Mouthpiece (comics)


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

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.

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