(1943)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
On-sale date
1943-12-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vital Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Vital Book
Editing
John Beardsley ?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.

The publication title filed with the U. S. Copyright Office is "Plastic man in the Game of death!" No issue number is included in the filing.

The indicia text:

"This book has been manufactured under wartime conditions in full compliance with all orders and regulations of the War Production Board, in particular 1. 245
By
VITAL PUBLICATIONS, Inc.
New York
from
material prepared and supplied
by
COMIC MAGAZINES
Copyright 1943, Vital Publications, Inc., New York All Rights Reserved

The indicia scan confirms that there is no volume, issue number or frequency present.

Judging from the cover, copyright registration, and the indicia text, it appears this book was originally intended as a stand-alone publication and not part of a series. The Copyright Office treated it as such; the filing is listed in the Pamphlets volume and not the Periodicals one, which is how the Office treats stand-alones. There doesn't appear to have been a copyright filing for the second issue (from 1944), but the cover and indicia point to that being published as a stand-alone as well. This doesn't seem to have become a proper periodical series until the third issue in 1946.

Police Comics 27 is copyright 1943, so its on-sale date was likely in December 1943 and also likely before December 29, 1943, the on-sale date for Plastic Man [1]. Police Comics 28 is copyright 1944, so its on-sale date was likely in January 1944. Thus, it is probable that Plastic Man [1] appeared on the stands between Police Comics 27 and 28.


The Game of Death (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]
Reprints

The Game of Death (Table of Contents: 1)

Plastic Man / comic story / 12 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; also disguised as Mr. King]; Woozy Winks; Chief Branner (introduction); Yvette LaRue (introduction, death); The Chance Club [Mr. Sharp; Charlie; Tony; Mike] (villans, introduction for all); Mrs. Towne (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Plas and Woozy break up The Chance Club.
Reprints
Keywords
The Chance Club

[Now You See It, Now You Don't] (Table of Contents: 2)

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; Professor Topps (introduction); Chief Branner (cameo); Amisaki (villain, introduction); The Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
Plas and Woozy must stop the Japanese from stealing a camouflage machine.
Reprints

[Willie McGoon, Dope] (Table of Contents: 3)

Plastic Man / comic story / 12 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; Chief Branner; The Goon [Willie McGoon] (introduction); Professor Goodman (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Professor Goodman takes advantage of a man's disfigurement.
Reprints

Plastic Nemesis (Table of Contents: 4)

Plastic Man / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]
Reprints

[Go West, Young Plastic Man, Go West] (Table of Contents: 5)

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; Mr. McAnders (introduction); Cowboy Joe (villain, introduction); Dade (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Woozy gets conned into buying a map to a goldmine, and heads out West to find his fortune.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Game of Death
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. The Game of Death
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. [Now You See It, Now You Don't]
    Plastic Man
  4. 3. [Willie McGoon, Dope]
    Plastic Man
  5. 4. Plastic Nemesis
    Plastic Man
  6. 5. [Go West, Young Plastic Man, Go West]
    Plastic Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Cherry
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • R. S. Martin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome