(September 1941)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
Will Eisner
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/)


The Coward Dies Twice (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Chuck Cuidera; Bill Smith
Inks:
Chuck Cuidera; Bill Smith
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk; the Nazis; Senator Noble (inset); Jerry Noble (inset); Kurt von Weissmann (inset)
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Indexer Notes

The cover not only features the splash page to the Blackhawk story (drawn by Cuidera), but the splash page to the Yankee Eagle feature as well (drawn by Smith). Story title added by Craig Delich 2012-1-11.

The Coward Dies Twice (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Chuck Cuidera [as Charles Cuidera) (signed)
Inks:
Chuck Cuidera [as Charles Cuidera] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre (introduction); Boris (introduction, see Note #5); Hendrickson (introduction, called Hendrick in this issue only); Olaf (introduction); Stanislaus (introduction); Zeg (introduction); Vladim (introduction, no further appearances, see Note #6)]; English pilot named Walt (introduction, death); unnamed doctor; unnamed French begger; Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
When the Nazis seemingly have the Blackhawks trapped while on their mission to rescue a scientist who has developed an atomic bomb, a young English pilot named Walt, thought by many to be a coward, takes his Spitfire into the air and sacrifices his life to save the Blackhawks.
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Indexer Notes

(1) Story title taken from the cover.
(2) Letterer credit per Cuidera, added by Craig Delich 2012-1-12.
(3) The character Stanislaus was named by writer Bob Powell, whose actual name was Stanislaus Robert Pulowski.
(4) Blackhawk's "left to right" introduction of the Blackhawks on page 3 panel 8 erroneously swaps Olaf and Hendrick.
(5) Through the process of elimination, the man seen on the bottom of page 9 panel 2 may be Boris. After this issue, Boris is not seen again until Blackhawk (DC, 1976 series) #245-246.
(6) Vladim is mentioned on page 11 panel 4 as the Blackhawk designer, however there is no indication that he is a member of the Blackhawks. The white-haired man with a crew cut and sweater seen on page 4 panel 1 and page 10 panel 10 may be Vladim (he may also be the same man seen in the center of page 9 panel 2).
(7) In the epilogue, Blackhawk states that Vladim, the Blackhawk designer, has just revamped their Grumman skyrocket and it will appear next issue.

[Surprise Attack] (Table of Contents)

Archie Atkins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Campbell?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

[Back To Flight School] (Table of Contents)

Loops and Banks / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Powell?
Pencils:
Bob Powell (Bud Ernest)
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation
Synopsis:
Loops and Banks join the Marines.

[The Fifth Columnists At the Wax Museum] (Table of Contents)

Miss America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Elmer Wexler
Inks:
Elmer Wexler
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Miss America [Joan Dale]
Synopsis:
After foiling a spy plot, Miss America was kidnapped and recognized by her captors, who were no match for her magical powers.

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Ed Wexler to ? by Craig Delich 2013-9-13. Artist listing also revised to correct first name spelling, from Ed to Elmer. The Who's Who lists Wexler as an artist only, with no writing credits to his name, including for this character.

[The Boobs In the Bomber] (Table of Contents)

Shot and Shell / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Klaus Nordling
Pencils:
Klaus Nordling
Inks:
Klaus Nordling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation

[The Von Weissman Affair] (Table of Contents)

Yankee Eagle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Smith [as John Stewart] (signed)
Inks:
Bill Smith [as John Stewart] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jerry Noble; Senator Noble; Queen (introduction, a puma); Kurt von Weissmann (villain)

Indexer Notes

Art correction per the Who's Who, added by Craig Delich 2012-1-11.

[The Battle of Bordeaux] (Table of Contents)

Death Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; aviation; war
Characters:
The Death Patrol [Del Van Dyne; Butch; Hank; Slick Ward; Gramps; Stoney Rock (introduction, death)]
Synopsis:
The Patrol gets snappy new uniforms and a new recruit, Stoney Rock, who, unfortunately killed during the saving of a Red Cross shipment headed for France.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sabotage / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tex Blaisdell; Lake French
Pencils:
Tex Blaisdell; Lake French
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell; Lake French
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

[Message In a Mirage] (Table of Contents)

The Blue Tracer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Guardineer
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
Captain William "Wild Bill" Dunn; Private Boomerang Jones
Synopsis:
The military commander of both Dunn and Jones discovers that these two men are still alive after believing that they had perished in their struggle against the M'Bujies.
Keywords:
The Blue Tracer

Award For Youth Bravery: John Thomas Cain (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tex Blaisdell
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

true story

British Mystery Squad Lands On Invasion Coast In Secret Mission (Table of Contents)

Secret War News / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Al McWilliams?
Pencils:
Al McWilliams
Inks:
Al McWilliams
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin DeMuth?

Genre:
non-fiction; war

Indexer Notes

true story

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Coward Dies Twice
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. The Coward Dies Twice
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. [Surprise Attack]
    Archie Atkins
  4. 3. [Back To Flight School]
    Loops and Banks
  5. 4. [The Fifth Columnists At the Wax Museum]
    Miss America
  6. 5. [The Boobs In the Bomber]
    Shot and Shell
  7. 6. [The Von Weissman Affair]
    Yankee Eagle
  8. 7. [The Battle of Bordeaux]
    Death Patrol
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Sabotage
  10. 9. [Message In a Mirage]
    The Blue Tracer
  11. 10. Award For Youth Bravery: John Thomas Cain
  12. 11. British Mystery Squad Lands On Invasion Coast In Secret Mission
    Secret War News
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Lou Mougin
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin