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(1943)

Quality Comics, 1943 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
On-sale date:
1943-12-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vital Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Vital Book
Editing:
John Beardsley ?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was on-going series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.

The publication title filed with the U. S. Copyright Office is "Plastic man in the Game of death!" No issue number is included in the filing.

The indicia text:

"This book has been manufactured under wartime conditions in full compliance with all orders and regulations of the War Production Board, in particular 1. 245
By
VITAL PUBLICATIONS, Inc.
New York
from
material prepared and supplied
by
COMIC MAGAZINES
Copyright 1943, Vital Publications, Inc., New York All Rights Reserved

The indicia scan confirms that there is no volume, issue number or frequency present.

Judging from the cover, copyright registration, and the indicia text, it appears this book was originally intended as a stand-alone publication and not part of a series. The Copyright Office treated it as such; the filing is listed in the Pamphlets volume and not the Periodicals one, which is how the Office treats stand-alones. There doesn't appear to have been a copyright filing for the second issue (from 1944), but the cover and indicia point to that being published as a stand-alone as well. This doesn't seem to have become a proper periodical series until the third issue in 1946.


The Game of Death (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]
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The Game of Death (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / comic story / 12 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; also disguised as Mr. King]; Woozy Winks; Chief Branner (introduction); Yvette LaRue (introduction, death); The Chance Club [Mr. Sharp; Charlie; Tony; Mike] (villans, introduction for all); Mrs. Towne (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Plas and Woozy break up The Chance Club.
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Keywords:
The Chance Club

[Now You See It, Now You Don't] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / comic story / 15 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; Professor Topps (introduction); Chief Branner (cameo); Amisaki (villain, introduction); The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
Plas and Woozy must stop the Japanese from stealing a camouflage machine.
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[Willie McGoon, Dope] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / comic story / 12 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; Chief Branner; The Goon [Willie McGoon] (introduction); Professor Goodman (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis:
Professor Goodman takes advantage of a man's disfigurement.
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Plastic Nemesis (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]
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[Go West, Young Plastic Man, Go West] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / comic story / 15 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; Mr. McAnders (introduction); Cowboy Joe (villain, introduction); Dade (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Woozy gets conned into buying a map to a goldmine, and heads out West to find his fortune.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Game of Death
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. The Game of Death
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. [Now You See It, Now You Don't]
    Plastic Man
  4. 3. [Willie McGoon, Dope]
    Plastic Man
  5. 4. Plastic Nemesis
    Plastic Man
  6. 5. [Go West, Young Plastic Man, Go West]
    Plastic Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Craig Delich
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Robert Stanley Martin
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome