(February 1943)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1942-12-11
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
I'm the Spirit! And Ebony and I are certainly a circus...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Ebony White
Reprints

[The Revenge of Chief Great Warrior] (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; Blackfoot Indians; Will Hawes (introduction); Mayor Crowley; Police Commissioner Kane; Captain Murphy [aka Captain Murphey]; Officer Danny; Chief Great Warrior (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Plas and Woozy go undercover on the Blackfoot Indian reservation to squash an uprising led by Chief Great Warrior, who had the mystical ability to project himself through reflective surfaces.
Reprints

Wanted: Thor, Manhunter's Dog, Dead Or Alive (Table of Contents: 2)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Thor (his dog)
Synopsis
Thor takes center stage when some crooks begin using an identical dog to do their killing. When the same crooks caught the Manhunter, Thor saved him from certain doom and put down the rival canine.

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

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

Script
Bernard Dibble ?
Pencils
Bernard Dibble
Inks
Bernard Dibble
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wonder what this big surprise is?
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Dewey Drip; Maisie
Synopsis
The General has scheduled an opera singer to entertain the troops, but Dewey mistakes him for "a sabbytour spy!" Dewey locks up the singer and his friend Maisie the cabaret dancer performs instead, to much acclaim.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Joe Devlin ? to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. Devlin did not write this strip according to the Who's Who. Artist correction from Joe (who did not exist) to John Devlin also made by Craig Delich.
Artist credit revised from Devlin to Dibble by D. Wilt 2018-05-19. Art is Dibble style and Bails credits him with this strip from 1943 onward.

[Palyachi the Killer Clown] (Table of Contents: 4)

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]; Ebony White; Palyachi (villain, introduction); Marka (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints

[Jitterbug Jeopardy] (Table of Contents: 5)

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]; Hustace Throckmorton
Synopsis
Hustace causes a furor when one of his shoes flies off and his explosive foot powers are unleashed.

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.

The Strange Case of Professor Tomorrow (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

Get Sink Larson! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Mace

[Saving the Dam] (Table of Contents: 8)

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 Coming of Destiny] (Table of Contents: 9)

Destiny / 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
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Destiny (origin); #711 [Daniel Dyce] (a ghost); Professor Seezall Nozal (introduction); Oscar Jones (villain); Max (villain); Cash (villain)
Synopsis
A solitary, pathetic figure, wandering the rainy streets in search of shelter, finds his way into a club where Professor Seezall Nozal is performing his tricks of the mind. He selects the young man, sensing his ability to foresee death, informs the man that he can use this power for good or evil, stating that "you are Destiny"! Leaving the club, the young man focuses his mind and is transported to the scene of the murder of 711, but the hero's killer, Oscar Jones, escapes.

Super Snooper (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
humor

The Mystery of the Opera House Robberies! (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]; Senator Knight; Don Borden; Mrs. Van Bilt; un-named guard (villain, death); Ramon (villain)
Synopsis
Phantom Lady decides to investigate the theft of a wealthy lady's diamond necklace at the opera and discovers several of the actors were in on the caper.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Light

Indexer Notes

Phantom Lady wears a mask.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I'm the Spirit! And Ebony and I are certainly a circus..."]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [The Revenge of Chief Great Warrior]
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. Wanted: Thor, Manhunter's Dog, Dead Or Alive
    Manhunter
  4. 3. ["I wonder what this big surprise is?"]
    Dewey Drip
  5. 4. [Palyachi the Killer Clown]
    The Spirit
  6. 5. [Jitterbug Jeopardy]
    The Human Bomb
  7. 6. The Strange Case of Professor Tomorrow
    Chic Carter
  8. 7. Get Sink Larson!
    Dick Mace
  9. 8. [Saving the Dam]
    Burp the Twerp
  10. 9. [The Coming of Destiny]
    Destiny
  11. 10. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  12. 11. The Mystery of the Opera House Robberies!
    Phantom Lady
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer