(January 1943)

Ace Magazines, 1940 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1942-12-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Periodical House, Inc.
Brand
An Ace Magazine
Editing
Fred Gardiner (uncredited); Aaron Wyn (per statement of ownership)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Data for this issue is probably from Howard Keltner's Golden Age Comic Books Index. Statement of Ownership lists: Publisher-A. A. Wyn, Editor-A. A. Wyn, Managing Editor-Frederick Gardener, Business Manager-A. A. Wyn. The book was printed by C & A Publishing Co., Mount Morris IL. Other owners of Periodical House Inc. were Rose Wyn and Warren A. Angel.
Although it says "bi-monthly", the previous issue was 6 months earlier, and the next one is 3 months later.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1943, New Series, Vol. 38, No. 1.


The Clown is Back Again! (Table of Contents)

Magno; Davey; The Sword / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman [as H. Kurtzman] (signed)
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman [as H. Kurtzman] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Magno; Davey Landis; The Sword [Arthur Lake]

Indexer Notes

Harvey Kurtzman's first cover.

Bonds for Victory or Bonds for Slavery (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lou Ferstadt
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
war

Indexer Notes

The inside-front cover.

[The Clown's Drawings of Death] (Table of Contents: 2)

Magno and Davey / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ferstadt Studio
Inks
Ferstadt Studio
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Magno; Davey; The Clown

The Race Against Death! (Table of Contents: 3)

Mr. Risk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman [as H. Kurtzman] (signed)
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman [as H. Kurtzman] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Mr. Risk; Strang (racehorse owner); a murder-maniac (villain)
Synopsis
Mr. Risk pits his cunning against a murder maniac who is attempting to get jockeys to throw races or be killed for not doing so.

Indexer Notes

Last appeared in Our Flag Comics #5 (April, 1942).

[The Airplane Assassinations] (Table of Contents: 4)

Dr. Nemesis / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Turner
Pencils
Earl Da Voren (signed)
Inks
Earl Da Voren (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Synopsis
Origin recap in splash panel.

Indexer Notes

Last appeared in Lightning Comics vol.3 no.1 [#14] (June, 1942). One indexer listed art credits as Harvey Kurtzman.

Cold-Country Justice (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Brant House
Letters
typeset

[Origin of the Lancer] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Sword / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Earl Da Voren (signed)
Inks
Earl Da Voren (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Lancer [Lance Larter](Sword's partner, introduction, origin); Faye Morgana (villain); The Sword

Indexer Notes

Last appeared in Lightning Comics v3 #1 (June 1942).

[The Food Fires] (Table of Contents: 7)

Buckskin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Gallagher?
Inks
Joe Gallagher?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

[The Daily Star Scrap Drive] (Table of Contents: 8)

Hap Hazard / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Gallagher
Inks
Joe Gallagher
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; humor

Indexer Notes

Last appeared in Lightning Comics vol.3 no.1 (June, 1942).

[The Werewolf's Marauding Raids] (Table of Contents: 9)

Paul Revere Jr. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harvey Kurtzman [as H. Kurtzman] (signed)
Inks
Harvey Kurtzman [as H. Kurtzman] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Last appeared in Captain Courageous Comics #6 (March, 1942). Statement of Ownership takes up 2/3 of the 4th tier on the last page.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Clown is Back Again!
    Magno; Davey; The Sword
  2. 1. Bonds for Victory or Bonds for Slavery
  3. 2. [The Clown's Drawings of Death]
    Magno and Davey
  4. 3. The Race Against Death!
    Mr. Risk
  5. 4. [The Airplane Assassinations]
    Dr. Nemesis
  6. 5. Cold-Country Justice
  7. 6. [Origin of the Lancer]
    The Sword
  8. 7. [The Food Fires]
    Buckskin
  9. 8. [The Daily Star Scrap Drive]
    Hap Hazard
  10. 9. [The Werewolf's Marauding Raids]
    Paul Revere Jr.
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