(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
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
Ed Cronin (credited as Edward Cronin) (editor)

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Starring Plastic Man new - different!
Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Firebrand (inset); Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln] (inset); Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight] (inset); Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian]; The Mouthpiece [Bill Perkins] (inset); #711 [Daniel Dyce] (inset)
Reprints

They Called Him "Stay-at-Home-Sammy" -- but Now He Leads the Gang! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Schwinn Bicycles / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[Dr. Kruger's Hospital Horror] (Table of Contents: 2)

Firebrand [Quality] / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A sinister fiend's money lust threatens the lives of America's fighting men.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Firebrand; Joan Rogers; "Slugger" Dunn; Dr. Kruger (villain); Rudolf; Anton
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: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is recess hour behind the cold gray walls of Westmoor Prison----
Genre
adventure; crime; detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
#711 [Daniel Dyce]; Lush Chikko (prisoner, informant); Big Boy Bern; Mike
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: 4)

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 from the army camp in thet fancy uniform
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey Drip; Lulubelle; Paul Polecat
Synopsis
The Polecat twins try to stop Dewey from marrying Lulubelle.

[Captain Gruber's Sky Wolves] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The thundering horsepower of four motors drives the huge ship across the storm-tossed south Atlantic.
Genre
detective-mystery; aviation
Characters
Eagle Evans; Snap Smith; Gruber; Andrews; Franz
Synopsis
Eagle and Snap have an adventure in the jungle near Bathurst.

[Veda the Cobra Woman] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A hypnotic hush falls over the Club Orientale as Veda, a dancer imported from India, goes into her number..
Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Chic Carter; Peter Kane Jr.; Monahan; Peter Kane Sr.; Veda Kane (villain)
Synopsis
Peter Kane's new step mother is a Hindu snake dancer with poison lips.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story has similarities to the Cornell Woolrich story Kiss of the Cobra.

[Case of the Disembodied Hands] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Up up up goes Plastic Man's popularity!!
Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian]; Chubby Rankin (villain); The Man With the Stealing Hands; Tom
Synopsis
An unnamed man was cursed by an Indian prince and his hands began stealing. 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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
These robot shoes I invented will walk me to the nearest crook!
Genre
humor
Characters
Super Snooper
Synopsis
Super Snooper tries out his new invention for catching crooks.

[They Stole the Commissioner's Car!] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Accompanied by Anne, his fiancee and loyal co-worker, Steele goes to police headquarters to make his parole report.
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steele Kerrigan; Anne; Kelly
Synopsis
Crooks steal the police commissioner's car and Steele chases after them.

[Grud, Fifth Columnist] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Mouthpiece / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm gonna need help against this mob!
Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Mouthpiece [Bill Perkins]; Grud (villain); Clancy; Otto
Synopsis
The Mouthpiece hunts down Grud and his gang after they kill a cop.

Blood Will Tell (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery; adventure
Characters
Dick Mace; Dr. Idwel Chivers; Masterson; Cranston; Tully Brindell; Murchison; Davis
Synopsis
Dick tells how he used psychology to catch a murderer.

[The Autogiro Spies] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sandra and senator Knight arrive at Don Borden's apartment..
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: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Burp-the-Twerp, you must help us!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Burp the Twerp
Synopsis
Burp the Twerp has to help farmer's suffering from a drought.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed as Paul Carrol)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed as Paul Carrol)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed as Paul Carrol)
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Electric Football / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Starring Plastic Man new - different!"]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. They Called Him "Stay-at-Home-Sammy" -- but Now He Leads the Gang!
    Schwinn Bicycles
  3. 2. [Dr. Kruger's Hospital Horror]
    Firebrand [Quality]
  4. 3. [The Chikka Chipps Contract]
    #711
  5. 4. ["I'd been married to Lulubelle if thet skonk Dewey Drip hadn't come home from the army camp in thet fancy uniform"]
    Dewey Drip
  6. 5. [Captain Gruber's Sky Wolves]
    Eagle Evans
  7. 6. [Veda the Cobra Woman]
    Chic Carter
  8. 7. [Case of the Disembodied Hands]
    Plastic Man
  9. 8. ["These robot shoes I invented will walk me to the nearest crook!"]
    Super Snooper
  10. 9. [They Stole the Commissioner's Car!]
    Steele Kerrigan
  11. 10. [Grud, Fifth Columnist]
    The Mouthpiece
  12. 11. Blood Will Tell
    Dick Mace
  13. 12. [The Autogiro Spies]
    Phantom Lady
  14. 13. [Defeating the Drought]
    Burp the Twerp
  15. 14. ["In his lab, Roy Lincoln, partly clad as the Human Bomb, paces up and down..."]
    The Human Bomb
  16. 15. ["Ready for Christmas"]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  17. 16. ["O. K. fellows! Here they are!"]
    Electric Football
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