(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.
Reprints:
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:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Dibble
Inks:
Bernard Dibble
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dewey Drip

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from "Joe Devlin" (presumably a typo for "John Devlin") to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. The Who's Who does not indicate a writing credit for John Devlin on this strip. Artist correction from Joe Devlin to Bernard Dibble, who took over this strip in 1943 from John Devlin.

[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.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. The Forest of Fear
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    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:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer