(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 (editor)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two thousand savage Moros against four stalwart men!
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 Philippines] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Will Eisner (sourced); Dave Berg (sourced)
Pencils
Dave Berg (sourced)
Inks
Will Eisner (sourced)
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.

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

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

Script
Toni Blum (signed 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 (signed as Frank Kearn)
Pencils
Chuck Mazoujian
Inks
Chuck Mazoujian
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil; Shifty Sue (first appearance, villain); Shifty Sue's 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
Bob Reynolds (signed) (house name)
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
Lance Blackwood (signed) (house name)
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich (signed as Lance Blackwood)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich (signed as Lance Blackwood)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
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 (credited as Anthony Lamb)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Yankee Doodle Boy

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

Wonder Boy [Quality / Elliot / Ajax-Farrell] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum (signed 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 [Quality] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Rawlins (signed) (house name)
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 (signed as Klaus)
Pencils
Klaus Nordling (signed as Klaus)
Inks
Klaus Nordling (signed as Klaus)
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 [folklore] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Herman Bolstein (signed 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 (signed)
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
Toni Blum (signed 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. ["Two thousand savage Moros against four stalwart men!"]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. [Yiffendi Invades the Philippines]
    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 [Quality / Elliot / Ajax-Farrell]
  9. 8. [The Return of Amnozo]
    Cyclone [Quality]
  10. 9. Fifth Racket Witness Murdered
    Pen Miller
  11. 10. [Olesen's Revenge]
    Paul Bunyan [folklore]
  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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