(February 1943)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1942-12-09
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, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 2.


Blackhawk vs the Fox (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Reed Crandall; Bart Tumey (inset)
Inks
Bill Ward; Bart Tumey (inset)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawk; The Fox [General Hans Haupt]; Private Dogtag
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Archives edition lists Crandall as sole artist.

Blackhawk vs the Fox (Table of Contents: 1)

Blackhawk / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Haupt... the Fox! The most dangerous man...
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson; Olaf; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop]; The Fox [General Hans Haupt] (Nazi villain, introduction)
Synopsis
The Blackhawks go up against a blood thirsty German General, determined to not only go against the Führer's wishes and attack the British forces in the desert, but a man doggedly determined to become the new Führer of all Europe!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

(1) Story title taken from the cover.
(2) Inker identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. 2009-2-28.
(3) Letterer credit per Mark Evanier in the Archives edition.
(4) The membership of the Blackhawks stabilizes with this issue.

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

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 think I'll call cousin Clara back home in Billyville.
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Johnny Doughboy; Clara; Egbert
Synopsis
In a telephone call from a drugstore, Johnny pretends to be in combat against the Japanese to impress his young cousin Egbert.

Stalemate! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like a dangerous game of chess, two great armies...
Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Sniper; Temket (introduction); Benjamin Twink; King Neferu (flashback); General Eckel; Nazis
Synopsis
In Egypt, The Sniper is rescued by a woman who has knowledge of a series of ancient secret tunnels.
Keywords
Egypt; World War II

Indexer Notes

Writer credit verified by the Who's Who.

The U-1 (Table of Contents: 4)

The Blue Tracer / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hitler's greatest submarine has been ravaging the sea lanes of...
Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Captain William "Wild Bill" Dunn; Private Boomerang Jones; X-6 [Baroness Von Kist] (double agent); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
In its last mission, Germany's best submarine, the U-1, is targeted for destruction by the Tracer, with Dunn and Jones being aided by X-6, a double agent working among the Germans.
Keywords
The Blue Tracer; The U-1 (introduction); World War II

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[The Ghost Subs] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Andre LeBlanc
Inks
Andre LeBlanc
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They are not dead!
Genre
war
Characters
Phantom Clipper (last appearance); Baron Von Volf (first appearance, villain, death); Commodore Carl Von Kirpitz (first appearance, villain, death); Capt. Manfred Steidler (first appearance, villain, death)
Keywords
navy

Indexer Notes

art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr 28/2/2009

[The Airacobras] (Table of Contents: 6)

Pacific Patrol / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While patrolling along the United States' Pacific coastline, a pair of...
Genre
war
Keywords
navy; P-39 (plane); submarine

[The Three Granites] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is it any wonder our hero makes a donkey...
Genre
humor
Characters
Felix Hamburger (first appearance, villain); Pvt. Dogtag; Sgt. Roarigan

Down To Earth (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tim McGuire was a swell guy, if ever there was one...
Genre
military
Characters
Tim McGuire; Lt. Murphy

[The Pasha and the Tax Problem] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doggone it, Colonel...
Genre
aviation
Characters
Col. Sam Shot; Slim Shell; Pasha

Convoy Attack (Table of Contents: 10)

Secret War News / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The German short wave propaganda broadcasts to the United Nations have...
Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Capt. Ezra Walters; Mr. Carrol; Hans
Keywords
World War II

Indexer Notes

true story

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Blackhawk vs the Fox
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. Blackhawk vs the Fox
    Blackhawk
  3. 2. ["I think I'll call cousin Clara back home in Billyville."]
    Johnny Doughboy
  4. 3. Stalemate!
    The Sniper
  5. 4. The U-1
    The Blue Tracer
  6. 5. [The Ghost Subs]
    Phantom Clipper
  7. 6. [The Airacobras]
    Pacific Patrol
  8. 7. [The Three Granites]
    Private Dogtag
  9. 8. Down To Earth
  10. 9. [The Pasha and the Tax Problem]
    Shot and Shell
  11. 10. Convoy Attack
    Secret War News
This issue was most recently modified by:
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