(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
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Len Wolinsky
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