(October 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-08-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Ed Cronin
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. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[The Hollywood Invasion Plot] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; George Washington (as a ghost); Emil von Blon (Warren Brothers movie director); Fifth Columnists [aka the Nazis] (villains)
Synopsis
Spies discover fertile ground for an attack on a movie set, whose director was so successful and powerful that he was able to procur the use of U.S. Navy ships. The movie was meant to stir American patriotism, but the set was infiltrated by Fifth Columnists. Buddy, on board one of the submarines, discovered this and turned the tables on the saboteurs, while the ghost of George Washington appeared to Uncle Sam to alert him of the danger. Together, Sam and Buddy defeated the spies, but only after several ships had been destroyed.
Reprints

[Rain of Soup] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

[The Amateur Hour] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Toni Blum [as Dan Wilson]
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Charles Nicholas
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor; children
Characters
Kid Patrol

Indexer Notes

Blum is credited on script for 1941-42 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Nicholas is credited on Kid Patrol by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the art match the sample at Who's Who.

[Big Dan's Hundred Grand] (Table of Contents: 4)

Sally O'Neil Policewoman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil

Indexer Notes

Leav is credited on Sally by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the artwork matches some credited stories in Jumbo Comics #28-29.

[The Blank Check Swindle] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
? [as Bob Reynolds]
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Kid Dixon [Danny "Kid" Dixon]

Indexer Notes

Nordling is credited on Kid Dixon by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the art is similar to the sample on Who's Who.

[Pagi's Return To the Islands] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
? [as Jerry Maxwell] (signed)
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Boy; Pagi (South Seas performing native)
Synopsis
Wonder Boy witnesses the performance of a South Seas native and wonders if the man is really happy in this civilization, or would prefer to return home.
Keywords
Winger's Country Bizaar

Indexer Notes

Jerry Maxwell was a house name, not the name of a real person.

[The Soap Box Demagogue] (Table of Contents: 7)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson [as N. Viscardi] (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson [as N. Viscardi] (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson [as N. Viscardi] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver [Max]; McGinty (villain, radical speaker); C.J. Merton (villain, political boss)
Synopsis
A political boss is paying crooks across America to make speeches and to stir up dissent in a scheme to become President under a new party banner, and to rule as a dictator.

Indexer Notes

Several Quicksilver stories are bylined Nick Cardy, but the art is not in any way similar to his Senorita Rio stories in Fight Comics #19 and 21. They are signed N. Viscardi, his real name. Also Nick Viscardi's first Lady Luck story in the Sunday Spirit section for May 18, 1941 has a very different style from this one. It is identical to the unmistakeable art of Paul Gustavson. Either is Nick Cardy the writer, or just a byline name like most of the other byline names with no connection to any real artist used in Quality comics. A little mystery. Originally credited "Nick Cardy (signed)".

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[The Counterfeiter's Cannon] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
? [as Lowell Riggs]
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jack; Jill

[Paddle-Ball Champ] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

[Herr Musser's Radio Plot] (Table of Contents: 10)

Prop Powers / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum [as Lynn Bird]
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Prop Powers

Indexer Notes

Clark (or Witmer) Williams is credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who to this feature, while Lynn Byrd is not found. The artwork match the sample at Who's Who.

Flames of Freedom (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bowen Arroe
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

[The Rustling of Babe] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
? [as Story Weaver]
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Paul Bunyan
Keywords
folklore

Indexer Notes

Reed Crandall is credited to this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the art is very similar to his signed story in Police Comics #1, but the inking is a little different.

[The Sinister Swamp Camp] (Table of Contents: 13)

Pen Miller / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Pencils
Klaus Nordling (signed)
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Pen Miller

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

Miss Winky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Pencils
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Inks
Arthur Beeman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's This? Somebody shipping a dog to me?
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Winky

[Incident In Greenland] (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)
Synopsis
Merlin boosts the Greenland natives' campaign against Nazi thieves with a giant walrus.

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).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. [The Hollywood Invasion Plot]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [Rain of Soup]
    Cyclone Cupid
  4. 3. [The Amateur Hour]
    Kid Patrol
  5. 4. [Big Dan's Hundred Grand]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  6. 5. [The Blank Check Swindle]
    Kid Dixon
  7. 6. [Pagi's Return To the Islands]
    Wonder Boy
  8. 7. [The Soap Box Demagogue]
    Quicksilver
  9. 8. [The Counterfeiter's Cannon]
    Jack and Jill
  10. 9. [Paddle-Ball Champ]
    Windy Breeze
  11. 10. [Herr Musser's Radio Plot]
    Prop Powers
  12. 11. Flames of Freedom
  13. 12. [The Rustling of Babe]
    Paul Bunyan
  14. 13. [The Sinister Swamp Camp]
    Pen Miller
  15. 14. ["What's This? Somebody shipping a dog to me?"]
    Miss Winky
  16. 15. [Incident In Greenland]
    Merlin the Magician
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
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  • Gregory Fischer
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