(September 1940)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-07-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Will Eisner
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; Merlin the Magician (inset); Wonder Boy (inset); Sally O'Neil (inset); Pen Miller (inset)

[Yiffendi Invades the Phillipines] (Table of Contents: 1)

Uncle Sam / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner; Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; Mias (villain, introduction death); Yiffendi (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Uncle Sam steps in to aid the Philippines against an expansionist power of Mias and his brute of a general, Yiffendi, rallying the locals to take back their land.

Indexer Notes

Credits from Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[War of the Airlines] (Table of Contents: 2)

Prop Powers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum [as Lynn Bird]
Pencils
Witmer Williams?
Inks
Witmer Williams?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Prop Powers; Mr. Wallace (first appearance; president of an airline)

[The Gem of Mrs. Bigstone] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sally O'Neil Policewoman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum [as Frank Kearn]
Pencils
Chuck Mazoujian
Inks
Chuck Mazoujian
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil; Shifty Sue and her gang (first appearance; villains); Mrs. Bigstone (first appearance); Gil Moore (first appearance)

[New York Championship Bout] (Table of Contents: 4)

Kid Dixon / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Bob Reynolds]
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Kid Dixon [Danny "Kid" Dixon]; Jack Dempsey; The heavyweight champion (first appearance)
Synopsis
The heavyweight champion loses his crown to Kid Dixon.

[Dredge's Orphanage] (Table of Contents: 5)

Merlin the Magician / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Merlin the Magician [Jock Kellog]; Miss Lovewell (introduction); Mickey (introduction); Dredge (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Lance Blackwood, according to the Who's Who, is a by-line found on this strip, and is also the pen name of Dan Zolnerowich. Zolne did no writing to my knowledge and the Who's Who lists him as artist only for this feature. Added by Craig Delich 2013-7-17.

The Human Guinea Pig (Table of Contents: 6)

Yankee Doodle Boy / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum [as Anthony Lamb]
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Yankee Doodle Boy

[Rescuing the South American Expedition] (Table of Contents: 7)

Wonder Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum [as Jerry Maxwell]
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Boy

[The Return of Amnozo] (Table of Contents: 8)

Cyclone / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Tony Rawlins] (signed)
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Cyclone; Amnozo (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Tony Rawlins was a by-line on this feature and was not necessarily a real person.

Fifth Racket Witness Murdered (Table of Contents: 9)

Pen Miller / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling [as Klaus]
Pencils
Klaus Nordling [as Klaus]
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Pen Miller; Nuckle (first appearance; villain); Benny Slugesi (first appearance; villain); a lawyer (first appearance; villain; death); various gangsters (first appearance; villains; death); Miss Bystand (first appearance)

[Olesen's Revenge] (Table of Contents: 10)

Paul Bunyan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Herman Bolstein [as Storey Weaver]
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Paul Bunyan; Olesen (first appearance; villain; death)
Keywords
folklore

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Windy Breeze / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Newcombe (signed)
Pencils
Bill Newcombe (signed)
Inks
Bill Newcombe
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This's yer first bear hunt in Alaska, McDuff.
Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze
Reprints

[The Prince and the Pauper: 1940] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
? [as Dan Wilson]
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Charles Nicholas
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; children
Characters
Kid Patrol; Percy (first appearance; joins the Kid Patrol); Duke and his gang (first appearance; villains)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. [Yiffendi Invades the Phillipines]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [War of the Airlines]
    Prop Powers
  4. 3. [The Gem of Mrs. Bigstone]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  5. 4. [New York Championship Bout]
    Kid Dixon
  6. 5. [Dredge's Orphanage]
    Merlin the Magician
  7. 6. The Human Guinea Pig
    Yankee Doodle Boy
  8. 7. [Rescuing the South American Expedition]
    Wonder Boy
  9. 8. [The Return of Amnozo]
    Cyclone
  10. 9. Fifth Racket Witness Murdered
    Pen Miller
  11. 10. [Olesen's Revenge]
    Paul Bunyan
  12. 11. ["This's yer first bear hunt in Alaska, McDuff."]
    Windy Breeze
  13. 12. [The Prince and the Pauper: 1940]
    Kid Patrol
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky