(January 1944)

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.


Plastic Man Battles Body, Mind and Soul! (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]; Pike Ronan
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Body, Mind and Soul (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; Chief Branner; Randy Ronan (introduction); Vida (introduction); Pike Ronan (villain, introduction, a werewolf, death); Slugger Crott (villain, introduction); Hoppy (villain, introduction); Brains (villain, introduction); Butch (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Chief Branner discovers that Plastic Man is actually a wanted felon, and Plastic Man is ready to submit and do his time. However, the Chief finds him too valuable of asset to the force and gives him an assignment to prove himself by bringing in three wanted crooks, each of whom was a unique challenge: one of brawn, one of brains and one of soul (a werewolf, no less). Branner is impressed and absolves O'Brian of his past.
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[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
Boy! What A swell tattoo picture o' mah girl!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Dewey Drip; Fanny Belle
Synopsis
Dewey gets a tattoo of his girlfriend's face, but a last-minute inoculation mars the perfection of her image.

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from John Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-8. The Who's Who does not indicate a writing credit for Devlin on this strip. Devlin's art credits also removed, because Bernard Dibble took over this strip in 1943. Dibble's writing credit is tentative because Bails does not list him as a writer/artist.

[The Framed Gorilla] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman [as H. K.]
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman [as H. K.]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Flatfoot Burns

[The Picture Murders] (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

[The Ghostmaster] (Table of Contents: 5)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Bryant
Inks
Al Bryant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Thor; The Ghostmaster [Mr. Fearless] (villain, death)
Synopsis
A vaudeville performer billed as the Ghostmaster, a great make-up artist, a master of the quick change, and able to bring the dead to life, is bitter when vaudeville died. He planned and plotted until he found Mr. Trueman, a bank president so trusted, that Fearless' impersonation wouldn't be questioned until he emptied the vaults and faked a suicide. He gives the game away when he adopts Richards' identity as a disguise and meets up with Manhunter, who captures Mr. Fearless and recognizes him as the Ghostmaster, a performer that inspired him as a youth.
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Ten Who Never Came Back (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Mace

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Letter from yer Gran'pap, Dewey!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Dewey Drip

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from 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 John Devlin to Bernard Dibble, who took over this strip in 1943 from John Devlin.

Patch-Eye the Perilous (Table of Contents: 8)

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]; Hustace Throckmorton; Patch-Eye (villain)
Synopsis
The Human Bomb encounters a super-villain named Patch-Eye, an evil genius roboticist.

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.

[Fighting the Front] (Table of Contents: 9)

Burp the Twerp / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Burp the Twerp

[The Death Dolls] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
Joe Kubert
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Yagor (villain, introduction)
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Captain Tootsie and The Secret Weapon (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Plastic Man Battles Body, Mind and Soul!
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. Body, Mind and Soul
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. ["Boy! What A swell tattoo picture o' mah girl!"]
    Dewey Drip
  4. 3. [The Framed Gorilla]
    Flatfoot Burns
  5. 4. [The Picture Murders]
    Destiny
  6. 5. [The Ghostmaster]
    Manhunter
  7. 6. Ten Who Never Came Back
    Dick Mace
  8. 7. ["Letter from yer Gran'pap, Dewey!"]
    Dewey Drip
  9. 8. Patch-Eye the Perilous
    The Human Bomb
  10. 9. [Fighting the Front]
    Burp the Twerp
  11. 10. [The Death Dolls]
    The Spirit
  12. 11. Captain Tootsie and The Secret Weapon
    Captain Tootsie
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • David Wilt
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
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  • Peter Croome
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  • Gregory Fischer
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