(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: 1)

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

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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.

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

Spunky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Etiquette Business
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Spunky; Curly; Marge; Pug
Synopsis
Marge likes to be treated as a weak and defenceless girl.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Danger on Duke Street
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: 5)

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

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Case of Glory Connatt
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: 7)

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! Hijackers out for a good snatch...
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo (detective)
Synopsis
Wun Cloo lock hijackers in a box car.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Rajah of Termidore
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Daffy; Deke Parsons; Rajah of Termidore
Synopsis
The Rajah of Termidore wants to make Daffy his favorite wife.
Keywords
wrestling

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Stradivarius Steal
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.

Editing
Related Scans
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:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes