(April 1943)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1943-02-10
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

On sale date from a promo in Smash Comics #41.

The on-sale date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 2 is listed as Feb. 12, 1943.


[The Thunderer] (Table of Contents)

Blackhawk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawk; Olaf; Hendrickson; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop; Chuck; Andre; The Lama; Sailor Danny

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Thunderer (Table of Contents: 2)

Blackhawk / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawks [Blackhawk; Andre; Chuck; Hendrickson (incorrectly spelled Hendrikson); Olaf; Stanislaus; Chop-Chop]; Chen Yu; Ashley-Cripp (British agent, death); unnamed British officer; The Lama; unnamed Tibetans; Japanese soliders (villains, some die)
Synopsis
A dying British agent tells the Blackhawks that whoever finds The Thunderer in the Gura Mountain Lamassary in Tibet will control the natives. They must beat the Japanese there and stop the revolt.

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

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
The natives don't seem to trust us, so I want to talk with them! Round me up some stragglers!
Genre
humor
Characters
Johnny Doughboy
Synopsis
Johnny is sent to gather up some stragglers for the sergeant to talk to.

World's Most Hated Heel (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Private Dogtag; Cecil; Adolf Hitler (villain); Hawkins
Synopsis
Cecil and Dogtag go to Germany to capture Hitler.

The Ghost of the Maginot Line! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Sniper; Major Von Steuffin; General Brecht; Adolf Hitler (villain); The Ghost (first appearance; death)
Synopsis
The Sniper impersonates a dead Nazi to infiltrate a German fortress on the Maginot Line.

[The Bomb Balls of Dr. Murk] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
aviation
Characters
Colonel Sam Shot; Slim Shell; Dr. Murk (first appearance; villain; death); Abd-Ul-Skram
Synopsis
Shot and Shell fly a man to a meeting with an Arab chief.

[Battle With a U-Boat] (Table of Contents: 7)

Atlantic Patrol / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Synopsis
A PT boat with one torpedo is attacked by a U-Boat.
Keywords
navy

U.S. Sub Sinks 7 Jap Warships (Table of Contents: 8)

Secret War News / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Fred Warder
Synopsis
The exploits of the USS Seawolf.

Indexer Notes

True story.

The Giant of the Air (Table of Contents: 9)

Blackhawk / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
Blackhawk; Olaf; Andre; Chop-Chop; Henderson
Synopsis
Blackhawk is shot down and discovers a hidden Nazi airfield with giants.

Indexer Notes

First Blackhawk text story.

[The Sabotaged Potatoes] (Table of Contents: 10)

Sailor Danny / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Art Gates
Pencils
Art Gates
Inks
Art Gates
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Sailor Danny; Davy Jones; Alice; Clementine; Joan Lawford
Synopsis
Danny has to peel potatoes, but then discovers that explosives have been planted in them.

The Trail of the Mako Shark! (Table of Contents: 11)

P.T. Boat / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Paul Harvey; Perry Tobias
Synopsis
Paul and Perry go looking for a hidden Nazi submarine refueling base.
Keywords
navy

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

Metro Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Seed Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Thunderer]
    Blackhawk
  2. 1. ["Boy! Oh, boy! Two! Two tremendous new features!"]
  3. 2. The Thunderer
    Blackhawk
  4. 3. ["The natives don't seem to trust us, so I want to talk with them! Round me up some stragglers!"]
    Johnny Doughboy
  5. 4. World's Most Hated Heel
    Private Dogtag
  6. 5. The Ghost of the Maginot Line!
    The Sniper
  7. 6. [The Bomb Balls of Dr. Murk]
    Shot and Shell
  8. 7. [Battle With a U-Boat]
    Atlantic Patrol
  9. 8. U.S. Sub Sinks 7 Jap Warships
    Secret War News
  10. 9. The Giant of the Air
    Blackhawk
  11. 10. [The Sabotaged Potatoes]
    Sailor Danny
  12. 11. The Trail of the Mako Shark!
    P.T. Boat
  13. 12. ["Free with this offer 33 power telescope lens kit"]
    Metro Publications
  14. 13. ["Hurry! Hurry! Sell seeds for victory gardens"]
    American Seed Company
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