(February 1942)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-12-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Will Eisner

Issue Notes

wrong ownership statement printed. This is for Police Comics.
Comic Magazines Inc. 322 Main ST Stamford, CT
Editor: Edward Cronin 322 Main ST Stamford, CT
Bus Mgr: Everett M. Arnold 198 Shore Rd Old Greenwich, CT
Owners: Everett M. Arnold, Claire C. Arnold
Henry P. Martin 8 Foster Dr. Des Moines, Ia
Printed at Buffalo, NY

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.

The Return of Genghis Khan; The Phantom Army of Vengeance (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chuck Cuidera
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawk; Chop-Chop; The Sniper; Yankee Eagle; Loops; Banks; Adolf Hitler; Genghis Khan
Reprints

The Return of Genghis Khan! (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 #2 for possible candidates)]; Winston Churchill (cameo); President Franklin D. Roosevelt (cameo, voice only); unnamed Padré (death); unnamed guardian of Genghis Khan's tomb (death); Genghis Khan II (reincarnation of Genghis Khan, villain, introduction, death); Adolph Hitler (Nazi villain, cameo); Von Trope (Nazi envoy, presumably killed)
Synopsis
Genghis Khan is re-born and starts on his reign of terror, until Blackhawk catches up with him. However, Blackhawk is captured and even Chop-Chop becomes one of Khan's own Generals, but recovers his sanity in time to release his leader.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

(1) Letterer credit per Cuidera and added by Craig Delich 2012-1-14.
(2) The 1 unidentified member could be Stanislaus, Zeg, or Chuck (or possibly Boris).

The Iceberg of Death (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

[Cannibal Island] (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

[The Death of Herr Brock] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Sniper / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall [as Ted] (signed)
Pencils
Vernon Henkel
Inks
Vernon Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Sniper; Franz Brock (villain, introduction, death)

Indexer Notes

Ken Quattro, in an article in Alter Ego #127 (August 2014), cites a quote made by Busy Arnold, in which Arnold states that Jerry Robinson did the art on this story. But the art is clearly Henkel's. Possibly Arnold had this issue confused with #8's story, illustrated by Robinson's good friend, Bernard Klein.

[Van Der Dopple's Rice Paddies] (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

[Spies in the Shipyard] (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

Indexer Notes

Art credits suggested by Jerry Bails’ Who’s Who.

[The Patchwork Kid] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Dave Berg [as David Berg] (signed)
Pencils
Dave Berg [as David Berg] (signed)
Inks
Dave Berg [as David Berg] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; aviation; war
Characters
The Death Patrol [Del Van Dyke; Butch; Hank; King Hotintot; Boris; The Patchwork Kid [aka Frere Jacques in issue #9] (introduction)]

Indexer Notes

This tale is one of two (#7 and #8) that no member of the Patrol was killed in the story.

[The Moth] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Maurice Kashuba
Pencils
Maurice Kashuba
Inks
Maurice Kashuba
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Miss America [Joan Dale]; Tim Healy (of the FBI); The Moth (villain, introduction, death); Moth's gang (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Miss America faces a non-costumed silk thief who uses cards that burst into flames when thrown.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The AC reprint credits Elmer Wexler with the art.

Miss America's next appearance is in All-Star Squadron #31.

[The Green Terror] (Table of Contents: 9)

Inferior Man / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee (signed)
Pencils
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Inferior Man [Courtney Fudd] (introduction); The Green Terror (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Quartermaster at Fort Bang dons an emblem and cape, calling himself Inferior Man, in order to take care of the Green Terror by whipping out his sissy serum and turning the Terror into a dancing dandy.
Keywords
Fort Bang; sissy serum

Indexer Notes

Jaffee, wanting to get into comic books, was hired by Will Eisner to do this strip, but he soon found that his style ill-suited for the wartime hero books, and the strip being astoundingly anachronistic for its parody of the superhero.

Women of France (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Statement of Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. (Table of Contents: 11)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Everett M. Arnold
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

wrong statement printed. This is for Police Comics.
Comic Magazines Inc. 322 Main ST Stamford, CT
Editor: Edward Cronin 322 Main ST Stamford, CT
Bus Mgr: Everett M. Arnold 198 Shore Rd Old Greenwich, CT
Owners: Everett M. Arnold, Claire C. Arnold
Henry P. Martin 8 Foster Dr. Des Moines, Ia
Printed at Buffalo, NY

Phantom Army of Vengeance (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; war

Indexer Notes

true story

[The U. S. S. Greer] (Table of Contents: 13)

Atlantic Patrol / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; war
Keywords
navy
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Return of Genghis Khan; The Phantom Army of Vengeance
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. The Return of Genghis Khan!
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. The Iceberg of Death
    Blue Tracer
  4. 3. [Cannibal Island]
    Loops and Banks
  5. 4. [The Death of Herr Brock]
    The Sniper
  6. 5. [Van Der Dopple's Rice Paddies]
    Shot and Shell
  7. 6. [Spies in the Shipyard]
    Yankee Eagle
  8. 7. [The Patchwork Kid]
    Death Patrol
  9. 8. [The Moth]
    Miss America
  10. 9. [The Green Terror]
    Inferior Man
  11. 10. Women of France
  12. 11. Statement of Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.
  13. 12. Phantom Army of Vengeance
    Secret War News
  14. 13. [The U. S. S. Greer]
    Atlantic Patrol
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