Patrolmen Dan Garret and Mike Mannigan are with their young friend, Sparkington (“Sparky”) Northrup, on their way to extradite a criminal, Rod Rutter. That prisoner, whose name would fit a seventies porn star (and yes, friends, that is symptomatic of the gutter my mind floats down) is part of a sabotage group, led by Madam Fang.
This story, drawn in the first year of America’s combat involvement in World War II, has “Jappies” and “Japanazis” as villains. Madam Fang is supposed to be Japanese, but artist Chas Quinlan apparently didn’t use any reference material for her appearance, and she has a sort of nondescript look. ( Patrolman Mike does describe her as “kind of Chinee (sic) looking, but a fine woman.”) Just another comic book of its time. It’s from Blue Beetle #15 (1942).
For the second time in a week (check out the Supermouse story from March 16), the word “spalpeen” appears in a story.
Here is another Blue Beetle story by Quinlan, which I showed in 2014. Just click on the thumbnail: