(January 1940)

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)

The Clock [superhero]; Mickey Finn / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Cronin
Inks
Ed Cronin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Michael, I was tearin' them thugs apart 'til this Clock fella saved them from me!
Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Mickey Finn
Reprints

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

Joe Palooka / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Ham Fisher
Inks
Ham Fisher
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Joe, This was a swell idea takin' this trailer on our trip!
Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

Off the Record / cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh -- he just swept me off my feet
Genre
humor

[Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc] (Table of Contents: 3)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Ann L Horgan ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership:
Comic Favorites Inc. 369 Lexington Ave, NY, NY
Editor: Edward Cronin.
Business Manager: Ann L. Horgan (?)
Owners:
Frank J. Murphy 334 Weaver St Larchmont NY
Frank J. Markey, 369 Lexington Ave, NY, NY
Henry P Martin, Jr, c/o Register Tribune Co, Des Moines. Ia
Everett M. Arnold, 154 Shore Rd Old Greenwich Ct
(Indicia address: 1213 West 3rd Street Cleveland, OH)

(Taken from a very blurry copy)

[Captain Clegg] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
historical; adventure
Characters
Captain Fortune [Tyrone Fortune]; Capt. Clegg (first appearance; villain; death)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello Myra, how are ya?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Starting with this issue, Quality begins producing new Big Top stories instead of reprinting the newspaper strip.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey guys -- look who's coming on the ice!
Genre
sports

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A quick way to find your mislaid glasses!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Won't be long now -- next Sunday at this time, we'll be home!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Decoy Robbery] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier; adventure
Characters
Rance Keane

Friends (Table of Contents: 10)

The Bungle Family / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; domestic

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Bill Carr's All Time Olympic Record (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports; non-fiction

[The Bombing of Dan Nolen] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Clock [superhero] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner
Pencils
George Brenner
Inks
George Brenner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
The Clock Strikes
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Dan Nolen (first appearance; death); Mrs. Nolen (first appearance); Clyde Neste (first appearance; villain)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The stolen jewels are not here!
Genre
drama; adventure
Keywords
soap opera

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Dr. Rodent and the Harbor Bombings] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Will Eisner (signed as William Erwin Maxwell)
Pencils
Will Eisner; Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Dr. Rodent (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artist Lou Fine is credited by Eisner as creating the costume that Doll Man wears in this issue: gloves, a cape and a shirt with the letter "D" on it (per Jim Amash in the Quality Companion). Amash further states that Eisner and Fine either alternated or shared art chores on the feature.

[Primrose Place] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints?

[The Mysterious Light on Beaver Island] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier; adventure; detective-mystery
Characters
Sam (first appearance; villain)

Barrell Rolls and Tail Spins (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
A. J. Allen
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[Episode 28] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
adventure; aviation; western-frontier

[The Kidnapping of Donna Grant: Part 1] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Charlie Chan

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

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

Toddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tsk-tsk --! Shouldn't have tried to fly it in the house!
Genre
humor; children

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Annual Picnic- Bring your own lunch
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Off the Record / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at those fish! Are you sure the pilot is flying at the right altitude?
Genre
humor

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That was a mean trick Houlihan pulled on your Uncle Phil
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Michael, I was tearin' them thugs apart 'til this Clock fella saved them from me!"]
    The Clock [superhero]; Mickey Finn
  2. 1. ["Joe, This was a swell idea takin' this trailer on our trip!"]
    Joe Palooka
  3. 2. ["Oh -- he just swept me off my feet"]
    Off the Record
  4. 3. [Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc]
  5. 4. [Captain Clegg]
    Captain Fortune
  6. 5. ["Hello Myra, how are ya?"]
    Big Top
  7. 6. ["Hey guys -- look who's coming on the ice!"]
    Ned Brant
  8. 7. ["A quick way to find your mislaid glasses!"]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  9. 8. ["Won't be long now -- next Sunday at this time, we'll be home!"]
    Dixie Dugan
  10. 9. [The Decoy Robbery]
    Rance Keane
  11. 10. Friends
    The Bungle Family
  12. 11. Bill Carr's All Time Olympic Record
    They're Still Talking
  13. 12. [The Bombing of Dan Nolen]
    The Clock [superhero]
  14. 13. ["The stolen jewels are not here!"]
    Jane Arden
  15. 14. [Dr. Rodent and the Harbor Bombings]
    Doll Man
  16. 15. [Primrose Place]
    Lala Palooza
  17. 16. [The Mysterious Light on Beaver Island]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  18. 17. Barrell Rolls and Tail Spins
  19. 18. [Episode 28]
    Slim and Tubby
  20. 19. [The Kidnapping of Donna Grant: Part 1]
    Charlie Chan
  21. 20. ["Tsk-tsk --! Shouldn't have tried to fly it in the house!"]
    Toddy
  22. 21. ["Annual Picnic- Bring your own lunch"]
    Mortimer Mum
  23. 22. ["Look at those fish! Are you sure the pilot is flying at the right altitude?"]
    Off the Record
  24. 23. ["That was a mean trick Houlihan pulled on your Uncle Phil"]
    Mickey Finn
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