More Fun 86 (Dec 42) features the first of two consecutive covers that showcase Johnny Quick.
Black Jack is back, as Aquaman accepts a challenge for charity to swim around the world. The middle of a massive war might not be the smartest time to do such a thing, but Aquaman is unconcerned.
Black Jack puts a bounty on Aquaman, notifying pirates around the world of this, and also of his planned route. Quite a communications network pirates have in the 1940s! I also quite enjoy the panels that show Aquaman swimming on (in?) a map.
The pirates trying to stop Aquaman on behalf of Black Jack are more of a nuisance than a threat, but Aquaman has a bit more trouble when he swims into a nest of Japanese ships.
They drug the waters, and being him on board, but he revives quickly and takes them out as well.
Johnny Quick gets the cover story, although not the lead spot, in this issue. The story is average, as Johnny performs years of tasks that have mounted up for three elderly men.
Meskin’s art is a delight, as always, and the multiple images are used regularly. The cover even reflects the story, although the men look like villains Johnny has apprehended, rather than men he is helping. Tubby Watts is also featured on the cover, although his role in the story is very limited.