(December 1951)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Vampire's Weird Duel (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Richard Case
Inks:
Richard Case
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In modern Luxemburg, two farmers pluck an ancient sword out of the soil, thus reviving the bloodthirsty Baron Des Garennes. The baron was a general and vampire, who can only be killed by thrusting his own sword through his heart. Lots of fighting and fencing begin. The baron can be defeated in a duel to the death.
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True Tales of the Supernatural #11 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"Not too long ago in Scotland there lived two feuding familys (sic!) - the McPhersons and the Cambells..."
McPherson kills Cambell by rolling a boulder from a ridge. Years later Cambell is killed in the same spot - from a rolling boulder turned loose by a ghost.

Gargoyle's Revenge (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Stone mason Joost creates fearful gargoyles for the decoration of the guild hall in the capitol of Bosnia. Evil spirits inhabit those gargoyles, they kill when being attacked. Joost is ordered to destroy them and dies in the process when the guild hall collapses.
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True Tales of the Supernatural #12 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"In each man's mind there lies a fear of the supernatural..."
A businessman is blackmailed, kills his opponent and puts the blame on an innocent man. He cannot enjoy his scheme and goes insane.

The Mad Beast of Monaco (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Cameron
Inks:
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Count Almo loses everything at the casino of Monaco. Clutching at straws, he learns about an evil "secret of the numbers". He wins again, but turns into a werewolf-like beast every other hour. When he tries to kill his former fiancee, he is hunted down and dies at the roulette wheel.
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Indexer Notes

We (Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. and myself) believe that Cameron started his work for Ace in a team with Mastroserio. He goes solo later on.

Brew of Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A madman plans to torture a young couple to death with sulphuric acid, but is overwhelmed at the last moment.
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Tribe of the Terrible Trees (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Somewhere in the jungle lives a tribe of tree-people. Men turned into living wood by some mysterious "voodoo goo". A hunter and a girl go looking for the girl's father who became one of the tree men. They get kidnapped by the terrible trees, but are saved by the father who sets himself aflame and burns his fellow trees.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Vampire's Weird Duel
  3. 2. True Tales of the Supernatural #11
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  4. 3. Gargoyle's Revenge
  5. 4. True Tales of the Supernatural #12
    True Tales of the Supernatural
  6. 5. The Mad Beast of Monaco
  7. 6. Brew of Death
  8. 7. Tribe of the Terrible Trees
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Keith Smith
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Keith Smith