(April 1946)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
George Brenner
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Barker / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
The Barker [Carnie Callahan]

Scramolo, the Escape Wizard (Table of Contents: 1)

Barker / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gwen Hansen
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
The Barker [Carnie Callahan]; Colonel Land (Mammoth Circus owner); Tiny; Major Midge; Lena; Professor Scratz (introduction); Scramolo (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Barker discovers that Scramolo, the escape artist, was only out to scam the circus's bankroll.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit formerly "Klaus Nordling".
Script credit based on textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

The Red God Ruby (Table of Contents: 2)

Sally O'Neil Policewoman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Fawcette
Inks
Gene Fawcette
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil; Gwarden (first appearance; villain)

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

Salty Waters / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wotcha readin', Willie?
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Salty Waters; Willie
Synopsis
Salty remembers his failures around the world with women.

[Lonesome] (Table of Contents: 4)

Quicksilver / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver [Max]; Lonesome (first appearance; villain); Marmot (first appearance; villain; death); Stooge (first appearance; villain; death); Zimmy (first appearance; villain; death); other crooks (first appearance; villains; all die)

[Retriever For Rent] (Table of Contents: 5)

Windy Breeze / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

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

Lassie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just think -- a visit to a real observatory!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Lassie; Roberta; Laddie; Professor; Roger; Miss Snipperty
Synopsis
After a visit to an observatory, Lassie and Laddie think they've spotted men from Mars in the park. The aliens turn out to be people dressed up for a "Futurist mask party."

Indexer Notes

Roger and Roberta are definitely not married in this story.

[The Trial of Monk McGurn] (Table of Contents: 7)

Whistler / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Whistler [Mallory Drake]; Monk McGurn (first appearance; villain); Tony Munsi (first appearance; villain); Sam (first appearance; villain); other hoods (first appearance; villains); Mr. Mallory Anderson (first appearance); Mrs. Mallory Anderson (first appearance)

Banditos (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[The Saboteurs and the Sub] (Table of Contents: 9)

Destroyer 171 / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Camy?
Inks
Al Camy?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
The Japanese (villains)

Indexer Notes

last appearance; all stories set in World War II

[The Coffin In the Old House] (Table of Contents: 10)

Intellectual Amos / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Andre LeBlanc
Pencils
Andre LeBlanc
Inks
Andre LeBlanc
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; children
Characters
Intellectual Amos; Boss (first appearance; villain); Squint (first appearance; villain); Pete (first appearance; villain)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Barker
  2. 1. Scramolo, the Escape Wizard
    Barker
  3. 2. The Red God Ruby
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  4. 3. ["Wotcha readin', Willie?"]
    Salty Waters
  5. 4. [Lonesome]
    Quicksilver
  6. 5. [Retriever For Rent]
    Windy Breeze
  7. 6. ["Just think -- a visit to a real observatory!"]
    Lassie
  8. 7. [The Trial of Monk McGurn]
    Whistler
  9. 8. Banditos
  10. 9. [The Saboteurs and the Sub]
    Destroyer 171
  11. 10. [The Coffin In the Old House]
    Intellectual Amos
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • David Wilt
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky