(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]
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

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
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
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

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Gill Fox in Alter Ego Vol. 3 #12 (January 2002).

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

Genre
superhero
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 served the Axis Powers, and when his gang found out about that, they defied him and sought help from Eel O'Brien. Plastic Man follows up wit fellow officer Plotz, then learns that Arms has kidnapped a boy and leaves a ransom note demanding $50,000 be left at Wildwood Cemetery, where Arms was found manufacturing an Army of robots. Later, Arms was 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
?
Pencils
John Devlin
Inks
John Devlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A trespasser-Dagnab it!
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.

[Mission To Moscow] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
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 [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]; 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.

[Death In Hangman's Alley] (Table of Contents: 6)

Manhunter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

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)

The Firebrand / 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
Vernon Henkel
Pencils
Vernon Henkel
Inks
Vernon Henkel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur Peddy (signed)
Inks
Arthur Peddy (signed)
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
Characters
Dick Mace

Super Snooper (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
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

[Adventure In Argentina] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Paul Gustavson [as Paul Carroll] (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson [as Paul Carroll] (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson [as Paul Carroll] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

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

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. Satan's Son Sells Out To the Japs!
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. ["A trespasser-Dagnab it!"]
    Dewey Drip
  4. 3. [Mission To Moscow]
    Eagle Evans
  5. 4. [The Horse Killers]
    Steele Kerrigan
  6. 5. [Bat Barron's Prison Murder Plot]
    #711
  7. 6. [Death In Hangman's Alley]
    Manhunter
  8. 7. [The Butler Did It!]
    The Firebrand
  9. 8. [The Rum Runner's Racket]
    Chic Carter
  10. 9. ["Unknown to anyone, Senator Knight's beautiful daughter........."]
    Phantom Lady
  11. 10. Doom Train
    Dick Mace
  12. 11. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  13. 12. [Mike Fooch, Czar of Crime]
    The Mouthpiece
  14. 13. [The Murder Movie]
    Burp the Twerp
  15. 14. [Adventure In Argentina]
    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