire hydrant..."]
    Lala Palooza
  16. 15. ["Come out in the alley, Mouthy!"]
    Ned Brant
  17. 16. [The Ruby Willie Case]
    Captain Cook of Scotland Yard
  18. 17. ["Attention girls!"]
    Dixie Dugan
  19. 18. Rain Bird [Part 1]
  20. 19. [Mr. Big]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  21. 20. ["We're so proud of you, Roger"]
    Slim and Tubby
  22. 21. [Showdown With Chopak]
    Gallant Knight
  23. 22. ["Tell the doctor this acorn here is killin' me!"]
    Off the Record
  24. 23. ["There aren't any seats down here, sir..."]
    Mickey Finn
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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