(November 1946)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale Date
1946
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
George Brenner

King, the Jack of All Trades (Table of Contents)

Captain Triumph / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Triumph [Lance Gallant; Michael Gallant]
Reprints

King, the Jack of All Trades (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Triumph / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Bryant ?; Reed Crandall ? (assist)
Inks
Al Bryant ?; Reed Crandall ? (assist)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Triumph [Lance Gallant; Michael Gallant]; Kim Meredith; Biff; executives of a brokerage company [J.H.; P.C.]; [The King [King Costain] (villain, author, actor, magician, introduction, death); Costain's valet (villain, introduction); Riddy Ropton (villain, city boss, introduction, death); Dopey (villain, Riddy's aide, introduction)
Synopsis
Lance meets Kim and Biff marveling over the news that former resident and well known celebrity, King Costain, is returning for a visit to town. Lance is suspicious of just why he is coming to town, but soon enough a criminal called The King moves in to take over the rackets, and Captain Triumph vows to learn the truth of what is going on.
Reprints
Keywords
Brokerage Trust Company; City Diamond Wholesalers

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the cover.

The AC reprint lists Bryant as cover artist.

While the art may be Bryant's, there are certain panels that look like Reed Crandall also may have had a hand in this story.

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

Beezy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bitten again by the love bug is Beezy Bumble!
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Beezy Bumble; Pa Bumble; Ma Bumble; Yvonne de Hubba; Battie Bumble; Gomez
Synopsis
Beezy's parents and cousin Battie try to cure his crush on showgirl Yvonne de Hubba. Complications ensue, concluding with a giant brawl. Beezy decides he prefers a different chorus girl now.

Indexer Notes

Basically the same story premise as the Beezy story in Crack Comics #37, with some identical situations.

[The Mustache Murder] (Table of Contents: 3)

Pen Miller / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Pen Miller; Honest Ed Edwards [Farmer Frick] (first appearance; villain); Evans (first appearance; death)
Reprints

[The Transformation of Mr. Crispin] (Table of Contents: 4)

Hack O'Hara / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Quackenbush ?
Inks
Bill Quackenbush ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Hack O'Hara; J. Barrett Crispin (first appearance); Storp (first appearance; villain); Lotta Crispin (first appearance; villain)

[Pruning the Tree] (Table of Contents: 5)

Slap Happy Pappy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

[King Fearo's 500th Wife] (Table of Contents: 6)

Floogy the Fiji / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Floogy the Fiji

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

Molly the Model / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like to see my new publicity photos, Pop?
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly the Model [Molly Maloney]; Pop Maloney
Synopsis
Pop is outraged at Molly's scanty attire in her photo portfolio, but he's the one who's arrested for indecent exposure after falling out of a window clad only in a towel.

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

Molly the Model / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fitz, old boy, when am I going to get a peek at your new model?
Genre
humor
Characters
Maloney; Fitz
Synopsis
Maloney gets all dressed up to see the "new model" his friend Fitz has at his house, thinking it's a sexy young woman. The model turns out to be a model ship.

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

Molly the Model / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But Molly, ain't you a little old to model the illustrations for a bobby sox story?
Genre
humor
Characters
Molly the Model [Molly Maloney]; Pop Maloney; Jaxon Jitter
Synopsis
Molly gets worn out posing for a series of jitterbug photos.

Small-Winged Cop (Table of Contents: 10)

Eric Vale / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Spain ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Eric Vale

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Kiki Kelly / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But if you dislike Diane so much, why do you spend three hours primping...
Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Kiki Kelly; Mrs. Kelly; Diane; Aighedd
Synopsis
Kiki gets dressed up to meet Diane's cousin, a "Hollywood scout." He turns out to be a Cub scout from Hollywood, Kansas.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cub Scouts were a junior version of the Boy Scouts of America.

Tom Thumb (Table of Contents: 12)

Inkie / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Stahl
Pencils
Al Stahl
Inks
Al Stahl
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Inkie; Papa (first appearance); Mama (first appearance); Billy Brown (first appearance)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. King, the Jack of All Trades
    Captain Triumph
  2. 1. King, the Jack of All Trades
    Captain Triumph
  3. 2. ["Bitten again by the love bug is Beezy Bumble!"]
    Beezy
  4. 3. [The Mustache Murder]
    Pen Miller
  5. 4. [The Transformation of Mr. Crispin]
    Hack O'Hara
  6. 5. [Pruning the Tree]
    Slap Happy Pappy
  7. 6. [King Fearo's 500th Wife]
    Floogy the Fiji
  8. 7. ["Like to see my new publicity photos, Pop?"]
    Molly the Model
  9. 8. ["Fitz, old boy, when am I going to get a peek at your new model?"]
    Molly the Model
  10. 9. ["But Molly, ain't you a little old to model the illustrations for a bobby sox story?"]
    Molly the Model
  11. 10. Small-Winged Cop
    Eric Vale
  12. 11. ["But if you dislike Diane so much, why do you spend three hours primping..."]
    Kiki Kelly
  13. 12. Tom Thumb
    Inkie
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