(August 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-06-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Will Eisner

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
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Kid Patrol (inset); Sally O'Neil (inset); Quicksilver [Max] (inset)

[The Great Darkness] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Chuck Cuidera
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; Baker; The Black Legion (villains)
Synopsis
A strange plague strikes the navy shipyard rendering all employees blind. But Uncle Sam uses his audio phone, a machine that captures conversations from the past, to track down the culprits, who turn out to be Sam's old foes, the Black Legion. Sam alerts the military to stop the Legion and then cures the people's blindness.
Keywords
Audio Phone

Indexer Notes

Art previously credited to Lou Fine.

[Zaro the Hypnotist] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
? [as Frank Kearns]
Pencils
Mort Leav [as Leav] (signed)
Inks
Mort Leav [as Leav] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil; Barry Gilmore; Zaro (villain); Len Carmen (villain); Slug (villain); Mopey (villain); Barry Gilmore

Indexer Notes

Signed in the last panel.

[The Ice Cream Gangster] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Gill Fox (signed)
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Cyclone Cupid; Bunny Crumb (first appearance; villain)

[Dixon Goes to Hollywood] (Table of Contents: 4)

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]; Otis Barnstable (first appearance; a woman); Chalky Slade (first appearance; villain)

[The Stratosphere Torpedo] (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Jonas Falconi (first appearance)

[Suyaki the Smuggler] (Table of Contents: 6)

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; Suyaki (first appearance; villain)

[The Puggello Mob] (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 [Max]; Puggello (first appearance, villain)

[The Shark] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze
Reprints

[The Secret of Creepy Creek] (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; Sunshine; Porky; Suzy]; Pat Malone; Uncle Ned (first appearance)

[The Blood Poisoners] (Table of Contents: 10)

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; Dr. Gribble (first appearance; villain); Karp (first appearance; villain); a nurse (first appearance; villain)

Half-Mast (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

[Bunyan the Cowhand] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Paul Bunyan; Babe

[Murder in a Pawn Shop] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
? [as Lowell Riggs]
Pencils
John Cassone
Inks
John Cassone
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jack Doe; Jill Doe; John Randall (first appearance; 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
Gee I wonder how I'll make out today?
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Winky

[Captured by Killer Ernst] (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]; General Sir Reginald Foxx (introduction); Killer Ernst (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Jock is commissioned to fly General Foxx over Southeastern Asia, but they are brought down in New Guinea by Killer Ernst, an Austrian fifth columnist. Merlin's magical mastery, first with a cannon then a crocodile, makes quick work of him, however.

Indexer Notes

Lance Blackwood, according to the Who's Who, is a byline on this strip.

Credits from the Quality Companion (TwoMorrows, 2012).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. [The Great Darkness]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [Zaro the Hypnotist]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  4. 3. [The Ice Cream Gangster]
    Cyclone Cupid
  5. 4. [Dixon Goes to Hollywood]
    Kid Dixon
  6. 5. [The Stratosphere Torpedo]
    Wonder Boy
  7. 6. [Suyaki the Smuggler]
    Prop Powers
  8. 7. [The Puggello Mob]
    Quicksilver
  9. 8. [The Shark]
    Windy Breeze
  10. 9. [The Secret of Creepy Creek]
    Kid Patrol
  11. 10. [The Blood Poisoners]
    Pen Miller
  12. 11. Half-Mast
  13. 12. [Bunyan the Cowhand]
    Paul Bunyan
  14. 13. [Murder in a Pawn Shop]
    Jack and Jill
  15. 14. ["Gee I wonder how I'll make out today?"]
    Miss Winky
  16. 15. [Captured by Killer Ernst]
    Merlin the Magician
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