(February 1942)

Quality Comics, 1941 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:
Will Eisner
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

wrong ownership statement printed. This is for Police Comics.
Comic Magazines Inc. 322 Main ST Stamford, CT
Editor: Edward Cronin 322 Main ST Stamford, CT
Bus Mgr: Everett M. Arnold 198 Shore Rd Old Greenwich, CT
Owners: Everett M. Arnold, Claire C. Arnold
Henry P. Martin 8 Foster Dr. Des Moines, Ia
Printed at Buffalo, NY


The Return of Genghis Khan; The Phantom Army of Vengeance (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk; Chop-Chop; The Sniper; Yankee Eagle; Loops; Banks; Adolf Hitler; Genghis Khan
Reprints:

The Return of Genghis Khan! (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 #2 for possible candidates)]; Winston Churchill (cameo); President Franklin D. Roosevelt (cameo, voice only); unnamed Padré (death); unnamed guardian of Genghis Khan's tomb (death); Genghis Khan II (reincarnation of Genghis Khan, villain, introduction, death); Adolph Hitler (Nazi villain, cameo); Von Trope (Nazi envoy, presumably killed)
Synopsis:
Genghis Khan is re-born and starts on his reign of terror, until Blackhawk catches up with him. However, Blackhawk is captured and even Chop-Chop becomes one of Khan's own Generals, but recovers his sanity in time to release his leader.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

(1) Letterer credit per Cuidera and added by Craig Delich 2012-1-14.
(2) The 1 unidentified member could be Stanislaus, Zeg, or Chuck (or possibly Boris).

The Iceberg of Death (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

[Cannibal Island] (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

[The Death of Herr Brock] (Table of Contents)

Sniper / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Franz Brock (first appearance; villain; death)

[Van Der Dopple's Rice Paddies] (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

[Spies In the Shipyard] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure

[The Patchwork Kid] (Table of Contents)

Death Patrol / comic story / 5 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; Butch; Hank; King Hotintot; Boris; The Patchwork Kid [aka Frere Jacques in issue #9] (introduction)]

Indexer Notes

This tale is one of two (#7 and #8) that no member of the Patrol was killed in the story.

[The Moth] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Maurice Kashuba
Pencils:
Maurice Kashuba
Inks:
Maurice Kashuba
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Miss America [Joan Dale]; The Moth (villain, introduction death)
Synopsis:
Miss America faces a non-costumed silk thief who uses cards that burst into flames when thrown.

Indexer Notes

Art and writing credit from Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Miss America next appearance is in All-Star Squadron #31.

[The Green Terror] (Table of Contents)

Inferior Man / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Inferior Man [Courtney Fudd] (introduction); The Green Terror (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Quartermaster at Fort Bang dons an emblem and cape, calling himself Inferior Man, in order to take care of the Green Terror by whipping out his sissy serum and turning the Terror into a dancing dandy.
Keywords:
Fort Bang; sissy serum

Indexer Notes

Jaffee, wanting to get into comic books, was hired by Will Eisner to do this strip,but he soon found that his style ill-suited for the wartime hero books, and the strip being astoundingly anachronistic for its parody of the superhero.

Women of France (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

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

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Everett M. Arnold
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

wrong statement printed. This is for Police Comics.
Comic Magazines Inc. 322 Main ST Stamford, CT
Editor: Edward Cronin 322 Main ST Stamford, CT
Bus Mgr: Everett M. Arnold 198 Shore Rd Old Greenwich, CT
Owners: Everett M. Arnold, Claire C. Arnold
Henry P. Martin 8 Foster Dr. Des Moines, Ia
Printed at Buffalo, NY

Phantom Army of Vengeance (Table of Contents)

Secret War News / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war

Indexer Notes

true story

[The U. S. Greer] (Table of Contents)

Atlantic Patrol / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Keywords:
navy

Indexer Notes

true story

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Return of Genghis Khan; The Phantom Army of Vengeance
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. The Return of Genghis Khan!
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. The Iceberg of Death
    Blue Tracer
  4. 3. [Cannibal Island]
    Loops and Banks
  5. 4. [The Death of Herr Brock]
    Sniper
  6. 5. [Van Der Dopple's Rice Paddies]
    Shot and Shell
  7. 6. [Spies In the Shipyard]
    Yankee Eagle
  8. 7. [The Patchwork Kid]
    Death Patrol
  9. 8. [The Moth]
    Miss America
  10. 9. [The Green Terror]
    Inferior Man
  11. 10. Women of France
  12. 11. Statement of Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.
  13. 12. Phantom Army of Vengeance
    Secret War News
  14. 13. [The U. S. Greer]
    Atlantic Patrol
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin