(February 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-12-06
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, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 1.


[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
Reprints

[Spy With Two Faces] (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; Buddy; Yoritomo Rawlins (first appearance; villain; death); Hirohito (villain); Mrs. Rawlins (first appearance; villain); the Japanese (villains; some die)

[Broadway Flossie] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Toni Blum
Pencils
Chuck Mazoujian [as Frank Kearn]
Inks
Chuck Mazoujian
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil; Broadway Flossie (first appearance; villain); Tony (first appearance; villain); their gang (first appearance; villains)

[The Skating Contest] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas [as Dan Wilson]
Inks
Charles Nicholas
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Kid Patrol [Teddy; Porky; Sunshine]; Jerad Whooperwool (first appearance; villain)

[South American Sabotage Scheme] (Table of Contents: 4)

Prop Powers / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur Peddy? [as Lynn Byrd]
Inks
Arthur Peddy?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Prop Powers; Anita and her gang of spies (first appearance; villains); their leader (first appearance; villain; death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Windy Breeze / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony DiPreta? [as Tom Taylor]
Inks
Tony DiPreta?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here it is five o'clock and I haven't done my good deed for today yet
Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

[Four-Man Fight] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska [as Bob Reynolds]
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Kid Dixon [Danny "Kid" Dixon]; Gorgy Hill and his gang (first appearance; villains)

[The Rocket Destructor] (Table of Contents: 7)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver; Albert Cruch (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

Not the same inker as last issue

[The Bridge Busters] (Table of Contents: 8)

Wonder Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum
Pencils
Nick Cardy? [as Jerry Maxwell]
Inks
Nick Cardy?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Boy; Oskar Kruber and his spy ring (first appearance; villains)

[The Wisdom of Ancient Greece] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Toni Blum [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Pencils
Arthur Peddy [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Inks
Arthur Peddy [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Merlin the Magician [Jock Kellog]; Oracle of Delphi (introduction); Cyclops (introduction); the Minotaur (introduction); Ribbo (villain, introduction, probable death); Gasolini (villain, introduction, probable death); Molo (villain, introduction, probable death)
Synopsis
Arriving at a museum, Merlin summons the spirit of the Greek Oracle of Delphi, who empowers him to return to his era and send Axis tyrants back to ancient Greece. After forcing the three to call off their troops, the dictators were left as prey for ancient monsters. When Merlin returns to the 20th Century, he witnesses a return to peace in Europe!

Indexer Notes

Lance Blackwood, according to the Who's Who, is a by-line found on this strip (and was a pen-name for early artist Dan Zolnerowich). Writer ID from the Who's Who. Added by Craig Delich 2013-7-18.

Kidnapped In the Sky (Table of Contents: 10)

Yankee Doodle Boy / text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Yankee Doodle Boy

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc. (Table of Contents: 11)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Everett M. Arnold
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership:
Comic Magazines Inc 322 Main St Stamford, CT
Editor: William E. Eisner 202 E 44th St New York, NY
Owners: Everett M. Arnold 198 Shore Rd Old Greenwich, CT, Claire C. Arnold
Fred A. Little 4006 Grand Ave Des Moines Iowa
Henry P. Martin 8 Foster Dr. Des Moines Iowa
Printed in Cleveland Ohio.

[The Furbish Line Disasters] (Table of Contents: 12)

Pen Miller / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling
Pencils
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Pen Miller; Mr. Fusing (first appearance; villain); a harbor pilot (first appearance; villain)

[Paul Bunyan Joins the Army] (Table of Contents: 13)

Paul Bunyan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Celardo [as Storey Weaver]
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Paul Bunyan; Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Paul Bunyan joins the Army.
Keywords
folklore

[The Beauty Shop Murder] (Table of Contents: 14)

Jack and Jill / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chuck Mazoujian [as Lowell Riggs] (signed)
Inks
Chuck Mazoujian [as Lowell Riggs] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jack Doe; Jill Doe; J. J. Burton (villain, introduction); un-named spies (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

Last appearance was in Hit Comics #7.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. [Spy With Two Faces]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [Broadway Flossie]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  4. 3. [The Skating Contest]
    Kid Patrol
  5. 4. [South American Sabotage Scheme]
    Prop Powers
  6. 5. ["Here it is five o'clock and I haven't done my good deed for today yet"]
    Windy Breeze
  7. 6. [Four-Man Fight]
    Kid Dixon
  8. 7. [The Rocket Destructor]
    Quicksilver
  9. 8. [The Bridge Busters]
    Wonder Boy
  10. 9. [The Wisdom of Ancient Greece]
    Merlin the Magician
  11. 10. Kidnapped In the Sky
    Yankee Doodle Boy
  12. 11. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc.
  13. 12. [The Furbish Line Disasters]
    Pen Miller
  14. 13. [Paul Bunyan Joins the Army]
    Paul Bunyan
  15. 14. [The Beauty Shop Murder]
    Jack and Jill
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Del Gruber
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky