Police Comics No. 15

Police Comics No. 15 was published by Quality Comics in January 1943. The green cover has art credited to Gill Fox, with an image of the superhero Plastic Man as well as the Spirit, located in the lower left. This issue features Plastic Man in "The Weather Weapon," Manhunter in "The Slaughter Symphony," and the Spirit in "Mr. Midnight." Other stories feature the characters of Chic Carter, Dewey Drip, Dick Mace, 711, Super Snooper, and the Phantom Lady. This issue saw the death of 711, who was replaced in the next issue by a character named Destiny.
Police Comics was an anthology comic that featured the exploits of Plastic Man, Phantom Lady, The Spirit, Mouthpiece, Human Bomb, Firebrand, 711, and Manhunter in 127 issues published between August 1941 and October 1953. In issue 103, the book shifted from superhero tales to realistic detective stories of “suspense, mystery, and adventure” that featured Private Eye Ken Shannon and Treasury Department agent Pete Trask.
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Quality Comics
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paper (overall material)
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in; 19.05 cm x 26.035 cm
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Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer
related event
World War II
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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