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POLICE COMICS #21

Cover Date: August 1943
Cover Price: $0.10
Publication Date: 1943-06-04

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Cover Credits:
Art: Jack Cole (signed)


Story: [No Title] (13 Pages)

Credits:

StoryJack Cole
ArtJack Cole
LetteringJack Cole
EditingJohn Beardsley

Feature Character(s):

Plastic Man

Supporting Character(s):

Woozy Winks

Villain(s):

Hardwich (first appearance; hires Serpina to do away with a business rival)
Madame Serpina and Bobo (first appearance for both; a sideshow fortune teller and exotic dancer; uses her boa constrictor Bobo to try and kill a contract; Bobo dies)

Story Reprinted in:

Plastic Man Archives #2 (2001)


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Second Story: [No Title] (10 Pages)

Credits:

ArtJohn Cassone
EditingJohn Beardsley

Feature Character(s):

Manhunter

Supporting Character(s):

Thor, the Thunder Dog
Detective Clancy

Villain(s):

Alice Blandings (first appearance; a insane debutante who thinks she is her ancestor who was murdered in a bedroom and seeks revenge on anyone who sleeps there)


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Third Story: "Phantom Lady vs The Spider Widow" (6 Pages)

Credits:

ArtFrank Borth
EditingJohn Beardsley

Feature Character(s):

Phantom Lady (conned into dueling with Spider Widow)

Guest Star(s):

Spider Widow (last in Feature Comics #69; conned into dueling with Phantom Lady)
Raven

Villain(s):

Unnamed gang (first actual appearance for all; behind the attempts on Senator Knight; con Spider Widow and Phantom Lady to duel; discover secret identities; at least one dies)


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Fourth Story: [No Title] (7 Pages)

Credits:

EditingJohn Beardsley

Feature Character(s):

Destiny

Villain(s):

Three French crooks (first appearance for all; use the sewers as their getaway from crimes)


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Fifth Story: [No Title] (8 Pages)

Credits:

StoryPaul Gustavson
ArtPaul Gustavson
LetteringPaul Gustavson
EditingJohn Beardsley

Feature Character(s):

Human Bomb (tries to enlist in the Army; rejected; gives three others his 27-QRX and then head to Japan to rescue Red's brother)

Villain(s):

Japanese soldiers (first appearance for all; many die)

Other Character(s):

Curley McGurk (Montague T. "Curley" McGurk; first appearance; tries to join the Army and rejected; given Roy's formula and develops powers)
Swordo (first appearance; tries to join the Army and rejected; given Roy's formula and develops powers)
Red Rogers (first appearance; flies the three to Japan to free her brother from a prison camp; given Roy's formula and develops powers)
Tommy Rogers (first appearance; a prisoner of war tortured by Japanese; dies)

Location(s):

Washington, DC
Japan


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