Quality Comics last edited by brvtvs on 02/14/20 03:03PM View full history

Quality Comics went out of business in 1957 after having sold the rights to most of their characters to DC Comics, including Blackhawk, Doll Man, Uncle Sam, the Human Bomb, the Black Condor, Phantom Lady, the Ray, Miss America, the Manhunter, the Red Bee, Firebrand, Max Mercury (the Golden Age Quicksilver), Plastic Man and the Spirit. These characters continued to be published and updated by DC Comics.

Other characters from Quality Comics such as Midnight, 711, Neon the Unknown, the Red Torpedo and the Invisible Hood were also acquired by DC Comics. After a period of only a few appearances, these characters lapsed into limbo or into the public domain.

Some of the original characters published by Quality Comics are:

711 (DC unpublished)

Ace of Space

Alias the Spider (Quality, DC)



Atmos Fear


Bela Jet

Big Shot (Quality version)

Black Bat (Quality version)

Black Condor (Quality, DC)

Black Death

Blackhawks (Quality, DC)

Blackout (Quality version) (Villain)

Black Shark

Blaze Barton

Blue Tracer (DC unpublished)

Bozo the Iron Man (The Robot)

Brain Master

Brick Bat

Burp the Twerp


Captain Triumph (Quality, DC)

The Clock (Centaur, Quality, DC, Dynamite)

Cobra (Quality version)


Corsair Queen

Crimesmith (Quality version)

Crossbow (Quality version)

Crystal Queen

Cyanide Cindy

Cyclone Space Pioneer

Death Patrol

Destiny (Quality, DC) (Quality version)

Destroying Demon

Doctor Claw

Doll Man (Quality, DC)

Doll Girl (Quality, DC)

Dr. Thirteen (Quality version)

The Dragon

Espionage (Black X) (DC unpublished) (created by Will Eisner)


Firebrand (Quality, DC)


General Tala (Quality, Dell, Gold Key, Dynamite)

Ghost of Flanders

Granite Lady


Great Defender

Green Lizard

Hand of Horror

Her Highness (Quality, DC)

Human Bomb (Quality, DC)

Huntress (Quality version)

Invisible Hood (Quality, DC)

Iron Emperor (Quality version)

Jane Arden (precursor to Lois Lane)

Jester (Quality, DC) (Hero)

Jester (Villain)


Joe Hercules (Quality, DC)

Just N Right

Kid Eternity (Quality, DC)

Kid Patrol

King Killer

Lady Luck (Quality, IDW, DC)

Laughing Puppeteer

Leopard Man (Quality version)

Lightning Man

Madame Doom

Madame Fatal (Quality, DC)

Madame Serpina

Magno (Quality, DC)

Manhunter (Quality, DC)

Margo the Magician

Marmaduke the Mouse

Marksman (Quality, DC)

Master Man (Quality version)

Merlin the Magician (Quality, DC)

Midnight (Quality, DC)

Miss America (Quality, DC)

Miss Fear

Mr. Aqua

Mr. Green

Mr. Keeper (Quality, DC)

Mr. Pointer

Molly the Model

Monsieur X

Mouthpiece (DC unpublished)

Neon the Unknown (Quality, DC)

Peg Leg Friel (DC unpublished)

Phantom Lady (Fox, Quality, DC)

Plastic Man (Quality, DC)

Purple Shirts

Porcupine (Quality version)

Quicksilver (Quality, DC) (Quality version)

Raven (DC unpublished) (Quality version)

The Ray (Quality, DC)

Red Bee (Quality, DC)

Red, White, and Blue

Red Torpedo (Quality, DC)


Rusty Ryan (Quality, DC)

Sadly Sadly


Scarlet Seal (Quality, DC)

Silk (Quality, DC)

The Sniper

Spider (Quality version)

Spider Widow (Quality, DC)

Steel Hand (Quality version)

Steel Harrigan

Strange Turns

Stretcho (Quality version)

Stormy Foster (Quality, DC)



Sword (Quality version)


Tiger Woman

Tom Thumb (Quality version)

Tor (Quality version)

Torchy (creator owned)

The Barker (Quality, DC)

The Spirit (Quality, Fiction House, Harvey, Dark Horse, DC, Dynamite)

The Unknown (Quality, DC) (Quality version)

Uncle Sam (Quality, DC)

USA, the Spirit of Old Glory

Veda the Cobra Woman


The Voice, Invisible Detective (Quality, Dell)

The War Wheel (Quality, DC) (Quality version)

Wasp (Quality version)

The Whistler

The Whip (Quality version)

Wildfire (Quality, DC) (Quality version)

Wings Wendell

Witch Quenn

Wonder Boy (DC unpublished) (Quality version)


X of the Underground

X-5 Secret Agent (changed to G-5 by DC)

Yankee Eagle

Zero: Ghost Detective (Quality, Moonstone)

Zorro (Quality, Dell, Gold Key, Dynamite)

The Spirit (Quality, DC, Dynamite)

Commissioner Dolan (Quality, DC, Dynamite)

Dr, Cobra (Quality, DC, Dynamite)

The Octopus (Quality, DC, Dynamite)

Hazel P. Macbeth (Quality, DC. Dynamite)

Mister Carrion (Quality, DC, Dynamite)

P'Gell (Quality, DC, Dynamite)

Sand Saref (Quality, DC, Dynamite)

Silken Floss (Quality, DC, Dynamite)

Darling O' Shea (Quality, DC, Dynamite)

Lorelie Rox (Quality, DC, Dynamite)

Silk Satin (Quality, DC, Dynamite)

DC published an Elseworlds title called JLA Destiny where many of the Quality heroes founded the JLA and were funded by Thomas Wayne. The original members were The Clock, Manhunter, Midnight, and Destiny. The Unknown, Spider Widow, Wildfire, and Destiny were characters that were based on their 1940's counter-parts. Joe Hercules and Stormy Foster appeared in Golden Age a DC Elseworlds title. Stormy would later make his New 52 debut in Earth 2. The Spirit was originally in newspapers that would later appear in Police Comics. 711, Blue Tracer, Black X, Merlin the Magician, and Raven have not made any appearances in DC canon. Bozo the Robot, Madame Fatal, Mouthpiece, and Wonder Boy have only been referred to and Lady Luck is published by IDW publishing. Lady Luck will make her DC appearance in Phantom Stranger 6. Stormy Foster and Torchy were the only characters that remained creator owned. Madame Fatale appeared in The Shade Mini series which was one of the few mini series published after The New 52.

Some of these characters have separate pages while others do not. There was a character named Mouthpiece in the 1999 Doctor Midnight mini series; it is unknown if he is related to the Quality character of the same name. Image Comics reimagned the Golden Age characters and published Crack Comics #63 as an anthology one shot around 2008. Most of the characters are owned by DC may have lapsed into the Public Domain. The characters story arcs that continued were The Mouthpiece, Molly the Model, Alias the Spider, Wildfire, and Captain Triumph.


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