(November 1940)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1940-09-06
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Announcing Quicksilver
Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver (inset); Uncle Sam
Reprints

The True Story of Uncle Sam--Who He Was and How He Came to Be (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Lou Fine (sourced)
Inks
Lou Fine (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam (origin); The Black Legion (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Uncle Sam takes on the villainous Black Legion.

Indexer Notes

The story takes place before the story in National Comics #1.

Before we changed to Lou Fine on art, we had Dan Zolnerovich.

[The Bonritz Murder] (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; A gang of crooks (first appearance; villains)

[The Capture of "William Shakespeare"] (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
The Kid Patrol: Sunshine Jones; Porky; Teddy
Officer Pat Malone; William Shakespeare (first appearance, a lunatic)

[Nipper's Drug Mob] (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Nipper Eldeen and his gang (first appearance; villains)

[Cheatum the Crooked Landlord] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Franklin D. Roosevelt (face unseen); Wonder Boy; Cheatum (first appearance; villain)

[Presenting Quicksilver] (Table of Contents: 6)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole (sourced)
Pencils
Chuck Mazoujian; Jack Cole ? (sourced) (layouts)
Inks
Chuck Mazoujian
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver (first appearance); von Lohfer (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Quicksilver battles the diminutive and vengeful von Lohfer, who has a vendetta against J. B. Rockland, but Quicksilver dismantles his plans and captures the villain in a matter of minutes!
Reprints
Keywords
New York City

Slugger Mike to Fight Champ (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
sports
Characters
Danny "Kid" Dixon; Slugger Mike (first appearance)

[The Parachutists] (Table of Contents: 8)

Paul Bunyan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Babe; Paul Bunyan; Nazis (villains)
Keywords
folklore

Yankee Doodle Boy (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Toni Blum (credited as Anthony Lamb)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Yankee Doodle Boy

[Americans Trapped in France] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Captain Prop Powers; Nazis (villains)

[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

[Dr. Morbidd's Zombie] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
? (signed as Lance Blackwood)
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]; Elaine (introduction); Dr. Morbidd (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Merlin faces his first super-powered nemesis in the form of the hideous Dr. Morbidd, who brings the dead back to life. Merlin manages to rescue one of the doctor's victims, a girl named Elaine.

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. ["Announcing Quicksilver"]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. The True Story of Uncle Sam--Who He Was and How He Came to Be
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [The Bonritz Murder]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  4. 3. [The Capture of "William Shakespeare"]
    Kid Patrol
  5. 4. [Nipper's Drug Mob]
    Pen Miller
  6. 5. [Cheatum the Crooked Landlord]
    Wonder Boy
  7. 6. [Presenting Quicksilver]
    Quicksilver
  8. 7. Slugger Mike to Fight Champ
    Kid Dixon
  9. 8. [The Parachutists]
    Paul Bunyan
  10. 9. Yankee Doodle Boy
    Yankee Doodle Boy
  11. 10. [Americans Trapped in France]
    Prop Powers
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Windy Breeze
  13. 12. [Dr. Morbidd's Zombie]
    Merlin the Magician
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Del Gruber
  • Matthew Head
  • Bob Hughes
  • Daniel Martinez
  • Clint Maxwell
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore