(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:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Dibble
Inks:
Bernard Dibble
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Dewey Drip

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from "Joe Devlin" (presumably a typo for "John Devlin") to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. The Who's Who does not indicate a writing credit for John Devlin on this strip. Artist correction from Joe Devlin to Bernard Dibble, who took over this strip in 1943 from John 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
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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. [no title indexed]
    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
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer