(December 1941)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1941-10-10
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. 4.


Scavengers of Doom; Bismark Sunk (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chuck Cuidera
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawk; The Scavengers
Reprints

Scavengers of Doom (Table of Contents: 1)

Blackhawk / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dick French
Pencils
Chuck Cuidera [as Chas. Cuidera) (signed)
Inks
Chuck Cuidera [as Chas. Cuidera] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Hendrickson; Olaf; Chop-Chop; 1 other unidentifiable member (see Note #3 for possible candidates)]; the Scavengers [Garle, and many others] (villains, introduction, some die); Red Laura (villain, introduction); unnamed Nazi General (villain, death); Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis
In the ravages of war, it's inevitable that jackals of war, called the Scavengers, would murder, torture helpless victims, and ghoulishly hunt and rob the dead. Ironically, it's the Nazis who succeed in capturing them, but then vow to spare their lives if they can capture 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) Through the process of elimination, the 1 unidentified member seen on page 6 panel 7 and page 8 panels 1-5 who resembles Andre is likely Zeg.
(4) Hendrick is first called Hendrickson in this issue (no references to the character's name in issue #3 or #4).

[Enter the Sniper] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Sniper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Sniper (guerilla soldier, introduction); Paula; The Gestapo (villains, all die)
Synopsis
Aided by a local girl in Austria, the Sniper ambushes a group of Gestapo officers, all of whom he outwits and kills.

Indexer Notes

Artist credits revised from Vernon Henkel to ? by Craig Delich 2014-1-1. Jim Amash and Mike Kooiman, in the Quality Companion, state that the art on this story is NOT that of Vernon Henkel nor Bernard Klein. Possibles could be either Frank Harry or Joe Gallagher.

Script credit suggested by the Who's Who.

[Cutting out of the Concentration Camp] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Josef Goebbels (villain)

[The Hungry House] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Tom Hickey
Inks
Tom Hickey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Miss America [Joan Dale]
Synopsis
While on a boat ride, Joan stumbles across a submarine. Then, while investigating a nearby house, she discovers fifth columnists and is ambushed by a brute.

Indexer Notes

Art credits suggested by the Who's Who.

[The Prisoners Who Didn't Want to Be Rescued] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; aviation; war
Characters
The Death Patrol [Del Van Dyke; Gramps; Butch; Zazzy (death); Hank; King Hotintot (introduction)]; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
The Patrol members, now flying small, snub-nosed, colorfully painted aircraft, lose member Zazzy, who died while rescuing undercover agents. He is quickly replaced by King Hotintot, whose African nation was invaded by the Axis.

[The Mary Lee II] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Stewart
Inks
John Stewart
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jerry Noble; Sam (an eagle)

[The Ghost Ship] (Table of Contents: 7)

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; Lola Thomas; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Dunn comes across the sunken hull of the S.S. Athenia, and uses the Blue Tracer to push it back to the surface to terrorize the Nazis into releasing their British prisoners.
Keywords
The Blue Tracer

Abercrombie McZombie (Table of Contents: 8)

Diary of a Draftee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tex Blaisdell
Pencils
Tex Blaisdell
Inks
Tex Blaisdell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Abercrombie McZombie (first appearance)

[The Seven Dragons Cafe] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
aviation

On Silent Wings (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tex Blaisdell
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

true story; Bravery Award

Floating Death (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; war

Indexer Notes

true story

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Scavengers of Doom; Bismark Sunk
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. Scavengers of Doom
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. [Enter the Sniper]
    The Sniper
  4. 3. [Cutting out of the Concentration Camp]
    Shot and Shell
  5. 4. [The Hungry House]
    Miss America
  6. 5. [The Prisoners Who Didn't Want to Be Rescued]
    Death Patrol
  7. 6. [The Mary Lee II]
    Yankee Eagle
  8. 7. [The Ghost Ship]
    The Blue Tracer
  9. 8. Abercrombie McZombie
    Diary of a Draftee
  10. 9. [The Seven Dragons Cafe]
    Loops and Banks
  11. 10. On Silent Wings
  12. 11. Floating Death
    Secret War News
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Darci
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin