(April 1943)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1943-02-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
John Beardsley

Issue Notes

Copyright 1943 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)

Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; The Spirit [Denny Colt]
Reprints

[The Drafting of 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]; Professor Van Dyke (introduction, death); President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Pogo Flinch (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Plas had been deferred from civil service during the war because Captain Murphey needed him more on the home front. However, President Roosevelt requisitions Plas's services for the FBI, confirmed by a telephone call, which meant Plas would work for the government on counter-espionage.
Reprints
Keywords
Mammoth City

Indexer Notes

Plastic Man's home base is Mammoth City.

A Night of Murders (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]

[Burp Gets a New Body] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

[The Headless Man] (Table of Contents: 4)

Destiny / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Brenner
Inks
George Brenner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Destiny; Frank N. Stein (the Headless Man; first appearance)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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 wish to paint zat old cannon near ze fort!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Dewey Drip; Captain; artist
Synopsis
An artist paints a realistic portrait of a cannon.

[Gang Warfare] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; The Combination (villain, introduction); Mr. Gaunt (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Golden Egg! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Borth [as Frank M. Borth] (signed)
Inks
Frank Borth [as Frank M. Borth] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Don Borden; Bunny Man [Killer Dan] (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
An Easter egg hunt on the grounds of Senator Knight's home. But Sandra smells a rat when one of the eggs collected ticks, while another is very heavy. Don deduces the first to be a bomb and the others loaded with explosives.......a plot to kill Senator Knight.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Phantom Lady wears a domino mask.

The Man from Nowhere (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Chic Carter; Killer Kane (first appearance; dies)

Indexer Notes

last appearance

No Firing Squad for Juan (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Mace

[no title indexed] (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 ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy, I'm mad!
Genre
humor

The Three Mosquitoes (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; Jean Adams; The Three Mosquitoes [Baron; two un-named others] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Jean gets the inventing bug and has an engineer create a dynamite-propelled rocket car, and against the wishes of Roy, she takes it for a test drive, careening all over town. In the end, Jean swears to give up inventing things again.

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.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [The Drafting of Plastic Man]
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. A Night of Murders
    Manhunter
  4. 3. [Burp Gets a New Body]
    Burp the Twerp
  5. 4. [The Headless Man]
    Destiny
  6. 5. ["I wish to paint zat old cannon near ze fort!"]
    Dewey Drip
  7. 6. [Gang Warfare]
    The Spirit
  8. 7. Golden Egg!
    Phantom Lady
  9. 8. The Man from Nowhere
    Chic Carter
  10. 9. No Firing Squad for Juan
    Dick Mace
  11. 10. ["Boy, I'm mad!"]
    Super Snooper
  12. 11. The Three Mosquitoes
    The Human Bomb
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