(July 1942)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1942-05-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gill Fox [as Gilbert Fox]
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy covers; newsprint interiors
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]; Firebrand [Rod Reilly] (inset); #711 [Daniel Dyce] (inset); Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight] (inset); Manhunter [Dan Richards] (inset)
Reprints

[The Cyclop Caper] (Table of Contents: 1)

Plastic Man / comic story / 9 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]; Omar McGootch (introduction); Zack (villain); Cyclop (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Plastic Man gets help stopping a gang from Omar of the Western Union, but Omar keeps messing up.
Reprints

[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
Hi, Gin'ral -- they said to report here as your new orderly
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey Drip

[The Axis Prison Breakout] (Table of Contents: 3)

#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]

[The Air Race Menace] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Police. Eagle Evans next appears as a "sky fighter" in Bomber Comics (Gilberton, 1944 series) #1. Tracking of feature noted by Leonard Wolinsky via the GCD Errors list, February 2009.

[Rogan's Gambling Racket] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery

[The Voodoo Queen] (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; J.C. Dobbs; McGonigle; The Voodoo Queen (villain); a voodoo priest (villain); Xaxol (villain, a giant)
Synopsis
When the Voodoo Queen casts a spell upon a tycoon, Officer Richards is the first on the scene, and, as Manhunter, tracks the villains to their cemetery lair, and, after a brief battle, left it ablaze.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A small shield now appears in the small circle on Manhunter's chest.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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 Carroll] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Washington, Jean, Roy Lincoln's fiancee receives a very long distance telephone call...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
After winning back the aluminum mine from the Nazis in Argentina, The Human Bomb decides to remain in country to battle more Nazi rats.
Reprints

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.

The Case of the Black Raven (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

Indexer Notes

ripoff of THE MALTESE FALCON

[The Civilian Defense Scandal] (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Tom Jenson (death); un-named German Consolate Undersecretary [as Mr. MacMarris, O.C.D. Chief, who was murdered] (villain); Koiby (villain); Joe (villain)
Synopsis
When Senator Knight refuses to allow an investigation of extortion in the U.S. offices of Civilian Defense as a lack of confidence in our Capitol, the Phantom Lady decides to unofficially conduct such an investigation.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Light

Murder in the Pines (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Mace

[no title indexed] (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 ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah, at last I have discovered how to put a woman's head on man's body and vice versa!!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

The Mouthpiece / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy scout, Don Conroy, busy at his task of collecting papers for national defense sees a suspicious character enter a phone booth in the station.
Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Mouthpiece [Bill Perkins]; Don Conroy (Boy Scout); Big Joe Gabul (villain); Moko (villain)
Synopsis
Scout Don Conroy accidently hears a big time crook call an associate named Moko to meet him at Southard Park in order to turn over stolen plans for a new cannon.
Reprints

[Terry the Terrible] (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)

Firebrand / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Their ship putting in at Cairo, Rod and Slugger quickly head for shore.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Firebrand [Rod Reilly]; Joan Rogers; "Slugger" Dunn; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Still aboard the destroyer "Russell," Slugger and Rod sail to Cairo, Egypt, where they meet Joan, who is serving there with the Red Cross, but they also meet with Nazis.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [The Cyclop Caper]
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. ["Hi, Gin'ral -- they said to report here as your new orderly"]
    Dewey Drip
  4. 3. [The Axis Prison Breakout]
    #711
  5. 4. [The Air Race Menace]
    Eagle Evans
  6. 5. [Rogan's Gambling Racket]
    Steele Kerrigan
  7. 6. [The Voodoo Queen]
    Manhunter
  8. 7. ["In Washington, Jean, Roy Lincoln's fiancee receives a very long distance telephone call..."]
    The Human Bomb
  9. 8. The Case of the Black Raven
    Chic Carter
  10. 9. [The Civilian Defense Scandal]
    Phantom Lady
  11. 10. Murder in the Pines
    Dick Mace
  12. 11. ["Ah, at last I have discovered how to put a woman's head on man's body and vice versa!!"]
    Super Snooper
  13. 12. ["Boy scout, Don Conroy, busy at his task of collecting papers for national defense sees a suspicious character enter a phone booth in the station."]
    The Mouthpiece
  14. 13. [Terry the Terrible]
    Burp the Twerp
  15. 14. ["Their ship putting in at Cairo, Rod and Slugger quickly head for shore."]
    Firebrand
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
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