(March 1942)

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

The Sunken Island of Death!; The Bull of Berlin (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Chuck Cuidera [as Chas. Cuidera] (signed)
Inks:
Chuck Cuidera [as Chas. Cuidera] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk; The Sniper; The Blue Tracer; Death Patrol; Inferior Man
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The Sunken Island of Death! (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick French
Pencils:
Chuck Cuidera
Inks:
Chuck Cuidera
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Hendrickson; Olaf; Chop-Chop]; Captain Gorth (Nazi villain); Hans (Nazi villain); Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
When a mountain rises out of the mid-Atlantic, United States, British, and German ships converge on the location. When the Nazis arrive, Blackhawk and his men are already there to claim it.
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Indexer Notes

(1) Story title taken from the cover.
(2) Letterer credit per Cuidera and added by Craig Delich 2012-1-15.
(3) Following this story, the 11th page features "The Song of the Blackhawks" by Richard (Dick) French.

The Song of the Blackhawks (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dick French [as Richard French] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Illustrated, as a piece of sheet music, is the official "Song of the Blackhawks", featuring the lyrics and music.

The Drums of Doom (Table of Contents)

The Blue Tracer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Guardineer
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war; aviation
Characters:
Captain William "Wild Bill" Dunn; Private Boomerang Jones; Gen. Von Blutt (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
In Russia, Dunn and Jones oppose a hook-handed, peg-legged, one-eyed Nazi named von Blutt, who has managed to capture the Tracer and Dunn. However, just as Dunn is about to be hung, Jones saves the day.
Keywords:
The Blue Tracer

[Maria and the Spies] (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

[Introducing X] (Table of Contents)

X of the Underground / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
X (a female spy, introduction); Bob Gray (reporter)
Synopsis:
Female agent X (most likely French), most often posing as a man, infiltrates many Axis camps, her efforts being complicated by reporter Bob Gray, who has uncovered her secret.

[Two Nuts In Norway] (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 Blonde Torch Singer (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Story of Pierre Raval] (Table of Contents)

Sniper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war; adventure

Indexer Notes

cover title erroneous, as no "Bull From Berlin" appears in this story.

[The Stolen Tractor Cannon] (Table of Contents)

Inferior Man / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Imposter! (Table of Contents)

Death Patrol / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war; aviation; humor
Characters:
The Death Patrol [Del Van Dyke; Butch; Boris; Hank; King Hotintot; Patchwork Kid [aka Frere Jacques as of #9]; Mademoiselle From Armentiers (introduction, French female assassin)]; Hermann Göring (villain); Adolf Hitler (villain)
Synopsis:
The Patrol breaks into the Wilhelmstrasse, where Del disguises himself as Hitler and gives orders designed to undo much of the Nazi tyranny, including the release of political prisoners from the concentration camps. However, a female assassin shoots Del, thinking he was indeed the Führer, and she flees with the Death Patrol.

Indexer Notes

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

Cleansed By Fire (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Nazi Terror (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

[Pilot's Sacrifice] (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
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Sunken Island of Death!; The Bull of Berlin
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. The Sunken Island of Death!
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. The Song of the Blackhawks
  4. 3. The Drums of Doom
    The Blue Tracer
  5. 4. [Maria and the Spies]
    Loops and Banks
  6. 5. [Introducing X]
    X of the Underground
  7. 6. [Two Nuts In Norway]
    Shot and Shell
  8. 7. The Blonde Torch Singer
    Yankee Eagle
  9. 8. [The Story of Pierre Raval]
    Sniper
  10. 9. [The Stolen Tractor Cannon]
    Inferior Man
  11. 10. Imposter!
    Death Patrol
  12. 11. Cleansed By Fire
  13. 12. Nazi Terror
    Secret War News
  14. 13. [Pilot's Sacrifice]
    Atlantic Patrol
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin