(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:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Gregory Fischer