(November 1942)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-09-09
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.


[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
Reprints

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall; shop personnel
Inks
Reed Crandall; shop personnel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Uncle Sam again turns the tables...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh boy...a sale!
Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

[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
Hey, champ...
Genre
sports
Characters
Kid Dixon [Danny Dixon]

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Bryant ?
Inks
Al Bryant ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sally helps stretch the long arm of the law...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In ravaged Holland, three Gestapo agents...
Genre
war
Characters
The Unknown; Herr Raval (villain, Nazi head of the French government, death); the Nazis (villains, all die)
Synopsis
The new Nazi-backed leader of the Vichy French government is challenged by the Unknown, and promptly arrests a hundred of the French people in order to put them to death. The Unknown breaks into the prison complex and frees the Frenchmen, and attends to the Nazi swine as well.
Reprints

[To the Circus!] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
adventure; humor; children
Characters
Kid Patrol

[Zimbamboo] (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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver [Max]; Rufus T. Jones (King of Zimbamboo); group of foreign spies (villains)
Synopsis
When a volcano in the jungles of South America near Zimbamboo begins to smoke, the natives begin to do the Dance of Death, then, traditionally, sacrifice their king. But Quicksilver, realizing there is an Army detachment within ten miles of the village, heads south, just in case the villagers decide to attack the base and sacrifice U.S. soldiers to boot!
Keywords
Zimbamboo (village)

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
Y'mean they're givin' us a dance right here on ship board?
Genre
humor
Characters
Salty Waters

[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
To what lengths...
Genre
aviation
Characters
Prop Powers

[The U-Boat] (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]; un-named U.S. Army General; Adolf Hitler (villain, image); un-named U-Boat Commander (villain, death?); the Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis
An enemy U-Boat surfaces at night along the Atlantic Coast and begins to terrorize a seacoast town, threatening the local inhabitants, telling them not to resist, else ten of them will be hung for each German soldier killed. Merlin decides to intervene in his own way!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last Golden Age appearance. Next appears in All-Star Comics Vol. 2 #1 (May 1999) and dies in that story.

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).

The U.S. General in this story looks suspiciously like Commissioner Dolan in the Spirit strip.

The Desert Always Wins (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
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We got a tip that Elephant Ears McPutrid will try to rob this safe tonight
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
The long bloody hand of America's enemies...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Boy
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in National. Next seen in Bomber Comics (Gilberton, 1944 series) #1. Tracking of feature noted by Leonard Wolinsky via the GCD Errors list, February 2009.

[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 just don't know what to do about Little Midge, Nancy
Genre
humor
Characters
Miss Winky

[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
The U.S.S. Pawnee cruises on patrol...
Genre
war
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. ["Uncle Sam again turns the tables..."]
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. ["Oh boy...a sale!"]
    Windy Breeze
  4. 3. ["Hey, champ..."]
    Kid Dixon
  5. 4. ["Sally helps stretch the long arm of the law..."]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  6. 5. ["In ravaged Holland, three Gestapo agents..."]
    The Unknown
  7. 6. [To the Circus!]
    Kid Patrol
  8. 7. [Zimbamboo]
    Quicksilver, the Laughing Robin Hood
  9. 8. ["Y'mean they're givin' us a dance right here on ship board?"]
    Salty Waters
  10. 9. ["To what lengths..."]
    Prop Powers
  11. 10. [The U-Boat]
    Merlin the Magician
  12. 11. The Desert Always Wins
  13. 12. ["We got a tip that Elephant Ears McPutrid will try to rob this safe tonight"]
    Cyclone Cupid
  14. 13. ["The long bloody hand of America's enemies..."]
    Wonder Boy
  15. 14. ["I just don't know what to do about Little Midge, Nancy"]
    Miss Winky
  16. 15. ["The U.S.S. Pawnee cruises on patrol..."]
    Destroyer 171
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Kirk House
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky