(July 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]; Firebrand [Rod Reilly] (inset); #711 [Daniel Dyce] (inset); Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight] (inset); Manhunter [Dan Richards] (inset)
Reprints:

[The Cyclop Caper] (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]; Omar McGootch (introduction); Zack (villain); Cyclop (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Plastic Man gets help stopping a gang from Omar of the Western Union, but Omar keeps messing up.
Reprints:

["Hi, Gin'ral- They said to report here as your new orderly."] (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 2013-04-07. According to the Who's Who, Devlin did not write this strip.

[The Axis Prison Breakout] (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]

[The Air Race Menace] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Police. Eagle Evans next appears as a "sky fighter" in Bomber Comics (Gilberton, 1944 series) #1. Tracking of feature noted by Leonard Wolinsky via the GCD Errors list, February 2009.

[Rogan's Gambling Racket] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
detective-mystery

[The Voodoo Queen] (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; J.C. Dobbs; McGonigle; The Voodoo Queen (villain); a voodoo priest (villain); Xaxol (villain, a giant)
Synopsis:
When the Voodoo Queen casts a spell upon a tycoon, Officer Richards is the first on the scene, and, as Manhunter, tracks the villains to their cemetery lair, and, after a brief battle, left it ablaze.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A small shield now appears in the small circle on Manhunter's chest.

[Adventure In Argentina, Part 2] (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 Carroll] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
After winning back the aluminum mine from the Nazis in Argentina, The Human Bomb decides to remain in country to battle more Nazi rats.
Reprints:

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.

The Case of the Black Raven (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

Indexer Notes

ripoff of THE MALTESE FALCON

[The Civilian Defense Scandal] (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; Tom Jenson (death); un-named German Consolate Undersecretary [as Mr. MacMarris, O.C.D. Chief, who was murdered] (villain); Koiby (villain); Joe (villain)
Synopsis:
When Senator Knight refuses to allow an investigation of extortion in the U.S. offices of Civilian Defense as a lack of confidence in our Capitol, the Phantom Lady decides to unofficially conduct such an investigation.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Black Light

Murder In the Pines (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
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

[Big Joe Gobul and Moko] (Table of Contents)

The Mouthpiece / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters:
The Mouthpiece [Bill Perkins]; Don Conroy (Boy Scout); Big Joe Gabul (villain); Moko (villain)
Synopsis:
Scout Don Conroy accidently hears a big time crook call an associate named Moko to meet him at Southard Park in order to turn over stolen plans for a new cannon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Guardineer removed from writer credit by Craig Delich 2013-11-28. The Who's Who doesn't indicate that Guardineer wrote this particular strip.

[Terry the Terrible] (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

[Captives In Cairo] (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]; Joan Rogers; "Slugger" Dunn; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Still aboard the destroyer "Russell", Slugger and Rod sail on to Cairo, Egypt, where they meet Joan, who is serving with the Red Cross there.......but they also meet up with the Nazis!
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [The Cyclop Caper]
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. ["Hi, Gin'ral- They said to report here as your new orderly."]
    Dewey Drip
  4. 3. [The Axis Prison Breakout]
    #711
  5. 4. [The Air Race Menace]
    Eagle Evans
  6. 5. [Rogan's Gambling Racket]
    Steele Kerrigan
  7. 6. [The Voodoo Queen]
    Manhunter
  8. 7. [Adventure In Argentina, Part 2]
    The Human Bomb
  9. 8. The Case of the Black Raven
    Chic Carter
  10. 9. [The Civilian Defense Scandal]
    Phantom Lady
  11. 10. Murder In the Pines
    Dick Mace
  12. 11. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  13. 12. [Big Joe Gobul and Moko]
    The Mouthpiece
  14. 13. [Terry the Terrible]
    Burp the Twerp
  15. 14. [Captives In Cairo]
    Firebrand
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer