(February 1953)

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:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Most information for this issue from Darci, November 2008.


["I warned you...there are no shortcuts in life...now you must pay for your folly!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Giusto
Inks:
Frank Giusto
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

source: Giusto's interview in Matt Baker: the Art of Glamour (2012) Jim Amash and Eric Nolen-Weathington, editors.

Draw Instantly (Table of Contents)

Master Art Helper / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Master Art Helper self-teaching method on inside front cover.

Specters Stalk the Bloody Tower (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Fate (host)
Synopsis:
England, 1940, height of the "blitz". A german collaborator is brought to justice and hanged by the ghosts of the London Tower.

A Hand of Fate Mystery #17 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"In 1907, Peter Bauer, a resident of a small bavarian village..."
A puppet maker assembles a devil puppet supposed to be cursed. The puppet comes alive and strangles the man.

The Clock of Doom Strikes Loud! (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:
A "selfish man" dies and meets Fate, leading him to the afterlife. The man tries to cheat his demise by entering three doors back into life, labeled "Money", "Power" and "Love". Three times his new attempts at life fail miserably. In the end he has to accept his fate.

A Hand Of Fate Mystery #18 (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
"The strange tale of death and mystery shrouds the small fishing village on the coast of Mexico"...
Two fishermen murder their companion out at sea. A strange glow emanates from the water. The ghost of the murdered man drags one of the others into the deep.

The Black Curse of Rhan Giva (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:
After the death of Mr. Wingate, his indian servant tries to get control over his lovely daughter. He traps her in a magic doll house. Doctor Lithencourt, a friend of the family, can overwhelm the evildoer.

The Sapphire of Destiny (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

Havoc on the Midway (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A circus stage hand makes pact with the devil. He gets the magician's act, the strongman's girl and inherits the whole operation. But is he satisfied and lucky?! The devil collects his due when the man throttles his wife to death.

Lt. Henry A. Comiskey, USMC Medal of Honor (Table of Contents)

U.S. Defense Bonds / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
First Lieutenant Henry A. Commiskey
Synopsis:
Discusses the heroics of Lt. Commiskey.

Indexer Notes

Ad for U.S. Defense bonds, on inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Spot Reducer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

On back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["I warned you...there are no shortcuts in life...now you must pay for your folly!"]
  2. 1. Draw Instantly
    Master Art Helper
  3. 2. Specters Stalk the Bloody Tower
  4. 3. A Hand of Fate Mystery #17
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  5. 4. The Clock of Doom Strikes Loud!
    Fate
  6. 5. A Hand Of Fate Mystery #18
    A Hand of Fate Mystery
  7. 6. The Black Curse of Rhan Giva
  8. 7. The Sapphire of Destiny
  9. 8. Havoc on the Midway
  10. 9. Lt. Henry A. Comiskey, USMC Medal of Honor
    U.S. Defense Bonds
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Spot Reducer
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