(June 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 De Muth
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going Series

Cyanide Cindy (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Bryant
Inks:
Al Bryant
Colors:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Gabby (a monkey); Doc Mortimer Wackey

Indexer Notes

The ears of the monkey and cleft in Midnight's chin are identical to Bryant's signed cover of #63.

[Cyanide Cindy] (Table of Contents)

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]; Gabby (a monkey); Doc Mortimer Wackey; Sniffer Snoop; Hot Dog; Cyanide Cindy (villain)
Synopsis:
Midnight is broadcasting a beauty contest at Center Park and must overcome Cyanide Cindy, a gun-toting beauty out for money the honest way.

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who doesn't indicate that Gustavson wrote this feature, only illustrated it. However, Paul's son, Terry, indicates that his father also wrote and lettered this feature. So both are added here.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Archie O'Toole / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Archie O'Toole (king)
Synopsis:
The people will get rid of the king.

["The Etiquette Business"] (Table of Contents)

Spunky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Spunky; Curly; Marge; Pug
Synopsis:
Marge likes to be treated as a weak and defenceless girl.

["Danger on Duke Street"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Rookie Rankin; Mrs. Van Garb; McGinty (police chief); Police Commissioner
Synopsis:
Rookie Rankin is assigned a beat in the worst neighborhood in the city.

Indexer Notes

Similar art to the credited pencil work on Manhunter stories in Police Comics #37-#59 by Peter Riss. He is only credited on inking this feature, but that can be a typing error for pencils in Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The inking does not match his signed story in My Romantic Adventures #56. Notice hovering figure getting a punch on the jaw, similar to at least 12 Manhunter stories.

Bob Hughes agrees on Riss pencils.

[The Kidnapped Babies] (Table of Contents)

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]; Chunky; Doc (villain, gang boss)
Synopsis:
Lady Luck must track down six babies that have been kidnapped from the Metropolitan Hospital.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Metropolitan Hospital

["The Case of Glory Connatt"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Black X; Batu; Glory Connatt; Ken Riston
Synopsis:
Miss Connitt gets anonymous notes and a bomb, seemingly from her fiancee.

A Head For Murder (Table of Contents)

Jimmy Christian / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jimmy Christian (reporter); Professor Hugo Krantz; Bert Standish
Synopsis:
Standish is killed by his partner when they discover a gold cave, and later his head is cut off and shrunk by tribesmen when they find his body.

Indexer Notes

text story

"Ah! Hijackers out for a good snatch..." (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Wun Cloo (detective)
Synopsis:
Wun Cloo lock hijackers in a box car.

["The Rajah of Termidore"] (Table of Contents)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bart Tumey (signed)
Inks:
Bart Tumey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Daffy; Deke Parsons; Rajah of Termidore
Synopsis:
The Rajah of Termidore wants to make Daffy his favorite wife.
Keywords:
wrestling

["The Stradivarius Steal"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Riss
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Police Chief Hustace McGinty; Quinopolis; Jascha Diesler (musician); Heinie Appleface (villain)
Synopsis:
Chuck Lane is assigned as Police escort for a musician with a priceless Stradivarius violin. However, when he mistakenly escorts the wrong violinist, he allows a thief to make off with a Stradivarius.....which promptly gets him assigned to school traffic cop duty.....that is, until he recovers the rare violin.
Keywords:
Stradivarius

Indexer Notes

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.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Cyanide Cindy
    Midnight
  2. 1. [Cyanide Cindy]
    Midnight
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Archie O'Toole
  4. 3. ["The Etiquette Business"]
    Spunky
  5. 4. ["Danger on Duke Street"]
    Rookie Rankin
  6. 5. [The Kidnapped Babies]
    Lady Luck
  7. 6. ["The Case of Glory Connatt"]
    Black X
  8. 7. A Head For Murder
    Jimmy Christian
  9. 8. "Ah! Hijackers out for a good snatch..."
    Wun Cloo
  10. 9. ["The Rajah of Termidore"]
    Daffy
  11. 10. ["The Stradivarius Steal"]
    The Jester
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Peter Croome
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes