(August 1948)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
?
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

The Curse of Ali Ben Riff Raff (Table of Contents)

The Barker / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
The Barker [Carnie Callahan]; Colonel Land; Tiny; Major Midge; Lena

Indexer Notes

Art previously attributed to Al Bryant.

The Curse of Ali Ben Riff Raff (Table of Contents: 1)

The Barker / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
The Barker [Carnie Callahan]; Colonel Land (Mammoth Circus owner); Lena; Tiny; Major Midge; Lopez (introduction, a high wire walker); Ali Ben Riff Raff (villain, introduction); Salamo (villain, introduction, belly dancer)
Synopsis
The Barker must deal with men fighting over a belly dancer, whose husband has planted her in the circus for nefarious reasons.

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the cover.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You were really there when it went off, Uncle Salty?
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Salty Waters
Synopsis
Salty tells his nieces and nephews he was present at the atomic bomb tests on Bikini Atoll, but wasn't the least bit afraid. However, one of the children pops a bubble-gum bubble and this causes the startled Salty to leap into the air.

[The Cupid Bandit] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Granny Gumshoe; The Cupid Bandit [Don Thimble] (first appearance; villain)

[Botchagaloop Returns] (Table of Contents: 4)

Anthrop / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Senich
Pencils
Michael Senich
Inks
Michael Senich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Anthrop; Botchagaloop

[Marriage Fantasy] (Table of Contents: 5)

Lassie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Certainly we should all think of the future...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Lassie; Roberta; Laddie
Synopsis
Lassie fantasizes about her future marriage to Laddie, and doesn't like the prospect.

The Ship That Ate Men (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Alice Kirkpatrick
Inks
Alice Kirkpatrick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steve Wood; Charon (first appearance; villain)

The Barker and the Bandits (Table of Contents: 7)

The Barker / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
The Barker [Carnie Callahan]

[The Wasp] (Table of Contents: 8)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver [Max]; Mr. Shaw; Mr. Lane; The Wasp (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
When two greedy business owners cut The Wasp out of his rightful share of his invention, mechanical wings, he decides to kill them. This jilted inventor used a stinging syringe mounted on his wings to accomplish this task, but, in the end, he accidently pricks himself with his own stinger and dies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artist revision from Dan Zolnerowich to Quackenbush, per Mike Kooiman and Jim Amash, in the Quality Companion (2011), added by Craig Delich 2013-12-23.

[The Leopard Man] (Table of Contents: 9)

Sally O'Neil Policewoman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alice Kirkpatrick
Inks
Alice Kirkpatrick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil; Haines (first appearance; villain; death); Sanders (first appearance; villain; death)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Curse of Ali Ben Riff Raff
    The Barker
  2. 1. The Curse of Ali Ben Riff Raff
    The Barker
  3. 2. ["You were really there when it went off, Uncle Salty?"]
    Salty Waters
  4. 3. [The Cupid Bandit]
    Granny Gumshoe
  5. 4. [Botchagaloop Returns]
    Anthrop
  6. 5. [Marriage Fantasy]
    Lassie
  7. 6. The Ship That Ate Men
    Steve Wood
  8. 7. The Barker and the Bandits
    The Barker
  9. 8. [The Wasp]
    Quicksilver
  10. 9. [The Leopard Man]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky