(January 1942)

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]
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1941 by Comic Magazines, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[Dr. Kruger's Hospital Horror] (Table of Contents)

The 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]; Joan Rogers; "Slugger" Dunn; Dr. Kruger (villain)
Synopsis:
While volunteering at the American Red Cross, Joan discovers that Dr. Kruger has poisoned the blood banks.
Reprints:

[The Chikka Chipps Contract] (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]; Lush Chikko (prisoner, informant)
Synopsis:
#711 decides to protect the life of one of his inside informants who had testified against a local mob boss.

["I'd been married to Lulubelle if thet skonk Dewey Drip hadn't come home fromt the Army Camp"] (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.

[Captain Gruber's Sky Wolves] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Eagle Evans

[Vida the Cobra Woman] (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; Peter Kane Jr.; Monahan; Peter Kane Sr.; Veda (villain)
Synopsis:
Peter Kane's new step mother is a Hindu snake dancer with poison lips.

[Case of the Disembodied Hands] (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]; Chubby Rankin [aka "The Man With the Stealing Hands"](villain)
Synopsis:
Chubby Rankin was cursed by an Indian prince and his hands became capable of detaching themselves from their owner's body. He couldn't stop them from stealing, and eventually cut them off. Eventually, Plas threw them into a furnace to set the man free.
Reprints:

Super Snooper (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

[They Stole the Commissioner's Car!] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery

[Grud, Fifth Columnist] (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]; Grud (villain)

Blood Will Tell (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert Hyatt (credited)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Dick Mace

[The Autogiro Spies] (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; Senator Knight; Otto (villain, foreign agent); Max (villain, foreign agent); Karl (villain, foreign agent)
Synopsis:
Senator Knight and Sandra discover that Don is being held in his apartment by enemy spies for the State Department papers they believe he has or has access to.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Black Light

[Defeating the Drought] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole [Ralph Johns]
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Cole

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Burp the Twerp

[The Black Vanguards] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Paul Gustavson [as Paul Carrol] (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson [Paul Carrol] (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson [as Paul Carrol] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; Jean Adams [formerly Jean Caldwell]; The Black Vanguards (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Impatient with Roy's frequent disappearances, she nearly sees his face when he changed into the Human Bomb to battle the Black Vanguards, a Nazi group that is brought down, not by the use of 27-QRX, but a standalone chemical.

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 2013-1-19.

Editing
Edits to this Issue are being reviewed by GCD Editor Ray Bottorff Jr

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [Dr. Kruger's Hospital Horror]
    The Firebrand
  3. 2. [The Chikka Chipps Contract]
    #711
  4. 3. ["I'd been married to Lulubelle if thet skonk Dewey Drip hadn't come home fromt the Army Camp"]
    Dewey Drip
  5. 4. [Captain Gruber's Sky Wolves]
    Eagle Evans
  6. 5. [Vida the Cobra Woman]
    Chic Carter
  7. 6. [Case of the Disembodied Hands]
    Plastic Man
  8. 7. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  9. 8. [They Stole the Commissioner's Car!]
    Steele Kerrigan
  10. 9. [Grud, Fifth Columnist]
    The Mouthpiece
  11. 10. Blood Will Tell
    Dick Mace
  12. 11. [The Autogiro Spies]
    Phantom Lady
  13. 12. [Defeating the Drought]
    Burp the Twerp
  14. 13. [The Black Vanguards]
    The Human Bomb
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer