(February 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:
Gill Fox [as Gilbert Fox]
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]; Firebrand [Rod Reilly] (inset); Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight] (inset); #711 [Daniel Dyce] (inset); The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln] (inset); Chic Carter (inset)
Reprints:

[The Rescue of Sir Fallon Farnsworth] (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; Sir Falcon Farnsworth; un-named Nazi spies (villains)
Synopsis:
Joan and Slugger are kidnapped by a group of Nazi spies who are after Rod's British friend, Sir Falcon Farnsworth.

[The Escape Racket of Drippy Drew] (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]; un-named prison warden; Dripy Drew (villain, prison inmate)
Synopsis:
#711 manages to stop a large scale prison break from within, but his cover was nearly blown after meeting with the prison warden. Only some quick talking gets him out of that jam.

["Now, Y'sure y'got your part in this war game figgered out, Hillbilly?"] (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. According to the Who's Who, Devlin did not write this strip.

[It Started In a Chinese Laundry] (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

Death Walks In Littletown (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; Monahan; The Hangman [Henry] (villain, introduction, death); Judge Henry (villain, introduction))
Synopsis:
Dressed in a monk's robe and carrying a noose, the Hangman goes on a murderous rampage.

The United Crooks of America (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]; Captain Murphy [aka Captain Murphey]; United Crooks of America [Slug; Slim; Ape Ellson; Trigger Jones] (villains)
Synopsis:
Eel infiltrates the United Crooks of America by stealing some furs. But one wiseguy opposed Eel's joining when he noticed that all of O'Brien's other gang buddies wound up in jail.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (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
Characters:
Super Snooper

[The Plot of Big Dorf Snyder] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery

[The Kid Brothers] (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]

Wings Over the Moon (Table of Contents)

Dick Mace / text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Dick Mace

[Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Everett M. Arnold (publisher)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Incorrect statement published. This is for Military Comics:
Comic Magazines, Inc. 322 Main St Stamford Ct.
William E. Eisner, Editor 5 Prospect Place, New York, NY
Everett M. Arnold Managing Editor 198 Shore Rd, Old Greenwich, Conn
Owners: Everett M. Arnold, Old Greenwich, CT;, Henry P. Martin, Jr. Des Moines, IO
Printed at Buffalo NY.

[Murder At the Anglican Embassy] (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; Sir Edward Hendville (Anglican Purchasing Commission member, death); Noel (villain)
Synopsis:
The Phantom Lady, present when a member of the Anglican Purchasing Commission (dressed in a lion tamer's costume) is murdered, notes a fleeing felon carrying a briefcase, also dressed in such a costume. She follows him to the zoo and apprehends him and his pals, plus the briefcase, which contains valuable Anglican State papers.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Black Beam (aka Black Cone); Washington Zoo

[The World's Strongest Man] (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 Phony Human Bomb] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; un-named newsboy; imposter Human Bomb (villain)
Synopsis:
Roy is forced to reveal his true identity as the Human Bomb to a young newspaper boy who then helps him track down the whereabouts of a phony Human Bomb.

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [The Rescue of Sir Fallon Farnsworth]
    The Firebrand
  3. 2. [The Escape Racket of Drippy Drew]
    #711
  4. 3. ["Now, Y'sure y'got your part in this war game figgered out, Hillbilly?"]
    Dewey Drip
  5. 4. [It Started In a Chinese Laundry]
    Eagle Evans
  6. 5. Death Walks In Littletown
    Chic Carter
  7. 6. The United Crooks of America
    Plastic Man
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Super Snooper
  9. 8. [The Plot of Big Dorf Snyder]
    Steele Kerrigan
  10. 9. [The Kid Brothers]
    The Mouthpiece
  11. 10. Wings Over the Moon
    Dick Mace
  12. 11. [Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation]
  13. 12. [Murder At the Anglican Embassy]
    Phantom Lady
  14. 13. [The World's Strongest Man]
    Burp the Twerp
  15. 14. [The Phony Human Bomb]
    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