(June 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:
Fred Gardener (uncredited)
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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Rice ?
Inks:
Ken Rice ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Roots of the Evil Tree (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Fate
Synopsis:
Crazed artist Kurt Coleman shapes an "execution tree" into human form. It comes alive during a thunderstorm and follows him around like a pet. Kurt finds out that he cannot flee the walking tree and destroys its roots which have been living on in the ground. As Kurt swings the axe he is killed by lightning.

A Hand of Fate Mystery #7 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
"For several generations, one of the most famous of trapeze artists was the Rizzoni family..."
The last two of the Rizzonis die performing their act, first Flora, then Angelo (seeing Flora's ghost on the trapeze).

The Final Curtain (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Fate
Synopsis:
Actor Morissey kills his colleagues to get the leading part in "Hamlet", though he has been warned several times by Fate personally to refrain from these acts of murder. When he gets his role, he is stabbed on stage.

Indexer Notes

A signing in the third story (see there) indicates that Mastroserio was the main inker for this issue.

A Hand of Fate Mystery #8 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
"It was in the year 1926 that this strange incident occurred. Robert Sistare, an American authority on Chinese history and culture, was touring China..."
There he finds a sealed chamber, in which a man has been sitting for a hundred years. Being discovered, the strange monk can die.

The Man Who Bought a Genie (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Molno (signed)
Inks:
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Antiques dealer Ridley buys a chest containing the genie of Kuo. Ridley wants to marry Annabelle for her money, the genie helps him achieving this goal. But Annabelle dies and Ridley is accused of murder. The evil genie returns to his chest.

Indexer Notes

Hidden signature on symbols on the chest in the second panel:
"Molno" and "Rocke".

Heiress of the Rue de Sangre (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Marlene, a French noblewoman turned artist, fights off Monsieur de Sangre in the Paris sewers. Sangre wants to kill her, cause he used to be the revolution's executioner and loves his work. To her aid comes writer Norman Carver, who is just accidentally looking for background material in those scenic sewers. He destroys the evil ogre by setting him on fire and carries the girl to the altar.

The Brew of Frightful Faces (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Turner
Pencils:
Jim McLaughlin
Inks:
Mario Rizzi ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
In a cave in Central America, Van Jacobi discovers a potion which distorts a person's features. As Jacobi is a film studio's make-up man and jealous of the leading man, he applies the brew to his face. Jacobi has to flee, falls eventually into the potion, gets distorted, gets mad and gets shot dead.

Indexer Notes

Robert Turner lists "The Frightful Faces" as one of the stories he wrote from late 1950 - 1952, in his book "Some of My Best Friends Are Writers..." (1970).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Roots of the Evil Tree
  3. 2. A Hand of Fate Mystery #7
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  4. 3. The Final Curtain
  5. 4. A Hand of Fate Mystery #8
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  6. 5. The Man Who Bought a Genie
  7. 6. Heiress of the Rue de Sangre
  8. 7. The Brew of Frightful Faces
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Smith
  • Donald Dale Milne