(June 1942)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-04-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Ed Cronin ?
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. 4.


[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; Buddy Smith; Quicksilver [Max] (inset); Sally O'Neil (inset); Destroyer 171 (inset); the Japanese

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

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

Script
? [as William E. Eisner] (signed)
Pencils
? [as William E. Eisner] (signed)
Inks
? [as William E. Eisner] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A U.S. city near the Canadian border...
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; Cadaver (villain, introduction, death); Koba (villain, Cadaver's aide)
Synopsis
The evil Cadaver, gloating over having started the war in Europe, now uses his whiles to convince America that the Canadians are responsible for attacks on the U.S.
Reprints
Keywords
Times Bulletin; Times Herald

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

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

Script
? [as Frank Kearns] (signed)
Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It looked like a routine assignment...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil; school kids [Bobby; Margaret; Tom]; school janitor; Murphy (Policeman); Nazi spies [Madam Bloff; Otto; others unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
Sally receives what she perceives as a dull blackout assignment: be stationed at a local kid's school. But Nazi spies, planning to blow up the Washington Bridge, make the assignment anything but routine.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

Frank Kearns is a house name and not the name of an actual person.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's Gramps Fuddle, the lady killer!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

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

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
Say, pal...
Genre
sports
Characters
Kid Dixon [Danny Dixon]

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

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
Slowly crawling past a giant iceberg...
Genre
aviation
Characters
Prop Powers

[Introducing the Unknown] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Ted Udall (signed)
Pencils
Bernard Klein (signed)
Inks
Bernard Klein (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
The Unknown (introduction); Herr Baboon (villain, death)
Synopsis
The Unknown helps the Comitajis against Herr Baboon by capturing a munitions train and preventing the older people from being used as human shields by the Nazis.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Unknown was a man with no name. Oddity: When he meets up with his evil adversary, he states "we meet again", as if there had been an adventure before this.

Even though his true name was unrevealed, he did have the alias of Pete Walker.

The Unknown was created by Ted Udall and Bernard Klein.

Writer and inker credits added by Craig Delich 2009-4-17.

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

Quicksilver, the Laughing Robin Hood / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson [as Nick Cardy] (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson [as Nick Cardy] (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson [as Nick Cardy] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you guys thought you could take this flag down...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver [Max]; Miss Anderson (secretary in the Office of Public Management); group of Nazi spies [Henricks; Joe; Kurtz; Kaufman] (villains)
Synopsis
Quicksilver gets on the trail of those responsible for blowing up five defense plants.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

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

Salty Waters / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Devlin ?
Inks
John Devlin ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Waters, instead of using you for sharkbait...
Genre
humor
Characters
Salty Waters

[School's Out] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

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

Script
Toni Blum [as Lance Blackwood] (signed)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Fred Guardineer ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Caught in the maelstrom of war...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; war
Characters
Merlin the Magician [Jock Kellog]; Sergeant Mulligan; The Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Merlin uses the risen ghostly bodies of ancient pirates to assist an out-manned force of U.S. Marines against the Japanese.
Reprints
Keywords
Goosecreek Times

Indexer Notes

Lance Blackwood, according to the Who's Who, is a by-line found on this strip (and the pen-name of early artist Dan Zolnerowich).

Writer and art credits taken from the Who's Who and from the Quality Companion (TwoMorrows, 2011 series) #nn (November 2011). Added by Craig Delich (2013-7-20).

Writer revision from Guardineer to Blum per the Who's Who, which does not indicate that Guardineer wrote this strip.

The Flying Gems (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So, due to the rubber shortage...
Genre
humor
Characters
Cyclone Cupid

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

Wonder Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum [as Jerry Maxwell] (credited)
Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Defying the fury of active Nazi spies...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Boy [Bobby Barnes]; Sally (boat building company's owner); Nazi spies [Karl; rest unnamed] (villains, all die)
Synopsis
Bobby spots a suspicious group of men planting TNT under some bridge supports and wades into them, later discovering that if the bridge had come down, it would have blocked a company's boat building harbor.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script and art credits by Craig Delich, per Who's Who.

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

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

Script
Arthur Beeman ?
Pencils
Arthur Beeman
Inks
Arthur Beeman
Colors
?
Letters
Arthur Beeman ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm--it sounds like a silly idea...
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Winky

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credits added by Craig Delich 2009-4-17.

[Aboard the Destroyer U.S.S. Pawnee] (Table of Contents: 15)

Destroyer 171 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Destroyer 171
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. ["A U.S. city near the Canadian border..."]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. ["It looked like a routine assignment..."]
    Sally O'Neil, Policewoman
  4. 3. ["There's Gramps Fuddle, the lady killer!!"]
    Windy Breeze
  5. 4. ["Say, pal..."]
    Kid Dixon
  6. 5. ["Slowly crawling past a giant iceberg..."]
    Prop Powers
  7. 6. [Introducing the Unknown]
    The Unknown
  8. 7. ["So you guys thought you could take this flag down..."]
    Quicksilver, the Laughing Robin Hood
  9. 8. ["Waters, instead of using you for sharkbait..."]
    Salty Waters
  10. 9. [School's Out]
    Kid Patrol
  11. 10. ["Caught in the maelstrom of war..."]
    Merlin the Magician
  12. 11. The Flying Gems
  13. 12. ["So, due to the rubber shortage..."]
    Cyclone Cupid
  14. 13. ["Defying the fury of active Nazi spies..."]
    Wonder Boy
  15. 14. ["Hmm--it sounds like a silly idea..."]
    Miss Winky
  16. 15. [Aboard the Destroyer U.S.S. Pawnee]
    Destroyer 171
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky