(June 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-04-09
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. 3.


[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); Kid Patrol (inset)

[Epidemic of Destruction] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Will Eisner?
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith

[The President's Son] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Toni Blum [as Frank Kearns]
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil; President Cardos (first appearance); Cardos (first appearance; President Cardos' son); Pancho (first appearance); Pancho's family (first appearance); Cardos's uncle (first appearance; villain)

Indexer Notes

compare with Cardy's Lady Luck.

[Anything For a Subway Seat] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

[The Carney Coal Mine Disaster] (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Bo Carney (first appearance; villain); Bo Carney's brother (first appearance; villain)

[The Grain Thieves] (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; Herr Doktor (first appearance; villain)

Contenders Wanted (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]; Mercener (first appearance; villain); Joe Gallus (first appearance); the Saint (first appearance; two wrestlers)

[The Rascelli Expose'] (Table of Contents: 7)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver; un-named newspaper editor; Rascelli (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When the Editor of News Star runs a story criticizing the Raselli Mob, a reporter on the paper tries to warn his boss about it, but, alas, the mob attempts to kidnap the editor. But Quicksilver is there to protect him.
Keywords
News Star

Indexer Notes

The reporter for the newspaper was Quicksilver, whose true name was never revealed. He is also seen as this reporter in National #17. Art credit by Doug Martin. Previously given to Nick Cardy. Dellenges/ Steele agree with Bryant.

[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
Darn it. They're peckin' around again!
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Winky

[Sunshine's Inheritance] (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 [Teddy; Porky;Sunshine]; Lenny (first appearance; Sunshine's uncle); Clem (first appearance; Sunshine's uncle)

[The Mad Moose and the Three-Eyed Lynx] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Doggone Patriotism (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[The Pyramid Papers] (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; Niki; Mr. Inkslinger (first appearance); Joseph Pyramid (first appearance; villain); Lady-Finger Harry (first appearance; villain)

[The Murderous Ghost of Frozen Creek] (Table of Contents: 13)

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; The ghost of Frozen Creek (first appearance; villain); The ghost's cousin (first appearance; death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Have a Laugh / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can't untie you. The police said not to touch anything until they arrive!
Genre
humor

[Magic Vs. U-Boat] (Table of Contents: 15)

Merlin the Magician / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Merlin the Magician [Jock Kellog]; the Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

Merlin begins speaking spells backwards.

Lance Blackwood, according to the Who's Who, is a by-line found on this strip (and the pen-name of early artist Dan Zolnerowich). Writer and art credits taken from the Who's Who and from the Quality Companion (TwoMorrows, 2011 series) #nn (November 2011). Added by Craig Delich (2013-7-20).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. [Epidemic of Destruction]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [The President's Son]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  4. 3. [Anything For a Subway Seat]
    Windy Breeze
  5. 4. [The Carney Coal Mine Disaster]
    Wonder Boy
  6. 5. [The Grain Thieves]
    Prop Powers
  7. 6. Contenders Wanted
    Kid Dixon
  8. 7. [The Rascelli Expose']
    Quicksilver
  9. 8. ["Darn it. They're peckin' around again!"]
    Miss Winky
  10. 9. [Sunshine's Inheritance]
    Kid Patrol
  11. 10. [The Mad Moose and the Three-Eyed Lynx]
    Paul Bunyan
  12. 11. Doggone Patriotism
  13. 12. [The Pyramid Papers]
    Pen Miller
  14. 13. [The Murderous Ghost of Frozen Creek]
    Jack and Jill
  15. 14. ["I can't untie you. The police said not to touch anything until they arrive!"]
    Have a Laugh
  16. 15. [Magic Vs. U-Boat]
    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