(November 1943)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
60
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)

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.

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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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