(January 1943)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
Quality Comic Group
Editing:
John Beardsley
Format:
Color; Standard Golden Age U.S.; Saddle-Stitched; Was On-Going Series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1942 by Comic Magazines, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gill Fox
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; The Spirit [Denny Colt]
Reprints:

[The Weather Weapon] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Cole

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Dr. Egrett (introduction, death); Boreas (introduction); Ratty McGoon (villain, introduction); Don Snitzel (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Boreas, the north wind, was "controlled" by a machine in the possession of Don Snitzel and some Fifth Columnists in order control the weather. The wind was useless on Woozy, who shrugged off all attacks, and any punches were also met with equal and opposite spontaneous force.
Reprints:

[The Slaughter Symphony] (Table of Contents)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moriera ?
Inks:
Ruben Moriera ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Thor (his dog); Sergeant Clancy; Sivan Orsky (villain)
Synopsis:
Manhunter gets the goat of Sergeant Clancy when he rounds up the murderous maestro Orsky.

Indexer Notes

Manhunter appears bare-legged in the story.

[Introducing Hustace Throckmorton] (Table of Contents)

The Human Bomb / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; Hustace Throckmorton (introduction); Honeybun (Hustace's girlfriend, introduction)
Synopsis:
After giving Hustace Throckmorton an emergency blood transfusion, Roy notices that the little man now exhibits powers similar to the Human Bomb......except he has explosive feet, not hands!

Indexer Notes

Hustace Throckmorton appears in most Human Bomb stories hereafter. This story makes mention of the Black Condor. Even though the Who's Who doesn't list Gustavson as a writer of the strip, Mike Kooiman and Jim Amash state in the Quality Companion that he created the strip and wrote it, so the question mark behind the name has been removed by Craig Delich 2013-1-19.

["Deer Gran Sun Dewey, Yistady I decided to jine up with yore army"] (Table of Contents)

Dewey Drip / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Devlin
Inks:
John Devlin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dewey Drip

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from John Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. Devlin did not write this strip according to the Who's Who.

[Mr. Midnight] (Table of Contents)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
Joe Kubert
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spirit [Denny Colt]
Reprints:

[The Vengeance of Dr. Jason] (Table of Contents)

Chic Carter / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Vernon Henkel
Pencils:
Vernon Henkel
Inks:
Vernon Henkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery

Vulture Smith (Table of Contents)

Dick Mace / text story / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Mace

[Statement of the Ownership, Management, and Circulation] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Everett M. Arnold (publisher)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Published by Comic Magazines, Inc 322 Main St Stamford, CT
Editor John Beardsley 322 Main St Stamford, CT
Business Manager Everett M. Arnold 193 Shore Rd Old Greenwich, CT
Owners: Everett M. Arnold, Claire C. Arnold
Henry P. Martin Jr. 8 Foster Dr Des Moines, Ia
Printed at Buffalo, NY

[Crossword Puzzle Duel] (Table of Contents)

Burp the Twerp / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Cole

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Burp the Twerp

[The Death of 711] (Table of Contents)

#711 / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Pencils:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Inks:
George E. Brenner (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
711 [Daniel Dyce] (death); Destiny (introduction); Oscar Jones (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
711, becoming more sloppy and allowing more and more inmates to discover his identity, faces racketeer Oscar Jones, whose long-winded story about his ignoble life and how his prison stay led him into fisticuffs with 711, is told. Jones wins the struggle only with the benefit of his gun, which is used to pump bullet after bullet into the soon to be lifeless body of 711. However, as 711 dies, the silhouette of Destiny appears over the body.

Indexer Notes

Continues in the Destiny strip in the next issue.

["Surrender or I'll fire!"] (Table of Contents)

Super Snooper / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gill Fox
Pencils:
Gill Fox
Inks:
Gill Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gill Fox ?

Genre:
humor

The School For Spies! (Table of Contents)

Phantom Lady / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Don Borden; Johnny (War Shipping Board employee); Melinda; Baron Torpe (villain)
Synopsis:
Melinda attends a class in spying techniques at Baron Torpe's home, and she tells him that she is going to do a little spying that evening. When she brings back a clock and valuable information, she is taken prisoner by Torpe, who is a foreign spy!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Black Light; S.S. Ambria

Indexer Notes

Phantom Lady wears a mask.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [The Weather Weapon]
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. [The Slaughter Symphony]
    Manhunter
  4. 3. [Introducing Hustace Throckmorton]
    The Human Bomb
  5. 4. ["Deer Gran Sun Dewey, Yistady I decided to jine up with yore army"]
    Dewey Drip
  6. 5. [Mr. Midnight]
    Spirit
  7. 6. [The Vengeance of Dr. Jason]
    Chic Carter
  8. 7. Vulture Smith
    Dick Mace
  9. 8. [Statement of the Ownership, Management, and Circulation]
  10. 9. [Crossword Puzzle Duel]
    Burp the Twerp
  11. 10. [The Death of 711]
    #711
  12. 11. ["Surrender or I'll fire!"]
    Super Snooper
  13. 12. The School For Spies!
    Phantom Lady
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer