Police Comics No. 22


Police Comics No. 22 was published by Quality Comics in September 1943. Jack Cole illustrated the cover that depicts Plastic Man disarming a bad guy located behind him with a double-fisted head punch. The cover has an inset image of The Spirit. This issue features Plastic Man in "The Eyes Have It!" Manhunter in "Dr. Sackville," and The Spirit in "The Morger Boys." Other stories featured the characters Dewey Drip, Flatfoot Burns, The Human Bomb, Dick Mace, Burp The Twerp, Destiny, Super Snooper and Phantom Lady.

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.

Date Made: 1943

Maker: Quality Comics

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: ComicsRelated Event: World War II


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Credit Line: Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2013.0086.089Catalog Number: 2013.0086.089Accession Number: 2013.0086

Object Name: comic book

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in; 19.05 cm x 26.035 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-da37-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1449022

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