(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
Reprints:

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.
Reprints:

["Boy! What A swell tattoo picture o' mah girl!"] (Table of Contents: 2)

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 John Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-8. The Who's Who does not indicate a writing credit for Devlin on this strip.

[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.
Reprints:

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

["Letter from yer Gran'pap, Dewey!"] (Table of Contents: 7)

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 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)
Reprints:

Captain Tootsie and The Secret Weapon (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Captain Tootsie / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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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
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