(December 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.


The Bookstore Mystery (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]; Woozy Winks; The Spirit [Denny Colt] (inset)
Reprints

The Rare Edition Murders (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Lester G. Simpkins (introduction, death); Sykes Mob [Joe Sykes (villain, introduction); Mike (villain, introduction); Sam (villain, introduction); Louie (villain, introduction)]; Number Seven (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Plastic Man must figure out why people are killing to obtain an old book and must find a way to defeat Number Seven, a disfigured WW1 vet who wielded a gun that shot liquid fire.
Reprints

[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
It sez here thet thuh private who caught thuh...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Dewey Drip; General Fitzwillie
Synopsis
Dewey hopes to earn a promotion by exposing a "fake" general--who is a real general, of course.

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 Devlin on this strip. Artist correction from "Joe Devlin" to Bernard Dibble, who took over this strip in 1943 from John Devlin. Dibble's writing credit is not confirmed, but "Fitzwillie" is a character name he used multiple times in his strips.

[The Victory Garden] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Flatfoot Burns

[The Darson Twins] (Table of Contents: 4)

Destiny / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Destiny; Darson Twins (villains)

[Joining the Scouts] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

[Dr. Prince Von Kalm] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner (signed)
Pencils
Will Eisner (signed)
Inks
Will Eisner (signed)
Colors
Joe Kubert
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Dr. Prince von Kalm (villain)
Reprints

[The Lock-Solving Liquid] (Table of Contents: 7)

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]

Indexer Notes

Art was 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. Jim Amash, in the Quality Companion, verifies that Gustavson wrote this feature through Police #22, then picked up again with #37. The intervening writer is unknown for this story.

Cut Him Off (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Robert Hyatt?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dick Mace

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Dewey Drip / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Devlin
Inks
John Devlin
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That big night in town was too much for me...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Dewey Drip

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from "Joe Devlin" (presumably a typo for "John Devlin") to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-8. The Who's Who does not indicate a writing credit for John Devlin on this strip. Artist revision from Joe Devlin to John Devlin.

[Unfair To Organized Crime] (Table of Contents: 10)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Thor; Corky (villain); Spike (villain); Rocks Hannigan (villain); "Eagle Eyes" Connor (villain); "Ears" McSorley (villain); "Bone Crusher" Wilson (villain)
Synopsis
Rocks Hannigan calls for a convention of crooks in Beach City and their aim is to rub out Manhunter and his dog.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art revision from Al Bryant? to Crandall, some info and synopsis added by Craig Delich 4-12-09.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Bookstore Mystery
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. The Rare Edition Murders
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. ["It sez here thet thuh private who caught thuh..."]
    Dewey Drip
  4. 3. [The Victory Garden]
    Flatfoot Burns
  5. 4. [The Darson Twins]
    Destiny
  6. 5. [Joining the Scouts]
    Burp the Twerp
  7. 6. [Dr. Prince Von Kalm]
    The Spirit
  8. 7. [The Lock-Solving Liquid]
    The Human Bomb
  9. 8. Cut Him Off
    Dick Mace
  10. 9. ["That big night in town was too much for me..."]
    Dewey Drip
  11. 10. [Unfair To Organized Crime]
    Manhunter
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