(August 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

["Across one half the globe wing the Blackhawks to aid the American cause in the East!"] (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk; Olaf
Reprints:
Keywords:
automatic pistols; oceans; rifles; rowboats; United States flag; United States Marines; warships

Indexer Notes

The Archives edition credits the Will Eisner Shop with the art to this cover.

[Fury in the Phillipines] (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 (2nd appearance, named in this story); Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop [also as General Nuisance]; 1 other unidentifiable member (see Note #3 for possible candidates)]; Lotus Petal (introduction, Chop Chop's girlfriend); Captain von Schmootz (Nazi villain, death); Rocco Niccola Carlo Pietro di Guinzabalo (villain, representative of Benito Mussolini); Japanese soldiers (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
The Blackhawks must battle German, Japanese and Italian soldiers in their quest to bring relief to stranded Allied soldiers in the Philippines.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

(1) Jim Amash, in the Quality Companion (TwoMorrows, 2011), page 13, states that this story was Cuidera's last PENCILED issue. Thus the ink credit for this story is listed with a ?.
(2) Letterer credit per Cuidera and added by Craig Delich 2012-1-15.
(3) Seven Blackhawk planes are depicted on page 6 panel 7, suggesting an additional Blackhawk joined the airfight. The 1 unidentified member is likely Zeg (or possibly Boris).
(4) Chuck is named in this story (however he is erroneously shown with black hair). He was introduced in a single panel (page 2 panel 4) in the previous issue.

The Last of Obergast (Table of Contents)

Sniper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Udall
Pencils:
John Giunta ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker (http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=8178).

[The Bombing of Tokyo] (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 Microplasmed Morons] (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
Characters:
"V: Adolf Hitler (villain); Herman Goering (villain); Josef Goebbels (villain); Heinrich Himmler (?; villain)
Synopsis:
Hitler gets shrunk.

[The Windbag's Tale] (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 Dyne; Boris; Mademoiselle from Armentieres; Frere Jacques; Goucho; Prince Totinhot]; Henry (introduction, a talking blimp); Adolf Hitler (villain, regular size again)

[Battle of Teagly Island] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Jewaldi (first appearance); Little Billy (first appearance; join the Phantom Clipper's crew); Tojo (villain)
Keywords:
navy

[The Invisible 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]; Kitch the Witch; Adolf Hitler (villain)
Synopsis:
Now in possession of the Brooklyn Bridge, Courtney unsuccessfully tries to resell it, even offering it to Hitler! Public outcry forced Inferior Man to have the witch restore the bridge to its rightful place.....unfortunately, in doing so, she makes it invisible.
Keywords:
Brooklyn Bridge

[The Cholera Serum] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lee Ames
Inks:
Lee Ames
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy

We'll Moider D'Bums! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick French (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

[The Jap Invasion of Alaska] (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; the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Fresh from their victories in the South Pacific area, Dunn and Jones take the Blue Tracer to Nome, Alaska, to continue their fight against the Japanese.
Keywords:
The Blue Tracer

U. S. Seaman Traps U-Boat (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 Merchant Ship That Sunk a U-Boat] (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. ["Across one half the globe wing the Blackhawks to aid the American cause in the East!"]
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. [Fury in the Phillipines]
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. The Last of Obergast
    Sniper
  4. 3. [The Bombing of Tokyo]
    Loops and Banks
  5. 4. [The Microplasmed Morons]
    Shot and Shell
  6. 5. [The Windbag's Tale]
    Death Patrol
  7. 6. [Battle of Teagly Island]
    Phantom Clipper
  8. 7. [The Invisible Brooklyn Bridge]
    Inferior Man
  9. 8. [The Cholera Serum]
    X of the Underground
  10. 9. We'll Moider D'Bums!
  11. 10. [The Jap Invasion of Alaska]
    The Blue Tracer
  12. 11. U. S. Seaman Traps U-Boat
    Secret War News
  13. 12. [The Merchant Ship That Sunk a U-Boat]
    Atlantic Patrol
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin