([August] 1944)

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

Issue Notes

There is no indicia per se, but page 2 (the Contents page) has this at the bottom:

Copyright 1944, Vital Publications, Inc., New York All Rights Reserved

And page 67 has this:

This book has been manufactured under wartime conditions in full compliance with all orders and regulations of the War Production Board, in particular L 245
By
VITAL PUBLICATIONS, Inc.
New York
Book Division of Wm. C. Popper & Co.
"Book Publishers since 1893"


The Gay Nineties Nightmare! (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Woozy Winks
Reprints:

Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Located on the inside front cover.

The Gay Nineties Nightmare (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; Chief Branner; Slimy Slade [aka Desperate Desmond] (villain, introduction, death); Slippery Slade (villain, introduction, death); Slinky Slade (villain, introduction); Charlie (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
A city has been transformed to look like the gay Nineties (1890's).
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title from contents page and cover.

Who's Who (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; Elmer Body (villain, introduction); Tony Toppo (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Elmer Body has the ability to change bodies with anyone. Unfortunately for him, he chooses Woozy Winks.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The story title taken from the contents page.

"The Man Who Could Switch Bodies" is the title of the story found in the Archive edition.

The Lava Man (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / comic story / 14 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; un-named 500-year-old man; The Lava Man [Fargo Freddie] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Fargo Freddie falls into a volcano, meets a 500-year-old man who shows him how to turn into lava. As Lava Man, he slips out of Plastic Man's grip, but is defeated when his body cools and hardens.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the contents page.

Welcome To Coroner's Corners! (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; Chief Branner; Agent Carlson (introduction); Agent Murphy (introduction); Dada Ditt (introduction); Dr. Dewey Ditt (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Plas and Woozy go to Coroner's Corners to try and find out why everyone has gone stark raving mad.
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Keywords:
Coroner's Corners

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; ?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The inside back cover has a box that contains this text:
This book has been manufactured under wartime conditions in full compliance with all orders and regulations of the War Production Board, in particular L 245
By
VITAL PUBLICATIONS, Inc.
New York
Book Division of Wm. C. Popper & Co.
"Book Publishers since 1893"

The back cover consists of the words "A VITAL BOOK" lettered in red text repeated over and over at various angles on top of a yellow background.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Gay Nineties Nightmare!
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. The Gay Nineties Nightmare
    Plastic Man
  4. 3. Who's Who
    Plastic Man
  5. 4. The Lava Man
    Plastic Man
  6. 5. Welcome To Coroner's Corners!
    Plastic Man
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Allen Ross
  • Merlin Haas
  • Henry Andrews
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome