(November 1942)

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)

Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Presenting the Man Who Can't Be Harmed (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]; Woozy Winks (introduction, origin); Zambi the Soothsayer (introduction); Homer Twitchel (introduction); Captain Murphey [aka Captain Murphy]; Mr. Mire (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
When Woozy saves the life of Zambi the Soothsayer, little did he realize that he'd be rewarded with invulnerability and immunity to pain. To decide his course in life, he flips a coin and pursues a life of crime, soon becoming partners with Eel O'Brien. But Plas talks Woozy into turning himself in, but when he does, the Police discover that Woozy's powers prevent him from being held. So a deal is made for Woozy to help Plastic Man capture Eel O'Brien!
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blast it men! Put some life in this drill!
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey Drip

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from John Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-7. The Who's Who does not indicate a writing credit for Devlin on this strip.

[The Man Who Killed Deek Dakin] (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
adventure; crime
Characters
#711 [Daniel Dyce]; Deek Dakin (death)

[The Rat Trap] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery

[The Sinister Peanut Vendor] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
S. M. Iger
Pencils
Alex Blum
Inks
Alex Blum
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Firebrand [Rod Reilly]

[Machine Gun Clarkson] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Alaskan Caper] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

[Johnny Marston] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Super Snooper (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
humor

[The Phony Phantom Lady] (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]; Masie; Don Borden; phony Phantom Lady (villain); un-named Nazis spies (villains)
Synopsis
The authorities begin a search for the Phantom Lady, who was seen blowing up a neutral foreign consul building. The real Phantom Lady, however, is soon captured by the spies responsible and they intend to use her to drive to the White House so they can attack and destroy it.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Flashlight

[The Living Dead of Skull Valley] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; The Nazis [as the Living Dead] (villains)
Synopsis
When The Human Bomb travels to Skull Valley to take on the Living Dead, he discovers them to actually be Nazis, so he fells them with a paralyzing gas.
Keywords
Skull Valley

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 with the script credit has been removed by Craig Delich 2013-1-18. Also verified by Gustavson's son, Terry Gustafson.

Letterer credit courtesy of Terry Gustafson, Paul Gustavson's son.

Dark Bayou (Table of Contents: 12)

Dick Mace / text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Mace

The Human Bomber (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]

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

[The Theater Murder] (Table of Contents: 14)

Manhunter / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alex Kotzky (signed)
Inks
Alex Kotzky
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Thor; Clancy; Samson (villain, strongman)
Synopsis
Manhunter faces a costumed foe named Samson, who is not only a strongman, but a murderer as well.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. Presenting the Man Who Can't Be Harmed
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. ["Blast it men! Put some life in this drill!"]
    Dewey Drip
  4. 3. [The Man Who Killed Deek Dakin]
    #711
  5. 4. [The Rat Trap]
    Chic Carter
  6. 5. [The Sinister Peanut Vendor]
    The Firebrand
  7. 6. [Machine Gun Clarkson]
    Steele Kerrigan
  8. 7. [The Alaskan Caper]
    Burp the Twerp
  9. 8. [Johnny Marston]
    The Spirit
  10. 9. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  11. 10. [The Phony Phantom Lady]
    Phantom Lady
  12. 11. [The Living Dead of Skull Valley]
    The Human Bomb
  13. 12. Dark Bayou
    Dick Mace
  14. 13. The Human Bomber
    The Mouthpiece
  15. 14. [The Theater Murder]
    Manhunter
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • Matthew Head
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer