(February 1942)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1941-12-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gill Fox [as Gilbert Fox]
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]; Firebrand [Rod Reilly] (inset); Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight] (inset); #711 [Daniel Dyce] (inset); The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln] (inset); Chic Carter (inset)
Reprints

[The Rescue of Sir Fallon Farnsworth] (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; Sir Falcon Farnsworth; un-named Nazi spies (villains)
Synopsis
Joan and Slugger are kidnapped by a group of Nazi spies who are after Rod's British friend, Sir Falcon Farnsworth.

[The Escape Racket of Drippy Drew] (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]; un-named prison warden; Dripy Drew (villain, prison inmate)
Synopsis
#711 manages to stop a large scale prison break from within, but his cover was nearly blown after meeting with the prison warden. Only some quick talking gets him out of that jam.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now, Y'sure y'got your part in this war game figgered out, Hillbilly?
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey Drip

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from John Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-7. According to the Who's Who, Devlin did not write this strip.

[It Started In a Chinese Laundry] (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

Death Walks In Littletown (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; Monahan; The Hangman [Henry] (villain, introduction, death); Judge Henry (villain, introduction))
Synopsis
Dressed in a monk's robe and carrying a noose, the Hangman goes on a murderous rampage.

The United Crooks of America (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]; United Crooks of America [Slug; Slim; Ape Ellson; Trigger Jones] (villains)
Synopsis
Eel infiltrates the United Crooks of America by stealing some furs. But one wiseguy opposed Eel's joining when he noticed that all of O'Brien's other gang buddies wound up in jail.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (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
Characters
Super Snooper

[The Plot of Big Dorf Snyder] (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 Kid 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]

Wings Over the Moon (Table of Contents: 10)

Dick Mace / text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Dick Mace

[Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation] (Table of Contents: 11)

statement of ownership / 1 page (report information)

Script
Everett M. Arnold (publisher)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Incorrect statement published. This is for Military Comics:
Comic Magazines, Inc. 322 Main St Stamford Ct.
William E. Eisner, Editor 5 Prospect Place, New York, NY
Everett M. Arnold Managing Editor 198 Shore Rd, Old Greenwich, Conn
Owners: Everett M. Arnold, Old Greenwich, CT;, Henry P. Martin, Jr. Des Moines, IO
Printed at Buffalo NY.

[Murder At the Anglican Embassy] (Table of Contents: 12)

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; Sir Edward Hendville (Anglican Purchasing Commission member, death); Noel (villain)
Synopsis
The Phantom Lady, present when a member of the Anglican Purchasing Commission (dressed in a lion tamer's costume) is murdered, notes a fleeing felon carrying a briefcase, also dressed in such a costume. She follows him to the zoo and apprehends him and his pals, plus the briefcase, which contains valuable Anglican State papers.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Beam (aka Black Cone); Washington Zoo

[The World's Strongest Man] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

[The Phony Human Bomb] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; un-named newsboy; imposter Human Bomb (villain)
Synopsis
Roy is forced to reveal his true identity as the Human Bomb to a young newspaper boy who then helps him track down the whereabouts of a phony Human Bomb.

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]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [The Rescue of Sir Fallon Farnsworth]
    The Firebrand
  3. 2. [The Escape Racket of Drippy Drew]
    #711
  4. 3. ["Now, Y'sure y'got your part in this war game figgered out, Hillbilly?"]
    Dewey Drip
  5. 4. [It Started In a Chinese Laundry]
    Eagle Evans
  6. 5. Death Walks In Littletown
    Chic Carter
  7. 6. The United Crooks of America
    Plastic Man
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Super Snooper
  9. 8. [The Plot of Big Dorf Snyder]
    Steele Kerrigan
  10. 9. [The Kid Brothers]
    The Mouthpiece
  11. 10. Wings Over the Moon
    Dick Mace
  12. 11. [Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation]
  13. 12. [Murder At the Anglican Embassy]
    Phantom Lady
  14. 13. [The World's Strongest Man]
    Burp the Twerp
  15. 14. [The Phony Human Bomb]
    The Human Bomb
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • 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