Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
There have been two comic book publishing companies by the name Quality Comics. The earliest was a USA-based company that operated from 1939 to 1956 and was one of premiere creative forces in the medium in the Golden Age of comic books.
The US company was started by Everett M. Arnold , a printer who saw the rapidly rising popularity of the comic book medium and decided to join the industry. He began by buying out the title, Feature Funnies, and added new titles which became the basis of the company.
Characters published by the company included:
- Plastic Man
- Doll Man
- Kid Eternity
- Phantom Lady
- Uncle Sam
- Black Condor
- Alias the Spider
Talents associated with the company included:
By the mid 1950s, interest in their stable of character declined considerably. After a foray into other genres like war, humour and horror, the company ceased operations in December, 1956. In addition, many of their properties were sold to National Periodical Publications (now DC Comics) which chose to keep only a few titles running like Blackhawk and GI Combat
Some Quality Comics titles like Blackhawk and Plastic Man have been reprinted by DC, while lesser known ones have been reprinted by AC Comics.
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