(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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Quicksilver [Max] (inset)
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
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam (origin); Buddy Smith; The Black Legion (villain, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Uncle Sam takes on the villainous Black Legion, while training Buddy on certain skills such as tracking.

Indexer Notes

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

Art revision from Dan Zolnerovich to Fine by Craig Delich 2014-1-4. Mike Kooiman and Jim Amash verify the art in this story is by Fine.

[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
Kid Patrol; 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
Wonder Boy; Cheatum (first appearance; villain); Franklin D. Roosevelt (face unseen)

[Presenting Quicksilver] (Table of Contents: 6)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver (introduction); 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

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails credits Jack Cole as writer and possible layouts.

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
Kid Dixon [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
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 [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
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
? [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]; 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. [no title indexed]
    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
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