(December 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:
John Beardsley
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawk; Tondeleyo
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The splash pages for the strips "The Sniper", "Phantom Clipper" and "Pacific Patrol" are also shown on the cover (art by their respective artists).

Tondeleyo (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop]; Tondeleyo (villain, introduction, apparent death); Hans Oberst (Nazi villain, suicide); von Gurst (Nazi villain, death); Herr Hauptman (Nazi villain)
Synopsis:
Blackhawk challenges Nazi Ace Hans Oberst to an aerial duel to the death, which he accepts, but Blackhawk is unaware that it is a trap. However, a newcomer to Blackhawk Island, Tondeleyo, sows seeds of discontent and cowardice among the Blackhawks, and Chop-Chop is the only one to pull his friends out of their depression and take on the Nazis.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Mark Evanier in the Archives edition. Mark Evanier states in the Archive edition that Alex Kotzky appears to have assisted Crandall on his early Blackhawk stories. The Who's Who lists Kotzky as a Blackhawk artist from 1942-44/47.

[The Sinister Dr. Holtz] (Table of Contents)

The Sniper / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
The Sniper; Dr. Heinrich Holtz (villain, scientist, death)
Synopsis:
The Sniper locates a mad scientist in the Black Forest who has the capability of turning troops into microscopic size, then putting them into the body of a suicide bomber pilot heading for England. When the reverse serum is applied, these men would burst forth from the pilot's corpse. The Sniper, who was also a pilot, shot down the bomber and Holtz committed suicide.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit verified by the Who's Who.

[Mission To Yugoslavia] (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; Privatye Boomerang Jones; President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Synopsis:
The President of the United States personally enlists the Blue Tracer for a mission in the mountains of Yugoslavia, where the machine demonstrates its most powerful feat to date (and taxed it accordingly) by plunging from the sky and burrowing a tunnel straight through a mountain.
Keywords:
The Blue Tracer

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Johnny Doughboy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bernard Dibble
Pencils:
Bernard Dibble
Inks:
Bernard Dibble
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Johnny Doughboy (first appearance)

[Fifty Million Foes] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Keywords:
navy

The World's Dumbest Soldier (Table of Contents)

Private Dogtag / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bart Tumey
Pencils:
Bart Tumey
Inks:
Bart Tumey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Private Dogtag (first appearance); Voodini (first appearance; villain); Cameo: Winston Churchill (cameo)

Bill Hatch--Hero (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

[The Chumps and the Chetniks] (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

Life-Line To the East (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

[Destroying the Destroyers] (Table of Contents)

Pacific 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. [no title indexed]
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. Tondeleyo
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. [The Sinister Dr. Holtz]
    The Sniper
  4. 3. [Mission To Yugoslavia]
    The Blue Tracer
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Johnny Doughboy
  6. 5. [Fifty Million Foes]
    Phantom Clipper
  7. 6. The World's Dumbest Soldier
    Private Dogtag
  8. 7. Bill Hatch--Hero
  9. 8. [The Chumps and the Chetniks]
    Shot and Shell
  10. 9. Life-Line To the East
    Secret War News
  11. 10. [Destroying the Destroyers]
    Pacific 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