(August 1943)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1943-06-04
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. 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. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look out, Plastic Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; The Spirit [Denny Colt]
Reprints

[The Menace of Serpina] (Table of Contents: 1)

Plastic Man / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Sylvester Smirk (introduction); Pulman Coach (introduction); Mr. Hardwich (introduction); Mammo (introduction); Bobo (a boa constrictor, introduction); Madame Serpina (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Plastic Man and Woozy take on Madame Serpina.
Reprints

[The Blue Room of Blandings Castle] (Table of Contents: 2)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Cassone
Inks
John Cassone
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards]

Phantom Lady Vs. the Spider Widow (Table of Contents: 3)

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]; The Raven [Tony Grey]; Spider Widow [Dianne Grayton]; The Boss (villain); Chuck (villain, death)
Synopsis
Phantom Lady gets a letter from Spider Widow, informing her that she is challenging her to a duel to see who is the most capable crime fighter, AND that she intends the Raven to remain with her......and Spider Woman gets a similar letter from Phantom Lady! What both of these women do not understand is that both have been set up by a criminal gang which hope one or the other of the lady heroes will perish at the hands of the other.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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
The poor sap!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Dewey Drip; Sergeant Thobald J. McJones
Synopsis
The sergeant tries to teach Dewey how to pick up a woman.

Indexer Notes

Script/art previously credited to Joe Devlin. Joe (aka John) Devlin did not work on this strip after 1942, according to Bails (who also credits him for art only).

[Oriental Agents] (Table of Contents: 5)

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]; Ellen Dolan (introduction); Homer Creep (introduction)
Reprints

[Prof. Snap Gadget] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

[Burp's Super Hearing] (Table of Contents: 7)

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; President Franklin D. Roosevelt; Winston Churchill

[The Apaches] (Table of Contents: 8)

Destiny / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Destiny

Temple of Doom (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Mace

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

[Introducing the Bombadiers] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Paul Gustavson [as Paul Carrol] (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson [as Paul Carrol] (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson [as Paul Carrol] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; The Bombardiers [Montague T. McGurk [aka Curley]; Swordo; Miss Red Rogers] (introduction for all); James (Roger's chauffeur); Tommy Rogers (Red's brother, death); un-named Japanese soldier (villain, death)
Synopsis
Roy Lincoln and two other fellows are turned down from joining the United States Army, so they all attempt to get to Tokyo to fight the Japanese. Overheard by Red Rogers, she flies them to Tokyo [the men are unaware that Red's brother is being held captive by the Nipponese], but first Roy reveals his secret identity and offers the group capsules that contain his secret formula to become explosive!
Reprints
Keywords
27-QRX

Indexer Notes

The story title amended to match the reprint's title.

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 script credit added by Craig Delich 2013-1-18. Also verified by Gustavson's son, Terry Gustafson.

Letterer credit courtesy of Terry Gustafson, Paul Gustavson's son.

Captain Tootsie Battles Monster Man! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Rolls / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Look out, Plastic Man!"]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [The Menace of Serpina]
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. [The Blue Room of Blandings Castle]
    Manhunter
  4. 3. Phantom Lady Vs. the Spider Widow
    Phantom Lady
  5. 4. ["The poor sap!"]
    Dewey Drip
  6. 5. [Oriental Agents]
    The Spirit
  7. 6. [Prof. Snap Gadget]
    Flatfoot Burns
  8. 7. [Burp's Super Hearing]
    Burp the Twerp
  9. 8. [The Apaches]
    Destiny
  10. 9. Temple of Doom
    Dick Mace
  11. 10. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  12. 11. [Introducing the Bombadiers]
    The Human Bomb
  13. 12. Captain Tootsie Battles Monster Man!
    Captain Tootsie; Tootsie Rolls
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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