(August 1940)

Quality Comics, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-05-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Will Eisner (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Uncle Sam / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Fine
Inks
Lou Fine
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Starring Uncle Sam America's greatest character
Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Buddy Smith; Merlin the Magician (inset); Wonder Boy (inset); Sally O'Neill (inset)

Smashing the Enemies of Free Speech! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Will Eisner (sourced); Dave Berg (sourced)
Pencils
Dave Berg (sourced)
Inks
Will Eisner (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Sam; Senator Grover (introduction); Miss Grover (introduction); Casey (introduction); J. P. Potter (villain, death)
Synopsis
Sam takes on J. P. Potter, who was sickening kids with inferior candy.

[Wings of Death Over London] (Table of Contents: 2)

Prop Powers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum (signed as Lynn Bird)
Pencils
Witmer Williams ?
Inks
Witmer Williams ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation
Characters
Prop Powers

[The "Death" of Barry Gilmore] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sally O'Neil Policewoman / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum (signed as Frank Kearns)
Pencils
Chuck Mazoujian
Inks
Chuck Mazoujian
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sally O'Neil; Barry Gilmore (first appearance); The Boss (first appearance, villain, death); Tony (first appearance, villain); other gangsters (first appearance, villains)

[The Unkillable Man] (Table of Contents: 4)

Pen Miller / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling (signed as Klaus)
Pencils
Klaus Nordling (signed as Klaus)
Inks
Klaus Nordling (signed as Klaus)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Pen Miller; Tony Torpedo (first appearance, villain); Milligan (first appearance)

Indexer Notes

This story based on the true case of Michael Malloy (1933).

[The Evictor] (Table of Contents: 5)

Kid Patrol / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Nicholas
Inks
Charles Nicholas
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Kid Patrol; Primo Andriola (first appearance); Mrs. Morgan (first appearance); Mr. Meagre (first appearance, villain)

[The Pirates and the Buddha's Eyes] (Table of Contents: 6)

Wonder Boy [Quality / Elliot / Ajax-Farrell] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum (signed as Jerry Maxwell)
Pencils
John Celardo ?
Inks
John Celardo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Boy; The Mongolians (villains); pirates (first appearance, villains); A Buddhist priest (first appearance); the priest's daughter (first appearance)

[The Winged People] (Table of Contents: 7)

Cyclone [Quality] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Rawlins (signed) (house name)
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Cyclone; A tribe of winged people (introduction); King Zarxas (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Tony Rawlins was a by-line on this feature and was not necessarily a real person.

[Bout with Slugger Sweeney] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Bob Reynolds (signed) (house name)
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
sports
Characters
Kid Dixon [Danny "Kid" Dixon]; Slugger Sweeney (first appearance, villain); his manager (first appearance, villain); a crumb (first appearance; villain); Jennie Barley (first appearance); Mr. Barley (first appearance)

Yankee Doodle Boy (Table of Contents: 9)

Yankee Doodle Boy / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Toni Blum (credited as Anthony Lamb)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Yankee Doodle Boy [Jimmy Jones]

[Fight with Mike Disogra] (Table of Contents: 10)

Paul Bunyan [folklore] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Herman Bolstein ? (signed as Storey Weaver)
Pencils
John Celardo
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Paul Bunyan; Mike Disogra (first appearance, villain)
Keywords
folklore

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Windy Breeze / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Newcombe (signed)
Pencils
Bill Newcombe (signed)
Inks
Bill Newcombe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah yes. Franklin was right.
Genre
humor
Characters
Windy Breeze

[In the Land of the Dead] (Table of Contents: 12)

Merlin the Magician / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Lance Blackwood (signed) (house name)
Pencils
Dan Zolnerowich (signed as Lance Blackwood)
Inks
Dan Zolnerowich (signed as Lance Blackwood)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Merlin the Magician [Jock Kellog]; Lord Elliot (introduction, death); Sybil Elliot (introduction); Rajah Singh-Abeem (villain, introduction); Prince Singh-Abeem (villain, introduction, a ghost, death in flashback); Abdul (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Merlin continues his travels to the River Styx, where he saves a wayward damsel from a dead Prince.

Indexer Notes

Lance Blackwood, according to the Who's Who, is a by-line found on this strip, and is also the pen name of Dan Zolnerowich.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Starring Uncle Sam America's greatest character"]
    Uncle Sam
  2. 1. Smashing the Enemies of Free Speech!
    Uncle Sam
  3. 2. [Wings of Death Over London]
    Prop Powers
  4. 3. [The "Death" of Barry Gilmore]
    Sally O'Neil Policewoman
  5. 4. [The Unkillable Man]
    Pen Miller
  6. 5. [The Evictor]
    Kid Patrol
  7. 6. [The Pirates and the Buddha's Eyes]
    Wonder Boy [Quality / Elliot / Ajax-Farrell]
  8. 7. [The Winged People]
    Cyclone [Quality]
  9. 8. [Bout with Slugger Sweeney]
    Kid Dixon
  10. 9. Yankee Doodle Boy
    Yankee Doodle Boy
  11. 10. [Fight with Mike Disogra]
    Paul Bunyan [folklore]
  12. 11. ["Ah yes. Franklin was right."]
    Windy Breeze
  13. 12. [In the Land of the Dead]
    Merlin the Magician
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