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Paper scans of all interior pages by Prime User. Fiche scans of covers by another scanner.

20-December-2010 8:47 am
Username: lrek
Comment: HA has paper front and back covers,

Published: June 1940, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Aaron A. Wyn
Color: Full Colour Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U.S. Paper Stock: Newsprint Interior; Glossy Cover Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Pat Lamar packaged this issue for Ace, and per the NY Supreme Court December 1941 hearing records, his studio provided 47 pages of scripts, 64 pages of coloring, and the 60 pages of comics, lettering and logos, etc. 15 pages of script were not provided by Lamar. Lamar stated that he had done comics work for Harry Donenfeld, but that his only artwork for Ace were corrections requested by the art director. On sale date from the fanzine, Fantasy News, dated April 14, 1940 (on page 3). The comic was scheduled for release during the week of April 14-20, 1940. Information shared by Bart Bush through the Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (4 October 2016). Publication date of 25 March 1940 was reported to the U.S. Copyright Office and found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Copyright number B 451091.
Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Flash Lightning [Robert Morgan]

Illustration (1 page) Lt. Col. W. G. Barker
Credits: Pencils: Ajay Hull (signed) | Inks: Ajay Hull (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction

Comic Story (15 pages) Ambassador of Doom
Credits: Script: Robert Turner ? [as Brand House] (credited) | Pencils: George Appel ?
Characters: X (a federal agent; Intro); the Green Mask [Sam Barkley] (villain; introduction; death)

Comic Story (12 pages) "Egypt--the land of eerie mystery..."
Credits: Script: Robert Turner | Pencils: Harry Lucey | Inks: Harry Lucey
Genre: Superhero
Characters: 'Flash' Lightning [Robert Morgan](introduction, origin); Old Man of the Pyramids (introduction); the Phoenix (villain, introduction, death)

Comic Story (7 pages) "The Raven, master avenger, preys on the clever crooks..."
Synopsis: The Raven robs Reynolds and Wells and gives the money to the poor.
Credits: Script: Robert Turner | Pencils: Martin Naydel | Inks: Martin Naydel
Genre: Superhero
Characters: The Raven [Danny Dartin] (introduction); Mike; Jack; Lola Lash; Captain Lash; Flanagan; McGowan; Allen Reynolds (villain, crooked stock promoter); Arthur Wells (villain, a charity fraud)

Comic Story (5 pages) The Big Moment
Characters: Whiz Wilson (Intro)

Comic Story (6 pages) "Introducing Marvo the Magician and his monkey, Tito..."
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Marvo the Magician (Intro); Tito (Intro)

Text Article (2 pages) Clues That Caught Criminals
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (8 pages) "That front ship is an odd-looking cross..."
Characters: Ace McCoy (Intro)

Comic Story (2 pages) Meet "Hap" Hazard
Credits: Script: Joe Archibald (signed) | Pencils: Joe Archibald (signed) | Inks: Joe Archibald (signed)
Genre: Humor
Characters: Hap Hazard (introduction)

Comic Story (7 pages) "Meet Buck Steele--his horse Blackie--and his dog Rusty..."
Characters: Buck Steele (Intro)

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