(April 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-02-07
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. 2.


[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; Sally O'Neil (inset); Quicksilver (inset); Kid Patrol (inset)
Reprints

[The Phony Heinrich Brun] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Will Eisner?
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
Mort Leav
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Heinrich Brun (first appearance; villain; an impostor); Statz (first appearance; villain); Klink (first appearance; villain); Doerer (first appearance; villain); Hans (first appearance; villain); Johan (first appearance; villain); Heinrich Brun (first appearance); Mr. Brun (first appearance); Mrs. Brun (first appearance); Paul Brun (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

formerly credited to Dan Zolnerowich

[Sally Goes Hollywood] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil; Barry Gilmore; Lem Flinn (first appearance; villain); Fred Kelly (first appearance; death)

[The Sandhog] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns]
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

[Underwater Treachery] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Toni Blum [as Jerry Maxwell]
Pencils
Chuck Mazoujian ?
Inks
Chuck Mazoujian ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Boy; Mr. Waters (first appearance; villain); John Cray (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Mazoujian is tentatively credited with Wonder Boy art about this time by Jerry Bails. Hank Larson is not listed in Bails' Who's Who at all. Matched to Mazoujian art samples at http://dccomicsartists.com/quality/QUALITYART.htm#M

[The Secret Fascist Base] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
? [as Lynn Byrd]
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Prop Powers; Lank
Keywords
Fascists

[The Dirty Mr. Gouge] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Klaus Nordling [as Bob Reynolds]
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Kid Dixon [Danny "Kid" Dixon]; Lefty Gouge (first appearance; villain); a crooked referee (first appearance; villain)

[Feuding Sons of the Kentucky Hills] (Table of Contents: 7)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Nick Cardy]
Pencils
Nick Cardy (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver; Sonny (first appearance; villain); Clementine (first appearance)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Miss Winky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Arthur Beeman
Pencils
Arthur Beeman
Inks
Arthur Beeman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mercy the wind is certainly whipping it up today!
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Winky

[The East Side Raiders] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
adventure; humor; children
Characters
Kid Patrol [Sunshine; Porky; and Teddy]; Ragatti (first appearance; villain)

[Crime At the Green Dragon] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
? [as Lowell Riggs]
Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery

The Bones of Squatter Jim (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum [as Anthony Lamb] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Squatter Jim

[The Death of the Laundry Truck Driver] (Table of Contents: 12)

Pen Miller / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling
Pencils
Klaus Nordling [as Klaus]
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Pen Miller; A gang of counterfeiters (first appearance; villains); their boss (first appearance; villain; death)

[The Blasting of Bald Rock] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
? [as Storey Weaver]
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Paul Bunyan

Indexer Notes

Paul Bunyan is out of the Army now

[The Last of the Kellogs] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Merlin the Magician [Jock Kellog]; Jepson Kellog (introduction, Merlin's cousin, Angus' master); Lady Daphne MacLane (introduction); Ronnie Kellog (pugilist, restored to life); Angus (villain, introduction, Kellog family's gardner); Harry (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Kellog family gardner Angus notes that the absence of Jock and assumes that he is dead. In the meantime, Jock's Scottish relative, Jepson, was in Tahiti, so Angus decided to take over Jepson's mansion and help a gang to kidnap a girl named Daphne. Merlin caught wind of this and brought his family's portraits to life, including Ronnie and three swordsmen, all of whom helped Merlin purge the manion of the racketeers.

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. Writer/artist credits from the Who's Who. Added by Craig Delich 2013-7-18.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. [The Phony Heinrich Brun]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [Sally Goes Hollywood]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  4. 3. [The Sandhog]
    Windy Breeze
  5. 4. [Underwater Treachery]
    Wonder Boy
  6. 5. [The Secret Fascist Base]
    Prop Powers
  7. 6. [The Dirty Mr. Gouge]
    Kid Dixon
  8. 7. [Feuding Sons of the Kentucky Hills]
    Quicksilver
  9. 8. ["Mercy the wind is certainly whipping it up today!"]
    Miss Winky
  10. 9. [The East Side Raiders]
    Kid Patrol
  11. 10. [Crime At the Green Dragon]
    Jack and Jill
  12. 11. The Bones of Squatter Jim
  13. 12. [The Death of the Laundry Truck Driver]
    Pen Miller
  14. 13. [The Blasting of Bald Rock]
    Paul Bunyan
  15. 14. [The Last of the Kellogs]
    Merlin the Magician
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