(August 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)

Bungle Family / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Cronin
Inks
Ed Cronin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Bungles

[Introducing Charlie Chan] (Table of Contents: 1)

Charlie Chan / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Andriola
Pencils
Alfred Andriola
Inks
Alfred Andriola
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Charlie Chan (first appearance); Lee Chan; Viscount Hilary Stacey; Peter Charing; Michael Ramsgate; Keena Charing
Synopsis
British intelligence calls Chan in to help them find a missing chemist, Peter Charing.

Indexer Notes

McNaught Syndicate: October 31,1938- December 17, 1938

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

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes! We're all joining the tourist brigade part??
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

McNaught Syndicate Strip reprints. Across the top quarter of each page runs the feature Good Dead Dotty.

Thunder in the Orient (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Vernon Henkel
Pencils
Vernon Henkel
Inks
Vernon Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Sir Raymond; Lady Alice; Tartars (villains)

Indexer Notes

title from last issue blurb

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

Toddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's your allowance for the week, Son!!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

The top half of two consecutive pages, shared with Mortimer Mum.

[An Apple for the Judge] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

The bottom half of two consecutive pages, shared with Toddy.

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

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
I'll borrow a car and notify the constable~
Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints- Register and Tribune Syndicate

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

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

Script
John J. Welch
Pencils
Jack McGuire (signed)
Inks
Jack McGuire (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There goes Roger again- an' I bet I know where he's goin'!!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Bullet Benton; Slim; Tubby

Indexer Notes

From Bullet Benton- Register and Tribune syndicated strip: A231:Dec 25, 1935 to A240:January 4, 1936 (Galveston Daily News)

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

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
Wake Up Butch!!- I hear cops downstairs!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Panel reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

[The Burton Kidnapping] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
George Brenner [as Geo E. Brenner] (signed)
Pencils
George Brenner [as Geo E. Brenner] (signed)
Inks
George Brenner [as Geo E. Brenner] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Burton (introduction); Inspector Kane; Butch (villain); Squint (villain)
Synopsis
Brian attempts to work his way into Inspector Kane's latest case, but Kane, who really doesn't mind help, merely considers O'Brien nothing more than his golfing buddy, leaving Brian to his undercover devices as the Clock in rounding up Butch and Squint.

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

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rube Goldberg
Pencils
Rube Goldberg
Inks
Rube Goldberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our latest invention: How to open garage doors without leaving the car.
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Reprints from the Register and Tribune Syndicate. Sideshow began June 19,1938. It is likely that Quality reprinted them from the beginning. Contains Brain Derby, Our Latest Invention, Foolish Questions, Candid Cartoon, Nibbsy the Newsboy, Blame it on Wilbur and Twisted Tales, all in one page.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Lank Leonard
Pencils
Lank Leonard
Inks
Lank Leonard
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think we should hang a nice picture there, Ma-- Not a mirror!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: McNaught Syndicate. Running across the top quarter of these pages is the feature Nippie.

[Bob Feller] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Bob Zuppke
Pencils
R. W. Depew
Inks
R. W. Depew
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Bob Feller (baseball player)

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Jane Arden; Lena Pry / 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
I'm glad the snow is deep here!
Genre
drama
Synopsis
Jane leaps from a window to escape the killer who entered her room.
Keywords
soap opera

Indexer Notes

Strip reprints. Register and Tribune Syndicate. Split pages with Jane Arden on the top half, Lena Pry on the bottom half.

Cause of War (Table of Contents: 14)

Bungle Family / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
H. J. Tuthill
Pencils
H. J. Tuthill
Inks
H. J. Tuthill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: McNaught Syndicate

[Jim Slade's Plot] (Table of Contents: 15)

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
Jim Slade and his gang (first appearance; villains); Mr. Brewster (first appearance); Bess Brewster (first appearance)

Rain Bird, Chapter II (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's on your mind, Red?
Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: Frank J. Markey Syndicate

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rube Goldberg
Pencils
Rube Goldberg
Inks
Rube Goldberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our latest invention: The simple summer husband catcher
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Reprints from the Register and Tribune Syndicate

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Rube Goldberg
Pencils
Rub Goldberg
Inks
Rube Goldberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bite the dust redskins
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vince Doolittle

Indexer Notes

Sunday strip reprints: Frank Jay Markey syndicate

[Trouble At the Mountain Valley Ranch] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rance Keane; Joan Hern (first appearance); Jess Hern (first appearance)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

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
Too late boys- My wife beat you to it
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • Panel reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

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

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

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Mo Leff (ghost for Ham Fisher)
Inks
Mo Leff (ghost for Ham Fisher)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I got a chance t'buy an interest in that new lightweight star!
Genre
sports
Characters
Joe Palooka; Nobby

Indexer Notes

strip reprints McNaught Syndicate

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Bungle Family
  2. 1. [Introducing Charlie Chan]
    Charlie Chan
  3. 2. ["Yes! We're all joining the tourist brigade part??"]
    Dixie Dugan
  4. 3. Thunder in the Orient
    Gallant Knight
  5. 4. ["Here's your allowance for the week, Son!!"]
    Toddy
  6. 5. [An Apple for the Judge]
    Mortimer Mum
  7. 6. ["I'll borrow a car and notify the constable~"]
    Ned Brant
  8. 7. ["There goes Roger again- an' I bet I know where he's goin'!!"]
    Slim and Tubby
  9. 8. ["Wake Up Butch!!- I hear cops downstairs!"]
    Off the Record
  10. 9. [The Burton Kidnapping]
    The Clock
  11. 10. ["Our latest invention: How to open garage doors without leaving the car."]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  12. 11. ["I think we should hang a nice picture there, Ma-- Not a mirror!"]
    Mickey Finn
  13. 12. [Bob Feller]
    They're Still Talking
  14. 13. ["I'm glad the snow is deep here!"]
    Jane Arden; Lena Pry
  15. 14. Cause of War
    Bungle Family
  16. 15. [Jim Slade's Plot]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  17. 16. Rain Bird, Chapter II
  18. 17. ["What's on your mind, Red?"]
    Big Top
  19. 18. ["Our latest invention: The simple summer husband catcher"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  20. 19. ["Bite the dust redskins"]
    Lala Palooza
  21. 20. [Trouble At the Mountain Valley Ranch]
    Rance Keane
  22. 21. ["Too late boys- My wife beat you to it"]
    Off the Record
  23. 22. ["I got a chance t'buy an interest in that new lightweight star!"]
    Joe Palooka
This issue was most recently modified by:
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