(October 1940)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1940-08-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
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. 4.

Torpedo Islands of Death (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[The Floating Islands] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich?
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Nazis (villains)

[Barry Gilmore Returns] (Table of Contents: 2)

Sally O'Neil Policewoman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum
Pencils
Chuck Mazoujian
Inks
Chuck Mazoujian
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil; Barry Gilmore; William Taylor (first appearance); Jason and his gang (first appearance; villains)

[The Paperweight Championship] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Charles Nicholas
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; children
Characters
Kid Patrol; Brass Knuckles (first appearance; villain); Nip (first appearance; villain); Tuck (first appearance; villain)

[Plane Sabotage] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Witmer Williams?
Inks
Witmer Williams?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Prop Powers

[Steckar's Insurance Racket] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Klaus Nordling
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Pen Miller; Joe Steckar (first appearance; villain); Louie the Lout (first appearance; villain); other crooks (first appearance; villains); Pen's publisher (first appearance)

[Dinosaurs Out West] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Toni Blum
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Boy

[The Man from 1940] (Table of Contents: 7)

Cyclone / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Cyclone; un-named old man (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

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

[A Bout of Homesickness] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Kid Dixon [Danny "Kid" Dixon]; "Tiger" Tom Griffin (first appearance; villain); Mrs. Higgins (first appearance); Katherine Higgins (first appearance)

Page Boy Vigilante (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Toni Blum [as Anthony Lamb]
Letters
typeset

Characters
Yankee Doodle Boy

[Stone's Big Score] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Herman Bolstein?
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Paul Bunyan; Johnson (first appearance); Stone and his gangsters (first appearance; villains)
Keywords
folklore

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

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

Script
Bill Newcombe
Pencils
Bill Newcombe
Inks
Bill Newcombe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

Ophar Jewel Stolen (Table of Contents: 12)

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]; Limey Joe (villain, introduction); the Forty Thieves (villains, introduction for all)

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.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Torpedo Islands of Death
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. [The Floating Islands]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [Barry Gilmore Returns]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  4. 3. [The Paperweight Championship]
    Kid Patrol
  5. 4. [Plane Sabotage]
    Prop Powers
  6. 5. [Steckar's Insurance Racket]
    Pen Miller
  7. 6. [Dinosaurs Out West]
    Wonder Boy
  8. 7. [The Man from 1940]
    Cyclone
  9. 8. [A Bout of Homesickness]
    Kid Dixon
  10. 9. Page Boy Vigilante
    Yankee Doodle Boy
  11. 10. [Stone's Big Score]
    Paul Bunyan
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Windy Breeze
  13. 12. Ophar Jewel Stolen
    Merlin the Magician
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