(March 1942)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1942-01-09
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, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 2.


The Sunken Island of Death!; The Bull of Berlin (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chuck Cuidera [as Chas. Cuidera] (signed)
Inks
Chuck Cuidera [as Chas. Cuidera] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawk; The Sniper; The Blue Tracer; Death Patrol; Inferior Man
Reprints

The Sunken Island of Death! (Table of Contents: 1)

Blackhawk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Dick French
Pencils
Chuck Cuidera
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Hendrickson; Olaf; Chop-Chop]; Captain Gorth (Nazi villain); Hans (Nazi villain); Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
When a mountain rises out of the mid-Atlantic, United States, British, and German ships converge on the location. When the Nazis arrive, Blackhawk and his men are already there to claim it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

(1) Story title taken from the cover.
(2) Letterer credit per Cuidera and added by Craig Delich 2012-1-15.
(3) Following this story, the 11th page features "The Song of the Blackhawks" by Richard (Dick) French.

The Song of the Blackhawks (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick French [as Richard French] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Illustrated, as a piece of sheet music, is the official "Song of the Blackhawks", featuring the lyrics and music.

The Drums of Doom (Table of Contents: 3)

The Blue Tracer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war; aviation
Characters
Captain William "Wild Bill" Dunn; Private Boomerang Jones; Gen. Von Blutt (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
In Russia, Dunn and Jones oppose a hook-handed, peg-legged, one-eyed Nazi named von Blutt, who has managed to capture the Tracer and Dunn. However, just as Dunn is about to be hung, Jones saves the day.
Keywords
The Blue Tracer

[Maria and the Spies] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
aviation

[Introducing X] (Table of Contents: 5)

X of the Underground / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Vernon Henkel
Pencils
Vernon Henkel
Inks
Vernon Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
X (a female spy, introduction); Bob Gray (reporter)
Synopsis
Female agent X (most likely French), most often posing as a man, infiltrates many Axis camps, her efforts being complicated by reporter Bob Gray, who has uncovered her secret.

[Two Nuts In Norway] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
aviation

Yankee Eagle and the Blonde Torch Singer!!! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jerry Noble [the Yankee Eagle]; Maisie Tenant

Indexer Notes

Jerry Noble's pet eagle, Sam, is referred to as the Yankee Eagle once in issue #1 only, however Jerry himself is referred to as the Yankee Eagle multiple times in this issue. Sam does not appear in issues #7-8.

Last appearance. A second Yankee Eagle, Larry Noble, is featured in SMASH COMICS #38-47.

[The Story of Pierre Raval] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Ted Udall
Pencils
Bernard Klein
Inks
Bernard Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Sniper

Indexer Notes

The cover title is erroneous, as no "Bull From Berlin" appears in this story.

[The Stolen Tractor Cannon] (Table of Contents: 9)

Inferior Man / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Al Jaffee
Inks
Al Jaffee
Colors
?
Letters
?

Imposter! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
war; aviation; humor
Characters
The Death Patrol [Del Van Dyke; Butch; Boris; Hank; King Hotintot; Patchwork Kid [aka Frere Jacques as of #9]; Mademoiselle From Armentiers (introduction, French female assassin)]; Hermann Göring (villain); Adolf Hitler (villain)
Synopsis
The Patrol breaks into the Wilhelmstrasse, where Del disguises himself as Hitler and gives orders designed to undo much of the Nazi tyranny, including the release of political prisoners from the concentration camps. However, a female assassin shoots Del, thinking he was indeed the Führer, and she flees with the Death Patrol.

Indexer Notes

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

Cleansed By Fire (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Nazi Terror (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; war

Indexer Notes

true story

[Pilot's Sacrifice] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
war
Keywords
navy
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sunken Island of Death!; The Bull of Berlin
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. The Sunken Island of Death!
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. The Song of the Blackhawks
  4. 3. The Drums of Doom
    The Blue Tracer
  5. 4. [Maria and the Spies]
    Loops and Banks
  6. 5. [Introducing X]
    X of the Underground
  7. 6. [Two Nuts In Norway]
    Shot and Shell
  8. 7. Yankee Eagle and the Blonde Torch Singer!!!
    Yankee Eagle
  9. 8. [The Story of Pierre Raval]
    The Sniper
  10. 9. [The Stolen Tractor Cannon]
    Inferior Man
  11. 10. Imposter!
    Death Patrol
  12. 11. Cleansed By Fire
  13. 12. Nazi Terror
    Secret War News
  14. 13. [Pilot's Sacrifice]
    Atlantic Patrol
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin