(January 1942)

Ace Magazines, 1941 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ace Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
An Ace Magazine
Editing:
Aaron A. Wyn
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Magno; Lash Lightning; Raven; Vulcan / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Magno; Lash Lightning; The Raven; Vulcan
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Shooting High (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
House ad for Super-Mystery and Lightning Comics, with cover reproductions

Indexer Notes

This is the inside-front cover

["Magno, the world's greatest master of magnetism, and his young friend Davey, use their great power to wage a constant battle against the powers of evil...."] (Table of Contents)

Magno, the Magnetic Man / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Magno; Davey; Mrs. Attilla (Han's mother); Karl van Dramm (movie director); Hans Attilla (villain, death); Pedro (villain, Han's assistant); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Magno and Davey must stop a relative of Attila the Hun and a master scientist working for the Nazis, who has invented a U-Ray Gun, capable of freezing and paralyzing Allied forces, and who has kidnapped a movie director to film his conquest of the Allies.
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["The Burma Road is Bombed"] (Table of Contents)

Vulcan / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Inks:
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Vulcan; Bud; Bill; Captain Peters; Diana (ambulance driver for the Chinese Red Cross); the Nazis (villains, many die)
Synopsis:
Vulcan, at the request of government officials, travels by ship to the Burma Road to be of assistance in protecting munition shipments that are being sent along that route, and joins two American Police officers who are aboard the ship for the same reason.
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["Lightning, master of the electric bolts in the sky, has vowed to aid human liberty and justice."] (Table of Contents)

Lash Lightning / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Red Holmdale (signed)
Inks:
Red Holmdale (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lash Lightning; Gail Lindon; Professor Lindon; Professor Grosskop (villain)
Synopsis:
Lightning must halt the destructive activities of Professor Grosskop, who is trying to destroy Boulder Dam in Colorado as well as disrupting electricity in the area to hinder the war effort at production plants.
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["Police Chief Lash is the bitter enemy of the Raven and has sworn to catch him, dead or alive."] (Table of Contents)

The Raven / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Wilson (signed)
Inks:
George Wilson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Raven [Danny Darten]; Mike (raven's assistant); Lola Lash (Darten's fiancee); Police Chief Lash; Mayor Dobbs; Tony Foyle (villain)
Synopsis:
The Raven must prevent the proceeds from the Policeman's Ball, some $15,000 to be donated to the poor, from falling into the hands of a gang of crooks.
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Indexer Notes

Art credits added by Craig Delich 2010-5-29.

Ya Gotta Dance (Table of Contents)

Luke and His Magic Flute / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Paige [as Paige] (signed)
Inks:
Lou Paige [as Paige] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Lou Paige?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Luke
Synopsis:
Luke goes fishing and uses his flute, not his rod and reel, to bring the fish in.
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Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-5-29.

Graveyard Shift (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Brant House (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Un-named hotel clerk; Thorne (policeman); Berkey (policeman); "Mex" Merkle [as Joe Burke] (villain, counterfeiter, death); Sharp Face (villain)
Synopsis:
A hotel clerk witnesses the death of a "cowboy" and the theft of thousands of dollars in a bag he was carrying, only to discover that the man was a counterfeiter.
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Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2010-5-29.

["Jim Clay, former actor who discarded his makeup kit to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation, makes use of his dramatic ability......."] (Table of Contents)

Mr. Whiskers / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Mr. Whiskers [Jim Clay] (introduction); FBI Chief Foster; Mr. Grieveh (villain, Hindu cult leader)
Synopsis:
Mr. Whiskers learns that the Diamond of Taron, stolen in Arabia by a jewel thief, was cut into three parts which have made their way into the hands of three innocent jewel dealers, and whom have been kidnapped by a Hindu cult and are soon to be sacrificed to the god of Taron!
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Smashing Through! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
House ad for Our Flag and Banner Comics, with partial cover reproductions

Indexer Notes

This is the inside-back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Magno; Lash Lightning; Raven; Vulcan
  2. 1. Shooting High
  3. 2. ["Magno, the world's greatest master of magnetism, and his young friend Davey, use their great power to wage a constant battle against the powers of evil...."]
    Magno, the Magnetic Man
  4. 3. ["The Burma Road is Bombed"]
    Vulcan
  5. 4. ["Lightning, master of the electric bolts in the sky, has vowed to aid human liberty and justice."]
    Lash Lightning
  6. 5. ["Police Chief Lash is the bitter enemy of the Raven and has sworn to catch him, dead or alive."]
    The Raven
  7. 6. Ya Gotta Dance
    Luke and His Magic Flute
  8. 7. Graveyard Shift
  9. 8. ["Jim Clay, former actor who discarded his makeup kit to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation, makes use of his dramatic ability......."]
    Mr. Whiskers
  10. 9. Smashing Through!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Len Wolinsky
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Chris Launder
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