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"Plastic Man: "The Cyclop Caper"": The synopsis for this issue has not yet been written.


Quote1 Okay .. But one false move and I'll show you what a blitzkrieg is really like! Now start tying yourselves up!!! Quote2
-- The Human Bomb



Appearing in Plastic Man: "The Cyclop Caper"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Cyclop, gang boss
    • Zack, driver
    • Splice
    • bald guy
  • Captain Hermann
    • his whole crew

Other Characters:

  • Omar McGootch

Locations:

Items:

  • secret invention, supposedly capable of destroying the Panama Canal

Vehicles:

  • Cyclop's watertight automobile
  • Lucy Mae, merchant steamship (Destroyed)
    • specially outfitted with automobile ramp/airlock below the waterline

Synopsis for Plastic Man: "The Cyclop Caper"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Appearing in 711: "The Axis Prison Breakout"

Featured Characters:

Villains:

  • Yoki, spy ring leader
  • Carl, spy ring leader
  • Karp, inmate
  • Karp's inmate ally

Locations:

  • Westmoor Prison

Items:

  • 711's Pass Key

Synopsis for 711: "The Axis Prison Breakout"

Two Axis spy ring leaders (Carl and Yoki) conspire to recruit thousands of new agents from the prisons of the U.S.A. There are, at this time, so many Axis agents in the U.S. prison system that there are a few of them in every prison, and spy ring leader Carl has a plan to capitalize on that fact. He uses the underworld grapevine to put out the word: a promise of freedom for every con who joins up the Axis side, after an Axis-engineered prison break. So word gets around, and it reaches Westmoor Prison, and convicted saboteur Karp, who is being eavesdropped upon by Lifer #711.

That night, a package is smuggled into the prison, and into inmate Karp's cell. It's a bomb, and he manages to get out of his cell, and into the prison basement, and plant the bomb, near the east wall. He accomplishes this despite being closely shadowed by #711. 711 figures out what room the bomb has to be in, but his quick search of it proves futile, so 711 uses his passkey to get into Karp's cell, drags Karp down to the probable bomb-room, and gets ready to leave him there; Karp squeals. Then #711 beats the daylights out of him.

Appearing in Eagle Evans: "The Air Race Menace"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Snap Smith, Eagle's cameraman

Villains:

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Bright
  • Mary Bright

Locations:

  • Bright Aircraft Co.

Vehicles:

  • Bright Whirlwind, 2-seat racing plane
  • German 2-seat racing plane

Synopsis for Eagle Evans: "The Air Race Menace"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Steele Kerrigan: "Rogan's Gambling Racket"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Anne

Villains:

  • Lefty Rogan
    • many hench

Other Characters:

  • Jim Wallace

Locations:

  • Rogan's gambling den

Items:

  • Rogan's rigged-up roulette table

Vehicles:

  • Kerrigan's red roadster

Synopsis for Steele Kerrigan: "Rogan's Gambling Racket"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Manhunter: "The Voodoo Queen"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Sgt. McGonigle
  • Thor (Cameo)

Villains:

Other Characters:

  • J.C. Dobbs, financier (Dies)

Locations:

  • Empire City
    • slums
      • voodoo temple

Synopsis for Manhunter: "The Voodoo Queen"

Three Voodoo cult murderers plot to murder the famous Manhunter, but they fight among themselves so viciously that two of them are dead before Manhunter even shows up for their ambush. Manhunter fistfights the surviving cult leader, Xaxol, who has a prosthetic chain-flail spiked mace, in lieu of a right hand. But Manhunter seems to be prevailing, when it all becomes moot; a flaming heavy support beam falls onto Xaxol from the collapsing ceiling, and smashes him to the floor. Manhunter telephones in a clue to the police, then sprints back to PHQ and returns to mufti as Dan Richards. Soon Officer Richards laughs himself silly while Sgt. McGonigle dramatically claims the credit for the collar.

