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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711 (DC unpublished)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 (DC)

Amorpho

Archer

Atmos Fear

Big Shot

Beauty

Bela Jet

Black Bat (Quality version)

Black Condor (DC)

Black Death

Blackhawks (DC)

Blackout (Quality version)

Black Shark

Blaze Barton

Blue Tracer (DC unpublished)

Bozo the Iron Man (The Robot)

Brain Master

Cadava

Captain Triumph (DC)

The Clock (Centaur, DC, Dynamite)

Cobra (Quality version)

Corpse

Corsair Queen

Crimesmith

Crossbow

Crystal Queen

Cyanide Cindy

Cyclone Space Pioneer

Death Patrol

Destiny (DC)

Destroying Demon

Doll Man (DC)

Doll Girl (DC)

Dr. Thirteen (Quality version)

The Dragon

Espionage ( Black X) (DC unpublished)

Figure

Firebrand (DC)

G-2

Ghost of Flanders

Granite Lady

Grasshopper

Great Defender

Green Lizard

Hand of Horror

Her Highness

Invisible Hood

Iron Emperor

Just 'N Right

Human Bomb (DC)

Huntress (Quality version)

Invisible Hood (DC)

Jane Arden (precursor to Lois Lane)

Jester (DC)

Jester (villian)

Jets

Joe Hercules (DC)

Kid Eternity (DC)

Kid Patrol

King Killer

Lady Luck (IDW, DC)

Laughing Puppeteer

Leopard Man (Quality version)

Lightning Man

Madame Doom

Madame Fatal (DC)

Madame Serpina

Magno (DC)

Manhunter (DC)

Margo the Magician

Marmaduke the Mouse

Marksman (DC)

Master Man

Merlin the Magician (DC unpublished)

Midnight (DC)

Miss America

Miss Fear

Mr, Aqua

Mr. Green

Mr. Keeper (DC)

Mr. Pointer

Monsieur X

Molly the Model

Mouthpiece (DC unpublished)

Neon the Unknown (DC)

Peg Leg Friel (DC unpublished)

Phantom Lady (Quality, Fox, DC)

Plastic Man (DC)

Purple Shirts

Porcupine (Quality version)

Quicksilver (DC)

Raven (DC unpublished)

The Ray (DC)

Red Bee ( DC)

Red, White, Blue

Red Torpedo (DC)

Riverman

Rusty Ryan (DC)

Sadly Sadly

Samar

Scarlet Seal

Silk (DC)

The Sniper

Spider Widow (DC)

Strange Turns

Stretcho

Stormy Foster (DC)

Supermo

Suratai

Sword (Quality version)

Thrilla

Tiger Woman

Tom Thumb (Quality version)

Tor

Torchy (creator owned)

The Unknown (DC)

Uncle Sam (DC)

USA

Veda the Cobra Woman

The Voice, Invisible Detective

The War Wheel (Quality version)

The Whistler

Wasp (Quality version)

Wildfire (DC)

The Whip (Quality version)

Wonder Boy (DC unpublished)

Xaxol

X of the Underground

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

Yankee Eagle

Zero: Ghost Detective

The Spirit (DC)

Commissioner Dolan (DC)

Dr, Cobra (DC)

The Octopus (DC)

Hazel P. Macbeth (DC)

Mister Carrion (DC)

P'Gell (DC)

Sand Saref (DC)

Silken Floss (DC)

Darling O' Shea (DC)

Lorelie Rox (DC)

Silk Satin (DC)

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 refered 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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