(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