(April 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 1943 by Comic Magazines, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[The Drafting of Plastic Man] (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; Captain Murphey [aka Captain Murphy]; Professor Van Dyke (introduction, death); President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Pogo Flinch (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Plas had been deferred from civil service during the war because Captain Murphey needed him more on the home front. However, President Roosevelt requisitions Plas's services for the FBI, confirmed by a telephone call, which meant Plas would work for the government on counter-espionage.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Mammoth City

Indexer Notes

Plastic Man's home base is Mammoth City.

A Night of Murders (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]

[Burp Gets a New Body] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole [Ralph Johns]
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Cole

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Burp the Twerp

[The Headless Man] (Table of Contents)

Destiny / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Brenner
Inks:
George Brenner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters:
Destiny; Frank N. Stein (the Headless Man; first appearance)

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.

[Gang Warfare] (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; The Combination (villain, introduction); Mr. Gaunt (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

Golden Egg! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Borth [as Frank M. Borth] (signed)
Inks:
Frank Borth [as Frank M. Borth] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Don Borden; Bunny Man [Killer Dan] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
An Easter egg hunt on the grounds of Senator Knight's home. But Sandra smells a rat when one of the eggs collected ticks, while another is very heavy. Don deduces the first to be a bomb and the others loaded with explosives.......a plot to kill Senator Knight.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Phantom Lady wears a domino mask.

The Man From Nowhere (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
Characters:
Chic Carter; VILLAIN: Killer Kane (first appearance; dies)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

No Firing Squad For Juan (Table of Contents)

Dick Mace / text story / 2 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

The Three Mosquitoes (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]; Jean Adams; The Three Mosquitoes [Baron; two un-named others] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis:
Jean gets the inventive bug and has an engineer create a dynamite-propelled rocket car, and against the wishes of Roy, she takes it for a test drive, careening all over town. In the end, Jean swears to give up inventing things again.

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. [The Drafting of Plastic Man]
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. A Night of Murders
    Manhunter
  4. 3. [Burp Gets a New Body]
    Burp the Twerp
  5. 4. [The Headless Man]
    Destiny
  6. 5. Dewey Drip
    Dewey Drip
  7. 6. [Gang Warfare]
    The Spirit
  8. 7. Golden Egg!
    Phantom Lady
  9. 8. The Man From Nowhere
    Chic Carter
  10. 9. No Firing Squad For Juan
    Dick Mace
  11. 10. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  12. 11. The Three Mosquitoes
    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