(February 1946)

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
Al Bryant (signed)
Inks
Al Bryant (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[The Fiery Inferno] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Volto From Mars / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Midnight / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Midnight! It's A Small World, Alright!
Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Gabby (a monkey); Doc Mortimer Wackey; Sniffer Snoop; Hotfoot; Cutestuff Kids; Ziggy Rollo; J. C. Catlett; Prentice
Synopsis
The president of Dave's radio station offers $50,000 for anyone who can get a genuine explorer to come on his station. But his competitor doesn't like the idea that there might be more than one explorer in town.

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think both you and me need some rest and recreation
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie O'Toole (king); Head-General
Synopsis
The king and the head-general need some rest.

[Suited For Trouble] (Table of Contents: 4)

Spunky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sid Lazarus
Inks
Sid Lazarus
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Spunky; Curly; Marge; Pug; Uncle Ebenezer
Synopsis
An uncle from out west is visiting Marge.

[The Sinister Shiek] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Peter Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rookie Rankin; Shiek Rezil Ben Hada
Synopsis
Rankin gets mixed up in a plot to assasinate the heir to a middle eastern throne.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Sam Citron?" Similar art to the credited pencil work on Manhunter stories in Police Comics #37-#59 by Peter Riss. He is only credited on inking this feature, but that can be a typing error for pencils in Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The inking does not match his signed story in My Romantic Adventures #56.

Bob Hughes agrees on Riss pencils.

[Arson on the Stage] (Table of Contents: 6)

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]
Synopsis
Lady Luck battles an arsonist in a burning theatre.
Reprints

[The Tyrant of Chengow] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
spy
Characters
Black X; Batu
Synopsis
The tyrannical master of the invaders has escaped, leaving a faithful double to die in his place.

Indexer Notes

Possibly 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 to each other.

Fire Ball (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jimmy Christian (reporter); Mahmoud; Col. Morrissy
Synopsis
Jimmy employ some of his "witchcraft" to scare an old Riff chieftain.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wun Cloo, I'd like to ask a question!
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo (detective)
Synopsis
A man assaults Wun Cloo just to be arrested and rest on the state's money.

[Captain Barnley, the Cheapskate] (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Captain Barnley
Synopsis
A stevedore's job would be a cinch for Daffy.
Keywords
wrestling

[The Theft of the Wabi Pearls] (Table of Contents: 11)

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; Quinopolis
Synopsis
The Jester searches for jewels in a baloney factory.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Sam Citron ?" This is similar art to the many Manhunter stories in Police Comics credited to Peter Riss on pencils.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Midnight
  2. 1. [The Fiery Inferno]
    Volto From Mars
  3. 2. ["Hey Midnight! It's A Small World, Alright!"]
    Midnight
  4. 3. ["I think both you and me need some rest and recreation"]
    Archie O'Toole
  5. 4. [Suited For Trouble]
    Spunky
  6. 5. [The Sinister Shiek]
    Rookie Rankin
  7. 6. [Arson on the Stage]
    Lady Luck
  8. 7. [The Tyrant of Chengow]
    Espionage Starring Black X
  9. 8. Fire Ball
    Jimmy Christian
  10. 9. ["Wun Cloo, I'd like to ask a question!"]
    Wun Cloo
  11. 10. [Captain Barnley, the Cheapskate]
    Daffy
  12. 11. [The Theft of the Wabi Pearls]
    The Jester
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes