National Comics

    (Comic Magazines, 1940-1949)
©1946 Comic Magazines (Quality)

Begun in 1940, National Comics was published by the now-defunct Quality comics under their Comic Magazines imprint. Each giant-sized issue packed in a wide variety of features, from gag strips like “Salty Waters” and “Windy Breeze” to crime adventures starring Steve Wood or Sally O’Neil, Policewoman.

National Comics is best remembered today, however, for introducing the comic super-hero Uncle Sam. Looking exactly like the figure in the army recruiting ads, this character had both super-strength and the ability to see into the future. He used these abilities to battle enemies of liberty everywhere, particularly the Axis forces in World War II. Following Quality’s demise as a publisher, Uncle Sam would move over to DC where he would eventually become a member of the Freedom Fighters.

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#1

  7/1/1940
  $0.10
  $22.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Uncle Sam; 1st appearance of Prop Powers; 1st appearance of Sally O’Neil Policewoman; 1st appearance of Kid Dixon; 1st appearance of Merlin the Magician (Jock Kellog); 1st appearance of Yankee Doodle Boy (Jimmy Jones); 1st appearance of Wonder Boy (Quality); 1st appearance of Cyclone (Quality); 1st appearance of Pen Miller Detective; 1st appearance of Windy Breeze; 1st appearance of Kid Patrol; Origin of Kid Dixon; Origin of Merlin the Magician (Jock Kellog); Origin of Yankee Doodle Boy (Jimmy Jones); Origin of Wonder Boy (Quality); Origin of Sally O’Neil Policewoman; Origin of Kid PatrolWill Eisner, Toni Blum, Klaus Nordling, Herman Bolstein, Bill NewcombeWill Eisner, Clark Williams, Chuck Mazoujian, George Tuska, Dan Zolnerowich, Henry C. Kiefer, Klaus Nordling, John Celardo, Bill Newcombe, Charles Nicholas

#2

  8/1/1940
  $0.10
  $2,550.00
No copies available
 Will Eisner, Toni Blum, Klaus Nordling, Paul NewcombeWill Eisner, Chuck Mazoujian, Klaus Nordling, Charles Nicholas, Henry C. Kiefer, George Tuska, John Celardo, Paul Newcombe, Dan Zolnerowich

#3

  9/1/1940
  $0.10
  $1,300.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Percy (Kid Patrol)Will Eisner, Toni Blum, Klaus Nordling, Herman Bolstein, Bill NewcombeWill Eisner, Chuck Mazoujian, George Tuska, Dan Zolnerowich, John Celardo, Henry C. Kiefer, Klaus Nordling, Bill Newcombe, Charles Nicholas

#4

  10/1/1940
  $0.10
  $975.00
No copies available
 Will Eisner, Toni Blum, Klaus Nordling, Bill NewcombeChuck Mazoujian, Charles Nicholas, Klaus Nordling, John Celardo, Henry Kiefer, George Tuska, Bill Newcombe, Dan Zolnerowich

#5

  11/1/1940
  $0.10
  $1,425.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Quicksilver (Quality); Origin of Uncle SamWill Eisner, Toni Blum, Klaus Nordling, Bill NewcombeDan Zolnerowich, Chuck Mazoujian, Charles Nicholas, Klaus Nordling, John Celardo, George Tuska, Bill Newcombe

#6

  12/1/1940
  $0.10
  $1,000.00
No copies available
 Will Eisner, Toni Blum, Klaus Nordling, Bill NewcombeChuck Mazoujian, George Tuska, Nick Cardy, Klaus Nordling, John Celardo, Bill Newcombe, Dan Zolnerowich

#7

  1/1/1941
  $0.10
  $2,600.00
No copies available
 Toni Blum, Klaus Nordling, Bill NewcombeChuck Mazoujian, Charles Nicholas, John Celardo, Nick Cardy, Klaus Nordling, George Tuska, Bill Newcombe, Dan Zolnerowich

#8

  2/1/1941
  $0.10
  $1,000.00
No copies available
 Toni Blum, Klaus NordlingDan Zolnerowich, Chuck Mazoujian, Charles Nicholas, George Tuska, Arthur Peddy, Klaus Nordling, John Celardo

#9

  3/1/1941
  $0.10
  $1,000.00
No copies available
 Toni Blum, Jack Cole, Klaus NordlingDan Zolnerowich, Chuck Mazoujian, Charles Nicholas, Jack Cole, Nick Cardy, John Celardo, George Tuska, Klaus Nordling

#10

  4/1/1941
  $0.10
  $1,000.00
No copies available
 Toni Blum, Jack Cole, Klaus NordlingChuck Mazoujian, Jack Cole, Hank Larson, Clark Williams, Klaus Nordling, Nick Cardy, Charles Nicholas, Al Bryant, Reed Crandall

#11

  5/1/1941
  $0.10
  $1,000.00
No copies available
 Will Eisner, Toni Blum, Jack Cole, Klaus NordlingChuck Mazoujian, Charles Nicholas, Rudy Palais, Jack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Nick Cardy, Reed Crandall

#12

  6/1/1941
  $0.10
  $675.00
No copies available
 Toni Blum, Jack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Fred GuardineerLou Fine, Jack Cole, Clark Williams, Nick Cardy, Charles Nicholas, Reed Crandall, Klaus Nordling, Chuck Mazoujian, Fred Guardineer

#13

  7/1/1941
  $0.10
  $725.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Cyclone Cupid; Origin of Cyclone CupidWill Eisner, Jack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Gill Fox, Toni Blum, Fred GuardineerLou Fine, Mort Leav, Charles Nicholas, Jack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Chuck Mazoujian, Gill Fox, Al Bryant, Reed Crandall, Fred Guardineer

#14

  8/1/1941
  $0.10
  $725.00
No copies available
 Gill Fox, Klaus Nordling, Jack Cole, Toni Blum, Fred GuardineerLou Fine, Mort Leav, Gill Fox, Klaus Nordling, Al Bryant, Clark Williams, Nick Cardy, Jack Cole, Charles Nicholas, Reed Crandall, John Cassone, Fred Guardineer

#15

  9/1/1941
  $0.10
  $725.00
No copies available
 Jack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Toni Blum, Gill Fox, Fred GuardineerLou Fine, Mort Leav, Charles Nicholas, Clark Williams, Jack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Nick Cardy, John Cassone, Al Bryant, Reed Crandall, Gill Fox, Fred Guardineer

#16

  10/1/1941
  $0.10
  $725.00
No copies available
 Will Eisner, Gill Fox, Jack Cole, Klaus NordlingLou Fine, Gill Fox, Dan Wilson, Frank Kearns, Bob Reynolds, Nick Cardy, Lowell Riggs, Jack Cole, Lynn Byrd, Klaus Nordling, Fred Guardineer

#17

  11/1/1941
  $0.10
  $725.00
No copies available
 Will Eisner, Jack Cole, Toni Blum, Klaus Nordling, Gill Fox, Fred GuardineerLou Fine, Frank Kearns, Dick Wilson, Bob Reynolds, Jack Cole, Nick Cardy, Lowell Riggs, Lynn Byrd, Klaus Nordling, Gill Fox, Fred Guardineer

#18

  12/1/1941
  $0.10
  $800.00
No copies available
Pre-Pearl Harbor Japanese attack coverGill Fox, Jack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Fred GuardineerLou Fine, Jack Cole, Frank Kearns, Lynn Byrd, Nick Cardy, Lowell Riggs, Bob Reynolds, Klaus Nordling, Fred Guardineer

#19

  1/1/1942
  $0.10
  $550.00
No copies available
 Jack Cole, Gill Fox, Webster Daniel, Fred GuardineerLou Fine, Frank Kearns, Don Wilson, Bob Reynolds, Jack Cole, Nick Cardy, Lowell Riggs, Gill Fox, Lynn Byrd, Klaus Nordling, Fred Guardineer

#20

  2/1/1942
  $0.10
  $550.00
No copies available
 Jack Cole, Gill Fox, Cole Mynnes, Klaus Nordling, Fred GuardineerLou Fine, Jack Cole, Bob Reynolds, Frank Kearns, Nick Cardy, Lynn Byrd, Lowell Riggs, Gill Fox, Dan Wilson, Klaus Nordling, Fred Guardineer

#21

  2/1/1942
  $0.10
  $550.00
No copies available
 Jack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Tim Powers, Fred GuardineerWill Eisner, Jack Cole, Jerry Iger, Frank Kearns, Lynn Byrd, Klaus Nordling, Dan Wilson, Gill Fox, Fred Guardineer

#22

  4/1/1942
  $0.10
  $550.00
No copies available
 Jack Cole, Gene Roberts, Fred GuardineerWill Eisner, Jack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Paul Gustavson, Dan Wilson, Lynn Byrd, Frank Kearns, Gill Fox, Jerry Iger, Lowell Riggs, Fred Guardineer

#23

  6/1/1942
  $0.10
  $825.00
No copies available
 Jack Cole, Fred GuardineerWill Eisner, Frank Kearns, Jack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Lynn Byrd, Bernie Klein, Paul Gustavson, Dan Wilson, Fred Guardineer, Gill Fox, Jerry Iger, Al McWilliams

#24

  8/1/1942
  $0.10
  $380.00
No copies available
  Paul Gustavson, Jack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Lynn Byrd, Bernie Klein, Ted Udall, Frank Kearns, Dan Wilson, Fred Guardineer, Gill Fox, Jerry Iger, Al McWilliams

#25

  10/1/1942
  $0.10
  $470.00
No copies available
  Will Eisner, Jack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Paul Gustavson, Dan Wilson, Frank Kearns, Lynn Byrd, Gill Fox, Jerry Iger, Al McWilliams

#26

  11/1/1942
  $0.10
  $380.00
No copies available
  Reed Crandall, Jack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Dan Wilson, Paul Gustavson, Lynn Byrd, Fred Guardineer, Gill Fox, Jerry Iger, Al McWilliams

#27

  12/1/1942
  $0.10
  $380.00
No copies available
 Otto Binder, Ralph Johns, Bob Reynolds, Arthur BeemanJack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Dan Wilson, Gill Fox, Fred Guardineer, Al McWilliams

#28

  1/1/1943
  $0.10
  $380.00
No copies available
  Al Gabriele, Klaus Nordling, Charles Sultan, Ruben Moreira, Gill Fox, Fred Guardineer, Al McWilliams

#29

  2/1/1943
  $0.10
  $380.00
No copies available
Origin of The Unknown Al Gabriele, Klaus Nordling, Al Bryant, Ruben Moreira, Fred Guardineer

#30

  3/1/1943
  $0.10
  $380.00
No copies available
  Al Gabriele, Al Bryant, Klaus Nordling, Ruben Moreira, Jack Cole, Fred Guardineer

#31

  4/1/1943
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
Yankee Spirit (Text); Cyclone Cupid (one page strip)Jack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Gill Fox, Bernard DibbleAl Gabriele, Al Bryant, Jack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Gill Fox, Bernard Dibble, Charles Arthur, Ruben Moreira

#32

  5/1/1943
  $0.10
  $550.00
No copies available
 Jack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Gill Fox, Bernard DibbleAl Gabriele, Al Bryant, Jack Cole, Klaus Nordling, Gill Fox, Bernard Dibble, John Cassone, Ruben Moreira

#33

  6/1/1943
  $0.10
  $360.00
No copies available
 Jack Cole, Bernard DibbleAl Gabriele, Al Bryant, Jack Cole, Gill Fox, Bernard Dibble, John Cassone, Rudy Palais, Ruben Moreira, Vernon Henkel

#34

  8/1/1943
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
 Jack Cole, Gill Fox, Fred Guardineer, Bernard Dibble, Vernon HenkelArt Seymour, Al Bryant, Jack Cole, Gill Fox, Fred Guardineer, Bernard Dibble, Rudy Palais, Don Rico, Vernon Henkel

#35

  9/1/1943
  $0.10
  $280.00
No copies available
 Jack Cole, Gill Fox, Fred Guardineer, Bernard Dibble, Vernon HenkelArt Seymour, Al Bryant, Jack Cole, Gill Fox, Fred Guardineer, Bernard Dibble, Rudy Palais, Don Rico, Vernon Henkel

#36

  10/1/1943
  $0.10
  $275.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Prof. NoodleFred Guardineer, Sid Lazarus, Bernard Dibble, Vernon Henkel, Gill FoxArt Seymour, Fred Guardineer, Bob Fujitani, Sid Lazarus, Bernard Dibble, Al Bryant, Vernon Henkel, Gill Fox, Don Rico

#37

  11/1/1943
  $0.10
  $300.00
No copies available
 Jack Cole, Gill Fox, Bernard Dibble, Vernon HenkelArt Seymour, Al Bryant, Jack Cole, Fred Guardineer, Gill Fox, Bernard Dibble, Rudy Palais, Don Rico, Vernon Henkel

#38

  1/1/1944
  $0.10
  $625.00
No copies available
 Jack Cole, Bernard DibbleAlex Kotsky, Jack Cole, Al McWilliams, Bernard Dibble, Rudy Palais, Vernon Henkel, Fred Guardineer

#39

  2/1/1944
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
Hitler coverJack Cole, Fred Guardineer, Vernon HenkelArt Seymour, Al Bryant, Jack Cole, Fred Guardineer, Rudy Palais, Don Rico, Vernon Henkel

#40

  3/1/1944
  $0.10
  $295.00
No copies available
 Jack Cole, Fred Guardineer, Bernard Dibble, Vernon HenkelArt Seymour, Jack Cole, Fred Guardineer, Bernard Dibble, Rudy Palais, Don Rico, Vernon Henkel

#41

  4/1/1944
  $0.10
  $170.00
No copies available
 Jack Cole, Fred Guardineer, Bernard Dibble, Vernon HenkelArt Seymour, Al Bryant, Jack Cole, Fred Guardineer, Bernard Dibble, Rudy Palais, Don Rico, Vernon Henkel

#42

  5/1/1944
  $0.10
  $170.00
No copies available
1st appearance of The Barker (Carnie Callahan)Joe Millard, Jack Cole, Vernon HenkelJack Cole, Al Bryant, Fred Guardineer, Bernard Dibble, Don Rico, Vernon Henkel

#43

  8/1/1944
  $0.10
  $170.00
No copies available
 Joe Millard, Bernard Dibble, Jack Cole, Vernon HenkelJack Cole, Bernard Dibble, Don Rico, Al Bryant, Vernon Henkel

#44

  10/1/1944
  $0.10
  $200.00
No copies available
 Bernard Dibble, Vernon Henkel, Jack ColeKlaus Nordling, Al Bryant, Bernard Dibble, Don Rico, Vernon Henkel, Jack Cole

#45

  12/1/1944
  $0.10
  $170.00
No copies available
 Bernard Dibble, Jack Cole, Vernon HenkelKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Don Rico, Jack Cole, Al Bryant, Vernon Henkel

#46

  2/1/1945
  $0.10
  $265.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Intellectual AmosKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Vernon Henkel, Jack ColeKlaus Nordling, Gene Fawcette, Bernard Dibble, Andre LeBlanc, Vernon Henkel, Jack Cole, Bill Quackenbush

#47

  4/1/1945
  $0.10
  $170.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Lassie and LaddieKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Jack Cole, Vernon HenkelKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Gene Fawcette, Andre LeBlanc, Jack Cole, Bill Quackenbush, Vernon Henkel

#48

  6/1/1945
  $0.10
  $170.00
No copies available
1st appearance of The Whistler (Mallory Drake); Origin of The Whistler (Mallory Drake)Jack Cole, Bernard Dibble, Andre Le Blanc, Vernon HenkelKlaus Nordling, Jack Cole, Bernard Dibble, Gene Fawcette, Andre LeBlanc, Bill Quackenbush, Vernon Henkel

#49

  8/1/1945
  $0.10
  $170.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Jack Cole, Bernard Dibble, Andre Le Blanc, Vernon HenkelKlaus Nordling, Jack Cole, Bernard Dibble, Andre LeBlanc, Bill Quackenbush, Vernon Henkel

#50

  10/1/1945
  $0.10
  $170.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Jack Cole, Andre Le Blanc, Vernon HenkelKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Bill Quackenbush, Jack Cole, Andre LeBlanc, Vernon Henkel

#51

  12/1/1945
  $0.10
  $230.00
No copies available
Sally O’Neil, PolicewomanKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Jack Cole, Andre Le Blanc, Vernon HenkelKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Bill Quackenbush, Jack Cole, Gene Fawcette, Andre LeBlanc, Vernon Henkel

#52

  2/1/1946
  $0.10
  $120.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Jack Cole, Andre Le Blanc, Vernon HenkelKlaus Nordling, Gene Fawcette, Bernard Dibble, Bill Quackenbush, Jack Cole, Andre LeBlanc, Vernon Henkel

#53

  4/1/1946
  $0.10
  $120.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Jack Cole, Vernon Henkel, Andre Le BlancKlaus Nordling, Gene Fawcette, Bernard Dibble, Bill Quackenbush, Jack Cole, Vernon Henkel, Andre LeBlanc

#54

  6/1/1946
  $0.10
  $200.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Tinker TomKlaus Nordling, Andre Le Blanc, Bernard Dibble, Jack Cole, Al StahlKlaus Nordling, Andre LeBlanc, Bernard Dibble, Gene Fawcette, Jack Cole, Al Stahl, Al McWilliams, Bill Quackenbush

#55

  8/1/1946
  $0.10
  $120.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Steve WoodKlaus Nordling, Jack Cole, Bernard Dibble, Al Stahl, Andre Le BlancKlaus Nordling, Jack Cole, Al McWilliams, Bernard Dibble, Al Stahl, Bill Quackenbush, Andre LeBlanc

#56

  10/1/1946
  $0.10
  $120.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Andre Le Blanc, Bernard Dibble, Jack Cole, Al StahlKlaus Nordling, Andre LeBlanc, Bernard Dibble, Jack Cole, Al McWilliams, Bill Quackenbush, Al Stahl

#57

  12/1/1946
  $0.10
  $120.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Granny Gumshoe; Versus SplinterKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Jack Cole, Andre Le BlancKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Al McWilliams, Jack Cole, Andre LeBlanc, Bill Quackenbush, Gill Fox

#58

  2/1/1947
  $0.10
  $120.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Jack Cole, Gill Fox, Andre Le Blanc, Bernard DibbleKlaus Nordling, Jack Cole, Gill Fox, Al McWilliams, Andre LeBlanc, Bernard Dibble, Fred Guardineer

#59

  4/1/1947
  $0.10
  $150.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Jack Cole, Bernard Dibble, Andre Le Blanc, Gill FoxKlaus Nordling, Jack Cole, Bernard Dibble, Al Bryant, Andre LeBlanc, Al McWilliams, Gill Fox, Dan Zolnerowich

#60

  6/1/1947
  $0.10
  $120.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Jack Cole, Bernard Dibble, Gill Fox, Andre Le BlancKlaus Nordling, Jack Cole, Bernard Dibble, Gill Fox, Dan Zolnerowich, Andre LeBlanc, Al McWilliams

#61

  8/1/1947
  $0.10
  $100.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Andre Le Blanc, Gill Fox, Bernard DibbleKlaus Nordling, Al McWilliams, Andre LeBlanc, Gill Fox, Dan Zolnerowich, Bernard Dibble

#62

  10/1/1947
  $0.10
  $100.00
No copies available
1st appearance of AnthropKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Gill Fox, Michael SenichKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Gill Fox, Michael Senich, Al McWilliams, Dan Zolnerowich

#63

  12/1/1947
  $0.10
  $100.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Gill Fox, Michael SenichKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Gill Fox, Michael Senich, Al McWilliams, Dan Zolnerowich

#64

  2/1/1948
  $0.10
  $100.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Gill Fox, Michael SenichKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Gill Fox, Michael Senich, Al Bryant, Al McWilliams, Dan Zolnerowich

#65

  4/1/1948
  $0.10
  $108.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Gill Fox, Michael Senich, Bernard DibbleKlaus Nordling, Gill Fox, Michael Senich, Bernard Dibble, Al McWilliams, Dan Zolnerowich, Alice Kirkpatrick

#66

  6/1/1948
  $0.10
  $100.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Gill Fox, Michael SenichKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Gill Fox, Alice Kirkpatrick, Dan Zolnerowich, Michael Senich

#67

  8/1/1948
  $0.10
  $100.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Gill Fox, Michael SenichKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Gill Fox, Michael Senich, Alice Kirkpatrick, Dan Zolnerowich

#68

  10/1/1948
  $0.10
  $120.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Gill Fox, Michael SenichKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Gill Fox, Alice Kirkpatrick, Dan Zolnerowich, Michael Senich

#69

  12/1/1948
  $0.10
  $100.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Jack Cole, Gill Fox, Bernard Dibble, Bart TumeyKlaus Nordling, Jack Cole, Gill Fox, Alice Kirkpatrick, Bernard Dibble, Dan Zolnerowich, Bart Tumey

#70

  2/1/1949
  $0.10
  $100.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Gill Fox, Bart TumeyKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Gill Fox, Alice Kirkpatrick, Dan Zolnerowich, Bart Tumey

#71

  4/1/1949
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Paul GustavsonKlaus Nordling, Alice Kirkpatrick, Dan Zolnerowich, Bernard Dibble, Paul Gustavson

#72

  6/1/1949
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Paul GustavsonKlaus Nordling, Alice Kirkpatrick, Bernard Dibble, Paul Gustavson

#73

  8/1/1949
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Paul GustavsonKlaus Nordling, Alice Kirkpatrick, Dan Zolnerowich, Bernard Dibble, Paul Gustavson

#74

  10/1/1949
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
 Klaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Paul GustavsonKlaus Nordling, Alice Kirkpatrick, Bernard Dibble, Paul Gustavson

#75

  12/1/1949
  $0.10
  $80.00
No copies available
Final IssueKlaus Nordling, Bernard Dibble, Paul GustavsonKlaus Nordling, Alice Kirkpatrick, Bernard Dibble, Paul Gustavson