(December 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
Format:
Standard Golden Age U.S.size; Newsprint Interior; Saddle-Stitched

Scavengers of Doom; Bismark Sunk (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk; The Scavengers
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Scavengers of Doom (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick French
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; Chop-Chop; 1 other unidentifiable member (see Note #3 for possible candidates)]; the Scavengers [Garle, and many others] (villains, introduction, some die); Red Laura (villain, introduction); unnamed Nazi General (villain, death); Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
In the ravages of war, it's inevitable that jackals of war, called the Scavengers, would murder, torture helpless victims, and ghoulishly hunt and rob the dead. Ironically, it's the Nazis who succeed in capturing them, but then vow to spare their lives if they can capture 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) Through the process of elimination, the 1 unidentified member seen on page 6 panel 7 and page 8 panels 1-5 who resembles Andre is likely Zeg.
(4) Hendrick is first called Hendrickson in this issue (no references to the character's name in issue #3 or #4).

[Enter the Sniper] (Table of Contents)

The Sniper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Udall
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
The Sniper (guerilla soldier, introduction); Paula; The Gestapo (villains, all die)
Synopsis:
Aided by a local girl in Austria, The Sniper ambushes a bunch of Gestapo officers in 1940, all of whom he outwits and kills.

Indexer Notes

Artist credits revised from Vernon Henkel to ? by Craig Delich 2014-1-1. Jim Amash and Mike Kooiman, in the Quality Companion, state that the art on this story is NOT that of Vernon Henkel nor Bernard Klein. Possibles could be either Frank Harry or Joe Gallagher.

Writer credit verified by the Who's Who.

[Cutting Out of the Concentration Camp] (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:
Josef Goebbels (villain)

[The Hungry House] (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]
Synopsis:
While on a boat ride, Joan stumbles across a submarine, and then, while investigating a nearby house, discovered it was full of Fifth Columnists where she was ambushed by a brute.

Indexer Notes

Writer and artist credits revised as listed from Ed (actually Elmer) Wexler by Craig Delich 2013-9-13. First of all, Wexler only drew the first two stories of this character, being replaced by Tom Hickey (the rest of 1941) and later Maurice Kashuba (in 1942). The Who's Who states that Wexler was an artist only, and did not write any of the strips he drew, including this character.

[The Prisoners Who Didn't Want To Be Rescued] (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 Dyke; Gramps; Butch; Zazzy (death); Hank; King Hotintot (introduction)]; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
The Patrol members, now flying small, snub-nosed, colorfully painted aircraft, lose member Zazzy, who died while rescuing undercover agents. He is quickly replaced by King Hotintot, whose African nation was invaded by the Axis.

[The Mary Lee II] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure

[The Ghost Ship] (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; Lola Thomas; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Dunn comes across the sunken hull of the S.S. Athenia, and uses the Blue Tracer to push it back to the surface to terrorize the Nazis into releasing their British prisoners.
Keywords:
The Blue Tracer

Abercrombie McZombie (Table of Contents)

Diary of a Draftee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tex Blaisdell
Pencils:
Tex Blaisdell
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Abercrombie McZombie (first appearance)

[The Seven Dragons Cafe] (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

On Silent Wings (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tex Blaisdell
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

true story; Bravery Award

Floating Death (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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Scavengers of Doom; Bismark Sunk
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. Scavengers of Doom
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. [Enter the Sniper]
    The Sniper
  4. 3. [Cutting Out of the Concentration Camp]
    Shot and Shell
  5. 4. [The Hungry House]
    Miss America
  6. 5. [The Prisoners Who Didn't Want To Be Rescued]
    Death Patrol
  7. 6. [The Mary Lee II]
    Yankee Eagle
  8. 7. [The Ghost Ship]
    The Blue Tracer
  9. 8. Abercrombie McZombie
    Diary of a Draftee
  10. 9. [The Seven Dragons Cafe]
    Loops and Banks
  11. 10. On Silent Wings
  12. 11. Floating Death
    Secret War News
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Darci
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin