(May 1943)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines
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 1943 by Comic Magazines.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

The Forest of Fear (Table of Contents: 1)

Plastic Man / comic story / 15 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; also as Mr. Gridley] (origin retold); Woozy Winks; Mr. Hadley (introduction); Mr. Procter (death); Mr. Ratter (introduction); Sparkie (introduction, death); Tony
Synopsis
Plas's first assignment as a G-Man takes him north to the Hadley Lumber Company, which was for sale......but whose lumbermen were turning up dead left and right. Further investigation revealed a boneyard in the forest which was protected by killer trees! The trees were the creation of a mad scientist who'd successfully engineered animals to be plants, and vice versa. Thinking he would die in an ensuing forest fire, Plas revealed his secret identity to the scientist's henchmen, who he later saved and allowed to go free if they would keep his secret.
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Keywords
Hadley Lumber Company

Indexer Notes

Last appearance of Eel O'Brian in a Plastic Man story. Plastic Man is revealed to be an orphan.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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
Dewey's doin' his bit in the Army so ah'm jinin' up m'self!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Ma Drip; Captain Huppity
Synopsis
Dewey's mother studies up so she can join the armed forces.

[The Haunted House] (Table of Contents: 3)

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
Reprints

[The Maple Syrup Volcano] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole [Ralph Johns]
Inks
Jack Cole [Ralph Johns]
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

Genre
humor
Characters
Burp the Twerp

[The Sherlock Doyle Story] (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Sherlock Doyle (death)
Synopsis
Destiny discovers that his powers are more powerful than he first suspected. As he was sleeping, his trance-like mind also sensed a murder and he is transported to the home of Sherlock Doyle.

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who lists Brenner as only drawing the strip from 1941-43. With Police #19, Brenner either left the strip or partially left the strip.

Here Lies Manhunter (Table of Contents: 6)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; The Sexton [Max Suttle] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A masked blackmailer named Sexton, disguised as a Policeman, is taken down by Manhunter.

Murder On the High Seas (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; Jake (introduction, a comic strip artist); Heidi (friend of Jake's); Joe (villain)
Synopsis
Sandra, Don, Jake and Heidi head out on Jake's new runabout named "The Fire-Eater", and while Sandra is aquaplaning, another boat comes alongside and attempts to kill her. Later, she discovers that her father had been busting up their bosses' rackets and he wanted revenge.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Phantom Lady wears a domino mask.

Sabotage (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Mace

Flatfoot Burns Is Heading This Way (Table of Contents: 9)

Flatfoot Burns / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Al Stahl
Pencils
Al Stahl
Inks
Al Stahl
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Flatfoot Burns (first appearance)

[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 ?

Genre
humor

[Aunt Sofie's Haunted House] (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; Aunt Sophie (Jean's aunt); Henry (villain, Jean's Uncle
Synopsis
Roy decides to help Jean's Aunt Sophie, fearing that she has purchased a haunted house. However, Roy discovers that her Uncle is the one behind the "haunting" of the house, in order to prevent the purchase by his wife.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance of Jean Adams.

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.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. The Forest of Fear
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. ["Dewey's doin' his bit in the Army so ah'm jinin' up m'self!"]
    Dewey Drip
  4. 3. [The Haunted House]
    The Spirit
  5. 4. [The Maple Syrup Volcano]
    Burp the Twerp
  6. 5. [The Sherlock Doyle Story]
    Destiny
  7. 6. Here Lies Manhunter
    Manhunter
  8. 7. Murder On the High Seas
    Phantom Lady
  9. 8. Sabotage
    Dick Mace
  10. 9. Flatfoot Burns Is Heading This Way
    Flatfoot Burns
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Super Snooper
  12. 11. [Aunt Sofie's Haunted House]
    The Human Bomb
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
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