(October 1941)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-08-01
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Will Eisner (credited as W. E. Eisner) (editor)

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. 4.

The Doomed Battalion (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; war; aviation; military; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Blackhawks [Andre; Blackhawk; Boris (possible unidentifiable member, see Note #2 about possible candidates); Chop-Chop; Chuck (possible unidentifiable member, see Note #2 about possible candidates); Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus (unidentifiable member, see Note #2 about possible candidates); Zeg (unidentifiable member, see Note #2 about possible candidates)]; Jerry Noble (inset)
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Indexer Notes

(1) The cover reproduces the splash page of the Blackhawk story (art by Cuidera) and the splash page from Yankee Eagle (art by Smith).
(2) The 3 unidentified members are likely Stanislaus, Zeg, and Chuck (or possibly Boris).

The Doomed Battalion! (Table of Contents: 1)

Blackhawk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Chuck Cuidera (signed as Chas. Cuidera)
Inks
Chuck Cuidera (signed as Chas. Cuidera)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (sourced)

Genre
adventure; war; aviation; military; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Blackhawks [Andre (death) (apparent death); Blackhawk; Boris (possible unidentifiable member, see Note #2 about possible candidates); Chop-Chop (introduction); Chuck (possible unidentifiable member, see Note #2 about possible candidates); Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus (unidentifiable member, see Note #2 about possible candidates); Zeg (unidentifiable member, see Note #2 about possible candidates)]; Ann (Red Cross nurse last seen in #1, named here); Maxim (freedom fighter, death); Markov (traitor, death); Captain Schroeder (Nazi villain, death); unnamed Nazi General (villain, death); Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis
A plane crash lands on Blackhawk Island and the survivor, Chop-Chop, tells Blackhawk about a food profiteer named Markov, who is mad at a Red Cross nurse in the Drina River Valley in Yugoslavia, because she is giving crippled soldiers food for free. The Blackhawks decide to intervene and run smack dab into a large Nazi force.
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Indexer Notes

(1) Letterer credit per Cuidera, added by Craig Delich January 1, 2012.
(2) The 3 unidentified members are likely Stanislaus, Zeg, and Chuck (or possibly Boris).
(3) The last page of this story isn't related to the main story at all, but is a message in nine panels by Blackhawk (aided by Chop-Chop) to the readers, informing them that in the next issue (#4) there would be a giant map of Blackhawk Island, suitable for framing.

[Battle near the Burma Road] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
aviation; war; adventure
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[Light in the Fog] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
aviation; adventure
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Sabotage / cartoon / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Tex Blaisdell (signed as Texas Blaisdell)
Pencils
Tex Blaisdell (signed as Texas Blaisdell)
Inks
Tex Blaisdell (signed as Texas Blaisdell)
Colors
?
Letters
Tex Blaisdell ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But Sarge -- I had to call them!!
Genre
humor; military
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Indexer Notes

Four one-panel cartoons.

Camouflage (Table of Contents: 5)

Camp Capers / cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Dick French (signed as Lane French)
Pencils
Dick French (signed as Lane French)
Inks
Dick French (signed as Lane French)
Colors
?
Letters
Dick French ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's the 45th Infantry passing now...
Genre
humor; military
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Gag cartoon.

School Children Defeat Hitler (Table of Contents: 6)

Secret War News / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al McWilliams (signed as A. McWilliams)
Pencils
Al McWilliams (signed as A. McWilliams)
Inks
Al McWilliams (signed as A. McWilliams)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Synopsis
True story of King Peter of Yugoslavia.
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Indexer Notes

Signed in the second panel on the second page.

[The Noah's Ark Destroyer] (Table of Contents: 7)

Yankee Eagle [Jerry Noble / Military Comics only] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; military; war
Characters
Jerry Noble; Sam (an eagle)
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[The City of Stranded Men] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
aviation; adventure; military
Characters
Adolf Hitler (villain)
Reprints
Keywords
Nazis; World War II

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

Miss America [Quality] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Hickey (signed)
Inks
Tom Hickey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee, Joan, you're pretty enough without...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Miss America [Joan Dale]; Sampson
Synopsis
Joan uncovers a forgery ring producing phony war bonds using the presses of the newspaper where she works.
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Indexer Notes

This was Joan's last case as a newspaper reporter as the new writer in issue #4 dropped that occupation as a part of her character.

Blackout (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tex Blaisdell (credited)
Pencils
Tex Blaisdell ? (illustration)
Inks
Tex Blaisdell ? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
A blind girl in England helped rescue a child trapped in a bus during a bombing raid.
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Indexer Notes

true story; Award For Youth Bravery

[Battle at Benghazi] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
war
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[The Stratosphere Bombs] (Table of Contents: 12)

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; adventure
Characters
Death Patrol [Gramps; Slick (death); Del Van Dyke; Hank; Butch; Zazzy (introduction)]; Emil
Synopsis
Death Patrol is called in to discover how bombs are falling on London when no planes are visible. During their mission, Slick, one of the original members, dies.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Doomed Battalion
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. The Doomed Battalion!
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. [Battle near the Burma Road]
    Blue Tracer
  4. 3. [Light in the Fog]
    Loops and Banks
  5. 4. ["But Sarge -- I had to call them!!"]
    Sabotage
  6. 5. Camouflage
    Camp Capers
  7. 6. School Children Defeat Hitler
    Secret War News
  8. 7. [The Noah's Ark Destroyer]
    Yankee Eagle [Jerry Noble / Military Comics only]
  9. 8. [The City of Stranded Men]
    Shot and Shell
  10. 9. ["Gee, Joan, you're pretty enough without..."]
    Miss America [Quality]
  11. 10. Blackout
  12. 11. [Battle at Benghazi]
    Archie Atkins
  13. 12. [The Stratosphere Bombs]
    Death Patrol
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Daniel Martinez
  • John Censullo
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dwayne Best
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Clint Maxwell