(Autumn 1941)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
Ed Cronin; Everett M. Arnold [as E. M. Arnold] (general manager)
Format:
Standard Golden Age US color comic; was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1941 by Comic Magazines, Inc.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith

Indexer Notes

Original cover pencil credit given to Lou Fine. Original cover inker credit given to Will Eisner. Per Greg Theakston, pencil work done probably by Dan Zolnerowich, with an unknown inker (2006-6-6).

Forged Faces (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner ?
Pencils:
Will Eisner (page 1...splash page); Dan Zolnerowich (pages 2-14)
Inks:
Lou Fine (page 1...splash page); ? (pages 2-14)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; Curwen (sculptor, introduction); Franklin Delano Roosevelt (face unseen); Senator Mason (introduction); Senator Northrup Bristol (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
When Senator Bristol forces a "Youth Taining Bill" through Congress, children across the nation were herded into near slavery. Bristol then kidnapped the President and intended to assassinate his detractors in order to pass other Fascist laws. In time, they recruited Buddy and Uncle Sam was powerless to save him. Meantime, Bristol hired a sculptor to mold faces and create a duplicate of Uncle Sam and others, as he cried for war. But the nation was not ready, Uncle Sam freed himself, and rallied the country and military to end Bristol's fevered plans.

The King of Crime (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner (page 1...splash page); ? (pages 2-14)
Inks:
Lou Fine (page 1...splash page); ? (pages 2-14)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; Dr. Link (introduction, death); Dr. Blink (introduction, death); King Killer (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Doctors Link and Blink bring King Killer back to life.....a man nigh unstoppable, with fangs and fearsome strength. In a protracted battle with Uncle Sam, Killer was finally brought down.

Indexer Notes

Dan Zolnerowich was originally credited as doing the pencils for pages 2-14. Per Greg Theakston, Dan Zolnerowich did not do this work (2006-6-6).

Uncle Sam a Fake (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Dan Zolnerowich
Inks:
Lou Fine (page 1...splash page); ? (map)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset (2 pgs)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith

Indexer Notes

There are 2 pages of text and a 2 page map of Everytown (Sam's city).

The Man Who Sold His Country (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner (page 1...splash page); Dan Zolnerowich (pages 2-10)
Inks:
Lou Fine (page 1...splash page); ? (pages 2-10)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; Horatio Brown (villain, introduction, death); the Devil (villain)

The Mad Poet, or, Uncle Sam Battles Inky Pinky Omblagoo Folder Dobble Bottlepoo (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; President Francklin D. Roosevelt; The Mad Poet (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Story all told in verse.

The Steel Helmets (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner (page 1...splash page); Dan Zolnerowich (pages 2-16)
Inks:
Lou Fine (page 1...splash page); ? (pages 2-16)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; Senator Northrup Bristol (villain, death); the Steel Helmets (villains)
Synopsis:
As steel-helmeted invaders took over America, Uncle Sam, because people had stopped cheering for him and he lost his strength, fell ill and disappeared completely, fnding himself in another world where he was told the only way back was to fight through "swamps of ignorance and of jungles of lies." After completing these trials, Sam returns to America and its citizens embraced him again, which gave him the strength to overhtow their captors.

Indexer Notes

Introduction: The Uncle Sam Club.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. Forged Faces
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. The King of Crime
    Uncle Sam
  4. 3. Uncle Sam a Fake
    Uncle Sam
  5. 4. The Man Who Sold His Country
    Uncle Sam
  6. 5. The Mad Poet, or, Uncle Sam Battles Inky Pinky Omblagoo Folder Dobble Bottlepoo
    Uncle Sam
  7. 6. The Steel Helmets
    Uncle Sam
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