(December 1942)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
?
On-sale date
1942-10-07
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)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawk; Tondeleyo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The splash pages for the strips "The Sniper", "Phantom Clipper" and "Pacific Patrol" are also shown on the cover (art by their respective artists).

Tondeleyo (Table of Contents: 1)

Blackhawk / comic story / 15 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; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop]; Tondeleyo (villain, introduction, apparent death); Hans Oberst (Nazi villain, suicide); von Gurst (Nazi villain, death); Herr Hauptman (Nazi villain)
Synopsis
Blackhawk challenges Nazi Ace Hans Oberst to an aerial duel to the death, which he accepts, but Blackhawk is unaware that it is a trap. However, a newcomer to Blackhawk Island, Tondeleyo, sows seeds of discontent and cowardice among the Blackhawks, and Chop-Chop is the only one to pull his friends out of their depression and take on the Nazis.
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 Sinister Dr. Holtz] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Sniper / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ted Udall
Pencils
Vernon Henkel
Inks
Vernon Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Sniper; Dr. Heinrich Holtz (villain, scientist, death)
Synopsis
The Sniper locates a mad scientist in the Black Forest who has the capability of turning troops into microscopic size, then putting them into the body of a suicide bomber pilot heading for England. When the reverse serum is applied, these men would burst forth from the pilot's corpse. The Sniper, who was also a pilot, shot down the bomber and Holtz committed suicide.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit verified by the Who's Who.

[Mission To Yugoslavia] (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
aviation; war
Characters
Captain William "Wild Bill" Dunn; Privatye Boomerang Jones; President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Synopsis
The President of the United States personally enlists the Blue Tracer for a mission in the mountains of Yugoslavia, where the machine demonstrates its most powerful feat to date (and taxed it accordingly) by plunging from the sky and burrowing a tunnel straight through a mountain.
Keywords
The Blue Tracer

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

Johnny Doughboy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bernard Dibble
Pencils
Bernard Dibble
Inks
Bernard Dibble
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I just gotta hold him on my lap one last time before he leaves for camp
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Johnny Doughboy (first appearance); Ma; Pa; Lana Lamour
Synopsis
Johnny arrives at camp.

[Fifty Million Foes] (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

The World's Dumbest Soldier (Table of Contents: 6)

Private Dogtag / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Bart Tumey
Pencils
Bart Tumey
Inks
Bart Tumey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Private Dogtag (first appearance); Voodini (first appearance; villain); Cameo: Winston Churchill (cameo)

Bill Hatch--Hero (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[The Chumps and the Chetniks] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
aviation

Life-Line To the East (Table of Contents: 9)

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

[Destroying the Destroyers] (Table of Contents: 10)

Pacific 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. [no title indexed]
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. Tondeleyo
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. [The Sinister Dr. Holtz]
    The Sniper
  4. 3. [Mission To Yugoslavia]
    The Blue Tracer
  5. 4. ["I just gotta hold him on my lap one last time before he leaves for camp"]
    Johnny Doughboy
  6. 5. [Fifty Million Foes]
    Phantom Clipper
  7. 6. The World's Dumbest Soldier
    Private Dogtag
  8. 7. Bill Hatch--Hero
  9. 8. [The Chumps and the Chetniks]
    Shot and Shell
  10. 9. Life-Line To the East
    Secret War News
  11. 10. [Destroying the Destroyers]
    Pacific Patrol
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • David Wilt
  • Del Gruber
  • John Censullo
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin