(November 1941)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
Ed Cronin [as Edward Cronin]
Format:
Color; Standard Golden Age U.S.; Saddle-Stitched; Was On-Going Series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1941 by Comic Magazines, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Firebrand / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gill Fox
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Firebrand [Rod Reilly]; Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brien] (inset); Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight] (inset); Eagle Evans (inset); #711 [Daniel Dyce] (inset); The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln] (inset)
Reprints:

[Her Strasse's Sea Island Spy Ring] (Table of Contents)

Firebrand / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
S. M. Iger
Pencils:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Firebrand [Rod Reilly]; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Rod develops a combat bomber capable of taking off and landing with only 50 yards of airstrip available. After the Nazis attempt to steal the plane and the Firebrand steps in to stop that endeavor, the U.S. military orders 5000 of the aircraft.

[The Van Dern Pearls] (Table of Contents)

#711 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Pencils:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Inks:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; crime
Characters:
#711 [Daniel Dyce]
Synopsis:
Daniel learns of a plot to snatch the Van Dern pearls.

Indexer Notes

Van Dern is the name of Batman's maternal family and the pearls are a symbol linked to his mother's death in more modern revelations.

The Yegg Beater (Table of Contents)

Super Snooper / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gill Fox
Pencils:
Gill Fox
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gill Fox ?

Genre:
humor

[Defending the Dartmoor] (Table of Contents)

Eagle Evans / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Clark Williams
Inks:
Clark Williams
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

[Dr. Scratch of Demon Hill] (Table of Contents)

Chic Carter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Inks:
Vernon Henkel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Chic Carter; Gargoyle; Sir John Nienstine; Gay Nolan; Monahan; Dr. Scratch (villain)
Synopsis:
Dr. Scratch is trying to build an electronic brain, using the actual brains of famous scientists. Chic Carter, now abandoning his former role of the Sword and content just to be a reporter, tackles this eerie case.

Indexer Notes

A ripoff of Universal's Frankenstein movies.

Crime School For Delinquent Girls (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Cole

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Madam Brawn (villain, introduction); Lefty Goon (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Plastic Man goes up against Madam Brawn's Crime School for Delinquent Girls, which leads a campaign to take over the protection racket in Windy City. Eel O'Brien manages to wiggle his way into the racket, but Plastic Man gets tied into knots before subduing the Madam. After Brawn manages to escape, Plas grants her leniency, but she vows to get revenge.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Crime School for Delinquent Girls; Windy City

["But Dewey- What makes you think you'll do well in the Tank Corps?"] (Table of Contents)

Dewey Drip / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Devlin
Inks:
John Devlin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dewey Drip

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from John Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-7. The Who's Who does not indicate a writing credit for Devlin on this strip.

[McGaw's Proposition] (Table of Contents)

Steele Kerrigan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Bryant
Inks:
Al Bryant
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

[The Flash Photo Fixers] (Table of Contents)

The Mouthpiece / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters:
The Mouthpiece [Bill Perkins]

The Goof (Table of Contents)

Dick Mace / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert M. Hyatt ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Dick Mace text story.

[The Dirigible of Doom] (Table of Contents)

Phantom Lady / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy (signed)
Inks:
Arthur Peddy (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Don Borden; un-named Anglican Ambassador; Kurtz (villain, death); Heine (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Phantom Lady rescues Don and an ambassador from a dirigible on which some Nazis had planted a bomb.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Black (flash)light (aka the black cone)

[The Safety Pin Stealer] (Table of Contents)

Burp the Twerp / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Cole

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Burp the Twerp

[The U-Boat Battle] (Table of Contents)

The Human Bomb / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; the Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Roy, an accomplished chemist in his own right, invents another explosive that scared his co-workers so much that he moved the experiment into his own private lab. It was formulated into a substance that was harmless on its own, but detonated when it came into contact with Roy's hot hands. The substance was used to take down a Nazi vessel that the Human Bomb encountered en route to Havana.

Indexer Notes

Even though the Who's Who doesn't list Gustavson as a writer of the strip, Mike Kooiman and Jim Amash state in the Quality Companion that he created the strip and wrote it, so the question mark behind the name has been removed by Craig Delich 2013-1-18.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Firebrand
  2. 1. [Her Strasse's Sea Island Spy Ring]
    Firebrand
  3. 2. [The Van Dern Pearls]
    #711
  4. 3. The Yegg Beater
    Super Snooper
  5. 4. [Defending the Dartmoor]
    Eagle Evans
  6. 5. [Dr. Scratch of Demon Hill]
    Chic Carter
  7. 6. Crime School For Delinquent Girls
    Plastic Man
  8. 7. ["But Dewey- What makes you think you'll do well in the Tank Corps?"]
    Dewey Drip
  9. 8. [McGaw's Proposition]
    Steele Kerrigan
  10. 9. [The Flash Photo Fixers]
    The Mouthpiece
  11. 10. The Goof
    Dick Mace
  12. 11. [The Dirigible of Doom]
    Phantom Lady
  13. 12. [The Safety Pin Stealer]
    Burp the Twerp
  14. 13. [The U-Boat Battle]
    The Human Bomb
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer