(November 1943)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1943-09-15
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 on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 4.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]
Reprints

[The Hundred Plastic Men] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Pinky Flowers (villain, introduction); Louie (villain); Mike (villain); Dr. Phineas T. Gleason (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Woozy briefly gains Plas's powers while a weird doctor creates his own Plastic Men out of reclaimed rubber, controlling them with robotics.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is signed "Jack Cole".

[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
And Dewey says: "Please don't send no more home-made medy-cine"...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Dewey Drip; Ma Drip; Pappy Drip; Colonel
Synopsis
Ma cooks up a "health-food cake" and sends it to Dewey in Army camp. He feeds it to his colonel, hoping to get off garbage duty. His plan fails.

Indexer Notes

Writing credit formerly Joe [Jack] Devlin, who drew but did not write the strip (according to Bails) through 1942. Artist correction from Joe Devlin to Bernard Dibble, who took over in 1943.

[The Kidnapping of Ebony] (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]
Reprints

[Murder At the Daily Bugle] (Table of Contents: 4)

Destiny / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Destiny

[The Amnesiac] (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]
Synopsis
Manhunter begins working closely with the Police Department and is given special access to their files.

Strong Man For Hire (Table of Contents: 6)

Burp the Twerp / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole [as Ralph Johns] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

Genre
humor
Characters
Burp the Twerp

Sabotage (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Mace

[Blackout Burglary] (Table of Contents: 8)

Flatfoot Burns / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Flatfoot Burns

Cyclone Cupid (Table of Contents: 9)

Cyclone Cupid / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Cyclone Cupid

Hearts and Sluggers (Table of Contents: 10)

The Human Bomb / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; Hustace Throckmorton; Honeybun
Synopsis
The Human Bomb helps Hustace win back his girlfriend, by pitting the weakling against his rival, a boxer.

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.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [The Hundred Plastic Men]
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. ["And Dewey says: "Please don't send no more home-made medy-cine"..."]
    Dewey Drip
  4. 3. [The Kidnapping of Ebony]
    The Spirit
  5. 4. [Murder At the Daily Bugle]
    Destiny
  6. 5. [The Amnesiac]
    Manhunter
  7. 6. Strong Man For Hire
    Burp the Twerp
  8. 7. Sabotage
    Dick Mace
  9. 8. [Blackout Burglary]
    Flatfoot Burns
  10. 9. Cyclone Cupid
    Cyclone Cupid
  11. 10. Hearts and Sluggers
    The Human Bomb
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