(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:

["It sez here thet thuh private who caught thuh..."] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Dibble
Inks:
Bernard Dibble
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Dewey Drip

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.

[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

["That big night in town was too much for me..."] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

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.

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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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  • Craig Delich
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