(July 1946)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gwen Hansen; Busy Arnold [as E. M. Arnold] (general manager)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going series

Issue Notes

Printed in U. S. A.


[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 City of Crime (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Holly Jones (first appearance; villain); Duke Hagen (first appearance; villain); the Mayor (first appearance; villain); other denizens of Crime City (first appearance; villains)
Synopsis
Doll Man hitchhikes with a gyrocopter to a hidden city sheltered behind steep cliffs, and ruled by criminals.

Indexer Notes

Leaning figures with long upper body and awkward way of standing and walking, as on rubber legs, 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, and is uncertain.

[The Court of Human Ills] (Table of Contents: 2)

Blimpy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Blimpy

Animalis Contagious (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Circe (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
And you can depend on it, sir
Genre
humor
Characters
Vincent Palooza; J.P.; doctor
Synopsis
Vincent plans to get out of debt by becoming a radio performer.

[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
Where are you going with great grandfather Palooza's gold-headed cane?
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent Palooza
Synopsis
Vincent plans to pawn a family heirloom.

[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
Why don't those guys hitting my head with hammers go on strike or something?
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent Palooza
Synopsis
Vincent is hung over but Lala gets her headache in another way.

[Jam Session With a Ghost] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ernie Bache ?; Bill Quackenbush ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Swing Sisson; Dundy (first appearance; death); Bill Givot (first appearance; villain)
Synopsis
A music arranger is killed, and Swing impersonates him to unveil the killer.

Indexer Notes

Bache is credited on pencils for 1946 on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but uncertain credit here. All the short figures look like Quackenbush.

[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

Spook of San Nicolas (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Robert M. Hyatt?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

[Become a Strong Man] (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

[Forlorn Island] (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] (last appearance); Dr. Maybelle (first appearance); two crooks (first appearance; villains)
Synopsis
Spin acts as an escort for a female anthropolgical expert and takes her to Forlorn Island, and stumle upon two wanted crooks.

Indexer Notes

So similar art to the previous in this feature that it most probably be Quackenbush. He is credited on pencils and ink on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the inking too looks like his signed stories for Quality Comics.

[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
Butch, I'm expecting a big banker here in ten minutes and I want to put over a big deal with him!
Genre
humor
Characters
Boss Jefferson Bangs; Butch; Rubber-Faced Rufus
Synopsis
Butch mistakes a would-be performer for a banker.

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

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
Don't you ever get tired of asking for a raise?
Genre
humor
Characters
Boss Jefferson Bangs; Butch
Synopsis
Butch tries out a new makeup to impress his boss.

Sleepy Willow (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; The Boyville Brigadiers [Parkins (introduction), Pierpont Lee; Alababa]; The Bombo Brothers [Berry Bombo; Burly Bombo; Buck Bombo] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Bombo boys smash the office of Sleepy Willow Clarion for exposing some of their dirty tricks around the town.

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. The City of Crime
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [The Court of Human Ills]
    Blimpy
  4. 3. Animalis Contagious
    Perky
  5. 4. ["And you can depend on it, sir"]
    Lala Palooza
  6. 5. ["Where are you going with great grandfather Palooza's gold-headed cane?"]
    Lala Palooza
  7. 6. ["Why don't those guys hitting my head with hammers go on strike or something?"]
    Lala Palooza
  8. 7. [Jam Session With a Ghost]
    Swing Sisson
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  10. 9. Spook of San Nicolas
    Perry Scott
  11. 10. [Become a Strong Man]
    Poison Ivy
  12. 11. [Forlorn Island]
    Spin Shaw
  13. 12. ["Butch, I'm expecting a big banker here in ten minutes and I want to put over a big deal with him!"]
    Big Top
  14. 13. ["Don't you ever get tired of asking for a raise?"]
    Big Top
  15. 14. Sleepy Willow
    Rusty Ryan and the Boyville Brigadiers
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