(May 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-03-07
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; Quicksilver (inset); Sally O'Neil (inset)
Reprints

[The Steelville Story] (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; Scalini (first appearance; villain); B. G. Vander (first appearance); Miss Vander (first appearance); Jim (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

art previously credited to Reed Crandall?

[The Reformation of Billy Morris] (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; Mike O'Neil; Billy Morris (first appearance); Whitey and his gang (villains)

[Sunshine Falls in Love] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
adventure; humor; children
Characters
Kid Patrol [Sunshine; Teddy; Porky]; Pat; Sunshine's aunt (first appearance)

[Firing Squad of Spies] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
? [as Lynn Byrd]
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Prop Powers; Lank; Flick (first appearance; villain)

[The Bronc Buster] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze
Reprints

[Bout with Samson Young] (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]; Spade Diggins (first appearance; villain); Samson Young (first appearance)

Death Rides the Racetrack (Table of Contents: 7)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Nick Cardy]
Pencils
Al Bryant [as Nick Cardy]
Inks
Al Bryant [as Nick Cardy]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver; Reilly (first appearance; villain); Al (first appearance; villain); Larry (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

Art id by Doug Martin. Credited to Bryant by Steele and Dellinges.

[Mystery at Midway Island] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jack Doe; Jill Doe; Mayer (first appearance; death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Arthur Beeman
Pencils
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Inks
Arthur Beeman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's happened to those kids?
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Winky

[The TAL Plane Crackups] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Toni Blum ? [as Jerry Maxwell]
Pencils
Al Bryant ?
Inks
Al Bryant ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Boy; Lou Grand (first appearance; villain)

The Bloodiest Battle (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war

[The Museum Mystery] (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; Relick (first appearance; villain)

[The Indian Timber Thieves] (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
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Paul Bunyan; Siwash Joe (first appearance; villain)
Keywords
folklore

[War with Wotan] (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]; Ares (villain, introduction, god of war); Wotan (villain, introduction); Adolf Hitler (villain)
Synopsis
Merlin inexplicably travels back to the time of the Druids to save a young man and woman from being sacrificed to their gods: Wotan and Ares, and brings them back to the 20th Century where they ostensibly serve as examples for peace.

Indexer Notes

Lance Blackwood is a byline.

Credits suggested by the Who's Who.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. [The Steelville Story]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [The Reformation of Billy Morris]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  4. 3. [Sunshine Falls in Love]
    Kid Patrol
  5. 4. [Firing Squad of Spies]
    Prop Powers
  6. 5. [The Bronc Buster]
    Windy Breeze
  7. 6. [Bout with Samson Young]
    Kid Dixon
  8. 7. Death Rides the Racetrack
    Quicksilver
  9. 8. [Mystery at Midway Island]
    Jack and Jill
  10. 9. ["What's happened to those kids?"]
    Miss Winky
  11. 10. [The TAL Plane Crackups]
    Wonder Boy
  12. 11. The Bloodiest Battle
  13. 12. [The Museum Mystery]
    Pen Miller
  14. 13. [The Indian Timber Thieves]
    Paul Bunyan
  15. 14. [War with Wotan]
    Merlin the Magician
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky