(July 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)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; The Spirit [Denny Colt] (inset)
Reprints:
Keywords:
cornucopia

How Well Do You Know Our War Weapons? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Bendix / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Woozy Winks Detective Agency (Table of Contents: 2)

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]; Woozy Winks; Jack Cole; "Busy" Arnold; Abba (villain, introduction); Dabba (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Cole writes himself into the story as a stuttering dweeb: a dream tale in which the heroes are knocked out by an explosion. Then Woozy instructs Cole to draw the faces of crooks Abba and Dabba for a "wanted" poster while Plastic Man dreams of Woozy Winks and Jack Cole teaming up to stop the two villains. Cole's un-named and obscured publisher frees him from the crooks.
Reprints:

The Case of the Kidnapped Corpse (Table of Contents: 3)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Thor; Sam Gromont; Ben Bloom; Trigger Ike; Mr. Black; Louie
Synopsis:
When a jeweler on his beat is murdered, Richards is suspended from his job. Eventually, Manhunter solves the crime and Richard's suspension is commuted.
Reprints:

[Flatfoot's Substitute] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre:
humor; detective-mystery
Characters:
Zeke McCoy; Plastic Man (on comic); Flatfoot Burns; "Spooks" Socrates; Zebediah
Synopsis:
Zeke McCoy has got the latest issue of Police Comics and is reading the Flatfoot Burns story when Flatfoot lands unconscious at Zeke's feet and Zeke takes on Flatfoot's identity to solve the story.

[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:
Okay, Drip -- you're next on this jiu jitsu instruction!
Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Dewey Drip; Sergeant; General; Governor
Synopsis:
Dewey tries to figure out how to do the handshake twist.

[Ogre Goran] (Table of Contents: 6)

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]; Ogre Goran; Mary Cowan; Mr. Cowan; Ebony; Olga Goran
Synopsis:
Ogre Goran escapes from prison and goes after the woman he planned to marry.
Reprints:

[Enter: The Raven] (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]; Senator Harold H. Knight; The Raven [Tony Grey]; The Boss (villain); Spike (villain)
Synopsis:
After three attempts being made on Senator Knight's life, Phantom Lady decides to find out, once and for all, who is behind these attempts. Having been told that her Dad is being held captive on the docks, she soon confronts the mysterious boss behind the kidnapping and that this man also holds The Raven captive.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continues from Feature Comics #69 (July, 1943). Phantom Lady wears a domino mask.

Later swiped for the Wing Meets Nitro story in Joke Comics #17 (Bell Features).

Curtain of Death (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dan Gregory; Butch Boccillo; Dick Mace; Old Sol; Gookins
Synopsis:
A top police officer and an FBI agent are found murdered in an alley.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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:
Over the din of the city's noise comes the plaintive wail of a wronged soul!
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Super Snooper; Luigi; Soapy
Synopsis:
Some crooks steal some apples from a fruit stand.

[The Three-Man "Perfect" Crime] (Table of Contents: 10)

Destiny / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Keller ?
Inks:
Jack Keller ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters:
Destiny; Will Parker; Frank Parker; Ted Parker; Ronny Wakefield; Charles
Synopsis:
The Parker Brothers are bored with all the war restrictions, so they decide to commit the perfect crime.

[Burp's One Weakness] (Table of Contents: 11)

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
Synopsis:
Crooks try to find Burp's weakness so they can rob the bank.

Indexer Notes

Burp has his old body in this story.

[The Ferry Boat's Tale] (Table of Contents: 12)

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:
Captain Larson; The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]
Synopsis:
The captain of a ferry decides to take the boat out into the Pacific for a change.

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Knickerbocker Publishing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. How Well Do You Know Our War Weapons?
    Bendix
  3. 2. Woozy Winks Detective Agency
    Plastic Man
  4. 3. The Case of the Kidnapped Corpse
    Manhunter
  5. 4. [Flatfoot's Substitute]
    Flatfoot Burns
  6. 5. ["Okay, Drip -- you're next on this jiu jitsu instruction!"]
    Dewey Drip
  7. 6. [Ogre Goran]
    The Spirit
  8. 7. [Enter: The Raven]
    Phantom Lady
  9. 8. Curtain of Death
    Dick Mace
  10. 9. ["Over the din of the city's noise comes the plaintive wail of a wronged soul!"]
    Super Snooper
  11. 10. [The Three-Man "Perfect" Crime]
    Destiny
  12. 11. [Burp's One Weakness]
    Burp the Twerp
  13. 12. [The Ferry Boat's Tale]
    The Human Bomb
  14. 13. ["Fun sport thrills games for you to enjoy!"]
    Knickerbocker Publishing Co.
  15. 14. ["Fighting Energy"]
    Baby Ruth
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer