(July 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-05-09
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 [Max] (inset); Sally O'Neil (inset); Kid Patrol [Suzy; Sunshine; Porky; Teddy] (inset)

[The Mine Slaves] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Will Eisner [as William E. Eisner] (credited)
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; un-named storekeeper (villain); un-named mine foreman (villain)
Synopsis
After an afternoon of fishing, Uncle Sam and Buddy enter enter a town, but to their surprise, there are no men there! When they learn that the men have been kidnapped to work in a mine, they decide to investigate and free the men if at all possible.
Reprints
Keywords
Mount Borgie Mine

[Arson and a Jewel Box] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
? [As Frank Kearns]
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
Mort Leav
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil; Mike O'Neil

[Airplane Trip] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
adventure; humor; children
Characters
Kid Patrol [Suzy; Sunshine; Porky; Teddy]
Keywords
cannibals

[The Movie Crew Spies] (Table of Contents: 4)

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; A movie director (first appearance; villain); Vera (first appearance; villain); other spies (first appearance; villains)

Wanted: Large Size Hurricane (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

[The Kidnapping] (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]; Goldy (first appearance; villain); other kidnappers (first appearance; villains)

[Wizard Ward and the Boat Race] (Table of Contents: 7)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver [Max]; Wizard Ward (villain, introduction); V. Snatch McGatt (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Quicksilver stops Ward and Snatch from rigging a boat race, and, in the process, reveals that he wears a bullet-proof suit.
Reprints

[The Department Store Arsonists] (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; A gang of arsonists (first appearance; villains)

He Ain't Stupid (Table of Contents: 9)

Cyclone Cupid / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Cyclone Cupid [Cupid] (first appearance; origin)

[The Lost City] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Boy; Richards (first appearance; villain; death); Velez (first appearance; villain; death); Oraccos (first appearance; villain); Paul Darrow (first appearance)

Stars and Stripes (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

[The Subway Pickpockets] (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; Lefty and his gang (first appearance; villains)

[The Red Dog Fire] (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; Three renegade Indians (first appearance; villains; death)

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

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
Say Miss Winky - if you're going for a walk we'd like to go along
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Winky

[Temple of the Man-Eating Spider] (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]; Winston Churchill; Agor (villain, spider-god); Nang Tu (villain, introduction, High Preiestess, death); un-named Spider priests (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis
Merlin heads deep into the Himalayas in hopes of claiming a legendary diamond to bolster Britain's war relief funds. When the preiests of the temple foolishly try and stop him, Merlin conjures up the great spider-god, Agor, then reaches the diamond while turning its defenders into bats, and impales the High Priestess on a spear. Merlin then completely destroys the temple and returns the diamond to Prime Minster Churchill himself!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. [The Mine Slaves]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [Arson and a Jewel Box]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  4. 3. [Airplane Trip]
    Kid Patrol
  5. 4. [The Movie Crew Spies]
    Prop Powers
  6. 5. Wanted: Large Size Hurricane
    Windy Breeze
  7. 6. [The Kidnapping]
    Kid Dixon
  8. 7. [Wizard Ward and the Boat Race]
    Quicksilver
  9. 8. [The Department Store Arsonists]
    Jack and Jill
  10. 9. He Ain't Stupid
    Cyclone Cupid
  11. 10. [The Lost City]
    Wonder Boy
  12. 11. Stars and Stripes
  13. 12. [The Subway Pickpockets]
    Pen Miller
  14. 13. [The Red Dog Fire]
    Paul Bunyan
  15. 14. ["Say Miss Winky - if you're going for a walk we'd like to go along"]
    Miss Winky
  16. 15. [Temple of the Man-Eating Spider]
    Merlin the Magician
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Del Gruber
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky