(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.

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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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