(December 1940)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1940-10-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Will Eisner
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

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]; Merlin (inset)

Sabotage (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)

[Mademoiselle Morgue] (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; Scar and his gang (first appearance; villains)

[Dead Street] (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; Sir Chamberlain Bumbershoot (first appearance); Sir Chamberlain Bumbershoot's sister (first appearance)

[The Story of Joey McGraw] (Table of Contents: 4)

Kid Dixon / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
sports
Characters
Kid Dixon [Danny "Kid" Dixon]; Joey McGraw (first apearance); Joey McGraw's mother (first appearance)

[The Johnny Doring Case] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Toni Blum
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Boy; Three crooks (first appearance; villains); Johnny Doring (first appearance); Mrs. Doring (first appearance); Mr. Deems (first appearance; death); Mrs. Deems (first appearance); Christy Deems (first appearance)

[The Blades of Baron Hoff] (Table of Contents: 6)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chuck Mazoujian
Inks
Chuck Mazoujian; Lou Fine ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver; Baron Hoff (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

Doug Martin credits Lou Fine. Inking style is not the same as the previous issue.

[The European-American Band] (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Capt. Wrath and the European-American Band (first appearance; villains)

[The Ape-Man Strikes] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Paul Bunyan; King (first appearance; an ape-man); Barnham (first appearance; villain); Joe (first appearance; villain)
Keywords
folklore

The Dangerous Message (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Toni Blum [as Anthony Lamb]
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Yankee Doodle Boy

[The Secret Nazi Air Base] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Clark Williams?
Inks
Clark Williams?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Prop Powers; Nazi spies (first appearance; villains; death)

[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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Land ahoy!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

[Unboring Mr. Marlow] (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]; J. D. Marlow (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. Zolne did no writing to my knowledge and the Who's Who lists him as artist only for this feature. Added by Craig Delich 2013-7-17.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. Sabotage
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [Mademoiselle Morgue]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  4. 3. [Dead Street]
    Kid Patrol
  5. 4. [The Story of Joey McGraw]
    Kid Dixon
  6. 5. [The Johnny Doring Case]
    Wonder Boy
  7. 6. [The Blades of Baron Hoff]
    Quicksilver
  8. 7. [The European-American Band]
    Pen Miller
  9. 8. [The Ape-Man Strikes]
    Paul Bunyan
  10. 9. The Dangerous Message
    Yankee Doodle Boy
  11. 10. [The Secret Nazi Air Base]
    Prop Powers
  12. 11. ["Land ahoy!!"]
    Windy Breeze
  13. 12. [Unboring Mr. Marlow]
    Merlin the Magician
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky