(June 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-04-26
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 460350. Volume number not listed in the indicia.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lala Palooza / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Lala Palooza; Vincent; The Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (inset); Mickey Finn (inset); Captain Future [Tyrone Future] (inset); Spin Shaw (inset)

[Back from the Dead] (Table of Contents: 1)

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]; Professor Roberts; Molly Shean (introduction); Tim Shean (introduction); Gat Granet (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Darrel soon discovers that he no longer needs his special pill in order to shrink in size. Instead, he invents another pill that makes his body rigid and his heartbeat imperceptible.

[Rance's New York Adventure] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Rance Keane; Harry the Hawk (first appearance; villain)

Spy Scent (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Harry Campbell
Pencils
Harry Campbell
Inks
Harry Campbell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; spy
Characters
Captain Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy; Tanya Slavska (villain, introduction); Josef (villain, introduction); Karel (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

[Mona, Queen of the Apes] (Table of Contents: 4)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as John Charles]
Pencils
Robert Hayward Webb; Ann Brewster
Inks
Ann Brewster
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar; Mona (first appearance; villain; death)

[Join the Army] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy

Navy Planes in Mass Flight to Philippines (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] (first appearance); Princess Lahania (first appearance; villain); The Cherubus (first appearance; villain)

The Well Dressed Man (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

[The Lady Pirate] (Table of Contents: 8)

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]; a lady pirate (villain, introduction, death); Brak (villain, introduction, death)

The Solving of the World's Greatest Counterfeit Case (Table of Contents: 9)

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]; A counterfeiting gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The Voice brazenly takes control of a bank's speaker system to send an alert as the Voice, leading to the rescue of the bank's kidnapped president.

[The Mystery of the Bloody Sword] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Toni Blum
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Zero; Major Fawcett (introduction); Miss Fawcett (introduction); Mr. Fawcett (introduction, death); Ghosts of African slaves (villains, introduction for all, all die)

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

The Dead Return (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Robert M. Hyatt
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

[The Reforming of Mr. Grudge] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
adventure; children; spy
Characters
Rusty Ryan; Ed (introduction); Whitey (introduction); Mr. Grudge (villain, introduction, reforms)
Keywords
Boyville

Indexer Notes

Ed and Whitey are two boys of Boyville.

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

The Great Shotzo (Table of Contents: 13)

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: 14)

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
Ma, Mr. Jensen said he'd fix our parlor floor up fine for $10
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[Murder in the Beaver Mine] (Table of Contents: 15)

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
Slade (first appearance; villain)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Lala Palooza
  2. 1. [Back from the Dead]
    Doll Man
  3. 2. [Rance's New York Adventure]
    Rance Keane
  4. 3. Spy Scent
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  5. 4. [Mona, Queen of the Apes]
    Samar
  6. 5. [Join the Army]
    Poison Ivy
  7. 6. Navy Planes in Mass Flight to Philippines
    Spin Shaw
  8. 7. The Well Dressed Man
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [The Lady Pirate]
    Captain Fortune
  10. 9. The Solving of the World's Greatest Counterfeit Case
    The Voice
  11. 10. [The Mystery of the Bloody Sword]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  12. 11. The Dead Return
    Perry Scott
  13. 12. [The Reforming of Mr. Grudge]
    Rusty Ryan
  14. 13. The Great Shotzo
    Big Top
  15. 14. ["Ma, Mr. Jensen said he'd fix our parlor floor up fine for $10"]
    Mickey Finn
  16. 15. [Murder in the Beaver Mine]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
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