(May 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-03-27
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 and a volume number found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 448828. Volume number not listed in the indicia.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Doll Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha-ha! You should know that no fist can hold the Doll Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Mickey Finn (inset); Lala Palooza (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Rance Keane (inset); Big Top (inset); Rance Keane (inset); Reynolds of the Mounted (inset); Bruce Blackburn (inset); The Ghost Detective (inset); The Voice (inset); Captain Fortune (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset)

[The Sins of Anton Bock] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Doll Man / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Dr. Roberts; Martha Roberts; Caleb (introduction); unnamed Sheriff (introduction); Anton Bock (villain, introduction); Bock's spy ring [Butch; unnamed others] (villains, introduction for all, one dies)
Synopsis
Professor Roberts has perfected a powerful gas, a gas too dangerous to sell or even use, so he decides to destroy it. Before he can do so, he is kidnapped from his lab. Later, Darrel and Martha track his movements to the waterfront, where there are strange lights of red, blue and green, as well as mysterious noises. Doll Man steps in to corner the crooks and save Professor Roberts.
Reprints

[The Capture of Castle Balomar] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Captain Fortune [Tyrone Fortune]; Duke Edward (villain; death)
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Devlin (signed)
Inks
John Devlin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh! A new show on the midway an is it packin' 'em in!
Genre
humor

[The Three-Fingered Ogre] (Table of Contents: 4)

Zero, Ghost Detective / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich [as Arthur Hamon Doyle] (signed)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich [as Arthur Hamon Doyle] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Zero (the ghost detective, introduction); Mr. Bleeker (introduction); Mary Bleeker (introduction); John Bleeker (introduction, death); Peter Bleeker (villain, a zombie, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Zero investigates the ghostly return of three brothers, who in their youth had made a pact: if one of them were to die, he must return in the form of an ogre, to care for the others. In adulthood, one of the brothers died, returned as an ogre, and killed a brother. Zero unearthed the body and drove a stake through its heart.

Indexer Notes

Dan Zolnerowich created Zero.

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

Zero's clients referred to him as Mr. Zero.

[The Medicine Man's Scheme] (Table of Contents: 5)

Reynolds of the Mounted / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Sakru (first appearance; villain); Wade and his gang (first appearance; villains)

[The Snatch of the Plane Plans] (Table of Contents: 6)

Spin Shaw / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Spin Shaw [Capt. S. R. "Spin" Shaw]; G. Roland Lorber (first appearance; villain); Inez (first appearance; villain); Joe (first appearance; villain); Fingers (first appearance; villain); Arndt (first appearance; villain)

Super Salesmanship (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza

Indexer Notes

Includes a Flash Gordon / Buck Rogers parody.

[The Murder of Bus Pritchard] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rance Keane; Bus Pritchard (first appearance; death); a murderer (first appearance; villain)

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

Only Kiddin' / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I know you wanna reduce, Mama
Genre
humor

Living Dead Men (Table of Contents: 10)

Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Campbell
Pencils
Henry Weston Taylor
Inks
Henry Weston Taylor
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Captain Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy (introduction, origin); Lieutenant Jackson (introduction, Blackburn's double); Colonel Jordan (introduction, War Department Officer); Schwartz (villain, introduction); Smits (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Blackburn and Jackson fake their own deaths by placing two medical school corpses in a car, setting it on fire, and pushing it over a cliff, all because someone had leaked a picture of Blackburn to the newspapers. Then, to hide their identities, both men go to a plastic surgeon, who alters their features to new, identical, appearances. Using an antique store as a front for their espionage, they catch the man who blew their covers.

Indexer Notes

Artist name correction from Henry Taylor Weston to Henry Weston Taylor by Craig Delich 2012-8-27.

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who. The character was created by Harry Francis Campbell.

[The Insurance Murder Plot] (Table of Contents: 11)

Rusty Ryan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan (introduction, origin); Inhabitants of Boyville [Smiley Scott; Bobby; Ed; Whitey; Scotty] introduction); Cappy Jenks (introduction); Mr. Hicks (introduction); Lockhart (villain, introduction); Spear (villain, introduction)
Reprints
Keywords
Boyville

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits from Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

Gold of Atlantis (Table of Contents: 12)

Perry Scott / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert M. Hyatt
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott (first appearance)

[Origin of the Voice] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Voice / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Stan Asch
Inks
Stan Asch
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
The Voice [Mr. Elixir] (introduction, origin); Fogarty (introduction); John Martinson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
In 1790, a ship sinks due to a typhoon in the South Seas, and a man, his wife, and their son survive. They drift toward a tropical isle, where they subsist on rare, life-giving herbs. Soon, the parents die, but the herbs allow the boy to somehow survive. 150 years later, a ship stops by the isle and rescues an old man, taking him to London. There, he finds out he needs the herbs to live. He recreates the plant, which gives him super-strength. To fight crime, he sets up crooks, then he tips off the police by radio messages as "Elixir -- The Voice!"
Reprints

[Origin of Poison Ivy] (Table of Contents: 14)

Poison Ivy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy (first appearance; origin); Mr. Ivy (Poison's father); Mrs. Ivy (Poison's mother)

[Origin of Samar] (Table of Contents: 15)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Ted Cain]
Pencils
Nick Cardy ?
Inks
Nick Cardy ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar (first appearance; origin); Mali (first appearance); Tino (first appearance; villain; death)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So your Uncle Phil has been learnin' how to paint signs, eh Mickey?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Ha-ha! You should know that no fist can hold the Doll Man!"]
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. [The Sins of Anton Bock]
    The Doll Man
  3. 2. [The Capture of Castle Balomar]
    Captain Fortune
  4. 3. ["Gosh! A new show on the midway an is it packin' 'em in!"]
    Big Top
  5. 4. [The Three-Fingered Ogre]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  6. 5. [The Medicine Man's Scheme]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  7. 6. [The Snatch of the Plane Plans]
    Spin Shaw
  8. 7. Super Salesmanship
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [The Murder of Bus Pritchard]
    Rance Keane
  10. 9. ["I know you wanna reduce, Mama"]
    Only Kiddin'
  11. 10. Living Dead Men
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  12. 11. [The Insurance Murder Plot]
    Rusty Ryan
  13. 12. Gold of Atlantis
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. [Origin of the Voice]
    The Voice
  15. 14. [Origin of Poison Ivy]
    Poison Ivy
  16. 15. [Origin of Samar]
    Samar
  17. 16. ["So your Uncle Phil has been learnin' how to paint signs, eh Mickey?"]
    Mickey Finn
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