(April 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-02-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites Inc.
Editing
Edward Cronin

Issue Notes

On sale date given in the previous issue.

On sale date confirmed by the publication date and a volume number was found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 449966. Volume number not listed in the indicia.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mickey Finn / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Cronin ?
Inks
Ed Cronin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ladies! Would you like to put your head on this figure?
Genre
humor
Characters
Mickey Finn; The Clock [Brian O'Brien] (inset); The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Lala Palooza (inset); Joe Palooka (inset); Big Top (inset); Reynolds of the Mounties (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Captain Fortune (inset); Jane Arden (inset); Ned Bryant (inset); Rance Keane (inset)

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

Off the Record / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Reed (signed)
Pencils
Ed Reed (signed)
Inks
Ed Reed ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

This is the inside-front cover, and is printed in two-tone reds only.

[The Death Room] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Tim Smith; Grimes (villain, jewel thief, introduction)
Synopsis
Doll Man borrows a model plane owned by Tim Smith to use as his personal aircraft in going after Grimes, a hideous jewel thief. After capturing the felon, Doll Man returns the plane to Smith along with a $10 bill.
Reprints

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: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • Reprints from Rube Goldberg's Side Show Sunday (Rube Goldberg) XXXX-XX-XX

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Monte Barrett (signed)
Pencils
Russell Ross (signed as Russell E. Ross)
Inks
Russell Ross (signed as Russell E. Ross)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama; adventure
Reprints
  • Reprint of four Jane Arden Sunday pages (Register and Tribune Syndicate)
Keywords
soap opera

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Feature Comics. Jane Arden will move to Crack Comics (Quality Comics, 1940 Series) starting with issue #1.

[The Wicked Duke] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Vern Henkel (signed as Vernon Henkel)
Pencils
Vern Henkel (signed as Vernon Henkel)
Inks
Vern Henkel (signed as Vernon Henkel)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical; adventure
Characters
Captain Fortune [Tyrone Fortune]; Duke Edward of Kent (first appearance; villain)
Reprints

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

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

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

Genre
humor

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

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

Script
Ham Fisher (signed)
Pencils
Ham Fisher (signed)
Inks
Ham Fisher (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Reprints
  • Reprint of four Joe Palooka Sunday pages (McNaught Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Feature Comics, and in a Quality publication. Joe Palooka reprints appear next in a comic book in Big Shot Comics (Columbia, 1940 series) #1 (May 1940).

[Cal Hennings's Rustlers] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Toddy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Marcoux (signed)
Pencils
George Marcoux (signed)
Inks
George Marcoux (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Feature Comics, and in comic books in general.
The feature is on two half-pages, with Mortimer Mum.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Bill Sakren (signed as Sakren)
Pencils
Bill Sakren (signed as Sakren)
Inks
Bill Sakren (signed as Sakren)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Feature Comics, and in comic books in general.
The feature is on two half-pages, with Toddy.

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

Off the Record / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Reed (signed)
Pencils
Ed Reed (signed)
Inks
Ed Reed ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

[The Poison Gas Formula] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
George Brenner ?
Pencils
George Brenner (signed as Geo E. Brenner)
Inks
George Brenner (signed as Geo E. Brenner)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Feature Logo
The Clock Strikes
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Clock [Brian O'Brien]; Police Captain Kane (cameo); Benny (airfield mechanic); Heizer (villain, introduction); foreign spy ring (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
While pursing thieves who had stolen a secret military poison gas formula, the Clock leaps from his airplane and lands on another below. The crooks use the gas on him, but he is unaffected, and he theorizes that his mask must have been wet and prevented the gas from penetrating.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Feature Comics. The Clock will move to Crack Comics (Quality Comics, 1940 Series) starting with issue #1.

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

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

[Jasper Orin, Gun Runner] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
aviation; adventure
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; Jasper Orin (first appearance; villain)

[Episode 31] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Genre
adventure; aviation; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Feature Comics, and in comic books in general.

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

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

Script
Bob Zuppke (signed)
Pencils
Walt Depew (signed as R. W. Depew)
Inks
Walt Depew (signed as R. W. Depew)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Reprints
  • Reprint of four Sunday pages (Register and Tribune Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Feature Comics. Ned Bryant will move to Crack Comics (Quality Comics, 1940 Series) starting with issue #1.

[The Dr. Croft Ruby Mystery: Part 2] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Alfred Andriola (signed)
Pencils
Alfred Andriola (signed)
Inks
Alfred Andriola (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Charlie Chan

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Feature Comics and in a Quality publication. Charlie Chan comic strip reprints appear next in a comic book in Big Shot Comics (Columbia, 1940 Series) #1 (May 1940).

Magic on the Rink (Table of Contents: 18)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert E. Jones (signed)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Open Season on Car Salesmen (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
H. J. Tuthill (signed)
Pencils
H. J. Tuthill (signed)
Inks
H. J. Tuthill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; domestic
Reprints
  • Reprint of two Sunday pages (McNaught Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Feature Comics and in a Quality publication. The Bungle Family reprints appear next in a comic book in Big Shot Comics (Columbia, 1940 Series) #1 (May 1940).

[The Escaped Convicts] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Art Pinajian (signed)
Pencils
Art Pinajian (signed)
Inks
Art Pinajian (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier; adventure; detective-mystery
Reprints

About Mike McTigue's Grand Display of Gameness (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Feature Comics. They're Still Talking will move (along with Ned Brant) to Crack Comics (Quality Comics, 1940 Series) starting with issue #1.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brain Derby full dress test...
Genre
humor
Reprints
  • Reprints from Rube Goldberg's Side Show Sunday (Rube Goldberg) XXXX-XX-XX

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Feature Comics. Rube Goldberg's Side Show will move to Crack Comics (Quality Comics, 1940 Series) starting with issue #1.

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

Dixie Dugan / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
J. P. McEvoy (signed)
Pencils
John Striebel (signed as J. H. Striebel)
Inks
John Striebel (signed as J. H. Striebel)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints
  • Reprint of two Sunday pages (McNaught Syndicate)

Indexer Notes

The top tier of each page features "Good Deed" Dotty.

Last appearance in Feature Funnies and in a Quality publication. Dixie Dugan reprints appear next in a comic book in Big Shot Comics (Columbia, 1940 Series) #1 (May 1940).

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

Off the Record / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ed Reed (signed)
Pencils
Ed Reed (signed)
Inks
Ed Reed ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Feature Comics. Off the Record will move to Crack Comics (Quality Comics, 1940 Series) starting with issue #1.

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

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

Script
Lank Leonard (signed)
Pencils
Lank Leonard (signed)
Inks
Lank Leonard (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The top tier of each page is Nippie -- He's Often Wrong, also by Lank Leonard.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Ladies! Would you like to put your head on this figure?"]
    Mickey Finn
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  3. 2. [The Death Room]
    Doll Man
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Jane Arden
  6. 5. [The Wicked Duke]
    Captain Fortune
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Joe Palooka
  9. 8. [Cal Hennings's Rustlers]
    Rance Keane
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Toddy
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Mortimer Mum
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  13. 12. [The Poison Gas Formula]
    The Clock
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  15. 14. [Jasper Orin, Gun Runner]
    Spin Shaw
  16. 15. [Episode 31]
    Slim and Tubby
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Ned Brant
  18. 17. [The Dr. Croft Ruby Mystery: Part 2]
    Charlie Chan
  19. 18. Magic on the Rink
  20. 19. Open Season on Car Salesmen
    The Bungle Family
  21. 20. [The Escaped Convicts]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  22. 21. About Mike McTigue's Grand Display of Gameness
    They're Still Talking
  23. 22. ["Brain Derby full dress test..."]
    Rube Goldberg's Side Show
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Dixie Dugan
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Off the Record
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Keith Chandler
  • Craig Delich
  • Bill Devine
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Del Gruber
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Lou Mougin (R.I.P.)
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Len Wolinsky