Quality Communications

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For the American Golden Age comic book publisher formed in 1939, see Quality Comics.
Quality Communications
Founded 1982
Founder Dez Skinn
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location London
Publication types Comic magazines, Magazines
Fiction genres Superheroes, Science fiction, Horror

Quality Communications is a British publishing company founded by Dez Skinn in 1982. Quality was initially formed to publish the award-winning monthly comics anthology Warrior. The company has been involved with comics in both the UK and the U.S., mainly with reprint material from Warrior and repackaging 2000 AD material for the U.S. market. Quality was also involved in the U.S. completion of Marvelman and V for Vendetta.

Quality's main period as a comics publisher was from 1982–1988. In 1990, the company launched the comics trade magazine Comics International, which Skinn published and edited for the following 16 years. His "Sez Dez" column was a regular feature in issues #100–#200, at which point Skinn sold the magazine in 2006 to Cosmic Publications.

More recently, Quality has published Toy Max, a magazine for toy collectors, and the hardcovers The Art of John Watkiss and Comix: The Underground Revolution. In 2008, Quality Communications took over publishing The Jack Kirby Quarterly.

Comics titles published[edit]

  • Halls of Horror (1982) — 1 issue
  • Marvelman Special (1984) — 1 issue
  • Scavengers (1986–1988) — 26 issues
  • Warrior (Mar. 1982 - Jan. 1985) — 26 issues

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