(March 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-01-31
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Editing
Ed Cronin
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Second class permit. Copyright number 448105.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stop, thief!! You can't escape the Doll Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]
Keywords
jewelry; pearls

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

Off the Record / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh Doctor- I always have to unwrap things
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Four gag cartoons

[The FBI Agent Killing] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Clock / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Carl Adolf Voss (first appearance; villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Jane Arden; Lena Pry / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jane, I'm going to like this lake
Genre
drama; humor
Characters
Jane Arden; Lena Pry
Keywords
soap opera

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper comic strip page reprints with Jane Arden on top half, along with Lena Pry strip on bottom left quarter and Jane Arden paper doll on bottom right quarter.

[The Phoney Gold Shipment] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Lane (first appearance; villain); Jeff Dixon (first appearance; villain)

A Lively Day (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper comic strip page reprints with a one row strip titled Testimonials/Little Brother running along the top. Title for the Bungle Family strip on second page is "An Evening in Chemistry."

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

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper comic strip page reprint.

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

Off the Record / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't take drinkin' water outta th' well
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Four gag cartoons. Shares balance of page with two advertisements.

[Collision at Sea] (Table of Contents: 8)

Spin Shaw / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Powell
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Captain "Poison" Atkins (first appearance); Ann Atkins (first appearance)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Bob Zuppke
Pencils
R. W. Depew
Inks
R. W. Depew
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ned, our old rivals, the Commerce students
Genre
teen

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The Fate of the DRAGON] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Vernon Henkel
Pencils
Vernon Henkel
Inks
Vernon Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Fortune [Tyrone Fortune]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Vincent's Diary -- I didn't know that he was keeping one...
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

[The Bomber Engine Robberies] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; The Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

In the story, Doll Man is shown wearing a sleeveless shirt, but colored as if bare chested.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Pop -- look -- there's a man throwing knives at a lady!
Genre
humor

[The Bridge Blasters] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
William A. Smith
Pencils
William A. Smith [as Will Arthur] (signed)
Inks
William A. Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rance Keane; Seth Cheatham (first appearance; villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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
Now here is the man
Genre
sports
Characters
Joe Palooka; Max; Knobby

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper comic strip page reprints.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Dixie Dugan; Good Deed Dotty / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just give me ways and means
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper comic strip page reprints with one row of "Good Deed" Dotty appearing on top.

Smoke Screen (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
A. L. Allen (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Walter
Synopsis
Walter discovers smugglers flying guns across the Rio Grande into Mexico.

Indexer Notes

Text story with a small color illustration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Off The Record / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say- are ya sure we're takin' this money
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Five gag cartoons.

The World's First Vault over Fourteen Feet (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Sabin Carr
Synopsis
Story of the first athlete to vault over fourteen feet.

[The Dr. Croft Ruby Mystery: Part 1] (Table of Contents: 20)

Charlie Chan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Charlie Chan

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

Toddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm- some pitcher-- the Square Shooter!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Appears on top half of two pages, for a total of one page. Newspaper strip reprint.

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

Mortimer Mum / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Sakren
Pencils
Bill Sakren
Inks
Bill Sakren
Colors
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Appears on bottom half of two pages, for a total of one page. Newspaper strip reprint. A pantomime strip with no dialog.

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

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

Script
John J. Welch
Pencils
J. W. McGuire (signed)
Inks
J. W. McGuire (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Benton- just when you need money most
Genre
adventure; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper comic strip page reprint.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Rube Goldberg's Side Show / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper comic strip page reprint.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
C'mon, Nippie-- Pete won't come out now!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Sunday newspaper comic strip page reprints with a one row strip titled "Nippie" running along the top.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Stop, thief!! You can't escape the Doll Man!"]
    Doll Man
  2. 1. ["Oh Doctor- I always have to unwrap things"]
    Off the Record
  3. 2. [The FBI Agent Killing]
    The Clock
  4. 3. ["Jane, I'm going to like this lake"]
    Jane Arden; Lena Pry
  5. 4. [The Phoney Gold Shipment]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  6. 5. A Lively Day
    Bungle Family
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  8. 7. ["Don't take drinkin' water outta th' well"]
    Off the Record
  9. 8. [Collision at Sea]
    Spin Shaw
  10. 9. ["Ned, our old rivals, the Commerce students"]
    Ned Brant
  11. 10. [The Fate of the DRAGON]
    Captain Fortune
  12. 11. ["Vincent's Diary -- I didn't know that he was keeping one..."]
    Lala Palooza
  13. 12. [The Bomber Engine Robberies]
    Doll Man
  14. 13. ["Hey Pop -- look -- there's a man throwing knives at a lady!"]
    Big Top
  15. 14. [The Bridge Blasters]
    Rance Keane
  16. 15. ["Now here is the man"]
    Joe Palooka
  17. 16. ["Just give me ways and means"]
    Dixie Dugan; Good Deed Dotty
  18. 17. Smoke Screen
  19. 18. ["Say- are ya sure we're takin' this money"]
    Off The Record
  20. 19. The World's First Vault over Fourteen Feet
    They're Still Talking
  21. 20. [The Dr. Croft Ruby Mystery: Part 1]
    Charlie Chan
  22. 21. ["Hmm- some pitcher-- the Square Shooter!"]
    Toddy
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Mortimer Mum
  24. 23. ["Gee, Benton- just when you need money most"]
    Slim and Tubby
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  26. 25. ["C'mon, Nippie-- Pete won't come out now!"]
    Mickey Finn; Nippie
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