(October 1952)

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

[The Chessboard of Humanity] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Chilly [as Chilly]
Inks:
John Chilly [as Chilly]
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Keywords:
chess

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Don Magnus of Heritage Galleries, from original signed art, 3/7/2007.

The Ghost on Television (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [“Ace” Baker] (see notes)
Inks:
? [“Ace” Baker] (see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A murderous couple is haunted by their victim, which appears on their television screen. A broadcast from death in person announces their doom. The victim steps out of the TV and takes his revenge!

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. refers to this artist as “Ace” Baker, a Matt-Baker-imitator, who worked for Ace Magazines.

True Tales of the Supernatural #31 (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 annals of the supernatural, no case was more baffling than the one that occurred in the famous penal institution known as Devil's Island..."
Two escaped convicts meet a third one in the jungle who wants to help them. When they stab the unwanted partner, he turns into a skeleton.

Vault of the Winged Spectres (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Two American engineers discover ancient Egyptian tombs and get in a fight with living mummies. Resurrected queen Neferti helps them escape, because she didn’t wish to be resurrected in the first place.

Curse of the Midnight Piper (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
When a tomb in a Scottish castle is opened, ghostly clan wars flare up again. The army of ghosts can be repelled with fire.

True Tales of the Supernatural #32 (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 1933, Richard Dore, a young American archeologist, was digging through some Aztec ruins in Central Mexico..."
In an underground torture chamber Dore finds a fountain from which still spurts human blood.

The Uninvited Guest (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
In Barcelona a crypt is opened and the ghost of Benedicto wakened. Benedicto stalks Don Lopez, the descendant of the man who killed him for gold.

They Burned a Witch (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
On the English coast, a witch trapped in the body of a cat, can escape her confinement. She takes control of another woman’s body and starts her witching work again. She doesn’t rest until she has taken revenge on all of those who caused her predicament.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Chessboard of Humanity]
  2. 1. The Ghost on Television
  3. 2. True Tales of the Supernatural #31
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  4. 3. Vault of the Winged Spectres
  5. 4. Curse of the Midnight Piper
  6. 5. True Tales of the Supernatural #32
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  7. 6. The Uninvited Guest
  8. 7. They Burned a Witch
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steven G. Willis
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Tillmann Courth
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig