Sure-Fire Comics #v1#3[a]
(September 1940)

Ace Magazines, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1940-07-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
?
Editing
Aaron A. Wyn
Color
full colour
Dimensions
standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
newsprint interior; glossy cover
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Per information from the NY Superior Court hearing December 1941, Ace art director, Fred Gardener, stated that Pat Lamar's studio provided all of the artwork for this issue, as well as lettering. They did not provide scripts or coloring. Lamar's bill was dated 6 June 1940. Lamar admitted that the only art he did was corrections.
Updated and corrected sequence information from Gary Watson (2006-10-1). Artist credits added by Craig Delich 2009-3-21.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flash Lightning / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harry Lucey ?
Inks
Harry Lucey ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash Lightning

[Lunchboxes of Doom] (Table of Contents: 1)

Flash Lightning / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey
Inks
Harry Lucey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash Lightning [Robert Morgan]; The Old Man of the Pyramids; Marcia Rand; Miko the Grand Dictator (villain)
Synopsis
Flash must stop a foreign Army that has been hiding in the United States from capturing Fort Holden.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artist credits added by Craig Delich 2009-3-21.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
W. E. Rowland (signed)
Inks
W. E. Rowland (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A city movie house after the last show...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Raven [Sgt. Danny Dartin]; Mike Collins; Jack; Captain Lash; Lola Lash; Corvell (villain); Slug Dugan (villain, death)
Synopsis
The robbery of a movie theatre leads the Raven and Lola into perils beyond hope against the Corvel Gang.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits added by Craig Delich 2009-3-21.

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

Ace McCoy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ace McCoy, air-adventurer...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Ace McCoy

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

Marvo the Magician and Tito / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Marvo the Magician and his monkey, Tito, on the highway to adventure, approach a country carnival.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvo; Tito (a monkey); Janet Moore; Lars Vilner (villain); Joe (villain)
Synopsis
Marvo attempts to assist the owner of a carnival who is being forced by a gang of crooks, after murdering the manager, to sign over ownership of the carnival.
Reprints

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

Hap Hazard / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Archibald
Pencils
Joe Archibald
Inks
Joe Archibald
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My daughter in the hands of those crooks...
Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Hap Hazard

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

X, the Phantom Fed / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
X, FBI phantom and past master in the art...
Genre
superhero
Characters
X

The Saddle Sleuth (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Cliff Howe (signed)
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Whiz Wilson and His Futuroscope / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With the invention of his Futuroscope...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Whiz Wilson

The Fight For Fun! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Flash Lightning
  2. 1. [Lunchboxes of Doom]
    Flash Lightning
  3. 2. ["A city movie house after the last show..."]
    The Raven
  4. 3. ["Ace McCoy, air-adventurer..."]
    Ace McCoy
  5. 4. ["Marvo the Magician and his monkey, Tito, on the highway to adventure, approach a country carnival."]
    Marvo the Magician and Tito
  6. 5. ["My daughter in the hands of those crooks..."]
    Hap Hazard
  7. 6. ["X, FBI phantom and past master in the art..."]
    X, the Phantom Fed
  8. 7. The Saddle Sleuth
  9. 8. ["With the invention of his Futuroscope..."]
    Whiz Wilson and His Futuroscope
  10. 9. The Fight For Fun!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin