(September 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:
George Brenner
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1943 by Comic Magazines.


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)
Reprints:

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 used the boy's persuasive eyes to get away with murder. Only his father's death allowed the boy to speak again, and tell of the abuse he'd suffered at his father's hands.
Reprints:
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.

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).

[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)
Reprints:

[The Dog and the Bombardier] (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

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, added by Craig Delich 2013-1-19. Last story written by Paul Gustavson, who went on to write Midnight, formerly written by Jack Cole, until story in Police Comics #37 according to Jim Amash.

Lettering credit courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

Dr. Sackville (Table of Contents: 5)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

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.
Reprints:
  • in Jack Cole and Plastic Man: Forms Stretched To Their Limits! (Chronicle Books LLC, 2001 series) nn (2001)

[The Spanish Treasure Map] (Table of Contents: 7)

Destiny / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

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 wrested the gun towards his quarry's own face and the villain was shot in the mouth.

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who does not list Keller as an artist on this strip.

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; un-named sub Captain; un-named 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.
Reprints:

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.

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

[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 Dog and the Bombardier]
    The Human Bomb
  6. 5. Dr. Sackville
    Manhunter
  7. 6. [On the Beach]
    Burp the Twerp, The Super So-An-So...
  8. 7. [The Spanish Treasure Map]
    Destiny
  9. 8. Curtain of Death
    Dick Mace
  10. 9. [Submarine Sabotage]
    Phantom Lady
  11. 10. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  12. 11. [Termite of Terror]
    Flatfoot Burns
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Kirk House
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer