(January 1952)

Ace Magazines, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ace Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
Ace
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indexed from a scanned copy at digitalcomicmuseum.com.


["Look, that castle!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ken Rice
Inks:
Ken Rice
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense

Daughters of Doom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Zansky
Inks:
Louis Zansky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Student Dan Revere works as a graveyard keeper to earn his college money. He meets a female vampire who looks like his fiancée Anne. It is in reality her twin sister Lydia trying to lure Dan into marrying her and becoming a vampire as well. Town folks hunt her down and Anne is happily reunited with Dan.

True Tales of the Supernatural #15 (Table of Contents)

True Tales of the Supernatural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"In the mining towns of England, disaster and death ran high. Fire, poison gas and cave-ins took their toll on miners..."
Young Johnny is caught in a cave-in, but rescued by the ghost of his father, who died in the same spot a week earlier.

The Winged Spectres of Dismal Swamp (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Cameron
Inks:
Lou Cameron
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Gregg Damion crashes his car in the swamps and is rescued by a giant, heat-radiating moth. Finding overnight shelter, he meets swamp dweller Igor and his mysterious daughter Siri. Siri begs him to free a collection of humanlike butterflies. The house and evil Igor in it burn down in the process.

Indexer Notes

Cameron solo? I doubt this very much, if he's in there at all!
To me (and Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. with whom I looked at this story, by the way) this was question marks all over.
There's a Cameron collaboration piece in the next issue of Beyond - it looks different.

True Tales of the Supernatural #16 (Table of Contents)

True Tales of the Supernatural / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"In the late 19th century, a traveling circus made its way through central Europe. The highlight of the show was always Toto the clown..."
But Toto is scorned by trapeze girl Vanya, therefore he kills her. After the deed his make-up won't come off. He goes mad and dies of shock.

Valley of the Macabre (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chic Stone
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Roger Glenn, representing "an anti-superstition society", challenges Dr. Jacoby to proof his theory of plants spreading lycanthropy. They travel to a Balkan jungle valley, where Glenn gets infected, turns into a werewolf and rips the doctor's throat out. Trying to cover up his crime, Glenn is caught and killed by the Balkan natives, who know all about lycanthropy, of course.

Dead Man's Revenge (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man, killed by his business partner, suddenly inhabits the body of his trusty dog Major. At first he is happy to be around his wife and daughter, even in a dog's body. When he learns that his business partner wants to rob his family his mind snaps. Major attacks the man and lacerates his throat, but catching a bullet to his heart. Dying he wonders in which form he will return next...

Indexer Notes

Again high-paced sensationalism by our unknown Ace text author.

Ancient Curse of the Medusa (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim McLaughlin
Inks:
Jim McLaughlin ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The Gordons, father and son and both archeologists, discover the lair of Medusa on a Greek island. Battling her henchmen, the son manages to chop Medusa's head off. The Gordons make their escape from this island of demons.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Look, that castle!"]
  2. 1. Daughters of Doom
  3. 2. True Tales of the Supernatural #15
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  4. 3. The Winged Spectres of Dismal Swamp
  5. 4. True Tales of the Supernatural #16
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  6. 5. Valley of the Macabre
  7. 6. Dead Man's Revenge
  8. 7. Ancient Curse of the Medusa
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Steven G. Willis
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig