(October 1942)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1942-08-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
Gill Fox [as Gilbert Fox]

Issue Notes

Copyright 1942 by Comic Magazines, Inc.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; The Spirit [Denny Colt] (inset); #711 [Daniel Dyce] (inset); Manhunter [Dan Richards] (inset); The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln] (inset); Chic Carter (inset)
Reprints

[The Sinister Swami] (Table of Contents: 1)

Plastic Man / comic story / 9 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]; Rita Johns (introduction); Captain Murphey [aka Captain Murphy]; Looie (villain); Swami (villain); Skipper O'Toole (villain)
Synopsis
Looie puts out a reward for the murder of Plastic Man and The Swami decides to accept the offer. However, he discovers that his super-powers were hindered by the very existence of Plastic Man.
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Super Snooper (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
humor

[Carl Von Spunk's Pottery Plot] (Table of Contents: 3)

#711 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed)
Pencils
George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed)
Inks
George Brenner [as George E. Brenner] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
#711 [Daniel Dyce]; Carl von Spunk (villain)
Synopsis
For all his success, #711 gets sloppy and more inmates discover his true identity.

[Fifth Column Hospital] (Table of Contents: 4)

Firebrand / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
S. M. Iger
Pencils
Lee Ames (signed)
Inks
Lee Ames (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Firebrand [Rod Reilly]

Indexer Notes

Art was previously attributed to Reed Crandall.

[The Theft of the Montague Diamond] (Table of Contents: 5)

Steele Kerrigan / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Manhunter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What goes, Jim?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Thor; Jim Kelly; Kit Kelly

Indexer Notes

Manhunter is wearing his original costume.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gawsh! Maw sent me mah dawg so I won't be lonesome for her an' Paw!
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey Drip

[The Black Queen] (Table of Contents: 8)

Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
Joe Kubert
Letters
Zoltan Szenics?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spirit [Denny Colt]; VILLAIN: Black Queen (first appearance)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you want to join the army, eh?
Genre
humor
Characters
Burp the Twerp

[The Tank Factory Sabotage] (Table of Contents: 10)

Phantom Lady / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur Peddy (signed)
Inks
Arthur Peddy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Senator Knight; Masie (factory worker); Mike (villain); un-named spies (villains)
Synopsis
Sandra and her father head out to the testing grounds to witness new U.S. tanks in their preliminary testing, and are shocked to see the tanks literally falling apart! Sandra then decides to go undercover as a new factory worker in order to discover why this is happening.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Flashlight

[Captain Blackwolf's Crew of Corpses] (Table of Contents: 11)

Chic Carter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery

Message from Allah (Table of Contents: 12)

Dick Mace / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Mace

The Waterfront Monster (Table of Contents: 13)

The Mouthpiece / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
The Mouthpiece [Bill Perkins]; Underwaterman (villain, a Nazi, death)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Human Bomb / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson [as Paul Carrol] (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson [as Paul Carrol] (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson [as Paul Carrol] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's wrong with Hungarian goulash?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln] (origin retold)

Indexer Notes

Mike Kooiman and Jim Amash state in the Quality Companion that Gustavson created the strip and wrote it. Gustavson's son, Terry Gustafson, concurs.

Letters credit from Terry Gustafson, Paul Gustavson's son.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [The Sinister Swami]
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  4. 3. [Carl Von Spunk's Pottery Plot]
    #711
  5. 4. [Fifth Column Hospital]
    Firebrand
  6. 5. [The Theft of the Montague Diamond]
    Steele Kerrigan
  7. 6. ["What goes, Jim?"]
    Manhunter
  8. 7. ["Gawsh! Maw sent me mah dawg so I won't be lonesome for her an' Paw!"]
    Dewey Drip
  9. 8. [The Black Queen]
    Spirit
  10. 9. ["So you want to join the army, eh?"]
    Burp the Twerp
  11. 10. [The Tank Factory Sabotage]
    Phantom Lady
  12. 11. [Captain Blackwolf's Crew of Corpses]
    Chic Carter
  13. 12. Message from Allah
    Dick Mace
  14. 13. The Waterfront Monster
    The Mouthpiece
  15. 14. ["What's wrong with Hungarian goulash?"]
    The Human Bomb
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