(May 1955)

Ace Magazines, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
A. A. Wyn, Inc.
Brand:
Ace
Editing:
M. J. Phillips
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:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Haunted Three (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rudy Palais (signed originally)
Inks:
Rudy Palais (signed originally)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult; crime
Characters:
Retribution (host)
Synopsis:
Three murderers on the run meet their poetic justice.
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Indexer Notes

Reworked and censored (gun and body removed, flames from second body removed).

Curse of the Mummy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rudy Palais (signed originally)
Inks:
Rudy Palais (signed originally)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Retribution (host)
Synopsis:
Three explorers experience a mummy's curse, with fatal consequences.
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Indexer Notes

Reworked and censored to meet approval of the Comics Code Authority.

The Scarlet Curse (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A witch takes over the body of another woman, but can be shot by the police.
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The Sabre of Gregory Tamoric (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
In a trial of courage, Gregory Tamoric is supposed to stick a sabre into a grave at midnight on the local cemetery. He accidentally pierces his long cloak with the weapon, trips, falls down and dies of shock - thinking a skeleton has grabbed his foot.
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Indexer Notes

Bottom of second page has statement of ownership identifying A. A. Wyn as publisher and business manager and M. J. Phillips as editor.

Boomerang Bullet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Retribution (host)
Synopsis:
Dennis Hilton murders for money, but his conscience haunts him. He kills himself when confronted with the police.

Indexer Notes

Story begins with sentence:
"Dennis Hilton had a theory about a man's conscience".
Looks like old reprint from FOUR FAVORITES # 25 or #27.
Can’t tell which one, both of those issues are missing on DCM.
Reworked and censored to meet approval of the Comics Code Authority.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Haunted Three
  3. 2. Curse of the Mummy
  4. 3. The Scarlet Curse
  5. 4. The Sabre of Gregory Tamoric
  6. 5. Boomerang Bullet
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Keith Smith