(April 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]
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. [no title indexed]
    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
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer