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"Firebrand: "Introducing the Firebrand"": Rod Reilly is the bored and wealthy socialite son of steel tycoon "Emerald" Ed Reilly, who decides to fight crime with his servant and friend, "Slugger" Dunn.


Quote1 Great Guns!! I'm stretchin' like a rubber band!! Quote2
-- Plastic Man



Appearing in Firebrand: "Introducing the Firebrand"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Slugger Dunn (First appearance)
  • "Emerald" Ed Reilly
  • Joan Rogers
  • Mrs. Ed Reilly

Villains:

  • Baron von Hanson (Single appearance)
  • Sylvester Cole (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Dippy Dolan (First appearance)

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Synopsis for Firebrand: "Introducing the Firebrand"

Rod Reilly is the bored and wealthy socialite son of steel tycoon "Emerald" Ed Reilly, who decides to fight crime with his servant and friend, "Slugger" Dunn.

A criminal known as Sylvester Cole and his cronies attempt to murder a local steeplejack, but Firebrand swings into action and apprehends them. Unfortunately for Rod, the goons are unwilling to divulge any information to him. Police arrive on the seen, but mistake the masked mystery man as one of the criminals, forcing Rod to flee.

A short time later, Rod attends a war relief function. One of the party guests, Baron von Hanson becomes the unwitting victim of a pickpocket named Dippy Dolan. Rod intercepts Dolan and offers to purchase the wallet from him.

He soon discovers that Baron von Hanson is not a very reputable individual either. He finds the Baron's private vault which contains a fortune in stolen jewels. Changing to Firebrand, Rod fights the thieves and exposes their racket. Von Hanson is then forced into surrendering his ill-gotten gains to the war relief effort.

Appearing in 711: "The Origin of 711"

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Synopsis for 711: "The Origin of 711"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Super Snooper: "Dr. M. Balm's Man-Eating Plant"

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  • Super Snooper (First appearance)

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  • Doctor M. Balm

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  • Doctor M. Balm's Man-Eating Plant

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Synopsis for Super Snooper: "Dr. M. Balm's Man-Eating Plant"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Eagle Evans: "The Attack of Ali Harid"

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Synopsis for Eagle Evans: "The Attack of Ali Harid"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Chic Carter: "The Legend of the Black Baron"

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Synopsis for Chic Carter: "The Legend of the Black Baron"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Plastic Man: "The Origin of Plastic Man"

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  • Unnamed monk

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Synopsis for Plastic Man: "The Origin of Plastic Man"

Eel O'Brian is little more than a small-time thief. Along with his gang of underlings, he breaks into and attempts to rob the Crawford Chemical Works. Police arrive on the scene, but as Eel and the others flee, he is exposed to deadly, toxic acid. He manages to make it outside, but stumbles down unconscious.

When he awakens, Eel finds that his skin is now super-pliant. He can contort his limbs and facial features into any shape he desires. He is inside a small monastery where a kindly monk has chosen to nurse him back to health. The experience has changed more than jut Eel's physiology though. He feels that he has been given a second chance and renounces his former life of crime. Donning a stretchable costume and a pair of goggles, Eel decides to fight crime as the super-hero Plastic Man.

Plastic Man tracks down his old gang and stops them from committing another robbery. He turns them over to the police and returns the stolen loot. The police have no idea that this strange, new hero was once a criminal.

Appearing in Steele Kerrigan: "The Redemption of Steele Kerrigan"

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  • Annie

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Synopsis for Steele Kerrigan: "The Redemption of Steele Kerrigan"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in The Mouthpiece: "The Alien Smuggling Racket"

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  • Peg-Leg Friel (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for The Mouthpiece: "The Alien Smuggling Racket"

Bill Perkins, aka the Mouthpiece, encounters an adversary known as Peg-Leg Friel who traffics in human smuggling.

Appearing in Dick Mace: "Vengeance!"

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  • Dick Mace (First appearance)

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Synopsis for Dick Mace: "Vengeance!"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Phantom Lady: "The Coming of the Phantom Lady"

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  • Pete (Only appearance; dies)
  • Wenner (Only appearance; dies)

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  • Doctor Raphael (Single appearance)

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  • Sandra Knight's black roadster

Synopsis for Phantom Lady: "The Coming of the Phantom Lady"

U.S. Senator Henry Knight goes out to the demolitions testing site of scientist Doctor Raphael along with his daughter Sandra. Approaching the site, they witness an airplane descend, forcing them off the road. The occupants of the plane, Wenner and Pete, abduct Doctor Raphael.

Intrigued, Sandra Knight changes into her Phantom Lady costume and armed with her trusty Black ray lantern tracks the kidnappers down and rescues Doctor Raphael. The villains try to flee in the swamps, but are killed when they find themselves bogged down in snake-infested quicksand.

Appearing in "Dewey Drip"

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  • Dewey Drip (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "Dewey Drip"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Human Bomb: "The Origin of the Human Bomb"

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  • Professor Lincoln (Only appearance; dies)

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  • Chemical 27-QRX (First appearance)
  • Fibro-Wax Suit (First appearance)

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Synopsis for Human Bomb: "The Origin of the Human Bomb"

Roy Lincoln is a chemist who often collaborates with his father, a demolitions expert, on various experiments. Roy's father develops a chemical known as 27-QRX which is known to have great explosive properties. Nazi agents learn of Lincoln's new chemical and attempt to steal its design so that they can weaponize it, thus giving Nazi Germany an edge over its enemies. The agents raid Lincoln's laboratory and shoot him dead. His son Roy, desperate to safeguard his father's work, drinks the 27-QRX formula. The result of such a rash act, yields bizarre side-effects. Roy Lincoln can cause any item he makes physical contact with to explode. With this new power, he is able to defeat the Nazi assassins.

Notes

  • Published by Quality Comics.
  • All Quality Comics characters and the distinctive likeness(es) thereof were originally Trademarked & Copyright © 1951 Quality Comics. The characters and the distinctive likeness(es) thereof were acquired by DC Comics in 1956. While some of the properties acquired did not have copyright and trademarks renewed, some of those depicted here are Trademarks & Copyright © 1973-2008 DC Comics, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  • This issue is reprinted in its entirety in Millennium Edition: Police Comics #1.
  • Chic Carter appeared last in Smash Comics #26.
  • Phantom Lady
    • The Phantom Lady is already an established mystery woman in this story. Her origin story is not told here.
    • The origin of Phantom Lady's "Black Lantern" is not told here. The device resembles an ordinary flashlight, and is not built into a set of wrist bands, unlike that of the Earth-Two Phantom Lady. She does, however, have a set of these lamps built into the taillights of her sleek black roadster. She also is able to repair the hand-held version when it gets damaged in this story.
    • The Phantom Lady's costume has no "Black Ray Goggles", or any other kind of mask. She is able to see into the black light field from the outside, but not very well.
  • "The Origin of Plastic Man" is also reprinted in DC Special #15, Plastic Man 80-Page Giant #1, Great Comic Book Heroes and Plastic Man Archives Vol. 1.

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