(April 1952)

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:
A. A. Wyn (managing editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Lou Cameron
Inks:
Lou Cameron
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Haunts of Devil's Lake (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6.66 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In the Canadian wilds, Peter Jordan encounters an indian princess and her underground zombie tribe. By killing the evil princess, Jordan can destroy their cult and escape their strange realm under the Devil's lake.

Indexer Notes

Bottom of last page has statement of ownership showing A. A. Wyn as publisher and managing editor.

True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #15 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"Somewhere in the forests of Austria, there is a hunting lodge where a terrible tragedy took place..."
An American tourist seeks shelter in the haunted lodge and witnesses the ghostly reenactment of a crime.

Fury of the Macabre Mannequins (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Convict Duval escapes a penal colony by taking on another man's identity and transferring his fingers to him (so the fingerprints will match). Living his new life in Paris, Duval learns that his adopted identity was a murderer who coated dead women with wax and sold them as storefront dummies. He continues this line of work (the fingers do it by themself), but gets punished by the ghosts of the dummies. Duval ends as his own wax puppet.

Indexer Notes

Hidden signature ("Cameron - Rocke") on wall in splash page.

True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #16 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"One of the greatest puppet makers of Europe was a frenchman named Andre Ulmer..."
When the puppet of a killer commits a murder, Ulmer is held responsible and thrown into an insane asylum.

Genie of the Jewel (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Walter Prado finds a ruby containing a djinn. After fulfilling his wishes for money, power and health the genie goes for Prado's soul. Prado ends broken, mad and his soul forfeited.

The Avenging Gravedigger (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Samuel the gravedigger discovers a strange power. Whomever he digs a grave for, will die in an accident. Thus Samuel disposes of his enemies and the lover of his daughter. When she threatens to leave the house forever, Samuel starts digging a grave for her - but is himself interred by the people he "murdered".

Wraith of the Battle Vest (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
American tourist gets involved in a Scottish clan feud. Assisted by the ghost of his great-grandfather he can avenge foul deeds of history and overcome the evil landowner Blackford.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Haunts of Devil's Lake
  3. 2. True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #15
    True Tales of Unexplained Mystery
  4. 3. Fury of the Macabre Mannequins
  5. 4. True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #16
    True Tales of Unexplained Mystery
  6. 5. Genie of the Jewel
  7. 6. The Avenging Gravedigger
  8. 7. Wraith of the Battle Vest
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  • Tillmann Courth
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