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Original upload by Darkmark-DCP: "Paper scans of all interior pages by Prime User. Fiche scans of covers by another scanner."

Sure-Fire Comics 001 (1940-06) (c2c) (prime user+unknown+tronvillain)
Uploaded by tronvillain.

I added a front cover (with extensive restoration of an ungraded copy, though it may still need some colour tweaks in future) and a back cover, both from HA. The inner back cover is a synthesis of a damaged scan of Centaur Publications' Keen Detective Funnies v3 #6 (1940-07) by dsdaboss and Darkmark, and Sure-Fire Comics #4 (1940-10) by rangerhouse and Yocitrus. The inner front cover is an edit of the fiche by an unknown scanner, with a full reconstruction of the indicia and bottom logo. Next comes #3, hopefully -tronvillain
Volume: #1, Issue: #1
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)
Featuring: Flash Lightning
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Flash Lightning [Robert Morgan]

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

Comic Story (15 pages) Ambassador of Doom
Featuring: X, the Phantom Fed
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)
Featuring: 'Flash' Lightning
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)
Featuring: The Raven
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
Featuring: Whiz Wilson
Characters: Whiz Wilson (Intro)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Marvo the Magician
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Marvo The Magician (Intro) Tito (Intro)

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

Comic Story (8 pages)
Featuring: Ace McCoy
Characters: Ace McCoy (Intro)

Comic Story (2 pages) Meet "Hap" Hazard
Featuring: 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)
Featuring: Buck Steele
Characters: Buck Steele (Intro)

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Read These! Every Month

Promo (ad From The Publisher) (1 page) Sure-Fire Comics Is published by the publishers of these well-known Ace Magazines

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