(March 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); #711 [Daniel Dyce] (inset); The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln] (inset); Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight] (inset); The Mouthpiece [Bill Perkins] (inset)
Reprints:

[Firebrand Joins the Navy] (Table of Contents)

Firebrand / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Firebrand [Rod Reilly]; "Slugger" Dunn; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Rod and Slugger join the U.S. Navy Reserve and were assigned duty aboard the destroyer "Russell", and their mission was to escort a British vessel safely across the ocean.
Reprints:
Keywords:
The "Russell"

[The Van Deth Brothers] (Table of Contents)

The Mouthpiece / comic story / 5 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]; Skul Van Deth (villain, death); Morbidd Van Deth (villain)
Synopsis:
The Mouthpiece catches up with the Van Deth Brothers in the act of disposing of a body, and, in the ensuing chase, Skul dies after tumbling from a rooftop.

[The Plane Hijacking Scheme] (Table of Contents)

Eagle Evans / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Eagle Evans

["Company -attention! Fix Bayonets!"] (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.

[The Jewelry Store Frameup] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Steele Kerrigan

[The Origin of Manhunter] (Table of Contents)

Manhunter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tex Blaisdell (signed)
Pencils:
Alex Kotzky (signed)
Inks:
Alex Kotzky (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Manhunter [Dan Richards, aka Donald Richards] (introduction, origin); Thor (his dog); Jim Kelly; Kit Kelly (Dan's lady friend); Jim Kelly (Kit's brother); Al Armand; Johnny Cosentino (villain)
Synopsis:
When Dan's girlfriend's brother is wrongly accused of murder, he becomes the Manhunter to straighten things out.

Indexer Notes

Manhunter's calling card, left at the end of the story, is in the shape of a shoe print (the same as his chest emblem).

[The Sinister Eight Ball] (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]; Professor McSneer (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Plastic Man stops Professor McSneer's invention, the Eight Ball, which is a rolling destructive machine that attracts precious metals.
Reprints:

[The Light of the Orient] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Chic Carter; Wu Lan; Po San; Monahan; Mrs. Croft; Barbara Croft; Jerry Croft; Thomas Croft
Synopsis:
Murderous doings around an old Chinese jewel.

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

[The Education of Butcher Bowes] (Table of Contents)

#711 / comic story / 5 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]; Butcher Bowes (villain)

Seven Strokes of Doom (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert Hyatt ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Mace

[Chaos In Cuba] (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; un-named Secret Service Chief; Otto (villain); Shlacht (villain); Louie (villain); Hugo (villain); Colonel Trapilla (villain, Cuban Police Chief)
Synopsis:
Don and Sandra travel to Cuba to investigate subversive activities of European tourists. What they discover is a plan to mine the waters between Cuba and Florida in order to prevent U.S. interference as these men attempt to occupy Cuba.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Black Light; S.S. Wittmer

[Gigolo Jones] (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

[Smashing the Submarine] (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]

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, added by Craig Delich 2013-1-19.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [Firebrand Joins the Navy]
    Firebrand
  3. 2. [The Van Deth Brothers]
    The Mouthpiece
  4. 3. [The Plane Hijacking Scheme]
    Eagle Evans
  5. 4. ["Company -attention! Fix Bayonets!"]
    Dewey Drip
  6. 5. [The Jewelry Store Frameup]
    Steele Kerrigan
  7. 6. [The Origin of Manhunter]
    Manhunter
  8. 7. [The Sinister Eight Ball]
    Plastic Man
  9. 8. [The Light of the Orient]
    Chic Carter
  10. 9. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  11. 10. [The Education of Butcher Bowes]
    #711
  12. 11. Seven Strokes of Doom
    Dick Mace
  13. 12. [Chaos In Cuba]
    Phantom Lady
  14. 13. [Gigolo Jones]
    Burp the Twerp
  15. 14. [Smashing the Submarine]
    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