(April 1946)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly except December and June
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gwen Hansen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]

The Feathered Felons (Table of Contents: 1)

Doll Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts; Professor Roberts; The Peacock (villain)
Synopsis
The Peacock is in prison and suucceeds in building a model plane, which he uses to escape, then he gains control of a flock of pigeons to help him in committing more crimes.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Al Bryant?", but tilting figures with a long upper body and awkward way of standing and walking, some wild eyes, and also broad shoulders and narrow head on stretched neck are all pointing to Zolnerowich. He is credited on both pencils and ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but inking may vary.

Insectville (Table of Contents: 2)

Perky / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Perky

Hair-Raising Spook Stories (Table of Contents: 3)

Blimpy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Stahl (signed)
Pencils
Al Stahl (signed)
Inks
Al Stahl (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Blimpy; Mike (first appearance; villain); another crook (first appearance; villain)

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

Lala Palooza / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where's some paper, Lala?
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent Palooza; Mr. Brumphy
Synopsis
Short of paper on which to write his murder mystery, Vince uses Lala's diary. When Mr. Brumphy reads it, he assumes Lala is a dangerous killer.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's positively unsanitary the way Lala leaves money around in jars to collect dust!
Genre
humor
Characters
Vincent Palooza; Lala Palooza
Synopsis
Vincent steals money from Lala and hides it in the cuckoo clock.

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

Lala Palooza / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! Did I rent a costume!
Genre
humor
Characters
Vincent Palooza
Synopsis
Vincent tries on his gorilla costume, forgets he's wearing it, and greets the census taker at the door.

[The Band Breakup] (Table of Contents: 7)

Swing Sisson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Tomsey ?
Inks
Charles Tomsey ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Swing Sisson; Bonnie Baxter; Toby Tucker; Torchy Lane (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis
A red-headed siren proves that even friends can fall out over a woman.

Indexer Notes

Tomsey is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and some faces in sideview have similarities with his signed Jackie Law stories in Clue Comics, and also his Kid Click in US Camera Comics, so could be by him. The inking has some resemblence to the many Manhunter and Jester stories in Police Comics, by unknown.

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

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

Script
Lank Leonard (signed)
Pencils
Lank Leonard (signed)
Inks
Lank Leonard (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Mickey Finn; Philip Finn; Florrie Finn

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Sea Trap (Table of Contents: 9)

Perry Scott / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

Boilermaker's Picnic (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy

[Darla the Dancer] (Table of Contents: 11)

Spin Shaw / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Darla (first appearance; villain); Gimmick (first appearance; villain); Bigpaw (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis
Spin exposes some swindlers who drug sailors and soldiers for their money.

Indexer Notes

So similar art to the previous in this feature that it could be Quackenbush, even with some figures with longer legs than usual. He is credited on pencils and ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Uncertain inking when compared with his signed stories.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Big Top / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! I ain't played a joke on the boss in a long while!
Genre
humor
Characters
Butch; Boss Jeff Bangs
Synopsis
Butch pretends to have amnesia. Boss Bangs says Butch is the circus handyman and forces him to do chores.

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

Lala Palooza / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Butch, old chap...you've been with this show thirty-six years today...
Genre
humor
Characters
Butch; Boss Jeff Bangs
Synopsis
When Boss Bangs gives a photo of himself to Butch as a gift, Butch is outraged. He tears up the photo, only to later learn his new contract--with a raise of $100 per week--was on the back.

The Isle of the Dead (Table of Contents: 14)

Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; The Boyville Brigadiers [Alababa; Pierpont Lee]; A tribe of slavers (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Canoes filled with burial gifts are sent to another island ruled by a parasite tribe.

Indexer Notes

Some pointed faces with eyes far apart make this a Peter Riss story, page 4, 5 and 6, and also a flying knock-out on page 6. Same inker as in many Manhunter and Jester stories, but unknown. Riss is credited with pencils only on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. The Feathered Felons
    Doll Man
  3. 2. Insectville
    Perky
  4. 3. Hair-Raising Spook Stories
    Blimpy
  5. 4. ["Where's some paper, Lala?"]
    Lala Palooza
  6. 5. ["It's positively unsanitary the way Lala leaves money around in jars to collect dust!"]
    Lala Palooza
  7. 6. ["Boy! Did I rent a costume!"]
    Lala Palooza
  8. 7. [The Band Breakup]
    Swing Sisson
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  10. 9. Sea Trap
    Perry Scott
  11. 10. Boilermaker's Picnic
    Poison Ivy
  12. 11. [Darla the Dancer]
    Spin Shaw
  13. 12. ["Hey! I ain't played a joke on the boss in a long while!"]
    Big Top
  14. 13. ["Butch, old chap...you've been with this show thirty-six years today..."]
    Lala Palooza
  15. 14. The Isle of the Dead
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
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