(April 1942)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-02-06
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. 2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Starring Uncle Sam America's hero
Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; Quicksilver [Max] (inset); Sally O'Neil (inset); Kid Patrol (inset)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Blum ?
Inks
Alex Blum ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A flashlight beam stabs the darkness...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; Jook Jagger (villain); Spike (villain)
Synopsis
Sam intervened during the sentencing of some underage thugs, and begged the court's mercy for them. Sam took the four boys under his wing (all save one, who had actually killed a man), and, surprisingly, the boy's reformation begins with a Sunday trip to church!

Indexer Notes

Compare art with Police #13's Firebrand story. Note awkward figure positions and strange shoulder, elbow and wrist angles.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you think you're good at lying, eh, Breeze?
Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

Indexer Notes

story is not signed.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Kid Dixon / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Bob Reynolds] (signed)
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the west coast....
Genre
sports
Characters
Kid Dixon [Danny Dixon]; Joe Cahoot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Quicksilver [Quality/DC] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Striking with the speed of lightning...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver [Max]; the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Quicksilver takes to the air and dismantles a Japanese bomber fleet heading toward San Francisco.

Indexer Notes

previously credited to Paul Gustavson, but this is the same artist who drew all the previous Quicksilver stories.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Toni Blum ? (signed as Dan Wilson)
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Charles Nicholas
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Enthusiastic guests...
Genre
adventure; humor; children
Characters
Kid Patrol

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On coast patrol...
Genre
aviation
Characters
Prop Powers

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Japanese bombs...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil
Synopsis
Sally takes on a nest of Japanese spies. Alone.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Returning from a southern jaunt....
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Pen Miller; Chop

Indexer Notes

Final appearance in National Comics. Pen Miller will move to Crack Comics (Quality Comics, 1940 Series) starting with issue #23 (May 1942).

[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 (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, What yo' doin', flyin' on th wrong side of de air?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Cupid meets the Cupid of the "colored folks".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Wonder Boy [Quality / Elliot / Ajax-Farrell] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger (signed as Jerry Maxwell)
Pencils
Rudy Palais ?
Inks
Rudy Palais ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Strolling through the city...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Boy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Seeking respite...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jack Doe; Jill Doe

Indexer Notes

Final appearance.

Huntin' Mutt (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Roberts
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Paul Bunyan [folklore] / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
? (signed as Storey Weaver)
Pencils
Reed Crandall ?
Inks
Reed Crandall ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A high powered car pulls up...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Paul Bunyan; Babe the Blue Ox
Keywords
folklore

Indexer Notes

Saltarella thinks the art is by Nick Cardy with, possibly, Chuck Winter inks.

Final appearance in National Comics and in a Quality publication. The next publishers to have features based on the Paul Bunyan from folklore will be Charlton (in Cowboy Western Comics (Charlton, 1948 Series)) and David McKay (in Blondie Comics (David McKay, 1947 Series)), both in 1948. (In 1945 Prize will have a feature named "Paul Bunyan" in Treasure Comics (Prize, 1945 Series), but that is a super-hero who calls himself Paul Bunyan.)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Pencils
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Inks
Arthur Beeman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, You don't think so, Eh, Girls?
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Winky

[The New Fighter Plane] (Table of Contents: 15)

Merlin the Magician / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer (signed as Lance Blackwood) (sourced)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed as Lance Blackwood) (sourced)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed as Lance Blackwood) (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Merlin the Magician [Jock Kellog]

Indexer Notes

Lance Blackwood, according to the Who's Who, is a by-line on this strip.