(February 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
Will Eisner
Format:
Color; Standard Golden Age US; Saddle-Stitched; Newsprint; Ongoing

Issue Notes

Statement of Ownership:
Comic Magazines Inc 322 Main St Stamford, CT
Editor: William E. Eisner 202 E 44th St New York, NY
Owners: Everett M. Arnold 198 Shore Rd Old Greenwich, CT, Claire C. Arnold
Fred A. Little 4006 Grand Ave Des Moines Iowa
Henry P. Martin 8 Foster Dr. Des Moines Iowa
Printed in Cleveland Ohio.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
occult; war
Characters:
Uncle Sam
Reprints:

[Spy With Two Faces] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Will Eisner?
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Dan Zolnerowich
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult; war
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Buddy; Yoritomo Rawlins (first appearance; villain; death); Hirohito (villain); Mrs. Rawlins (first appearance; villain); the Japanese (villains; some die)

[Broadway Flossie] (Table of Contents)

Sally O'Neil Policewoman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sally O'Neil; Broadway Flossie (first appearance; villain); Tony (first appearance; villain); their gang (first appearance; villains)

[The Skating Contest] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; children
Characters:
Kid Patrol [Teddy; Porky; Sunshine]; Jerad Whooperwool (first appearance; villain)

[South American Sabotage Scheme] (Table of Contents)

Prop Powers / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy? [as Lynn Byrd]
Inks:
Arthur Peddy?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Prop Powers; Anita and her gang of spies (first appearance; villains); their leader (first appearance; villain; death)

["Here it is five o'clock and I haven't done my good deed for today yet"] (Table of Contents)

Windy Breeze / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony DiPreta? [as Tom Taylor]
Inks:
Tony DiPreta?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Windy Breeze

[Four-Man Fight] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Kid Dixon [Danny "Kid" Dixon]; Gorgy Hill and his gang (first appearance; villains)

[The Rocket Destructor] (Table of Contents)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Nick Cardy?
Inks:
Nick Cardy?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Quicksilver [Max]; Albert Cruch (first appearance; villain)

[The Bridge Busters] (Table of Contents)

Wonder Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum
Pencils:
Nick Cardy? [as Jerry Maxwell]
Inks:
Nick Cardy?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Boy; Oskar Kruber and his spy ring (first appearance; villains)

[The Wisdom of Ancient Greece] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Toni Blum [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Inks:
Arthur Peddy [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult; superhero
Characters:
Merlin the Magician [Jock Kellog]; Oracle of Delphi (introduction); Cyclops (introduction); the Minotaur (introduction); Ribbo (villain, introduction, probable death); Gasolini (villain, introduction, probable death); Molo (villain, introduction, probable death)
Synopsis:
Arriving at a museum, Merlin summons the spirit of the Greek Oracle of Delphi, who empowers him to return to his era and send Axis tyrants back to ancient Greece. After forcing the three to call off their troops, the dictators were left as prey for ancient monsters. When Merlin returns to the 20th Century, he witnesses a return to peace in Europe!

Indexer Notes

Lance Blackwood, according to the Who's Who, is a by-line found on this strip (and was a pen-name for early artist Dan Zolnerowich). Writer ID from the Who's Who. Added by Craig Delich 2013-7-18.

Kidnapped In the Sky (Table of Contents)

Yankee Doodle Boy / text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Yankee Doodle Boy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Everett M. Arnold
Letters:
typeset

[The Furbish Line Disasters] (Table of Contents)

Pen Miller / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Klaus Nordling
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Inks:
Klaus Nordling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Pen Miller; Mr. Fusing (first appearance; villain); a harbor pilot (first appearance; villain)

[Paul Bunyan Joins the Army] (Table of Contents)

Paul Bunyan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Paul Bunyan; Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Paul Bunyan joins the Army.
Keywords:
folklore

[The Beauty Shop Murder] (Table of Contents)

Jack and Jill / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chuck Mazoujian [as Lowell Riggs] (signed)
Inks:
Chuck Mazoujian [as Lowell Riggs] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Jack Doe; Jill Doe; J. J. Burton (villain, introduction); un-named spies (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance was in Hit Comics #7.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. [Spy With Two Faces]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [Broadway Flossie]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  4. 3. [The Skating Contest]
    Kid Patrol
  5. 4. [South American Sabotage Scheme]
    Prop Powers
  6. 5. ["Here it is five o'clock and I haven't done my good deed for today yet"]
    Windy Breeze
  7. 6. [Four-Man Fight]
    Kid Dixon
  8. 7. [The Rocket Destructor]
    Quicksilver
  9. 8. [The Bridge Busters]
    Wonder Boy
  10. 9. [The Wisdom of Ancient Greece]
    Merlin the Magician
  11. 10. Kidnapped In the Sky
    Yankee Doodle Boy
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. [The Furbish Line Disasters]
    Pen Miller
  14. 13. [Paul Bunyan Joins the Army]
    Paul Bunyan
  15. 14. [The Beauty Shop Murder]
    Jack and Jill
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