(August 1947)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
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

Issue Notes

1st 52-page issue


Trouble Comes In Small Packages! (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]

Trouble Comes In Small Packages (Table of Contents: 1)

Barker / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gwen Hansen
Pencils
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
The Barker [Carnie Callahan]; General Smallo (first appearance; villain); a husband-and-wife crook team (first appearance; villains)

Indexer Notes

title from cover
Writer credit formerly "Klaus Nordling".
Script credit based on textual analysis by Lou Mougin.

[Vilma and the Black Bottle] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Wood; Vilma Drum (first appearance; villain); Sawbones and his mob (first appearance; villains)

[Pandora's Box, Take Two] (Table of Contents: 3)

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 (last appearance); An ancient Grecian woman (first appearance); Pandora (first appearance); Hope (first appearance)
Synopsis
Story is a retelling of the Pandora's Box legend.

The Framer (Table of Contents: 4)

Sally O'Neil Policewoman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil; The Framer [Tip Tanner] (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

matches Quackenbush's style as shown http://dccomicsartists.com/quality/QUALITYART.htm

[Mademoiselle Angora] (Table of Contents: 5)

Granny Gumshoe / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gill Fox (signed)
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Granny Gumshoe; Mademoiselle Angora (first appearance; villain)

The Lost Herd (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

The Evil Eye (Table of Contents: 7)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver [Max]; Onager (introduction); Squatty (villain, introduction, death); Hips Hoag (villain, introduction, death); an un-named hood (villain, introduction, death); Worry Witson (villain, introduction); Witson's Gang (villains, introduction for all); an un-named murderer (villain, introduction)

[Uncle Balthazar's Youthful Outlook] (Table of Contents: 8)

Lassie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why, Uncle Baltazar...what a surprise!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Lassie; Roberta; Uncle Baltazar; Laddie; Hilda
Synopsis
Uncle Baltazar's doctor told him to get a youthful outlook on life, so he comes to Lassie for help. Things get wacky.

Outwitting the Kidnappers (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

US Royal; US bike tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Trouble Comes In Small Packages!
    Barker
  2. 1. Trouble Comes In Small Packages
    Barker
  3. 2. [Vilma and the Black Bottle]
    Steve Wood
  4. 3. [Pandora's Box, Take Two]
    Intellectual Amos
  5. 4. The Framer
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  6. 5. [Mademoiselle Angora]
    Granny Gumshoe
  7. 6. The Lost Herd
  8. 7. The Evil Eye
    Quicksilver
  9. 8. [Uncle Balthazar's Youthful Outlook]
    Lassie
  10. 9. Outwitting the Kidnappers
    US Royal; US bike tires
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • David Wilt
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky