(November 1954)

Ace Magazines, 1950 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Periodical House, Inc.
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:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
mechanical lettering

Genre:
Occult

Doomsmoke (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Rice
Inks:
Ken Rice
Colors:
?
Letters:
mechanical lettering

Genre:
Occult
Synopsis:
Pipe collector Ira Krim is fascinated by a skull-shaped pipe in a curio shop. Despite all warnings, he is compelled to own the pipe, even if it means his doom.
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True Tales of the Supernatural #57: The Pipes of Pan (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sy Grudko
Inks:
Sy Grudko
Colors:
?
Letters:
mechanical lettering

Genre:
Occult
Synopsis:
"The pipes of Pan, the flute-like instrument used by the legendary half-man, half-beast Pan, to lure mortals to Hades, figured in a most outstanding event which took place in London in 1893..."
A young sculptor endeavors to create a statue of Pan, who in mythology, is to have lured mortals to Hades by the hypnotic power of his pipes. Before the sculture is complete, the sculptor receives a strange visitor.

Legend of the Long 3rd Finger (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Occult
Synopsis:
With his terrible first marriage behind him, a man starts a life with a new family. He is called to the deathbed of his first wife, who lets the man know that his first-born was born with a long 3rd finger, a sure sign that he is cursed to be a werewolf. Years later, the first-born returns, his curse fulfilled, intent on claiming his inheritance.
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True Tales of the Supernatural #58: The Orchards of Hof (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sy Grudko
Inks:
Sy Grudko
Colors:
?
Letters:
mechanical lettering

Genre:
Occult
Synopsis:
"The citizens of the village of Hof in Bavaria were plagued by mysterious disappearances of villagers from the neighborhood..."
An orchard-keeper is caught burying bodies in the Bavarian village of Hof. The trees don't take kindly to the removal of the bodies.

Candles for the Undead (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Occult
Synopsis:
A down-and-out candle maker is desperate, and cannot buy animal fat to make more product. After his fiancee leaves him, he becomes desperate, and resorts to digging graves to steal the bodies for making his wares. This, of course, comes with consequences.

The Bride of Jan Malthek (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
Occult
Synopsis:
Carpathia 1853: The glass blower Jan Malthek discovers that his wife Sofia is a werewolf. He learns about magic, shrinks her to the size of a figurine and keeps her enshrined in a bowl of glass.

The Face In the Fog (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Martin “Marty” Rose (signed)
Inks:
Martin “Marty” Rose (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Occult
Synopsis:
An Army officer is trying to fly home to be with his wife for the birth of their first baby. He is stuck at an airfield, fog-bound, when the news reaches him that the flight on which he was booked has crashed en route to the air field, killing all aboard. Later, a mysterious stranger arrives and volunteers to fly the officer to his wife. The officer is later shocked to learn the identity of his benefactor.
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Indexer Notes

Signature hidden on barrel in splash.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Doomsmoke
  3. 2. True Tales of the Supernatural #57: The Pipes of Pan
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  4. 3. Legend of the Long 3rd Finger
  5. 4. True Tales of the Supernatural #58: The Orchards of Hof
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  6. 5. Candles for the Undead
  7. 6. The Bride of Jan Malthek
  8. 7. The Face In the Fog
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony Oliva
  • Steven G. Willis
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Keith Smith
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig