(September 1949)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1949
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Favorites, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Elaine Allen
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going series

The Minstrel's Ballad of Mayhem! (Table of Contents)

Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Ward
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; The Minstrel
Reprints

The Minstrel's Ballad of Mayhem (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Professor Roberts; Martha Roberts; The Minstrel (villain)
Synopsis
Doll Man must over comes the thefts of valuable violins by a garish ghoul called the Minstrel.

Indexer Notes

The Minstrel has a totally different look, but is same villain as in Doll Man #23.
Writer's credit from Woolfolk's paybook, as reported in Martin OHearn's blog.

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

Big Top / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll practice my tough speech to the boss once again!
Genre
humor
Characters
Butch; Boss Jefferson Bangs
Synopsis
Butch is practicing a speech asking for a raise when Boss Bangs comes in. Butch gets so carried away that he punches his boss in the nose. Bangs gives him the raise.

Indexer Notes

Butch breaks the fourth wall in the final panel, saying "There's something all wrong with this page--it never happened this way before!"

[Bear Necessities] (Table of Contents: 3)

Rims / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Sahle
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Harry Sahle
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Lala Palooza / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've looked every place else...
Genre
humor
Characters
Vincent Palooza; Lala Palooza
Synopsis
Vince gets his arm stuck in a vase while searching for Lala's stash of money.

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

Lala Palooza / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Vincent! I hear a noise downstairs!
Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent Palooza
Synopsis
Lala hears a noise in their house at night. Vince goes down and sees two burglars, but tells Lala it's just a cat. He goes back to sleep as the criminals loot the house.

Music Sets Them Free (Table of Contents: 6)

Swing Sisson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Swing Sisson; Bonnie Baxter; Toby; J. J. Gropp (first appearance; villain); Bud Bryce (first appearance); Mr. Pringle (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Originally credited "John Rosenberger ?"
The art is similar to Kirkpatrick's work on several Sally O'Neil in National Comics and Hack O'Hara in Crack Comics. Many faces in sideview popping in from the sides, bony noses in frontview, very wide trouser legs, and also rather still standing figures. Inking uncertain, as she had much pencil work for Quality Comics.

Oh, You Beautiful Doll (Table of Contents: 7)

Doll Man / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]

[The Sacred Lion] (Table of Contents: 8)

Shenanigan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bart Tumey
Pencils
Bart Tumey
Inks
Bart Tumey
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Minstrel's Ballad of Mayhem!
    Doll Man
  2. 1. The Minstrel's Ballad of Mayhem
    Doll Man
  3. 2. ["I'll practice my tough speech to the boss once again!"]
    Big Top
  4. 3. [Bear Necessities]
    Rims
  5. 4. ["I've looked every place else..."]
    Lala Palooza
  6. 5. ["Vincent! I hear a noise downstairs!"]
    Lala Palooza
  7. 6. Music Sets Them Free
    Swing Sisson
  8. 7. Oh, You Beautiful Doll
    Doll Man
  9. 8. [The Sacred Lion]
    Shenanigan
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