(December 1939)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites Inc.
Editing
Ed Cronin

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Cronin
Inks
Ed Cronin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But Joe - why did'ja join the army, navy an' marines all in one day?
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Joe Palooka; Knobby
Reprints

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

Nippie -- He's Often Wrong / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lank Leonard
Pencils
Lank Leonard
Inks
Lank Leonard
Colors
?
Letters
Lank Leonard ?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Nippie -- He's Often Wrong is a top-piece to Mickey Finn Sunday-page reprints.
Copyright McNaught Syndicate.

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

Mickey Finn / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Lank Leonard
Pencils
Lank Leonard; Morris Weiss
Inks
Lank Leonard; Morris Weiss
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

copyright McNaught Syndicate

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Off the Record / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Reed
Inks
Ed Reed
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright Register and Tribune Syndicate

[Meet the Doll Man] (Table of Contents: 4)

Doll Man / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner (signed as William Erwin Maxwell)
Pencils
Will Eisner (signed as William Erwin Maxwell); (probably some work by the shop too)
Inks
Will Eisner (signed as William Erwin Maxwell); (probably some work by the shop too)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How's your new experiment working out, Darrel?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (introduction, origin); Professor Roberts (introduction); Martha Roberts (introduction, the Professor's daughter, Dane's fiance); Falco
Synopsis
Professor Roberts creates a marvelous chemical formula that can reduce a man to the size of a doll, but still retain the strength of twenty men. Against the advice of Roberts, Darrel Dane uses the formula to shrink himself, an action that temporarily drives him mad. Recovering his senses, he uses his new found powers to save Martha from an extortionist.
Reprints
Keywords
aqua regia; aqua regia (used to create the formula that allowed Darrel Dane to shrink)

Indexer Notes

The Quality Companion (from TwoMorrows), by Jim Amash and Mike Kooiman, states this story was entirely created by Will Eisner, story and art.......no mention made of Jerry Iger or others.

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

Little Brother / comic story / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
H. J. Tuthill
Inks
H. J. Tuthill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints
  • Looks like a Sunday page reprint.

Indexer Notes

Little Brother is the topper to The Bungle Family

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

The Bungle Family / comic story / 1.6 pages (report information)

Script
H. J. Tuthill
Pencils
H. J. Tuthill
Inks
H. J. Tuthill
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; domestic

Indexer Notes

Copyright McNaught Syndicate.

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

Ned Brant / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Zuppke
Pencils
Walt Depew
Inks
Walt Depew
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

Copyright Register and Tribune Syndicate.

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

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Rube Goldberg
Pencils
Rube Goldberg
Inks
Rube Goldberg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright Frank J. Markey Syndicate

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

"Good Deed" Dotty / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
J. P. McEvoy
Pencils
John Striebel
Inks
John Striebel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

"Good Deed" Dottie is a top-piece to Dixie Dugan. Copyright McNaught Syndicate.

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

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 3.2 pages (report information)

Script
J. P. McEvoy
Pencils
John Striebel
Inks
John Striebel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Copyright McNaught Syndicate

[Episode 27] (Table of Contents: 11)

Slim and Tubby / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Welch
Inks
John Welch
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; aviation; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

strip reprints. Bullet Benton dailies. Copyright Register and Tribune Syndicate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Reynolds of the Mounted / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Pinajian
Inks
Art Pinajian
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reynolds has been sent to find John Brent, Engineer with the Beaver Radium Company
Genre
western-frontier; adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Reynolds

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

They're Still Talking / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Zuppke
Pencils
Walt Depew
Inks
Walt Depew
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

Phantom Gang Escapes Police Again (Table of Contents: 14)

The Clock / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner (signed as Geo E. Brenner)
Pencils
George Brenner (signed as Geo E. Brenner)
Inks
George Brenner (signed as Geo E. Brenner)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]

[Episode 27] (Table of Contents: 15)

Big Top / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Wheelan
Pencils
Ed Wheelan
Inks
Ed Wheelan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

copyright Frank J. Markey Syndicate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Jane Arden / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Monte Barrett
Pencils
Russell Ross
Inks
Russell Ross
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; drama
Keywords
soap opera

Indexer Notes

Copyright Register and Tribune Syndicate

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Captain Fortune / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vern Henkel
Inks
Vern Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Branded a pirate by the Governor of San Louvelle, Capt. Fortune sets sail for the West Indies
Genre
historical; adventure
Characters
Captain Fortune [Tyrone Fortune]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Toddy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Marcoux
Inks
George Marcoux
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children

Indexer Notes

strip reprints:McNaught Syndicate

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Mortimer Mum / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bill Sakren
Pencils
Bill Sakren
Inks
Bill Sakren
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints:McNaught Syndicate

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Toddy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Marcoux
Inks
George Marcoux
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children

Indexer Notes

strip reprints:McNaught Syndicate

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Lala Palooza / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Devlin
Inks
John Devlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Craig Delich 2013-4-6.

Cove of the Beasts (Part 2) (Table of Contents: 22)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert M. Hyatt
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Rance Keane / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Smith (signed as Will Arthur)
Inks
Bill Smith (signed as Will Arthur)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rance is still visiting his new friend, Pee-Wee Lee
Genre
western-frontier; adventure
Characters
Rance Keane

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Off the Record / comic story / 0.3 page (report information)

Script
Ed Reed
Pencils
Ed Reed
Inks
Ed Reed
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

Charlie Chan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alfred Andriola
Inks
Alfred Andriola
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Kirk Battow is now visiting at Charlie Chan's Honolulu home..
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Charlie Chan

Indexer Notes

Copyright McNaught Syndicate

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Joe Palooka's Album / comic story / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mo Leff (signed as Ham Fisher) (ghost)
Inks
Mo Leff (signed as Ham Fisher) (ghost)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports; humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints: Register and Tribune Syndicate

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Joe Palooka / comic story / 3.2 pages (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Mo Leff (ghosted for Ham Fisher) (ghost)
Inks
Mo Leff (ghosted for Ham Fisher) (ghost)
Colors
?
Letters
Ham Fisher ?

Genre
sports
Reprints
  • Looks like a Sunday page reprint.

Indexer Notes

copyright McNaught Syndicate

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["But Joe - why did'ja join the army, navy an' marines all in one day?"]
    Joe Palooka
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Nippie -- He's Often Wrong
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  5. 4. [Meet the Doll Man]
    Doll Man
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Little Brother
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Bungle Family
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Ned Brant
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    "Good Deed" Dotty
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Dixie Dugan
  12. 11. [Episode 27]
    Slim and Tubby
  13. 12. ["Reynolds has been sent to find John Brent, Engineer with the Beaver Radium Company"]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    They're Still Talking
  15. 14. Phantom Gang Escapes Police Again
    The Clock
  16. 15. [Episode 27]
    Big Top
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Jane Arden
  18. 17. ["Branded a pirate by the Governor of San Louvelle, Capt. Fortune sets sail for the West Indies"]
    Captain Fortune
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Toddy
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Mortimer Mum
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Toddy
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  23. 22. Cove of the Beasts (Part 2)
  24. 23. ["Rance is still visiting his new friend, Pee-Wee Lee"]
    Rance Keane
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  26. 25. ["Kirk Battow is now visiting at Charlie Chan's Honolulu home.."]
    Charlie Chan
  27. 26. [no title indexed]
    Joe Palooka's Album
  28. 27. [no title indexed]
    Joe Palooka
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Peter Croome
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jochen G.
  • Del Gruber
  • Matthew Head
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Jim Van Dore