(April 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 Man in the Iron Mask (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk; Chop-Chop; Iron Face [Andre]
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The Man In the Iron Mask (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / comic story / 11 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; Iron Face [Andre]; 2 other unidentifiable members (see Note #3 for possible candidates)]; Dr. Fritz von Rath (introduction); General Herman von Ezel (Nazi villain, death); Fritz (Nazi villain); Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
The Blackhawks return to the place where their beloved comrade, Andre, seemingly met his fate six months earlier. However, Blackhawk discovers a man called Iron Face held prisoner and he later discovers that it is in fact Andre, whose face has been horribly disfigured. Later, Blackhawk rescues Dr. Fritz von Rath, the greatest plastic surgeon in the world, from a Nazi concentration camp, but the man is quite mad.
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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) The 2 unidentified members likely include: Stanislaus, Zeg, or Chuck (or possibly Boris).

[The Story of Lord Henry Perkins] (Table of Contents)

Sniper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; war

[The Russians' Mascot] (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 Berlin Express] (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; Bob Gray
Synopsis:
X inspires women all over Europe to join her covert operation, ditching Gray wherever she could because he wanted to also join her organization. But he was voted down by the women members.

[Bunglers In Baghdad] (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

[Introducing the Phantom Clipper] (Table of Contents)

Phantom Clipper / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Keywords:
navy

Indexer Notes

Captain Seth Perkins (introduction); Lt. Cmdr. "Tiger" Shark (introduction); Phantom Clipper (introduction, a ship)

[The Rescue of Del Van Dyne] (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; Boris; Hank (apparently dies, but returns in #12); King Hotintot (introduction); Mademoiselle from Armentieres; Frere Jacques [formerly the Patchwork Kid]; Goucho (introduction)]; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
The Goucho joins the Patrol as they head back to Nazi Germany to rescue Del, which they did, but at the apparent cost of the life of Hank.

Indexer Notes

This story reveals the true name of the Patchwork Kid, who, with issue #20, suddenly becomes Jackie.

[The Yellow Butcher of Koko Nor] (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; Gen. Muki Zu (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
While in China, Dunn and Jones, aided by the Blue Tracer, fight the eveil General Muki Zu, often termed "The Yellow Butcher of Koko Nor".
Keywords:
The Blue Tracer

7:55, Dec. 7 (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Johnny Bates

Indexer Notes

Pearl Harbor story featuring Johnny Bates (not Kid Miracleman!).

Jap Spies Everywhere--Beware! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Secret Passage To China Front (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
Nat Nitkin; Bill (a military Major, friend of Nat); Chen (Chinese civilian); the Japanese (villains
Keywords:
Burma Road; Likiang

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from McWilliams to Nitkin, per the Who's Who. McWilliams (spelled as Mc Williams by the Who's Who) indicates McWilliams is an artist, not a writer, and there is no evidence that would support a writing credit.

Nitkin is the Nat in this story and is the narrator of it, and the Who's Who verified he write the strip circa 1941 thru circa 1942.

[U.S.S. Kearney] (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 Man in the Iron Mask
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. The Man In the Iron Mask
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. [The Story of Lord Henry Perkins]
    Sniper
  4. 3. [The Russians' Mascot]
    Loops and Banks
  5. 4. [The Berlin Express]
    X of the Underground
  6. 5. [Bunglers In Baghdad]
    Shot and Shell
  7. 6. [Introducing the Phantom Clipper]
    Phantom Clipper
  8. 7. [The Rescue of Del Van Dyne]
    Death Patrol
  9. 8. [The Yellow Butcher of Koko Nor]
    The Blue Tracer
  10. 9. 7:55, Dec. 7
  11. 10. Jap Spies Everywhere--Beware!
    Inferior Man
  12. 11. Secret Passage To China Front
    Secret War News
  13. 12. [U.S.S. Kearney]
    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