(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)
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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 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.
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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.

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)
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[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.
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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.

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