(July 1940)

Ace Magazines, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-04-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Periodical House, Inc.
Brand
An Ace Magazine
Editing
Aaron A. Wyn
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Per information from the NY Superior Court hearing, Ace art director, Fred Gardener, stated that Patrick "Pat" Lamar's studio provided all of the artwork for this issue, as well as script, lettering, and coloring.

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)

Magno, the Magnetic Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Magno The Magnetic Man
Reprints

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

The Sportfolio / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Archibald (signed)
Pencils
Joe Archibald (signed)
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; sports
Characters
Helen Wills Moody

Indexer Notes

The inside-front cover.

[The Origin of Vulcan] (Table of Contents: 2)

Vulcan the Volcanic Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Vulcan (introduction, origin); Tom Warren (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Vulcan is the descendant of the Roman god of Fire and is able to control all forms of fire, flame and heat. He is able to use these powers for fire projection, as well as flight and the protection from fire. He also possesses superhuman strength.

The Flame Maiden (Table of Contents: 3)

Corporal Flint / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Lester Dent (original story); Robert Turner ? (adaptation)
Pencils
George Appel [as G. H. Appel] (signed)
Inks
George Appel [as G. H. Appel] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Corporal Flint (introduction); Scar-Face Pontois (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Adapted from "The Frozen Phantom" by Lester Dent. The hero's name is changed, but not the villains. Some notes info by Will Murray (Per Sandell, 2005-01-22). Original story was published in Western Trails, April 1933

[The Octopus Gang] (Table of Contents: 4)

Magno, The Magnetic Man / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Chadwick (author); Robert Turner (adaptation)
Pencils
Lou Ferstadt
Inks
Lou Ferstadt
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Magno (introduction); Davey [Davey Landis] (introduction); The Octopus [Professor Neale] (villain, introduction, death); The Octopus Gang (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the Secret Agent X-story "Octopus of Crime" by Paul Chadwick, Sept 1934.

Script adaptation per Jerry Bails in the Who's Who, added by Craig Delich.

Pencil credit revised from Harry Lucey ? to ? by Craig Delich. The Who's Who doesn't indicate that Lucey worked on this feature for Ace, nor is there any extant evidence that proves that he did.

Art credits by Craig Delich, per Mark Carleson-Ghost in Alter Ego #144 (January, 2017).

[Revolt In South America] (Table of Contents: 5)

Sky Smith / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Sky Smith (Intro)

[The Countess and the Spy] (Table of Contents: 6)

Q-13 / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Q-13 (first appearance); Countess Alessa (first appearance; villain); Prince Dragoff (first appearance; villain); Messedy (first appearance; villain; death)

Blazing the Santa Fe Trail (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Sands of Doom (Table of Contents: 8)

Larry Harrigan / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Larry Harrigan (first appearance)

Your Favorite Comic Strips (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Magno, the Magnetic Man
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The Sportfolio
  3. 2. [The Origin of Vulcan]
    Vulcan the Volcanic Man
  4. 3. The Flame Maiden
    Corporal Flint
  5. 4. [The Octopus Gang]
    Magno, The Magnetic Man
  6. 5. [Revolt In South America]
    Sky Smith
  7. 6. [The Countess and the Spy]
    Q-13
  8. 7. Blazing the Santa Fe Trail
  9. 8. Sands of Doom
    Larry Harrigan
  10. 9. Your Favorite Comic Strips
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Flash Lightning
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Del Gruber
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Per Sandell
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jochen G.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Walls
  • Donald Dale Milne