(December 1943)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1943-10-15
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.


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 phoney wearin' an army uniform was promoted to sarjint!
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.

[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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the laboratory of Roy Lincoln...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]

Indexer Notes

This is Leav. He draws large hands, 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.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Beach City has been the scene of many conventions...
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
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 phoney wearin' an army uniform was promoted to sarjint!"]
    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. ["In the laboratory of Roy Lincoln..."]
    The Human Bomb
  9. 8. Cut Him Off
    Dick Mace
  10. 9. ["That big night in town was too much for me, Dewey!"]
    Dewey Drip
  11. 10. ["Beach City has been the scene of many conventions..."]
    Manhunter
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