(August 1940)

Ace Magazines, 1940 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1940-06-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
Ace
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Per information from a December 1941 NY Superior Court hearing, Ace art director, Fred Gardener, stated that Pat Lamar's studio provided all of the artwork for this issue, as well as script, lettering, and coloring.
Lamar was paid on May 2, 1940. Lamar admitted that the only art work he did was corrections.

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)

Flash Lightning / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Flash Lightning
Reprints
Keywords
underwater

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Lucey ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From an ancient temple in Egypt, Flash Lightning's teacher, the Old Man of the Pyramids comes...
Characters
Flash Lightning; Rita Van Dyke; Sabbat (villain); Tiger Man (also referred to as Tiger Mask; villain; Rita's uncle)

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

The Raven / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Raven visits the office of a crooked politician where he knows...
Characters
The Raven [detective-sergeant Danny Dartin]; Lola (his fiancee)

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

Ace McCoy / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fagaly?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In South America, strange things are happening: rebel outbreaks...
Genre
spy
Characters
Ace McCoy (pilot; federal special agent); Bill Regan (his aide and mechanic)

Indexer Notes

Pencils suggested by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

The Terror Trust (Table of Contents: 4)

X, the Phantom Fed / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
X; Betty Dale (reporter)

Indexer Notes

Pencils suggested by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

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

Whiz Wilson and his Futuroscope / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, here goes a hundred years -- I'm off to Switzerland in 2040.
Characters
Whiz Wilson (youthful genius of science)

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

Marvo the Magician and Tito / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fagaly ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Always in quest of adventure is that master of magic, Marvo the magician, and his highly-trained monkey...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvo; Tito (his trained monkey); June Evans (damsel in distress)

Indexer Notes

Pencils suggested by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Clues that Caught Criminals (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

A True Detective Case

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

Billy the Kid / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There!! That finishes him!!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Schwab identified for script, pencils and inks by Jerry Bails.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Buck Steele / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Fagaly ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hmm... she's too nice a girl to be going into a tough saloon.
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buck Steele (Robin Hood of the Range); Blackie (his horse); Rusty (his dog); Joan Martin (daughter of murdered sherrif)

Indexer Notes

last appearance
Pencils suggested by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Flash Lightning
  2. 1. ["From an ancient temple in Egypt, Flash Lightning's teacher, the Old Man of the Pyramids comes..."]
    Flash Lightning
  3. 2. ["The Raven visits the office of a crooked politician where he knows..."]
    The Raven
  4. 3. ["In South America, strange things are happening: rebel outbreaks..."]
    Ace McCoy
  5. 4. The Terror Trust
    X, the Phantom Fed
  6. 5. ["Well, here goes a hundred years -- I'm off to Switzerland in 2040."]
    Whiz Wilson and his Futuroscope
  7. 6. ["Always in quest of adventure is that master of magic, Marvo the magician, and his highly-trained monkey..."]
    Marvo the Magician and Tito
  8. 7. Clues that Caught Criminals
  9. 8. ["There!! That finishes him!!"]
    Billy the Kid
  10. 9. ["Hmm... she's too nice a girl to be going into a tough saloon."]
    Buck Steele
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