(August 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]
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
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    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:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer