(February 1952)

Ace Magazines, 1951 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Humor Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Ace
Format:
Standard Silver Age U.S.; Full Color; Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior; Saddle-Stitched; was On-Going Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

It Is Written: I Die Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Fate
Synopsis:
Paul Hulick is a gambler who cheats on his girl. He meets Fate (the hooded figure) and learns that he must die tomorrow (by drowning) unless he changes his behaviour. He does so but refuses to hand Fate back his book so that he can change the death-entry. On the run he falls into an open manhole and drowns in the sewer.
Reprints:

A Hand Of Fate Mystery #3 (Table of Contents)

A Hand Of Fate Mystery / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"One afternoon, in the year 1903, professor Gerald Osgood and his young assistant Curtis Waite discovered the long buried tomb of pharoah [sic!] Rah-Tep..."
The tomb is protected by the depiction of a half man- half beast. It comes alive and kills the professor.

Secret of the Witch's Urn (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Robbie Donegal saves a witch out of a pool of quicksand and gains magic items: a horn to summon the witch and do his bidding and an urn to hold the ashes of his enemies. The condition: no one else must touch these items. After living reckless for some time, Donegal marries and his wife touches the urn. The witch demands a sacrifice and hunts him down to a bog of quicksand, where he dies.

A Hand Of Fate Mystery #4 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
"The arabs of Tunisia are great lovers of thoroughbred horses, trained for racing..."
When famous racing horse Hadid dies, it runs a last race as a ghost horse.

Strange Rendezvous at 17 Rue Noir (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Rice ?
Inks:
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Fate
Synopsis:
Chess champion Nicola is a vain and arrogant man. He is challenged by a mysterious opponent to a game of life and death involving human chess figures killing each other as the game unravels. The opponent is the late chess champion Kovacs, who returns from the dead to teach Nicola a lesson. Fate steps in, sends Kovacs back to the afterlife and claims Nicola's life himself - for his vanity (and because he has "seen what no mortal can live to repeat").

The Tartar Curse (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
occult
Synopsis:
A musician believes to own a magical dagger, laden with a tartar curse. He almost kills the woman he loves, but learns that he only fell prey to blood poisoning.

Vengeance from a Restless Grave (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Amos Langford is mocked by the whole town for his ugly appearance. He dies in an accident, is revived in a lightning-rich thunderstorm and comes back - with a vengeance. He wants to open the dam and flood the town, when his coat is caught in the machinery and is he hurled into the waters.
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. It Is Written: I Die Tomorrow!
  3. 2. A Hand Of Fate Mystery #3
    A Hand Of Fate Mystery
  4. 3. Secret of the Witch's Urn
  5. 4. A Hand Of Fate Mystery #4
  6. 5. Strange Rendezvous at 17 Rue Noir
  7. 6. The Tartar Curse
  8. 7. Vengeance from a Restless Grave
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Smith
  • Donald Dale Milne