(December 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
George E. Brenner
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was On-Going Series

Midnight Gambles With Atomic Dice! (Table of Contents)

Midnight / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits from Archives reprint.

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

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

The Atomic Dice (Table of Contents: 2)

Midnight / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; superhero
Characters
Midnight [Dave Clark]; Doc Mortimer Wackey; Gabby (a monkey); Max Magoo
Synopsis
Doc has made a pair of dice containing enough atomic power to blow up the whole city.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2013-9-9.

[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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yep, I've decided to abdicate...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Archie O'Toole (king)
Synopsis
The people expected to see the king himself hung, not his picture.

The Detective Story (Table of Contents: 4)

Spunky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Spunky; Marge (girl friend); Curly (rival); Pug (pal)
Synopsis
Spunky is telling how good a detective he might be.

Ida, the Goose (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Rookie Rankin; McGinty (police chief); Dan Maxon
Synopsis
A famous goose laying golden eggs visits 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.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quick!... Th-the large economy s-size!
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Wun Cloo (detective); Casey
Synopsis
A lady says her house is haunted and asks Cloo to scare the ghosts away.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Kidnapping of McGinty
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Jester [Chuck Lane]; Detective Hustace McGinty; Quinopolis; Snide (villain)
Synopsis
McGinty is abducted and to be killed by Snide and his gang.

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.

The Incomparable Ballet Souffle (Table of Contents: 8)

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]; Blovodkine (ballet dancer); Sopofore (villain)
Synopsis
Somebody at the theater plans to kill the ballet dancer, Blovodkine.

Indexer Notes

Nordling is credited on both script and art on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who

Man Who Would Be King (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; non-fiction
Characters
Jimmy Christian (reporter); Enders; James Harden-Hickey
Synopsis
Harden-Hickey called himself King of Trinidad.

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

Daffy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bart Tumey
Inks
Bart Tumey
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Duel With Mrs. DeBoff
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Daffy; Deke Parsons; Mrs. DeBoff
Synopsis
Gangsters plan to rob Mrs. DeBoff by arranging a wrestling match at her garden party.
Keywords
wrestling

Indexer Notes

Looks like the signed Tumey story in #66.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Harrett Murder
Genre
spy
Characters
Black X; Batu; Harrett; Tarby
Synopsis
Mr. Harrett is killed after experimenting with adding drugs to tobacco.

Indexer Notes

Art identical to Zolne's credited Swing Sisson story in Feature Comics #111 and #119. Faces, way of standing with a bend in the hips and knees. Also the shuffling walking or running are special.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Midnight Gambles With Atomic Dice!
    Midnight
  2. 1. ["Pepsi, I'm sick in two places"]
    Pepsi the Pepsi Cola Cop
  3. 2. The Atomic Dice
    Midnight
  4. 3. ["Yep, I've decided to abdicate..."]
    Archie O'Toole
  5. 4. The Detective Story
    Spunky
  6. 5. Ida, the Goose
    Rookie Rankin
  7. 6. ["Quick!... Th-the large economy s-size!"]
    Wun Cloo
  8. 7. ["The Kidnapping of McGinty"]
    The Jester
  9. 8. The Incomparable Ballet Souffle
    Lady Luck
  10. 9. Man Who Would Be King
    Jimmy Christian
  11. 10. ["Duel With Mrs. DeBoff"]
    Daffy
  12. 11. ["The Harrett Murder"]
    Black X
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • 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