(Winter 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
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Revolt of the Villains! (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lou Fine
Inks:
Lou Fine
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith?; King Killer (inset); Malvolo (inset); The Villain (inset)

Raiders of the Deep (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; an un-named inventor (villain, introduction, death); the Nazis (villains)

War In Kid-Land (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; President Franklin D Roosevelt; the inhabitants of Kidland (introduction for all); The Witch Queen (villain, introduction, death), the Monster (villain, a dragon, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Sam and Buddy enter Kidland, an underground fantasy world where the children never grew old. The duo face the wicked Witch Queen, from whom Sam saves the residents of Kidland.

The Villains' Revolt, or, Who Swiped My Comic Book? (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; Hercules [Joe Hercules]; Neon [Tom Corbet]; Quicksilver [Max]; The Ray [Happy Terrill]; The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. aka Senator Thomas Wright]; The Villain (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Comic book villains revolt and leap from the page to enslave the comics' creators. Sam rights things when he by convincing the villains to their role "cause the kids must have their heroes, and the heroes must have foes, so the villains should return to work, before the trouble grows!"

Indexer Notes

Story all in verse. Only Quality hero team-up ever?

The Fiddler of Death (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; Malvolo (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Sam faces the Fiddler of death, whose violin sounds was able to control animals.

Indexer Notes

The splash page of this story features the sheet music for the Fiddler's song.

[The Origin of Margo] (Table of Contents)

Margo the Magician / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Emanuel Demby
Pencils:
? [as Bill Bydem] (signed)
Inks:
? [as Bill Bydem] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Margo the Magician [Margo Webster] (introduction, origin); The Great Presto (Margo's father, introduction, death); Jimmy Webster (Margo's brother, introduction); Chick Benson (introduction, newspaper reporter); Hi (soldier); Lo (soldier); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
The Webster family finds themselves aiding two Chinese soldiers who were fleeing from the occupying Japanese. When gunfire breaks out, Presto calls upon his supernatural abilities and diverts bullets meant for his kids into himself, and he dies. As he dies, he whispers the secret of his powers to Margo, one of which, hypnotism, is used to help free her brother from Japanese captivity, as well as news reporter, Chich Benson.

Indexer Notes

Only appearance.

Feature probably created by Will Eisner.

Bill Bydem is a by-line and not the name of a real person according to the Who's Who. However, the writer now listed above, added by Craig Delich 2013-6-19, is suggested by the Who's Who......re-arrange "Byden" and you get "Demby", who Busy Arnold said was on his staff.

The Who's Who credits Bill Bossert as the artist, but the art is NOT comparable to Bossert's other features.

Uncle Sam Tells Buddy Who He Is and How He Came To Be (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam (origin revealed); Buddy Smith

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Everett M. Arnold
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Published by Comic Magazines Inc
322 Main St Stamford, Ct
Editor: Ed Cronin; Bus Manager Everett M. Arnold
Owners: Everett M Arnold, Claire C. Arnold, 198 Shore Rd Old Greenwich, CT
Henry P Martin Jr. 8 Foster Dr Des Moines, Ia
Printed at Buffalo, NY

The Return of King Killer (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; King Killer (villain)
Synopsis:
King Killer returns for a grudge match with Sam, who is forced to bury the Killer in a collapsed mine shaft.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Revolt of the Villains!
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. Raiders of the Deep
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. War In Kid-Land
    Uncle Sam
  4. 3. The Villains' Revolt, or, Who Swiped My Comic Book?
    Uncle Sam
  5. 4. The Fiddler of Death
    Uncle Sam
  6. 5. [The Origin of Margo]
    Margo the Magician
  7. 6. Uncle Sam Tells Buddy Who He Is and How He Came To Be
    Uncle Sam
  8. 7. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.
  9. 8. The Return of King Killer
    Uncle Sam
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Per Sandell
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin