(October 1941)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1941-08-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Ed Cronin [as Edward Cronin]

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
Will Eisner
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

[Boss Slaine, Traitor] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Firebrand [Rod Reilly]; Joan Rogers (Rod's fiancee); Emerald Ed Reilly (Rod's father); Slugger Shea (Rod's manservant); Boss Slaine (villain)

[Rock Gatty's "Impossible" Killing] (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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
#711 [Daniel Dyce]; Rock Gatty (villain)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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
All right, rookie -- go in an' see the doc -- but first take off your clothes --
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey Drip

[The Double Agent] (Table of Contents: 4)

Eagle Evans, Flier of Fortune / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Clark Williams (signed)
Inks
Clark Williams (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Eagle Evans

[The Hand of Biro] (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
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Chic Carter [The Sword]; Gay Nolan; Dr. Blair; Dr. Grimes (villain); Torg (villain)
Synopsis
Chic and Gay are trapped in a private hosptial being run by a maniac.

Indexer Notes

Chic appears as The Sword for the last time.

Henkel himself said, in Alter Ego #48, that super-heroes didn't interest him. He was more into adventures 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.

[The Pinball Racket] (Table of Contents: 6)

Plastic Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole; John Belfi ?
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Captain Murphy [aka Captain Murphey]; Baldy Bushwack (villain)
Synopsis
Captain Murphey expects Plastic Man to solve at least one case per month or lose his badge, so Plas succeeds in stopping a pinball machine racket started by one Baldy Bushwack.
Reprints

Super Snooper (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Gill Fox (signed)
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gill Fox ?

Genre
humor

[The Motorcycle Cop Murder] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Bryant (signed)
Inks
Al Bryant (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steele Kerrigan

[The Escape of Fatso Dowd] (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]; Fatso Dowd (villain)

Pearls of Peril (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Robert M. Hyatt (credited)
Pencils
Gill Fox [as G. F.] (signed) (3 spot illustrations)
Inks
Gill Fox [as G. F.] (signed) (3 spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dick Mace

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Phantom Lady / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur Peddy (signed)
Inks
Arthur Peddy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Late at night...Sandra and Dan Borden return through the park from a defense committee meeting...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Don Borden; two un-named kidnappers (villains)
Synopsis
The Phantom Lady rescues her fiancee, Don Borden, from spies trying to get defense secrets from him. The spies had tried to frame the Phantom Lady for Don's kidnapping, but she eluded the police. She disappears after rescuing Don and when the cops come in saying that "some dame" called in a tip, Don thinks of Sandra.
Reprints
Keywords
Black (flash)light

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gangway, crime!
Genre
humor
Characters
Burp the Twerp

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the home of his fiancee, Jean Caldwell, Roy Lincoln receives a message.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; Jean Caldwell (Lincoln's fiance); President Franklin D. Roosevelt; un-named Nazi spy (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Roy is called away from Jean's side to the White House, where the President asks Roy to oversee a new lab. While doing this, Roy happens to see a note mentioning a deadly purple mist. When the Human Bomb flushes out the spy behind the mist, he discovers the man to have a pair of purple glasses which, when worn, reveal Nazi assassins hiding within the mists.
Keywords
The Purple Mist

Indexer Notes

Mike Kooiman and Jim Amash state in the Quality Companion that Gustavson created the strip and wrote it. Gustavson's son, Terry Gustafson, concurs.

Letterer credit from Terry Gustafson, Paul Gustavson's son.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Firebrand
  2. 1. [Boss Slaine, Traitor]
    The Firebrand
  3. 2. [Rock Gatty's "Impossible" Killing]
    #711
  4. 3. ["All right, rookie -- go in an' see the doc -- but first take off your clothes --"]
    Dewey Drip
  5. 4. [The Double Agent]
    Eagle Evans, Flier of Fortune
  6. 5. [The Hand of Biro]
    Chic Carter
  7. 6. [The Pinball Racket]
    Plastic Man
  8. 7. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  9. 8. [The Motorcycle Cop Murder]
    Steele Kerrigan
  10. 9. [The Escape of Fatso Dowd]
    The Mouthpiece
  11. 10. Pearls of Peril
    Dick Mace
  12. 11. ["Late at night...Sandra and Dan Borden return through the park from a defense committee meeting..."]
    Phantom Lady
  13. 12. ["Gangway, crime!"]
    Burp the Twerp
  14. 13. ["At the home of his fiancee, Jean Caldwell, Roy Lincoln receives a message."]
    The Human Bomb
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • R. S. Martin
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