(January 1942)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1941-11-12
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)

Plastic Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

[Dr. Kruger's Hospital Horror] (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
Firebrand [Rod Reilly]; Joan Rogers; "Slugger" Dunn; Dr. Kruger (villain)
Synopsis
While volunteering at the American Red Cross, Joan discovers that Dr. Kruger has poisoned the blood banks.
Reprints

[The Chikka Chipps Contract] (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]; Lush Chikko (prisoner, informant)
Synopsis
#711 decides to protect the life of one of his inside informants who had testified against a local mob boss.

[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
I'd been married to Lulubelle if thet skonk Dewey Drip hadn't come home fromt the army camp
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey Drip

[Captain Gruber's Sky Wolves] (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

[Veda the Cobra Woman] (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; Peter Kane Jr.; Monahan; Peter Kane Sr.; Veda (villain)
Synopsis
Peter Kane's new step mother is a Hindu snake dancer with poison lips.
Reprints

[Case of the Disembodied Hands] (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]; Chubby Rankin [aka "The Man With the Stealing Hands"](villain)
Synopsis
Chubby Rankin was cursed by an Indian prince and his hands became capable of detaching themselves from their owner's body. He couldn't stop them from stealing, and eventually cut them off. Eventually, Plas threw them into a furnace to set the man free.
Reprints

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

[They Stole the Commissioner's Car!] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery

[Grud, Fifth Columnist] (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]; Grud (villain)

Blood Will Tell (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Robert Hyatt (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Dick Mace

[The Autogiro Spies] (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 Knight; Otto (villain, foreign agent); Max (villain, foreign agent); Karl (villain, foreign agent)
Synopsis
Senator Knight and Sandra discover that Don is being held in his apartment by enemy spies for the State Department papers they believe he has or has access to.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Light

[Defeating the Drought] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

[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 [Paul Carrol] (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson [as Paul Carrol] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In his lab, Roy Lincoln, partly clad as the Human Bomb, paces up and down...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; Jean Adams [formerly Jean Caldwell]; The Black Vanguards (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Impatient with Roy's frequent disappearances, Jean nearly sees his face when he changes into the Human Bomb to battle the Black Vanguards, a Nazi group, that is brought down, not by the use of 27-QRX, but a standalone chemical.

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.

Letters 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. [Dr. Kruger's Hospital Horror]
    The Firebrand
  3. 2. [The Chikka Chipps Contract]
    #711
  4. 3. ["I'd been married to Lulubelle if thet skonk Dewey Drip hadn't come home fromt the army camp"]
    Dewey Drip
  5. 4. [Captain Gruber's Sky Wolves]
    Eagle Evans
  6. 5. [Veda the Cobra Woman]
    Chic Carter
  7. 6. [Case of the Disembodied Hands]
    Plastic Man
  8. 7. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  9. 8. [They Stole the Commissioner's Car!]
    Steele Kerrigan
  10. 9. [Grud, Fifth Columnist]
    The Mouthpiece
  11. 10. Blood Will Tell
    Dick Mace
  12. 11. [The Autogiro Spies]
    Phantom Lady
  13. 12. [Defeating the Drought]
    Burp the Twerp
  14. 13. ["In his lab, Roy Lincoln, partly clad as the Human Bomb, paces up and down..."]
    The Human Bomb
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