(January 1953)

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

["You cannot escape me..."] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Original art for cover auctioned on eBay was signed by Gene Colan.

Curse of the Fire-Bird (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:
When "ambitious" Lydia kills her husband with the stroke of a mace to inherit his fortunes, he changes into a phoenix and hunts her down to a fiery end.

True Tales of the Supernatural #35 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
"The people in a small town of France still tell the story of a little hunchback..."
When the hunchback witnesses a robbery, he gets stabbed to death by the criminal. But his ghost rings the church bells and alarms the town.

Wanted: Ghost Writer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Newspaper reporter Jerry Vincent takes on a night job for a creepy man with a hood sitting in a room full of torture instruments. Vincent writes story beginnings about actual events. Mr. Todt writes the endings. Todt is Death. And everything Vincent writes about turns into a catastrophe. Finally Vincent too has to pay with his life.

Indexer Notes

There is a hidden signature on the newspaper in the splash: "Sy Grud..."

The Hand of the Ancient Evil! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Dick Adams comes upon a Chinese box containing a withered hand fulfilling wishes. When Adams gets careless in his wording ("I wish I had never laid eyes upon you" / "I wish that I were dead"), the hand first tears out his eyes and then strangles him.

Indexer Notes

And yet another variation of the horror classic "The Monkey's Paw" by William Wymark Jacobs (published in 1902).

True Tales of the Supernatural #36 (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:
"Late in the nineteenth century, a strange death was recorded in the files of the London police..."
British explorer is hit by mummy's curse for pillaging an Egyptian tomb.

A Sporting Chance (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In a German castle, three hunters meet a vampire and agree upon a game of life and death. The vampire, Baron von Fledermaus, hunts down and kills the first two, but the third can defeat the vampire - because he is a ghoul.

The Scourge of the Undead (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Convicted killer Jules Scholler dies in the electric chair, but lives on as a zombie - kept alive by "the evil spirit of those who fear death", a death-like figure in a fancy hat. Mentoring him along the way, Scholler goes on a crime spree. When his body starts to rot, the spirit commands him to dispose of himself in the city garbage dump.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["You cannot escape me..."]
  2. 1. Curse of the Fire-Bird
  3. 2. True Tales of the Supernatural #35
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  4. 3. Wanted: Ghost Writer
  5. 4. The Hand of the Ancient Evil!
  6. 5. True Tales of the Supernatural #36
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  7. 6. A Sporting Chance
  8. 7. The Scourge of the Undead
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Steven G. Willis
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig