(June 1941)

Ace Magazines, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1941-04-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Ace Magazines, Inc.
Brand
An Ace Magazine
Editing
Aaron A. Wyn
Color
Full Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date as submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Volume 36, Number 2. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B 499052.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Flash Lightning / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Mooney [as Mooney] (signed)
Inks
Jim Mooney [as Mooney] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash Lightning [Robert Morgan]; Amy Lane; The Mastermind; The Mummy [Professor Vatz]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks
Jim Mooney (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lightning received the gift of speed, strength and power...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash Lightning [Robert Morgan]; Amy Lane (scientist); The Old Man of the Pyramids; The Mastermind (villain); The Mummy [Professor Vatz] (villain, death)
Synopsis
The Mastermind constructs a weird machine in a castle owned by scientist Amy Lane, a machine that attracts lightning into the room it's in and from which the Mastermind can absorb lightning and gain powers similar to those of Flash Lightning. Then he visits the Mummy at a hospital and convinces him to provide him with the villain's radium protective coating and tell him how to use it so that he can protect himself from bullets and other weapons.
Reprints
Keywords
Storm Mountain

Indexer Notes

Mastermind apparently dies at the end of this story, but returns in the next two issues.

Inks credit from article in Alter Ego #133 (June, 2015).

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Like an avenging angel, the Raven, swoops down upon underworld haunts...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Raven [Detective Sgt. Danny Dartin]; Lola Lash (Danny's fiancée); Police Chief Lash (Lola's father); un-named Police Commissioner; Mr. Calhoun (villain, President of the Chasmber of Commerce); Mike (villain)

Indexer Notes

While eating at an lunch wagon, Danny sees people going in and out of a back room, and figures that something illicit is going on. Further investigation uncovers a secret gambling den, which he soon rounds up and has jailed.

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

Doctor Nemesis Rx / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Anderson
Inks
Harry Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Young Dr. Jim Bradley, hospital interne, has discovered a truth serum which...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Nemesis [Dr. Jim Bradley]; Mike Johnson (construction foreman); Jake (ambulance driver); Dr. Fowler (surgeon); Tom (small boy); Max McNulty (villain, contractor, death); Al Mirch (villain, McNulty's business partner)
Synopsis
Dr. Nemesis takes on a pair of corrupt building contractors who are using inferior materials in their building projects, causing buildings to collapse unexpectedly.

[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... magician and master of illusions, while traveling through the country in search of adventure...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvo; Tito (a monkey); June Reeves (manager of a charity vaudeville show); Squire Baxter (villain); Joe (villain); Spike (villain)

Indexer Notes

While having a flat tire repaired in Pleasantville, Marvo decides to take in a vaudeville show, whose gate receipts go to an orphan's home. When thugs ruin the show by tossing vegetables at the entertainers, Marvo decides to put on his own show!

I Knew Buffalo Bill (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as "Old-Timer"] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography; western-frontier
Characters
Buffalo Bill Cody (death); Mr. Cody (Buffalo Bill's father, death); Kit Carson; President Abraham Lincoln; Lew Simpson; Jim "Wild Bill" Hickok (death); J. B. Studley (actor); Ned Buntline; Bill Mulligan (buffalo hunter); Billy Comstock; Texas Jack Omohundro; Frank Mordaunt (actor); Mlle. Morlacchi (actress); Harry Mainhall (actor); Jennie Fisher (actress); Lizzie Safford (actress); Eliza Hudson (actress); J. V. Arlington (actor); Major John Burke (Bill Cody's press agent); Mrs. Lew Decker (Bill Cody's sister); Chief Yellow Hand (villain, death)
Synopsis
Detailed biography of Buffalo Bill Cody.

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

Congo Jack / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mark Schneider (signed)
Inks
Mark Schneider (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the African Congo, earth suddenly explodes...
Genre
jungle; science fiction
Characters
Congo Jack; Clem Jones (Jack's friend); the Molemen [Sir Lugi; un-named others] (villains, green men from the bowels of the Earth); Queen Moletta (villain, Molemen's leader)
Synopsis
In the African Congo, weirdly garbed green invaders burst forth on the scene, killing local natives. One of the escapees alerts Jack and Clem of the danger, and both go to investigate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Hap Hazard / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gus Schrotter
Inks
Gus Schrotter
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's the cigars and change of the twenty bucks, chief...
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Hap Hazard (copy boy of the Daily Star); un-named Daily Star City Editor; un-named store clerk; un-named boss of the counterfeiters (villain); Bugs (villain)
Synopsis
Hap goes down to a local store to buy cigars for his editor, and, when he returns and gives his boss the cigars and change, he is told that one of the bills is counterfeit. Since the city is being flooded with such bills, Hap is told to go back to the store and get a real bill to replace it. When he does, he sees the girl clerk being kidnapped.
Keywords
Daily Star

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Whiz Wilson / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Red Holmdale ?
Inks
Red Holmdale ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day Whiz Wilson sets the dials of his futuroscope to take him to the planet Mongo, in the year 2300...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Whiz Wilson; Professor Morrow (visiting Earthman); Ellen Morrow (his daughter); the Mongolians; the Zanians (villains)
Synopsis
Whiz sets his Futuroscope to the year of 2300 and is transported to the Planet Mongo, where the four-armed Mongolians consider him, a Professor and his daughter to be their enemies. However, when a balloon corps from an enemy planet attacks, Whiz and company help to overcome them and save Mongo.
Keywords
Futuroscope; Planet of Mongo; Planet of Zania

Indexer Notes

Art credits per Who's Who, added by Craig Delich 2012-9-23.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Flash Lightning
  2. 1. ["Lightning received the gift of speed, strength and power..."]
    Flash Lightning
  3. 2. ["Like an avenging angel, the Raven, swoops down upon underworld haunts..."]
    The Raven
  4. 3. ["Young Dr. Jim Bradley, hospital interne, has discovered a truth serum which..."]
    Doctor Nemesis Rx
  5. 4. ["Marvo... magician and master of illusions, while traveling through the country in search of adventure..."]
    Marvo the Magician and Tito
  6. 5. I Knew Buffalo Bill
  7. 6. ["In the African Congo, earth suddenly explodes..."]
    Congo Jack
  8. 7. ["Here's the cigars and change of the twenty bucks, chief..."]
    Hap Hazard
  9. 8. ["One day Whiz Wilson sets the dials of his futuroscope to take him to the planet Mongo, in the year 2300..."]
    Whiz Wilson
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  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
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