(May 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 1942 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]; #711 [Daniel Dyce] (inset); The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln] (inset); Manhunter [Dan Richards] (inset); The Firebrand [Rod Reilly] (inset); Chic Carter (inset)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Gill Fox in Alter Ego Vol. 3 #12 (January 2002).

Satan's Son Sells Out To the Japs (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / comic story / 9 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]; Officer Plotz; Hairy Arms [aka Mrs. Reknits] (villain, introduction); Slug (villain, introduction, death); Wooley (villain, introduction, death); Arson Carson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Hairy Arms is a gang leader who served the Axis Powers, and when his gang found out about that, they defied him and sought help from Eel O'Brien. Plastic Man follows up wit fellow officer Plotz, then learns that Arms has kidnapped a boy and leaves a ransom note demanding $50,000 be left at Wildwood Cemetery, where Arms was found manufacturing an Army of robots. Later, Arms was taken down by his own men.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Wildwood Cemetery

Indexer Notes

Wildwood Cemetery was the home of the Spirit. There is a real world cemetery by that name in Massachusetts, a state to which Cole later moved.

["A trespasser-Dagnab it!"] (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.

[Mission To Moscow] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery

[The Horse Killers] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery

[Bat Barron's Prison Murder Plot] (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]; Bat Barron (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Dyce finds a way to contribute to the national defense from prison when Nazis threaten to recruit agents from within the prison.

[Death In Hangman's Alley] (Table of Contents)

Manhunter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Kotzky
Inks:
Alex Kotzky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Thor; Jim Kelly; Kit Kelly; The Voodoo Queen (villain, introduction); a voodoo priest (villain, introduction); Xaxol (villain, introduction, a giant); The Firing Squad (villains)
Synopsis:
A trio of freaks secretly observe and aid Manhunter on a case.

Indexer Notes

The shoe print disappears from the small circle on Manhunter's chest.

[The Butler Did It!] (Table of Contents)

Firebrand / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Firebrand [Rod Reilly]

[The Rum Runner's Racket] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Vernon Henkel
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel
Inks:
Vernon Henkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

["Unknown to anyone, Senator Knight's beautiful daughter........."] (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]; Senator Knight; the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Sandra sees her father shot down in Congress by a Japanese agent, and learns that the Japanese are plotting to destroy the J. M. Steel Plant.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Black Beam

Doom Train (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

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

[Mike Fooch, Czar of Crime] (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]; Mike Fooch (villain)

[The Murder Movie] (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

[Adventure In Argentina] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; Jean Adams (Roy's fiancee); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
The Human Bomb tracks down a group of Nazis who had seized an aluminum mine in Argentina.

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 currently awaiting review by a GCD Editor

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. Satan's Son Sells Out To the Japs
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. ["A trespasser-Dagnab it!"]
    Dewey Drip
  4. 3. [Mission To Moscow]
    Eagle Evans
  5. 4. [The Horse Killers]
    Steele Kerrigan
  6. 5. [Bat Barron's Prison Murder Plot]
    #711
  7. 6. [Death In Hangman's Alley]
    Manhunter
  8. 7. [The Butler Did It!]
    Firebrand
  9. 8. [The Rum Runner's Racket]
    Chic Carter
  10. 9. ["Unknown to anyone, Senator Knight's beautiful daughter........."]
    Phantom Lady
  11. 10. Doom Train
    Dick Mace
  12. 11. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  13. 12. [Mike Fooch, Czar of Crime]
    The Mouthpiece
  14. 13. [The Murder Movie]
    Burp the Twerp
  15. 14. [Adventure In Argentina]
    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