Doll Man #16
(Spring 1948)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1948-02-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Jesse C. Rogers, Jr.

Issue Notes

On sale date as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, January-June 1948, page 37, registration number B125367.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Darrel Dane (head view); Martha Roberts (head view); Professor Roberts (head view)

Indexer Notes

We had suggested Reed Crandall as the artist, but Crandall expert Roger Hill denied that attribution. Bryant pencils credit per Hill.

Millions for Murder (Table of Contents: 1)

Doll Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Alex Kotzky ?
Inks
Alex Kotzky ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; J. W. Kerrigan (introduction, death); Hiram Browning (introduction, death); an un-named man (introduction, death); Eddie Gordon (introduction); Henry "Flame" Larsen (villain, introduction); Uncle Elias (villain, introduction); un-named crooks (villains, introduction for all);

Indexer Notes

Woolfolk credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Death Is My Hobby (Table of Contents: 2)

Doll Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Millard
Pencils
John Spranger
Inks
John Spranger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts; Professor Piranha (villain, introduction); Tippy Graham (villain, introduction, death); Rocky Lynch (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Darrel and Martha visit the aquarium and are revolted to see a live salmon fed to piranhas. As they leave, Darrel spots two known felons approaching the aquarium and ends up in a struggle with them, getting knocked out. This chance meeting eventually leads the Doll Man to meet up with Professor Piranha, who once had his lower right arm flesh eaten off by piranhas!
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Indexer Notes

Corrected art credits added by Craig Delich (2006-11-19). Formerly listed as Alex Kotsky ? Corrected name of the chief villain, from Professor Moray to Professor Piranha per Jim Amash in the Quality Collector (TwoMorrows, 2011).

[Queen of the Vuctus] (Table of Contents: 3)

Torchy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Ward ?
Pencils
Bill Ward
Inks
Bill Ward
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Torchy Todd; Frisby Q. Quint (first appearance; villain); The Vuctus and the Explorers Club (first appearance)
Keywords
adult

Black Mountain (Table of Contents: 4)

Doll Man / text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Doll Man Joins the Underworld (Table of Contents: 6)

Doll Man / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Al Bryant ?; Dan Barry ?
Inks
Al Bryant ?; Dan Barry ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Martha Roberts; Tom Thumb (villain); Muggs Maloney (villain, introduction); Champagne Charley (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Tom Thumb "rises from the grave" after dying in prison, thanks to a drug given to him by his henchmen. Vowing to get even with Doll Man, he disguises himself as the Tiny Mite and sends a recently stolen 70-carat diamond to Martha Roberts (fiancee of Darrel Dane aka Doll Man), thus incriminating our hero.
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Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who suggests Al Bryant left comics in 1947.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. Millions for Murder
    Doll Man
  3. 2. Death Is My Hobby
    Doll Man
  4. 3. [Queen of the Vuctus]
    Torchy
  5. 4. Black Mountain
    Doll Man
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  7. 6. Doll Man Joins the Underworld
    Doll Man
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