(August 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

Circe's Spell (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?

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

Indexer Notes

Probably Bryant, as the ears of the monkey looks like on the signed #63.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Pepsi the Pepsi Cola Cop / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

This Little Pig Went to Market (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; Doc Gage; Circe; Kirkey
Synopsis
Dr. Gage has discovered a sure fire formula for detecting tricinosis in pigs.

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
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie O'Toole (king); Jake
Synopsis
The king is ready to interview the girls applying for the secretary job.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Dastardly Dexill
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Detective Hustace McGinty; Dexill (villain)
Synopsis
Mr. Dexill accuses the police to disgrace their office, and promises to shame them out of it.

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo (detective); Axel Swanson (insurance agent)
Synopsis
Somebody's stealing farmer Jone's chicken and it's costing agent Swanson a pile of money.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "Jack Cole?", but the black eyes with a tiny reflection are by Gustavson.

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

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 Riverboat Caper
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Daffy; Deke Parsons; Clatterheads Jeeters (wrestler); Colonel
Synopsis
The Colonel bets five thosand dollars that his man can make mincemeat of Daffy.
Keywords
wrestling

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

Lady Luck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Thugee Trap
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lady Luck [Brenda Banks]; Bombay Jim; Hadja Jodhpur (villain, Indian Thuggee)
Reprints

The Riddle of Argon's Alley (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rookie Rankin; Police Chief; Officer Flynn
Synopsis
A police officer is killed in a back alley.

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.

Bob Hughes agrees on the Riss pencil credit.

The Forest of Silence (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jimmy Christian (reporter); Pierre Grandeau
Synopsis
An expedition to the Forest of Silence in Belgian Congo.

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

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 Success Story
Genre
teen
Characters
Spunky; Curly; Marge; Pug
Synopsis
Curly is so independent that he doesn't waste his time like most boys.

A Great Treasure is a Great Terror (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Kotzky
Inks
Alex Kotzky ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
Black X; Batu; Mr. Garman
Synopsis
Mr. Garman wishes to leave a valuable Indian jewel in the custody of Black X, but is killed on his doorstep.

Indexer Notes

The eyes of several characters are similar to Kotzky's signed stories in earlier issues. Uncertain inking.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Circe's Spell
    Midnight
  2. 1. ["help! Bozo's escaping!"]
    Pepsi the Pepsi Cola Cop
  3. 2. This Little Pig Went to Market
    Midnight
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Archie O'Toole
  5. 4. ["The Dastardly Dexill"]
    The Jester
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Wun Cloo
  7. 6. ["The Riverboat Caper"]
    Daffy
  8. 7. ["The Thugee Trap"]
    Lady Luck
  9. 8. The Riddle of Argon's Alley
    Rookie Rankin
  10. 9. The Forest of Silence
    Jimmy Christian
  11. 10. ["The Success Story"]
    Spunky
  12. 11. A Great Treasure is a Great Terror
    Black X
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Peter Croome
  • James Zee
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes