Doll Man #10
(Autumn 1946)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gwen Hansen
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[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]
Reprints

Murder Marionettes (Table of Contents: 1)

Doll Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Max Elkan
Inks
Max Elkan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Peter Bolini (introduction, death); Anton Bolini (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Doll Man must overcome the sinister Bolini, a modern-day Gepetto, who has made marionettes who kill.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Al Bryant, but few of his many close up faces in side view or female heads with protuding forehead are seen. This is most probably by Elkan, with narrow eyes, abundance of hair on the head. Also the inking is much like his work.

The Man Called Grim (Table of Contents: 2)

Doll Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Celardo ?
Inks
John Celardo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts; Luther; Grim (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Mr. Grim tries to put Martha and her friend Luther into suspended animation coffins so that one hundred years in the future they can easily conquer the weaklings who would surely have proliferated by then.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Al Bryant, but the sharp hard lined faces are most probably by Celardo. Compare with his story in Boris Karloff Tales of Mystery #38. It is later than this, but his firm faces and figures are similar. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Riddle of the Missing Ears (Table of Contents: 3)

Martha (Roberts) / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Reed Crandall ?
Inks
Reed Crandall ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Martha Roberts; Philip Randolph (first appearance); De Zerlin (first appearance); Trigger Zerlin and his gang (first appearance; villains)

Indexer Notes

The art here looks more like Max Elkan than Crandall.

One Eye Gets His Man (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Banning (killer); Russel (killer); Pete DePaw (Canadian trapper); One-Eye (Cree Indian)
Synopsis
The two men had killed a trapper who had stumbled upon a rich gold vein.

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

Poison Ivy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha-ha! So you wanna be a riveter, eh?
Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy; Riveter
Synopsis
Poison tries to be a riveter but bursts the girders when flattening the rivets.

The Good Sport! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Doll Man / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rafael Astarita
Inks
Rafael Astarita
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Ferris; Sport Gurk (villain, introduction); Gurk's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Mr. Ferris is acting odd lately, and he spends every night at the Sport Club Place gambling.

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Al Bryant, but this is most probably Astarita. Especially the face on top of page 8 is exactly identical to ones found in his signed story in Real Life Comics #53. Also some faces in 3/4 backview with google eyes are similar. Compares well with his story in Jumbo Comics #51.

Alter Ego #141 (August 2016) has article by Hames Ware indicating that the art is by Astarita.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. Murder Marionettes
    Doll Man
  3. 2. The Man Called Grim
    Doll Man
  4. 3. The Riddle of the Missing Ears
    Martha (Roberts)
  5. 4. One Eye Gets His Man
  6. 5. ["Ha-ha! So you wanna be a riveter, eh?"]
    Poison Ivy
  7. 6. The Good Sport!
    The Doll Man
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