Police Comics No. 15

Description
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.
Object Name
comic book
date made
1943
maker
Quality Comics
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in; 19.05 cm x 26.035 cm
ID Number
2013.0086.086
catalog number
2013.0086.086
accession number
2013.0086
subject
Comics
Comic Books
Popular Entertainment
event
World War II
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Comic Books
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer

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