(October 1942)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1942-08-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gill Fox ?

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
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; The Unknown (inset); Destroyer 171 (inset); Wonder Boy (inset); Sally O'Neil (inset)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Saltarella thinks the art is by Chuck Cuidera, definitely the pencils and probably the inks.

[New Adventure in Panama] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
? [as Will Eisner]
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; Senator Corey; Buddy; Fritz (villain); Pedro (villain)
Synopsis
Uncle Sam, Buddy and Senator Corey are kidnapped aboard a plane heading for the Panama Canal, and the criminal gang responsible is interested in the papers found in the Senator's briefcase. When they tell the detainees that they plan to use a freighter loaded with explosives to destroy the Gatum Lake Spillway, Uncle Sam disguises himself and frees the other captives and turns the tables on the gang.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprint has the title "Adventure in Panama". Crandall art credit from Jim Amash 2012-1-5.

[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
Where to this time, Unk?
Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, lady.......
Genre
sports
Characters
Kid Dixon [Danny Dixon]

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

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

Script
Ted Udall [as Moore Bonds] (signed)
Pencils
Bernard Klein
Inks
Bernard Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A German train loaded with military supplies speeds to the Russian front!
Genre
superhero; war
Characters
The Unknown; Colonel Hasenpfeffer (villain)
Synopsis
The Unknown meets a Nazi commander who took doses of cocaine for additional "courage", but which gave the Colonel super-human strength. Still, he was no match for the innate strength of the Unknown.

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

Quicksilver / comic story / 5 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
Once again, that king of speed...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver [Max]

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script
Toni Blum ? [as Dan Wilson]
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Charles Nicholas
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's never a dull moment...
Genre
adventure; humor; children
Characters
Kid Patrol

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daughter of a fighting clan...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil

[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
Dear Mom
Genre
humor

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

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

Script
Toni Blum ? [as Lynn Bird]
Pencils
Witmer Williams
Inks
Witmer Williams
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As Prop and Lank wing their way...
Genre
aviation
Characters
Prop Powers

The Spider of Doom (Table of Contents: 10)

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; also as Emperor Hirohito]; Professor Mordecai Twitch (villain, death); Vang (villain, Professor Twitch's assistant)
Synopsis
An acquaintance of Joch's, the mad scientist Professor Twitch, turns up dead at the hands of Vang, the Professor's assistant. Vang then uses the Professor's formular to create giant killer spiders. Merlin transforms himself into the likeness of Emperor Hirohito to fool Vang and capture him.

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).

Ghost Town Murder (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is your finish, Killer!
Genre
humor

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

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

Script
? [as Jerry Maxwell]
Pencils
Rudy Palais ?
Inks
Rudy Palais ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Crime vicious and sneaking...
Genre
superhero

[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
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I see that we'll have to win the game in spite of the umpire
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al McWilliams (signed)
Inks
Al McWilliams
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Slamming through heaving ocean swells...
Genre
war
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. [New Adventure in Panama]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. ["Where to this time, Unk?"]
    Windy Breeze
  4. 3. ["Hey, lady......."]
    Kid Dixon
  5. 4. ["A German train loaded with military supplies speeds to the Russian front!"]
    The Unknown
  6. 5. ["Once again, that king of speed..."]
    Quicksilver
  7. 6. ["There's never a dull moment..."]
    Kid Patrol
  8. 7. ["Daughter of a fighting clan..."]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  9. 8. ["Dear Mom"]
    Salty Waters
  10. 9. ["As Prop and Lank wing their way..."]
    Prop Powers
  11. 10. The Spider of Doom
    Merlin the Magician
  12. 11. Ghost Town Murder
  13. 12. ["This is your finish, Killer!"]
    Cyclone Cupid
  14. 13. ["Crime vicious and sneaking..."]
    Wonder Boy
  15. 14. ["I see that we'll have to win the game in spite of the umpire"]
    Miss Winky
  16. 15. ["Slamming through heaving ocean swells..."]
    Destroyer 171
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