(November 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

Desert Death; Floating Island of Death (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Chuck Cuidera
Inks:
Chuck Cuidera
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk; Olaf
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Desert Death (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; Hendrickson; Olaf; Zeg; Chop-Chop; 2 other unidentifiable members (see Note #3 for possible candidates)]; the Black Tigress [Edda Heimat] (Nazi villain, introduction, death); unnamed hairdresser (Nazi villain); Mueller (Nazi villain); Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Blackhawk captures the Black Tigress, who warns him that he will not hold her long, and that soon vast hoards of Arabs would sweep the English from Africa and control the Suez Canal.
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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 2 unidentified members are likely Stanislaus and Chuck (or possibly Boris).
(4) A full-page map of Blackhawk's Island is featured on page 11.

[Trap For the Blue Tracer] (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
Characters:
Nada (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

story includes blueprints of Blue Tracer

[Saving the Columbia] (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

[Two Freaks and the Greeks] (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 Bandleader Spy] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Miss America [Joan Dale]; Tim Healy (Joan's boss)
Synopsis:
Joan quits her job on the newspaper and joins the F.B.I. and adopts her striking costume (sans a mask).

Indexer Notes

Artist credits by Craig Delich 2013-9-13, per the Who's Who.

[The Fiddler and the Ape] (Table of Contents)

Yankee Eagle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Stewart
Inks:
John Stewart
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure

[The Five-Point Invasion of Britain] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; aviation; war
Characters:
The Death Patrol [Del Van Dyne; Gramps; Hank; Butch (death); Zazzy; Chief Chuck-a-Lug (introduction)]; the Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
The Death Patrol's newest member, Chief Chuck-a-Lug, defies orders in attacking the Nazis, and goes out and took down several Nazi planes.

[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

[The Plot to Sink the Barracuda] (Table of Contents)

H.M.S. Barracuda / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Skiff Wilkins (first appearance; only appearance); Heinrich Himmler (villain)

No Greater Love (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tex Blaisdell
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

true story; Bravery Award

Bismarck Sunk (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war

Indexer Notes

true story of the sinking of the Bismarck

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Desert Death; Floating Island of Death
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. Desert Death
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. [Trap For the Blue Tracer]
    Blue Tracer
  4. 3. [Saving the Columbia]
    Loops and Banks
  5. 4. [Two Freaks and the Greeks]
    Shot and Shell
  6. 5. [The Bandleader Spy]
    Miss America
  7. 6. [The Fiddler and the Ape]
    Yankee Eagle
  8. 7. [The Five-Point Invasion of Britain]
    Death Patrol
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Sabotage
  10. 9. [The Plot to Sink the Barracuda]
    H.M.S. Barracuda
  11. 10. No Greater Love
  12. 11. Bismarck Sunk
    Secret War News
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin