(June 1952)

Ace Magazines, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
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:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense

Weird Bells of Wozzeck (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
American historian Jay Stafford goes to Vienna to unearth the history of the Wozzeck family. Accidentally he unearths Countess Maria as well, a female vampire going on a rampage. Stafford can correct his mistake and disposes again of the vampire. The bells are ringing in affirmation.

True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #19 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"We have all heard of pet animals that have pined away and died shortly after their human masters have died. But here is the strange story of an inanimate object..."
An old seafaring captain is angry because his son didn't bury his favorite clock with him. The clock appoints the son's hour of death. He doesn't believe it, but so it comes to be.

The Macabre Choice Between Two Doors (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Vincent, a gambler, poisons his rich uncle to get his money. The uncle's soul is reincarnated in his black cat, Shadow. The cat chases Vincent into water, into a car accident and finally into a trap door spiked with blades.

Indexer Notes

Could also be one of the last collaborations of Cameron (pencils) and Mastroserio (inks).

True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #20 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"In 1897, a British archeologist by the name of Luther Powell was making a scientific search in the jungles of Burma..."
Finding the idol statue of Ranga, Powell brings her to London. The idol comes alive, killing Powell and returning to Burma.

Prophecy of the Frightful Image (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Felicia is a "golddigger" roaming the casinos of Monte Carlo and looking for rich men. At a carnival a "mirror of destiny" shows her true face - ugly and distorted by greed. Destroying the mirror seals her fate: Felicia turns into an old crone.

Indexer Notes

Could as well be Bill Walton on pencils.

The Accursed Castle (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Baron Trascu kills a gypsy woman and is cursed for the next generations. In moments of great happiness, tragedy will strike - and so it does. Descendant Frank Trascu can end the curse by blowing up the family castle.

The High Priestess' Spell of Doom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chic Stone
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A railroad exploration team in Iraq runs into a tribe of jackal-people. Their treacherous high priestess takes human form and lures the men into her temple. Engineer Carson keeps a clear head and blows the lot to kingdom come.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Weird Bells of Wozzeck
  3. 2. True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #19
    True Tales of Unexplained Mystery
  4. 3. The Macabre Choice Between Two Doors
  5. 4. True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #20
    True Tales of Unexplained Mystery
  6. 5. Prophecy of the Frightful Image
  7. 6. The Accursed Castle
  8. 7. The High Priestess' Spell of Doom
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Keith Smith