(May 1942)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1942-03-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gill Fox [as Gilbert Fox]

Issue Notes

Copyright 1942 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 (sourced)
Inks
Gill Fox (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A full-length story of Plastic Man
Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; #711 [Daniel Dyce] (inset); The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln] (inset); Manhunter [Dan Richards] (inset); The Firebrand [Rod Reilly] (inset); Chic Carter (inset)
Reprints

Satan's Son Sells Out to the Japs! (Table of Contents: 1)

Plastic Man / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole (signed)

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian] (origin re-cap); Officer Plotz; Hairy Arms [aka Mrs. Reknits] (villain, introduction); Slug (villain, introduction, death); Wooley (villain, introduction, death); Arson Carson (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Hairy Arms is a gang leader who serves the Axis powers, and when his gang finds out about that, they defy him and seek help from Eel O'Brian. Plastic Man follows up with fellow officer Plotz, then learns that Arms has kidnapped a boy and left a ransom note demanding $50,000 be left at Wildwood Cemetery, where Arms was found manufacturing an army of robots. Later, Arms is taken down by his own men.
Reprints
Keywords
Wildwood Cemetery

Indexer Notes

Wildwood Cemetery was the home of the Spirit. There is a real world cemetery by that name in Massachusetts, a state to which Cole later moved.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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
Wot y'shootin' at, Paw?
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey Drip

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the frozen steppes of Russia, Eagle Evans and his pal Snap Smith, battle for the lives of two men representing the allied cause of democracy...
Genre
detective-mystery; aviation

[The Horse Killers] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery

[Bat Barron's Prison Murder Plot] (Table of Contents: 5)

#711 / comic story / 5 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
?

Genre
adventure; crime; detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
#711 [Daniel Dyce]; Bat Barron (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Dyce finds a way to contribute to the national defense from prison when Nazis threaten to recruit agents from within the prison.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Manhunter [Quality] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Kotzky
Inks
Alex Kotzky
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the water front of Empire City, squats the "Swamp"...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Thor; Jim Kelly; Kit Kelly; The Voodoo Queen (villain, introduction); a voodoo priest (villain, introduction); Xaxol (villain, introduction, a giant); The Firing Squad (villains)
Synopsis
A trio of freaks secretly observe and aid Manhunter on a case.

Indexer Notes

The shoe print disappears from the small circle on Manhunter's chest.

[The Butler Did It!] (Table of Contents: 7)

Firebrand [Quality] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Firebrand [Rod Reilly] (Naval Reserve Officer); Joan Rogers (Rod's fiancee); Slugger Dunn; Maxwell (inventor of a gun sight); the Nazis (villains)

[The Rum Runner's Racket] (Table of Contents: 8)

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
?

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Unknown to anyone, Senator Knight's beautiful daughter.........
Genre
superhero
Characters
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Senator Knight; the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Sandra sees her father shot down in Congress by a Japanese agent, and learns that the Japanese are plotting to destroy the J. M. Steel Plant.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Beam

Doom Train (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery; adventure
Characters
Dick Mace

Super Snooper (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
humor

[Mike Fooch, Czar of Crime] (Table of Contents: 12)

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]; Mike Fooch (villain)

[The Murder Movie] (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

[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 (signed as Paul Carrol) (sourced)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the home of his fiancee, Jean... Roy Lincoln receives an urgent message...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; Jean Adams (Roy's fiancee); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
The Human Bomb tracks down a group of Nazis who had seized an aluminum mine in Argentina.

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.