(June 1944)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale date
1944-04-14
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

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing.


Washed Up (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]; Woozy Winks
Reprints

[The Mangler's Slaughter Clinic] (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; also disguised as Martin McGee]; Woozy Winks; Chief Branner; The Mangler (villain, introduction); Dr. Slicer (villain, introduction); Knife McBlades (villain, introduction))
Synopsis
The Mangler tries to operate on Woozy Winks, but Woozy's good luck charm prevents any injuries.
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
Dis lettah sez yore son, Dewey, might soon be afightin' Japs!
Genre
humor
Characters
Pappy Drip; Ma Drip
Synopsis
Hearing "Japs" described as like "apes," Ma visits a traveling circus and starts punching a gorilla. She apologises and says "ah shoulda know'd yo' was too clean-cut an' refiney t' be a Jap!"

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.

In previous issues, Pappy Drip is described as Dewey's grandfather (and Ma's father) but in this story he suddenly becomes Dewey's father and Ma's husband.

[The Trance-Call Fails] (Table of Contents: 3)

Destiny / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Destiny

[Corney Cobb, Apprentice Detective] (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

Blackmail and Blood (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]

Death at the Mike (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Stand by for Action (Table of Contents: 7)

The Human Bomb / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; Hustace Throckmorton; Mustapho (villain, introduction, reforms)
Synopsis
A stage magician kidnaps Hustace, but the Human Bomb discovers that he is under external mental influences, so his prison sentence is commuted and he takes to charity work.

Indexer Notes

The writer credit for Gustavson have been replaced with ? (notes added by Craig Delich 2013-1-23, revised 2017-2-23). Jim Amash and Mike Kooiman, in the Quality Companion, verify that Gustavson wrote this feature through Police #22, then picked up again with #37. The intervening writer is unknown for this story.

Art credits restored and lettering credit added by Craig Delich, courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

Super Dog House (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

[Dipsy Dooble] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Spirit / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner
Inks
Will Eisner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Dipsey Dooble
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Washed Up
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. [The Mangler's Slaughter Clinic]
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. ["Dis lettah sez yore son, Dewey, might soon be afightin' Japs!"]
    Dewey Drip
  4. 3. [The Trance-Call Fails]
    Destiny
  5. 4. [Corney Cobb, Apprentice Detective]
    Flatfoot Burns
  6. 5. Blackmail and Blood
    Manhunter
  7. 6. Death at the Mike
  8. 7. Stand by for Action
    The Human Bomb
  9. 8. Super Dog House
    Burp the Twerp
  10. 9. [Dipsy Dooble]
    The Spirit
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • R. S. Martin
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer