(June 1946)

Quality Comics, 1941 Series
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Volume
[1]
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
60
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1946-04-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Magazines
Brand
Quality Comic Group
Printer
Printed in U. S. A.
Editing
George Brenner (credited as George E. Brenner) (editor); Busy Arnold (credited as E. M. Arnold) (general manager)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date and volume number are from the publication date and volume number reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Volume 1, Part 2, Numbers 1 and 2 (Incorporating Part 2, Volume 41, 1946, New Series), Periodicals including Renewal Registrations, 1946-1947. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B36463.

Sleepy Eyes! (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Woozy Winks
Reprints
Keywords
fishing; inflatable rafts

Sleepy Eyes (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Joe Millard (sourced) (see notes)
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
Jack Cole

Genre
superhero; humor
Characters
Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Grant Horden (introduction); Dr. Teen (introduction); Dr. Geen (introduction); Dr. Zeen (introduction); Sleepy Eyes (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Sleepy Eyes has the ability to hypnotize people and put them to sleep. Unfortunately for him, it doesn't work against Woozy Winks because he has a natural sleepiness!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script credit was previously credited to Jack Cole.

The Great Circus Mystery (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Al Stahl
Pencils
Al Stahl
Inks
Al Stahl
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Flatfoot Burns

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Paul Gustavson (sourced) (see notes)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (sourced) (see notes)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (sourced) (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson (sourced)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A glimpse of the two great minds of the Lincoln-Throckmorton Laboratories, Inc. ...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]

Indexer Notes

Mike Kooiman and Jim Amash state in the Quality Companion that Gustavson created the strip and wrote it. Gustavson's son, Terry Gustafson, concurs.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Dewey Drip / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bernard Dibble ? (sourced)
Pencils
Bernard Dibble (sourced)
Inks
Bernard Dibble (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, happy day! On the way home at last!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Dewey Drip; Ma Drip; Pappy Drip
Synopsis
Dewey has enough "points" to be discharged from the army. Pappy sits on a porcupine and gets "points" of his own.

Indexer Notes

"Soldiers were given one point for each month of military service and one additional point was given for each month of overseas service. Each battle star or decoration earned a soldier 5 points. Soldiers were awarded 12 points per dependent child up to a maximum of three children. A total of 85 points was needed for eligibility. Soldiers who had earned that number of points were to be demobilized as soon as transport back to the United States was available."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demobilization_of_United_States_armed_forces…

Guessing Contest (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Speed King (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dick Mace

The Masked Pirate (Table of Contents: 7)

Manhunter [Quality] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Kubert (sourced) (see notes)
Inks
Joe Kubert (sourced) (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Manhunter [Dan Richards]; The Masked Pirate [John Reeves] (villain)
Synopsis
The actor, John Reeves, takes his stage character, the Masked Pirate, to heart in a jilted lover's revenge plot, killing his co-star for real, on set.

Indexer Notes

Art formerly credited to John Spranger ?.

[The Stone Mountain Tunnel] (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

Indexer Notes

Final appearance in Police Comics. Burp the Twerp becomes a floating feature appearing in various Quality comics. Burp the Twerp's next appearances are in Blackhawk (Quality Comics, 1944 series) #13 and The Barker (Quality Comics, 1946 Series) #2 (both Winter 1946).

[The Last Gang in Rotten Row] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Will Eisner
Pencils
Will Eisner; Quality Staff
Inks
Quality Staff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spirit [Denny Colt]
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sleepy Eyes!
    Plastic Man
  2. 1. Sleepy Eyes
    Plastic Man
  3. 2. The Great Circus Mystery
    Flatfoot Burns
  4. 3. ["A glimpse of the two great minds of the Lincoln-Throckmorton Laboratories, Inc. ..."]
    The Human Bomb
  5. 4. ["Oh, happy day! On the way home at last!"]
    Dewey Drip
  6. 5. Guessing Contest
    Candy
  7. 6. Speed King
    Dick Mace
  8. 7. The Masked Pirate
    Manhunter [Quality]
  9. 8. [The Stone Mountain Tunnel]
    Burp the Twerp
  10. 9. [The Last Gang in Rotten Row]
    The Spirit
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