(March 1942)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-01-09
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); #711 [Daniel Dyce] (inset); The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln] (inset); Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight] (inset); The Mouthpiece [Bill Perkins] (inset)
Reprints

[Firebrand Joins the Navy] (Table of Contents: 1)

Firebrand / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Firebrand [Rod Reilly]; "Slugger" Dunn; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Rod and Slugger join the U.S. Navy Reserve and were assigned duty aboard the destroyer "Russell", and their mission was to escort a British vessel safely across the ocean.
Reprints
Keywords
The "Russell"

[The Van Deth Brothers] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Mouthpiece / comic story / 5 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]; Skul Van Deth (villain, death); Morbidd Van Deth (villain)
Synopsis
The Mouthpiece catches up with the Van Deth Brothers in the act of disposing of a body, and, in the ensuing chase, Skul dies after tumbling from a rooftop.

[The Plane Hijacking Scheme] (Table of Contents: 3)

Eagle Evans / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Eagle Evans

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Company -attention! Fix Bayonets!
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.

[The Jewelry Store Frameup] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Steele Kerrigan

[The Origin of Manhunter] (Table of Contents: 6)

Manhunter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tex Blaisdell (signed)
Pencils
Alex Kotzky (signed)
Inks
Alex Kotzky (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards, aka Donald Richards] (introduction, origin); Thor (his dog); Jim Kelly; Kit Kelly (Dan's lady friend); Jim Kelly (Kit's brother); Al Armand; Johnny Cosentino (villain)
Synopsis
When Dan's girlfriend's brother is wrongly accused of murder, he becomes the Manhunter to straighten things out.

Indexer Notes

Manhunter's calling card, left at the end of the story, is in the shape of a shoe print (the same as his chest emblem).

[The Sinister Eight Ball] (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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Professor McSneer (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Plastic Man stops Professor McSneer's invention, the Eight Ball, which is a rolling destructive machine that attracts precious metals.
Reprints

[The Light of the Orient] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Chic Carter; Wu Lan; Po San; Monahan; Mrs. Croft; Barbara Croft; Jerry Croft; Thomas Croft
Synopsis
Murderous doings around an old Chinese jewel.

Super Snooper (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
humor

[The Education of Butcher Bowes] (Table of Contents: 10)

#711 / comic story / 5 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]; Butcher Bowes (villain)

Seven Strokes of Doom (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Robert Hyatt ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Mace

[Chaos In Cuba] (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; Senator Knight; un-named Secret Service Chief; Otto (villain); Shlacht (villain); Louie (villain); Hugo (villain); Colonel Trapilla (villain, Cuban Police Chief)
Synopsis
Don and Sandra travel to Cuba to investigate subversive activities of European tourists. What they discover is a plan to mine the waters between Cuba and Florida in order to prevent U.S. interference as these men attempt to occupy Cuba.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Light; S.S. Wittmer

[Gigolo Jones] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

[Smashing the Submarine] (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]

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. [Firebrand Joins the Navy]
    Firebrand
  3. 2. [The Van Deth Brothers]
    The Mouthpiece
  4. 3. [The Plane Hijacking Scheme]
    Eagle Evans
  5. 4. ["Company -attention! Fix Bayonets!"]
    Dewey Drip
  6. 5. [The Jewelry Store Frameup]
    Steele Kerrigan
  7. 6. [The Origin of Manhunter]
    Manhunter
  8. 7. [The Sinister Eight Ball]
    Plastic Man
  9. 8. [The Light of the Orient]
    Chic Carter
  10. 9. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  11. 10. [The Education of Butcher Bowes]
    #711
  12. 11. Seven Strokes of Doom
    Dick Mace
  13. 12. [Chaos In Cuba]
    Phantom Lady
  14. 13. [Gigolo Jones]
    Burp the Twerp
  15. 14. [Smashing the Submarine]
    The Human Bomb
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Matthew Head
  • 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