(March 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 [as George E. Brenner]
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Copyright 1944 by Comic Magazines.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; The Spirit [Denny Colt]
Reprints

[Plastic Man -The Movie] (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; Raymond Switchlock (introduction); Ravenal (introduction, death); Zana Crummer (introduction); Chuck Bernardi (introduction)
Synopsis
Now in his post with the FBI, Plastic Man goes to Hollywood to consult on a film being made about him.
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
Dear Gran'son Dewey--we had quite a rumpus down here last week!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Dewey Drip; Pappy Drip; Major
Synopsis
A visiting Army major asks Pappy Drip to "drill" his neighbours, and Pappy does--with his rifle. The irate men complain and when Pappy blames it on the major, they decided to tar-and-feather the officer.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from Joe Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. Devlin did not write this strip according to the Who's Who. Artist correction from Joe (who did not exist) to John Devlin also made by Craig Delich. Both writing and art credits subsequently revised to Bernard Dibble, who did this strip from 1943 onward.

[Tables Turned on Murder] (Table of Contents: 3)

Destiny / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Keller?
Inks
Jack Keller?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Destiny

The Case of the Cluttered Clues (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Milt Stein
Inks
Milt Stein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Flatfoot Burns

[Radio Station WLXK] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Spirit / comic story / 8 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]
Reprints

Chinatown Spectre (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Mace

[The Mortgage Melodrama] (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]; Hustace Throckmorton
Reprints

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.

[Just One Wish] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole [Ralph Johns]
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

Genre
humor
Characters
Burp the Twerp

Blue Coats Don't Turn Back Bullets (Table of Contents: 9)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Mr. Tolan (villain, Tommy's brother); Tommy Tolan (villain, Tolan's brother, reforms)
Synopsis
When Officer Richards brings in a local gangster, the court remands the felon's little brother Tommy to Richard's custody. But Tommy has no intention of going straight, and instead betrays Richards to his brother's gang when he discovers him to be Manhunter. However, once Manhunter was in the gang's grip, Tommy learns that his brother had been betrayed by his own gang. Vowing to keep Dan's secret, he helps the crimefighter to escape his bonds.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [Plastic Man -The Movie]
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. ["Dear Gran'son Dewey--we had quite a rumpus down here last week!"]
    Dewey Drip
  4. 3. [Tables Turned on Murder]
    Destiny
  5. 4. The Case of the Cluttered Clues
    Flatfoot Burns
  6. 5. [Radio Station WLXK]
    The Spirit
  7. 6. Chinatown Spectre
    Dick Mace
  8. 7. [The Mortgage Melodrama]
    The Human Bomb
  9. 8. [Just One Wish]
    Burp the Twerp
  10. 9. Blue Coats Don't Turn Back Bullets
    Manhunter
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • David Wilt
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer