(January 1943)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-11-11
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.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw, don't mind him!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; The Spirit [Denny Colt]
Reprints

[The Weather Weapon] (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; Dr. Egrett (introduction, death); Boreas (introduction); Ratty McGoon (villain, introduction); Don Snitzel (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Boreas, the north wind, was "controlled" by a machine in the possession of Don Snitzel and some Fifth Columnists in order control the weather. The wind was useless on Woozy, who shrugged off all attacks, and any punches were also met with equal and opposite spontaneous force.
Reprints

[The Slaughter Symphony] (Table of Contents: 2)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruben Moreira ?
Inks
Ruben Moreira ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Thor (his dog); Sergeant Clancy; Sivan Orsky (villain)
Synopsis
Manhunter gets the goat of Sergeant Clancy when he rounds up the murderous maestro Orsky.

Indexer Notes

Manhunter appears bare-legged in the story.

[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
What'sa matter -- y'scared?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; Hustace Throckmorton (introduction); Honeybun (Hustace's girlfriend, introduction)
Synopsis
After giving Hustace Throckmorton an emergency blood transfusion, Roy notices that the little man now exhibits powers similar to the Human Bomb, except he has explosive feet, not hands.

Indexer Notes

Hustace Throckmorton appears in most Human Bomb stories hereafter. This story makes mention of the Black Condor.

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)

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
Deer Gran Sun Dewey... yistady I decided to jine up with yore army...
Genre
humor
Characters
Dewey Drip

[Mr. Midnight] (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Spirit [Denny Colt]
Reprints

[The Vengeance of Dr. Jason] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery

Vulture Smith (Table of Contents: 7)

Dick Mace / text story / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Mace

[Statement of the Ownership, Management, and Circulation] (Table of Contents: 8)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Everett M. Arnold (publisher)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Published by Comic Magazines, Inc 322 Main St Stamford, CT
Editor John Beardsley 322 Main St Stamford, CT
Business Manager Everett M. Arnold 193 Shore Rd Old Greenwich, CT
Owners: Everett M. Arnold, Claire C. Arnold
Henry P. Martin Jr. 8 Foster Dr Des Moines, Ia
Printed at Buffalo, NY

[Crossword Puzzle Duel] (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

Genre
humor
Characters
Burp the Twerp

[The Death of 711] (Table of Contents: 10)

#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
superhero
Characters
711 [Daniel Dyce] (death); Destiny (introduction); Oscar Jones (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
711, becoming more sloppy and allowing more and more inmates to discover his identity, faces racketeer Oscar Jones, whose long-winded story about his ignoble life and how his prison stay led him into fisticuffs with 711, is told. Jones wins the struggle only with the benefit of his gun, which is used to pump bullet after bullet into the soon to be lifeless body of 711. However, as 711 dies, the silhouette of Destiny appears over the body.

Indexer Notes

Continues in the Destiny strip in the next issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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
Surrender or I'll fire!
Genre
humor

The School for Spies! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Don Borden; Johnny (War Shipping Board employee); Melinda; Baron Torpe (villain)
Synopsis
Melinda attends a class in spying techniques at Baron Torpe's home, and she tells him that she is going to do a little spying that evening. When she brings back a clock and valuable information, she is taken prisoner by Torpe, who is a foreign spy!
Reprints
Keywords
Black Light; S.S. Ambria

Indexer Notes

Phantom Lady wears a mask.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Aw, don't mind him!"]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [The Weather Weapon]
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. [The Slaughter Symphony]
    Manhunter
  4. 3. ["What'sa matter -- y'scared?"]
    The Human Bomb
  5. 4. ["Deer Gran Sun Dewey... yistady I decided to jine up with yore army..."]
    Dewey Drip
  6. 5. [Mr. Midnight]
    Spirit
  7. 6. [The Vengeance of Dr. Jason]
    Chic Carter
  8. 7. Vulture Smith
    Dick Mace
  9. 8. [Statement of the Ownership, Management, and Circulation]
  10. 9. [Crossword Puzzle Duel]
    Burp the Twerp
  11. 10. [The Death of 711]
    #711
  12. 11. ["Surrender or I'll fire!"]
    Super Snooper
  13. 12. The School for Spies!
    Phantom Lady
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