(December 1942)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1942-10-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
John Beardsley

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]; Chic Carter (inset); The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln] (inset); #711 [Daniel Dyce] (inset); Manhunter [Dan Richards] (inset); The Spirit [Denny Colt] (inset)
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Oh, Plastic Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

Plastic Man / comic story / 13 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; Captain Murphey [aka Captain Murphy]; Officer Mike
Synopsis
Woozy and Plastic Man set out to capture Eel O'Brian, but, in the end, Plas convinces Officer Murphey to releasing Woozy into his custory..
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[The Mark of the Cobra] (Table of Contents: 2)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vernon Henkel
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Thor; Sergeant Clancy; The Cobra [Hal Kant] (villain, introduction); King (villain, the Cobra's pet snake)
Synopsis
The producer at the opera is bumped off by a poisonous spring needle in his opera seat. The evil masked Cobra, and his pet King (which manages to tag Manhunter), turn to leave when Thor charges them and is shot by the Cobra's men. The snake, having used most of its venom on his first victim, couldn't stop the wounded, bleeding dog from crawling over to his master and reviving him, who then unmasked the Cobra in the dark after he had ambushed the Police.

Indexer Notes

Hal Kant named after comics editor Hal Kanter.

Originally credited to Jim Mooney, but he has rounder and more relaxed faces than this, as in Tales of the Unexpected #35. The staring, scary eyes can be none other than Vernon Henkel. Also the very thin and broad hat brims are his, only the inking is different. Compare with his signed Chic Carter story in this issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Human Bomb / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The elements...96 different, true substances, necessary to our very existance...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; Mr. Chameleon [Professor Thorndyke] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Roy's former chemistry teacher goes mad and invents an invisibility cloak and a disintegrating light gun. He attacks the Human Bomb as the Chameleon and dies when he accidentally touches Roy's bare skin.

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got you, Philthy Phil
Genre
humor

[Eldas Thayer] (Table of Contents: 5)

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]; Eldas Thayer (villain)
Reprints

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Red Pastrami, former gangster, today opened a restaurant
Genre
humor

[The Escape of Goon McGirk] (Table of Contents: 7)

#711 / comic story / 7 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] (death); Goon McGirk (villain, inmate); Oscar Jones (villain, inmate, racketeer)
Synopsis
Dyce's carelessness ultimately leads to his demise at the hands of racketeer, Oscar Jones, who shoots and kills #711. Jone's ignonoble life and how his prison stay leads him to fisticuffs with #711, in which Jones wins out only with the benefit of his gun. Even after the first shot, the wounded Dyce fights to rally, but is eventually cut down with more shots that riddle his body.

Indexer Notes

#711 was killed off just before Brenner was made an editor at Quality Comics.

Who Killed Jed Hathaway? (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Mace

Enter Julio (Table of Contents: 9)

Chic Carter / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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
My cousin, Whiskers, is on his way to visit Dewey...
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey Drip

[The West Point Incident] (Table of Contents: 11)

Phantom Lady / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Priscilla Knight (Sandra's spinster Aunt); Major Atchinson (commander at West Point); Mr. Schott (villain); Dippy (villain)
Synopsis
Phantom Lady must stop a group of foreign agents, who are lacing soldiers' stew at West Point with Mickey Finns.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. Oh, Plastic Man!
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. [The Mark of the Cobra]
    Manhunter
  4. 3. ["The elements...96 different, true substances, necessary to our very existance..."]
    The Human Bomb
  5. 4. ["I've got you, Philthy Phil"]
    Burp The Twerp
  6. 5. [Eldas Thayer]
    The Spirit
  7. 6. ["Red Pastrami, former gangster, today opened a restaurant"]
    Super Snooper
  8. 7. [The Escape of Goon McGirk]
    #711
  9. 8. Who Killed Jed Hathaway?
    Dick Mace
  10. 9. Enter Julio
    Chic Carter
  11. 10. ["My cousin, Whiskers, is on his way to visit Dewey..."]
    Dewey Drip
  12. 11. [The West Point Incident]
    Phantom Lady
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