(January 1943)

Ace Magazines, 1940 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
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 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.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Lou Mougin
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Jochen G.
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Keith Chandler
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Jim Walls
  • Donald Dale Milne