(March 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
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1942 by Comic Magazines, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

[Murder In Maniac Mansion] (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 [Eel O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Director Steinmetz (dies); Gar Crochett; Dave (dies); Mrs. Dave; VILLAIN: Stanley Vane
Synopsis:
Plas and Woozy go to a haunted mansion to solve a murder mystery.
Reprints:

[Red-Haired Kate] (Table of Contents)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Bryant ?
Inks:
Al Bryant ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Red Haired Kate (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Manhunter runs into a killer vamp who carries a whip.

Indexer Notes

Manhunter appears in the story without a mask and the shorts he wore in #15-16 are oddly not present.

Dewey Drip (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Dibble
Inks:
Bernard Dibble
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dewey Drip

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Joe Devlin (who did not exist) to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. John Devlin did not write this strip according to the Who's Who. Artist correction from Joe Devlin (who did not exist) to Bernard Dibble, who took over this strip in 1943 from John Devlin.

Have You Seen Him? (Table of Contents)

Destiny / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters:
Destiny; Oscar Jones (villain)
Synopsis:
Destiny, relaxing in his comfortable and spacious home, suddenly is put upon by the killer of 711, Oscar Jones. When he attempts to enter his "trance" state and disappear, he discovers that he has remained in place. Laying in wait for Destiny, Jones grazes Destiny with a bullet, then escapes to go on a killing spree. In the end, Jones is captured and 711 is avenged.

[The Black Widow] (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 Orphans] (Table of Contents)

The 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:
The Spirit [Denny Colt]
Reprints:

Mystery of the Black Cat! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Borth (signed)
Inks:
Frank Borth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Senator Knight; Don Borden; Carl (death); two un-named thugs (villains)
Synopsis:
Sandra is reading Edgar Allan Poe's classic "Black Cat" to some dinner guests when the cry of a cat is heard outside, and when one of the guests investigates, he is killed and lies on the ground with claw marks on his face. Phantom Lady discovers that two thugs, hired by the Nazis, were attempting to plant a bomb in Senator Knight's home.
Reprints:

The Voice From the Grave (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

The Madman (Table of Contents)

Dick Mace / text story / 1.8 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dick Mace

Super Snooper (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

[Olaf Olson and Lars Larson] (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; Olaf Olson (newspaperman); Lars Larson (newspaperman)
Synopsis:
When newspapermen Olson and Larson get a picture of Roy Lincoln donning the uniform of the Human Bomb, Hustace decides to throw the newsmen off the trail by pretending he was the Human Bomb and destroying property with his powers.

Indexer Notes

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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [Murder In Maniac Mansion]
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. [Red-Haired Kate]
    Manhunter
  4. 3. Dewey Drip
    Dewey Drip
  5. 4. Have You Seen Him?
    Destiny
  6. 5. [The Black Widow]
    Burp the Twerp
  7. 6. [The Orphans]
    The Spirit
  8. 7. Mystery of the Black Cat!
    Phantom Lady
  9. 8. The Voice From the Grave
    Chic Carter
  10. 9. The Madman
    Dick Mace
  11. 10. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  12. 11. [Olaf Olson and Lars Larson]
    The Human Bomb
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer