(April 1942)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1942-02-11
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 Man in the Iron Mask (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chuck Cuidera
Inks
Chuck Cuidera
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawk; Chop-Chop; Iron Face [Andre]
Reprints

The Man in the Iron Mask (Table of Contents: 1)

Blackhawk / comic story / 11 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; Iron Face [Andre]; 2 other unidentifiable members (see notee for possible candidates)]; Dr. Fritz von Rath (introduction); General Herman von Ezel (Nazi villain, death); Fritz (Nazi villain); Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis
The Blackhawks return to the place where their beloved comrade, Andre, seemingly met his fate six months earlier. However, Blackhawk discovers a man called Iron Face held prisoner whom he later discovers is in fact Andre Whose face has been horribly disfigured. Later, Blackhawk rescues Dr. Fritz von Rath, the greatest plastic surgeon in the world, from a Nazi concentration camp, but the man is quite mad.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the cover.

Letterer credit from Cuidera.

The 2 unidentified members likely include: Stanislaus, Zeg, or Chuck (or possibly Boris).

[The Story of Lord Henry Perkins] (Table of Contents: 2)

Sniper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; war

[The Russians' Mascot] (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 Berlin Express] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Directed by a beautiful leader who is sought by the Nazis, a daring group of freedom-loving women operate...
Genre
spy
Characters
X; Bob Gray
Synopsis
X inspires women all over Europe to join her covert operation, ditching Gray wherever she could because he wanted to also join her organization. But he was voted down by the women members.

[Bunglers in Baghdad] (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

[Introducing the Phantom Clipper] (Table of Contents: 6)

Phantom Clipper / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Kida
Inks
Fred Kida
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Keywords
navy

Indexer Notes

Captain Seth Perkins (introduction); Lt. Cmdr. "Tiger" Shark (introduction); Phantom Clipper (introduction, a ship)

[The Rescue of Del Van Dyne] (Table of Contents: 7)

Death Patrol / comic story / 5 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; Butch; Boris; Hank (apparently dies, but returns in #12); King Hotintot (introduction); Mademoiselle from Armentieres; Frere Jacques [formerly the Patchwork Kid]; Goucho (introduction)]; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
The Goucho joins the Patrol as they head back to Nazi Germany to rescue Del, which they did, but at the apparent cost of the life of Hank.

Indexer Notes

This story reveals the true name of the Patchwork Kid, who, with issue #20, suddenly becomes Jackie.

[The Yellow Butcher of Koko Nor] (Table of Contents: 8)

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; Gen. Muki Zu (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
While in China, Dunn and Jones, aided by the Blue Tracer, fight the eveil General Muki Zu, often termed "The Yellow Butcher of Koko Nor".
Keywords
The Blue Tracer

7:55, Dec. 7 (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Johnny Bates

Indexer Notes

Pearl Harbor story featuring Johnny Bates (not Kid Miracleman!).

Jap Spies Everywhere -- Beware! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Secret Passage to China Front (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Nat Nitkin; Bill (a major, friend of Nat); Chen (Chinese civilian); the Japanese (villains)
Keywords
Burma Road; Likiang

Indexer Notes

Nitkin is the Nat in this story and is the narrator of it.

[U.S.S. Kearney] (Table of Contents: 12)

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 Man in the Iron Mask
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. The Man in the Iron Mask
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. [The Story of Lord Henry Perkins]
    Sniper
  4. 3. [The Russians' Mascot]
    Loops and Banks
  5. 4. [The Berlin Express]
    X of the Underground
  6. 5. [Bunglers in Baghdad]
    Shot and Shell
  7. 6. [Introducing the Phantom Clipper]
    Phantom Clipper
  8. 7. [The Rescue of Del Van Dyne]
    Death Patrol
  9. 8. [The Yellow Butcher of Koko Nor]
    The Blue Tracer
  10. 9. 7:55, Dec. 7
  11. 10. Jap Spies Everywhere -- Beware!
    Inferior Man
  12. 11. Secret Passage to China Front
    Secret War News
  13. 12. [U.S.S. Kearney]
    Atlantic Patrol
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Madrid
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin