(October 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

The Doomed Battalion (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; Andre; Hendrickson; Olaf; 3 other unidentifiable members (see Note #2 for possible candidates); Chop-Chop; Jerry Noble (inset)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

(1) The cover reproduces the splash page of the Blackhawk story (art by Cuidera) and the splash page from Yankee Eagle (art by Smith).
(2) The 3 unidentified members are likely Stanislaus, Zeg, and Chuck (or possibly Boris).

The Doomed Battalion! (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre (apparent death); Hendrickson; Olaf; 3 other unidentifiable members (see Note #2 for possible candidates)]; Chop-Chop (introduction); Ann (Red Cross nurse last seen in #1, named here); Maxim (freedom fighter, death); Markov (traitor, death); Captain Schroeder (Nazi villain, death); unnamed Nazi General (villain, death); Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis:
A plane crash lands on Blackhawk Island and the survivor, Chop-Chop, tells Blackhawk about a food profiteer named Markov, who is mad at a Red Cross nurse in the Drina River Valley in Yugoslavia, because she is giving crippled soldiers food for free. The Blackhawks decide to intervene and run smack dab into a large Nazi force.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

(1) Letterer credit per Cuidera, added by Craig Delich 2012-1-12.
(2) The 3 unidentified members are likely Stanislaus, Zeg, and Chuck (or possibly Boris).
(3) The last page of this story isn't related to the main story at all, but is a message in nine panels by Blackhawk (aided by Chop-Chop) to the readers, informing them that in the next issue (#4) there would be a giant map of Blackhawk Island, suitable for framing.

[Battle Near the Burma Road] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
aviation; war

[Light In the Fog] (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

[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

School Children Defeat Hitler (Table of Contents)

Secret War News / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Synopsis:
True story of King Peter of Yugoslavia.

[The Noah's Ark Destroyer] (Table of Contents)

Yankee Eagle / comic story / 8 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

Indexer Notes

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

[The City of Stranded Men] (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
Characters:
Adolf Hitler (villain)

[The Forged Defense Bonds] (Table of Contents)

Miss America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tom Hickey
Inks:
Tom Hickey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Miss America [Joan Dale]

Indexer Notes

This was Joan's last case as a newspaper reporter as the new writer in issue #4 dropped that occupation as a part of her character.

Blackout (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tex Blaisdell
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

true story; Award For Youth Bravery

[Battle At Benghazi] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Stratosphere Bombs] (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:
Death Patrol [Gramps; Slick (death); Del Van Dyke; Hank; Butch; Zazzy (introduction)]; Emil
Synopsis:
Death Patrol is called in to discover how bombs are falling on London when no planes are visible. During their mission, Slick, one of the original members, dies.
Reprints:
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Doomed Battalion
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. The Doomed Battalion!
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. [Battle Near the Burma Road]
    Blue Tracer
  4. 3. [Light In the Fog]
    Loops and Banks
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Sabotage
  6. 5. School Children Defeat Hitler
    Secret War News
  7. 6. [The Noah's Ark Destroyer]
    Yankee Eagle
  8. 7. [The City of Stranded Men]
    Shot and Shell
  9. 8. [The Forged Defense Bonds]
    Miss America
  10. 9. Blackout
  11. 10. [Battle At Benghazi]
    Archie Atkins
  12. 11. [The Stratosphere Bombs]
    Death Patrol
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin