(April 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
Editing:
A. A. Wyn (Managing Editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Some information for this index from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker, August 2010. Editor credit from Statement of Ownership.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

One Awful Night with a Fiend (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Movie starlet Jane is made an offer she can't refuse: If she digs up foreign film director Count Marko from his grave and resurrects him, she will make her way to stardom yet. When Jane finds out that she will be starring in a "snuff movie" she has second thoughts. Jane escapes the fiend by setting the place on fire - and is recued by a handsome young movie producer looking for talent.

A Hand of Fate Mystery #5 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
"In an art gallery in London, one may see three paintings by Reginald Coleman..."
His first painting was a boat - which then exploded. His second a skyscraper - which then collapsed. His third a selfportrait - then he got struck dead by lightning.

Beware of Siva's Flaming Wrath (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
An Englishman and his daughter in India interfere with local religion and superstition. They are cursed by a cult of Shiva worshippers. The curse comes true: Shiva persues them and the daughter and her bridegroom perish horribly in flames.
Reprints:

A Hand of Fate Mystery #6 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
"The tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte is to be found at Les Invalides in Paris..."
A nightguard there encounters the ghost of Bonaparte mounting his white horse.

Bride of the Golden Skull (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Fate
Synopsis:
Clive Douglas steals a golden skull from a mountain temple in Tibet. Visions of the talking skull, commanding him to take him back, haunt his nights. A mysterious oriental woman can persuade Douglas to hand her the artefact. She reveals herself as the age-old Bride of the skull. Douglas goes insane.

The Hand (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Jules comes into possession of a black mahagony box containing a severed hand. The hand fulfills his every wish. But he shouldn't have said: "I wish I had never set eyes on you"...

Indexer Notes

Variation of the horror classic "The Monkey's Paw" by William Wymark Jacobs (published in 1902).

Lure of the Zombie Diamonds (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Gambler Willie learns of a South Seas tresure hidden in a valley only the dead can enter. He manages to get in, but comes out barely alive, broken and insane.

Indexer Notes

Not sure about the Cameron credit.
If so, it is very strangely inked, and not by Cameron (maybe Mario Rizzi?).

Statement of the Ownership, Management, and Circulation (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. One Awful Night with a Fiend
  3. 2. A Hand of Fate Mystery #5
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  4. 3. Beware of Siva's Flaming Wrath
  5. 4. A Hand of Fate Mystery #6
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  6. 5. Bride of the Golden Skull
  7. 6. The Hand
  8. 7. Lure of the Zombie Diamonds
  9. 8. Statement of the Ownership, Management, and Circulation
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