(December 1941)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1941-10-10
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)

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); Chic Carter (inset)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Firebrand / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A plague of violent sabotage terrorizes cities on the eastern seaboard...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Firebrand [Rod Reilly]

[The Brick Bat] (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
adventure; crime
Characters
#711 [Daniel Dyce]; The Brick Bat (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Because he was a model prison, Dyce is awarded freedoms, including being a trustee and working in the prison offices where he had access to the daily news. Because of this freedom, he was enabled to dash out of and into the prison, usually under the cover of darkness. On one such venture, he meets his first masked foe, The Brick Bat, who had forced a scientist to create a lethal brick which released a deadly gas upon impact.

Indexer Notes

The Brock Bat's cowl was very similar to that of the Batman's.

[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
Maw! Paw!- It's me!- Ah'm home!
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey Drip

[Azores Adventure] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Eagle Evans

[The Gambling Syndicate of Tony Fancy] (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]; Sgt. Monahan; Gay Nolan (Chic's colleague); Tony Fancy (villain)
Synopsis
Chic breaks up a gambling racket in order to rescue a fellow newsman, who sees through his Sword disguise.

Indexer Notes

Chic appears as The Sword one final time, wearing a top hat and domino mask instead of his previous yellow and red long johns.

The introductory text states that Chic often becomes the Sword.

[The Return of Madam Brawn] (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]; Madam Brawn [aka "Kingpin" of Crime] (villain, death); Gassin Gert (villain)
Synopsis
The cigar-chomping Brawn returns unrepentant, and during a battle, Gassin Gert uses her gas gun and Brawn falls on a spike and dies......but not before Plas revealed his secret identity to her.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original indexer reports Plas being forced to smoke marijuana in this story.

Super Snooper (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
humor

[Dr. Burgess's Diamond Theft] (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 Madness of Professor Snook] (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]; Professor Snook (villain, death)
Synopsis
The Mouthpiece has to track down a gang of brutal thugs, headed by Professor Snook, who took a plunge over a castle wall rather than be captured.

Vanishing Evidence (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Dick Mace

[Ortega the Saboteur] (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; Senator Henry Knight (cameo); un-named U.S. Assistant Secretary of State; Donna Clarrissa Montano (Parador Ambassador's daughter); Lieutenant Yardley (USN Officer); Captain Ortega (villain, Parador Army Officer)
Synopsis
The Phantom Lady stops a spy from stealing a plane and getting away with valuable information.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Light; Clipper Club; U.S. Aircraft Carrier "Atlanta"

[Suicide Sam] (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

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 Carol] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We find Roy Lincoln and his fiancee, Jean Adams, at a diplomat's ball in Washington.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]

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]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. ["A plague of violent sabotage terrorizes cities on the eastern seaboard..."]
    Firebrand
  3. 2. [The Brick Bat]
    #711
  4. 3. ["Maw! Paw!- It's me!- Ah'm home!"]
    Dewey Drip
  5. 4. [Azores Adventure]
    Eagle Evans
  6. 5. [The Gambling Syndicate of Tony Fancy]
    Chic Carter
  7. 6. [The Return of Madam Brawn]
    Plastic Man
  8. 7. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  9. 8. [Dr. Burgess's Diamond Theft]
    Steele Kerrigan
  10. 9. [The Madness of Professor Snook]
    The Mouthpiece
  11. 10. Vanishing Evidence
    Dick Mace
  12. 11. [Ortega the Saboteur]
    Phantom Lady
  13. 12. [Suicide Sam]
    Burp the Twerp
  14. 13. ["We find Roy Lincoln and his fiancee, Jean Adams, at a diplomat's ball in Washington."]
    The Human Bomb
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