(Spring 1946)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gill Fox
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

The Doll Man, Mighty Mite of Action, in 3 Big Stories! (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]

The Corpse of the Doll Man (Table of Contents: 1)

Doll Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Millard
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Inks
Bob Fujitani ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Dr. Vargo (villain, introduction, death); Slick Scanlon (villain, introduction); Doper (villain, introduction); other miniature people (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis
Dr. Vargo selects criminals for his experiments to reduce humans to tiny beings and keeps them on a small island. Doll Man finds himself dumped onto that island, where Vargo is forced to flee from these savage beings, who blow up the castle, killing all concerned.

Indexer Notes

Al Bryant has shorter figures with more rounded faces than this. It look more like Zolnerowich's figures with long torso and special way of walking and running. The inking looks more like Fuji with the narrower female faces with gaping mouth than Bryant, page 4 and 5. The grinning faces of the villains with marked smiling cheeks look like Fuji too. Uncertain credits.

The Man With the Terrible Eyes (Table of Contents: 2)

Doll Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Archer Cravath (first appearance; villain; death); Grogan (police officer); Dr. Roberts; Dr. Welsey
Synopsis
Archer spent most of his life searching for the Hypnotism of Death and now he uses it to kill.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Al Bryant, but the pencil work is by Zolne with his very peculiar drawling way of walking, page 2 and 3. Like in many of his Black X stories. He is credited on both pencils and ink, but inking is a bit different from his signed stories using much more thin penlines.

[Introducing Torchy] (Table of Contents: 3)

Torchy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Ward?
Pencils
Bill Ward
Inks
Bill Ward
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Torchy Todd (first appearance); Mayor
Synopsis
Torchy sockes the face of the Mayor's son and gets in the papers and a new job as secretary.
Keywords
adult

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

Candy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Sahle
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Harry Sahle
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look, Tim, Candy...
Genre
teen; humor
Characters
Candy O'Connor; Tim O'Connor (father); Ted (boyfriend)
Synopsis
Candy reads a book on correct posture, finds a valuable marker stone and attends the Shooktown Jitter Jump.

Indexer Notes

three strips

The Eyes of Eric (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Eric Logan; Kwong (philosopher)
Synopsis
Eric was an adventurer among the islands of the South Seas.

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

Poison Ivy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oho! .. An exposed kid!
Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy; Kidnappers
Synopsis
Two men try to kidnap Poison Ivy.

[The Will of Enos Gotch] (Table of Contents: 7)

Doll Man / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Millard
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Louie Jerris (first appearance; villain); Eggy (first appearance; villain); Avis Gotch (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis
A fortune hidden in an antique secretary furniture.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Bill Ward?". Page 2 and 8 has a figure leaning forward from the hips and with stretched neck like Zolne. The butler entering the room on page 5 moves his legs in a shuffling way, and the bent knees of Darrel on page 12 are all signs of Zolne. He is credited on both pencils and ink, but inking a bit different from his signed story in Fight Comics #15.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Doll Man, Mighty Mite of Action, in 3 Big Stories!
    Doll Man
  2. 1. The Corpse of the Doll Man
    Doll Man
  3. 2. The Man With the Terrible Eyes
    Doll Man
  4. 3. [Introducing Torchy]
    Torchy
  5. 4. ["Look, Tim, Candy..."]
    Candy
  6. 5. The Eyes of Eric
  7. 6. ["Oho! .. An exposed kid!"]
    Poison Ivy
  8. 7. [The Will of Enos Gotch]
    Doll Man
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