(October 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:
Ed Cronin
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:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Quicksilver [Max] (inset); Kid Patrol (inset); Sally O'Neil (inset)
Reprints:

[The Hollywood Invasion Plot] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; George Washington (as a ghost); Emil von Blon (Warren Brothers movie director); Fifth Columnists [aka the Nazis] (villains)
Synopsis:
Spies discover fertile ground for an attack on a movie set, whose director was so successful and powerful that he was able to procur the use of U.S. Navy ships. The movie was meant to stir American patriotism, but the set was infiltrated by Fifth Columnists. Buddy, on board one of the submarines, discovered this and turned the tables on the saboteurs, while the ghost of George Washington appeared to Uncle Sam to alert him of the danger. Together, Sam and Buddy defeated the spies, but only after several ships had been destroyed.
Reprints:

[Rain of Soup] (Table of Contents)

Cyclone Cupid / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gill Fox (signed)
Pencils:
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cyclone Cupid

[The Amateur Hour] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; humor; children
Characters:
Kid Patrol

Indexer Notes

Blum is credited on script for 1941-42 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Nicholas is credited on Kid Patrol by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the art match the sample at Who's Who.

[Big Dan's Hundred Grand] (Table of Contents)

Sally O'Neil Policewoman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as Frank Kearns]
Pencils:
Mort Leav
Inks:
Mort Leav
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Sally O'Neil

Indexer Notes

Leav is credited on Sally by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the artwork matches some credited stories in Jumbo Comics #28-29.

[The Blank Check Swindle] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
sports
Characters:
Kid Dixon [Danny "Kid" Dixon]

Indexer Notes

Nordling is credited on Kid Dixon by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the art is similar to the sample on Who's Who.

[Pagi's Return To the Islands] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Jerry Maxwell] (signed)
Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Boy; Pagi (South Seas performing native)
Synopsis:
Wonder Boy witnesses the performance of a South Seas native and wonders if the man is really happy in this civilization, or would prefer to return home.
Keywords:
Winger's Country Bizaar

Indexer Notes

Jerry Maxwell was a house name, not the name of a real person.

[The Soap Box Demagogue] (Table of Contents)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson [as Nick Cardy] (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson [as Nick Cardy] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Quicksilver [Max]; McGinty (villain, radical speaker); C.J. Merton (villain, political boss)
Synopsis:
A political boss is paying crooks across America to make speeches and to stir up dissent in a scheme to become President under a new party banner, and to rule as a dictator.

Indexer Notes

Several Quicksilver stories are bylined Nick Cardy, but the art is not in any way similar to his Senorita Rio stories in Fight Comics #19 and 21. They are signed N. Viscardy, his real name. Also Nick Viscardi's first Lady Luck story in the Sunday Spirit section for May 18, 1941 has a very different style from this one. It is identical to the unmistakeable art of Paul Gustavson. Either is Nick Cardy the writer, or just a byline name like most of the other byline names with no connection to any real artist used in Quality comics. A little mystery.
Originally credited "Nick Cardy (signed)".

[The Counterfeiter's Cannon] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Jack; Jill

[Paddle-Ball Champ] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Windy Breeze

[Herr Musser's Radio Plot] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Prop Powers

Indexer Notes

Clark (or Witmer) Williams is credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who to this feature, while Lynn Byrd is not found. The artwork match the sample at Who's Who.

Flames of Freedom (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bowen Arroe
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

[The Rustling of Babe] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Paul Bunyan
Keywords:
folklore

Indexer Notes

Reed Crandall is credited to this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the art is very similar to his signed story in Police Comics #1, but the inking is a little different.

[The Sinister Swamp Camp] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Pen Miller

["What's This? Somebody shipping a dog to me?"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Pencils:
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Inks:
Arthur Beeman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Miss Winky

[Incident In Greenland] (Table of Contents)

Merlin the Magician / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Guardineer [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Merlin the Magician [Jock Kellog]; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Merlin boosts the Greenland natives' campaign against Nazi thieves with a giant walrus.

Indexer Notes

Lance Blackwood, according to the Who's Who, is a by-line found on this strip (and the pen-name of early artist Dan Zolnerowich). Writer and art credits taken from the Who's Who and from the Quality Companion (TwoMorrows, 2011 series) #nn (November 2011). Added by Craig Delich (2013-7-20).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. [The Hollywood Invasion Plot]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [Rain of Soup]
    Cyclone Cupid
  4. 3. [The Amateur Hour]
    Kid Patrol
  5. 4. [Big Dan's Hundred Grand]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  6. 5. [The Blank Check Swindle]
    Kid Dixon
  7. 6. [Pagi's Return To the Islands]
    Wonder Boy
  8. 7. [The Soap Box Demagogue]
    Quicksilver
  9. 8. [The Counterfeiter's Cannon]
    Jack and Jill
  10. 9. [Paddle-Ball Champ]
    Windy Breeze
  11. 10. [Herr Musser's Radio Plot]
    Prop Powers
  12. 11. Flames of Freedom
  13. 12. [The Rustling of Babe]
    Paul Bunyan
  14. 13. [The Sinister Swamp Camp]
    Pen Miller
  15. 14. ["What's This? Somebody shipping a dog to me?"]
    Miss Winky
  16. 15. [Incident In Greenland]
    Merlin the Magician
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky