([August] 1944)

Quality Comics, 1943 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vital Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Vital Book
Editing
George Brenner ?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going series

Issue Notes

There is no indicia per se, but page 2 (the Contents page) has this at the bottom:

Copyright 1944, Vital Publications, Inc., New York All Rights Reserved

And page 67 has this:

This book has been manufactured under wartime conditions in full compliance with all orders and regulations of the War Production Board, in particular L 245
By
VITAL PUBLICATIONS, Inc.
New York
Book Division of Wm. C. Popper & Co.
"Book Publishers since 1893"


The Gay Nineties Nightmare! (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
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Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Located on the inside front cover.

The Gay Nineties Nightmare (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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Chief Branner; Slimy Slade [aka Desperate Desmond] (villain, introduction, death); Slippery Slade (villain, introduction, death); Slinky Slade (villain, introduction); Charlie (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
A city has been transformed to look like the gay Nineties (1890's).
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Indexer Notes

Story title from contents page and cover.

Who's Who (Table of Contents: 3)

Plastic Man / comic story / 12 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; Chief Branner; Elmer Body (villain, introduction); Tony Toppo (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Elmer Body has the ability to change bodies with anyone. Unfortunately for him, he chooses Woozy Winks.
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Indexer Notes

The story title taken from the contents page.

"The Man Who Could Switch Bodies" is the title of the story found in the Archive edition.

The Lava Man (Table of Contents: 4)

Plastic Man / comic story / 14 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; un-named 500-year-old man; The Lava Man [Fargo Freddie] (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Fargo Freddie falls into a volcano, meets a 500-year-old man who shows him how to turn into lava. As Lava Man, he slips out of Plastic Man's grip, but is defeated when his body cools and hardens.
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Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the contents page.

Welcome to Coroner's Corners! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

Genre
superhero
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Chief Branner; Agent Carlson (introduction); Agent Murphy (introduction); Dada Ditt (introduction); Dr. Dewey Ditt (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Plas and Woozy go to Coroner's Corners to try and find out why everyone has gone stark raving mad.
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Keywords
Coroner's Corners

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

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Indexer Notes

The inside back cover has a box that contains this text:
This book has been manufactured under wartime conditions in full compliance with all orders and regulations of the War Production Board, in particular L 245
By
VITAL PUBLICATIONS, Inc.
New York
Book Division of Wm. C. Popper & Co.
"Book Publishers since 1893"

The back cover consists of the words "A VITAL BOOK" lettered in red text repeated over and over at various angles on top of a yellow background.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Gay Nineties Nightmare!
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. Contents
  3. 2. The Gay Nineties Nightmare
    Plastic Man
  4. 3. Who's Who
    Plastic Man
  5. 4. The Lava Man
    Plastic Man
  6. 5. Welcome to Coroner's Corners!
    Plastic Man
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Allen Ross
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome