(April 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
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; Sally O'Neil (inset); Quicksilver (inset); Kid Patrol (inset)
Reprints:

[The Phony Heinrich Brun] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Will Eisner?
Pencils:
Mort Leav
Inks:
Mort Leav
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Heinrich Brun (first appearance; villain; an impostor); Statz (first appearance; villain); Klink (first appearance; villain); Doerer (first appearance; villain); Hans (first appearance; villain); Johan (first appearance; villain); Heinrich Brun (first appearance); Mr. Brun (first appearance); Mrs. Brun (first appearance); Paul Brun (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

formerly credited to Dan Zolnerowich

[Sally Goes Hollywood] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sally O'Neil; Barry Gilmore; Lem Flinn (first appearance; villain); Fred Kelly (first appearance; death)

[The Sandhog] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns]
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Windy Breeze

[Underwater Treachery] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Toni Blum [as Jerry Maxwell]
Pencils:
Chuck Mazoujian ?
Inks:
Chuck Mazoujian ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Boy; Mr. Waters (first appearance; villain); John Cray (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Mazoujian is tentatively credited with Wonder Boy art about this time by Jerry Bails. Hank Larson is not listed in Bails' Who's Who at all. Matched to Mazoujian art samples at http://dccomicsartists.com/quality/QUALITYART.htm#M

[The Secret Fascist Base] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Lynn Byrd]
Pencils:
Witmer Williams
Inks:
Witmer Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Prop Powers; Lank
Keywords:
Fascists

[The Dirty Mr. Gouge] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Kid Dixon [Danny "Kid" Dixon]; Lefty Gouge (first appearance; villain); a crooked referee (first appearance; villain)

[Feuding Sons of the Kentucky Hills] (Table of Contents)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Nick Cardy]
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Quicksilver [Max]; Sonny (first appearance; villain); Clementine (first appearance)

["Mercy the wind is certainly whipping it up today!"] (Table of Contents)

Miss Winky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Arthur Beeman
Pencils:
Arthur Beeman
Inks:
Arthur Beeman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Miss Winky

[The East Side Raiders] (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 [Sunshine; Porky; and Teddy]; Ragatti (first appearance; villain)

[Crime At the Green Dragon] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Lowell Riggs]
Pencils:
Al Bryant
Inks:
Al Bryant
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

The Bones of Squatter Jim (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Toni Blum [as Anthony Lamb] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Squatter Jim

[The Death of the Laundry Truck Driver] (Table of Contents)

Pen Miller / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Pen Miller; A gang of counterfeiters (first appearance; villains); their boss (first appearance; villain; death)

[The Blasting of Bald Rock] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Storey Weaver]
Pencils:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Paul Bunyan

Indexer Notes

Paul Bunyan is out of the Army now

[The Last of the Kellogs] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Merlin the Magician [Jock Kellog]; Jepson Kellog (introduction, Merlin's cousin, Angus' master); Lady Daphne MacLane (introduction); Ronnie Kellog (pugilist, restored to life); Angus (villain, introduction, Kellog family's gardner); Harry (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Kellog family gardner Angus notes that the absence of Jock and assumes that he is dead. In the meantime, Jock's Scottish relative, Jepson, was in Tahiti, so Angus decided to take over Jepson's mansion and help a gang to kidnap a girl named Daphne. Merlin caught wind of this and brought his family's portraits to life, including Ronnie and three swordsmen, all of whom helped Merlin purge the manion of the racketeers.

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. Writer/artist credits from the Who's Who. Added by Craig Delich 2013-7-18.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. [The Phony Heinrich Brun]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [Sally Goes Hollywood]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  4. 3. [The Sandhog]
    Windy Breeze
  5. 4. [Underwater Treachery]
    Wonder Boy
  6. 5. [The Secret Fascist Base]
    Prop Powers
  7. 6. [The Dirty Mr. Gouge]
    Kid Dixon
  8. 7. [Feuding Sons of the Kentucky Hills]
    Quicksilver
  9. 8. ["Mercy the wind is certainly whipping it up today!"]
    Miss Winky
  10. 9. [The East Side Raiders]
    Kid Patrol
  11. 10. [Crime At the Green Dragon]
    Jack and Jill
  12. 11. The Bones of Squatter Jim
  13. 12. [The Death of the Laundry Truck Driver]
    Pen Miller
  14. 13. [The Blasting of Bald Rock]
    Paul Bunyan
  15. 14. [The Last of the Kellogs]
    Merlin the Magician
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