Mouthpiece (comics)

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Police Comics 1.jpg
Police Comics #1 (Aug, 1941). The first appearance of the Mouthpiece. Mouthpiece is the figure in the circle near the bottom. Art by Gill Fox
Publication information
Publisher Quality Comics
First appearance Police Comics #1
Created by Fred Guardineer
In-story information
Alter ego Bill Perkins
  • skilled brawler
  • marksman
  • above-average detective
  • expert in criminal law.

Mouthpiece is a fictional comic book character from the golden age of comic books who was published by Quality Comics. He first appeared in Police Comics #1 (August 1941), along with the heroes Plastic Man, Firebrand, and the Human Bomb, and lasted until #13. He was created by Fred Guardineer. Although, like all Quality characters, he is ostensibly owned by DC Comics after it acquired Quality's assets, he lapsed into public domain prior to the said acquisition.

Fictional character biography

Bill Perkins was a District Attorney who thought that the law was not strong enough. He decided to don a costume to apprehend criminals that escaped justice. He became the Mouthpiece. He was ruthless, and was prepared to kill criminals when he needed to. Once, he even threw a harpoon into the back of a fleeing opponent (he'd run out of bullets), rather than let him get away.

Powers and abilities

He was a skilled brawler and marksman. Mouthpiece was an above-average detective and an expert in criminal law.


Police Comics Issues 1-13

  • Police Comics 1 - The Mouthpiece stops Peg-Leg Friel and his Human Smuggler Ring.
  • Police Comics 2 - The Mouthpiece stops the Hogans brothers after they attempt to kill a woman, Lily Butler, who witnessed them robbing a jewelry stop.
  • Police Comics 3 - The Mouthpiece stops Fatso Dowd after he escapes from prison and holds up i an elderly couples home.
  • Police Comics 4 - The Mouthpiece stops Dumb Dan Dugan and the Weasel after they fix a fight against Young Willard, a boxer.
  • Police Comics 5 - The Mouthpiece stops Professor Snook from kidnapping people.
  • Police Comics 6 - The Mouthpiece stops a group of Fifth Columnist from sabitage a boat.
  • Police Comics 7 - The Mouthpiece stops the Kiel Brothers from selling government secrets.
  • Police Comics 8 - The Mouthpiece stops Scul after he and his brother, Morbid, rob a bank. Scul kills his brother and seals his body behind a brick wall.
  • Police Comics 9 - The Mouthpiece stops Mike Fooch after he tries to extort morning from a rich woman.
  • Police Comics 10 - The Mouthpiece stops Big Joe gobul from selling secrets to the Japanese.
  • Police Comics 11 - The Mouthpiece stops Greaseball Bullon after he kills Major Malcolm Munsey and attempts to sell secrets to the Nazis
  • Police Comics 12 - The Mouthpiece stops the Underwaterman after he has committed a number of brutal killings.
  • Police Comics 13 - The Mouthpiece stops the Human bomber as he attempts to drop bombs on the city.

External links

  • Mouthpiece at Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on February 13, 2016.
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