Plastic Man's Rare 1944 Cameo Plus a New Dan Tootin

It's my 50th birthday today, and I wanted to post something cool. Here's a largely unknown Plastic Man cameo from Hit Comics 32 (Summer 1944). The story looks to me to be done by Alex Kotzky, who assisted Jack Cole on many Plastic Man stories at Quality.

The abrupt and brief appearance of Plas in this story on pages 5-7 may have been a tribute of sorts to Cole. Kotzy was the truest imitator of Cole and he does a terrific job of rendering the stretchy sleuth in this story.

Many thanks to Digital Comic Museum (it's their birthday, too!) for sharing this great scan.

Here's the whole wacky story:


















And, as an extra special treat, here's a terrific NEW Jack Cole Dan Tootin one-pager, also from Hit Comics #32. More great Dan Tootin pages by Cole can be found here.






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4 comments:

  1. Page six of the Kid Eternity pages is wildly out of sequence (note the page numbers in the lower right corner).

    WOW THOSE CLOSEUPS OF MISTER KEEPER ARE SCARY

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    1. Thanks BillyWitchDoctor. It's fixed! There's always been somethign very dark and creeeeeepy about the Kid Eternity stories to me!

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  2. Happy birthday! Welcome to the half century club. It's not so bad so far!

    Jim

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  3. Happy belated birthday Paul!!! Dig that crazy Plas/Kid crossover too!

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