(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
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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:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer