(April 1945)

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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (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) /

Volto From Mars; Grape Nuts Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Louie the Lift] (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; Mr. I. Grabbett (introduction); Mask [Sammy Runn] (villain, introduction); Snatch (villain, introduction); Louie the Lift (villain, introduction); Fingers; Tiny
Synopsis
Plastic Man and Woozy stop the Mask from bankrupting the Grabbett and Runn Department Store.
Reprints

Rollo the Hypnotist (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Al Stahl
Pencils
Al Stahl
Inks
Janice Valleau [as Ginger]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Flatfoot Burns; Rollo
Synopsis
Rollo hypnotizes audiences into falling asleep so his gang can rob them.

[The Paralyzer Ray] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Human Bomb / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; Hustace Throckmorton; Sir Blatherskite Surry; Trevarr
Synopsis
Sir Blatherskite Surry has invented a paralysis ray.

Indexer Notes

Even though the Who's Who doesn't list Gustavson as a writer of the strip, Mike Kooiman and Jim Amash state in the Quality Companion that he created the strip and wrote it, so the script credit has been added by Craig Delich 2013-1-18. Also verified by Gustavson's son, Terry Gustafson.

Letterer credit courtesy of Terry Gustafson, Paul Gustavson's son.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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
Dear son Dewey... Bless yo' heart--
Genre
humor
Characters
Ma Drip; Pappy Drip
Synopsis
Dewey's mom writes him a letter while he's off at war.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit revised from John Devlin to ? by Craig Delich 2013-4-6. The Who's Who does not indicate a writing credit for Devlin on this strip. Writer credit later revised to "Bernard Dibble?" Artist correction from John Devlin to Bernard Dibble, who took over this strip in 1943 from John Devlin.

Dewey does not appear in this strip.

[Take a Chance] (Table of Contents: 6)

Candy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Sahle
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Harry Sahle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Candy O'Connor; Tim O'Connor (first appearance; Candy's dad); Ted Dawson; Roger Quinby; Ziggy Tyler
Synopsis
Candy's dad has 100 shares of stock in a gold mine that another man wants.

Chinaman's Chance (Table of Contents: 7)

Dick Mace / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Characters
Dick Mace

Indexer Notes

While beginning as a Dick Mace text story, it quickly becomes an article on the history and illegality of lotteries.

The Port of Missing Goods (Table of Contents: 8)

Manhunter / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Riss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Thor; The Gnome (villain, introduction); Snitch
Synopsis
The bug-eyed Gnome, a hideous but run-of-the-mill gang leader, is taken down by Manhunter.

Indexer Notes

Credits from Martin O'Hearn. The art was formerly credited to Sam Citron.

[Working Like a Horse] (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

Genre
humor
Characters
Burp the Twerp
Synopsis
Burp gets a job on a farm.

[The Jewel of Death] (Table of Contents: 10)

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]; Fred Gregg; Shellah Gregg; Belabaruk; Orlan; Beka
Synopsis
The Spirit is in Damascus to get a cure for a disease from a discredited doctor.
Reprints

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

National Radio Instititute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

MoToR Book / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. ["A shark! Hey! Look out!"]
    Volto From Mars; Grape Nuts Flakes
  3. 2. [Louie the Lift]
    Plastic Man
  4. 3. Rollo the Hypnotist
    Flatfoot Burns
  5. 4. [The Paralyzer Ray]
    The Human Bomb
  6. 5. ["Dear son Dewey... Bless yo' heart--"]
    Dewey Drip
  7. 6. [Take a Chance]
    Candy
  8. 7. Chinaman's Chance
    Dick Mace
  9. 8. The Port of Missing Goods
    Manhunter
  10. 9. [Working Like a Horse]
    Burp the Twerp
  11. 10. [The Jewel of Death]
    The Spirit
  12. 11. ["Be a radio technician"]
    National Radio Instititute
  13. 12. ["Auto repair men! Are you short-handed for mechanics?"]
    MoToR Book
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer