(April 1947)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
George Brenner
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Barker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
The Barker [Carnie Callahan]

The Birdman (Table of Contents: 1)

Barker / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
The Barker [Carnie Callahan]; The Birdman [Denoso] (first appearance; villain; death)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit formerly Klaus Nordling.

[What's Opera?] (Table of Contents: 2)

Windy Breeze / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

[The Diamond Bracelet Cat Collar] (Table of Contents: 3)

Lassie / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You say you knew her in school, Roberta?
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Lassie; Laddie; Roberta; Dandina; Pablo Pimenez [Bogus Bill Sleeko]
Synopsis
Roberta's old friend Dandina visits and says she brought Lassie a present. Lassie thinks it's a diamond bracelet she finds in Dandina's luggage, and puts it on her cat as a collar. The cat runs away and Lassie mobilises the neighbourhood children to find it. Dandina's fiance Pablo, who gave her the bracelet, arrives. The cat comes back but the police discover the bracelet contains stolen jewels: Pablo is a crook.

[The Smiling Swede] (Table of Contents: 4)

Sally O'Neil Policewoman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil; The Smiling Swede (first appearance; villain); Max (first appearance; villain); other crooks (first appearance; villains)
Synopsis
Sally parks her car at a lot and comes back to find out it's been sold.

Indexer Notes

formerly credited to Al Bryant

[Admiral Bilge and the Pot of Gold] (Table of Contents: 5)

Intellectual Amos / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Andre LeBlanc
Pencils
Andre LeBlanc
Inks
Andre LeBlanc
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; children
Characters
Intellectual Amos; Admiral Bilge (villain); Phineas Demi-John (villain)

Mr. Bones (Table of Contents: 6)

Steve Wood / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al McWilliams
Inks
Al McWilliams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Wood; Grimm J. Bones (first appearance; villain)

The Test (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Haunted Doll House (Table of Contents: 8)

Granny Gumshoe / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Granny Gumshoe; Dr. Lucifer Shrinkem (first appearance; villain); Droop (first appearance; villain)

[The Australian Magic Murders] (Table of Contents: 9)

Quicksilver / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver [Max]; Garroby (introduction); Jonas (villain, introduction); Simon Hidge (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A man named Jonas is exiled in Australia, where he earns a fortune, and then returns to kill his former partners with his boomerang skills, which he passed off as "magic".

[Sgt McMayhem] (Table of Contents: 10)

Salty Waters / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Barker
  2. 1. The Birdman
    Barker
  3. 2. [What's Opera?]
    Windy Breeze
  4. 3. [The Diamond Bracelet Cat Collar]
    Lassie
  5. 4. [The Smiling Swede]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  6. 5. [Admiral Bilge and the Pot of Gold]
    Intellectual Amos
  7. 6. Mr. Bones
    Steve Wood
  8. 7. The Test
  9. 8. The Haunted Doll House
    Granny Gumshoe
  10. 9. [The Australian Magic Murders]
    Quicksilver
  11. 10. [Sgt McMayhem]
    Salty Waters
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