(April 1944)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1944-02-16
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.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1944, New Series, Vol. 39, No. 2.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Haw-haw! Those distorting mirrors always kill me!
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]
Reprints

[Death in Derlin's Castle] (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; J.V. Arlen (introduction, death); Daniel Richard Derlin (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Plas investigates the murder of a treasury agent.
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
Pull in that stomach--you--!!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Dewey Drip; Sergeant; General
Synopsis
Imitating his sergeant's shouted order to "Pull in thet stummick!" Dewey accidentally fat-shames a passing general.

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.

[The Curse of Cain] (Table of Contents: 3)

Destiny / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Destiny
Synopsis
Destiny, with many experiences under his belt, begins to use his power more proactively to prevent the murders to which he is drawn. He happens upon a pitiful young man who had been cursed by a witch, and only by taking the life of another human would his torment end. Destiny's solution was to help the man enlist in the armed forces, and the man went on to become a crack killer pilot.

The Crime Crumpler (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

[The Deathless Brain of Tony Conroy] (Table of Contents: 5)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Thor (his dog); Dr. Arthur Sims (pseudo villain, physician, scientist, death); Tony Conroy (villain, gangster, death); Conroy's gang [Joe; other un-named] (villains, both die)
Synopsis
Dr. Sims has invented a serum that can keep the brain alive and needs but a test subject. Just then, two thugs come in with the body of a bullet-ridden gangster, who dies on the table. When the thugs scatter, the doctor removes the dead gangster's brain, attaches it to his Artificial Circulator, and applies the serum. The brain displays thought patterns and then mentally controls the scientist to murder his gang members who had deserted his body.
Keywords
Artificial Circulator

Death Fog (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Robert Hyatt ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dick Mace

[The Nefarious Nola] (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; Nola (villain)
Synopsis
For better or worse, Hustace becomes Roy's assistant in the new Lincoln-Throckmorton Laboratory. His two careers left little time for Roy to engage in romance, but Hustace became easily distracted by a femme fatale named Nola.

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.

[Sloozy Slime] (Table of Contents: 8)

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
Reprints

[The Silk District Beat] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Haw-haw! Those distorting mirrors always kill me!"]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [Death in Derlin's Castle]
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. ["Pull in that stomach--you--!!"]
    Dewey Drip
  4. 3. [The Curse of Cain]
    Destiny
  5. 4. The Crime Crumpler
    Flatfoot Burns
  6. 5. [The Deathless Brain of Tony Conroy]
    Manhunter
  7. 6. Death Fog
    Dick Mace
  8. 7. [The Nefarious Nola]
    The Human Bomb
  9. 8. [Sloozy Slime]
    Burp the Twerp
  10. 9. [The Silk District Beat]
    The Spirit
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • David Wilt
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Del Gruber
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer