(November 1942)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1942-09-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
John Beardsley
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.


The Butcher (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawk; Hendrickson; Olaf; Andre; Zeg; Chop-Chop; Chuck
Reprints

The Butcher! (Table of Contents: 1)

Blackhawk / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Woolfolk
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Zeg; Chop-Chop]; Countess Elsia (death); unnamed maid of Countess (death); Adolph Hitler (Nazi villain); The Butcher [Baron von Tepp] (Nazi villain, introduction, death, brother of Captain von Tepp from Military #1); Shultz (Nazi villain)
Synopsis
When the Countess Elsia stands up Baron von Tepp for a dinner date, he decides to send his troops to get her, and she narrowly escapes and nearly perishes before Blackhawk can save her. However, all the efforts of Blackhawk cannot save the Countess. Then and there, the Blackhawks decide to track down von Tepp, better known as "The Butcher" (because he loves to just kill people for the F├╝hrer) to avenge them and the late Countess.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit per Mark Evanier in the Archives edition. Mark Evanier states in the Archive edition that Alex Kotzky appears to have assisted Crandall on his early Blackhawk stories. The Who's Who lists Kotzky as a Blackhawk artist from 1942-44/47.

[The Gold of France] (Table of Contents: 2)

Sniper / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war; adventure

The Nazi Rocket Tank (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; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
The Nazis develop their own Rocket Tank to combat the Blue Tracer. However, the Tracer beats it by riding it from above into a rock, where the local Russians finish it off with Molotov cocktails.
Keywords
The Blue Tracer; The Rocket Tank (introduction)

[The Society of Thugs] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
aviation

[The Raider Prince Hugen] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
war
Keywords
navy

There Are More Ways Than One To Skin a Cat (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Hebboa?
Inks
Bob Hebboa?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[Busting the Dive-Bomber] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Inferior Man [Courtney Fudd]; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Inferior Man displays uncanny ability when he straps himself to a rocket and targets a Nazi bomber which he then dismantles in mid-air!

Indexer Notes

Next appears in Feature Comics #65 (February 1943).

Follow the Moon (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

[Chief Sourpus] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
aviation

Indexer Notes

last appearance

U.S. Fliers Crush Jap Fleet (Table of Contents: 10)

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 of Battle of Midway

[Incident On Amagansett Beach] (Table of Contents: 11)

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 Butcher
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. The Butcher!
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. [The Gold of France]
    Sniper
  4. 3. The Nazi Rocket Tank
    The Blue Tracer
  5. 4. [The Society of Thugs]
    Shot and Shell
  6. 5. [The Raider Prince Hugen]
    Phantom Clipper
  7. 6. There Are More Ways Than One To Skin a Cat
    X of the Underground
  8. 7. [Busting the Dive-Bomber]
    Inferior Man
  9. 8. Follow the Moon
  10. 9. [Chief Sourpus]
    Loops and Banks
  11. 10. U.S. Fliers Crush Jap Fleet
    Secret War News
  12. 11. [Incident On Amagansett Beach]
    Atlantic Patrol
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