(December 1941)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-10-08
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

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Volume 36, Number 4. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B 524051.


[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; Buddy Smith?; Wonder Boy (inset); Sally O'Neil (inset); Quicksilver [Max] (inset)
Reprints

[The Bombing of Pearl Harbor] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Harry Stein [as William E. Eisner] (signed)
Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; John Paul Jones (as a ghost; cameo); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
The Axis Powers spread a wide net of mayhem, attacking Pearl Harbor (by the Germans yet!), Guam and Portland, Maine. Buddy's idea of building a wire net, carried below airplanes to foul up the invader's plane props, was quite successful. While defending the seas near Maine, Uncle Sam encountered the Spirit of John Paul Jones, which inspired Sam to use America's retired frigates to encircle the enemy in fire, even as enemy soldiers invaded Boston, Massachusetts.

Indexer Notes

This story eerily told of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.....and the magazine was cover dated December, 1941, even though the story was probably produced some six months in advance.

Writer credit changed from Gil Fox to Harry Stein from an interview Gil Fox gave Jim Amash, portion of which reprinted by Amash on the Comics History Exchange on Facebook (7 December 2016). Fox confirms Stein wrote the story. Fox also disputes Will Eisner's claim he had researched and suggested the idea.

[The Lie Detector] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

[Baby Carriage Brouhaha] (Table of Contents: 3)

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 [Sunshine; Porky; Suzy; Teddy]

[Crooks In the Country] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil

[The Phony Lighthouse] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Prop Powers

[The Central American Jungle Caper] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Jerry Maxwell (house name)
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Boy

[The Twelve Duplicate Jurors] (Table of Contents: 7)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver [Max]; Carol Thomas (State's witness); Dutch Hanson (villain)
Synopsis
Mobster Dutch Hanson kidnaps all of the State's witnesses against him and replaces them, deftly disguiised, with members of his own mob at the trial. Quicksilver turns the tables on them, however, freeing the captives and making them look like Hanson's own mob. When the trial started, Hanson was so confused that he confessed to everything!

[Fury On the Florida Flyer] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
? [as Lowell Riggs]
Pencils
Art Saaf ?
Inks
Art Saaf ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jack Doe; Jill Doe

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur Beeman
Inks
Arthur Beeman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shucks! I thought this was a popular corner for things to happen!
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Winky

[Hollywood Hero] (Table of Contents: 10)

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]

Murder Takes the Comet (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Maxwell (house name)
Letters
typeset

[The Levee Saboteurs] (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
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Paul Bunyan; Babe the Blue Ox
Keywords
folklore

[A Real Slugfest] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Pen Miller

[The Giant Mosquito] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Cyclone Cupid

[The Marsden Mystery] (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]

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 Bombing of Pearl Harbor]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [The Lie Detector]
    Windy Breeze
  4. 3. [Baby Carriage Brouhaha]
    Kid Patrol
  5. 4. [Crooks In the Country]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  6. 5. [The Phony Lighthouse]
    Prop Powers
  7. 6. [The Central American Jungle Caper]
    Wonder Boy
  8. 7. [The Twelve Duplicate Jurors]
    Quicksilver
  9. 8. [Fury On the Florida Flyer]
    Jack and Jill
  10. 9. ["Shucks! I thought this was a popular corner for things to happen!"]
    Miss Winky
  11. 10. [Hollywood Hero]
    Kid Dixon
  12. 11. Murder Takes the Comet
  13. 12. [The Levee Saboteurs]
    Paul Bunyan
  14. 13. [A Real Slugfest]
    Pen Miller
  15. 14. [The Giant Mosquito]
    Cyclone Cupid
  16. 15. [The Marsden Mystery]
    Merlin the Magician
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Hughes
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky