(September 1941)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1941-07-02
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.

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Firebrand / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Gill Fox.

[The Revolt of General Muerte] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Firebrand / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Firebrand [Rod Reilly]; "Slugger" Dunn; General Alfredo Muerte (villain)
Synopsis
Slugger and Firebrand parachute into the Caribbean nation of Libertad, single-handedly tracking and stopping a coup by General Muerte.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

#711 / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed)
Pencils
George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed)
Inks
George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A prison's grey walls are witness to a new kind of knight errantry...
Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
#711 [Daniel Dyce]
Synopsis
Daniel Dyce, Prisoner #711, serving a term for a crime he didn't commit, learns of criminal plots from convicts. Using an escape tunnel, he exits the prison and uses the information he's gained to take down criminals. A new inmate warns him of a heist by gangster Louie Lutz. #711 brings Lutz to justice.

Super Snooper (Table of Contents: 3)

Super Snooper / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
Gill Fox ?

Genre
humor

[The Mosquito Boat Raids] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Crime and injustice have only one foe...the Sword...
Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Chic Carter [The Sword]; Tamara de Vielle; Sebastian del Ricco
Synopsis
Chic is aboard a luxury liner heading for South America. He runs afoul of a murder plot in which he becomes the prime suspect. Carter solves the crime as the Sword and defended the honor of Tamara de Vielle, daughter of the ruler of Brazilia. But, despite his success, Chic is forced to flee from the authorities.

Indexer Notes

Jim Amash and Mike Kooiman, in the Quality Companion, categorically state that The Sword was created by Henkel.

Henkel himself said, in Alter Ego #48, that super-heroes didn't interest him. He was more into adventure stories, like those in the movies; he liked realism. Perhaps this was why Carter appeared in costume as The Sword for only a very short time. Added by Craig Delich 2014-1-3.

[Duelling the Dope Smugglers] (Table of Contents: 6)

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] (introduction); Dopey Joe (villain); Cookie (introduction); Senator A. J. Simms (villain)
Synopsis
Plastic Man joins the Police.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Dewey Drip / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Devlin ?
Pencils
John Devlin
Inks
John Devlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lemme go, Maw
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey Drip

[The Hijacker] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery

[The Hogan Brothers] (Table of Contents: 9)

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]; The Hogan Brothers (villains)

Hollywood Stickup (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Robert Hyatt (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Mace

[The Kidnapped Ambassador] (Table of Contents: 11)

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; Kivoya (Ambassador of Herma); un-named oriental houseboy (villain); Tikoy (villain, thug); un-named Ambassador to Kioland (villain); Todd (villain, ex-Navy man)
Synopsis
The Phantom Lady foils a plot by the large Eastern nation of Kioland to gain control over its smaller neighbor Herma by tricking it into declaring war on the United States.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Lantern

Presenting Burp the Twerp (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

Genre
humor
Characters
Burp the Twerp (introduction)

[Evil on Calona Island] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; Major Adams; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Roy gathers up what notes he can from his father's lab and brings them to Major Adams at the War Department. Once again, however, Roy is attacked for his father's secret formula, and he chases the thieves to their underwater lair, where these members of a German suicide squadron conspire to use the formula to destroy eastern seaports.
Keywords
27-QRX

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 with the script credit has been removed by Craig Delich 2013-1-18. Also verified by Gustavson's son, Terry Gustafson.

Letterer credit courtesy of Terry Gustafson, Paul Gustavson's son.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Firebrand
  2. 1. [The Revolt of General Muerte]
    The Firebrand
  3. 2. ["A prison's grey walls are witness to a new kind of knight errantry..."]
    #711
  4. 3. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  5. 4. [The Mosquito Boat Raids]
    Eagle Evans
  6. 5. ["Crime and injustice have only one foe...the Sword..."]
    Chic Carter
  7. 6. [Duelling the Dope Smugglers]
    Plastic Man
  8. 7. ["Lemme go, Maw"]
    Dewey Drip
  9. 8. [The Hijacker]
    Steele Kerrigan
  10. 9. [The Hogan Brothers]
    The Mouthpiece
  11. 10. Hollywood Stickup
    Dick Mace
  12. 11. [The Kidnapped Ambassador]
    Phantom Lady
  13. 12. Presenting Burp the Twerp
    Burp the Twerp
  14. 13. [Evil on Calona Island]
    The Human Bomb
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Craig Delich
  • R. S. Martin
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer