(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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Mangler's Slaughter Clinic] (Table of Contents: 2)

Plastic Man / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw, what're yuh scared of, Drip?
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); Drip; Charlie
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: 3)

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

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: 4)

Destiny / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Has Destiny lost his strange power?
Genre
detective-mystery; superhero
Characters
Destiny; John Sykes; Mrs. John Sykes; Jeffers

[Corney Cobb, Apprentice Detective] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Milt Stein [as M. Stein] (signed)
Inks
Milt Stein [as M. Stein] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're under arrest!
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Flatfoot Burns; Corney Cobb

Blackmail and Blood (Table of Contents: 6)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blackmail is the scheme!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Thor (dog); Thornton Divine [Jones]; John Bounty; Stella Bounty; Henry
Synopsis
Manhunter investigates the shooting of Thornton Divine.

Death at the Mike (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The man stepped up to the bank of microphones and straightened his notes to...
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Allison Aylesworth; Eric Holmes; Arthur Jenkins; Dick Mace; Judge Reardon
Synopsis
Dick Mace is called in to examine the strange deaths of Aylesworth and Holmes.

Stand by for Action (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, Hustace, Mustapho was a famous stage magician and...
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: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I smell blood!!
Genre
humor
Characters
Burp the Twerp

[Dipsy Dooble] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No red tape...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]; Dipsey Dooble; Commissioner Dolan; Ellen Dolan; Winthrop Boombershlag
Reprints
Keywords
boxing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Wonderscope / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Wonders of Living Things / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Washed Up
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. ["Be the master - not the slave - learn this easy, quick way to defend yourself in any situation..."]
  3. 2. [The Mangler's Slaughter Clinic]
    Plastic Man
  4. 3. ["Dis lettah sez yore son, Dewey, might soon be afightin' Japs!"]
    Dewey Drip
  5. 4. [The Trance-Call Fails]
    Destiny
  6. 5. [Corney Cobb, Apprentice Detective]
    Flatfoot Burns
  7. 6. Blackmail and Blood
    Manhunter
  8. 7. Death at the Mike
  9. 8. Stand by for Action
    The Human Bomb
  10. 9. Super Dog House
    Burp the Twerp
  11. 10. [Dipsy Dooble]
    The Spirit
  12. 11. ["Free! With this amazing offer red and white wig wag signal flags and..."]
    Wonderscope
  13. 12. ["Free 150 power microscope with this offer"]
    Wonders of Living Things
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bob Hughes
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • R. S. Martin
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer