(September 1941)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-06-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Will Eisner [as W. E. Eisner]
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Some info verified using a DCM scan (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/)

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.


The Coward Dies Twice (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chuck Cuidera; Bill Smith
Inks
Chuck Cuidera; Bill Smith
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawk; the Nazis; Senator Noble (inset); Jerry Noble (inset); Kurt von Weissmann (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The cover not only features the splash page to the Blackhawk story (drawn by Cuidera), but the splash page to the Yankee Eagle feature as well (drawn by Smith). Story title added by Craig Delich 2012-1-11.

[The Coward Dies Twice] (Table of Contents: 1)

Blackhawk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Chuck Cuidera [as Charles Cuidera] (signed)
Inks
Chuck Cuidera [as Charles Cuidera] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre (introduction); Boris (introduction, see Note #5); Hendrickson (introduction, called Hendrick in this issue only); Olaf (introduction); Stanislaus (introduction); Zeg (introduction); Vladim (introduction, no further appearances, see Note #6)]; English pilot named Walt (introduction, death); unnamed doctor; unnamed French begger; Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis
When the Nazis seemingly have the Blackhawks trapped while on their mission to rescue a scientist who has developed an atomic bomb, a young English pilot named Walt, thought by many to be a coward, takes his Spitfire into the air and sacrifices his life to save the Blackhawks.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

(1) Story title taken from the cover.
(2) Letterer credit per Cuidera, added by Craig Delich 2012-1-12.
(3) The character Stanislaus was named by writer Bob Powell, whose actual name was Stanislaus Robert Pulowski.
(4) Blackhawk's "left to right" introduction of the Blackhawks on page 3 panel 8 erroneously swaps Olaf and Hendrick.
(5) Through the process of elimination, the man seen on the bottom of page 9 panel 2 may be Boris. After this issue, Boris is not seen again until Blackhawk (DC, 1976 series) #245-246.
(6) Vladim is mentioned on page 11 panel 4 as the Blackhawk designer, however there is no indication that he is a member of the Blackhawks. The white-haired man with a crew cut and sweater seen on page 4 panel 1 and page 10 panel 10 may be Vladim (he may also be the same man seen in the center of page 9 panel 2).
(7) In the epilogue, Blackhawk states that Vladim, the Blackhawk designer, has just revamped their Grumman skyrocket and it will appear next issue.

[Surprise Attack] (Table of Contents: 2)

Archie Atkins / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Campbell?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war

[Back To Flight School] (Table of Contents: 3)

Loops and Banks / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Powell?
Pencils
Bob Powell (Bud Ernest)
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Synopsis
Loops and Banks join the Marines.

[The Fifth Columnists At the Wax Museum] (Table of Contents: 4)

Miss America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Elmer Wexler
Inks
Elmer Wexler
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Miss America [Joan Dale]
Synopsis
After foiling a spy plot, Miss America was kidnapped and recognized by her captors, who were no match for her magical powers.

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Ed Wexler to ? by Craig Delich 2013-9-13. Artist listing also revised to correct first name spelling, from Ed to Elmer. The Who's Who lists Wexler as an artist only, with no writing credits to his name, including for this character.

[The Boobs In the Bomber] (Table of Contents: 5)

Shot and Shell / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation

[The Von Weissman Affair] (Table of Contents: 6)

Yankee Eagle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Smith [as John Stewart] (signed)
Inks
Bill Smith [as John Stewart] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jerry Noble; Sam (an eagle); Senator Noble; Queen (introduction, a puma); Kurt von Weissmann (villain)

Indexer Notes

Art correction per the Who's Who, added by Craig Delich. Page count corrected by Gary Dolgoff via the GCD Error Tracker.

[The Battle of Bordeaux] (Table of Contents: 7)

Death Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; aviation; war
Characters
The Death Patrol [Del Van Dyne; Butch; Hank; Slick Ward; Gramps; Stoney Rock (introduction, death)]
Synopsis
The Patrol gets snappy new uniforms and a new recruit, Stoney Rock, who, unfortunately killed during the saving of a Red Cross shipment headed for France.
Reprints

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

Sabotage / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tex Blaisdell; Lake French
Pencils
Tex Blaisdell; Lake French
Inks
Tex Blaisdell; Lake French
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

[Message In a Mirage] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Blue Tracer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Captain William "Wild Bill" Dunn; Private Boomerang Jones
Synopsis
The military commander of both Dunn and Jones discovers that these two men are still alive after believing that they had perished in their struggle against the M'Bujies.
Keywords
The Blue Tracer

Award For Youth Bravery: John Thomas Cain (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tex Blaisdell
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

true story

British Mystery Squad Lands On Invasion Coast In Secret Mission (Table of Contents: 11)

Secret War News / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Al McWilliams?
Pencils
Al McWilliams
Inks
Al McWilliams
Colors
?
Letters
Martin DeMuth?

Genre
non-fiction; war

Indexer Notes

true story

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Coward Dies Twice
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. [The Coward Dies Twice]
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. [Surprise Attack]
    Archie Atkins
  4. 3. [Back To Flight School]
    Loops and Banks
  5. 4. [The Fifth Columnists At the Wax Museum]
    Miss America
  6. 5. [The Boobs In the Bomber]
    Shot and Shell
  7. 6. [The Von Weissman Affair]
    Yankee Eagle
  8. 7. [The Battle of Bordeaux]
    Death Patrol
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Sabotage
  10. 9. [Message In a Mirage]
    The Blue Tracer
  11. 10. Award For Youth Bravery: John Thomas Cain
  12. 11. British Mystery Squad Lands On Invasion Coast In Secret Mission
    Secret War News
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Lou Mougin
  • Del Gruber
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin