(April 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 DeMuth

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Midnight, in search of King Zoris, defies death!
Genre
superhero; adventure
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]

[Unexplored Country] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Volto; Grape-Nuts Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[King Zoris of Vaporia] (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

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); Sniffer Snoop; Hotfoot; Donald Larkinfoot; King Zoris
Synopsis
Everyone's looking for King Zoris who's been missing since before the war.

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
Trouble is, all the brides...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie O'Toole (king)
Synopsis
The people clamor that the king picks himself a queen.

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

Spunky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sid Lazarus (signed as S. Lazarus)
Inks
Sid Lazarus (signed as S. Lazarus)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You see, Marge? Baseball is very simple! Three strikes and he's out!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Spunky; Curly; Marge; Pug
Synopsis
Spunky and Curly, who have distinguished themselves at school, gets awards, a cup and a toothbrush.

[The Wheel of Fortune] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
spy
Characters
Black X; Batu; Umra; the Major
Synopsis
The rich people gather at the exotic gambling capitol of Murgastan.

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.

[Mr. Facet and Miss Glint] (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]; Mr. Facet; Miss Glint; Peecolo
Synopsis
At an diamond auction the Moon of the Orient is stolen from Mr. Facet.
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fight night... the crowd roared "Murder the bum"... and Rookie Rakin knew for once that the fans' mocking advice had a literal significance!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rookie Rankin; Kayo Marvin; Spades Quinn; Roddy Dirk
Synopsis
A boxer is ordered to take a dive or be killed.

Indexer Notes

Similar art to the Riss-credited pencil work on Manhunter stories in Police Comics (Quality, 1941 series) #37-#59.

Bob Hughes agrees on Riss pencils.

The Volcano Men (Table of Contents: 8)

Jimmy Christian / text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jimmy Christian (reporter); Stanley Walton
Synopsis
On the crest of Ptarmo Peak was supposed to live a strange pygmy people.

Indexer Notes

text story

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc. (Table of Contents: 9)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Everett M. Arnold
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Printed in Buffalo New York.
Publisher: Everett M. Arnold, Lucas Point, Old Greenwich, CT.
Editor: Martin DeMuth, 415 Lexington, New York, NY
Owners: Everett M. Arnold, Claire C. Arnold, Smash Comics Inc.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pleeze, mist' Wun Cloo...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo (detective); Hobo Jim; Tony
Synopsis
A hobo is cooking his socks and Wun Cloo gets a taste.

[The Vitality Tonic] (Table of Contents: 11)

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; Deke; Crusher Blue
Synopsis
daffy is promoting Healer Bates and his Vitality Tonic.
Keywords
wrestling

[The Scheme of Dr. Brook] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Jester / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; John Carey; Joan Carey; Dr. Brook (villain)
Synopsis
A doctor is committing a sane man to an asylum to get his fortune.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Sam Citron?" This is similar art to the many Manhunter stories in Police Comics credited to Peter Riss on pencils. Notice the flying man getting a punch on the jaw, which can also be found in at least 12 Manhunter stories.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Midnight, in search of King Zoris, defies death!"]
    Midnight
  2. 1. [Unexplored Country]
    Volto; Grape-Nuts Flakes
  3. 2. [King Zoris of Vaporia]
    Midnight
  4. 3. ["Trouble is, all the brides..."]
    Archie O'Toole
  5. 4. ["You see, Marge? Baseball is very simple! Three strikes and he's out!"]
    Spunky
  6. 5. [The Wheel of Fortune]
    Black X
  7. 6. [Mr. Facet and Miss Glint]
    Lady Luck
  8. 7. ["Fight night... the crowd roared "Murder the bum"... and Rookie Rakin knew for once that the fans' mocking advice had a literal significance!"]
    Rookie Rankin
  9. 8. The Volcano Men
    Jimmy Christian
  10. 9. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc.
  11. 10. ["Pleeze, mist' Wun Cloo..."]
    Wun Cloo
  12. 11. [The Vitality Tonic]
    Daffy
  13. 12. [The Scheme of Dr. Brook]
    The Jester
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