Appearing in The Human Bomb: "Adventure in Argentina (Part II)"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Jean, Roy's fiancee

Villains:

Other Characters:

  • Argentine girl
  • her late father (already dead)
  • Argentine cop

Locations:

  • Mountains
  • castle
  • bauxite mine
  • Harbor

Items:


Vehicles:

  • Helen T. Cove (Nazi ore ship w/ British name)

Synopsis for The Human Bomb: "Adventure in Argentina (Part II)"

Continued from Police Comics #9:

In Washington, Jean is very upset with Roy, for completely disappearing for two days, and is not pleased to hear about him being in Argentina either.

In Argentina, the Human Bomb sprints to the entrance of the boxite mine(*), invades it, and has a big fight with the well-armed German soldiers occupying the mine. He gets captured and tied up, then left unsupervised, while the Nazis get back to work on their main project. H.B. just twists and rubs his wrists until the ropes wear down to his bare skin, exposing it, with explosive effect. He blows out some interior walls in the mine, and resumes his attack on the German soldiers. He captures a lot of them alive, and leaves them tied up, as he explores their boxite-loading machinery, which in turn leads him into a long-distance pipeline, conveying powdered ore to a cargo ship in the harbor. The Human Bomb pokes around underwater until he's worked out how the smuggling is being done, then he boards one ship, encounters and recruits an Argentine policeman, and they confront the ship's Captain in his own cabin. The Captain and his crew are arrested by the Argentine authorities.

Appearing in Chic Carter: "The Case of the Black Raven"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Detective Monahan

Villains:

  • Hymie, thief (Dies)
  • fat man (Dies)
    • fat man's thug (Dies)
  • Velvet
    • Garson, her butler

Other Characters:

  • antique shop owner

Locations:

  • old antique shop
  • midtown hotel

Items:

Vehicles:

  • taxicab

Synopsis for Chic Carter: "The Case of the Black Raven"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in Phantom Lady: "The Civilian Defense Scandal"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • fake Mr. MacMarris, O.C.D. (formerly an undersecretary in the German Consulate, supposedly deported)
    • two hit men (Koiby, other)

Other Characters:

  • real Mr. MacMarris (already dead)
  • Tom Jensen (Dies)

Locations:

  • Washington, D.C.
    • Office of Civilian Defense
    • 20 Ryder Street (Tom Jensen's house)
    • Green Park, bandstand

Items:

Synopsis for Phantom Lady: "The Civilian Defense Scandal"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in The Mouthpiece: "Big Joe Gobul and Moko"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Don Conroy, Boy Scout

Villains:

  • Moko
  • Big Joe Gobul

Other Characters:


Locations:

  • Southard Pond, City Park

Items:


Vehicles:



Synopsis for The Mouthpiece: "Big Joe Gobul and Moko"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in The Firebrand: "Captives in Cairo"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

Other Characters:


Locations:

Items:


Vehicles:



Synopsis for The Firebrand: "Captives in Cairo"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



Notes

  • 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 is the last Quality Comics appearance of Eagle Evans. He appears next as a Sky Fighter in Bomber Comics #1, published by Gilberton in 1944.
  • Firebrand: Captions still refer to Slugger as Ensign Reilly's manservant.
  • Human Bomb:
    • At this point in his career, Roy Lincoln is Head Chemist at the U.S. Navy Laboratory. His dress blue uniform displays "Master Chief Petty Officer" chevrons.
    • The captions spell "Bauxite" as "Boxite".
  • Manhunter: A small shield now appears in the small circle on Manhunter's chest.
  • Phantom Lady:
    • Sandra's secret identity is unknown to either her father or her fiancee.
    • Phantom Lady's costume has no mask.
  • Plastic Man: "The Cyclop Caper" is reprinted in Plastic Man Archives Vol. 1.
  • Also appearing in this issue of Police Comics were:
    • "Dewey Drip", art by John Devlin
    • "Murder In the Pines" (text story, featuring Dick Mace)
    • "Super Snooper", by Gill Fox
    • Burp the Twerp: "Terry the Terrible", by Jack Cole

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