(August 1951)

Ace Magazines, 1951 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ace Books, Inc.
Brand:
An Ace Magazine
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
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Inks:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Stalked by a Nameless Dread (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
Gambler Durak hits it rich on the french coast, after having made a deal with the devil. "Monsieur Lucifer" claims his soul, of course. In trying to back out of the deal, Durak only gets in deeper. The fires of hell await his soul.

True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #7 (Table of Contents)

True Tales of Unexplained Mystery / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Vince Alascia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
"In 1932, in a small Connecticut town, Donald Scott committed a murder..."
Artist Scott paints a portrait of a strange man. As the painting attacks him, he slashes it with a knife. Simultaneously the stranger is slashed. Police bring Scott, who claims to have killed the devil, to the madhouse.

Vengeance of the Undead (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
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Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Four monsters break loose from a side show. They have been brought to life by the evil midget ringmaster. Animal tamer Zita tries to command the bunch, buf fails in the end. Turning on her, the monsters can be captured and hanged.
Reprints:

True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #8 (Table of Contents)

True Tales of Unexplained Mystery / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Vince Alascia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
"On a certain road in Wales, a certain narrow spot is held in awe by the local peasantry..."
A farmer witnesses a wagon full of headless ghosts pass him by in the night.

Sign of the Smiling Spectre (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
A husband drives his wife to suicide. Her ghost continues to haunt him seeking revenge. The man's brother cannot prevent him from committing suicide as well. The woman is avenged.

The Strange Cult (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Two men battle some madmen who try to resurrect dead bodies.

Indexer Notes

Again one of those Ace text stories, where there's a big confusing frightening battle scene in the first half, and the second half of the story tries to explain what just happened - and possibly why.

The Haunted Horse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
A boy and his horse are best friends. They enter a race and win. The horse is sold and the boy goes looking for him. The boy catches pneumonia and dies, but his ghost rides a final race with his beloved horse called Spook.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Stalked by a Nameless Dread
  3. 2. True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #7
    True Tales of Unexplained Mystery
  4. 3. Vengeance of the Undead
  5. 4. True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #8
    True Tales of Unexplained Mystery
  6. 5. Sign of the Smiling Spectre
  7. 6. The Strange Cult
  8. 7. The Haunted Horse
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Keith Smith