(September 1943)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1943-07-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Editing
George Brenner

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.

The Eyes Have It! (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; The Spirit [Denny Colt] (inset)
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The Eyes Have It! (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]; Woozy Winks; Chief Branner (first use of name); Bright Eyes (introduction); The Sphinx (villain, introduction, death); Mr. Grimley (villain, introduction, flashback); Mrs. Grimley (villain, introduction, flashback)
Synopsis
Chief Branner denies Plastic Man the right to help a little mute boy named Bright Eyes, who is being held prisoner by his own disfigured father, the Sphinx, who uses the boy's persuasive eyes to get away with murder. Only his father's death allows the boy to speak again and tell of the abuse he has suffered at his father's hands.
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Keywords
Mercy Foundling Home

[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
Wait'll Ma hears ah been transferred to a camp only five miles fum here!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Dewey Drip; Ma Drip; Pappy Drip; General
Synopsis
Dewey goes home on leave, but Pappy "borrows" his uniform and gets in a brawl with the General. Dewey is blamed.

[The Morger Boys] (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]; Morger Boys (villains)
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The Human Bomb and the Bombardiers! (Table of Contents: 4)

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]; The Bombardiers [Montague T. McGurk [aka Curley]; Swordo; Miss Red Rogers] (last appearance for all)
Synopsis
The Human Bomb and the Bombadiers journey to Japanese-occupied China, where they busted up another nest of Japanese and free another prisoner.

Indexer Notes

Mike Kooiman and Jim Amash state in the Quality Companion that Gustavson created the strip and wrote it. Last Human Bomb story written by Paul Gustavson.

Letters credit from Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Cassone (signed)
Inks
John Cassone (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dr. Sackville decided he could ignore the criminal laws of man and society!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards]

[On the Beach] (Table of Contents: 6)

Burp the Twerp, The Super So-An-So... / 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; Mrs. Slime (Sloozy's mother, death); three crooks [Sloozy Slime; others unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
Sloozy Slime bets Burp $1 that he can commit a crime in five hours and that Burp cannot solve it. But boastful Burp says he can and makes the bet one zillion dollars and catches Sloozy in the act of killing his own mother. Not wanting Sloozy to lose the bet, Mrs. Slime suggests a place where Sloozy can peacefully kill her, which he does. Burp solves the crime......but is so tender-hearted, that he doesn't arrest Sloozy or take the money.
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  • in Jack Cole and Plastic Man: Forms Stretched To Their Limits! (Chronicle Books LLC, 2001 series) nn (2001)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Destiny / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Greed is the single greatest cause of man's misery1
Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Destiny
Synopsis
Destiny is twice transported to Death Valley, where he finds himself amid the discovery of a hidden treasure. During a fight with one of the thieves, Destiny forces the gun towards his quarry's own face, and the villain is shot in the mouth.

Curtain of Death (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Mace

[Submarine Sabotage] (Table of Contents: 9)

Phantom Lady / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais
Inks
Rudy Palais
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; The Raven [Tony Grey] (cameo); Spider Widow [Dianne Grayton] (cameo); Senator Knight; unnamed sub Captain; unnamed saboteur (villain)
Synopsis
Senator Knight and other officials are taking a maiden voyage in the new super submarine, and invite Phantom Lady to go with them. They do not know, however, that one of the crew members has been replaced by a saboteur, who releases a deadly gas into the sub.
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Indexer Notes

Continued from Feature Comics #70 (August 1943).

Artist credits revised from Arthur Peddy ? to Rudy Palais ? by Craig Delich 2013-5-29, per Roy Thomas.

New art credit, removing the ?, by Peter Normanton in his article in Alter Ego (TwoMorrows Publications, 1999 series) #165 (September 2020).

[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 ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At police headquarters...
Genre
humor

[Termite of Terror] (Table of Contents: 11)

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
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Eyes Have It!
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. The Eyes Have It!
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. ["Wait'll Ma hears ah been transferred to a camp only five miles fum here!"]
    Dewey Drip
  4. 3. [The Morger Boys]
    The Spirit
  5. 4. The Human Bomb and the Bombardiers!
    The Human Bomb
  6. 5. ["Dr. Sackville decided he could ignore the criminal laws of man and society!"]
    Manhunter
  7. 6. [On the Beach]
    Burp the Twerp, The Super So-An-So...
  8. 7. ["Greed is the single greatest cause of man's misery1"]
    Destiny
  9. 8. Curtain of Death
    Dick Mace
  10. 9. [Submarine Sabotage]
    Phantom Lady
  11. 10. ["At police headquarters..."]
    Super Snooper
  12. 11. [Termite of Terror]
    Flatfoot Burns
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