(October 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.


[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
Keywords
railroad tracks

[The Ghost Train] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
John Belfi [as Belfi] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Captain Murphy [aka Captain Murphey]; Caprice Corbett (introduction); Snout (villain, introduction); J. Noble Wopps (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Woozy and Plas ride a haunted train.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original indexer credited Jack Cole for inks. John Belfi credit by Martin O'Hearn (April 2012). Belfi's last name appears in a panel.

[The Return of Hustace Throckmorton] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Human Bomb / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Leav
Inks
Mort Leav
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; Hustace Throckmorton

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Paul Gustavson, but this is Leav. He has large hands and many lively faces, some panels without backgrounds, and a special way of running with high lifted legs. Compare with his signed story in Wanted Comics #52. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who on both pencils and ink. The Quality Companion verifies that Gustavson left this strip after Police #22 to do Midnight for Quality, taking that strip over from Jack Cole.

[Encounter With Plastic Man] (Table of Contents: 3)

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; Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian]

[Baby Face] (Table of Contents: 4)

Destiny / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Destiny

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who does not list Keller as an artist on this strip. Destiny, now under new creators, reverts back to being a tramp (as portrayed in Police #16), and they never illuminate Destiny's true identity.

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

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
Jes' had t'do somethin to keep this shack goin' since Dewey joined the Army.
Genre
humor
Characters
Ma Drip; Pappy Drip
Synopsis
Ma Drip opens the "Drip Inn" selling food to tourists. A couple stops in for a "light, warm snack," hoping for a "quaint, native dish." Pappy knocks himself out trying to catch a hog and Ma drags him inside. The tourists think she's a cannibal.

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 Devlin for art only). Bernard Dibble took over in 1943 from Devlin.

[Ebony's X-Ray Eyes] (Table of Contents: 6)

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]; Ebony White
Reprints

[The Sky Saboteurs] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

The San Juan Bluebeard (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Mace

Super Snooper (Table of Contents: 9)

Super Snooper / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox
Inks
Gill Fox
Colors
?
Letters
Gill Fox ?

Genre
humor
Characters
Gill Fox

[The Four Maniacs] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Rudy Palais [as Rudolph Palais] (signed)
Inks
Rudy Palais [as Rudolph Palais] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Don Borden; Senator Knight; Looey (villain, the Knight's new butler); Joe (villain); Ethyl (villain, the Knight's new maid)
Synopsis
When Sandra and the Senator come home, they discover all their hired servants are gone and replaced by new ones, who happen to be escapees from a nuthouse and who hold the two prisoner until the Phantom Lady appears. But it's Don who saves the day.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story follows the story found in Feature Comics #71 (September 1943). Next appearance in Phantom Lady #13 (August 1947) (Fox).

The Murdering Rhymester (Table of Contents: 11)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; VILLAIN: The Rhymester [Frank Smith] (first appearance)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [The Ghost Train]
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. [The Return of Hustace Throckmorton]
    The Human Bomb
  4. 3. [Encounter With Plastic Man]
    Burp the Twerp
  5. 4. [Baby Face]
    Destiny
  6. 5. ["Jes' had t'do somethin to keep this shack goin' since Dewey joined the Army."]
    Dewey Drip
  7. 6. [Ebony's X-Ray Eyes]
    The Spirit
  8. 7. [The Sky Saboteurs]
    Flatfoot Burns
  9. 8. The San Juan Bluebeard
    Dick Mace
  10. 9. Super Snooper
    Super Snooper
  11. 10. [The Four Maniacs]
    Phantom Lady
  12. 11. The Murdering Rhymester
    Manhunter
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Len Wolinsky
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