(August 1941)

Ace Magazines, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1941-06-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Ace Magazines, Inc.
Brand
An Ace Magazine
Editing
Aaron A. Wyn

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 3. Class B periodical. Copyright registration number B 505475.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Lash Lightning / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lightning rushed to destroy the attacking Nazi fleet.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lash Lightning [Robert Morgan]
Keywords
Statue of Liberty; World War II

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the castle laboratory of that sinister angel of evil, the Mastermind
Genre
superhero
Characters
Lash Lightning [Robert Morgan]; the Mastermind (villain)
Synopsis
Lash has to battle the evil Mastermind, who has created a serum that can make any mind and ear bend to his will!

Indexer Notes

Flash Lightning is re-named Lash Lightning in this story.

This is due to the consent decree issued by the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York in the lawsuit "All-American Comics, Inc. against Ace Magazines, Inc., Kable News Company, Interborough News Company and Aaron Wyn", dated January 23, 1941. In the decree, Ace agreed to cease using Flash in any of their comic titles following the April 1941 issues of Ace Magazines (from Wayne Smith, posted to the Facebook page, Comics History Exchange, 29 March 2018).

Catalog of Copyright Entries confirms this was the first issue released (June 3, 1941) after the previous issue, which was released in April 2, 1941.

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Raven / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One day, Danny Dartin visits Mike in the Raven's hideout...
Characters
The Raven; the Green Hood Gang (introduction; villains)
Synopsis
As the Raven is robbing from underworld figures at a party, he in turn is robbed by a gang dressed in green hoods. The Raven teams up with Police Chief Lash to help capture the gang.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here comes Jim Bradley.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Doctor Nemesis [Dr. Jim Bradley]
Synopsis
Once again Dr Nemesis foils a plot by foreign spies.
Keywords
Spies

Indexer Notes

Dr. Nemesis was simply a physician with a secret truth serum who tended to hide behind his surgical mask.

Credits suggested by the Who's Who.

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

Marvo / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the Chinese section of the city, Tito.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvo; Tito (pet monkey); Kate Cramer (reporter)
Synopsis
Marvo and Tito go after an opium smuggling operation.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Congo Jack is now in the underground city of the Green Molemen...
Characters
Congo Jack; Queen Moletta; Sir Lugi (villain); King Bobo
Synopsis
Exiled by the Queen, Lugi makes a deal with the neighboring Blue Dwarves to overthrow her. Jack leads the Molemen against Lugi, and asks to be returned to the surface as his reward.

Indexer Notes

The artist signs the story three times. As Mark Schneider on the first page, as Mark A. Schneider on page 6 and as Mark Arthur Schneider (with year -41) on the last page.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Don Cameron ?
Inks
Don Cameron ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hap Hazard, copy boy on the Daily Star, has his most exciting adventure when he gets mixed up with Arson, Inc.!
Characters
Hap Hazard; Arson, Inc. (introduction; villains)
Synopsis
Hap Hazard comes across an arson syndicate.

The Gold Coin Case (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Cliff Howe (credited) (house name)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Tells of an investigation by Elias Bower, an actual historical Scotland Yard detective. A true story.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wonder what's interesting the crowd?
Characters
Whiz Wilson
Synopsis
Whiz travels to the year 5000 to witness the opening of a time capsule buried in 1941
Keywords
Time Travel

Mother's Little Helpers (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Lightning rushed to destroy the attacking Nazi fleet."]
    Lash Lightning
  2. 1. ["In the castle laboratory of that sinister angel of evil, the Mastermind"]
    Lash Lightning
  3. 2. ["One day, Danny Dartin visits Mike in the Raven's hideout..."]
    Raven
  4. 3. ["Here comes Jim Bradley."]
    Doctor Nemesis, Rx
  5. 4. ["This is the Chinese section of the city, Tito."]
    Marvo
  6. 5. ["Congo Jack is now in the underground city of the Green Molemen..."]
    Congo Jack
  7. 6. ["Hap Hazard, copy boy on the Daily Star, has his most exciting adventure when he gets mixed up with Arson, Inc.!"]
    Hap Hazard
  8. 7. The Gold Coin Case
  9. 8. ["I wonder what's interesting the crowd?"]
    Whiz Wilson
  10. 9. Mother's Little Helpers
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