(April 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:
N. J. Phillips
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Beck
Inks:
Dick Beck
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset (Leroy lettering)

The Sorcerer's Spectacles (Table of Contents)

Fate / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Vernon Hutchins, a bad man and gambler, comes upon a magic pair of glasses. If he looks through the sorcerer's spectacles, devils appear and kill everyone he is looking at. Fate steps in and makes Hutchins glance at his own reflection in the mirror.

A Hand Of Fate Mystery #19 (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:
"A true story that became legendary in the mining towns of Wales in Scotland, occurred at the turn of this century..."
Coal miner Sweeney gets buried in a cave-in, but his ghost helps his comrades to dig themselves out.

Beware the Snake Queen! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In the Haitian jungle two explorers confront the snake queen. The Meduse-like creature's stare can turn men into snakes.

Indexer Notes

Last row of page contains "Statement of the Ownership":
Owners: A.A. Wyn and Rose Wyn
Publisher: A.A. Wyn
Editor: N.J. Phillips

A Hand Of Fate Mystery #20 (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:
"In a small town in France, there is told a true tale of a strange and awesome occurrence. In 1923, Peter Rouan, a tombstone carver, had amassed a small fortune..."
Rouan gets stabbed to death by robbers looking for his money. They only find tombstones - with their names engraved upon them.

Orchids from the Dead (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Lonny Quinn works as gravedigger in a penal colony off the coast of Mexico. He finds out that orchids blooming on the graves of the convicts inhabit their souls and eventually bloom into full grown new bodies. Quinn kills himself and is being shipped to freedom. As he grows a new body, Quinn learns that he will remain a zombie.

Indexer Notes

Looks like a rushed job by Ken Rice who returns to Ace horror books after five months' absence.

The Sabre of Gregory Tamoric (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In a trial of courage, Gregory Tamoric is supposed to stick a sabre into a grave at midnight on the local cemetery. He accidentally pierces his long cloak with the weapon, trips, falls down and dies of shock - thinking a skeleton has grabbed his foot.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is accompanied with two paintings by Lou Cameron (signed).

Mirror Macabre (Table of Contents)

Fate / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
After Victor Tein kills his rival in a mirror foundry, he is haunted by Fate and his victim's ghost appearing in mirrors. Victor can't shake Fate and dies in a car crash he stages to wipe out all traces of his crimes.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Sorcerer's Spectacles
    Fate
  3. 2. A Hand Of Fate Mystery #19
    A Hand Of Fate Mystery
  4. 3. Beware the Snake Queen!
  5. 4. A Hand Of Fate Mystery #20
    A Hand Of Fate Mystery
  6. 5. Orchids from the Dead
  7. 6. The Sabre of Gregory Tamoric
  8. 7. Mirror Macabre
    Fate
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Keith Smith
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