(April 1952)

Ace Magazines, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ace Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
Ace
Editing:
Rose Wyn (managing editor)
Color:
Color
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

Leopard Girl's Dread Domain (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chic Stone
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense; jungle
Synopsis:
Explorers in the Congo jungle encounter white jungle girl Felia. She commands a tribe of cat people and can change into a leopard herself. When explorer Lawton kills her idol chief, Felia loses her powers and is crushed to death by the falling idol.

True Tales of the Supernatural #19 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
"In the year 1623, a bold highwayman named Roger Pike was victimizing rich travelers..."
Pike is caught and hanged, but his ghost still rides along King's Highway in London.

Release From Satan's Scourge (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
American film set location scout Gil Jenkins visits an english castle. He discovers a "Book of Demons" and accidentally releases them. By conjuring the Black Duke, who wrote the book, the minions of Satan are again caught and confined in the book.

Indexer Notes

Inks are probably by Rocco Mastroserio. They worked as a team in this phase of Ace horror comic books.

True Tales of the Supernatural #20 (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"Curses are strange things, and tales have been told of odd incidents [...] of curses coming true..."
A princess envies her sister for her necklace. She kills her and wears it. The necklace (cursed by the dying woman) strangulates the murderess.

Prisoners in a Lost World (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Two explorers discover the underground kingdom of Xandia, hidden in the Himalayas. They are imprisoned and have to fight wild beasts. Only one of them can escape back to western civilization.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Bottom of last page has statement of ownership naming naming A. A. Wyn as publisher and Rose Wyn as managing editor.

Land of Dolls (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A mystery writer is wrecking his brain for a "good weird fantasy story". He takes the elevator to get new cigarettes and is transported to an underground land of living dolls: "This is where damaged dolls go when they are no longer loved". They believe him to be their doll maker. The editor can bring them to the real doll maker, who opened up his shop down the hall from the publisher's.

Indexer Notes

Meta-level selfreferential story.

The Spell of the Hanging Tree (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Molno
Inks:
Vince Alascia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A violin, made out of the wood of a hanging tree, has strange powers. The owner can play like a maestro, but will transform into a werewolf-like beast as well. The violin is destroyed and all magic ends.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Leopard Girl's Dread Domain
  3. 2. True Tales of the Supernatural #19
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  4. 3. Release From Satan's Scourge
  5. 4. True Tales of the Supernatural #20
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  6. 5. Prisoners in a Lost World
  7. 6. Land of Dolls
  8. 7. The Spell of the Hanging Tree
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Keith Smith
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • James Ludwig