(September 1954)

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
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim McLaughlin ?
Inks:
Jim McLaughlin ?
Colors:
?

Nightmare Carnival (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Somewhere in France, the brothers Lebrun wage a private war against Jules du Mort. The cemetery on his property shall yield for the expansion of the Lebrun's carnival ground. Du Mort sends an army of undead zombies to battle the greedy brothers.

True Tales of the Supernatural #55 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"From the fragmentary notes of Dr. Abel Friess, renowned scientist of the early 20th century, can be put together a story that still defies explanation..."
Friess switches his brains with a gorilla, trying to overcome animal instincts. But the ape-brain goes berserk within Friess' body.

Invitation from a Ghost (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Louis Zansky
Inks:
Louis Zansky
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The author Peter Verold fights beliefs of superstition, traveling the country and debunking supernatural hoaxes. Until he meets the evil spirit of Ella Mae Lea.

True Tales of the Supernatural #56 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"Young Bauer was an apprentice to Hugo Lenz, a German puppet-maker in the early part of this century..."
Master Lenz had forfeited his soul, as Bauer finds out when he carves a devil-puppet.

Waves of the Creeping Death (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:
Inventor George Parks builds an ultra-sonic device which can destroy things and raise the dead from their graves, too. With a gang of zombie cutthroats at his command, Parks executes revenge against all who have troubled him. In the end the undead turn against their master.

Transformation Macabre (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Professor Schmitt, incurably ill at 83 years, transports his brain into his young assistant's body and murders the poor fellow. The joy over his success doesn't last long. The police convict him of his crime and Schmitt is sentenced to death.

The Persevering Mummy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In an American museum a mummy comes alive. Dramid cheated Egyptian death-god Osiris for 5.500 years and walks the earth again. Police cannot stop him. A mysterious stranger comes to help, disrobes and reveals himself to be Osiris - claiming Dramid for the realm of the dead.
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Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Nightmare Carnival
  3. 2. True Tales of the Supernatural #55
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  4. 3. Invitation from a Ghost
  5. 4. True Tales of the Supernatural #56
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  6. 5. Waves of the Creeping Death
  7. 6. Transformation Macabre
  8. 7. The Persevering Mummy
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steven G. Willis
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig