(September 1940)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
?
Editing:
Will Eisner
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; Merlin the Magician (inset); Wonder Boy (inset); Sally O'Neil (inset); Pen Miller (inset)

[Yiffendi Invades the Phillipines] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner; Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; Mias (villain, introduction death); Yiffendi (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Uncle Sam steps in to aid the Philippines against an expansionist power of Mias and his brute of a general, Yiffendi, rallying the locals to take back their land.

Indexer Notes

Credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[War of the Airlines] (Table of Contents)

Prop Powers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum [as Lynn Bird]
Pencils:
Witmer Williams?
Inks:
Witmer Williams?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Prop Powers; Mr. Wallace (first appearance; president of an airline)

[The Gem of Mrs. Bigstone] (Table of Contents)

Sally O'Neil Policewoman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum [as Frank Kearn]
Pencils:
Chuck Mazoujian
Inks:
Chuck Mazoujian
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sally O'Neil; Shifty Sue and her gang (first appearance; villains); Mrs. Bigstone (first appearance); Gil Moore (first appearance)

[New York Championship Bout] (Table of Contents)

Kid Dixon / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Bob Reynolds]
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Kid Dixon [Danny "Kid" Dixon]; Jack Dempsey; The heavyweight champion (first appearance)
Synopsis:
The heavyweight champion loses his crown to Kid Dixon.

[Dredge's Orphanage] (Table of Contents)

Merlin the Magician / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Merlin the Magician [Jock Kellog]; Miss Lovewell (introduction); Mickey (introduction); Dredge (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Lance Blackwood, according to the Who's Who, is a by-line found on this strip, and is also the pen name of Dan Zolnerowich. Zolne did no writing to my knowledge and the Who's Who lists him as artist only for this feature. Added by Craig Delich 2013-7-17.

The Human Guinea Pig (Table of Contents)

Yankee Doodle Boy / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum [as Anthony Lamb]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Yankee Doodle Boy

[Rescuing the South American Expedition] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum [as Jerry Maxwell]
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Boy

[The Return of Amnozo] (Table of Contents)

Cyclone / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Tony Rawlins] (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Cyclone; Amnozo (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Tony Rawlins was a by-line on this feature and was not necessarily a real person.

Fifth Racket Witness Murdered (Table of Contents)

Pen Miller / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Klaus Nordling [as Klaus]
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling [as Klaus]
Inks:
Klaus Nordling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Pen Miller; Nuckle (first appearance; villain); Benny Slugesi (first appearance; villain); a lawyer (first appearance; villain; death); various gangsters (first appearance; villains; death); Miss Bystand (first appearance)

[Olesen's Revenge] (Table of Contents)

Paul Bunyan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Herman Bolstein [as Storey Weaver]
Pencils:
John Celardo
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Paul Bunyan; Olesen (first appearance; villain; death)
Keywords:
folklore

["This's yer first bear hunt in Alaska, McDuff."] (Table of Contents)

Windy Breeze / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Newcombe (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Newcombe (signed)
Inks:
Bill Newcombe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Windy Breeze
Reprints:

[The Prince and the Pauper: 1940] (Table of Contents)

Kid Patrol / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Dan Wilson]
Pencils:
Charles Nicholas
Inks:
Charles Nicholas
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor; children
Characters:
Kid Patrol; Percy (first appearance; joins the Kid Patrol); Duke and his gang (first appearance; villains)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. [Yiffendi Invades the Phillipines]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [War of the Airlines]
    Prop Powers
  4. 3. [The Gem of Mrs. Bigstone]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  5. 4. [New York Championship Bout]
    Kid Dixon
  6. 5. [Dredge's Orphanage]
    Merlin the Magician
  7. 6. The Human Guinea Pig
    Yankee Doodle Boy
  8. 7. [Rescuing the South American Expedition]
    Wonder Boy
  9. 8. [The Return of Amnozo]
    Cyclone
  10. 9. Fifth Racket Witness Murdered
    Pen Miller
  11. 10. [Olesen's Revenge]
    Paul Bunyan
  12. 11. ["This's yer first bear hunt in Alaska, McDuff."]
    Windy Breeze
  13. 12. [The Prince and the Pauper: 1940]
    Kid Patrol
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky