(July 1940)

Quality Comics, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-05-24
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

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Lala Palooza (inset); Spin Shaw (inset); Rance Keane (inset); Captain Fortune [Tyrone Fortune] (inset); Zero (inset); Poison Ivy (inset); Samar (inset); Rusty Ryan (inset); Reynolds of the Mounted (inset); Big Top (inset); Mickey Finn (inset)
Reprints

[El Diablo Blanco] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doll Man [Darrel Dane]; Professor Roberts; Martha Roberts; El Diablo Blanco (horse descended from Montezuma's own horse); Wampum (an Indian, introduction, Professor Robert's friend) Cortez (introduction, flashback); Montezuma (introduction, flashback); Tod Gunther (introduction); Quincy Gregg (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Doll Man hides himself behind El Diablo Blanco to give the impression that the steed can talk, an act which helps Wampum save his land. The horse is then tamed by Doll Man and used to pursue his enemy right off a cliff.
Reprints

[Sacrifice at Tafu] (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]; an Aztec queen (introduction); a high priest (introduction); a giant (villain, introduction, death)

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

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

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

Genre
humor

[Ghost of the Coolnook Church] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Toni Blum [as Noel Fowler] (signed)
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Zero; Rev. Atwell (introduction); Jean Atwell (introduction); Buno (introduction); a ghost (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

[The Wildman of Wolf's Head Bay] (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
Tom Paxton (first appearance; villain); The "Wildman" (first appearance); Marie DuBois (first appearance); Madam DuBois (first appearance); Jean (first appearance)

[Arctic Survival Mission] (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]; Muggsy (first appearance); Mr. Carter (first appearance); Dorothy Carter (first appearance)

[Super Chap] (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

Superman satire.

[The Shakespeare Snatch] (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; Lola Pritchard; Prof. Thespis (first appearance)

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

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

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

strip reprints

[The One-Man Brooklyn Dodgers] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Poison Ivy
Synopsis
Poison Ivy plays on behalf of the Brooklyn Dodgers -- and beats the New York Yankees 268 to nothing.

The Black Mask (Table of Contents: 11)

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]; The Black Mask (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Voice begins fielding requests for help and installs a special one-way mirror to use when he interviews his clients, speaking to them from the mirror. One of the requests leads the Voice to engage the mysterious Black Mask in battle.

Indexer Notes

Stan Asch created the Voice, but the Who's Who does not credit him with writing the feature.

Flaming River (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Robert M. Hyatt
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Perry Scott

The Hearing Eye (Table of Contents: 13)

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
Capt. Bruce Blackburn; Carlos (villain, introduction); Josef (villain, introduction); two un-named spies (villains, introduction for both)

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

[Mystery in the Mine Shaft] (Table of Contents: 14)

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; Rocky (villain, introduction); Hank (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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

[The Panther Men] (Table of Contents: 15)

Samar / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Celardo ? [as John Charles]
Inks
John Celardo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Samar; Nolon (first appearance); Lan (first appearance); The Panther Men (first appearance; villains); Nako (first appearance; villain)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Doll Man
  2. 1. [El Diablo Blanco]
    The Doll Man
  3. 2. [Sacrifice at Tafu]
    Captain Fortune
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Big Top
  5. 4. [Ghost of the Coolnook Church]
    Zero, Ghost Detective
  6. 5. [The Wildman of Wolf's Head Bay]
    Reynolds of the Mounted
  7. 6. [Arctic Survival Mission]
    Spin Shaw
  8. 7. [Super Chap]
    Lala Palooza
  9. 8. [The Shakespeare Snatch]
    Rance Keane
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Mickey Finn
  11. 10. [The One-Man Brooklyn Dodgers]
    Poison Ivy
  12. 11. The Black Mask
    The Voice
  13. 12. Flaming River
    Perry Scott
  14. 13. The Hearing Eye
    Capt. Bruce Blackburn, Counterspy
  15. 14. [Mystery in the Mine Shaft]
    Rusty Ryan
  16. 15. [The Panther Men]
    Samar
This issue was most recently modified by:
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