(February 1942)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-12-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Ed Cronin

Issue Notes

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer identified the artist as Reed Crandall. Reed Crandall expert Roger Hill agrees that this is not Crandall.

[Shake Hands with Simon Bolivar] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; George Washington (as a ghost); Simon Bolivar (as a ghost)

Indexer Notes

Uncle Sam refers to Buddy as his nephew in this story, but that was not biologically true. As Sam explained it, "every red-blooded American boy is my nephew!"

[Jimmy Cinch and His Heck Drivers] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns]
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

Bagrum and Barley Circus (Table of Contents: 3)

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 Dixon]; Bottle Topps; Colosso

Indexer Notes

Art matches the Nordling sample at Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[Madman of the Mansion] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil

Indexer Notes

The artwork matches other signed stories by Leav.

Signed in the second to last panel on the last page.

[The Kid Criminals] (Table of Contents: 5)

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 Mine Field Plot] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Prop Powers

Indexer Notes

The artwork matches the Witmer sample at Who's Who.

[The Speed Demons] (Table of Contents: 7)

Quicksilver / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Nick Cardy (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver [Max]; Joe (villain)
Synopsis
A crime boss invents a drug that gives his henchmen ten times their normal skill. One of them, a guy named Joe, became ten times faster, but Quicksilver's guile and unpredictability swing the battle in his favor.

[Coffee Criminals] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
? [as Lowell Riggs]
Pencils
Mort Leav ?
Inks
Mort Leav ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jack Doe; Jill Doe

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

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

Script
Gill Fox (signed)
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So your newspaper is going to expose my murder racket, eh?
Genre
humor
Characters
Cyclone Cupid

[The Bike Bullies] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

The Island Spectre (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Cole Mynnes
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Milton; Lew Poore

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. (Table of Contents: 12)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Everett M. Arnold
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Printed in Buffalo, NY (Greater Buffalo Press)
Published by Comic Magazines Inc. 322 Main ST Stamford, Conn
Editor: Edward Cronin 322 Main St Stamford, Conn
Business Manager: Everett M. Arnold 198 Shore Rd Old Greenwich, Conn.
Owners: Everett M. Arnold, Claire C. Arnold,
Henry P. Martin Jr. 8 Foster Dr. Des Moines Iowa

The Case of the Blind Peddler (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Pen Miller; Niki

Indexer Notes

Pen dosed with morphine

[Rattler and His Mob] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Paul Bunyan
Keywords
folklore

Indexer Notes

The art here is similar to other in this series credited to Crandall.

[On the Russian Front] (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 on this strip.

Credits from the Quality Companion (TwoMorrows, 2011 series) #nn (November 2011).

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. [Shake Hands with Simon Bolivar]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [Jimmy Cinch and His Heck Drivers]
    Windy Breeze
  4. 3. Bagrum and Barley Circus
    Kid Dixon
  5. 4. [Madman of the Mansion]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  6. 5. [The Kid Criminals]
    Wonder Boy
  7. 6. [The Mine Field Plot]
    Prop Powers
  8. 7. [The Speed Demons]
    Quicksilver
  9. 8. [Coffee Criminals]
    Jack and Jill
  10. 9. ["So your newspaper is going to expose my murder racket, eh?"]
    Cyclone Cupid
  11. 10. [The Bike Bullies]
    Kid Patrol
  12. 11. The Island Spectre
  13. 12. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.
  14. 13. The Case of the Blind Peddler
    Pen Miller
  15. 14. [Rattler and His Mob]
    Paul Bunyan
  16. 15. [On the Russian Front]
    Merlin the Magician
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