(July 1954)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

The Man Who Died Tomorrow (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Rice
Inks:
Ken Rice
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Synopsis:
The sorcerer Dallon travels through time back from the 21st century to the year 1954. He wants to kidnap the young woman Gloria, because women are sparse in the future. Gloria's boyfriend Hal objects and defeats Dallon in a fistfight.
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True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #49 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
"A tale of supernatural wonder that comes down through the ages tells of two Egyptian lovers in the year 1543 B.C. ..."
A princess loves a slave, which cannot be. The slave gets entombed but survives the ages in a state of supended animation. He finds his princess - as a mummy in the British Museum.

Lair of the Silken Doom (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:
Silk merchant Stanley Raffel starts a business partnership with the mysterious and beautiful Lycia who provides him with the finest silk to be found. Little does Raffel realize that Lycia is a gigantic spider processing her victims' bodies into silk threads. But he will find out.
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True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #50 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"Young Henry Ranse, because of his gambling and carousing, was in dire need of money..."
So he locks up his rich uncle, tortures him out of his mind and gets custody over his money. Visiting his uncle in the insane asylum, Ranse gets strangled by his uncle's hands - though they never leave the strait-jacket.

Mine Own Executioner (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim McLaughlin ?
Inks:
Sy Grudko ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
London 1751: "Sniveling lawyer" John Drummond strikes a deal with Baalzaar, Satan's first lieutenant. Drummond enters into a career as the highest judge at Old Bailey, if he sends as many souls as possible to the gallows. Having become an evil man, he is Baalzaar's biggest prize in the end.
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The Head of Krishna Sru (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Mr. Frobisher enters Mrs. Terry's house, with intent to drive her mad. One look at the severed head of Krishna Sru, the Indian god of madness, will do the trick. Mrs. Terry can stall him successfully until her husband comes home.

The Keeper of the Flames (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [“Ace” Baker] (see notes)
Inks:
? [“Ace” Baker] (see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man makes a pact with death, not the devil. The consequences are the same: wealth and power for a span of years. Then death claims him at the appointed time.
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Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. refers to this artist as “Ace” Baker, a Matt-Baker-imitator, who worked for Ace Magazines.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Man Who Died Tomorrow
  3. 2. True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #49
    True Tales of Unexplained Mystery
  4. 3. Lair of the Silken Doom
  5. 4. True Tales of Unexplained Mystery #50
    True Tales of Unexplained Mystery
  6. 5. Mine Own Executioner
  7. 6. The Head of Krishna Sru
  8. 7. The Keeper of the Flames
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Keith Smith
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Keith Smith