(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

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)
Reprints

[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 suggested by 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.

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
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