(June 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

Trapped in the Devil's Oven (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk; Andre
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

The Archives edition credits the Will Eisner Shop for the art on this cover.

Trapped In the Devil's Oven (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; Andre; Chuck (introduction, unnamed); Hendrickson; Olaf; Chop-Chop; 1 other unidentifiable member (see Note #3 for possible candidates)]; Dr. Fritz von Rath; Barbara von Rath (introduction); Abul el Hadoun (villain, Arab leader); Baron von Ziefh (Nazi villain); unnamed Nazi-influenced Arabs (villains, some die); Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Andre is brought back to Blackhawk Island, to be operated on by the renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Fritz von Rath, who was recently rescued from a concentration camp. Unfortunately for Andre, the doctor, whose mind is still adversely affected from his captivity and because the Germans hold his daughter captive, gives Andre the face of the doctor's former concentration camp commander, Baron von Ziefh! In the end, the doctor fixes Andre's face, and Andre becomes engaged to his daughter, Barbara.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

(1) Story title taken from the cover.
(2) Letterer credit per Cuidera and added by Craig Delich 2012-1-15.
(3) The 1 unidentified member could be Stanislaus or Zeg (or possibly Boris).
(4) Introduction of Chuck in a single panel (page 2 panel 4). Name not given until the next issue.
(5) Olaf is erroneously shown with black hair on page 1.
(6) Andre becomes engaged to Barbara von Rath at the end of this issue.

[The Story of Signor Barezzi] (Table of Contents)

Sniper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Udall
Pencils:
Jacob Landau [as Jay]
Inks:
Jacob Landau [as Jay]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war

Indexer Notes

Artist identified here: http://imprint.printmag.com/steven-brower/the-lost-comics-of-artist-jaco...

[Mission For Stalin] (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
Characters:
Josef Stalin; Adolf Hitler (villain)

[Dummies and Mummies] (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

[King Hottentot's Return] (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 Dyne; Boris; Frere Jacques; Goucho; Mademoiselle from Armentieres; Prince Totintot (introduction, son of King Hotintot); King Hotintot (apparently dies, but returns in #12)
Synopsis:
While on a mission, the Patrol apparently loses another member, King Hotintot, who is quickly replaced by his son.

[Saving the Picardy] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Keywords:
navy

[Borrowing the Brooklyn Bridge] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Inferior Man [Courtney Fudd]; Mr. Fudd (Inferior Man's father, introduction); Kitch the Witch
Synopsis:
Courtney "buys" the Brooklyn Bridge and asks Kitch the Witch to move it with her magic to his hometown of Screamin' Ridge, New Jersey.
Keywords:
Brooklyn Bridge

[The Lady of the Island] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
aviation; war
Characters:
Captain "Wild Bill" Dunn; Private Boomerang Jones; She-Wolf of the Java Sea (reformed villain); the Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Captain Bill Dunn and his partner Jones help out the beleaguered forces of freedom in the Pacific Theater by using the capabilities of the Blue Tracer against Japanese bombers in the South Sea islands, sinking a Japanese destroyer. Dunn shows films of the Japanese brutality to a half-Japanese woman, who later joins the Allied cause.
Keywords:
The Blue Tracer

Fire Afloat (Table of Contents)

The Normandie / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; historical
Synopsis:
The true story is related of the burning of "The Normandie".

[U.S.S. Panama] (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

[A Brother's Betrayal, A Daughter's Rescue Mission] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
spy

17 Plane Jap Armada Vs. Tiny Tender (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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Trapped in the Devil's Oven
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. Trapped In the Devil's Oven
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. [The Story of Signor Barezzi]
    Sniper
  4. 3. [Mission For Stalin]
    Loops and Banks
  5. 4. [Dummies and Mummies]
    Shot and Shell
  6. 5. [King Hottentot's Return]
    Death Patrol
  7. 6. [Saving the Picardy]
    Phantom Clipper
  8. 7. [Borrowing the Brooklyn Bridge]
    Inferior Man
  9. 8. [The Lady of the Island]
    The Blue Tracer
  10. 9. Fire Afloat
    The Normandie
  11. 10. [U.S.S. Panama]
    Atlantic Patrol
  12. 11. [A Brother's Betrayal, A Daughter's Rescue Mission]
    X of the Underground
  13. 12. 17 Plane Jap Armada Vs. Tiny Tender
    Secret War News
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Patrick Lemaire
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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