(September 1953)

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

["Boil, boil, cauldron of evil!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
occult; horror-suspense

Out of the Black Night (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A vampire scare hangs over a little town. When a new boy at school confesses that his daddy is a vampire, the elderly school teacher Miss Albright investigates. Meeting the boy's father she discovers that he really is a vampire. But not the one she has been looking for...
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True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #39 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
"In the museum of a central european country, there is a statue of two men which causes comment..."
A sculptor, working on the faces of two struggling men, is killed by his brother. When the sculpture is revealed, the statues mysteriously show the faces of murderer and victim.

What Was It? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Brilliant scientist Latham constructs a telescope-like thought machine which pulls alien intelligence down to earth. Having just killed his wife in a domestic quarrel, the alien intruder takes over Flora's body. Alien Flora urges Latham to adjust the machine's beam so that millions of invaders can come down to earth. In a last effort, the scientist blows up his laboratory, thus saving the day.
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True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #40 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"The vampire of Belden Castle, in the Black Mountains of Hungary, is an oft-discussed item..."
Tourists are attacked in their sleep by a vampire lady. One escapes, "but not before he snapped a picture of the scene". When rescue teams arrive to investigate about the photograph, they find only cobwebs.

The Phantom Puppet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lin Streeter
Inks:
Lin Streeter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Puppet master Lucas creates a wooden doll of Jack The Ripper. To his astonishment the doll comes alive and goes on a murder spree. When no one believes him, Lucas (stabbed by his devilish doll) sets the house on fire. Puppet and master perish in the flames.
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The Devil's Offer (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In a New York bar, a man meets a stranger promising him fulfillment of his darkest wishes. He concedes and experiences in wild visions the murder of his fiancee by his own hands, a hit-and-run cardrive and the the tortures of hell. As the man comes to his senses again, nothing seems to have happened. Opening a newspaper, he learns that all those things really happened. Is he now due for the tortures of hell?

Indexer Notes

An almost psychedelic piece, remarkable.

Crimson Hands Against Him (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A magician loses his hands and gets new ones transplanted, which belong to a murderer executed 200 years before. While the magician starts strangling people, the ghost of the killer returns to reclaim his hands.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Boil, boil, cauldron of evil!"]
  2. 1. Out of the Black Night
  3. 2. True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #39
    True Tales of Unexplained Mystery
  4. 3. What Was It?
  5. 4. True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #40
    True Tales of Unexplained Mystery
  6. 5. The Phantom Puppet
  7. 6. The Devil's Offer
  8. 7. Crimson Hands Against Him
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Tillmann Courth
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Keith Smith