(December 1952)

Ace Magazines, 1951 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
A. A. Wyn, Inc.
Brand:
Ace
Editing:
Aaron A. Wyn (Publisher); M. J. Phillips (editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[Dead Ringer] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

Dead Ringer (Table of Contents)

Fate / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mario Rizzi ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Death and Fate take control on a France-bound airplane. They crash the plane, leaving a sole survivor. Hubert Newton takes on the identity of rich French heir Victor de Murrain and moves into his family castle. Fate doesn't approve of the personality switch and confronts Hubert with the ghosts of the Murrain family.

The Mystery Of The Tarot (Table of Contents)

Fate / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A husband kills his wife, who loves her tarot cards. The murderer is hunted down by Fate and the personifications of the tarot cards.

Ring Of Evil (Table of Contents)

Fate / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as "Ace" Baker] (see notes)
Inks:
? [as "Ace" Baker] (see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Nada Chenier steals an ancient mummy's ring commanding a genie. Fate warns her that she will not find happiness, but damnation. Nada wishes herself beautiful things, but they are tainted and crawling with spiders and scarabs. She drowns herself in the river Seine.

Indexer Notes

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

A Hand Of Fate Mystery #15 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"Many strange tales of voodoo magic have come from the island of Haiti..."
American tourists witness a voodoo ritual. One of them gets turned into a zombie.

A Hand Of Fate Mystery #16 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
"The burning sands of the Sahara desert have taken many lives in its long history..."
Two French archeologists split up to search for water. The first one dies, but his ghost leads the other to a waterhole.

Bride Of The Devil! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Satan searches for a bride and finds one in the fair land of Transylvania.

The Doom of the Lucky Devil (Table of Contents)

Fate / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Molno
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Gangster "Lucky" Daniels is requested by Fate to change his ways. He denies and is led into a trap of greed. Finding gold in a mining ghost town he also encounters the miners' ghosts. Daniels falls into a pit and has to perish there.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Dead Ringer]
  2. 1. Dead Ringer
    Fate
  3. 2. The Mystery Of The Tarot
    Fate
  4. 3. Ring Of Evil
    Fate
  5. 4. A Hand Of Fate Mystery #15
    A Hand Of Fate Mystery
  6. 5. A Hand Of Fate Mystery #16
    A Hand Of Fate Mystery
  7. 6. Bride Of The Devil!
  8. 7. The Doom of the Lucky Devil
    Fate
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Tillmann Courth
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Peter Croome
  • Keith Smith
  • Donald Dale Milne